Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The 1st graders have been reading books and writing book reviews about their favorite book!  Mrs. Holmes' class filmed theirs in technology so we used the green screen and iPad to video them.  They worked cooperatively to have a partner hold the microphone for them,  while they concentrated on reading their book review.  Great job, 1st graders!

Friday, March 31, 2017

The TIES, Technology in Education Showcase, was a great success yesterday evening.  We had over 300 visitors, per our visitor counter, and the students were excellent presenters of their littleBits creations.  Here is a short video about the event:

Here is a slideshow with several of the TIES events from our wonderful school, Wolf Swamp Road!! Enjoy

Monday, March 27, 2017

Today, we used our Makey Makey circuit boards again. This time we checked out more items to see if they were conductors or insulators.  We used bananas, lemons, limes, potatoes and all the items from last week including Play-doh!  It was certainly a fun and exciting learning time for all.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The 5th graders are starting a great unit using the Makey Makey boards.  Makey Makey's are circuit boards that connect to the computer for power.  Then the students make circuits using all types of connective items.  We tried out all types of items yesterday, to discover which were conductors and which were insulators.  Here is a short video showing the hands on learning.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The 4th graders tried out new robots today in technology.  Using the the Blockly and Blockly, Jr. apps they tried out "Dot" and "Dash". The students had to create programs to move Dash's body,and/or head and to change colors of both robots along with introducing various sounds!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Congratulations 5th graders on the completion of another TV show, The Wolf Swamp Review.  Please enjoy it.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Static Electricity is certainly a concept that we all understand.  We will be starting to learn about circuit board using Makey Makey circuit boards and need to understand the differences between conductors and insulators.  Just a fun way to begin.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

4th graders have been building with Lego WeDo's, and have created some super projects.  Using the WeDo software program we animated them using the iPad app "Green Screen by DoInk".  The first movie shows the student's working on the projects and the final two are the green screen animations!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The 5th graders have been creating Timelines showing their favorite books, from Kindergarten until now.  This has been a collaborative lesson from both library and technology.  They used the ReadWriteThink website and took pictures of the books using the Chrome Books.  They learned how to use the camera, save the pictures to their Google Drive and create the timelines.  Great project, and here is a Google Slideshow of some of their hard work.

The third graders are learning to be programmers.  They are learning the Scratch language from MIT and the first lesson was on choosing backgrounds, sprites and animating the letters of their name.  Here are some examples.

What fun, what fun.  Today the 4th graders continued on their quest of inventing with Little Bits.  They created bubbles and created motorized drawing devices using their very creative minds and the Little Bits circuitry.  Congrats to the great working and non-working projects, failure is part of the STEAM process!Enjoy the video

Fun video to watch about circuits.  This was the introduction to electricity and circuits sent through Google classroom to students.  Fun!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The students are learning a lot about circuits and this week we learned about movement, with different types of motors and using the fan for spin action.  The 4th graders created waving hands and spinning wheels.  Enjoy their hard work and fun.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The 1st graders are hoping for snow so they can build actual snowmen.  But in technology, they used the Doodle Buddy iPad app worked very hard to draw some very good looking snow"people".

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Using the iPad App - Stop Motion - the 2nd graders tried their hand at animation.  They used black construction paper, white circles and markers to create "Snowmen"!  Please enjoy their hard work.