Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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.

Mr. Desmond's Body System Links

CIS Program of Inquiry
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:












Monday, October 9, 2017

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.











Watch the video below and then play Interland



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Grade 4 posts to Seesaw!

Grade 4 students are learning how to post to Seesaw.

Instructions:

1. Upload your Digital Passport assessment certificate and results to this form.

2. Go to Google Drive. Open a Google Document and write an answer to this question 'What does digital citizenship mean to me?' We will be recording this answer on your Seesaw account with your Digital Passport assessment certificates.

3. Open Seesaw and log-on with your Google account

4. Upload certificate to Seesaw and add a recording that answers the question 'What does digital citizenship mean to me?'


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Grade 2 Halloween Posters

Grade 2 is helping out the PTA by creating some posters for the Halloween event.

They are using the app Paintz for their creations.












Mandatory information for the poster:

CIS Halloween Fest
Friday, October 27
18:00 to 20:00

Optional information for the poster:

Costume Parade
Trick or Treat Street
Tickets on sale Tuesday, October 24

Check out this Brainpop video on Halloween for inspiration!





Grade 5 Posts to Seesaw!

Grade 5 students are learning how to post to Seesaw.

Instructions:

1. Upload your Digital Passport assessment certificate and results to this form.

2. Open a Google Document and write an answer to this question 'What does digital citizenship mean to me?' We will be recording this answer on your Seesaw account with your Digital Passport assessment certificates.

3. Open Seesaw and log-on with your Google account

4. Upload certificate to Seesaw and add a recording that answers the question 'What does digital citizenship mean to me?'


Friday, September 22, 2017

Grade 1 Tech Hunt

Grade one is getting ready to go on a tech hunt around the primary school. We started by watching this Braimpop video about picture taking.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Grade 4/5 Digital Citizenship Assessment

The grade 4/5 students took the Common Sense Media Digital Assessment after completing our work with Digital Passport.













Students performed the following:

1. Fill in your first name for your certificate and complete online assessment

2. Select 'print certificate' and click 'save'
3. You will be taken to your Google Drive where you will save it to 'My Drive', please name it with your name + 1 (Kathy1)
4. Then, select 'view results' and 'print results' and follow the same instructions as above by saving to 'My Drive' and naming it with your name + 2 (Kathy2)
5. Upload your certificate and results to this form