Thursday, December 20, 2012

Biographies with Ms. Shelton's Class!

Ms. Shelton's 3rd grade class created Vokis, PowerPoints or Paper Slides for their biography project.  Students researched a famous person, and then chose a way to present it using technology.  Some chose Vokis.  Here is an example:

Some chose Paper Slides.  Here is an example of one:

Other students chose PowerPoint.  After the projects were complete, they presented their project to the class. 

Friday, November 30, 2012

Fifth Graders Skype with Author Kate Messner

Mrs. Moshier's Fifth Graders skyped with author Kate Messner at the end of November.  Mrs. Mosier said, "the kids really did a great job with this and were definately HUGE hams seeing themselves on camera!"

Friday, November 9, 2012

Students Use Tablets at PSE!

Mrs. Rountree's 2nd grade students are using Samsung Galaxy Tablets everyday in the classroom!  They enjoy doing research and going to educational websites on the tablets.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Author Skyping at PSE!

Ms. Carrera's class made a virtual author visit today using Skype.  The students visited with Cam Robbins, who recently wrote a new children's book.  The students read the book, and looked at her writing compared to the 6 Traits.  They then asked her questions about her book and her writing.  She also discussed the revising process, which helped the students to learn that even authors struggle with writing!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Pond Springs Students Take MSTAR Assessment

Pond Springs fifth grade students used the computer lab to take the MSTAR assessment.  MSTAR is used to assess algebra readiness.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Are You Smarter Than a Third Grader?

Third graders in Ms. Steidel's class played "Are You Smarter Than a Third Grader" using the SMART Slate.  Learning math is FUN!

First Grade Creates Animal Photo Stories

First Grade used Photo Story to create their own story about an animal.  They researched about their animal using the school's research databases, and then created a digital story telling what they had learned in Photo Story.

Fourth Grader Make Cartoons with ToonDoo

Fourth Graders used ToonDoo to tell a story in a different way.  What fun!

Classifying Animals with Kidspiration

Students use Kidspiration as a graphic organizer to classify animals.  Kidspiration helps students develop strong thinking and writing skills.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Kindergarten Students Create Graphs with TurningPoint!

Kindergarten students used the TurningPoint "clickers" to vote on their favorite Armadillo books, and then used that data to create bar graphs showing their preferences.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fridays are Sweeter with Google Docs

Students used Google Docs to choose their favorite enrichment class for the upcoming SWEET Fridays at Pond Springs.  Teachers used the data to sorted the students by their top choices. 

Ponds Springs Battle with TurningPoint

Pond Springs Battle of the Bluebonnets team, and the TurningPoint "clickers" they used to qualify for the team!  Congratulations!  

Friday, February 17, 2012

Photostory Biographies

Ms. Addison's fifth graders recently used Photostory to tell the life story of a famous American.  Ms. Cook, the school librarian, taught the students how to use the Photostory software to tell a compelling story, and how to properly cite their sources.  She recently taught other educators how to use Photostory to tell stories and create book trailers at the Texas Computer Education Association convention in Austin, TX.

PPCD Students Classify with SMART

The preschoolers in Mrs. Nicholson's PPCD class learned to classify dinosaurs as "big" or "small" using the SMART board in the library.  Ms. Cook created the activity for the children.