Media Lab Opens!

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Hi Everyone!

Classes have started to visit the Media Lab. I will post what we have been up to very soon. Meanwhile, please have your kiddos practice their typing skills. For grades 1-5, they can go to BBC Dance Mat Typing. It is one of the best sites for finger placement, etc. I will soon show the kinders a couple of sites they can use to practice.

Stay tuned for more updates!
Ms. Kathy and her Marvelous Media Lab students!

How is your summer going?

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Hi there B-W students!

I miss you all and can’t wait to see you in September! I am wondering if you have been practicing your typing skills? Remember, you can go to Dance Mat Typing or the Typing Club (with your parent’s permission of course) to practice. There are other good websites online.

Take care, be safe, and I will see you soon!

Ms. Kathy

Spring Update!

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Hi Everyone!

 

We are continuing to learn while having fun in the Media Lab! Just recently, some of our kinder classes got to learn a little about Microsoft Word when they typed words about Spring. Our first graders are working on a special digital story project and they are currently recording what they have written for their e-book. It’s always fun to have them listen to  their recorded voices. Second graders made their very own newspaper articles using an online program. Third graders made “word clouds” using words about B-W and “school with heart”. Hopefully you got to see their creations at Open House. Third and fourth graders have also been practicing the tools in Microsoft Word. Our fourth graders are also learning about online safety. Both fourth and fifth graders have been attempting to pass their typing tests and my goal is to have them all pass by fifth grade. Some fifth graders have been working on a “school with heart” photo project and other fifth graders have been making their Voki’s/avatars.

 

All for now,

Ms. Kathy and her awesome students in Room 6

January update

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Hello everyone!

We hope everyone had a Happy Holiday! Also, we wanted to let you know what we have been up to in the Media Lab here at B-W. The kinders have been practicing their typing skills, constructing words using certain endings (ed, an, et, etc.), online movie making, and having fun taking pictures using Photo Booth. First graders are beginning their digital story writing lessons and are also practicing their typing skills. Some second grade classes had fun designing their own “desktops”. Others have been busy working on their “FavoriteThings” PowerPoint project. Third graders just finished their “Moon” project in Microsoft Word learning how to change fonts, colors, centering, and to italicize words. For the next two weeks, third graders will do a research project on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fourth graders have been very busy making and editing their “practice” films to get ready for the iVIE Film Festival. B-W’s 5th graders have been very busy in the lab working on progressive storytelling, M & M Excel project, making cover sheets for their end of year portfolio, PowerPoint Presentations, Garage Band, and practicing those typing skills.

These are just some of the lessons we work on in the lab. Please come by any time to see us in action. Here are some photos for you to enjoy!

Happy New Year,

Ms. Kathy and the B-W Pandas with heart!ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage