West Limestone Technology Showcase

Explore below to experience just a few of the many activities that K-6 West Limestone students have completed using technology this year. K-2 share an iPad cart with 30 iPads. Grades 3-6 are 1:1 with MacBook laptops. We have 15 laptops that classes can check out. The information below does not even scratch the surface of what students have completed. Many activities are web based and there is not a project to share, but learning was achieved using these tools. We hope to share much more next year!

Kindergarten

The Kindergarten classes not only learned how to use the iPads this year, but they also learned how to use the MacBooks.

Skype with an Author

Third graders used Skype to talk to author Robin Yardi. Robin read a section of her book, The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez, to the children. Robin also told the children about becoming an author and she let the children ask questions. The students loved asking Robin questions.


Second graders (pictured below), used Skype to talk to author Monica Carnesi. Monica read her book, Little Dog Lost. The children loved the book. Students were able to ask Monica some questions. One student asked her if she has a dog. Monica does have a dog and even let the students meet her dog at the end of the Skype session.

Mystery Skype

Fourth graders participated in Mystery Skype to not only learn more about other states but to also tell others what they have learned about our state in Alabama History this year. Students connected with other classrooms in Pennsylvania, California, Kansas, and Arizona. The classes took turns asking each other Yes/No questions to discover their "Mystery State". The students love connecting with other students in other states.

Technology Competition

Mrs. Gibbs took eleven students to the Northwest Regional Technology Fair in Huntsville, AL. Students in grades 4-6 were given the opportunity to sign up to work after school or at home on a project to enter in the fair. All eleven students placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their project category. Those placing 1st and 2nd were able to attend the state fair in Montgomery, AL.


Below are a few of the projects entered at the fair...


Website Design

Animals from Canada - Bryson and Carlie Belle (5th grade) - placed 1st in their level

West Limestone Elementary Library - Tessa and Kenlie (5th grade) - placed 2nd in their level

History of West Limestone - Edie, Addie, and Blakely (4th grade) - placed 2nd in their level


Multimedia

Taking Care of your MacBook - Daniel Gibbs (4th grade) - placed 2nd in his level


*These are not all the projects.

Keynote Presentations in 6th Grade Social Studies

iMovie Trailers

3rd Grade - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf


6th Grade - Modern story to Prince and the Pauper - The Volleyball Game

Hour of Code

Students in grades 3-9 and 12 participated in the Hour of Code event. The purpose of the Hour of Code is to introduce students to computer programming. Even if only for an hour, students are exposed to the area of software development where they might not otherwise be exposed. We are fortunate to have a couple of classes at the Career Technical Center that teach computer software development. Many students teach themselves computer programming. The Hour of Code event sparks the interest of many students. Check it out for yourself at www.code.org.

Day to Day Learning with MacBooks

Ebooks

Mrs. Russell in the Elementary Media Center demonstrated to 6th graders where to find the ebooks that LCS has to offer.