Digital Citizenship Pre-test

The Internet is amazing, but there are safety rules to keep in mind while using it. We’ll start by viewing a map of the Internet and discovering the most popular websites. Then you’ll take a digital citizenship pre-test on the iPads using Socrative. The pre-test will ask you questions on topics we’ll explore this year, so don’t worry if you are unsure of the answers to some of the questions. If you have extra time, try Mindful Mountain on your iPad.cartoon_school

iPads: Google Drive/Docs (Grade 5)

We’ll begin by reviewing what you should remember when using an iPad in school. When you get your device, sign in to the Google Drive app first. Create a folder for grade 4 and move all documents that you created last year into that folder. Then, go to the Google Docs app. Finish and check the technology @ home document that you started last week on the computers. Be sure to sign out of your account when finished.

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Welcome Back Fifth Graders!

I’m looking forward to another great year of helping you use technology with your learning. I’ll begin by showing you a slideshow that reviews the technology that’s available in our school. Then you will log in and follow the directions on a checklist to locate and bookmark the technology blog. Once finished, log into your Google Drive account and complete the quiz.

Finished? You can make a free choice under Kid Links.

Getting Ready…

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!

~Mr. Ahern

Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda