Monday, May 7, 2018

New Topics in Computer Class: May 2018

Kindergarten: Students will continue using Dance Mat Typing to practice finding letters on the keyboard.  Students will also use Keyboard Zoo on the website ABCya! to practice typing.

1st grade: Students will continue using Google Docs.  We will be practicing correct line spacing, capitalization, and punctuation.  

2nd grade: Students will begin learning about Internet Safety.  We will be watching Netsmartz video clips and discussing the importance of staying safe online. 

3rd grade: Students will be starting their Webquest.  We will be searching for answers to questions on Google using keywords and reliable resources/websites.  

4th grade: Students will be finishing their Webquest and we will be going over the answers.  Students will begin learning about Google Slides, the tool bar, and how to create a presentation. 

5th and 6th grade: Students will be introduced to Code.org.  We will be learning what coding is and how it is used to create video and computer games. Students will practice creating codes on Code.org.

Monday, April 9, 2018

New Topics in Computer Class: April 2018

Kindergarten: Students will begin using Dance Mat Typing.  Students will practice with Dance Mat Typing to become familiar with the keyboard and the home row keys.  

1st grade: Students will continue working with Google Docs.  We will be practicing inserting images, typing using capital letters and punctuation, and printing.  

2nd grade: Students will be listening to books being read from Storyline Online.  We will be answering comprehension questions about the books and typing the answers into Google Docs using correct capitalization, punctuation, and spacing.  

3rd grade: Students will begin learning about Internet basics (search bar, address bar, back/forward arrows, refresh, and bookmarking).  We will practice doing internet searches using keywords and reliable sources.

4th grade: Students will begin learning about Internet basics (search bar, address bar, back/forward arrows, refresh, and bookmarking).  We will practice doing internet searches using keywords and reliable sources. Students will be completing a Webquest in the upcoming weeks. 

5th grade: Students will continue working with Google Slides to complete their Novel Project (creating a story using 5 slides with transitions, backgrounds, images, and spell check).  Students will be presenting their project to their classmates in the upcoming weeks.  

6th grade: Students will begin working with Google Sheets.  We will be learning about cells, rows, columns, and the tool bar of Google Sheets.  Students will practice sorting, calculating, and graphing information.  We will be creating a wish list using Google Sheets in the upcoming weeks.

Monday, March 5, 2018

New Topics in Computer Class: March 2018

Kindergarten: Students will practice using the back and forward arrows while navigating through NSE Spartans and Starfall.

1st grade: Students will begin working with Google Docs.  We will be practicing how to rename a document, share a document, and how to use the tools on the toolbar.  

2nd grade: Students will practice typing sentences in Google Docs using correct spacing, capitalization, punctuation, and special keys on the keyboard (shift key and enter key).

3rd grade: Students will begin learning about internet safety.  We will be watching Netsmartz videos and discussing the different kinds of people that surf the web and how to stay safe on and off line.

4th grade: Students will begin learning about internet safety.  We will be watching Netsmartz videos and discussing the different kinds of people that surf the web and how to stay safe on and off line.

5th grade: Students will begin working with Google Slides.  We will be practicing how to create slides and apply transitions and animations to the slides.  Students will create a presentation that they will present to their classmates in the upcoming weeks.

6th grade: Students will be presenting their informative group presentations they created on Google Slides to their classmates.  Next we will be working with Google Sheets. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

October 26 - November 8

Kindergarten: Students will continue working on logging onto the Chromebooks and using their mouse skills to navigate around the App screen and use Starfall.

1st - 3rd Grade: Students will continue working on their typing skills using Dance Mat Typing.  While using Dance Mat Typing, students will learn how to place their fingers on home row to type.

4th - 5th Grade: Students will continue working on their typing skills using Peter's Online Typing.  While using Peter's Online Typing, students will learn the home row typing technique and how it can help them become more accurate and faster typists. 

6th Grade: Students will begin working with Google Docs.  Students will learn how to navigate through and use Google Docs by learning about the tool bar and different tabs.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October 19 - October 25

Kindergarten: Students will be working on navigating around the App Starfall.  Students will be able to open and play educational games on Starfall.

1st - 3rd Grade: Students will be working on typing using the home row technique.  Students will practice typing using the App Dance Mat Typing.  Each week the students will advance to the next stage on Dance Mat Typing while they continue to practice the home row typing technique.  

4th - 5th Grade: Students will be practicing the home row technique while typing.  Students will use Peter's Online Typing to work on their typing skills using home row.  

6th Grade: Students will be completing a one minute typing test using Typingtest.com.  Each class will have a winner based on accuracy and words per minute typed.  The winner of each class will be rewarded with the opportunity to eat lunch with the computer teachers and a friend of their choice!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sept. 18 - Sept. 22 (Week 4)

Kindergarten - 1st grade: Students will continue working on their mouse control skills by using Sketchpad.  Students will also be introduced to educational games on ABCya that practice mouse control, such as Letter and Number Tracing, and Tangrams.

2nd grade: Students will continue to use Dance Mat Typing to practice their home row typing skills.  The students will be working on Level 1, Stage 3 (practice typing R and U).

3rd - 4th grade: Students will be completing Study Island Benchmark testing.

5th grade: Students will be completing CDT tests.

6th grade: Students will continue to use Peter's Online Typing to practice using the home row technique when typing.  The students will be working on Lesson 5 Using the Shift Keys.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sept. 11 - Sept. 15 (Week 3)

Kindergarten - 1st grade: Students will continue working on their mouse control skills.  Students will practice clicking and moving their mouse using Sketchpad and educational mouse control games on ABCya (ex: letter and number tracing).

2nd - 3rd grade: Students will continue working on typing using home row.  The students will begin Level 1, Stage 2 (practice typing E and I) on Dance Mat Typing.

4th - 6th grade: Students will continue working on typing using home row.  The students will be practicing home row, home row extended index fingers, and the shift keys using Peter's Online Typing.