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

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.



Tinkercad is a fun and easy-to-use tool for creating digital designs that are ready to be 3D printed into physical objects. You will use Tinkercad to create a model of the design you created for the 3D printing project. Log in using the information given. Complete the first four tutorials in the Learn section. If you have time, you can try one of the tutorials for a specific design. Then, you’ll be ready to begin your own design for 3D printing.