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.