November Update

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Thanks for visiting our site! It has been a great year so far in our Media Lab. Periodically, I will post a sample of what we are doing in the lab. Kinders are becoming familiar with their MacBook Pros, including learning the keyboard, and navigating Safari  (how to go to our bookmarked websites). They made cute Jack-0-Lanterns on the computer in October.

First through third grades have been practicing their keyboarding skills using Dance Mat Typing.  Be sure to check out some of the  “How To” videos made by first graders  when they become available (videos will be posted on our website). Second graders recently  enjoyed making movies online. Third graders also had fun sharpening their “parts of speech” skills.

Fourth graders have learned how to storyboard, film, and act while making their “practice” films. Our next step is learning how to edit using iMovie. This is a favorite in our lab!

Fifth graders are finishing up their animated videos and it’s a joy to see their creativity.

So much more to learn and fun to have.

Thank you for dropping by,

Ms. Kathy and her amazing students!

 

Happy Summer!

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I hope you all have a happy and safe summer. Please remember to practice your keyboarding every now and then. Here are some good websites to use, just type them in your address bar:

 

BBC Dance Mat Typing

The Typing Club

For Kinders:

Big Brown Bear (Learn to Type)

Keyboard Zoo

 

February News

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Wow, it’s February already! Our pandas are continuing to have fun while learning in our Media Lab. Kinders have practiced their spelling and reading. Recently, first graders typed their “Winter Wonder” project. Second graders are currently writing their own newspaper articles. Third graders have completed their Microsoft Word “Moon” project. Our fourth graders have learned how to write a storyboard, film a short video, and edit their video. Using GarageBand, our fifth graders have created some awesome music which we can now use for our news station, KRBW.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time,

Ms. Kathy and her amazing students!

October News

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We just finished our first month in the Media Lab. Kinders got to know their new MacBook Pros. They were very excited to come to our lab. They have begun to learn the keyboard by using Keyboard Zoo. They also got to print out the jack-o-lanterns they made. First through second grade practiced their keyboarding using DanceMat Typing. We talked about the importance of proper finger placement versus speed.  Second graders had fun making movies online. Our third graders learned how to make a folder to keep on their desktop to keep and organize future work in the lab. Fourth graders have been busy writing their storyboards for their “practice films” before we begin the iVIE (Innovative Video in Education) process. B-W’s fifth graders are finishing their photo projects and we can’t wait until you see their pictures, WOW!

Please come by anytime and if you have any expertise you would like to share with us, we would love to have you!

Ms. Kathy and her marvelous Medial Lab students🙂

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