Tuesday, May 13, 2008
We will be getting new faculty here at city school. Our principal Mrs. Riggs and our assistant principal Mrs. Colomb will be leaving our school. Mrs. Colomb will be replaced by Marcie Louis will be taking her place. Marcie Louis was principal at a school in North Carolina. Mrs. Colomb has been a principal here for 15 years. She says it will be hard to leave city school. The things she likes about were she will be going is that its closer to her home and she will get to be a principal. The assistant principal we will be getting is a lot like Mrs. Colomb. She doesn’t think it will disrupt the school.
Mrs. Riggs will also be leaving our school. At this point we are unaware of who our new principal will be. Mrs. Riggs said that she would miss the kids here. She said that her greatest accomplishment is: “probably working on reading and getting our younger kids a better start. Also the way kids have taken leadership and have become leaders, and the technology. I believe they will learn what we need to know.” If she were not leaving she would have made learning more rigorous. So that the kids are more challenged. Well good luck, we hope their new jobs go well.
The St. Albans City School Raiders softball team is ready to start the new season and the girls are ready to WIN!!!
There very first game was in Sheldon, the girls played an amazing game but they lost. The team was discouraged but there couches Shannon Lamothe and Katie told the girls how proud they were and it was only the first game of the season, there are many more games to come.
They lost the game in Swanton against MVU the pitcher was amazing Sonja through several strikes in the first inning every one on the team screamed when she struck a player out! The catcher Alexandra did a great job. Katie cot pop flies in the bottom of the fifth.
The Raiders Softball players have a game in Georgia, May 6. The girls are really hoping that they win today! The pitcher will be Sonja and possibly Macey Robtoy.
May 7th, The Raiders softball team lost 23-0. It was a horrible loss but the girl’s plaid well.
On May 8 the softball team lost to Fairfield and but the score was close.
On May 9th the softball team lost 7-13 Against MVU. A few players were injured and will be out of the games for a while, but they will still be at every game cheering on their team!
May 12, the softball team has their 1st home game at the local park. They will be playing against MVU.
Raider's Idol is back again! Raider's Idol is a talent show where students from St. Albans City School can show off their stuff.
This event will be held on May 30th, at 7:00 pm. This is the only time the show will be held. The first (mandatory) practice is on May 5th, after school until 4:15. Other practices will be held throughout the month of May.
The rules are as follows:
l You must be in St. Albans City School.
l Must attend some practices to be in the show.
l Act must be 3 minutes or less.
l If singing there must be no background vocals.
l You must have your act approved on the first practice.
Even if you do not want to have an act, this can be very fun and you can still play a part! You can work the lights, or even just make posters and cheer on your friends!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Graduation for 8th graders will be held on the 17th of June. It is at 6:00 PM at St. Albans City School, (SACS). We are celebrating our years at City school. Students will be saying speeches, which they wrote. There will be food for the graduates, and probably a bake sale. The seventh grade band will be playing at the graduation. It will be a day of mixed emotions.
The Eighth graders are going on a trip on June 15. We are going to smugglers notch Water Park. There are rules students have to follow, or they wont be allowed to take part on the field trip. Students can't have any SSC referrals and have any missed work. Eighth graders need to be on their best behavior to partake on the field trip.
There will be an end of the year carnival. The eighth graders will be accompanying a kindergartener for the day. The city school carnival is basically a field day. There will be a lot of games, crafts a cook out/barbeque to wrap up the day.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
I learned a lot about people, and quite a bit about myself. I can easily present things to people. Afterwards, we received so many "Good Job" s and a lot of hand shakes. It was just an overall awesome presentation. Maybe we could integrate some great ideas learned at the conference into the school we go to. This will be interesting. I have some good ideas. Maybe a web server. Maybe some LTSP Edubuntu set ups. This will be very interesting.
I think the typing test is a bad website. We are looking for websites to help you learn how to type faster. This site is only telling you how fast you type. So out of 5 I would give it a 1 it doesn't help students or adults how to type just how good they are at it. So if you're really good and you like to feel good then you should go to that site.
I think that Tux Typing is a really good site for little kids. This has the basic steps to becoming a good typer. Also it has a little penguin so it has to be good. Just kidding. But it does have some really good stuff for kids. It has games and such to help you become a better typer. I would give this a 4/5. Since it is for younger kids not all starters are kids some are adults or teens/ preteens.
