As we approach the new year, I want to update you on exciting projects that have been completed by our students in the Digital Media Center.
The 2nd graders have completed an assignment on google classroom called Information You Should Know about Me. For this assignment, students learned how create a google doc, add text features, insert images and change alignments. The students typed information about themselves such as their favorite book, school subjects and animals.
Here’s an example of the assignment
In the 3rd grade, our students integrated technology with their research on New Orleans by creating google slides. All of the students presentations were neatly added to a google site created by Mr. Goodman. If you wish to check out the site, click here.
In addition, students learned how to use digital resources such as world book student and ducksters.
In the 4th grade, students used digital tools such as google classroom, google docs, google slides and internet or print resources to type up research papers on their Native American Tribes. Students also learned how create citations such as the Modern Language Association (MLA).
In the 5th grade, students worked in their book to create digital presentations using Prezi. Prezi is a presentation software that uses motion and zoom technology to bring your ideas to life. In this project, students created their presentations based on their book club books.
Here’s a screen shot of one of the 5th grade Prezi projects. These students created their presentation based on the book “The Red Pencil.”
In addition to all the projects, students in the 3rd and 4th grade have used the Khan Academy to practice their math skills.
Here’s a screen shot of the login page. Students can login immediately with their school google accounts.
Finally, the students in After School Computer Science completed their Hour of Code this month. The Hour of Code is a national event that takes place during computer science education week. This year, the event took place the week of December 5th to the 11th.