Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday, June 29th --- Calendars

After doing a bellwork about rhyming, we got straight to work. We opened up Microsoft Word and starting making calendars from scratch. Everyone got a chance to personalize them and learn to work with tables. Then we played charades to pass some time. At the end of class we had some free time and will finish our calendars on Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday, June 24th---Powerpoint Directions & Google Earth

For bellwork today we unscrambled the 50 states. We then created powerpoints about how to get from our houses to our schools. These directions were very R.L. Stine-esque. Going the wrong way or choosing the wrong option could get you in trouble or make you late. We learned about how to skip from slide to slide using hyperlinks and print screens to copy into Paint. To end class, we looked at volcanoes in Google Earth.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday, June 22nd---Photoshop Comic Strips

Today we put emphasis on really getting to know Photoshop. The kids split into groups and came up with an idea for their unique comic strips. Ideas ranged from being pickle men to superheroes. They really enjoyed editing their photos and putting their strips together. Here's one of the comic strips where the girls save the day.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wednesday, June 17th-- Introduction to Photoshop

Continuing yesterday's lesson of creating Jeopardy boards, the students completed their boards. After a few playing a few of the boards the students received a tutorial on the application of photo shop. The students examined different tools to select pixels and manipulate them. With their newly learned skills the students created collages about themselves.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Morning - Day 1

Today was the first class of the summer session! Interest this summer is up again, so we have both morning and afternoon classes. This morning class was excited as they met each other and learned about each other and their summer plans. We then moved on to create our own versions of Jeopardy with specialized categories and questions. On Wednesday we will be playing some of their Jeopardy games to get to know each other better. We took a small break to play Typer Shark and hone our typing abilities. Plus, Chris baked fresh brownies this morning for everyone to enjoy as a snack!