Students at Bluebonnet have been participating in the Hour of Code. This week is dedicated to introducing computer science through simple coding or programming. Using websites such as studio.code.org/s/course1 or tynker.com/hour-of-code, students have been problem solving by learning block coding to make their characters do something (move forward, turn left, jump, etc). Our Kinder students used The Foos or Kodable to code using the iPads. All students were engaged, had fun, and helped each other complete the puzzles. For more information on the Hour of Code, click here.
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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Students in Mrs. de Becze's 5th grade math classes are learning about careers. In their current project, they will be researching the career or occupation they want to pursue. They must find out the starting salaries, and use a website (http://themint.org/kids/starting-salaries.html) that gives them their monthly net income (http://themint.org/kids/determining-your-budget.html). As an extended activity, students can research the cost of different necessities and luxuries to see if their monthly income will be able to meet their needs.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Students in Mrs. Sanchez's class have been using the ActivExpressions to answer the daily reading question. They are given a question displayed on the Promethean Board, and then they answer using their devices. The best part of this technology is the access to immediate feedback. The students and teacher are able to look at the results from the way everyone answered and have a discussion as to why some students may have chosen something different. The devices were also used to allow students to answer a self-paced quiz. This format allows them to go at their own pace, and the teacher gets the results immediately.