Hi all! I hope you are all enjoying your summer vacations!
I've been teaching summer school for the past two weeks and I'm loving it! I get to be a reading specialist in the morning and I teach technology in the afternoon! It's exciting to experience a different kind of teaching in the summer. Also, I love the opportunity to visit other teachers' classrooms during their reading block so I can get new ideas from them. I wish we could observe the other teachers during the standard school year- it's so educational! :)
Anyway, for technology class, the intermediate and primary students are working on two different projects. The younger kids (k-2) learned how to use digital cameras and upload pictures onto a computer. They examined different photographs and discussed what made a good photo and what made a bad photo.
Then, they went around the schoolyard looking for and photographing the letters of the alphabet. It was amazing what they found! Watch the video below to see their amazing work! Let me know what you think!
The older students are working on making how-to videos on iMovie- During their first week, they just learned how to use the program. For their second week, they'll be recording and perfecting their projects. All of the students got to choose a math game to teach. We will post their how-to math game videos on the school site so that teachers can refer to and show the videos throughout the school year. I'm super excited to see the results!
Also, I got permission to jazz up my school's website (does anyone else hate Dot Net Nuke??) Maybe when I finish it up, I'll post the link. Check out the cool logo I made for the site, though! I used Instagram and ActivInspire to make it. I'm feeling totally artsy!