Thursday, December 20, 2012
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
Friday, November 9, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
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
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
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.
Friday, April 13, 2012
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
Friday, February 17, 2012
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.
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.