Thursday, August 28, 2014

Grade 1 Typing Games

The first graders are learning the letters and numbers on their keyboards.  We looked at a keyboard and reviewed where we can find our numbers and letters on the keyboard and how to make a capital letter.

 








Then, the students went on the PYP ICT Blog and they used the games below to practice their typing skills.  











































































Being Healthy with Grade 2

Grade 2 launched their new unit, Being Healthy, with an introduction on Brainpop.  The students watched videos about nutrition and fitness in order to better understand the positive impact of a healthy lifestyle and did some exploration using the school's netvibes website.













Friday, August 22, 2014

PYP-K and ICT

The Kindergarten students are beginning their ICT classes. We will learn how to perform basic computer operations like using the mouse, moving the cursor, clicking on an icon, executing programs and powering up and powering down. We read The Computer Teacher from the Black Lagoon to kick off our year.


We also played ICT Bingo in order to familiarize ourselves with some basic ICT hardware.


Kindergarten and Grade 1 Mouse Skills


The Kindergarten and Grade 1 students are learning how to use the mouse properly. They used some online mouse tutorials and games to help them learn how to:



  • Hold and move the mouse
  • Point
  • Click (single-click)
  • Double-click
  • Drag



How to Use a Mouse
















Click the Squirrel
Right Click on the Squirrel
Double Click on the Squirrel
Move the Mouse Pointer on the Squirrel











They tried the 'Drag and drop' function by dressing an e-paper doll.


















Try popping the bubbles with your mouse!


















Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Welcome to ICT!

I would like to welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year here at Copenhagen International School. We have planned some exciting activities in ICT for all of the grade levels. The students will be issued their own personal usernames and passwords for the school's student computer network. These usernames and passwords will then be used to establish Gmail accounts for grades 3 - 5. I will be giving more information about those accounts at a later date. All students will be asked to sign the school's Acceptable Use Agreement.  The AUA asks students to behave responsibly while using the school hardware, network and e-mail.