Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Grade 2 Digital Citizenship

We watched some of the following videos and had discusssions about what it means to be 'safe' online.

Pause and Think Online

Students also looked at the Brainpop website and watched the Online Safety Video.

Online Safety

Play the following game when you are done.

Search Shark

Monday, September 15, 2014

Grade 1 ABC Word Clouds

Grade 1 has been practicing their keyboarding skills. We made ABC word clouds in order to show off our hard work.

They used ABCya's Word Clouds for Kids:

They used the following GoogleDrive document as a model for their text:

Computer Club Grades 4 & 5

This is an even week.  Grades 4 & 5 have Computer Club on Day 4.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Grade 2 Joins World Food Day

Grade 2 is going to enter a poster competition sponsored by the United Nations.  The poster should be about the family farming.

“Feeding the world, caring for the earth” is the formal wording of the 2014 theme. It has been chosen to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farming by focusing world attention on its significant role in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas.

Video on malnutrition

Grade 2 is gearing up to make posters for the competition in connection with their unit of inquiry since they are studying nutrition.  They explored the paint programs below by focusing and making pictures using the food process, nutrition.

Remember to use the video and watch your work when it is done!

This program is on your desktop.  You can select and use by double clicking on the image on your desktop.

Grade 3 Email Writing

How does email and instant messaging work?

The 3rd graders are learning to write proper emails.  They wrote their own emails with the following information:
  • To - Kathy's email address
  • Subject - What is the email about?
  • Greeting - Says hello, and shows to whom you are writing
  • Body - Here is what you are telling the other person (at least, 3 complete sentences)
  •      Insert one photo, sized small
  •      Insert one hyperlink
  • Closing and signature - Say goodbye and tell them who you are.
Check out this Arthur website for more help:

Students retrieved emails that they were already working on in their 'Drafts' folder.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Grade 4 Digital Citizenship

The grade 3-5 students have been busy signing in to their new Gmail accounts. 

In these classes, students have the opportunity to use a cis.dk domain account, specifically to be used as a tool in the classroom, in connection with their school work. Most students already have at least one e-mail address, so the cis.dk account is only for school purposes (i.e. not forwarding jokes or signing up for various game websites, etc.)

Besides using email for "traditional" email purposes (sending messages), the students use the digital toolbox which Google Apps provides. The students will learn how to use e-mail, Google Drive (Docs, Forms, Sheets and Slides) Google Sites and Google Calendar. They will also learn about "good practice" in internet use - personal safety, netiquette, and digital citizenship. The accounts are to be treated as virtual classroom spaces – classroom rules apply also when using these tools (including the language the students use.) All of the students agreed to the school's Acceptable Use Agreement before opening their accounts.

We watched some of the following videos and had discussions about what it means to be 'safe' and smart online.

Pause and Think Online

Sharing Online

Digital Footprint

Students agreed to practice good digital citizenship in a t least 3 different ways and posted them on the Padlets below.