Educational Technology

 

Welcome to the Computer Lab…

This school year we will explore:

Parts of the Computer, Applications, Digital Citizenship, Online Searching, and Coding

 

 

 OLGC is introducing our students to the HOUR OF CODE !

Students will be introduced to coding (programming) through Code.org

and participated in the international

Hour of Code Dec 8-14.

(Click the link ABOVE to learn more)

vocab algorithm

New Vocabulary Word for Coding – ALGORITHM

Check out our student created games:

Coding Symbaloo

 

 

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Students- Remember to check out the

SYMBALOO

main page for important and fun website links!

Look for additional Symbaloo Subject Webmixes to the right!

 

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Also check out the online Portfolio of Student work:

EPortfolio

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ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

Kindergarten-2nd - Younger students will learn keyboard layout this year as well as use MS Paint. See the Keyboarding Symbaloo at right for some practice sites.

Younger 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

2nd GradeCODING

Students are writing Book Reviews of their favorite books. They have finished creating their own aquariums and telling a story for it.

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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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3rd Grade –  CODING

In celebration of Women’s History Month, students will do a quick scavenger webhunt and research various famous women in history.

We are using Factmonster.com to do research on general curriculum questions.

Students have explored the Biomes (ecosystems) of the world through guided research. They created digital stories telling all about what they found.

Students are now using TypingWeb and competing for the high scores on the class leader boards. 

4th Grade –  CODING

It’s Under the Sea time! Our explorers are researching various undersea creatures for our next project.

Try your detective skills with our Mystery Bookmarks!

We are continuing with the basics of Coding, as part of the international Hour of Code program.

We are finished “Collage of Me” – portraits. Please check them out on the E-portfolio (link above).  

5th Grade –   CODING

In ILA, students read Bud, Not Buddy, by Paul Curtis. We are writing letters to the author (while learning letter format and word processing tools).

The 5th graders are leading the pack with their Coding skills–posting record number lines of codes and simple games (see link above to play).  KUDOS to Nicole S for top skills & 17 games to date.

We are finished our unit on Biomes (EcoSystems) – a joint project with Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Casey — students teamed up and research various Biomes and create commercials and Glogs highlighting the variety of beautiful and interesting places to live on this earth.

Instruction link here

 Check out this Science Symbaloo for research websites
 Click here to view completed Biome Tagxedos
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 MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS 

 Research & Writing Resource Symbaloo

Middle School students (6-8) should practice keyboarding skills on their own.  They are also expected to have a Gmail account  or USB drive when the school year begins.
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…

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 -CODING

Students are now creating Glog posters on the Ten Commandments in a collaboration project with Mr. Pizzi in religion class.

We have also collaborated with Mrs. Goeke and Mrs. Christ to create digital story books on Fractured Fairy Tales.

Students have finished their unit on Ancient Egypt as teams researched various topics on the culture. See the Eportfolio link above to see their work!

 

 

 

 

7th Grade - CODING

In celebration of Women’s History Month, students are researching women who have made an impact on history.   See handout Famous Women throughout History.

1. Essay  – Due Fri 3/6

2. Tagxedo  – Due _____

3. Glog  – Due ______

Students have created Stop Motion Animation movies for their unit on Cells.

 Click here to view their completed Revolutionary War Trading cards.

 

 

8th Grade -  Coding

Students will kick off Women’s History Month by learning about the Women of WWII.

Using Discovery Education portal and Social Studies Symbaloo, students will choose one role of the many that women played during (and even after) the war.

DiscoveryEd link

Summarize with 2 page essay (standard format/citations) – DUE Monday 3/2
Students will then create a digital Poster for their topic in Glogster.
Glog logins are available from Mrs. Casey.

History of Technology: Student teams created Prezis of the history of technology.

Click here to view Tech Tagxedos

 

I have uploaded some Google Search instruction Infographics in your folders.

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Essays may be submitted through MarkUp at: MrsCasey@markupsync.com

 TECH ESSAYS:

7th Grade Tech Essay due dates:
10/24/14
2/6/15
5/15/15
*Work MAY be turned in early — But NO WORK will be accepted LATE for this project.*
8th Grade Tech Essay due dates:
10/27/14
2/2/15
5/18/15

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 encouraged 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 CommonSense website for information on children and Digital Literacy & Citizenship. 

Click here for Internet Safety Tip Sheets:

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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:
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