Instructional Technology Activities
to Instructional Technology. This Fall, all students began their lab
session with an orientation to the computer labs. They then worked on
many interesting and varied projects. Below is a brief list of projects
which we worked on this Fall and plan to continue/complete in early
computer care and rules of a computer lab, illustrating seasonal
changes of trees in a graphic arts program, the illustration of the
pumpkin's life cycle, and online reading/math programs.
computer care and rules of a computer lab, showing the states of matter
and examples of each state in a graphic organizer program, and creating
a bedroom map in a graphic arts program.
online word clouds to illustrate and practice spelling, word families,
etc., illustrations of renewable forms of energy in a graphic arts
program, creating a bedroom or backyard map in a graphic arts program to
reinforce map skills and an introduction to keyboarding.
Grade 4: online reading and math activities, word processing and keyboarding.
word processing, use of graphic organizer software to showcase the 6
Kingdoms and other graphic arts/presentation programs to showcase the
features of the geographical areas of the United States.
We are looking forward to a productive year!
year's Hour of Code is December 7-13, 2015! All Signal Hill students
participated in the first worldwide Hour of Code project two year's ago.
This turned out to be one of our most popular projects with students,
and we plan to participate in the third worldwide Hour of Code this
year. Once again it is expected to be a very popular project!
The Hour of Code campaign is a massive, worldwide effort which has
introduced more than 22 million students to computer science by having
them complete an hour long tutorial in computer coding. Billions of
lines of code have been written by students worldwide during Computer
Science Education Week when we celebrate the Hour of Code.
The Hour of Code is designed to demystify code, and to show that
anyone can learn the basics of computer science. Code.org is a
non-profit organization dedicated to growing computer science education
by making it available in more schools and to more students. This
movement is supported by Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon, and is a
statement that today's generation of students are ready to learn
critical skills for 21st Century success.
Code.org points to a gap between the number of computer-related jobs in
the U.S. and the number of students studying computer science. We live
in a world surrounded by technology, and whatever field our students
choose to go into as adults will require an understanding of how
technology works. Our Hour of Code is a statement that Signal Hill is
ready to teach these foundational 21st Century skills.
For more information go to: www.code.org