What are the students learning in technology?

Video Making
6th, 7th & 8th grades

The students are learning video techniques, script writing and laying out storyboards to create video projects. The first project was interviewing another student.  Students worked in groups of three, and students rotated between the tasks of interviewer, interviewee & videographer.  Once the video is shot, each student edits their own video.  The second project was an instructional video on how to do a task or skill. The how tos ranged from spinning a basketball to making a magnetic compass.

1st grade

Students are learning to use the keyboard, locating letter keys, using the space bar, backspace, enter and shift keys to publish their writing from their classroom.  Next, they will use learn tools in a paint program to illustrate their writing.  The image will be added to their writing for a final product.

3rd grade

Students are working on their keyboarding skills by learning finger placement on the homeroom keys.  They just completed a slide presentation in Google slides about their favorite things.  Many students presented their work for the class.  Next, the students will be researching famous African Americans in our state.  They will organize their research for presentation.

5th grade

Students are working on their keyboarding skills building speed and accuracy using the homerow keys.  Students learned about digital citizenship including online etiquette, cyberbullying, using keywords for effective searches, using digital devices effectively to avoid distraction and giving credit to people if their work is used in a project.

Currently, students are researching a state and organizing the information for presentation in google slides.

During registration, parents are asked if their student may have a Google account.  The District Google account is  an important tool for students to use. In my technology classes, students from 3rd grade to 8th grade are using their District Google accounts to create work in documents, slides and sites.  Google accounts enable students to work collaboratively, access assignments and share their work with me and their folks at home.   Any emails sent by the students are monitored by the District for inappropriate content.

If you have any questions or comments, please email me at anne_weaver@dpsk12.org.

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the true goal of education.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



Anne Weaver, Technology Teacher                    
Florida Pitt Waller K-8
Denver Public Schools
21601 E. 51st Place
Denver, Colorado 80249
720 424-7840, ext. 42906