Monday, April 18, 2011

7th Grade Students Use Inspiration in Language Arts

7th Grade Language Arts students in Mr. Trevino's class recently spent time in the computer lab using Inspiration software. Inspiration software was recently installed in both computer labs at Hernandez Middle School. Students created diagrams to identify literary devices in a text.

Inspiration software allows students to create Venn Diagrams, outline, write and make presentations. The software allows students to map their thoughts, organize them and present them. The software is available in two computer labs at Hernandez Middle School. Examples of student work are shown below.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

6th Graders Use Excel to Create Charts &Graphs

Michael Ota's 6th grade Math class recently used Excel to create charts and graphs to illustrate the frequency of a probability experiment. Students entered data from a probability experiment they conducted in class into an excel spreadsheet. The students then created graphs of their experiment.