What We’re Doing in 2nd Grade Technology
I’m just starting a new project with 2nd grade. It’s the time of year that they are doing geometry in math so I’m doing a project to tie into that. We have Smartboards in all our classrooms so are able to use Notebook software on all the computers. Notebook has great shape tools and we’re going to use the shape tool and fill options to create shape pictures. The kids will create multiple pictures created with just one kind of shape for each picture. When they are done with their pictures we’ll be using one of my favorite options on the Mac – to take a screen shot. They’ll be moving the shape pictures into my favorite program to use with kids – Comic Life and be adding text to tell about their pictures and to tell about the shape used in each picture. This project’s multiple pages will be turned into a slide show for each student to be shared on our web site or on the district podcast server. 2nd grade teachers are liking this project and we’re all hoping that it will help these little ones remember more of the geometry terms that they need to learn…and it incorporates art into math which works well for our magnet school theme of Arts and Science.