Educational Technology


Welcome to the Computer Lab…

Welcome to a #BeMoreAwesome School Year!

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Opens October 19

Check out this Behind the Scenes look at Google’s Doodlers!


HourOfCodeDECEMBER 7-13

What is Coding?


Students- Remember to check out the


main page for important and fun website links!

Look for additional Symbaloo Subject Webmixes in the column to the right!


Also check out the online Portfolio of Student work:




Kindergarten-1st Grade 

Younger students will learn computer parts, keyboard layout, and mouse use this year as well as use MS Paint and the website  Right now we are visiting  Bees and Honey website to build mouse skills. You are invited to check out the Computer Basics Symbaloo at right for some cool websites!

Students learn a lot through Microsoft Paint – especially using fine motor skills while being creative.

Parents — please note that  all PC computers come with this application as part of Windows…(look in Start, Programs, Accessories…) so that children can practice at home. Students love this program and it really helps with their motor skills here in computer class!

They also love to visit the Starfall website for letter, phonics, and reading practice. Some of their favorite websites are,, and
 Kindergarten1 – Keyboard Climber


TYPING WEB – online typing tutorial & typing games

ALL Students should spend time using the online typing tutor at Typing Web; scores will be tallied on leaderboard for grades 3-7  (leaderboards are reset every week). There are also numerous fun typing sites found on the SYMBALOO keyboard webmix (at right column)  

2nd Grade

Code Studio

Students are learning the parts of the computer as well as the names of other technology devices – check your knowledge here: Find the Technology.  We are also doing typing drills and creating Fall scenes in Paint.

3rd Grade 

HOUR of CODE class link

They also signed up for our online Typing lessons at–earn badges and make the leaderboard!

 Students created October Acrostic Poems.  They are finishing up – The Saints Project – Research here.


4th Grade

Hour of Code link

Digital Citizenship – DigitalPassport

Please check your Edmodo logins.   We have finished  “My Collage” – a visual depiction of All About Me using clip art and MSPublisher.

Also, make sure you are trying CodeMonkey on Edmodo!


5th Grade 

HOUR of CODE class link

Please verify your Edmodo logins! Please answer the post on the Class Edmodo page.

All About Me Glogsters should be complete by Tues 10/27.  Projects will be posted shortly.

As you continue to read, Wonder, think about a scene you would like to animate. We will be working on Storyboards. As you are done storyboards and scripts, please gather/create your characters/sets. 

Look at these examples  and How-To videos on Stop Animation on the Symbaloo webmix


This year we will discuss various aspects of Digital Safety and Citizenship through the Common Sense Media curriculum. Parents are asked to participate in the discussion with their child – please see sidebar for Parent Guides.

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 Research & Writing Resource Symbaloo

Middle School students (6-8) should practice keyboarding skills on their own.  They will be signed up for Google Classroom accounts through school.
7th and 8th grade students will have tech essays due at three times during the school year. This is a mandatory assignment and due dates will be adhered to for a grade. Details are listed below.
6th/7th/8th Gr – Click here for Online Safety Tips: 6-8-familytip-safeonlinetalk
We celebrate Digital Learning day every day! Share your Favorite APPS, Websites, Digital Tools in the…


Please share your favorites on the WallWisher page…here
ALL 6-8 grade students should check Google accounts, Glogster,  and Edmodo Join Codes.

6th Grade


Please verify your Edmodo logins and Google accounts.

Please use Google Slides for your All About Me News project. Please go to Google Classroom for instructions and Rubric. Project Due: 10/16

Please see GoogleClassRoom page for  next project — Number the Stars. 



7th Grade 

HOUR of CODE – log in here

Please verify your logins for the Google Classroom. Complete your assignments using G-Classroom.

Due   9/21 – gmail your business idea and name to me (

Due 9/25 Handout “Business Organizer” (in G-Docs) type answers in statement form

Due 10/2 Handout “Business & Friendly Letters”  (type in G-docs)

*Continue working on Logos

Due 10/23 Handout “Business Flyer” 

Coming up: COMMERICIALS! Plan your commercial with a storyboard — Click here for a Storyboard Full page photo

All commercials – Powtoons or Green Screens – must be completed by end of November.

++Powtoon Video Tutorial here

8th Grade

Please verify your logins for the Google Classroom.  Your assignments are listed there for your research project.

Please email me by Friday  9/18 with your Topic Choice  and have all Permission Slips returned by then.

Due 9/21 : Getting Started with Research

Due 9/28: Handout: Roadmap for Research ( in G- Docs) list search keywords & sources

Due 10/6:  Handout  “3 Facts from # Sources” (in G-Docs) type 3 facts from 3 different sources

Due 10/12: Handout “5 Paragraph Outline”  (in G-Docs) create a 5-Paragraph Outline

Due 10/19: Review Valid Websites

Due 10/26: Create a Source page for your Research Topic – MLA format in G-Docs

Due 11/2: Topic Essay – 8th Grade Final Essay Paper Requirements

Due 11/9: Glog on Topic – GLOG rubric



Essays may be submitted through MarkUp at:


Technology Essay Guidelines

*Work MAY be turned in early — But NO WORK will be accepted LATE for this project.*

Contact Mrs. Casey:


Parents please be aware of the policy here in Computer Class…

Students are responsible for their own work.  If a child is absent on a class day, it is his or her own responsibility to find out what was missed and the work that is due. Work may be submitted to me via email if there is a problem printing it out at home.

5-8 grade students are expected to use Google Docs for their assignments.

PLEASE save work as either TXT or RTF files.  Students may use flash drives to transport work between home and school.

Homework is NOT an OPTION for this class. If an assignment is given, then it is expected that students will get the work done within that week’s time.  Work turned in more than a week late will receive a grade penalty. Work turned in more than 2 weeks late will not be accepted. 




Please click to visit the Common Sense Media website for information on children and Digital Literacy & Citizenship.


Parenting & Media website


Click here for Internet Safety Tip Sheets:



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