Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Google Sites Help Students Organize Informational Text

Students in Mr. Gembicki's classroom have been working on identifying and organizing informational text. Students looked at informational text on books and organized it in a Google site to make it easier to identify what was being said about the book. Students identified text that gave them information about the author, the book and reviews of the book. Using Google sites students were able to add pictures to help them organize the different types of informational text and create a multi-media presentation that was easy to read and look at. Students also learned the basics of creating a visually appealing website. Some examples of students work is shown below.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Students Use PowToon in Texas History

Students in Texas History are studying Texas Land Grants and were asked to create an advertisement for their colony. Students in Mr. Maynor's class used Pow Toon to advertise the benefits of their colony.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Avatars Help Teach Socialism

Mrs. Bloch's 6th Grade World Cultures Class is studying economies of the world. Students used Dell Venue Tablets to create Socialist Androids and listed the characteristics of the society. Students showed off their creativity as they picked socialist traits of the android. Students enjoyed creating their androids and learning about socialist economies..