Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Drama Club Production

On Thursday, March 27, 2008, the Drama Club will be performing a production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in front of the whole school! It will start at 9:00. Be prepared to be blown away!



Hi I'm Flacogal13,
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

Alpha smart




Raider's News

Raiders Idol

It has been heard that this year St.Albans city school will he holding Raiders Idol! This is a time where people who usually sit quietly in a corner can come out and shine. We had a Raiders Idol two years ago and it was a success. We are hoping many other students will join in this great event. I don't have the date yet but I'll write as soon as get the information hope you come and watch.

The school has raiders idol for fun. It is fun for kids to sing so being able to do it in school is awesome

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Verizon Samsung

March 18, 2008
Learning Lab

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.

Ipod Video

Pros- you can listen to music, watch videos, and look at pictures. It fits in your pocket. You can also get it in black or white. You can choose form a 80 GB or a 160 GB.
Cons- sometimes when you want music videos of pictures form another computer itunes deletes everything that you already have on it.


The Neo is a very small computer. There are many good things about it and some irritating things. So here they are…

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

You cannot go online with a NEO and I have not yet found out the price for one when I do I will inform you.

MP3 Player


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!

Silver iPod Nano 2GB


Price: About $150.00
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.

The i-Pod Touch

Picture URL: http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?nnmm=browse&mco=MTE3MzE&node=home/shop_ipod/family/ipod_touch

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.

Posted by Vanity Jakes and Yo'Mo

First Look at the XO

With a first glance at the XO laptop, it looks like a kids toy, it is not just that. It is a powerful learning tool.

The product is nicely made and durable. The battery life is quite good, and it also recharges quickly. The wi-fi strength is also good due to external antennae.

This product is durable, and basically a full fledged laptop. Without Windows, it reduces the price, bringing it down to about $200.

Friday, March 7, 2008

EEEPC Demonstration

Mr. Lyndes demonstrates the eeepc to students at St. Albans City School.
The student's tech background helped them evaluate the pros and cons of this small laptop.