Tech @ KV
"Not So Simple" Machines
Declaration Statements Using iMovie
Virtual Art Museums
Students in Art 1 classes have been busy researching artists and creating Virtual Art Museums. Using PowerPoint, Word and Adobe Photoshop Elements, the students gathered information about the artists, searched for artwork and used tools in PowerPoint to build the museum room and insert the artwork. Finally they used Photoshop to crop photographs of themselves and add them to the museum. You can see samples at the KV Educational Technology webpage.
"Cassatt, Mary." WebMuseum:. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2013. <http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/cassatt/>.
Keeping Things in Perspective
Students in Art 2 classes are using PowerPoint in a unique way to create one and two-point perspective drawings. Using the drawing tools and a variety of shapes they are learning about vanishing points, horizon lines, light sources, converging lines, composition, and more as they design their projects.
Posting the Arts
Sixth grade students researched French, German, and Spanish artists in their World Language classes, utilizing appropriate online resources. Then they created Postcards for family and friends sharing information and artwork about the artists. They worked with templates and graphic design tools in Word.
All About Me Presentations
Seventh graders demonstrated their ability to read and speak basic language in French, German and Spanish as they created Power Point presentations in their World Language classes. The presentations included graphics, audio, video, animations and transitions.
KVMS Travel Tours
Eighth graders learned the importance of planning and research in taking a trip to a foreign country. in their World Language classes, the students chose a destination to a French, German or Spanish speaking location and planned the trip which included selection of airline, hotel, restaurant and various attractions at their destination. Once their research was complete they gathered graphics and put it all together in a travel video.
You can view samples at the KV Educational Technology webpage.
Students in Mrs. Carroll's Family and Consumer Science classes have been learning about various careers and researching careers of interest. They used their research information to create brochures in Microsoft Publisher to share with the class. The brochures include information, graphics and design.
8th Grade - Fall Lessons
Eighth grade students are learning about computer programming! Using Alice software the students learn about computational thinking and problem solving. Click on the link below to learn more about Alice. Eighth graders also started their online Internet Safety course. Internet safety 101 is a four module course that students complete independently, at home or school, during the school year. The module topics include Digital Footprints, Safe Surfing, Cyberbullying and Social Media.