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