We will be working on internet safety and learn how to use our Google accounts. I hope to have students
organize folders, create a paragraph on a character, and put in simple calendar entries. We will be working on Science websites that cover the topics of magnets and sound. Math will be a big focus as we do smart board lessons and practice our facts. Students will be focusing on doing keyboarding the right way!!
Common Core Focus
Writing 6 Keyboarding
Students will continue to work on Keyboarding lessons with Ten Thumbs Typing. This program is loaded on our new computers and guides them at their own pace. With 6th Grade helpers students will create a power point on their Scout Island trip. They will learn how to use all the basic features of the program and to save it online and in the documents folder. In science we will explore Biomes, Animals, and Dinosaurs.
On Google Drive they will be writing an Opinion on one of their field trips.
Common Core Focus
W 6 \ SL5
Students will use Edmodo to network in our lab. This will be interactive and also have educational activities. In Science students will be exploring sites on waves, wind, water, and ice to support our science lab. We will learn how to use Powerpoint for our future projects on Rocks and Minerals. Students will focus on Ten Thumbs Typing lessons as well as using different templates in Word. Google apps will be used for documents, calendar, and email. Students will also practice doing screencasts.
W 6 / W 5 / W 10
Multimedia presentations and Word Processing
Students will be creating their own charts in Lucid Chart. This can apply to what they are doing in class or to their own lives. They will be completing a research project on the Water Cycle, which will use many features in Word. We will continue to progress through the keyboard in Typing Web, along with taking a speed and accuracy test in this area. In MinecraftEDU students will be sent on missions to build, explore, use math, engineering and much more. We will work on exploring the atom to complement what is being done in the Science Lab. They will use Google Apps to create forms and quizzes as well. Finally we will explore how to make create word clouds with Taxedo. We will print and display these in the lab.
W 8 / SL 5
Mathematical Applications and Word Processing
There will be three big projects for this grade level. Students will be finishing a Powtoon presentation on the Sierras to support our Science Lab. They will also begin to make one of their own. Students will begin work as Web Authors using Weebly to create websites of their own. After they return from camp they will begin a Google Presentation about their experience. We will explore different online Keyboarding sites this quarter and in Science we will explore Ecosystems, Biomes, MinecraftEDU, and engineering.
W 8 / SL5 / W 10
Presentations and Web Authoring