Monday, October 22, 2018

PYP-4 All Systems Go Websites

PYP-4 is making websites for their new unit of inquiry, All Systems Go.  Students will work in pairs or individually to create website based on one of the systems that they are studying.  Before beginning their Google websites, they explored the sites below in order to determine the body system in which they are most interested.

Helpful Websites:


These are the guiding questions for the website:
  • Key Parts - What are the parts of the system?
  • Purpose - What is the purpose of the system? What does it do?
  • Function - How does the system work?
  • Connection - How does the system connect to other systems?
  • Interesting Information - What is some interesting information about the system?

Here is an example:

Students will include the following in their website:

  • Create a new website
  • Add and edit pages
  • Insert maps, forms, video, images
  • Embed documents
  • Customize site layout and appearance
  • Share our sites for private or public use

Grade 3 Email Writing

How does email and instant messaging work?

The 3rd graders are learning to write proper emails.  They wrote their own emails with the following information:

  • To - Kathy's email address
  • Subject - What is the email about? (your class + your name)
  • Greeting - Says hello, and shows to whom you are writing (Dear ....,)
  • Body - Here is what you are telling the other person (at least, 3-5 complete sentences about what you know about Digital Citizenship)
    •      Insert one photo, sized small
    •      Insert one hyperlink
  • Closing and signature - Say goodbye and tell them who you are (Yours, Sincerely, Your friend, Thank you)

Check out this Arthur website for more help:

Students retrieved emails that they were already working on in their 'Drafts' folder.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Grade 4 Digital Citizenship - Media Balance

Grade 4 students are using Common Sense Media to learn about media balance, what is media and how to behave responsibly in our digital lives.


  • Open the Google Doc below, go to 'file' and make a copy (only one member of the team needs to do this step). Please name it Lesson 1 - partner names

  • Place the document in the digital citizenship folder in our student work folder
  • Click on the 'share' button and add your partner to the document

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Grade 5 Digital Citizenship - Digital Footprint

Grade 5 students are learning about their digital footprint and gender stereotypes online.


  • Open the Google Doc below, go to 'file' and make a copy. Please name it Lesson 3 - your name

  • Place the completed document in the digital citizenship folder in our student work folder

Avatar Making Websites:

Monday, September 24, 2018

Grades 3 use Digital Passport

Students are using Digital Passport to learn about how to be safe and balanced online.


  • Select the first module of Digital Passport, 'Password Protect'
  • Make a username with the instructions that your teacher gave you

  • After each module, you will be given a badge of completion. Please take a screenshot of this certificate and save it to your Google Drive. Be sure to edit and crop the screenshot.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Happy Peace Day!

What is the UN?

In ICT, we celebrated Peace Day by watching a Brainpop video about the UN.

Please share what you learned on the Padlet below:

Made with Padlet

Now, let's explore  National Geographic for Kids because peace starts with saving our resources.

Arcitic habitats on the Brainpop website.