Friday, September 23, 2016

Grade 4 Google Sites

Grade 4 students are learning how to create a Google Site in preparation for their new unit.  We will learn the following:

  • How to create a new website
  • Add and edit pages
  • Insert maps, forms, video, and more
  • Embed calendars and 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 (cispypict)
  • Subject - What is the email about?
  • Greeting - Says hello, and shows to whom you are writing
  • Body - Here is what you are telling the other person (at least, 3 complete sentences)
  •      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.















Grade 1 ICT Bingo

The grade 1 students are continuing their learning by playing ICT Bingo in order to familiarize ourselves with some basic ICT hardware.


Grade 1 ICT Bingo

The grade 1 students are continuing their learning by playing ICT Bingo in order to familiarize ourselves with some basic ICT hardware.


Monday, September 19, 2016

Grade 3 Kiddles Around

Grade 3 students explored the search engine Kiddle while researching for their 'Heroes Project.'  They searched for their heroes using this kid friendly search engine.


Kiddle allows students to narrow their search by selecting images, news and videos.



Select the hero that you are researching below in order to search on Kiddle.

Copyright

Students are learning about copyrighted material and how to use safe searching methods when finding research materials.

We watched the Brainpop video below on copyright.










Use the 'Labeled for reuse with modification' search tool in Google when looking for images.









We also used the search function on, Creative Commons, in order to find non-copyrighted materials.











Students watched the Common Sense Media video on copyright as well:












We used the Brainpop activity, The Meaning of Beep, in order to reinforce our learning.




Thursday, September 15, 2016

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.  


























































































Typing Factory

Zombie Defender

Keyboard Climber