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Kindergarteners at Troup Write About Families and Careers in the LMC Kindergarten and first graders at Augustus Lewis Troup School combined coloring on paper and typing in Word to help produce class books on families and careers. After reading books and watched videos about families, kindergarteners drew pictures of their own families. Rita O’Keefe Steel, library media specialist, assisted the students in using Microsoft Word to type descriptions of their drawings. Steel scanned in the drawings and paired them with the short narratives. She then assembled the works into a class book called Our Families. As part of another project on community helpers, first graders located images of their career choices online and inserted them into Word documents. Students wrote about their career aspirations to go with the images. LMS Rita O’Keefe A kindergarten student at Troup Library Media Center uses Word to Steel assembled the projects into a class book write about her family.
Conte West Hills Magnet Grant Sets Scene for Cutting Edge Technology in the LMC Conte West Hills is experiencing a renaissance thanks in large part to new Magnet grant. The school has partnered with Expeditionary Learning and all classes will be going on two expeditions incorporating 21st Century skills this year. Technology education, led by Library Media Specialist Brett Baker, is a major focus of that. Fourth graders are learning to use Macbook laptops along with Flip cameras. Students are using Comic Life software to tell a story and using photos they take with Photo Booth software. Fifth grade students are beginning to research education Ipad applications to A student at Conte West Hills tries out one of the school’s 60 new Ipads in the use on the 60 new Ipads on carts library media center.