I think that the All bunny's typing class is a good site for kids. Every child should know about the tortoise and the hare. Well now kids can live it. If they do good then their character does good. I used to have something like this and I loved it. I'm sure your child ( if you have one) will too. I would give it a 4/5
I think that Flash Typing is a very bad game for a young child. It has the typer be a space ship and it has to vaporise other ships. I don't know about you but I wouldn't want a 3 year old getting ideas. I would give it a 2/5
I think that Dance Mat is an awesome site. It is for kids 7-11 years old. You start out with 4 stages. When you go up in each stage you learn more letters. At first you learn the home keys. Then you learn RTGY stuff like that. I give it a 5/5
I think that free Yping Game is a good site. It teaches you the letters in an easy lesson then tests you on what you learned. It also includes games. I would give it a 5/5
I think keyboarding Ideas and tecniques isn't a good site. It teaches teachers how to teach students how to type. I know if I was trying to learn how to type and I came across this I would be really upset if it was the only site online. It wouldn't help at all. I would give it a 1/5
I think keyboarding practice is a bad site. This is what it does. When you type in a letter the matching letter on the board lights up. It is a real bummer. I would give it a 1/5
I don't think keyboarding lesson is that great either. It is more like a test than anything.
I think that learn 2 type is a good website. It is for both begginners and experts. It would be good for adults and young kids. Not todlars but for 6,7 year old kids.
Wow now I know my abc's. The abc's typing games is waay to easy. It would be for real begginners. It wouldn't be for kids and it wouldn't be for adults. I give it a 0/5
Typer spider is a really good site. It is a little childish but it has good levels. It has easy, medium, and hard. Yes it has baby graphics but hey we don't need graphics so it is fine. It is good for all ages. 5/5
It says on this site that it is an online game. That costs money. So For our school I wouldn't get it because we probably couldn't afford it for every computer.
Typing Tutor was a great website. It had easy keys but the speed could be increased for someone who is really fast. This has a 4/5
Friday, April 4, 2008
Type Faster Typing Tutor: I would give this on a scale of 1-4 a 4. It has a lot of programs. It has a typing one for normal people, one for blind people, and one for spanish speaking people.
Typing Test I would give it a 2. It is only a test to see how fast you type now. It doesn't give you a way to advance in your level of typing.
Tux Typing this is a good program. It is more for kids. It has games. It's mascot is als0 a cute little penguin, So I would give it a 3.
I hope this will help you when buying a typing program
I love basketball and running. I have good grades in school and love the auther Erin Hunter. She has such a way of writing. I am in 7th grade and have 1 really good friend. She has been since I was little. Well tha'ts all I'm telling you guys Hope you like the blog.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
We will be trying some of these games this week and letting you know what we think. Please feel free to try some and give us your opinion.
We will be reviewing the following programs:
and the following websites
Al Bunny's Typing Class
Type the letters and see if the bunny can beat the turtle; free download
Choose the keys you want to practice
Attempt to vaporize asteroids (letters) before they hit your space ship; free download
Dance Mat Typing
From BBC; learn and practice keyboarding
Free Typing Games
Lessons and tests
Keyboarding Lessons and Ideas
Information about teaching keyboarding, technique checklist, resourcesClick Introduction to Keyboarding for Elementary School Students for step-by-step lessons.
Type a letter on the keyboard and watch it light up on the screen
Basic practice exercises; home row and more
Learn 2 Type
Interactive exercises which help you learn to type
Typing games; play online or download
Practice typing the letters of the alphabet
Practice typing from letters to words
Typing Pal Online
Online typing practice and exercises site; In "Practice," the game will not let you move on until you type each letter correctly
Online game; practice using the home row keys; speed is adjustable
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I am a 7th grader at St. Albans City School. I have started writing blogs to inform the student body about 1 stuff happening in school and 2 a cool electronic device. I love basketball, cross country and hanging out with my friends. Hope you love the blogs.
Friday, March 21, 2008
PRO’S-THIS IS LESS EXPENSIVE THEN A LAB TOP. TEACHERS DON’T REALLY HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT SOMEONE STEALING IT. IT IS GOOD TO USE WHEN WE R SHORT ON COMPUTERS BECAUSE U CAN SEND WHAT U TYPE IN IT TO THE COMPUTER.
CONS-YOU CAN’T DO AS MANY THINGS AS U WANT WITH IT.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
My phone is a Samsung. A lot of cool things about it are that you can insert a memory card to hold more songs, pictures etc. It is slim short and almost has no weight to it. Some of the tools on it are calculator, calendar, notepad etc. It also has a built in voice command thing. You could say, “Go to my songs.” And it would go right to your songs.
