Monday, June 22, 2015

Drawp for Schools App


We love Drawp for Schools

In March, we got to attend the CUE Conference in Palm Springs.  We found the Drawp for Schools booth and have been hooked ever since.  Ana Albir the creator of Drawp for Schools was at the conference and we got to meet her.  Ana took the time to walk us through the app and what it all has to offer.  We also got to meet Greg Currie who has helped us week after week with any questions or concerns we may have.  
We knew we had to try it out.  
Ana is AMAZING!  She said all she needed was our class lists and she would have the student accounts created and we would be ready to start our 30 day free trial.  Ana had the accounts created within hours and has continued to be available whenever we need some help.  

Drawp for Schools has allowed us to build collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking.  We think it's easy to find learning games but we want to find iPad apps that help students build creativity and produce work.  Drawp has significantly decreased the amount of worksheets we use in our classrooms.  We can very quickly take a picture of any worksheet we may have and insert the picture as an assignment.  

Drawp for Schools connects with Google Drive and Dropbox making things easily accessible.  Teachers can share work and assignments with students, teachers and parents.  The students themselves can easily send their completed work to teacher and parent within seconds.  

Below is a an image of all the key features used within Drawp.
We can talk about Drawp for School for days.  We look forward to using it this coming year with our kindergarteners and 1st graders.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment or email us at twoterrifictechteachers@gmail.com
Twitter: @DrawpEdu
Website: www.drawpforschools.com

Friday, June 19, 2015

Augmented Reality in the classroom



Hello all!
I am so excited to be writing my first post! ever! on a blog! My older sister (who is a HUGE blogger) would be so proud of me. =)  I have incorporated many different technology resources in my classroom (too many for my own good). Some resources worked for me, some didn't. One of my favorite AR (augmented reality) apps to use is ZooKazam. I have used it obsessively for writing with my first grade students. I am currently using it to enhance my Language Arts lessons this summer. (because we all know Language Arts can always use a little hand) =P 
So lets talk Zookazam! Zookazam is an AR app that uses the most advanced algorithms to provide users with incredibly real content so in other words, it brings images to LIFE right before you eyes! ZooKazam offers a variety of different animals and makes them come to life. So here's how to use it:
  1. Download the Zookazam app from the app store or google play 
  2. Go to http://www.zookazam.com/targets.html and print out a target page
  3. You can create an account or choose to SKIP for now, (I always choose SKIP because well..frankly...ain't nobody got time for dat!) lol but I will when I get to it =)
  4. So Zookazam offers "Mammal" for free, other categories such as fish, dinosaurs, invertebrates, etc are .99 each. Select Mammals icon for now
  5. Choose a mammal
  6. Point to the Zookazam target
  7. That's it!!! your image will come to life!
Follow ZooKazam to learn more:

In addition, this app will also provide information on whatever animal you choose and read the info to students. You can also change the weather and other factors for your animal. It's awesome! Check it out! I'd love to know what you think? How will you use it in your classroom? Or with your own children! nephews! cousins! anyone really! lol  My students really love this app. They are more engaged and attentive than ever! During writing!! thats crazy!! 

                                                     

instragram: @zookazam
Twitter: @zookazam
Website: zookazam.com
  




Sunday, June 7, 2015

Teachers New to Blogging



We are excited to announce that we have a blog.  

We worked with Gabby from Gabby's Classroom and she did an amazing job creating a wonderful design for us.  We are having so much fun integrating technology into our teaching.  We are very excited to start sharing our experiences.