Parent Coffee – Blogging in 3rd Grade

The Scarsdale School District has purchased a blogging platform to create a common base of knowledge and writing experiences for students, in line with the Teachers College Reading & Writing Project curriculum.  Students will begin to develop digital literacy skills as well as learn to curate their own portfolio as they grow. Here at Heathcote we have introduced blogging to…

Animal Adaptations – 2O

The students of 2-O researched animals and the adaptations that are crucial to their survival. After researching the adaptations and creating paper-based rough drafts of books the students used Google Slides to create dynamic, digital representations of their books. These books include all of the research and writing the students compiled as well as the…

Presentation Styles

This year we will do Capstone a bit differently. The tri-fold boards are no more. We are presenting our projects in more engaging ways… Two modern presentation styles are TED Talks and Ignite Presentations. TEDs are usually 18 minutes and have very little visuals or slides. Ignites are 5 minute presentations with slides auto-advancing every…