Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wrap up of Where I'm from technology project

I am FINALLY done with the 5th graders and the Where I Am from project. Since I only see each class once every six days, it has taken me quite awhile to finish this. I think this project would have gone smoother if I could have seen the same group of kids four days in a row, they forgot too much in between class sessions., but I guess that is the curse of being a "specials" teacher.

Here is one of the PowerPoints:

I have these fifth graders for two more classes and then they go to the technology teacher until Christmas break. Today I started a digital camera project with them based on the book Flotsam. The lesson came from an idea I read in SLJ earlier this month. Today was my first day, and so far the kids LOVED it. I am doing things a bit differently than was described in the article and I created a step by step guide that they have to follow to take a picture, upload it to a computer and print it out on the color printer - I was so happy that they all seemed to be able to follow the directions. I will upload some of their finished pictures when we are finished next week!


Ms. Yingling said...

My library was just renovated, and I did not get an LCD projector, even though everyone else did! I don't even have computers working yet-- I'm jealous of your ability to show power points!

Kathy said...

I am SOO lucky - I have a FABULOUS media center, 29 computers (soon to be 30) an LCD projector and LOTS of room, a story time area and a research area -they renovated here about 6 years ago. Believe me, I know how lucky I am!

K O'Brien said...

Just happened on to your site and I am really enjoying reading about everything you are doing with your students. I was wondering if you could tell me how you added the Powerpoint to your blog. I would love to be able to show my students' creations on our blog. Thanks!

Kathy said...

K - I used Slide Share - you can upload your Powerpoints to there and then link it to your blog or wiki or website.