Mrs. McBride's second grade class spent some time working on the Dell Netbooks recently. After logging on with their specific usernames and passwords, they were working on identifying specific links in the library's Language Arts list. They also visited Pebble Go, a great district research resource, where they explored research resources for future Independent Investigation Method projects.
Mrs. Chiriboga's fourth grade class researched Native American Tribes that lived in Texas and created PowerPoint Presentations to share. Students supported their research and writing with complementary images and engaging layouts within the presentations. PowerPoint requires that students master saving and retrieving files as well as choosing appropriate formats for intended audiences.