Monday, January 26, 2015

6th Graders Travel to Pakistan

Sixth grade students read the book Iqbal , about a child worker in a Pakistan carpet factory.   In order to help the students understand the Pakistanian culture, and the carpet factories, the library transformed into the first LibTech tours under the guidance of Linda Kay, librarian and Robin Young, Instructional Technology Specialist.    Using Youtube videos, Google Earth and eMaze, students were transported from RMS to Pakistan where they got to hear the music, see some cultural highlights,  and visit a carpet factory.  They were also given an opportunity to eat lentil soup (a staple in the book for the carpet workers) and try their hand a t weaving a carpet.  To summarize their learning for the day they wrote a postcard home to let their parent know they were okay and all that they had learned.  

Monday, January 12, 2015

Light Painting

As part of an enrichment day rotation in late December, RMS students learned how to manipulate camera settings on a digital camera to create "light paintings," which capture illuminated motion in a still photograph. Connections were made to science, history, and modern art.  Students enjoyed experimenting with this little-known technology! 

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