Create a brief movie in Explain Everything that illustrates how to light a bulb. After exploring the tools in the app, you will plan your slides and search for pictures that you want to use. Make sure to practice before recording.
Learn the basics of coding as our school participates in the Hour of Code. You will use an online tutorial to solve puzzles with characters from Star Wars. Click on the picture below to get started.
Try other tutorials at Code.org
Draw a diagram of an active volcano and label its parts using the Drawing Pad app on the iPads. You will submit your finished diagram through your teacher’s Google Classroom page.
How do you spend your time online? Do you think the Internet is safe? These are a couple of questions we will discuss on a Socrative survey before learning about online safety with Cassie and Moby.
After watching the BrainPOP movie with your class, answer the last question of the Socrative survey. Then, you can head to Mindful Mountain on Interland:
Log in to your Google Drive account that you started using last year. Then, create a folder for grade 3 and move any documents from last year inside. Once finished, create a new document labeled “Technology Devices”. Type a list of five technology devices and add a picture underneath. If you need help coming up with a list, watch this video.
I’m looking forward to another great year of helping you use technology with your learning. Once we introduce ourselves, I will review the important rules to remember when using technology. You will participate using the Nearpod app on the iPads. Next week you will log in and follow the directions on a checklist to locate and bookmark the technology blog.
Finished bookmarking the technology blog? Watch this video to learn more about the word technology.
Extra time? Head to Mousercise to practice advanced mouse skills.
August 17, 2017
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 Bermuda with my wife.
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!
Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda