6th Grade Tech – Post #2

These past few days in class, Mr. Calvert has been teaching us what atoms are and how they work. Yesterday, he introduced us to the periodic table.

The periodic table seems very complicated! There are a LOT of elements. Anyway, I learned that an atom – which is incredibly small – is made up of even smaller pieces! Isn’t that crazy?! It’s made up of electrons, which are negative charges, protons, which are positive charges, and neutrons, which are neutral.

Neutrons and protons are in the center of the atom, which is called the nucleus. Outside of the nucleus are the electrons. If two protons are next to each other, they’ll kill each other because they’re both positive charges. So, neutrons keep protons from killing each other by being in between them.

I think that atoms are really cool. It’s amazing how everything is made up of something so small. Oh and fun fact: If a grapefruit was the size of the earth, we’d be able to see atoms the size of blueberries! That shows how small they are.

6th Grade Tech – Post #1

This is my first SMS post. It’s going to be about my quarterly period – Technology. Based on some of the pictures I’ve seen from last year it looks like we’ll be doing really cool projects. I’ll write all about them.

The thing that sort of worries me are the machines. We have to be extra careful in the classroom because when a machine is running and if someone else is fooling around, they could accidentally knock someone over who’s using one, and that person could get SERIOUSLY injured. There are other safety rules that we had to go over as well. Like, don’t leave a machine running while your not using it at the moment.

Mr. Calvert said that he wants us to have at least 10 blog posts by the end of the quarter. They can be reflections on our projects or something else that we did in the classroom.

Anyway, I’m really excited and I’m looking forward to writing more posts!

Adobe Spark

In class we have been working on a few things in Adobe Spark. There are four projects that we have been working on lately, an “Instagram Post”, “Video”, “Infographic”, and a “Newsletter”.

So far, I have liked using Adobe Spark. I think that it is very similar to iMovie and WeVideo. There are a lot of different things you can make in it. You can make posters, videos, slideshows, and many other things. It’s fun to make these things on this website because you can customize them with many different cool features. For example, you can put in music if you’re making a video, have a theme for different slides, put in media, colors for text, etc. At first, if you don’t know how to use the website, it tells you what to do and how to make and customize projects.

I suggest that you try Adobe Spark. I think you’ll really enjoy it.

Information Book – Soccer

I have been working hard on my information book which is called “Soccer Positions”. I had to study in other books that had the same topic. I also had to edit and revise a lot. It took a long time to make my book, but it was a lot of fun too. I had to do animations, pictures, and of course lots of writing. My computer teacher and teacher helped my classmates and I make it. I had to put captions for the pictures so people like you would understand what the pictures are.  I hope you enjoy my book!