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.
A makerspace is an area where you can design, build, and play using materials. The library has been set up as a makerspace this week to give you the opportunity to think like an engineer and try out some new materials that were purchased. There are five stations set up for you to explore. Some of the new materials you’ll use are the ProBot and Kibo robots. Have fun!
Head to your class Kidblog page and click Log In in the upper right corner. Your teacher will provide you with the password and directions from there.
Today you will type a short paragraph that you wrote in class using Stationary Studio. After opening the software from the dock, click New Stationary and choose a theme that best matches the topic of your paragraph. Type your paragraph and change the colors of the text and border if you wish. Have a teacher check and then save to your network save folder.
Play the games shown by your teacher to practice your geometry skills. Click on the picture to go to Sheppard Software’s site:
More geometry games are here: Math games
Today you will type your fan letter to a famous person using the Letter Generator on Read Write Think. Follow the steps on the website to type the parts of a friendly letter. You will be able to save if you don’t finish on time.
Write your own fraction story and show how you solved it by using the Explain Everything app on the iPad. Use real objects in the classroom to illustrate your story. Open the Explain Everything app, select new project, and take a photo of the object. Then, insert the photo and set up the slide. Be sure to practice recording with your partner. One annotates, the other speaks. When ready, record and annotate the photo. Your finished number story will be sent to DropBox and shared. Click the picture below to see a sample.