Oakwood Primary Visits the Apple Store

Learning has never been so much fun.
Learning has never been so much fun.
These excited young students all have their flash drive bracelets.
These excited young students all have their flash drive bracelets.
Today's new technology encourages teamwork as well as individualized learning.
Today's new technology encourages teamwork as well as individualized learning.

Last week, two of Oakwood Primary Center’s second-grade classes made their annual visit to the Apple Store in the Walt Whitman Mall. Every year the children await this trip with great anticipation. They were greeted by a wonderful team of Apple employees, who were with them throughout the visit. Each child was given a bright yellow tee shirt with the words “Field Trip to the Apple Store” written on it, and then the fun really began.

Ms. Herrera’s and Ms. Farkas’s classes worked on Apple computers, first using the program Photo Booth and then transferring their mini movies into iMovie. The giggling was contagious, and the entire store was fascinated by how well behaved and computer savvy the children were. After 90 fun-filled minutes, the projects were completed, viewed by all, and transferred onto wristband USB drives so that each child and teacher could take home their movie. The experience gets better every year, and it is one neither the children nor the teachers will soon forget.