Thursday, April 26, 2012

Technology in Full Bloom


In Kindergarten, students will be learning about Poetry. In connection, during Technology students will create Acrostic Poems in Kidspiration, while using their Pictionary books.

In First Grade, students are learning about Poetry during National Poetry Month. In connection, during Technology students will use their laptop cameras (PhotoBooth) to take a picture of an item in their classroom, then write a poem about it in Microsoft Word. Later, dragging their picture from PhotoBooth into Microsoft Word. Students will highlight their work and change their font size, type and color.


In Second Grade, students will be taking a Virtual Trip to the San Diego Zoo. Students will view live webcams of Polar Bears, Panda Bears and much more. Then, students will create a Post card in Microsoft Word -by creating a Text box, and write 3 sentences about their experiences on their Virtual Trip. Students will highlight their work and change their font size, type and color and add a picture from Safari.

In Third Grade, students are currently learning about Europe in Social Studies. In connection, during Technology students chose a Country from Europe and are researching various facts while www.factmonster.com

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Our MacBook Pro's




Technology is a great learning experience at P.S. 242.  Students use brand new MacBook Pros. 
 Kindergarten students have been working hard using their creativity with Kid Pix.  They are working on creating an All About Me.  
First Grade is using Print Shop to create covers for their non-fiction writing on Published writing pieces.  Students are able to create a background, add a border, add their title and finally import a graphic.  
Second Grade students are vigorously working on creating iMovies for their Authors as Mentors unit on Tomie DePaola.  Their movies are amazing!!
Our Third Grade students are using technology to move forward in preparation for the state-wide exams.  Each student has a taken a diagnostic in ELA & Math and will continue to work at their level using i-ready.