Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Another Great Year of Google Sketch Up!

A BIG thank you to Mr. Klancic for coming in to work with the Lincoln third graders on Google Sketch Up!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fifth Grade GVC- Global Virtual Classroom

Global Virtual Classroom (GVC) 2011-2012

Dear Parents of Fifth Grade Students,

The Global Virtual Classroom (GVC) is a collection of free, online educational activities and resources. It aims to complement the efforts of governments and educators around the world to integrate technology into their classrooms and curricula and to link their schools to the Internet in educationally productive ways.
The GVC vision is to empower, enable and connect students around the world using Internet technology. It provides students with a stimulating, positive and enjoyable environment along with the opportunity to develop skills that are essential in the 21st century: cross-cultural communication, collaboration through teamwork, information technology and website design.

More information is available at http://www.virtualclassroom.org/index.html
The GVC Program at Lincoln School is open to ALL fifth grade students. It will take place during the lunch hour (11-12 noon) one day a week for each homeroom and take place in the computer lab. Students will come to GVC the first half of lunch and can return after they finish eating their lunch. I will be offering GVC on multiple days during the week, as I know that some students have other commitments during the lunch hour.

Please complete the online form below or by visiting
Complete the form and submit.

This is the ninth year that I have offered the GVC Program at lunch for the fifth grade students at Lincoln. My hope is that many students (if not all) will sign up for this outstanding program. I am excited that we will be working with two international schools this year.

Please visit our Lincoln Tech Club blog to learn more about GVC and technology at Lincoln.


Matthew Kuntz
GVC Coordinator

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Trying out some NEW Technology

Just learning to insert Flash files into Blogger- thanks to my friend Janet!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cranes for Kids... A HUGE Success

Cranes for Kids: Giving Hope to the Children of Japan
In Japanese culture, cranes are a powerful symbol of health and well-wishes. In fact, the Japanese people believe that anyone who makes 1,000 origami cranes will have a wish granted. While we can’t grant every wish, we can make a difference. Students in the Lincoln Technology Club made 95 PAPER CRANES to send to the Oshkosh B'Gosh company. The company in turn will be donating a NEW article of clothing to the earthquake and tsunami survivors for every paper crane they receive- that's 95 pieces of clothing from the Lincoln Tech Club!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Welcome to the Lincoln Technology Club for Fifth Graders

Please fill in the form below to join Tech Club.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Third Grade Sketch Up: Group 2

Lincoln School: Grade 3 Sketch Up Models (Group 2)

Third Grade Sketch Up: Group 2

Lincoln School: Grade 3 Sketch Up Models (Group 2)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hands for Haiti

The Lincoln School Student Council had sold greeting cards at the Lincoln Carnival to benefit The Haiti Children's Home. The cards were designed by Lincoln students in grades K-5.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Thank You Mr. Klancic

A BIG thank you to Mr. Klancic for all of his work with the OPEF Architecture Adventure Program at Lincoln School.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

3rd Grade Lincoln Google Sketch Up Models

A BIG thank you to local architect Mark Klancic and his work with our third graders from Lincoln. The models shown in the video below were created by 3rd graders as a part of the Architecture Adventure Program- Oak Park Educational Foundation. As you will see, they are quite impressive!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

5th Graders at Lincoln Making a Difference

Lincoln 5th grade students volunteered at the OPRF Food Pantry and the Greater Chicago Food Depository over winter break. As a result, they helped 216 families who were in need- check out their hard work in the slideshow below.