Genco's first graders at Independence Elementary are
some of the first students in Tangipahoa Parish School
System to receive the six new nComputing stations in
Conferencing with Tucker Elementary & Hammond Westside
SchoolTech Facilitator Amy Ard at Tucker Elementary and
Instructional Technology Facilitator Colette Taillon at
Hammond Westside Upper worked with second graders and
sixth graders to set up video conferencing. Two classes
in two different towns were able to work with each other
via the video conferencing equipment in their
classrooms. The sixth graders in Ms. Yolanda William's
third hour class were researching the history of Mardi
Gras, so they read Gaston Goes to Mardi Gras to
the second graders. After listening to the story the
second graders created Mardi Gras masks in Kid Pix then
called back the sixth graders over the video
conferencing equipment and shared their creations with a
parade of masks.
an ESL student in Sandy Daniel's second grade class at
Midway Elementary uses the new grant computer in the
classroom to work on a language skills assignment .
Students in Juanita Lee's Computer class at Ponchatoula
Junior High created advertisements for Computer Output
Devices. Students had to research prices, describe
features of the device, and explain what made their
device better than others.
Online in TPSS
Forty eighth graders at
Champ Cooper and Nesom Middle School are taking Algebra I Online from
Louisiana Virtual School. Students are using computers,
Graphing Calculators, CBL (Calculator Based Labs) with
Probes, Digital Tablets, and Jump Drives to work through
their online lessons.
Nesom Middle teacher Patty Huang and Champ Cooper
teacher Amy Dunn are facilitating these classes in their
schools' computer lab.
Elementary School held Technology night on April 19,
2007. Carol Fornea, Vinyard teachers, and the students
showed a huge crowd of parents and visitors how they use
technology to help them in the classrooms.
graders at Vinyard used digital pictures to "Swing into
Spring" in their hallways. Jill Foster's and Cynthia
Diebold's students created the swings and flowers to
create the fabulous display.
Stephanie Sims sixth graders at Roseland Elementary
created Mystery PowerPoints about Greece.
to see their PowerPoint projects.
Foster's fifth graders at Vinyard Elementary are reading
stories about Paul Revere and the 1940s. They are
creating fact cards and pop-up book suitcases on the
computer using activities that Mrs. Foster learned in
TangiTech Social Studies.
Richelle Votaw's first graders at O.W. Dillon completed
an Internet scavenger hunt that Ms. Votaw constructed in
TangiTech 2 with the help of Jessica Dupuy's 6th
graders. All the students benefited from this technology
activity. Congratulations on a job well done!
After gathering all the
ocean facts from their scavenger hunt, the students
created "fan books" to use as a study guide for their
unit test. Ms. Votaw's first graders are techie ocean
Stephanie Sim's class at Roseland Elementary used
Microsoft Word to complete a paragraph about their
imaginary journey to Egypt after completing the Social
Studies chapter on Egypt. If you look closely at picture
of Clifford, you will see his face on the Sheik using
the Funhouse Software. The students also made mummies
out of empty paper towel rolls and tissue.
the first day of class, teachers worked in centers to
complete Thinking Maps by naming the Cajun music played
on a PowerPoint, learned Cajun Dancing from a video,
used calculators to plan a Cajun Fais-do -do, figured
out how much ingredients were needed to cook for 100
people, and played Louisiana Politics answering
questions about Louisiana in order to gain votes in
hopes of becoming governor.
to see the PowerPoint that Krystle Fedele's First
at Tucker Elementary created.
at Woodland Park Early Learning Center
Kindergarteners at Woodland Park Early Learning Center
Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater projects with their digital
pictures. Support Teacher Jean Veasey helped the
students complete the pumpkins to get ready for the
parents to visit.
Click on the picture to
see the PowerPoint created by Stephanie Sims' sixth
Hurricane Katrina by Becky
Johnson's students at Loranger Elementary
Click here to see the
PowerPoint that students created about Hurricane
attending TangiTech Social Studies,
Stephanie Sims, guided her
sixth graders in creating suitcase projects using a
PowerPoint pop-up book pattern. Students did research on
China and Japan and then completed "Our Journey To China
& Japan" suitcases.
Lamonte's sixth graders at West Side Middle School
created Riddle Books using a PowerPoint template. The
riddles are kept in a basket for Mrs. Lamonte to use as
time fillers or "early finishers" to quiz each other
Sims' sixth graders at Roseland Elementary created
Circle Books on China and Japan.
