Educational Technology


Welcome to the Computer Lab…

This school year we will explore:

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



Students- Remember to check out the

SYMBALOO page for important and fun website links!

Look for additional Symbaloo Subject Webmixes to the right!



Also check out the online Portfolio of Student work:






 Featured Website: Study Island

Students & their parents are encouraged to log on &  use Study Island !


Kindergarten - Younger students will learn keyboarding skills and keyboard layout this year as well as use 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.

1st GradeStudents are working on their “Wild Things” based on the Maurice Sendak book.

“Nativity Story” Enjoy our telling of the Birth of Christ – Click on the link: Nativity Story

2nd Grade – We are currently working on our Typing skills (see Keyboarding Symbaloo at right)

Students are finished Book Reviews of their favorite books.

“Our Very Hungry Caterpillar” Click on the following link to watch the 2nd grade interpretation of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar:

Our Hungry Caterpillars

Some of their favorite websites are,, and

INTRODUCING - 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
on the SYMBALOO keyboard webmix (at right column)  
3rd grade – “Welcome to the Web”
Students earned their information highway driving license through PBSkids Webonaut Academy and are learning all about the Internet through an intereactive online site called, “Welcome to the Web.”
“Ben Franklin Web Quest” – due Tues 5/13
Check out the 3rd grade Inventions research papers here
They also continue to use
4th grade – “Under the Sea”
Students will act as undersea explorers as we research various sea creatures.  They will use Word to summarize their findings and collect photos and clip art for the next part of the project. We also watch specially selected videos of the most awesome of these creatures (bio luminescent deep sea dwellers, rare giant squid, and the extinct megalodon).
4th Power Point vocab - TEST Fri 5/16
Worksheet4th Betsy Ross due Fri 5/16
They have also created “Seasons” digital art – stay tuned for slide show.
“Mystery Bookmarks”
Students have completed their “Mystery Bookmarks” and we will be posting them for our class contest.
“Internet Literacy Search”
Students will be introduced to a variety of online resources (dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, etc.) in order to find the facts in a story.

5th grade – We have just wrapped up our Inventions unit – and are preparing for something New and FUN — Stop Animation!

Using the book Wonder, student teams will write a scene or character summary. We will storyboard and begin our photography for the animation.

Check out the Stop-Motion Symbaloo Resources!!



See our GLOGS here – 5th gr EcoSystem Glogs



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Middle School students (6-8) should also practice keyboarding skills.  They are also expected to have a flash 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 OnlineSafety 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.


6th grade – “WordArt” 

Students are creating pictures using WordArt.

“Women in History”  Students will choose a woman who has had an impact on history and write a summary & create a Tagxedo.

Women in History instructions

6th Grade Glogster Projects – “10 Commandments” View presentation

6th Grade – “Day in History” tagxedos




7th grade  – “Digital Life”  Please complete the handout “Digital Life 101″ and return to Mrs. Casey before Thursday 5/15.

 **REMINDER Tech Essays are due next week  5/16

PhotoShop “Montage of Me”

Students will gather 8-10 photos or clips art images that best represent themselves.  We will use PhotoShop to create a scene with those edited images.

“The Outsiders” Student teams  presented a Prezi demonstrating an understanding of a major theme of the novel. Choose one of the given quotes as a starting point. You are encouraged to check out the short video tutorials for for detailed help.

Prezi Student Instructions 2011 UPDATED Zebra


Student teams created Glogs for a Technology /ILA grade using The Outsiders (chapters 4-5) as reference for reflection and illustration.

DUE: Friday 3/21



8th grade – “Digital Life”: Safe Online Talk

Public Service Announcements – Due 5/12/14 (Students please share or email your finished PSAs)

Please submit (email, etc) your Team, Topic & Media (poster, movie, etc) before next class DUE: Monday 4/14

Directions: Public Service Announcements

 REMINDER: Tech Essays are due 5/19/14

“Women in History”  Students will chose a woman of influence in history and research the following – (write a summary – Cite Sources)

- Background; Environment of her time/place; Why was she important; Impact on today; and create a Glog (see Rubric)

DUE: Monday  4/7 

“Current Technology Event” Students will find a current event story related to technology and type a summary in 300 words. Please attach story o typed summary.

DUE: Monday 3/10

Students will write a Haiku (5-7-5) and find a corresponding photo on Piclits website to create a photo poem. Email finished Piclit to

DUE: Monday 3/17



Essays may be submitted through MarkUp at:

7th Grade Tech Essay due dates:
*Work MAY be turned in early — But NO WORK will be accepted LATE for this project.*
8th Grade Tech Essay due dates:

Technology Essay Guidelines

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

Contact Mrs. Casey:


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. 




Please click to visit the CommonSense website for information on children and Digital Literacy & Citizenship. 

Click here for Internet Safety Tip Sheets:




CHALLENGE: New Challenge – stay tuned!!
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