Thursday, September 12, 2013

It's iStation TIme!

In Mrs. Timson's third grade classroom we are using Istation, a computer-based learning system for reading. The state of Texas has purchased this program for all students in grades 3-8, for use at school or home. The program uses animation and game-like instruction, providing instruction and fun at the same time. 

Exploring Place Value

It's math time...learning about place value...used to be that students came to the board and worked math problems. but now, we are using computers and websites to practice math lessons. 

Second grade is showing what they know about place value with  It is a free online resource that has engaging, interactive lessons on all sorts of subjects. 

Students use a wireless mouse to manipulate virtual base ten blocks to represent  hundreds, tens, and ones.  The mouse can be handed from one student to the next, giving each one a chance to complete a problem.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Welcome Back! It's Time for Acceptable Use!

We are excited about our new laptop computers at Teravista, and intend on making some great projects with them! We've been going through our Acceptable Use and Cyberbullying Lessons in class this week, and our students are ready to work.

Pictured here is Mrs. King's third grade class as they prepare to use computers. They watched a short video on Cybersafety and then completed some interactive activities. If you would like to view the video, Learn with Professor Garfield - Internet Safety