Talented Students in Michelle Mount's class at West Side
Middle School recently worked with SchoolTech
Facilitator Melissa Ryan using GPS (Global Positioning
System) units. Mrs. Ryan received a grant to purchase 5
GPS units that help students learn geography skills of
latitude and longitude in geocaching activities.
Gardner's First Graders at Tucker Elementary
First grade students in Mrs. Amber Gardner's
class at Tucker Elementary took digital camera
pictures of each other. Using KidPix, students
painted rosy red elf cheeks on their pictures
.... just like Santa's elves at the North Pole.
In pairs, students used Microsoft Word to write
stories of how they would help Santa during
Christmas. After printing their pictures and
stories, students created helpers for Santa!!!
Carmen Brabham's First Graders at Amite Elementary
practiced the poem, broke it into stanzas and drew their
mental images. Carmen recorded the students reading the
poem and then put this
together. Technology Integration at its finest!!
Morel's Second Graders at Amite Elementary
Students made Fact
Flippers to help study for a Social Studies test.
David Duval, computer
technician for TPSS Technology Department is always
happy to lend his expert technological assistance in
classrooms throughout the school system. He recently
addressed a computer problem in Debbie Richardson's
First Grade Class at Loranger Elementary. He instantly
became a "Valentine Friend" with the students and joined
them around the "Valentine Friend Tree" for a snapshot.
Thanks Bunches, Mr. Dave!!!!!
Cowell's Digital Picture Bulletin Board
Ms. Cowell's students
took digital pictures of themselves in different
positions for this snowy scene bulletin board in their
hallway at O.W. Dillon Elementary.
Morel's Second Graders at Amite Elementary
on the stories above and read the great Polar Express
stories that students created.
Students take turns reading their stories to their
classmates and have a pajama party while watching the
movie Polar Express.
Fedele's First Graders at Tucker Elementary
Krystle Fedele's first graders at
Tucker Elementary rotate in and out of classroom
computers daily to complete technology activities and
projects. Scanner collages for Christmas presents,
Internet scavenger hunts and door hangers for their
rooms are just some of the technology integration that
happens in this classroom.
Neidhamer's First Graders at Tucker Elementary
Students created pictures in KidPix and then with the
help of Mentor Teacher Colette Taillon and Ms.
Neidhamer, they created a PowerPoint presentation of
their story. Click here
to see this excellent project.
Krysti Byers at Vinyard Elementary
Byers' classes at Vinyard Elementary
their creative side by completing scanner collages and
acrostic poems to display for Open House.
Pictures Bulletin Board
Wanda McElveen's class at O.W. Dillon Elementary in
Kentwood, used their digital pictures to create a
bulletin board outside their classroom to welcome their
new friends from Hurricane Katrina.
Sims at Roseland Elementary
Stephanie Sims at Roseland Elementary uses her Digital
Camera and skills she learned in TangiTech #2 to create
displays and materials for her classroom.
The Class Bouquet was
made with digital pictures of the students in Mrs. Sims'
The Happy Harvest
pumpkin is filled with pictures of the students dressed
as scarecrows using Fun House software.
Boxes at O. W. Dillon Elementary
McElveen's sixth graders
are getting ready to take
"The U.S. Constitution Test." Students each
created a study box using the PowerPoint template that
Ms. McElveen learned in TangiTech #2. Then they used
Microsoft Word to type their review questions about the
Constitution. The pictures below show these "techie"
sixth graders working cooperatively as they prepare for
State Brochures by D.C. Reeves Fourth Graders
fourth graders in Ponchatoula are busy creating state
brochures in PowerPoint. Each student researched
Louisiana and did a brochure to learn how to copy
pictures from the internet. They also learned how to
change and personalize WordArt. Finally, they learned
how to insert a clip art to symbolize something from
their state on their map. Mrs. Haydel says "They are
really doing well on this." Click here to see two
samples of these technology projects.
Samantha's State Brochure (pdf)
Wanda McElveen's students at
created a technology project "The
House of Idioms."
Click on thumb nails to see pictures
Zoo at Independence Elementary -
Ashley Penton's first
graders created a "Guess Who Zoo" on
their classroom door for Open House.
Parents had to unscramble names and
find their children disguised
Click here for more pictures of
these great technology/art projects
by the talented first graders.
Chatelain's and Ms. Helen Bahm's students at
Vinyard Elementary use PowerPoint to create
Solar System Fan Books and Electronic Book
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