Tech @ TAOTS!

As we prepare our students to be college and career ready, our students continue to prove that the sky’s the limit!  Our 5th graders have just completed their computer science study which required them to identify various types of operating systems and their characteristics in addition to studying the inside components of a computer, and describing the essential functions of these components (motherboard, RAM, and central processing unit (CPU)– just to name a few). GO TAOTS’ FUTURE TECHS!

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For January-February our upcoming projects per grade are as follows:

Kindergarten- The students  will create “How To” presentations to demonstrate their knowledge of  various  topics utilizing the ipad app “Sequence -Me.” The students will  identify a task that they know how to do well and and create their digital presentations  complete with digital illustrations,  and narrations.

 Grade 1- The students 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 their research information, develop their narration and overall presentation skills.

Grade 2-  The students will  create narratives, consisting of all the elements of a  complete story. Next they will outline their stories using story maps, just as professionals do for digital presentations.  Once the story maps are complete the students will turn their stories into digital narratives  using the app “Story Patch. ”

Grade 3- The students will learn 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.  Once they learn the features, the students will  apply their literary skills to create story blurbs.

 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.

 Grade 5- Students  will  research Early Colonial Life-ways as it relates to European  Exploration and proceed to transpose that research into I-Movie presentations complete with pictures,  illustrations, videos, transitions, narrations and a movie score.

 ***More information about our technology program and projects can be found at