Cons- sometimes when you want music videos of pictures form another computer itunes deletes everything that you already have on it.
It is good for kids to have instead of Microsoft word. They can bring it anywhere and type an essay etc and then the next day hook it up and press print.
It has a calculator for math.
At night teachers could type the in the assignment for the students to do.
It’s not dangerous. Students couldn’t use it in the wrong way.
Easy to carry (not heavy)
Runs on batteries
It has a thing called the beamer, which can send messages from one NEO to another NEO within 3 feet.
It has a thing called the beamer, which can send messages from one NEO to another NEO within 3 feet. (Good for sending to a teacher)
Teachers can create a quiz
If you hold the backspace /it won’t delete them all. You have to click it over and over until it’s gone.
It can only hold up to 8 files
Doesn’t have internet
Runs on batteries
It has a thing called the beamer, which can send messages from one NEO to another NEO within 3 feet. (Not good for sending harassing messages.
the picture at the top is a NEO it was found at this site... http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://vancefry.com/wp-content/uploads/alphasmart-neo-3.jpg&imgrefurl=http://vancefry.com/projects/red-neo/&h=351&w=555&sz=78&hl=en&start=21&um=1&tbnid=5CNJtexqZQ4l8M:&tbnh=84&tbnw=133&prev=/images%3Fq%3DNEO.%26start%3D20%26ndsp%3D20%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN
This is a RCA Pearl MP3 player with 1GB Flash memory. It includes an LCD screen with 7 backlights, and takes 1 AAA battery for 7-15 hours of music. It can hold over 100songs, and voice recordings with a built in microphone. This device can be plugged into a computer’s USB port directly, or with an extension cable to download and upload songs onto it. The backlight shows what’s playing along with other information, and comes on when a button is pushed. The price is of this MP3 is $34.88. This isn’t too bad for how good it works! It is small, space saving, and easy to use.
I really like this MP3 Player!! It is easy to use and can store a lot of songs. I’ve had it for a few months now, and I’m still happy with it. If I had to buy another,(which I did because I lost it) I would!
With an “iPod” you can download/buy songs. But you can also download speeches. But with a Nano your can get pictures. You could take a pick and put it on the computer and then put the pick on to your “iPod”.
I have the original zune 30. It works really well. I like that it has a radio, so if I don’t feel like listening to my songs I can listen to the radio. I like how you can store pictures on the zune. I like the big screen of the zune. It’s cool that you can connect to other zunes and share songs.
What I don’t like about the zune 30 is that I don’t know if you can download videos from you tube. Sometimes when you are trying to scroll down a list it sticks. It gets scratched if you drop it.
I have the newer zune. It works well. The newer zune has many of the same qualities that the original older version has. You are able to download music, listen to the radio, they have pod casts, and you can download pictures. On the new zune you can also down load music videos. I like the radio on the zune so I can listen to other songs besides the ones that I had already. What I don’t like about my zune is that it comes with songs on it and they are in a different language. I also don’t like that when you download a song you can’t delete it.
This is the i-Pod Touch. It is an awesome electronic device. On the i-Pod Touch, you can listen to music (duh!), watch movies, look at some of your favorite pics, and even go on the Internet! The only issue for some people is price range. For the 8 GB, it costs $299.00. For the 16 GB, it costs $399.00. Last but not least, for the 32 GB, $499.00. Even though it may take some moolah out of your pocket, it is simply the best! The pro of this device is the awesome features, and the con of this device is basically, the price. I suggest you stop looking at this computer screen, drooling, and get out to your nearest electronics store and buy one!
I think that the i-Pod Touch has a lot of educational value to it. Not only do you learn how to use it, but you can also fetch information – for say, a project, or something like that – on the Internet. You could also watch educational videos, or listen to music while you work. That is how I think the i-Pod Touch has educational value.
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Friday, March 7, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
Elizabeth assigned to the role of Mrs.Gloop has decided not to Drama. So Michelle has moved up and taken on that role. What about Grandma Josephina, you ask? Megan will be playing that character and then going on to play her original role of an oompa-loompa. I'll be updating throughout our process of putting together this play.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Overall, I find OEM to be a great way to get stuff, it is cheaper, and works better for people have an understanding of the basic computer structure.
