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Third Graders use Kinderlogo at Allendale Columbia School

Now well into its second century, Allendale Columbia School in Rochester, NY, is a leading independent co-ed college prep school for students in nursery through grade 12. Here, learning goes far beyond books and tests. We have the freedom to dig deeper so students can question more, discuss, debate, and question again. As a result, our students develop critical thinking skills and become effective problem solvers. Our faculty members use their independence and experience to connect knowledge to real life so students can make more sense of the world— and their place in it. It all adds up to a different school of thought: high expectations and relevant experiences that prepare students to succeed in a global community.

These pictures were created by third graders at the school at Level 5 of Kinderlogo.
Read more about these projects. Visit the Glogster page for these students using Kinderlogo.
 
(pictures presented on one line are resized to 50% of their original dimensions)

Isabella

Isabella

Gianna

Gianna

A. Mansa

A. Mansa

Eliza

Eliza

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

JJ

JJ

Kelsey

Kelsey

Margot

Margot

Ronan

Ronan

My third graders spent a total of six 75-minute classes using Kinderlogo. The students received a short lesson at the beginning of each class, which would highlight various aspects of a chapter (we did one chapter per class--along with previous chapter follow up questions--with one class for final project drawings). The students would then be given certain activities to become familiar with what we discussed. Sometimes, I had them work on command patterns (they were given the patterns and had to read the code and draw what they think the code would produce prior to typing in the code), sometimes I provided them with challenges such as drawing a square/triangle/hexgon/etc for chapter 1, sometimes they got an opportunity to try the preloaded activities (we did not do too many of these but they did do color grid and LOVED it). All the final project drawings were done at Level 5. The students needed to create a picture (not a design), that incorporated pen up/pen down, color, and angles. They received a bonus for using ink on a square or circle, writing a procedure, and troubleshooting.

Donna Chaback, M.S. Education
Assistant Director, Vista Teach Instructional Services
S.T.E.M. Education at Allendale Columbia School
Rochester, NY

 

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