Our Video Club meets for the first time on Monday, September 17th in the computer lab. We will be looking at the different tools that we will be working with this year and we will begin working with stop motion animation.
Our graphics club met on Monday, September 10th and learned about how color can be used in design. They also went into their Google Suite accounts and began working with Google Slides focusing on adding a background, choosing colors and working with Word Art.
We're going to be back in the computer lab for the 2018-2019 school year!! Everything has been moved back into the lab and we're getting ready for the first trimester classes to begin.
We're in the process of converting our Library into a Media Center and we've been moving things around to make this happen. The computer lab was converted into a classroom this year (we have grown as a school and we're out of classroom space) and we needed to get creative about how we would handle computer classes. All of the desktops from the computer lab have been moved into Kindergarten classrooms and the Media Center will use mobile labs of computers and iPads.
Mrs. Chang and Mrs. Tisdell will be co-teaching Media Classes to all students at Pu'u Kukui Elementary. We have moved around learning areas within the "old library" to create more areas for double classes of students. This week our new furniture arrived. We now have tables that are easy to move around and get out of the way when we need more floor space. We've also created four interactive teaching/collaboration areas. Check back later for pictures of our new center.
Our third, fourth, and fifth graders have begun their Media Bootcamp Training. For the next three weeks our third, fourth, and fifth grade classes will be:
Our teachers participated in a BreakoutEDU game on Monday, August 7th as part of their beginning of the year technology training. The teachers looked at the different categories of the new ISTE Tech Standards for Teachers.
This event was a mash-up of several different technology tools: