Due to ISAT Testing and the ICE Conference, our learners met in Technology class on Tuesday and Friday. We reviewed the
Vocabulary test. Students were allowed to take it over if they wished.Friday:
We were continuing on with keyboarding lessons, checking posture and home row keys. A short Happy FunDay Friday checking out Google glasses. Check out the video!
I was at the ICE Conference this week finding exciting new ideas and learning activities! Students were in Research class all week.
Thursday: Students were introduced to Type To Learn 4. They reviewed the software, we practiced posture and typing with the home row keys. Please reinforce this at home.Friday:
We continued on in Type To Learn 4. Students can download this software at home. Click here
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
Thursday: We finished reviewing the Word Wall and defining parts of the computer.Friday:
Open Book Vocabulary Test using the Word Wall (see Vocabulary link)
from Pusheen The Cat
I introduced new vocabulary and students learned the difference between a browser and a search engine.
Friday: We watched interviews with Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, discussing the difference between their computing
philosophies. Students then practiced the flippity cards and studying the tech wall off the vocabulary page while small groups came up to explore the inside of a computer.
: Students reviewed vocabulary for an open book quiz on Friday. They used online flashcards and studied from a Google presentation Word Wall. (See Vocabulary Link)
While some kids studied and tested each other, others came up to look at the insides of an old desktop computer. We looked at a few motherboards, hard drives, CPU's and other assorted sundries.
Friday: After a quiz on vocabulary, we will look ahead to next week.
Today's Happy FunDay Friday was "A Day Made in Glass by Corning"
Thursday: There was an overview of the Google and the toolbar.
Friday: Students uploaded and converted their test file to their Google Account.
FYI: Students have two different accounts within the district. They have their home directory, which saves files to the school network and they have Google school accounts, which saves files and google docs to the school google account. Both should be treated as professional, not personal, accounts. For Happy FunDay Friday, we watched The Great SuperBowl Shuffle, featuring the 1986 SuperBowl Champs.
Welcome to Technology Class! We watched a Google presentation on the rules of the lab and what we will be learning in class
Friday: There was an overview of the desktop and our network. Students learned how to name and save a file properly to their home directory.
In the last 10 minutes of class, we will have a Happy FunDay Friday where we will watch interesting videos. Today we watched a few Simon's Cat animations, like "Cat and Mouse."
Here are some easy steps to create a presentation quickly and efficiently by creating the presentation skeleton, adding all text, then graphics, then transitions and animations:
- Login to Google
- Choose a theme (you can change it later) under Slide/Change theme
- Insert multiple slide pages (Slide/New Slide) or (Ctrl + M)
- Add title page text, header text and slide text
- Align slide text left
- Bullet slide text (select text and go to More/Choose bullets)
- PROOFREAD 5 times
- Now search for pictures, about 3-5. Be sure you choose high quality pictures (30KB and above)
- Make sure you choose "View Full Image" and do not copy and paste from a thumbnail (low resolution)
- Right click and "Save image as" to your hard drive
- Choose the slide for the image/Insert Image/Navigate to your image on your hard drive
- Once the image is in place, size it from the right hand corner (Do not size it from the sides)
- Add Transitions (Slide/Change transitions/Choose a transition and Apply to All Slides)
- Add Animations (Choose a graphic or text and Insert/Animation then choose ONE animation per graphic)
- When you are done, choose present and view your work
- Present and receive applause! BRAV0!
Type To Learn 4 is available at home also. Follow the attached instructions BELOW to access from home using
your username and password from school.