Cooper Technology Enrichment

2011-2012 School Year


Cooper offered technology enrichment for the first time this year. During September, the enrichment aide assisted in assessing incoming third and fourth grade technology skills. From October through May small enrichment groups met throughout the week in the library. Second through fourth grade had enrichment opportunities first semester with kindergarten and first grade starting enrichment in January.

Students in second through fourth grade were selected from our enrichment groups to serve as student leaders at the Digital Learning Fair on February 1.

Tools We Used

Sites We Used

Our Projects


All traditional kindergarten students participated in three math activities using technology. We demonstrated counting to one hundred using stamps in KidPix. We created addition story problems using the same computer. We then used Microsoft Word to type part of a money project.

Two Montessori kindergarten students participated in a variety of literacy based technology enrichment activities. We wrote stories in Little Bird Tales, completed comprehension activities using Tumblebooks and read story apps.

First Grade

Three enrichment projects were available to first grade this year. Each enrichment project ran for 2-3 weeks. In our first project, students created stories using the site Story Jumper. Our next project overlapped with Read Across America and March Reading Madness so we created Dr. Seuss stories using Microsoft Word, KidPix and an art site called slimber. Two different groups of first graders completed both the Story Jumper project and the Dr. Seuss Projetc.

Our third project was offered to four groups of first grade students starting in April, which is National Poetry Month. We used computers, a scanner and ipad to create shape poems, haiku, acrostic poems and I Spy poems.

Second Grade and Montessori

Second grade and Montessori students had a shared enrichment time. These were some of our projects and the tools they used.

Gingerbread Cougar Loose in the School - digital storytelling with Little Bird Tales.

Endangered Animal Ebooks - Little Bird Tales.

Animated Movies - Kerpoof

Creating an animal and an adventure about it - Night Zookeeper

Author Profiles - Glogster

Money Comparisons and Geography Games - Country Reports

Literacy Centers - Comprehension Games, iPad and more

Biographies - Voki and PebbleGo

Third Grade

Stories based on The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - Word and Little Bird Tales

Book Skits - books and Flip Camera

Literacy Centers - Voki, Google-a-day, and more

Ebook Previews

Biographies - ReadWriteThink and online nonfiction sources.

Book Posters - Online poster makers

Book Club - Skype and Glogster

Fourth Grade

We had three different fourth grade technology enrichment opportunities. These included:

Cooper School Tours - Students used flip cameras to film a tour of our school. They then selected segments and edited them together using Animoto.

Inanimate Alice - Students read and watched this multichapter story before creating their own chapters on Powerpoint.

Website creation - Students researched a news story or topic of their choice before creating a wiki page.


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Sample Projects

The Seven Chairs - A Digital Story

Endangered Elephants - A Nonfiction Digital Story

Digital Learning Fair - 2nd-4th Grade Technology Enrichment students helped lead the fair.