Educational Technology


Welcome to the Computer Lab…

This week in Tech history:

1927 – Charles Lindbergh first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

1932 – 5 Years to the day, Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman

and 2nd person to fly solo across Atlantic.

1991 – The public release of the World Wide Web:  

The first server “web server” in history is set up

by Tim Berners-Lee on a NeXTcube at CERN




 OLGC is introducing our students to the HOUR OF CODE ! Students will be introduced to coding (programming) through (Click the link ABOVE to learn more).

vocab algorithm

New Vocabulary Word for Coding – ALGORITHM

Check out our student created games:

Coding Symbaloo


Students- Remember to check out the


main 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:




Kindergarten-1st  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,, and
 Check out the 1st grade’s version of The Hungry Caterpillar

2nd Grade

Students wrote their poems to Spring Is…  (posted soon)

Students have written Book Reviews of their favorite books. Click here to see them.

They have also finished creating their own aquariums and telling a story for it.



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)  

3rd Grade 

We will be working on investigating Space. Students will create a brochure on their planet in Publisher.

For the rest of the school year, we will also do various activities on Internet Safety.

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

Students can now access TypingWeb and compete for the high scores on the class leader boards. 

4th Grade

It’s Under the Sea time! Our explorers are researching various undersea creatures for our next project. Students were given a Study Guide 4th Power Point vocab for Power Point – TEST: Fri 5/1

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 click here to view.  

5th Grade 

Students are learning about Paper Slide Share videos and Stop Animation.

5th Gr Symbaloo Sample videos here

WE ARE ALL SUPER HEROES! 5th grade is talking about what super powers they have!

Students share their favorite technologies — click here.

Students have just finished a Webquest on Inventions.  They also created  a Tagxedo on a famous Inventor/Invention-click here to see.

Students click here to post your answer to our question: “What is your favorite project or technology? “

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.

  Click here to view completed Biome Tagxedos
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 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…


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

Check EDMODO for assignment on Digital Compass. Due 5/28

In a collaboration project with Mrs. Goeke,  Mrs. Christ, Mrs. McKeaney and myself, we are beyond proud to present the 6th grade digital story books, Fractured Fairy Tales.

To order a copy of a book, please visit:

  1. Go to
  2. Look for Class Collection: 6th gr ILA
  3. Enter this password: fairytale


Students have just completed their Word Art picture creations. Stay tuned to see them on the EPORTFOLIO…

 Students  finished work: See the Eportfolio link above to see their work!




7th Grade 

Students are creating Builder Boards on Baltimore, MD and its attractions.

We are  collaborating with Mr. Pizzi’s ILA class on The Outsiders. Students have finished their Prezi presentations.

Please answer the question:  What is technology to you? Click here to answer.

In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, students  researched women who have made an impact on history.   Click here to view Tagxedos


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

 Click here to view their completed Revolutionary War Trading cards.



8th Grade

Public Service Announcements

Students created a PSA that has an effect on their lives or society as discussed in class – using the following guide  Public Service Announcements.

StoryBoard template

Topic/Medium/Team: Due Fri 4/24

After Approval – Summary 1-page overview of topic with statistics – standard format:  Due Mon 4/27

Script/Storyboard – Due Mon 5/4

See Livebinder for Resources.

National Poetry Month -Students created a visual Haiku – click here to see their work.

Women of WWII Glogs — coming soon

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.


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 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. 




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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