2012-2013

May 30, 31


Computer Competitions:

1. B-Cubed
2. Sugar Sugar 2

May 9 , 10

Didn't get to print your Timeline OR your Math Comic Life? Today is your day!
Print whatever is missing to turn in.
Then you can do some typing practice.
If everyone works hard, we'll go on ABCya, 3rd grade, for the last 10 minutes!
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May 2, 3

Take time to PROOFREAD your timelines!

Then you may print. With any extra time, you can help a friend with their timeline or visit:
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April 3,4, 11, 12

Let's PERFECT our ComicLife's!

When you finish, you can do some typing:

  1. Practice your skills on one of the following sites:
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February 28, March 1, 7, 8

Complete your ComicLife project.
  • 1 page
  • At least 1 picture of you
  • Correct Spelling
  • Looks polished
  • Printed

When you finish... Try some math practice games:
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February 21, 22

Today, students will use the program Comic Life to create a poster about one of Steck's positive behavior goals:

SAFETY
TEAMWORK
ACHIEVEMENT
RESPECT

February 14, 15


Today, we will have a typing class.

1. Take a practice test to find your current typing speed and accuracy - Use the 1 minute test titled Rules of Baseball. Your time will start AFTER you start typing.




2. Practice your skills either on TypingWeb or Dance Mat Typing






3. Practice your skills on a game. You may choose games we have done before (Click Here) or here is a special one for today!



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1. Take a practice test to find your current typing speed and accuracy - Use the 1 minute test titled Rules of Baseball. Your time will start AFTER you start typing.

2. When finished, you need to record the three scores (see picture below) they give you on your

. You can take the test as many times as you want, go ahead and record your scores so you can watch your progress.



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3. Spend the rest of class time working on your skills. Choose a program that will help YOU!



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  • Trick or Type - This site helps you REVIEW, you should already know where to place your

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    hands on the keyboard
  • MORE typing programs
  • For fun...Dog Tricks - hmmmm are you reading this?? Type in a command for the dog - sit, roll over, beg... have fun!

January 24, 25, 31 and February 1

Today, we will research a famous Coloradoan using the website below.
You will be limited to 4 sheets of information to print out. This means you must PREVIEW your printouts before actually printing!
You may also print out pictures as part of your 4 pages.
Use the Colorado Virtual Library as your first resource.
After searching Colorado Virtual Library, you may do a Google Search for different articles to print.
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List of Coloradoans:

Chipeta
Chief Ouray
William Bent
Molly Brown
Charles Boettcher
Robert Speer
Susan "Doc Susie" Anderson
Clara Brown


January 10, 17, 18

Today, you all will be downloading a program called Audacity.

To do so, click here.
Then, we will record simple scripts and manipulate them to sound different.

January 11

Wordle to CREATE a word cloud all what you do in January

  • use 'go back' & 'go forth' buttons to edit your text
  • work with font, layout, & color - MUST have a white background
  • to Print, we will use a keyboard function!
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Rules:
  1. You may only print once!
  2. 10 "things" included!
  3. Have good spelling.
  4. Go onto a math website, tumbleboks or typing website when you are done and play, quietly!

December 20


First, we are going to take a MATH SURVEY.


Once you finish, you can try out the Snow Line Game. Or the Snow Storm Challenge.



December 13, 14


Today you will be visiting TumbleBooks. Read any books you like! Remember, check the grade level first.

Fill out a book review for one book.

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December 6, 7


Wordle to CREATE a word cloud all what you do in December

  • use 'go back' & 'go forth' buttons to edit your text
  • work with font, layout, & color - MUST have a white background
  • to Print, we will use a keyboard function!
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Rules:
  1. You may only print once!
  2. 10 "things" included!
  3. Have good spelling.
  4. Go onto a math website, tumbleboks or typing website when you are done and play, quietly!

November 29, 30

  • Today we will take time to practice our Typing skills
  • Why is typing correctly important?
    • So we can get work done quickly!
    • So we don't injure ourselves.
    • Because many assignments and future jobs will have lots of typing in them!
  1. Practice your skills on one of the following sites:
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    • With about 15 minutes left, we will all take a timed typing test on a different website: FreeTypingGame.net
    • Try taking a 3 minute test. Then switch to a one minute test.
    • Record both scores on different lines on your record sheet.
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November 8, 9, 15, 16
  • Today will will continue working on your visitor guides!
  • You need to:
    • Locate you document (command + space bar)
    • Add your writing in your text box. YOU MUST USE 16 pt. font.
    • Double check spelling.
    • Do you have a title, background and text box?

