Grade by Grade:
kindergarten students will create “How To” presentations to demonstrate their knowledge of various topics utilizing the ipad app “Show -Me.” The students will identify a task that they know how to do well and create their digital presentations complete with digital illustrations, and narrations.
Students in Grade 1 will continue to produce their animal research in the “Show Me” app. As they write like scientists, students are learning to edit and narrow down the research they gathered from their virtual field trip to the San Diego Zoo, while also developing their narration and overall presentation skills.
Grade 2 will complete their digital stories using the app “Story Patch. ” After that, the students will transition to laptops where they will be introduced to keyboarding skills. In our “Keyboarding Bootcamp” students will not only improve eye-hand coordination, but they will learn the proper finger placement to develop their typing skills.
Grade 3 -After learning the basic features of Microsoft Word with the ability to copy and paste, insert and export graphics, manipulate text features, create background changes and save and upload a document. Students will apply their research of a selected community around the world in a digital journal.
Grade 4– Students will begin their research on the American Revolution. The students will apply skills in note-taking, paraphrasing, copy and pasting pictures, animations, Word Art and other features in a Micorosoft Powerpoint presentation. (Pending classroom collaboration)
Grade 5 -Students will transpose their Westward Expansion research into I-Movie presentations complete with pictures, illustrations, videos, transitions, narrations and a movie score.
**Please note that some lessons may extend into the following month due to holidays, trips and or schedule changes.