Create a slideshow about the country you researched using Google Slides. Include at least three information slides. Each slide should have at least one picture and text to go with it. As an extension, you can add animations and a brief video. Use the checklist to keep track of your progress.
Get to know the Scratch Jr. programming language on the iPads. You can try out a few tutorials to learn how to make characters do things like move, jump, and dance. Or, you can explore on your own. Once you get to know the language, then you can create your own story using a background and characters.
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 can log in and choose an activity from ABCYa.
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.