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Sample Technology Activities

Below is an example of a Word Cloud.  Students were required to Brainstorm

Key Vocabulary Words that related to our study of Rocks/Minerals!


We also used an online application called "" to generate a

Jeopardy-like game experience based on a bar graph the class

created. The graph shows how  many students were born in a particular month with

a certain gemstone attributed to them.


Ms. Claxton - Technology Integration Specialist (Computer Lab.)

JSerra Tech Tales

Year 2017 welcomed the introduction of Bluebots and Beebots in the classrooms.  The use of these cute robots reinforced the use of algorithmic thinking skills (i.e. step by step processing) by creating a program to be run by the students themselves.  As the website states, "This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun!" They dovetailed nicely with our Hour of Code activities on the computer in the lab!  We want to train the young minds of JSerra students to be the next inventors of the future! 


Mrs. Mason's 1st grade class worked in cooperative groups to program the Blue Bots!  Click HERE to see the pictures!


Year 2018 welcomed the introduction of DASH and Dot robots as part of directional learning!  Students used Pair Programming to learn cooperative learning skills.  They also worked in groups of 4, where each student had a role (Driver, Navigator, Debugger and Designer.).  Students are learning persistence and how to work as a team, just like in the real world!  Using iPads to code these robots were interlinked with concepts in Math, Language Arts, History and Science!  I am so happy to keep STEAM learning alive and well at JSerra!

  JSerra students and staff were fortunate to participate in the Google AR (Augmented Reality)  Expeditions Pilot!  Smartphones were used to scan QR codes that activated 3D images of pollenating bees, the cardiovascular system, camouflaged animals and the planets of the solar system, to name a few!  This experience literally prompted gasps from the students! What a great way to learn!  Observing 3D models right in front of you in the same room!

Animoto Videos Related to Weather and the Water Cycle!

Students in my Advanced ELD class used the Animoto website to create short videos related to our studies of Weather and the Water Cycle.  They are embedded in their wiki web pages as well!  Enjoy!

Comics about Rocks and Minerals!

My 4th/5th Grade ELD class created comic with Facts related to our study of Rocks and Minerals.  We used the program MakeBeliefComix They were very creative!


Computer Lab Needs

These items would be very helpful during the school year.  Thank you in advance!

  • Tissues
  • Correct tape
  • Post-its
  • Bulletin Board Borders (Tech Themed)
  • Computer paper (8x11)

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Ms. Claxton



See what the J. Serra Students are learning through technology at ClaxFactor