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Elementary Computer Lab

The elementary computer lab can be used as a production lab.  Students can create projects using a variety of media: documents, movies, presentations, photos, images, and so on using the software installed onto the computers.

Here are some resources teachers and students can use to learn to use the software.


Pixie 4
Pixie is exciting creativity software students can use to share ideas, imagination, and understanding through a combination of text, original artwork, voice narration, and images.
Pixie is also available as apps for iPads and Androids.

Pixie Projects
About Me  •  Backgrounds  •  Language Arts  •   Math  •  Month by Month  •  Science  •  Social Studies  •  World

Samples and Integration Ideas for Pixie
With Pixie students can explore existing activities that teach and assess student understanding and create original work that demonstrates comprehension of classroom topics.

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iMovie logoiMovie

iMovie includes a number of templates you can use to create Hollywood-style movie trailers, with themes that range from adventure, to friendship to drama.

Each template lets you customize the movie title and credits—and add your own video clips and photos to build a visually appealing story. Each template also comes with a unique musical score that matches the theme of the trailer.
iMovie trailer themes

iMovie is available an an iPhone, iPod, and iPad app.

iMovie support
Learn how to use iMovie

Storyboards for iMovie trailers
Have students storyboard their ideas first, then use the storyboard and script as they film their iMovie. Here are some iMovie trailer storyboards that you can use with your students to help them prepare their script for their movie trailer.

Adrenaline • Bollywood • Coming-of-Age • Expedition • FairyTale • Family
Indie • Narrative • Retro • Romance • Scary • Superhero • Swashbuckler • Teen

Created by Timothy Jefferson.

How to create an iMovie trailer instructions

GarageBand logoGarageBand

GarageBand is a music creation studio.  The intuitive interface makes it easy to learn, play, record, and create songs.  Students can create music to use in iMovie projects.

GarageBand support
Learn how to use GarageBand

pages logoPages

Create beautiful looking documents in minutes with Pages.  Begin with an Apple-designed template or create your own design using fonts, styles, and tools from the Format Panel. Easily add images, movies, charts, and more.

Using Pages is as simple as choosing a template, drag and drop your images, add your text and print.  The layouts are beautifully designed.  The font sets are designed to enhance the overall look of the document.

pages newsletter templates

Pages Support
Learn how to use Pages

numbers logoNumbers

Numbers has been called Excel eye candy.  It makes charts, columns, and lists absolutely beautiful.  Numbers has a large selection of prebuilt templates for all most common tasks. Coaching tips pop up right when you need them.

numbers charts

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Learn how to use Numbers

keynote logoKeynote

PowerPoint eye candy.   It's beautiful, easy-to-use.  Integrated with all Apple software.


Keynote Support
Learn how to use Keynote

Office 2011 logoOffice 2011

Beautiful templates.  Easy to use.
Take the tour to see what's new in Office 2011.

office 2011 Word templates

Office PowerPoint templates

Office Excel Templates