It only seemed appropriate to share a little activity that our first graders are currently working on... of course, related to valentine's day!
There's a lot of talk regarding the SAMR model and authentic technology use. Here at DJ, we really pride ourselves on meaningful integration and not just replacing paper-pencil tasks with technology based ones.
At first thought, creating a digital valentine's Day card (to then be printed out and sent home) seems like substitution. However, there are so many embedded tech skills that this lesson turned out to be one of the best. Here's how it looked:
Check out how AWESOME they turned out! What could have been a just "fun" activity for the sake of using technology turned into a powerful collection of skills that our First Graders got to practice! YAY!