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Wednesday, March 07, 2012 11:35:24 AM
joannabeard
Joined on 17 January, 2011
5 Posts
March

Post an answer to the questions below and reply to two other posts.

Teachers grades 2-5, EAGLE question:  What benefits have you seen to using EAGLE?  How do you think we can improve the way we use it to benefit our students?

Teachers grades K-1:  Mimeo Question:  What have you done with your mimeo/hovercam that has enhanced student learning the most?  What are you planning to do in the future?
Thursday, March 08, 2012 12:38:26 PM
susansims
Joined on 17 January, 2011
13 Posts
Re: March

I believe the greatest benefit of EAGLE would have to be the LEAP like questions.  It helped going over the results with the class and them seeing what they got right or wrong. It also allows you to see the ones missed by the largest majority.   I really can't say how we could improve it.  Maybe when we take it, it needs to be a more controlled time stiuation.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 1:14:39 PM
annetteowens
Joined on 17 January, 2011
17 Posts
Re: Re: March (1)

I agree with you on the benefit of having the questions.  I think the class does get more out of it being able to review the questions and discuss.  You are right until we take the test it will be hard to tell if they benefited from it.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 2:39:32 PM
lalexander
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: Re: Re: March (1)

I thing that having the same types of questions and the iLEAP lets the students know what kinds of questions to expect.  I can also use this for teaching test taking skils.  We see that there are usually two answers that are definitely wrong, then we can zero in on the correct answer from the remaining two. 
Friday, April 13, 2012 12:24:09 PM
pthompson
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: Re: Re: Re: March (1)

They definitely need the experience of seeing what type of questions to expect on the iLEAP.  It's not all about basic comuptation.  It's higher order thinking skills and application. 
Friday, April 13, 2012 1:21:52 PM
cjohnson
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: March (1)

I agree that they need the experience of seeing LEAP type questions. 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 10:49:15 AM
smyers
Joined on 06 February, 2012
15 Posts
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: March (1) (1)

I agree that it is not just basic computation.  Students need to be exposed to high order thinking skills as much as possible and as early as possible.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11:09:37 AM
kaylacupples
Joined on 17 January, 2011
14 Posts
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: March (1) (1)

Higher order thinking does seems to allude so many of us doesn't it. (I put us instead of them so I wouldn't sound mean)
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 11:32:51 AM
heatherbest
Joined on 17 January, 2011
16 Posts
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: March (1) (1) (1)

I agree that our students need higher level math questions. This is a problem when they transition from second to third grade.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 5:38:57 PM
acdettenhaim
Joined on 17 January, 2011
16 Posts
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: March (1) (1) (1)

You are so right...we realize Saxon isn't enough and this is why we pull from Scott Foresman.  Sometimes I feel like all I do is teach math.  They must be exposed to this as early as possible.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 11:35:57 AM
heatherbest
Joined on 17 January, 2011
16 Posts
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: March (1) (1) (3)

I agree that our students need higher level math questions. This is a problem when they transition from second to third grade.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 11:35:58 AM
heatherbest
Joined on 17 January, 2011
16 Posts
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: March (1) (1) (4)

I agree that our students need higher level math questions. This is a problem when they transition from second to third grade.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 10:47:43 AM
smyers
Joined on 06 February, 2012
15 Posts
Re: Re: Re: Re: March (1) (1)

I like that you use Eagle to teach test taking skills.  That is an area that second grade is sometimes lacking in.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11:08:11 AM
kaylacupples
Joined on 17 January, 2011
14 Posts
Re: Re: Re: March (1) (1)

I agree with the review and discussion being helpful.  Anything that gives them practice in thinking through all possible answers choices and realizing that if they think about each one it is often easy to eliminate at two of the possibilities.  This of course increasing their chances of selecting the correct one.
Friday, April 13, 2012 12:13:42 PM
cwidmer
Joined on 17 January, 2011
16 Posts
Re: Re: March

I agree that it was good for the students to see which questions they got right and which ones they got wrong.  It was also good for me to see which questions most of them were missing because those were the ones I spent more time explaining.  (I sure hope it helped!)
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 11:35:19 AM
heatherbest
Joined on 17 January, 2011
16 Posts
Re: Re: March (2)

