Week of August 13, 2012
If you are a student in 3, 6, or 8th grade part of your time will still be spent working in KidBiz3000/TeenBiz3000. If you forget the steps of the program or forget your password please see me.
What will be new for you this year will be learning about new technology skills. Sometimes we'll work to integrate technology projects your teachers have started. Other times we'll work on Web 2.0 applications or word processing documents. If there is something you'd like me to focus on this year please let me know.
Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade are new to lab! This week we focused on learning the parts of the computer. In lab we learned:
-the proper names of computer parts (CPU, monitor, keyboard, mouse & LCD projector)
-how to turn the monitor on and off
-the three parts of the mouse: the left side we use our pointer finger on, the middle wheel that moves the webpage up or down, and the right side that we keep our middle finger on
-what an internet browser is and how to launch the internet
-when we double click (to open a program) and when to click one time (to go to a website on the Internet)
-how to enter a URL and get to a website
-how to close the internet
ABCya.com. The 2nd & 3rd grade classrooms enjoyed this too!
Second grade students had a chance to visit ABCya as well but they also learned how to begin typing using Microsoft Word! We typed basic sentences about our names, our families, and what kinds of things we liked. Students focused on typing sentences using capital letters and periods. We even learned how to change font and color!
The ISTE standard covered for this lesson was:
6A: Understand and use technology systems
While the 5th-8th grade students can use some help with typing I decided to make this first week an introduction to Web 2.0. We did this by creating Wordles.
The ISTE standards covered for this lesson were:
1A: apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products or processes
2B: communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats
Here's some samples!