5th Grade Drawings Featured on Online Exhibit

CES fifth grades students reviewed the parts of a computer, and then illustrated them using a simple imaging software program (Paint). CES students learn to create an original image using several image editors and save it in several different file formats.

Lower School Computers Update

CES computer teacher Ellen Morgan has been busy enhancing the lower school technology program. In addition to setting up eight new computers in the lower school computer classroom, she set up iMac computers in each K-3 classroom and in the preschool. Mrs. Morgan also produces The Chronicle, school ads, signs, and has a creative touch when putting together her bulletin board in the hallway outside of her classroom (an inside source tells me there is a special “spooky” something happening in Mrs. Morgan’s her classroom in October)!

Check out the bulletin board at Lower School Back to School Night tonight!

School During Week 1: Civility

In my computer lab this week, my students in grades four through eight focused on various aspects of civility, ethics, and the school’s Honor Code. Discussions centered around how to decide to “do the right thing” in the computer classroom and when using technology tools.

Of note were the fourth graders, who, after reading a few passages from George Washington’s Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation, quickly figured out the three basic rules of my classroom:

> Respect others
> Respect the equipment
> Respect yourself

A WashingtonPost.com Article on Educational Technology

This back-to-school article on technology appeared in the Washington Post this morning.

From washingtonpost.com

Back to the Books (and Laptops)
By Theresa Vargas

French teacher Normandie Lee stood in front of her class yesterday, face to face with the electronic whiteboard she had just learned how to use, and confessed, “Okay, I’m scared.”

To view the entire article, go to http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/02/AR2008090202816.html?referrer=emailarticle