I agree students need exposure to ILEAP questions.
Friday, March 09, 2012 2:11:40 PM
rdensmore
Joined on 17 January, 2011
18 Posts
Re: March (1)

Since Mrs. Littlefield unblocked East Carroll  Parish Library and introduced me to Tumble Books, my class listens to and watches a story during their snack time. The books also have the AR information posted with them. The words highlight as the story is read.  They beg for more. The only problem is the volume. I'm going to try speakers. I have started my playlist for future reference. I really like them. I have also have used the reveal tool on the mimeo with our word family lists. They only see one word at a time and have done well on every list so far. 
Monday, March 12, 2012 9:29:18 AM
shanasimms
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: Re: March (1)

My class has enjoyed the tumble books also.   I like the way the words are highlighted as it is read.  Snack time has not been this quiet all year.  It allows me a minute to get ready for the next activity without constantly redirecting student behavior. 
Thursday, April 12, 2012 2:19:05 PM
kathyoneal
Joined on 17 January, 2011
21 Posts
Re: Re: Re: March (1)

I'm loving Tumblebooks too!
Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:48:49 PM
msullivan
Joined on 17 January, 2011
16 Posts
Re: Re: Re: March (1) (1)

My class enjoyed these as well. And it does help with keeping them engaged.
Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:48:58 PM
msullivan
Joined on 17 January, 2011
16 Posts
Re: Re: Re: March (1) (2)

My class enjoyed these as well. And it does help with keeping them engaged.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 1:10:50 PM
annetteowens
Joined on 17 January, 2011
17 Posts
Re: Re: March (1) (1)

After you told me about the East Carroll Library, I have used it often.  I like using it on rainy days when they can't go outside. They enjoy having it read to them then they can take the test.  They think this is cool.
Monday, April 16, 2012 1:00:42 PM
staceydeere
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: Re: March (1) (2)

I have never heard of that but it sounds great.  I would like to use that also.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:59:12 AM
tammygunter
Joined on 17 January, 2011
16 Posts
Re: Re: March (1) (3)

     Those sound great to start off the first grade year with.  I will delve into those soon!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 5:41:22 PM
acdettenhaim
Joined on 17 January, 2011
16 Posts
Re: Re: March (1) (4)

We used these last year to teach "voice" as a writing trait.  They listened to Diary of a Worm and absolutely loved it!
Monday, March 12, 2012 9:26:29 AM
shanasimms
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: March (2)

 We have discussed word families this week and I love being able to use the reveal tool.  I have found that my students are more focused on the one word I want to discuss instead of looking all over the paper.  After we see whose word house we are visiting that day, I pull down the curtain one word at a time to meet the members of this word family.  They love to watch as I "pull down the curtain" and show the next word.  The spotlight tool has also been helpful to focus their attention on just a few words at a time.  I plan to continue using these helpful tools and to incorporate the mimeo into more lessons so that students can use the new equipment. 
Thursday, April 12, 2012 2:20:05 PM
kathyoneal
Joined on 17 January, 2011
21 Posts
Re: Re: March (2)

The reveal and spotlight has been one of the most "eye catching" tools I've found to "peak" their attention too.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 2:33:22 PM
rdensmore
Joined on 17 January, 2011
18 Posts
Re: Re: March (2) (1)

I really like using the reveal tool also. It helps them focus on one word instead of a list,which can be overwhelming to some children. It also made checking them each morning very easy for me.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 1:08:16 PM
annetteowens
Joined on 17 January, 2011
17 Posts
Re: March (3)

The EAGLE material seems to be useful. It does let us see at a glance what the students as a
whole did on what questions. We then go over them, hoping they will do better on the skill next time it is presented.
Don't have a suggestion on how to improve the use EAGLE.


