Welcome to a #BeMoreAwesome School Year!
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Opens October 19
Check out this Behind the Scenes look at Google’s Doodlers!
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 Starfall.com. 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 Starfall.com, PBSKids.org, and LearningPlanet.com
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) .
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.
They also signed up for our online Typing lessons at www.typing.com–earn badges and make the leaderboard!
Students created October Acrostic Poems. They are finishing up – The Saints Project – Research here.
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!
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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MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
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.
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.
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 (email@example.com)
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
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: MrsCasey@markupsync.com
Technology Essay Guidelines
*Work MAY be turned in early — But NO WORK will be accepted LATE for this project.*
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