Congratulations to Ciara, Lily, Jenny, Emma, Brianna, Olga, Rachel, Jillian, Giuliana, Kelly, Julia, Sophia, Cindy, Marion, and Kylie! Their movie, The Internet Was Created for Good was selected as a winner in the Digital ID 21st Century Citizenship PSA Challenge. View the other winners from K-12 on their site here. Watch the full version of their movie below.
I woke up this morning to a wonderful message in my email inbox:
"YOUR DONOR'S CHOOSE PROJECT WAS FULLY FUNDED!"
Thank you to the 17 donors who made this possible! These two additional iPads put our total art room iPad count at 22! This means when the iPads arrive we will able to do all class iPad projects with K-3rd grades!
(We are two short for our 4th and 5th graders).
This past week I tried to do a one day iPad project with a group of 4th graders without enough iPads. Some students were able to work independently but 8 of them had to double up. Who ever "went first" was able to complete their project while the one who graciously agreed to go second, didn't have enough time to finish. It was horrible to see 4 disappointed students leave the room when class was over simply because we were short on resources. The iPad is extremely fun to create on and to be excluded from the fun all around you is heartbreaking as well as a lost learning experience. I called those 4 students back into art class the following day during recess to give them a chance to have their turn to create. All of them happily traded recess for making art on iPads. I could tell they were relieved that I saw their plight. I DO see the plight and I am extremely motivated to do what I can to solve this problem. We need a 1:1 iPad to student ratio in the art room. That's the most logical solution for meaningful technology integration. It sounded like a HUGE mountain to climb, but with the talent of my students, the support of the Dryden community, and the MANY MANY supporters we have found online, our goal is within reach! View, click, and mouse over the interactive THINGLINK graphic below to learn about every iPad we won through contests, grants, and fundraising.
I wanted to take a little time to reflect on our winning year that YOU helped to create in so many ways from voting, to donating, to purchasing items on Artsonia. I listed the most notable events that have increased our resources and gave new experiences to our students throughout the year and for years to come. Thank you for all your support!
ABC/25 Grant and Edbacker Campaign for a Lego Wall.
We now have the supplies to do collaborative art projects made from legos. There will be a display area in the hallway where we can enjoy this reusable art and math installation.
Our first challenge was to create rotational symmetry. Learn more here. See the gallery of tiles here.
Internet Safety Video Contest. Students won the second place prize for their super cute and useful video, The Internet was Created for Good. The $1000 went towards an iPad for the art room, a class set of styluses for teachers to check out for their classes, and $200 to spend on apps for our Dryden School iPads. See their video here.
STEMie Award Prize, $5000. In October we were awarded the second place prize for our Rotoscope on iPads Animation Project. This went towards 8 iPads for the art room and the cost of apps. This prize help form the goal of having 2:1 iPad access for students in the art room.
Congratulations to our 15 Fifth Grade Fugleflick Filmmakers:
Kelly, Jillian, Sophia, Julia, Ciara, Cindy, Giuliana, Marion, Lily, Rachel, Kylie, Emma, Olga, Brianna, and Jenny
View our movie on the contest site or here on vimeo or embedded below.
Read the press release.
See our post about making this movie with photos and trivia here.
We need your help to become finalists in this online internet safety contest. Our entry THE INTERNET WAS CREATED FOR GOOD needs you to View, Rate, and Comment! The contest site will choose 10 "school" entries and 10 "individual" entries as finalists. Then, the judges will score and choose the winner of the $10,000 first place prize! If I understand correctly, there will be not be a voting phase. So, this is your chance to help our Dryden School Entry by creating a login to view, rate, and comment! Schools with the most views, highest ratings, and comments will be selected as finalists. To be announced in early May. Please share this!
One of the scenes is a tribute to a famous artist for his optical illusions. Name the artist.
View the actresses "Behind the Scenes" below.
View our Entry for the What's Your Story
Internet Safety Contest
(Won the 2nd Place Prize)
View this musical tribute to the hard working teachers at Dryden and the students they love to teach.
Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT 07
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