Oct. 19-Oct. 22

5th Grade-Fifth graders are continuing to work at their own pace to complete the first 126 lessons in Typing Club.  They are beginning to realize how being consistent and building muscle memory is important to maintaining their speed and accuracy as they continue to add keys.

3rd and 4th Grade-Due to Monday being a holiday, the 3rd and 4th graders took a break from their scheduled curriculum to learn a little about Google Sheets.  Students accessed their own copy of a google sheet where they used a 15×15 grid to create their own unique pixel art. I was very impressed by their artistic talent as you can see from the examples below. Eric Curts from ControlAltAchieve has some very creative spreadsheet templates also.

Oct. 11-Oct. 15

5th Grade-Fifth graders are continuing to work at their own pace to complete the first 126 lessons in Typing Club.  They are beginning to realize how being consistent and building muscle memory is important to maintaining their speed and accuracy as they continue to add keys.

4th Grade-This week, 4th graders will be taking their web license test in google classroom. Once they have scored 100%, they will be given their web license.

3rd Grade-Third graders will post last week’s activity to their blog. Below is a screen shot of a student’s blog post.

Inspiration and Hope

I had an incident occur this week that inspired me and brought hope to my heart.  A fourth grade student had been working on an individual project for about five weeks.  She was learning how to play The Star Spangled Banner on an electronic keyboard by watching the youtube video below:

She had earphones plugged into the keyboard so as not to disturb the other students in the computer lab. On Thursday, she had finally memorized her song and asked me if I wanted to hear her play it. I unplugged her headphones to listen. She was stationed in the back of the computer lab, so as I faced her, my back was to most of the other students in the room. As she began to play, I caught something out of the corner of my eye. When I turned around to see what it was, I could barely believe my eyes! To my complete surprise, most of the students in the class had stopped what they were doing and were STANDING WITH THE HANDS OVER THEIR HEARTS!  When she finished her song, they broke out in thunderous applause.  It did my heart good.

Oct. 4-Oct. 8

5th Grade-Fifth graders are continuing to work at their own pace to complete the first 126 lessons in Typing Club.  I am amazed at how fast they are learning the keys.

4th Grade-Fourth graders have completed all the modules in Digital Passport to review for their web license test.  This week they will complete the review by seeing the 20 questions on the test in a game of Kahoot.  They will take their web license test next week.

3rd Grade-Third graders will understand what personal information should be kept private when using the internet and why.  They will watch the BrainPop video titled “Online Safety.” Students will access the Google Drawing below and drag each item to the correct column to demonstrate their understanding.

Sept. 27-Oct. 1

5th Grade-Students will continue working at their own pace in Typing Club.

4th Grade-Students will complete the last module in Digital Passport called Mix and Mash.  In this module, students review the copyright law and the need to give attribution (or credit) when we use someone else’s creative work.

3rd Grade-Students will post the image below to their blog to be reminded of the definition of the terms.

Sept. 20-Sept. 24

5th Grade – Students are continuing to build muscle memory for touch typing in the TypingClub platform.  Students are working at their own pace to complete the first 126 lessons.

4th Grade – Students will complete the Digital Passport module called Evolve.  This module reviews the concept of learning to be an upstander to bullies and cyberbullies.

3rd Grade – Third grade is beginning their unit of Digital Citizenship. Students will watch the video embedded below that relates driving a car without knowledge or experience of potential dangers to being on the internet without knowledge of potential dangers.  Students will then watch the Information Privacy video in Brain Pop. As students work through the units, they are gaining the knowledge they need to earn their Web License.

 

 

Sept. 13-Sept. 17

This is Homecoming week for White Oak, which is a big deal since it only happens every three years.  I attended Region 7’s workshop on the Robotics Board Competition for 4th and 5th grade G/T students Monday.  All students are indicating their interests in UIL events by filling out a form that was assigned in Google Classroom.  Teams will be forming and practices will begin in the next week or two. Here are the grade level assignments for the week:

Grade 5 – Students are continuing to work at their own pace through Typing Club to build muscle memory in order to touch type faster and more accurately.

Grade 4 – Students are reviewing the concept of using technology without being distracted by it with the Digital Passport module Twalkers.

Grade 3 – Students are understanding how to take a screen shot of their screen and turn it in to Google Classroom.  Students will screen shot their blog post from last week and turn it in.

Sept. 7-Sept. 10

Things are rocking along in technology.  Monday is a school holiday.  Fifth graders are beginning to help record and produce Morning Announcements.  You can catch the daily announcements here at http://woisma.wonecks.net.

3rd Graders-Third graders are continuing to learn how to log in to their blog and create a post.  This week they are understanding how to screen capture their screen and import it as an image to their blog.

4th Graders-Students are continuing to work through the modules in Digital Passport to review key digital citizenship concepts before re-taking their web license test.  This week they are completing the module called Search Shark.  In this module, students find the best key words to use in an internet search.

5th Graders-Students begin the process of learning how to touch type.  Students work at their own pace through the online program called Typing Club.

Aug. 30-Sept. 3

3rd Graders will be learning how to type in the address to their blog, log in with their blog username and password, and create their first post titled My First Post. Students will also understand how to take a screen shot of their screen and turn it in to Google Classroom.  Here is an example of the first post:

4th Graders will continue their review of digital citizenship by completing the Digital Passport module called Share Jumper.  In this module, students are faced with a decision of whether something is safe to share, like your telephone number or address.  Students learned in third grade there are ten things they should not share online without their parents’ permission. Click on the image below to go to the module:

5th graders will be taking their web license test.  They can take the test as many times as necessary.  When students answer all 20 questions correctly, they will receive their web license.

 

Aug. 23-Aug. 27

Third graders will be signing in to Google Classroom to access and edit their homeroom Photo Flashcard slideshows like fourth and fifth graders completed last week.

Fourth graders are beginning their review of what it means to be a good digital citizen by completing the modules offered by Common Sense Media in Digital Passport.  The module assigned this week will help them understand how to create a strong password.  When they complete the module, students will screen capture the certificate and upload it to Google Classroom to turn in.

Fifth graders will review for their web license test by playing a game of Kahoot.  There are 20 questions students must answer correctly to receive their web license back.  The template for their license is pictured below.