Here's what we're working on currently:
My Kindergarten friends continue to wow me with their use of Kidspiration. We have mastered how to insert pictures and add text. Up next is a digital picture and text to educate others about germs and the prevention of illness. We're going to teach Tritt how to stay healthy!
We have been working in PowerPoint and Google Earth to learn about our global address. This is a challenging concept, but the students have begun to understand where they live in the world. We'll head to Word next and use many of the skills we learned (inserting text and pictures).
We started 2017 with a bang! We coded, keyboarded, and honed our graphing skills. Currently we are collecting data on the weather of 2017 to deepen our understanding of the seasons. We'll graph our findings and then create collaborative line graphs of each type of weather throughout the year.
Third grade's finishing their research on their colony and beginning some graphic design work in Easel.ly where they will construct an infographic. Once they're "experts", we'll use this knowledge to research about Georgia's habitats and their threats and create a more robust infographic. Fun! We have graphic designers in the making!
Is PowerPoint outdated? With so many apps you can imbed for productivity, I don't think so! Fourth graders are currently learning the basics as they share their research on one of the 13 colonies. Once they've exhausted the bomb sound transition, I'll show them it's true power in building dynamic presentations.
We're continuing our public service announcement project using Office365's PowerPoint as well as Animoto (a web-based video creation app). Our students love this project! It encompasses each part of STEAM (the engineering process and the 4 Cs). I can't wait for the students to share their final cuts. Some will even make it on to the morning announcements!
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Mrs. Pascual is the technology lab teacher at Tritt for the 2018-2019 school year.