Mar 15, 2013 Students completed 3rd Quarter Evaluations of the course in hopes of improving the course.
Dec 5, 2012 7th Graders took a few days and analyzed a piece of music, and found meaning within their songs of choice. After, this the students were to create music of their own using the Garage Band application. More to follow...
Nov 19, 2012 6th and 7th graders will spend this week learning about the internal components of a computer. All students will have access to multiple links that teach about the structure and purpose of a computer's insides. Students are working in pairs to prepare presentations using Comic Life, Keynote, or Sketch Up to share their discoveries. There will be a quiz over what has been learned Monday November 26th.
Nov 19, 2012 We are spending just a few days studying about money. We are covering 4 main areas: 1) Goal Setting 2) Budgeting 3) Savings and 4) Megabyte Money. Students are working in pairs to pull the most important information from the informative text they and incorporate it into Keynote presentations to teach the rest of the class. We began the project on Monday the 12th, will continue on Tuesday the 13th and present as a group and take a quiz on Wednesday the 14th.
Nov 7, 2012 6/7th : Sketch up and Eco friendly 8th : Sketch up and Google Earth
Nov 2, 2012 Projects like this (made by the Student Film Club) are one of the next options for the 8th grade technology class. Check this link and let me know what you think. http://www.sps186.org/film/?p=7655&i=73126
Nov 1, 2012 The 6th, 7th and 8th grade "Eco-friendly Buildings" and "What Springfield Needs.." projects are moving a little slower than anticipated. I discussed the issue with all students and we agreed to resolve this issue by extending the due date until Tuesday, November 6. Please, note this as it will most likely change student's prioritization of their assignments. The students will also presenting their projects and there will be a quiz over Google Sketch Up that day as well.
Oct 30, 2012 The biggest storm in a long time hit the eastern United States. Read more about it here. http://www.cnbc.com/id/49606171
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