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Look for additional Symbaloo Subject Webmixes in the column to the right!
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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
FuzzBugs – Counting and Sorting
KB – ABC and US – click here to watch
We are working on our Very Hungry Caterpillar pages!
1st Grade Wild Things – click here to watch the video
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. We are also starting basic Internet Safety using BrainPopJr.
Students will have a MicroComputer worksheet for homework – due 4/18.
We are exploring the life of Benjamin Franklin with a webquest.
Celebrate Women’s History Month – with Women Inventors – click here! Also check out Factmonster.com
Out of this World: The Solar System – visit NASA for Kids – Students completed a Power Point presentation of the Solar System!
3A Planets movie: Click here
3B Planets movie: Click here
Ongoing: Digital Citizenship! Visit the PBS Webonauts page here
Westward Expansion on the Oregon Trail! (Play HERE) – Be patient, it’s an old-school game. 😉
Our online Typing lessons at www.typing.com–earn badges and make the leaderboard!
BrainPop – Parts of the Computer
Digital Citizenship – DigitalPassport
Also, make sure you are trying CodeMonkey on Edmodo!
Digital Passport – please complete all modules in the Passport & complete corresponding workbook pages.
All commercials for the Biomes project with Mrs. Allen should be scheduled or completed.
HOUR of CODE class link
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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
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…
Please share your favorites on the WallWisher page…here
ALL 6-8 grade students should check Google accounts, Glogster, and Edmodo Join Codes.
All The 10 Commandments Glogs were due this week . The rubric for the Glog is HERE.
Please see G-Classroom for PIXEL TIME project!
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.
Thinglinks for Black History Month – please see G-Classroom
Please verify your logins for the Google Classroom. Complete your assignments using G-Classroom.
PhotoShop – Montage of Me – Students should be gathering photos (.jpg format)
Currently, all The Outsiders Prezis should have been completed and shared.
HOUR of CODE – log in here
Please verify your logins for the Google Classroom. Your assignments are listed there for your Various Assignments.
4/4 — Please see G-Classroom for instructions for the PSA assignment. (Email: Due asap; Summary due by 4/11)
*3/21 – go to PicLits.com – sign up for an account with your olgc.me account- Write a Haiku:
Choose Freeform style; image and poem should coordinate; check your spelling. Email the finished Piclit to me at email@example.com
See G-Classroom for Technology Timeline assignment — vocab + Prezi.
All “This Day in History” or Book Reviews are due before the break.
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