Saturday, January 9, 2010

Week 12 2009-2010

Welcome back from the winter break! Students in Mr. Ramirez's 5th grade class were first to use the laptop cart after the winter break. Students were busy this week working on their Explorer's Presentations that they are creating using Microsoft Powerpoint. Students in Mrs. Saldivar's 4th Grade class came to the computer lab to build their digital story projects using Microsoft Photostory. Next week they will add narration to the projects. I can't wait to see the results!

Grade 1: Students in Grade 1 started a new project in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. For the project, students were asked to draw a self-portrait using TuxPaint. Next week, they will import the project into Microsoft Powerpoint, and write one of their own dreams that they have for the world. Here is an sample of what the finished product will look like.

After-School: A new group of UCSD students were introduced to the after-school program this week. Torrey Pines students worked with their buddies on a variety of programs in the computer lab, including a program that let them create their own music as well as a fantastic drawing program that teaches them to draw their favorite cartoon characters called "Drawing Now" .