The mimeo is a wonderful piece of equipment. We use it to review iLEAP questions as a group, work math problems, review our weekly vocabulary and other skills.  In the future I need to become more acquainted with what it has to offer.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 2:43:05 PM
lalexander
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: Re: March (3)

When my 5th graders realized that there responses were recorded and they had to look at their responses as we reviewed, some of them actually seemed ashamed of hurrying or not reading carefully.  Next time they take the test early in the year, maybe they will take it seriously.  Of course, seeing the correct answers helps tremendously.  So often, after we take a test, that's the end of it except for the score.  I always wanted to know what I missed and what the correct answer was if mine was wrong.
Friday, April 13, 2012 12:11:52 PM
cwidmer
Joined on 17 January, 2011
16 Posts
Re: Re: Re: March (3)

My students also seemed a little ashamed.  It was obvious which questions they read completely and which ones they did not.  As I was having them compare the answers they gave to correct answers, some of them seemed to realize how ridiculous some of the answers were IF THEY HAD COMPLETELY READ THE QUESTION!
Friday, April 13, 2012 12:21:43 PM
pthompson
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: Re: Re: March (3) (1)

You are right.  I think sometimes they can't believe that they actually marked some of the answers that they had.  They get in a hurry and don't make the best effort.
Monday, April 16, 2012 11:08:03 AM
btrapp
Joined on 31 January, 2012
15 Posts
Re: Re: Re: March (3) (2)

It did make the student think.  How did I come up with that answer?  They also realized they where not reading the questions carefully.  Seeing the questions and the answer I feel helped my students.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 2:17:55 PM
kathyoneal
Joined on 17 January, 2011
21 Posts
Re: March (4)

To enhance learning, I have allowed my students to use it to read 1st grade books to the class, share All About Me items, read their journal entries and illustrations, etc. 
In the future, I plan to present how I use my class's storywand with the hovercam and microphone system at the International Reading Association Conference. Most importantly I want to learn more about how to incorporate it into my entire day.
Monday, April 16, 2012 1:34:14 PM
shanasimms
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: Re: March (4)

I like the idea of letting students share their journal entries and illustrations using the hovercam.  If students are allowed to share theirs when it is done correctly( begin with capital letter/ end with punctuation), they may put forth more effort in order to be able to display their work. 
Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:50:52 PM
msullivan
Joined on 17 January, 2011
16 Posts
Re: Re: Re: March (4)

I think that this is a great idea for sharing their jornal entries.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 10:01:02 AM
tammygunter
Joined on 17 January, 2011
16 Posts
Re: Re: March (4) (1)

     I can't wait to recieve and utilize my hover cam.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 2:36:15 PM
rdensmore
Joined on 17 January, 2011
18 Posts
Re: Re: March (4) (2)

They really like being able to show their work to the whole class under the hover cam. We use it to share journal work.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 2:35:47 PM
lalexander
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: March (5)

Using the Eagle Dat that Sandy sent really has helped in reviewing for the iLEAP.  I know that the students see what I'm reading and the children can interact with it as a group.  I will use this as group review and test preparation in the future.
Friday, April 13, 2012 11:02:47 AM
pthompson
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: March (6)

     EAGLE was great to have for Powerhour.  I used it during both ELA and Math.  It was convenient to retrieve from my e-mail, then I just forwarded the math to the other teachers to use also.  The problems and the format hopefully were a very good review for the students and helped them to get ready for testing.  It helps to show them that the test is not all about computation.  There's much more involved.  I used EAGLE DAT 3, 2, and 1 in my math classes and Powerhour review.
Friday, May 11, 2012 10:57:28 AM
shawnsmith
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: Re: March (6)

I really enjoyed using Eagle for Powerhour too.  I used it for Math and also found that it was very convienient.
Friday, April 13, 2012 12:09:25 PM
cwidmer
Joined on 17 January, 2011
16 Posts
Re: March (7)

I demonstrated how to solve EAGLE problems using the hovercam.  This idea was useful because it allowed students to watch me solve problems in math and answer questions in reading.  Perhaps as important, they were able to watch as I employed test-taking strategies, such as marking through the answers I know are incorrect and underlining key words and phrases.
Friday, April 13, 2012 1:20:28 PM
cjohnson
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: March (8)

I believe that the greatest benefit of Eagle would have to be the LEAP like questions that are given to the students.  I went over the questions with the students using the hovercam. This benefits the students by not only looking at the right answers but why we wouldn't choose the other choices. I think what we are doing now is sufficient.
Monday, April 16, 2012 11:04:32 AM
btrapp
Joined on 31 January, 2012
15 Posts
Re: Re: March (8)

