1st Six Weeks
Welcome back! Today you will be creating folders, completing student inventories, and familiarizing yourself with our required online accounts in preparation for the school year. Please complete the tasks in the order listed below.
1. Create a folder on the desktop as directed.
2. Complete THIS online questionnaire.
3. Begin parts of the computer review by completing the activities below.
When finished you will be reviewing about the parts of the computer. With your remaining time you may access the activities below. Click on the colorful hyperlinks to access.
Parts of the Computer Choices
1. ********Identify the Computer Parts********
Computer Parts (Rags to Riches Game)
Find the Technology
2. ********Find the hidden tech*******
Input & Output Devices
3. ******** Label the input and Output Devices*******
Draw and label your Computer Parts
4. ********* Draw the parts********
Parts of the Computer PPT: Teacher File
Hello everyone! Today you will be creating accessing your Google Drive and Google Classroom accounts. Google Drive has online storage (cloud storage) that you can access anywhere. Google Classroom is a collaboration tool for teachers and students. Google Classroom will give you paperless access to assignments, grades, and creativity tools.
1. You will reset your passwords.
2. Login to Google Drive.
3. Open Google Classroom.
4. Join your classes.
5. Reply to the assigned post.
6. ALWAYS log out of Google when finished.
See links for both Google Drive and Google Classroom on the homepage.
I am so thankful that Charlotte Anderson is filled with so many amazing citizens and kids with character. What makes you a good citizen?
Today we will compare responsibilities of offline and online communities. We will reflect on characteristics of good citizens. We will also construct solutions to digital problems.
Enter the NearPod code below to join me in our lesson.
Part 2: You will create a Digital Super Hero comic. Your superhero must encounter a problem (ie: inappropriate device usage or students who choose not to follow digital safety rules). Your superhero has to find a solution to this problem in order to correct the behavior. Inform them of the problem and a solution that saves the day.
You will sign into Google Classroom to use the Powtoon App. I will model how to create a superhero presentation.
2nd Six Weeks
Today you will learn the essential skills which make keyboarding important. The keyboarding techniques shared will assist you in productivity, speed, and accuracy when typing. I will use a keyboarding skills resource to model proper typing techniques.
Each class period will be dedicated to keyboarding practice lessons on Typing Agent. Practice makes great improvement!
I will review Typing Agent expectations, goals, and progress monitoring. You will practice keyboarding lessons in Unit 1. Take the Pre-Assessment here. Share your current WPM with Ms. Clayton in the Google Classroom post.
Today we will continue practicing proper keyboarding techniques. I will be observing to ensure that you use correct finger positioning, posture, and home row typing skills.
You will practice typing agent lesson training for 10 minutes using Typing agent.
You will then access your Google Classroom accounts. Today we will use Google Docs to create a document describing an animal of your choice. You will write a heading, insert an image, and write a minimum of 4 sentences about this animal.
Today, we will continue practicing keyboarding techniques in Typing Agent. You will use proper posture, finger to key position, and consistency to meet your typing goals.
Afterwards, you will write an acrostic poem about a classmate in Google Docs. You will find your assignment in Google Classroom.
Sample Acrostic: Partners
How to write an Acrostic: Video
Keyboarding & Word Processing Continued
Today we will continue practicing keyboarding skills. Monitor yourself as you type. Are you reaching your goals? Is your accuracy above 90%? Can you challenge yourself beyond the 20 WPM typing goal?
Afterwards, we will watch "Dear, Mr. Blueberry". Using Google Docs you will write a letter thanking someone on our campus. Think about the teachers, administrators, and other campus personnel that make our school a great place to come to each day. You will write a letter following the formal letter writing format, save, and share your letters with the intended recipient.
Letter Example 1
Letter Example 2
3rd Six Weeks
What is Coding? This six weeks we will learn how coding relates to writing steps that make our computer programs and applications work. We will write algorithms that detail exactly how to perform each step in order to make something work. Before writing directions we will learn how to use symbols to instruct characters and build games throughout this six weeks.
We will use steps in algorithm to instruct our classmates on how to dance.
Coding Steps vs. Baking Steps
The Lesson is in Google Classroom
What is Coding?
Video for Sub: Coding with Scratch
Kids can code! Watch this video of 12 year old developer, Thomas Suarez. He is an app developer with apps available in the App Store for iOS devices. He was interested in computers and pushed himself to learn more.
You are being exposed to web applications, programs, and tools that will give you skills in order to make your ideas and dreams reality. You can be like Thomas! Today we will continue to explore Scratch to learn programming in a fun and imaginative way.
Video lesson for sub
Use Scratch to Make Music
Today you will create an account on Scratch using the link below. You may choose a step by step tutorial to follow, however you must share you final results with the class.
Be Inspired: Look at this young app developer who used Scratch as his gaming platform
Class Join Link:
4th Six Weeks
This six weeks you will be conducting online research assignments. You will learn how to source and cite reliable and accurate information. Today we will watch Tips for Online Research.
You will research historical figures using proper research tools.
This assignment will be located in Google Classroom.