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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
Kindergarten – Keyboard Climber
FuzzBugs – Counting and Sorting
1st Grade – Coding
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 Digital Citizenship lessons.
Up Next: 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!
Students created October Acrostic Poems. They are finished The Saints Project.
Digital Citizenship – DigitalPassport
Also, make sure you are trying CodeMonkey on Edmodo!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
All “This Day in History” or Book Reviews are due before the break.
Technology Essay Guidelines
*Work MAY be turned in early — But NO WORK will be accepted LATE for this project.*
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