In this section, you will find examples of student work.
Projects are color coded to indicate the development of the following 21st century skills.
( ) 4th Grade Anatomy Research Project
Our 4th Graders presented their Anatomy Research Projects. They shared their projects to each other in a circle to close out a wonderful year of science scholarship!
( ) 4th Grade Reading Project
4th Grade Students did an incredible job on their reading projects and on their presentations. Students chose and decorated containers to demonstrate their book. Their projects include five actual items that connect to the text, five questions, five vocabulary words, and the literary elements.
( ) Digital Stop Motion Animation using Google Slides
Students in 5th through 7th grades are learning how to create stop motion animation using Google Slides on their Chromebooks.
( ) Biomes Infographic Project
The Sixth Graders have been studying Biomes in Science Class. Here are a few infographics they created to show their learning of the different ecosystems we have been studying.
( ) Solar System Infographics
Infographics (information graphics) are quickly becoming effective in communicating information. This design tool is being used across the globe to enable visual learning. Creating an infographic requires skill in digital design and the summarization of information. The 5th and 6th grade students used their knowledge of the Solar System to create these original infographics using Google Drawings.
( ) Identity Silhouettes
Students in technology class are learning about using the Drawings App in Google. These projects were created by taking a profile picture and outlining the picture to make a cutout with black fill. The students created original images in the app and downloaded others. They selected images based on what makes them unique thinking about their likes, dislikes, values, hopes, and dreams.
( ) Reflection Albums
Our Junior High students, using the Google Drawings tool, were able to create their own reflections on the past 2 years. They created their own “album covers” in which they wrote their own song titles and used digital artwork around their central theme.
( ) Digital Stories of Rhyming Words
During the month of November 2019, the first and second graders worked on refining their 21st century skillset (creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking) by creating their own digital stories of rhyming words using the Adobe Spark App.
( ) Digital Stories of Good Citizenship
The students at St. Celestine spent the month of October 2019 learning about what it means to be a good digital citizen. The month of November 2019 was dedicated to refining our 21st century skillset (creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking) by creating our own digital stories of Good Citizenship using the Adobe Spark App.
( ) Coding and Music
( ) Wassily Kandinsky Painting
During a joint collaboration between Mrs. Gallagher and Miss Vessini, the 5th grade technology class, learned about the impact of technology and how it has changed how we think, work, learn, communicate, create, and connect with each other. Miss Vessini then introduced a bit of history about the Russian Painter, Wassily Kandinsky. Mrs. Gallagher guided the group using the program Wixie to recreate one of Kandinsky's most famous paintings, (Concentric Circles 1913).
( ) Polar Region Animal Research
First Graders from Mrs. Jandrists' Class read articles about various polar animals and identified important facts. They presented these facts “on-site” of their animal’s habitat using the Green Screen Program - DoInk!
( ) Digital Presentation of the Stations of the Cross
The 3rd and 5th grade students have been studying Holy Week during the Lenten season. We worked collaboratively in groups to discuss the stations of the cross. We talked about each station and what Jesus taught us through his suffering, death, and resurrection. We drew pictures and wrote narratives about our discussions. The digital story was created by the students and is made up of their illustrations and narratives of the events of Holy Week.
( ) Happy Birthday Jesus
Mrs. Gallagher’s third grade class celebrated the Epiphany by thinking of gifts we would like to give Jesus for Christmas. We created this presentation using an application called Adobe Spark. Maybe someday the world can deliver all these gifts!
( ) To better understand the book, Esperanza Rising, fifth grade students researched The Great Depression, The Dust Bowl, and The Mexican Revolution. They worked in small groups to gather their information and present their findings to the class. Click on the program below to see a few of their projects.
( ) Animal Research Project
Third graders researched animals using books and internet resources. Students presented their research using the Adobe Spark and Wixie digital storytelling software. Students integrated their learning to produce a storyboard and digital story using text, images, camera pictures, music, and backgrounds. Click on the programs below to view some of their online work.
( ) Planet Research Project
Third graders researched planets using books and internet resources. Students collaborated in groups and presented their research using the Adobe Spark digital storytelling software. Students integrated their learning to produce a storyboard and digital story using text, images, music, and backgrounds. Click on the programs below to view some of their online work.
( ) Climate Change Project
Third graders researched the internet to find information on climate change. Students collaborated in groups and presented their research using Adobe Spark digital storytelling software. Students integrated their learning to produce a storyboard and digital story using text, images, music, and backgrounds. Click on the programs below to view some of their online work.
iMotion, iMovie, DoInk Green Screen
( ) Students in third and sixth grades used a program to learn basic elements of digital drawing, design and composition by creating bouquets of flowers and Christmas trees. You can see some examples by clicking below.
( ) Fifth grade students used the Wixie program to create a book using a ghostwriter to include a cover page, forward and more. You can see some examples by clicking below.
( ) How to Create Characters in Scratch, Jr.
A second grade student shared his iPad drawing skills in this video to show fellow students how to create their own drawings to use in the coding program, Scratch, Jr. Click on the program below to see this online work.