We just started a 1:1 Acer program in our classroom!
What a terrific tool!
We charge the laptops nightly. Soon we will be taking them home!
Mrs. Yollis tied the charger cords into groups of four or six, based on the power strip. The Acers can be charged in an organized way. Otherwise, the cords end up like a bowl of spaghetti!
Some students are leaders and are on the Tech Team.
They are in "charge" of plugging in the Acers and passing them out each morning before school.
When students are not using their Acers, they are stacked in the middle of the table.
Our team of teachers has a Google Shared folder. We drop lessons and ideas into this shared folder. The lessons are then easily added to our Google Classroom.
We have used Google Docs to learn about grammar skills while also learning about formatting. We can highlight and change the fonts. We even learned how to change the text to bold or italics!
Here is an example of a grammar lesson using tables:
Here is an example a Google Spreadsheet. We will be using it to gather character trait information while reading Stone Fox.
A fun activity was done collaboratively! We signed into ONE Google Doc in pairs and wrote a Terse Verse for Twitter. It was fun to summarize a variety of folk tales using a word count of 140 or less. We learned how to highlight, check the word count, and see how multiple users can be on one document.
Here is a photo of our collaborative document!
Here is a link to our Twitter Time Terse Verses!
We use our Acers to log into Newsela, Go Math, and Google Classroom.
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We have taught them about the keyboard, the screen, the Internet, the curser, the trackpad, and navigating using a mouse.
This week, our buddies tried to get a conversation going on the blog. Their comment had a greeting, a statement or two, and ended with a question. So much fun!
First the students wrote their comments out on paper. Once the thoughts were in order, the bloggers took turns typing and publishing the comments.
When we were done blogging, we enjoyed playing Kodable on the Acers with our little buddies.
One way we share our learning is through posting shortcut or tips on index cards. We grouped the tips by category.
Here are some tips for highlighting, copying, bolding, and cutting.
Here are some general tips!
What is your favorite Acer activity?
What are some activities you would like to do?