The students started the year investigating the eye! We learned about the parts of the eye, how each functions and how it all works so that we can see.
The students used the netbooks cameras to capture an image of their eye. We used this image to create a study guide of the outside parts of the eye. The finished product looks easy but there were several steps involved that required the students to put their technology skills into practice. Some of the skills included taking the photo and saving the photo into their own server folder. They also needed to rename using a naming protol and changing the format of the image. The students used Gimp to edit the photo. As it's a free program, it's not as user-friendly as we would like, but it works well. Students edited out the rest of their face and added text to label the parts of the eye. The final product had to be uploaded to blog. This procedure sounds easy, but it needs to be uploaded in a certain way. Our final products are located in the assignment called "Eye" See You on the 7th grade blogs.