Since most classes only visit the lab once
a week it took a while to complete our project, but the children
did a wonderful job! When fall started we discussed the signs of
fall. We listened to the story, Fall Changes, by Ellen B.
Senisi, to see if our assumptions were correct. The children
proceeded to compose sense poems about the new season. The next
step was to introduce and review the basic tools of Kid Pix. The
children then wrote and illustrated their poems in the program.
I have selected some examples from two of my second grade
classes. One of the classes also participated in
North project, to monitor the migration of the butterflies
to Mexico for the change of season. They made butterflies to
send to Mexican students to arrive the same time as the real
monarch butterflies. The change of seasons has been very
exciting and educational this year thanks to technology!
New York City
Eb5 - The students will produce work in at least one genre that follows
the conventions of that genre
Basic operations and concepts
* Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation
of technology systems.
* Students are proficient in the use of
Technology productivity tools
* Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase
productivity, and promote creativity.