Week 31 Update

The lab has been so busy this week, that I did not get a lot of pictures, but wanted to share what has been going on. 4th graders have been doing keyboarding drills, and learning how to use text boxes to label parts of a diagram. They also continue to do coding exercises.

One group of 5th graders worked on programming projects in Scratch, but another group learned about pixel resolution, learned to use graphic filters and other tools to modify graphics.

6th graders from Trish’s class are learning to code in Python using codehs.com.


March Madness

Happy to report that the students are really pushing their creativity to the limit by this time of year. One class has been focusing on binary numbers, and I showed them a little binary number card trick, which you can see in this week’s video. 6th graders are still working on G-suite apps. Some 5th graders worked on creating animations with SketchBook Pro, and still others made bookmarks. 4th graders continue in the passionate pursuit of becoming quick keyboardists and Pages experts. We are also continuing in our series of lessons on digital citizenship.

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February Update

What’s Going on In the Lab!

4th graders have been busy keyboarding, learning about internet safety, and creating documents aligned to their personal passions.

5th graders have been making graphic representations of food chains.

 6th graders have been working through the engineering design cycle, by building and testing motorized cars, as well as learning how to create outlines in Google docs.