Renaissance Learning tests
Students in second grade completed their first round of computer testing in October using the program from Renaissance Learning called Star Reading, Star Early Literacy and Star Math. Results are used by classroom teachers to plan classroom activities and interventions. Results are also shared with parents at Parent/Teacher Conferences.
Wixie is a Painting/Drawing/Slide Show program used in the elementary grades.
Students have been practicing their keyboarding skills by typing a prayer in Wixie. Their chose their stationary background and typed the prayer. This activity focused on the following skills:
Prayers were printed and posted outside of the computer lab and will then be sent home. A few examples are below.
Alaina Natalia Connor Gregory
websites used in tech class
We have been very busy in second grade. They have been reading stories using MyOn and PebbleGo. They used Facts4Me website to learn about Internet Research. They have also been practicing keyboarding using the website DanceMat.
Students in Kindergarten through 8th grade participate in a nationwide project called The Hour of Code. This is a program created by big names in the computer industry to get young children interested in computer programming. The Hour of Code occurs the 2nd week in December. There are several different grade level appropriate tutorials that the students complete during a one hour technology class. Following The Hour of Code, students continue to focus on computer programming in tech class using the website Code.org and Scratch.mit.org. Please click on the links to learn more about these wonderful programs.