Today we read One Bright Monday Morning and then 2nd and 3rd graders created spring word clouds using Wordle.
Nanooga.com is an amazing site that a colleague shared with me. Check out the weather sorts done by our Kindergarteners.
Fourth and fifth graders at AES are using GIMP to create some masterpieces. Check out the spring pictures our fifth graders did today. Please remember that these are first attempts and that all of this was done in a mere 45 minutes (of the week before spring break). First we located a spring background on the internet, saved it and opened it with our software. Then we did the same thing with a bunny clip art image. The bunny had be be resized and made transparent. We finished up with taking our pictures and cutting out just our head. Our head was layered so that it replaced the bunny's head. We completed our work by exporting it to a jpg image. Could you do all this in one class period? Kids are amazing!
I just came across this quote that I feelis so true!
Ever since the passage of No Child Left Behind in 2001, school reform has been driven by measurement and numerical goals. But unfortunately for the poor, we are not measuring what matters most, nor are our responses to the measurements truly helpful.– Joe Bower
I haven't written on my blog for almost a month. That doesn't mean we aren't doing things. The main times I am with children are on Wednesdays and Thursdays. In the past few weeks we have been snowed out or left early or come in late due to weather. I hope to be able to post some student work soon.
_Hi, my name is Melanie Lewis. I am an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Amherst County Public Schools,
located in the beautiful state of Virginia. I LOVE my job! I get to
work on my hobby, anything that has to do with computers. I get to work
with teachers and students, and I am definitely a people person. Plus,
I DO NOT have to give grades. Wonderful, huh? Let me know how I can help you better integrate technology into your classroom.
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