Second graders were working on research skills using the Dell Netbooks in the classroom. Students were able to follow teacher movements in the World Book Online research resource. Being able to apply individually and immediately what they see and learn helps students reinforce and strengthen technology and research skills.
Many first grade classes incubated chicken eggs in their classrooms in April. They turned the eggs three times daily and waited patiently for twenty-one days for the eggs to hatch.
Ms. Gillen's students typed up the chicken facts they learned in a Microsoft Word documents and then recorded their favorite chicken fact into a PhotoStory to share with each other and their parents.
One afternoon in March, before packing up to go home, Ms. Bray's second graders had the opportunity to chat with a couple New Zealanders who were having their breakfast just before heading off to school.
Using Skype and the classroom document camera and projector, students were able to ask questions about school and food and time differences between Texas and New Zealand.
Keeping learning real and engaging in second grade!