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Student Projects!                  

This Year (2009-10)

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Featured Projects:

MS Technology Blogs!

Google SketchUp

Last Year (2008-09)

4th: Slideshows

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The Year Before Last (2007-08)

7th: Web Atlas

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In Class TODAY: April

4th Grade
  • Using a web browser.
  • How to find out information on the web.
  • Word: Disease Report
5th Grade
  • Page Layout: States Brochure
 6th - 7th Grades
  • Podcasting
  • Tech Trends Topic (Discussion and Write-ups)

8th Grad
  • Yearbook

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Meet the Teachers                  

Mr. Calkins 

Hi - This coming year ('09-'10) will be my 3rd year at Hillcrest. I also work as an Instructional Designer and trainer, and have done graphic and web design, lectured at UCB, and spent 3 years teaching in Africa. Contact:

Software Apps for Home Use!

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Audacity: Sound editing software
Students who enjoyed audio/sound editing in Audacity can download the app for free at home (Mac or PC!).
Go to the download page.

Middle School Update

  • March 22 - April 2, 2010 We have a new face in the Computer Lab this month: Andrea Orvik has been assisting Mr. Calkins in the 6th and 7th grade computer classes. Ms. Orvik, who has ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2010, 4:21 PM by Hillcrest School Computer Teacher
  • March 8-19, 2010 Over the last two weeks we have been learning more about web page design, focusing now on links and web site navigation. Part of the trick of having a good ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2010, 11:03 AM by Hillcrest School Computer Teacher
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Technology in the Classroom

Lab News

  • Spring Upgrades New Cameras: Bought 10 new 10MP digital cameras for the lab that can also shoot HD video!Installed video conversion programs on all computers and upgraded the current video codecs ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2009, 11:02 AM by Hillcrest School Computer Teacher
  • Fall Upgrades Backups: Bought 2 500GB hard drives and set up an automatic daily backup system for our small networkBitDefender Virus protection and Firewall installed on all lab computersRAM: Upgraded ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2009, 10:59 AM by Hillcrest School Computer Teacher
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