The Technology Center
Welcome back after a well-deserved Easter vacation. I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday and time spent with family.
The student Chromebooks are now a regular part of our curriculum for Grades 5-8. The one to one assignment is working out to everyone’s advantage. Grades K-4 also have a one to one program using iPads on a daily basis. All of our students have progressed nicely throughout the year and are beginning to put all their new skills to practical use as you will see below.
|Kindergarten & First Grade
The Kindergarten continues with their creativity while learning how to control the mouse and placing objects on the screen using KidPix. We’ve also explored the Internet at the WWW.ABCYA.COM website. It’s a great site and designed specifically for grades K-5. Why not give it a try!
First Grade is diligently working on their new project called the Alphabet Book. Everyone will create a booklet showing their creative art skills drawing a picture for each letter of the alphabet and spelling the word as well. We hope to done by the end of the school year.
Grades Two through Five
Grades Two and Three started looking into Internet safety. You’re never too young to learn about safety. We reviewed the do’s and don’ts of the Internet and then learned about the different navigation tools to surf the web. Grade three did a review of computer parts to test their memory. Everyone did just fine.
Fourth Grade continues with their Google Classroom exercises. This month we put their knowledge to the test and typed 2 more letters using the formatting skills learned so far. We also did a special Easter project by using the words Happy Easter and tried to see how many words (3 letters or more) they could make our of the letters. Give it a try. You’ll be surprised how many words you’ll find.
Grade 5 has completed their Breads of the World project. Everyone presented their findings to their classmates using Google Slides. As a special treat, Joe Leone’s donated some very delicious bread to the students. I hope you enjoyed.
Grades Six, Seven and Eight
Grade Six took a little break from presentations and did an Internet Scavenger Hunt. They received a list of 25 items and had to find a picture of each and create a document pasting and numbering each item. They received 4 points for each item. Of course, we went back to creating a terrific presentation on How they spent their Easter vacation.
Grade Seven has been working with their Prayer Partners and created some very challenging Easter Word Searches using Google Docs. They’ve also learned how to create a BINGO card using Doc and Tables. We even played some BINGO games with the cards. For a change, they also did some computer coding and received an Hour of Code certificate for their efforts.
Grade 8 did a research project on the many different Olympic Games from the past. They found information like Host City, Year of the Olympic, highlights, records set, design of the medals. Once completed, they will transfer this information to a tri-fold brochure.