Did you lose your document? Download this one!


November 1, 2,

  • Today we will be researching your insects for your Science project.
  • I will show you several databases that you can use to find your information on life cycles.
  • If you finish early, please help a friend!



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October 11, 12, 17, 18

Today we are taking a break from out podcast project.
We will be working on creating a document for your Steck Visitor's Guide.

To do so we will use Microsoft Word to:
  • Add a background.
  • Add a Word Art title.
  • Add a text box to type your information in.
Next week will hopefully add a picture and print!

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October 4, 5

Today we will start recording our scripts!
First, I will demonstrate.
Then, you will record on your own.
Your final recording will be saved!
If you are already finished recording or are waiting to record you can be on TumbleBooks or the Typing game websites.


September 27, 28

Today we will begin to write a script about our favorite TumbleBook!
First, we will practice together.
Then, you will have time on your own.
Next week, we will start recording!

Vocabulary: tab, log-on, log-off


September 20, 21

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First click on the picture above to go to the Online Reference Databases list.

Then find "TumbleBooks"


  • Review our Internet safety vocabulary.
  • Learn about a new "green" website: TumbleBooks
  • Spend time reading books that are just right for you!
  • Pick out a book you enjoy that you want to do a special project on!

If extra time:

Math Practice Games - working on math fluency

2012-2013

September 6, 7, 13



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1. Take a practice test to find your current typing speed and accuracy - Use the 1 minute test titled Tigers in the Wild. Your time will start AFTER you start typing.

2. When finished, you need to record the scores
. You can take the test as many times as you want, go ahead and record your scores so you can watch your progress.


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3. After your have recorded your typing speed, pick a website that will help you improve!

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August 30,31

  • Welcome to the computer lab!!
  • Review general classroom procedures
  • Review laptop cart and responsibilities - model
  • Log on to laptops - trouble shoot as needed
  • Change the HOME page
  • Discuss class assignments and NEW bookmarks
  • If time go to Hidden Pictures by Highlight
  • Review shutting down, putting away, lining up


2011-2012

Link to Student Work


May 16, 17, 18

Typing Olympics

May 9, 10, 11

Quick 1-minute typing test using Aesop's Fables

Students will spend half their time with typing activities to prepare for Typing Olympics next week. They can build games using Gamestar Mechanic
the second half of class.

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May 2, 3

Students will be building games using Gamestar Mechanic

April 25, 26, 27

Publish Timelines
Stay Sharp Arcade - Multiplication and Division ONLY

April 18, 19, 20

Timelines

April 11, 12, 13

Complete Timeline Worksheet and start Timelines with your team.


April 4, 5, 6

Online Research and Citing Skills

Today we will discuss reliable online resources. We will also look at our book marked Research Tools to find Notable Coloradans for your upcoming research project.
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Kit Carson; blogspot.com

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Molly Brown, biography.com

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John Kickenlooper; photo by harborfinancialgroup.com






March 21, 22, 23

Typing Practice! We are going to have the typing Olympics at the end of April!


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1. Take a practice test to find your current typing speed and accuracy - Use the 1 minute test titled Tigers in the Wild. Your time will start AFTER you start typing.

2. When finished, you need to record the three scores (see picture below) they give you on your . You can take the test as many times as you want, go ahead and record your scores so you can watch your progress.

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3. Spend the rest of class time working on your skills. Choose a program that will help YOU!



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  • Trick or Type - This site helps you REVIEW, you should already know where to place your

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    hands on the keyboard

  • MORE typing programs

  • For fun...Dog Tricks - hmmmm are you reading this?? Type in a command for the dog - sit, roll over, beg... have fun!





March 14

Typing Adventure

February 29, March 1,2

Objective:
Students will be building games using Gamestar Mechanic to foster 21st century skills such as:
  • System thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Digital media literacies
  • Motivation for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning

If you need to register, click here.



February 22, 23, 24

  • Complete and print final copy of your personal timeline.
  • Exploration - CHECK out gamestarmechanics.com
    • Create an account with a partner
    • user name 3Hnames - no spaces, no caps, use 3m or 3g depending on your homeroom teacher
    • password is - stars - no changes allowed
    • enter the birthday & answer Questions for the FIRST student name you entered
    • EXPLORE!!

February 16, 17


Typing Practice:

Optional activities:




February 15

Tumble Books

January 25th - February 10th

Activity: Personal Timelines using Timeliner application.