I also feel tha Eagle question help the student become fimilar with the LEAP and ILEAP. 
Monday, April 16, 2012 10:56:04 AM
btrapp
Joined on 31 January, 2012
15 Posts
Re: March (9)

I like that the EAGLE is based on the GLEs we teach.  It helps me to see where my students are struggling. that way I can concentrate on the specific GLEs that the students are struggling withn.
Monday, April 16, 2012 1:02:01 PM
staceydeere
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: Re: March (9)

I like that also.  It does let you know the areas where your students just aren't "getting it".
Monday, April 16, 2012 12:19:02 PM
staceydeere
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: March (10)

I have used it on worksheets or workbooks to help them follow along better.  I am going to use it in the future to scan books so that the children can see the pictures and words better and can follow along while I am reading aloud to them.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 5:51:34 PM
kmcintosh
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: Re: March (10)

I like the idea of scanning a book so that the children can see the pictures and words better.  It will help them to follow along while you read aloud to them.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:57:10 AM
tammygunter
Joined on 17 January, 2011
16 Posts
Re: March (11)

I use my smart board every single day. It is amazing! I use it in the following ways:
*to show charts, graphs, money, linking cubes, congruent shapes,etc.
*weekly vocabulary
*clips of school house rock -adj, conjunctions, nouns, verbs,pronouns, etc
*games in spelling, jeopardy, duel users
*google clips of pictures for ANYTHING

I plan on learning so much more about this amazing board.  It takes time and patience! I will incorporate it in many more ways.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 5:32:47 PM
kmcintosh
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: Re: March (11)

It does take a great deal of time and patience to learn to use this board. 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 10:44:41 AM
smyers
Joined on 06 February, 2012
15 Posts
Re: March (12)

I like how Eagle gives the students the opportunity to be familiar with ILEAP type questions, especially for second grade.  They need to be exposed to these type questions before third grade.  I also like being able to see how the students did on each question.  This help me know what areas we need to improve in and what areas I need to focus more on.  I really don't have any suggestions on improving EAGLE.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 5:28:06 PM
kmcintosh
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: March (13)

I have used my Promethean in the following ways:                                               
     To teach my children how to count money
     To teach them vocabulary words 
     To practice math facts using a dice game
     To teach them social studies lessons by using the website United Streaming     
     To do daily daily Saxon Phonics and Saxon Math lessons
I plan to learn more ways to use my Promethean.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 11:30:37 AM
heatherbest
Joined on 17 January, 2011
16 Posts
Re: March (14)

Eagle is a good tool to use to prepare students for spring testing and also to prepare second graders for third grade. The only problem is having time to implement it in the classroom. We have so many programs that we incorporate in the classroom. I hope that I can make time to
use it on Mimio to help prepare my students for third grade. Mrs. Littlefield showed me how to do EAGLE on the Mimio.
Friday, May 11, 2012 10:54:16 AM
shawnsmith
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: Re: March (14)

I agree that Eagle is a great tool to use in preparing for testing. Time is also an issue for me.  I am often overwhelmed by all of the programs and information we have avaliable to us.  I sometimes think that I don't do any of it to the best of my ability because I'm trying to "cram it all in!"
Friday, May 11, 2012 10:42:55 AM
shawnsmith
Joined on 17 January, 2011
15 Posts
Re: March (15)

I believe the most beneficial factor of using Eagle is the LEAP/iLEAP format; it is wonderful practice for testing.  I also really like the fact that we can go over the answers together and the students are able to see which questions they missed and why. I really look forward to them adding Social Studies to the website.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 5:44:50 PM
acdettenhaim
Joined on 17 January, 2011
16 Posts
Re: March (16)

I love the fact that Eagle introduces them to the iLeap and Leap questions.  Students must be taught test taking strategies and the importance of the test in general.  These questions are a wonderful use of HOTS questions.  

As far as improving the use...I hope to have more time to use Eagle next year.  It is definitely hard finding the time to do it all.  
Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:54:25 PM
msullivan
Joined on 17 January, 2011
16 Posts
Re: March (17)

I liked using my hovercam to aid with instructional worksheets.  We  also used it for reading our decodable readers. I plan on getting better acquainted with my mimeo so I can do more with it.