First, the BIG…
CES is fortunate to have Mr. Jack Shabe‘s expertise this school year. Mr. Shabe has contributed a considerable amount of time helping us troubleshoot technical problems with our computer network, classroom computers, and other “techie” things. He and Mr. Eric Jorgensen, CES’ network administrator, are contributing professional services to the school valued at more than $20,000 (!!!)…certainly a significant amount of savings to the school. And their work is often done behind the scenes without notice. For their BIG contribution to our school’s technology infrastructure: THANK YOU!
Now, the small…
Mr. Shabe set up the school’s digital microscope in the middle school science lab. The microscope is connected to a computer that enables students to see items on slides, capture images and video, take measurements, and explore the world at a smaller scale.
Perhaps our 6th graders will make an video featuring our friendly neighborhood protozoa and post it to their 6th Grade Video Arcade???
Sixth Grader Frank M. produced a music video that brings his stick figures to life. For all of you Jonas brothers Fans, here’s an opportunity to see a fun animation choreographed to a good tune. See below, or check it out on the Sixth Grade Video Arcade page on the Cardinals Nest web space.
Good work, Frank!
It was a half day for students today, but school was in session in the afternoon for teachers at my school. Teachers worked on curriculum development, planning, and their own professional development. The photo below was taken during a curriculum mapping training session in the middle school computer classroom.
The CES Tech Department is expanding it’s communications online using several web 2.0 technologies. Check out the new student web space (called the Cardinal’s Nest), where CES students will be publishing images, writings, webcasts during the school year.
And, in addition to my CES Tech Journal, which primarily focuses on the news and events from the CES Middle School Technology Program, Mrs. Morgan has created a newsy–and fun–website featuring happenings in the Lower School computer classes. DON’T MISS the slide show on the first grade self-portraits !! Our first graders are GOOD!
It was a day of well-combed/brushed hair and lots of smiles. On School Picture Day, the photographers take student portraits that end up in the school yearbook, a publication that we keep in our homes for a lifetime.