Digital Passport

Learn the basics of digital safety, etiquette, and citizenship using Digital Passport. Log in to the site and complete the assigned module. Below is a summary of each module.

1. Password Protect: Start here. You’ll choose an avatar and learn how to create a strong password.

2. Privacy- Share Jumper: Read examples of on-line messages and decide what is appropriate to share and when.

3. Search Shark– Practice selecting keywords for searching online.

4. Mix-n-Mash– Learn about the ethical importance of giving credit to others for their work.

5. Upstander- Evolve: Make choices about what to do if you or your friend is cyberbullied.

6. Communication- Twalkers: Learn why its important to avoid multitasking with a cell phone.

Here are additional resources for learning about digital citizenship:

BrainPop: Digital Citizenship

Webonauts Internet Academy

Maker’s Empire

Create your design for 3D printing using the Maker’s Empire app on the iPads. After logging in with your username and password, explore the modules and select the tutorial that is the best fit for your design. You may use the Shaper, Blocker, or Toy Designer module. Once you’ve completed the tutorial, you can start creating. Be sure to name your design and let your teacher know when you’re finished.

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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 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 The Case of the Cyber Criminal at a computer.

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Type to Learn (Grade 5)

Review and practice your keyboarding skills by using the Type to Learn 4 keyboarding software. You can use Type to Learn at home if you have a desktop or laptop computer. Test your WPM at the Typing Test website. The WPM goal for fifth grade is 25 wpm.

TTL4Your parents can download the software by clicking here. Scroll down and download the version that matches the computer you’re using.

Log in with the same username and password you use at school. Our account code is 151114.

A Well-Adapted Animal

In class, you and a partner were assigned an animal and a biome different from the one it lives in (e.g. a butterfly living in a tundra). Your challenge was to think about new adaptations to help the animal survive. Use Explain Everything to create slides that illustrate the animal living in a different biome. Show how the animal will adapt to weather, shelter, food, and protection from predators. Locate images online and use Drawing Pad to make modifications. Below are links to two sample projects:

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Our Government

Test your knowledge of word processing skills by editing a document about our government. Open the Our Government document from the hard drive and follow the instructions to proofread and format the article. Have a teacher check when finished. Then you may practice your typing skills with Type to Learn.