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Technology (Mrs. )

rlebron@materdolorosaschool.org

Looking for more way to keep you children learning using technology?  I will be sharing links to this page regularly.  Check back tomorrow!

 

ONLINE LEARNING APRIL 27 - MAY 1

All classes are moving to tynker.com for to learn an enhance their coding skills!  All courses to be done in Tynker have been assigned in Google Classroom.  Have your student start their curriculum with Lesson One.  A link is provided to bring students directly into their lessons.  If any student has a problem logging into the CLASSROOM PORTAL, please contact me immediately and I will contact Tynker to resolve the situtation.  If have already had to contact Tynker a few times with this issue and they are very quick to respond (within 1 hour) and correct the glitch.

Students in Grades 3 - 8 should complete any previous assignments before moving on to coding.  

Students in GRADES K and 1 can continue to use any of the below mentioned tablet or web-based learning programs or moving onto Tynker.  

Students in these grades are currently using internet based educational programs and apps on the iPads.  Below are the sites and apps that they are current using and love!  Students should spend 40 minutes per week if technology is available on these or other learning learning apps.

abcya.com (Big favorite with students in grades K - 2 with many learning modules to play.   There is no need to purchase a membership on the website, there is plenty of free materials for the students to use.

https://switchzoo.com/ is a fun app where they learn about animal habitats and can create their own animals.

Favorite iPad Apps

Scratch Jr. (Grade 1) - The students absolutely love this learn to code app.
Buttons and Bugs
Word Bingo
Switcheroozoo
 

GRADE 2

abcya.com (Big favorite with students in grades K - 2 with many learning modules to play.   There is no need to purchase a membership on the website, there is plenty of free materials for the students to use.

https://switchzoo.com/ is a fun app where they learn about animal habitats and can create their own animals.

Favorite iPad Apps

Scratch Jr. - The students absolutely love this learn to code app.
Buttons and Bugs
Word Bingo
Switcheroozoo
Sushi Monster (Math)
 
They may be able to tell you another favorite they like!
 
GRADE 4
 
I have assigned a Google slides project through Google Classroom.  Student should login in using their gmail account and click the apps button for Classroom.  Google slides is very much like PowerPoint.  Try your best.  There is no ending time for this project but you should devote at least 50 minutes per week to the project.  Once completed you can move onto Tynker.
 
Grade 4 should start their 50 minutes of computer time with 10 minutes of keyboarding by using the online site speedtypingonline.com.  Students should continue with their coursework and log their time and accuracy.  Remember you cannot move to another level without a score of 90% accuracy or better.  Once finished with the skills base, you can move on the timing portion.  Start out with no more than 5 minutes at this time.  Once they have complete keyboarding, the can go to two different coding websites https://code.org/student/elementary and log in with the Google login or go to https://scratch.mit.edu/ and log in with the username they used in class.  Check back next week for a new assignment!
 
GRADE 5
 
Students in Grade 5 should start the 50 minutes per week for technology using the online keyboarding site speedtypingonline.com and complete a 10 minute timing and log the time on their log sheets.  
 
Al students in Grade 5 can begin Tynker coding through Google Classroom.
 
GRADE 6
 
Students in Grade 6 should start the 50 minutes per week for technology using the online keyboarding site speedtypingonline.com and complete a 10 minute timing and log the time on their log sheets.  
Grade 6 had just begin an Excel spreadsheet project in Excel.  They are to re-create that project in Google Sheets. Students in Grade 6 should also complete the Google Slides Scavenger Hunt before moving into Tynker coding. 
 
GRADE 7 AND 8
 
Students in Grade 6 should start the 50 minutes per week for technology using the online keyboarding site speedtypingonline.com and complete a 10 minute timing and log the time on their log sheets.  Students in Grades 7 and 8 should have completed their Google Sheets project and Google Slides Scavenger Hunt before moving into Tynker for coding.
 
Thank you!