Welcome to Tech Lab

 What are we learning in the TechLab? "Animals All Around!"

Kindergarten: Animals A-Z Class Book:  Students are using a variety of technologtools to gather and present information. We are watching the video "Animals A-Z" and then writing sentences about each animal starting with a different letter of the alphabet. Then, we are illustrating our sentences in a kid friendly graphics program, Pixie 3. 

1st Grade: Animals A-Z e-book illustrators: (pairing up with 2nd Graders!) Using multimedia resources to gather and present information by researching animals on the National Geographic Kids website and through the online e-book database, PebbleGo. Students are using the multimedia resources to illustrate a picture of their animal in a kid friendly graphics program, Pixie 3. We will be teaming up with 2nd graders to read aloud their research findings and creating a multimedia e-book with a 2nd grade class of co-authors!

2nd Grade: Animals A-Z e-book authors: (pairing up with 1st Graders!) Using multimedia resources to gather and present information by researching animals on the National Geographic Kids website and through the online e-book database, PebbleGo. Students are using the multimedia resources to research and take notes on an animal that their 1st grade "buddy" picked. We will be teaming up with 1st graders to read aloud their research findings and create a multimedia e-book.

3rd Grade: Animal Trading Cards: Using multimedia resources to gather and present information by researching animals on the National Geographic Kids website. Students are using the multimedia resources to research and take notes. We are practicing "getting right to the point" of the information and utilizing "bullets" to present information clearly. Students are creating animal trading cards in Power Point to present their information to the class. 

4th Grade: Zoo Webcams from Around the World: Using multimedia resources to gather and present information by observing animals in zoos around the world on live feed webcams. Students are making observations and recording them on a digital template, then learning how to create a screen shot of their webcam to present with their observation findings. 

5th Grade: Animal Research Trifolds: Using multimedia resources to gather and present information by researching animals on the National Geographic Kids website. Students are using the multimedia resources to research and take notes. We are practicing "getting right to the point" of the information and utilizing "bullets" to present information clearly. Students are creating three dimensional trifolds in Power Point to present their information tothe class. 

These are the usernames/passwords for our online library subscriptions, providing unlimited access to hundreds of ebooks, games, and other activities:

Capstone Library

username: jcs  password: school

BookFlix

username:  rwes password:  bookflix

Tumblebooks

username: res password:  books  

PebbleGo

username: mylibrary password: capstone