In the Spotlight (Elementary – 5/10/2012)

Wells Branch: 4th Grade House Builders!
http://wellsbranchtech.edublogs.org/2012/05/01/4th-grade-house-builders/
Wells Branch 4th graders are currently working on a house-building project using an application called Google Sketch-Up. This free program from Google allows them to build 3 dimensional models. Students are putting their geometric skills and knowledge to create these awesome 3-D model homes!

Paper Slides
– Herrington: Second Graders Create Paper Slide Videos
http://herringtontech.blogspot.com/2012/05/second-graders-create-paper-slide.html
– Canyon Creek: Paper Slide Shows
http://ccetech.blogspot.com/2012/05/paper-slide-shows.html

Digital Book Reports
– Voigt 4th grade students: Digital Book Trailers
http://gettingitrightvoigt.blogspot.com/2012/05/digital-book-trailers.html
– Voigt 5th grade students: Novel Study Movies
http://gettingitrightvoigt.blogspot.com/2012/05/novel-study-movies.html

Animal Research and Presentations
– Old Town 1st grade students
http://oldtowntech.edublogs.org/2012/05/02/talking-animals/
– Spicewood 2nd grade students
http://spicewoodtechnology.blogspot.com/2012/05/2nd-graders-use-powerpoint-to-share.html
– Caldwell Heights 2nd grade students
http://stayingactivelyengaged.blogspot.com/p/getting-it-right-at-ches.html  (May 4th posting)

Community Service/Awareness
– Spicewood: 5th Grade Students Spread Awareness Using Weebly
http://spicewoodtechnology.blogspot.com/2012/05/5th-grade-students-spread-awareness.html
– Spicewood: Prezi Spices Up Our Presentations!
http://spicewoodtechnology.blogspot.com/2012/05/prezi-spices-up-our-presentations.html

More Great Technology Happenings on Elementary Campuses Around the District:
– Double File 2nd grade students create online poems. Visit “Poetry Online” at http://dfttech.blogspot.com/2012/05/poetry-online.html
– Robertson 3rd grade students use technology to prepare for their Living History Museum. Visit “Online Databases Help With Biographical Research” at http://stayingactivelyengaged.blogspot.com/p/hot-tech-at-robertson.html
– Wells Branch 5th grade students take a closer look at owl pellets in their science lesson. Visit “Owl Pellets Up Close!” at http://wellsbranchtech.edublogs.org/2012/05/03/owl-pellets-up-close/
– Gattis students use technology as a tool. Visit “Technology as a Tool” at http://gattistech.blogspot.com/2012/05/technology-as-tool.html

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