Monday, August 29, 2016

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 Appropriate 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














Then, we played the Digital Compass Game:












Students agreed to practice good digital citizenship in at least 3 different ways and posted examples of the way they will do so on the Padlets below.  Add an image or a link to a website too!

4A


4B



4C




Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Grade 2 Digital Citizenship

Grade 2 students will use some of the digital tools provided by Google and other online collaborative tools as well. Consequently, we 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.  All of the students agreed to the school's Appropriate 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


Super Digital Citizen



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

Online Safety Video


Then, we played the Digital Compass Game:













Please add to your class Padlet below:


2A Class Padlet


2B Class Padlet



2C Class Padlet


Grade 1 Mouse Skills

Grade 1 students are learning how to use the mouse properly. They used some online mouse tutorials and games to help them learn how to:

  • Hold and move the mouse
  • Point
  • Click (single-click)
  • Double-click
  • Drag





Click the Squirrel
Double Click on the Squirrel
Move the Mouse Pointer on the Squirrel

They tried the 'Drag and drop' function by dressing an e-paper doll.


















Try popping the bubbles with your mouse!


















Grade 5 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, Google Classroom 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 Appropriate 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.

Sharing Online

Digital Footprint

When Messages Spread



Students went to the online comic strip maker Pixton and logged in using their Gmail accounts using the instructions below:


  • Select 'Pixton for Fun'
  • Select 'Sign Up'
  • Select 'Log in with Google'
  • Begin a comic strip with using the guidelines in the comic strip below







Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Welcome to ICT!

Dear students,

I would like to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year here at Copenhagen International School. We have planned some exciting learning activities in ICT for grade levels 1-5. The students will be issued their own personal usernames and passwords. These usernames and passwords will then be used to establish Gmail accounts for grades 3 - 5. I will be giving more information about those accounts at a later date. All students will be asked to sign the school's Appropriate Use Agreement.  The AUA asks students to behave responsibly while using the school hardware, internet access and e-mail.

Thanks,
Kathy

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

PYP-2 Money Activities

PYP-2 is learning about money.  They played the following games to practice adding, subtracting and handling money.

Dolphin Dash

Dolphin Feed

Brainpop Money Videos (log in username: librarycis password: ask your teacher)












































Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Grade 2 Teacher 'Baby' Photo Contest Word Clouds

They used ABCya's Word Clouds for Kids:


















Teacher Baby Photos

Participating Teachers:

Alison Gregersen
Amy Silverman
Andy Coddington
Annette Rougeau
Anu Chander
Carly Kline
Carolyn Amdi
Cassie Bohlken
Chloe Gallimore
Christy Lee
Daniel D'Andrea
Daniel Palomares
Danielle Hej
Dawn Marple
Elaine Nielsen
Elin Achterhof
Erica Liljefors
Eva Christensen
Ewa Rozyczko
Farina Marriott
Gina Nordby
Holly Dawkin
Janica Dennison
Janet Grech
Jo Gregersen
Joel Gangi
Johanna Alderin
Josefine Rosenkvist
Judeth Christensen
Karolina Mroz
Kathy Sublett
Lakmini Besbroda
Lauri Van der weerd
Malene Kastor
Marie Barholm-Hansen
Mark Hansen
Moira Christensen
Myrte Kagie
Nina Lah
Nina Martens
Paula Turco
Rica Jose
Ron Rosenow
Sabrina Manhart
Sarah Sandin
Sarai Halliday
Simon Watkin
Susy Joseph
Tracey Coogan
Wendy Bellmore