Friday, February 17, 2017

Heading Into February Vacation... Already?
Our Community is Together for Vacation!

We are rolling right along with our community projects. Using Legos, the students have now completed the entire community. From brainstorming to collaborating; design to building; the students worked together to learn about all the wonderful aspects of the place where they live. After completing the building of the four different areas, they used a desktop publishing program to create signs to label each of the details. They saved, opened, highlighted, changed colors, centered text and printed. Each time we watch these younger students whizzing through all of the technology challenges we are amazed! How do they do that? Well, they do it in a easy, fluid manner that makes us very proud. 

We are now finishing, editing and printing our robot stories. You should see the happy faces of the students as their very own stories roll out of the color printer! As you can see by the images above, the students were yet again very creative. To get their story out, the used many technology skills: navigating the network paths to get to the story, inserting images from saved files, resizing, rotating, typing, and printing the final product. Wow! 

In the classroom, we have built characters from the community collection and they are in the process of creating stories on the Story Visualizer software. Students are adding details to their own stories using the villages that were created in the lab groups. They are very excited to tell stories and connect community members to our own community.

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