Educational Technology

 

Welcome to the Computer Lab…

Welcome to a #BeMoreAwesome School Year!

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HourOfCodeDECEMBER 7-13

189,782,984 students worldwide coded!

LEARN ABOUT THE HOUR OF CODE here

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Students- Remember to check out the

SYMBALOO WebMixes

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

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Also check out the online Portfolio of Student work:

EPortfolio

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ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

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
 
Kindergarten – Keyboard Climber
 FuzzBugs – Counting and Sorting
1st GradeCoding
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TypingWeb

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)  
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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 Digital Citizenship lessons.

Going Places Safely

3rd Grade 

Up Next: Digital Citizenship! Visit the PBS Webonauts page here

Enchanted Learning Dictionary

Westward Expansion on the Oregon Trail! (Play HERE) – Be patient, it’s an old-school game. 😉

HOUR of CODE class link

Our online Typing lessons at www.typing.com–earn badges and make the leaderboard!

 Students created October Acrostic Poems.  They are finished The Saints Project.

 

 

4th Grade

Hour of Code link

Digital Citizenship – DigitalPassport

Also, make sure you are trying CodeMonkey on Edmodo!

 

 5th Grade 

HOUR of CODE class link

 As we finish our animations for  Wonder, make sure all voice overs are synced with frames. 

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

After the break, we will be working on the collaborative Biomes project with Mrs. Allen.

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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 

 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.

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…

APP SMACKDOWN!!

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

Login to your Edmodo account to launch the Digital Compass app – start with Citation Infestation. Please play several variations of each story before moving on to the mini-game. When you have moved through all of the scenarios, please answer the questions HERE.

 

HOUR of CODE

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.

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

++Powtoon Video Tutorial here

8th Grade

HOUR OF CODE

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

 All “This Day in History” or Book Reviews are due before the break.

 

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 TECH ESSAYS:

Technology Essay Guidelines

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

Contact Mrs. Casey: caseys@olgcnj.org

+ ATTENTION STUDENTS & PARENTS+

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. 

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PARENTS

commonsensemedialogo

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:

k-5-familytip-talkingsafelyonline

6-8-familytip-safeonlinetalk

Check out the WONDERful website, WONDEROPOLIS – chock  full of wonderful facts and information!

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 FEATURED WEBSITES

GLOGSTER TUTORIALS
PREZI TUTORIALS
FEATURED WEBSITES:
EARLY COMPUTER LEARNERS:
TYPING TUTORS:
STOP-MOTION ANIMATION:
REFERENCE SITES:
ipl2-information you can trust
 
Also see main Symbaloo
CLIP ART:
ROYALTY  FREE MUSIC:
SOCIAL STUDIES:
MATH & SCIENCE:
LANGUAGE ARTS:
FUN & LEARNING:
HOLIDAY FUN:
JUST FUN:
Pandas – Live Panda Cam :
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