After a year off, Mrs. Pascual and Mrs. Dean are super excited to offer a morning tech club for students in grades 3-5. We'll work on tech skills aligned with the categories from the Cobb Regional Technology Competition: 3D modeling, animation, audio production, device modification, digital game design, digital video production, graphic design, Internet applications, mobile applications, multimedia applications, robotics, productivity applications, project programming, and tech literacy challenge.
Joining our Tiger Tech Team doesn't require you to participate in the CRTC competition, but students in our club will be encouraged to enter the competition. Other out-of-school opportunities may arise as well!
Students must be able to attend weekly club meetings, held on Monday mornings at 7:00 am starting September 18th.
Please complete the online form by 9/18. http://bit.ly/2xb1FuV
We are already into week five! Time flies when you're busy and having fun! Students have absorbed so much in so little time. I'm super proud of all that our Tritt Tigers have learned! Here's a glimpse into what they've experienced in the computer lab.....
Kindergarten - We've worked hard to learn how to login to the network using the number pad on the keyboard and practice our mouse skills. be sure to check out my mouse skills practice page for further work!
(Go to More at the top and click on Mouse Skills.)
First Grade - They are pros at logging into the network. We've worked on their mouse skills and have started keyboarding with Keyseekers, a program that's goal is to familiarize students with which hand clicks on which keys. We'll soon be expanding our creative juices, creating our own art in the web app Kleki, drawing inspiration from the book The Dot by Peter K. Reynolds. We're all excited to see where a line or mark take us!
Second Grade - It's hard to believe that this tech savvy crew were just first graders a few months back. They learned how to login, have worked on their keyboarding skills, and currently putting their drawing skill to the test as they create an animation that shows their understanding of the sun and its light and ability to create changing shadows.
Third Grade: They had their formal introduction to typing and have now embarked on their three year journey in the typing program, Type to Learn 4. We also managed to fit in a little intro. to Word 2013. Students learned about text alignment, font changes, and saving to a flash drive. I am so proud of all they accomplished.
For the rest of the quarter, we're going to be trailblazers as we delve into the new online features of BrainPop. Students will setup their own accounts, join their teacher's online class, and gain the ability to submit work. This will support future third grade 'flipped' lessons. They are excited about being able to work on projects at home and at school!
Fourth Grade: Will your student ever get home? Our Stowaway project introduction was a big hit! We'll be learning more and more about Microsoft Excel utilizing real-time data, plotting latitude and longitude digitally in Google Earth, , and researching about our Ports of Call. Students will create itineraries and share about their destination through PowerPoint. Finally, we'll wrap up our project with a little math and a reflection created collaboratively in Office 365.
Fifth Grade: Fifth graders are all set to utilize Office 365 this year. We'll begin by utilizing the web-based Microsoft app Sway to create a dynamic online exhibit where they have carefully curated eight artifacts "borrowed" from the Smithsonian to show the causes, conflicts and consequences of the Civil War..
Mrs. Pascual is the technology lab teacher at Tritt for the 2018-2019 school year.