January 18, 19, 20

Prefixes say plenty

January 11, 12, 13

Create a Graph

January 4, 5, & 6

Objectives:
Convert mathematical data into a graph or chart.

Activity:
Build a Bar Chart

December 7, 8, 9

Objectives:
Word Processing Skills
o Change font, text size, color, underline, and bold attributes.
o Use scroll bars and menus.
o Write in paragraph structure. (letter format)

Activity:
Write a letter to a family member to give them over the holiday break. Print on stationary.

November 30, December 1, 2

Objective:
Online Math Skills - working on math fluency


November 16, 17, 18

Planet Posters

Objectives:
  • learn editing tools in Comic Life (resizing, aligning, spell check)
  • Choose background style
  • Save and complete poster



November 2, 3, 4

Continue creating Planet Posters using Comic Life


Mini-lesson in Comic Life
  • Adding titles
  • Adding pictures with captions
  • Adding text - changing the font style
  • Spell Check
  • Save As - example: 3H Mars



October 26, 27

Objective: Use Comic Life to create a poster to share information collected about the planets.

Activities:
We will be starting our Planet Posters today.
1. From your notes, highlight the following information to put on your poster.
  • planet properties/appearance
  • atmosphere
  • moons (if they exist)
  • rings (if they exist)
  • 2-3 more interesting facts

2. Use the internet to find an save pictures of your planet that match your research.

3. Drag pictures and type in research in Comic Life.
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Tech Standards:
STANDARD 1— Use Technology Effectively
c. Word Processing Skills
  • Copy, cut, paste, highlight, drag, and drop text (STECK: text and pictures).
  • Change font, text size, color, underline, and bold attributes.
  • Insert images from clip art or image files.
e. Navigation
  • Save and open files from hard drive, USB flash drive, or server.
  • Multitask among multiple applications.
f. Use of Internet browser
  • Enter URLs in browser.
  • Use favorites/bookmarks to save Internet addresses.
  • Uses age appropriate search engines.
STANDARD 2—Produce Quality Work.
a. Word Processing
  • Create word processing documents for a variety of purposes.
  • Edit and revise work using a word processor.
c. Presentation Tools (Kidspiration, PowerPoint, KidPix) - STECK: we will be using Comic Life today
  • Communicate information by using a form of multimedia technology.

October 19, 20, 21

Objective: Review research, find a theme/title, and gather photos of planet you are researching.

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October 12, 13, 14

Planet Research

Objective: To research and gather information on the planets in our solar system.

Activities:
  • Visit recommended Space Sites
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October 5, 6, 7

Begin Planet Research

Objective: To research and gather information on the planets in our solar system.

Activities:


September 28, 29, 30

Everyday Math games - Today we will be introducing some Everyday Math games and working on math fluency.
This site requires a user name and password. These will be sent home with students to use the site at home.

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Alternate activities:
Online Math Skills - working on math fluency


September 21, 22, 23

Continue typing practice using Dance Mat Typing program and track progress.


September 14th, 15th


Typing Practice! We are going to have the typing Olympics again this year, but your goal is to improve YOUR score throughout the year.
You do not need to be the fastest typist in class to win a prize.
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1. Take a practice test to find your current typing speed and accuracy - Use the 1 minute test titled Tigers in the Wild. Your time will start AFTER you start typing.

2. When finished, you need to record the three scores (see picture below) they give you on your . You can take the test as many times as you want, go ahead and record your scores so you can watch your progress.

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3. Spend the rest of class time working on your skills. Choose a program that will help YOU!
  • Keyboard Climber - This program only helps you choose LEFT or RIGHT hand when typing
  • Dance Mat Typing - This program show you where to place your fingers when typing
  • Trick or Type - This site helps you REVIEW, you should already know where to place your hands on the keyboard





September 7, 8, 9
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  • use 'go back' & 'go forth' buttons to edit your text
  • work with font, layout, & color - MUST have a white background
Avatar builder - have extra time, build an Avatar & I'll show you how to print them together in MS Word


August31, September 1, 2
STAR Reading Test

August 24, 25, 26

August 18, 19
  • Welcome to the computer lab!!
  • Review general classroom procedures
  • Review laptop cart and responsibilities - model
  • Log on to laptops - trouble shoot as needed
  • Change the HOME page
  • Discuss class assignments and NEW bookmarks
  • If time... visit Automatoon - notice a new TAB opens
  • Review shutting down, putting away, lining up