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Tech Talk News
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Tech Talk News
It was a busy year in the Tech Lab. Grades 3 through 5 became acquainted with Google Docs, Google Slides, Excel spreadsheets and graphs, worked on mastering keyboarding skills, explored computer programming with Scratch and Code.org, and spent time engineering with Lego WeDo, Makey Makey, Little Bits, and more.
Kindergarten and grades 1 and 2 explored Purple Mash, a suite of online tools geared toward primary grade students that offers introductory word processing, graphing, age appropriate keyboarding activities, art experiences, and more plus students spent time in the Tech Lab reading, writing, and practicing their math skills. Lower grades also explored Bee Bots, K’Nex, Lego Kits, WeDo building with easy to use block computer programming, and more.
Maker Space News
The last Maker Space Club (grade 4) ended in June with some awesome Maker creations! The club explored Lego WeDo 2.0, Lego Mindstorms EV3, free style building with battery boxes and remotes, Makey Makey, Little Bits, and some club members even tried Make Do – a cardboard construction kit. We are still working on mastering our Maker Bot Mini 3D Printer with some interesting 3D designs.
We are already looking ahead to the 2017 – 2018 school year. We hope to continue to expand Maker Space with new tech equipment and tools, plus offer a longer club time for grades 3 through 5.
See you all in August/September on our first day back! Remember to stay CURIOUS and keep on LEARNING!
Happy Summer to All!
Mrs. Jezak – Morris School Technology Specialist
2016-2017 Tech Class Photo Highlights of Student Creations!