Create a book using the My Story app that illustrates where you are on the planet, continent, country, state, and town. You’ll practice inserting photos, taking screen shots from Google Earth, and using QR codes. Once your book is finished, record your voice telling about each page.
Learn the basics of coding as our school participates in the Hour of Code. The Foos are lovable and cute characters that live in “Fooville”. They can walk, jump, throw, and eat. But, just like computers, the Foos only do what they are told, so your job is to give them commands to help them explore their world.
Today you will use Stationary Studio to type trick words that you are learning. Open Stationary Studio and choose a theme that you like. Then type Trick Words on the first line. Skip a line and type as many words as you can leaving room at the bottom of the page for a sentence that uses one or more of your words.
Practice keyboarding by using the Keyboarding without Tears program. Your teacher will show you how to get started. You can practice keyboarding with this program on either a computer or iPad. Click the picture below to log in:
To use this program at home, the PIN code is C04-38B. You will need your passcode.
I’m looking forward to another great year of helping you use technology with your learning. Once we introduce ourselves, I will go over some important rules to remember when using technology. Then you will be able to log in and choose a favorite application from last year. You can also play Color by Number:
Here are a couple of more fun games:
August 24, 2016
Greetings Cottage Cougars,
I hope you are enjoying the summer break. I kept busy this summer with traveling and spending time with my family. Along with going to the beach several times, I also visited California and Nova Scotia.
This week I went into school and started getting the technology ready for the new school year. There are over 200 iPads, about 75 laptops, and approximately 50 desktop computers. That’s a lot of devices for kids and teachers to use! This year your class will do more with coding and exploring the maker space activities.
Enjoy what’s left of summer vacation and I look forward to seeing you soon!
Wigwam Motel in California
I stayed at a motel that looks like the Cozy Cone motel from Cars.