The Grade 5 Teaching Team Techs Things Up

By Meryl Arnesen

The Grade 5 teaching team is working hard to integrate technology into lessons.


In Social Sciences, we used the Sketchbook app when introducing the location of Egypt. The pupils first searched for a political map of Africa which had all the information they were required to use to complete their maps. They saved the image of the map and then opened it in the Sketchbook app. They had to add a layer over their map on which they traced their outline of Africa and filled in Egypt, Cairo, the neighbouring states and seas. Most used their fingers to trace but a stylus would make it neater.  They coloured the map and used the text to add their labels. Once completed, the first layer is deleted, the map is transformed and emailed to the teacher for assessment.


(Image by Micaela Steingo)