Instructor: Mrs. Roubie
At Lake Ridge Elementary School, we use technology to support and enhance the teaching and learning of Virginia Standards of Learning objectives.
Technology support is provided by Mrs. Roubie, Instructional Technology Coach, who provides instructional and training support, and Mrs. Pittman, our Technology Support Specialist, who provides hardware and network support througout the school
We have laptops, digital cameras, Flip cameras, digital microscopes, student response systems, and document cameras, all of which may be checked out by any teacher. Classrooms have Promethean ActivBoards and student computers for daily use. Thanks to a generous gift from our 2013-14 PTO, we have a set of 30 iPads, which are shared among all students and teachers.
Each homeroom class will have one class period reserved in the computer lab per week. Teachers may also check out sets of laptops for use in their classrooms.
This webpage will have some examples of technology integration projects as well as some experimental postings.
After enjoying the outdoors, playing with friends, or reading a book for 15-20 minutes, here are some activities that students might like to try, with parent permission.
- Practice keyboarding skills on this colorful BBC website. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/
- Review math skills in a game format. Click on this link and look for the math topic that you need to practice. http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm
Cup 2014 - Learn more about the 2014 World Cup on this Time for Kids website http://timeforkids.com/minisite/world-cup-2014
Examples of Past Technology Integration Projects Include:
5th Grade Pyramid Poems
Fifth graders in Miss Northup's class and in Mr. Frikker's class worked on finishing their pyramid poems. Miss Northup's student added photographs of themselves into the poems, and Mr. Frikker's students inserted clip art illustrating a line in their poems. Both classes did a great job of personalizing their poems with a variety
of font styles, sizes and colors.
The students used Microsoft Word for this project. It integrated technology SOL C/T 3-5.2 (Create, edit, and format a document with text and graphics) with Language Arts SOL objectives 5.7 (write for a variety of purposes) and 5.8 (proofread and edit writing).
Second Grade Symmetrical Designs
Lora Johnson's second-graders demonstrated their understanding of symmetry by drawing and coloring symmetrical designs. Using Pixie software in the computer lab, students drew designs with the line tool, added a line of symmetry with the shape tool, colored in the designs symmetrically with the fill tool, and added their names with the text tool. The students had a lot of fun and were proud of their designs!
|This activity integrated several SOL objectives:
Draw a line of symmetry in a figure
Create figures with at least one line of symmetry.
Visual Arts 2.5
The student will use color and line in works of art.
Demonstrate proficiency in the use of technology.
- Demonstrate the use of mouse, keyboard, and printer
- Use multimedia resources such as software with graphical interfaces.
Welcome to the Computer Lab!
Our Computer Lab was renovated last year and looks very different. Most classes will begin coming to the Computer Lab once a week starting in September. Students in grades 2-5 will have accounts in the keyboarding program, Type to Learn, which they can use at home or at school.
Hour of Code
Last year many students in grades 2-5, participated in the national Hour of Code initiative. Students in participating classes had their own accounts to track their progress through a variety of coding puzzles. Our students really enjoyed this activity and did a great job of collaborating in writing their programs.