GlossGirl38 reporting on Drama Club's progress. We are now having practices about three days a week for two hours each practice. We plan to have our School Show on March 27, and our Public Performance the next night. Our play, as you may know is Willy Wonka: The Musical. This year we have dedicated actors, excellent sets, courtesy of Set Design, and, as always, the best directors! We won't make much other progress worth repoting on until we get into the gym to start on stage, so until then see ya.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
At our school, as computers are retired they go to graveyard 2 which is computers that work but are old. Graveyard 1 is computers that are dead, and their parts can be used by computers that break. Once in graveyard 2 these computers are taken and Windows is wiped off of the hard drive and an Open Source operating system called Linux is installed. The flavor of Linux that is installed is Xubuntu, a version of Ubuntu for slower machines. Some of the computers have as low as a 566MHz processor and 64MB of memory, and 10 GB or less hard drives. These computers can then be distributed to other people and you can use 1 disc to install to as many computers you want, for example, I could take a single CD and install on 9 million computers. After these computers have Linux, you can give the computer to others, the school wants to give these to needy and lower- income families, also the computers, unlike windows, are completely ready to use with Open Office, an office suite, and many multimedia and graphics programs. Windows, might come with Paint, Notepad, and Windows Media Player. Ubuntu has said they compress up to 2 GB of programs onto a 700MB CD. That is a compression of up to 1.3 GB or 1300 MB.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
This phone is a very cool phone with excellent features. Its has a built in MP3 player, camera, video recorder, voice recorder, games, and many other programs for entertainment. They used to come in two different colors, white, and black. You can listen to the radio and store certain radio stations on it.
The old ones used to be around 250 mega bytes for phone memory, but it is now around 500 mega bytes. This phone is cool, but be careful if you get one, because they can be very fragile. That is about the only downfall of this phone.
Xbox 360 has a ton of only on xobx 360 games. The games are great my fav is rock band. In rock band you can play guitar or drums or even sing. There are gun games, car games, music games and a lot more.
I think the Lg 9400 is a very good phone for a teenager. It flips up like a capital T. It is music compatible. It has all the features of most phones but more. You check your email, you can watch TV. It is v cast compatible. You can also go onto the Internet. It has 1.3-mega pixel camera that you can take pictures and videos with.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Fly fusion pens (The computer tutors!) are able to take anything you write and understand it. These pens are able to have upgrades (sold separately) like Spanish, French, Music Studio, Fast comp math, Algebra, multiplication and division, journal, writing and even games including Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter and more!
Just by buying the actual pen you get an instillation cord and CD, and a notebook (you have to have special notebooks so that the pen can read what you say. Each notebook comes with helpful tools, including a calculator, MP3 player, Music Studio, games and more!). So as long as your computer has Windows XP your ready yo go!
If you still want know more go to http://www.flyworld.com/ you can go to accessories and actually buy items like blue, green, or red ink, notebooks, a case and memory expansions for your pen! I believe that people should buy fly fusion pens because they make learning and even homework fun and easy!
Please note: this product cannot run without Windows XP, and this product costs $79.99! ~Llamagirl
This awesome tech toy is a motherboard for when I build my computer.
This product is a motherboard from an enthusiastic manufacturer called ASRock. The board is full of features and utilizes a single Nvidia Chip set.
I currently discovered a website that allows you to find you're favorite bands or songs and listen to them for free. No download needed! This new website only had one mission and that is to find and play your favorite music. This website was fist started in 2000. When you log onto the website a window on the site pops up and you are able to search for any genre of music and any length of the song. You can search for Pop, Rock, RnB, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Oldies, Holiday Classics, and much much more! People are lately trying to illegally download songs off of illegal websites, but if the world just knew about this website and how your able to listen to any song for free they wouldn't need illegal website usage as much.
“What if just knowing what a word meant could help feed hungry people around the world? Well, at FreeRice it does... the totals have grown exponentially.”- The Washington Post
FreeRice is a new website that started on October 7, 2007. FreeRice is an non-profit organization with a mission: help end world hunger. “For each word you get right, we donate 20 grains of rice through the United Nations to help end world hunger,”-FreeRice.
As of January , 2008 FreeRice has donated a total of grains of rice.
And, even though it's only grains it still makes a huge difference. “The rice is paid for by the advertisers whose names you see on the bottom of your vocabulary screen.” - FreeRice.
FreeRice, for its first seven weeks, donated 10 grains of rice for every word you got right, but they were able to increase the amount to 20 grains of rice on November 28, 2007 and they hope to increase again in the future. “Here is how we look at it: Your part is to play and donate the rice. Our part is to increase the amount you can donate!” - FreeRice.