Week of February 4, 2013

Happy 3rd Quarter!  We are already half way through the 2012-2013 school year!

It's a Microsoft Love Fest this week!  Our kindergarten students continue to build skills through fun educational websites (see past posts for specific websites).  Students in first grade were exposed to Microsoft Word for the first time in technology lab this week.  They absolutely loved it!  Using Insight I am able to show my computer screen on each student's monitor.  With the little ones I explain to them that its like watching a tv screen. Insight allows to me to demonstrate how to launch the program, type, change my font, font color, font size and add images.  Students were excited to know that next week I will save their masterpieces and print them for classroom display.  Teachers were excited to know that they can now focus on classroom projects that involve typing.

Second through sixth grade students are now creating Power Point presentations based on the New Year's reflection paper they filled out in lab last month. Many of the students have not been exposed to PowerPoint so we are at the beginning stages.  To help them I created some guides to use as they work:
Here's a link to the 2nd grade guide.



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