Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Have you been persuaded? Mrs. Hubele’s third graders typed up letters to persuade one way or another on their topic. The students used and learned about Microsoft Word features and used correct letter format. This was a great lesson covering the TEKS 3.21 Persuasive text. The classs had several mini lessons beforehand over how and where to save their documents, how to change fonts, indenting, capitalizing letters, etc. If you were Mrs. Hubele, would you give in?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Kinder Students Log on!

Do you remember your days in Kindergarten? Were you learning your letters? How about your numbers? Did you learn how to find them on a QWERTY Keyboard? Here at Gattis, most of the Kindergarten students spent some time with Miss Hintz, the Instructional Technology Specialist and their classroom teachers and practiced logging on and off. This was a challenging task met with great successes! Each student has an individual username and password. Usernames have both numbers and letter in them, and their secret passwords are so secret, it just looks like dots when you type it (that’s hard to find mistakes on!). Big Cheers for Kinder students and teachers who were so patient, even when the technology was challenging us!