Tuesday, May 28, 2013

5th Grade Virtual Surgery - Computer Simulations

Simulations can help us learn about real life situations. Edheads has a fantastic Virtual Knee Surgery for us to play. Get your scrubs on. Let's do this!

•What is a definition for a “computer simulation”?
•In which ways would a surgery simulation help someone training to become a doctor?
•In which ways would a surgery simulation help a patient who might need surgery?
•What are some other computer simulations you can think of?

3_5.CT.1 Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
3_5.TC.3 Technology Operations and Concepts

Monday, May 20, 2013

2nd Grade Graphs and Charts

Let's learn about graphs and charts today! First, watch the BrainPop Jr. video on graphs and charts. Then, visit BBC Schools' Interpreting Data activity.

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Now, let's finish up with the popular BBC Bitesize's Frequency Diagrams activity!

Kindergarten Problem Solving at Sesame Street

Let's work on our problem solving skills with great activities from SesameStreet.org today. Make sure you know how to use the back arrow to navigate back to this page after each activity.


PK-2.CT.2 Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

5th Grade Online Communication

In which ways can we communicate online? What technology tools are needed to communicate online. What rules should we follow when we communicate online? How do we respond to someone who's acting rude while communicating online?

Step 1: Let's begin watching this video together before we get to our computers. Watch for Mr. Horne's questions?

Step 2: Now, listen and look for Mr. Horne's questions about the above video. Reply online using TodaysMeet.

Step 3: We will meet away from our computers again and discuss how our TodaysMeet chat is going so far. What's working? What isn't working What can we do better? What should we see more of?

Step 4: One more video to watch and discuss. Again, look & listen for Mr. Horne's questions about the video below. Our goal is to have our second chat on TodaysMeet go smoother than the first chat.

3-5.CC.1 Communication and Collaboration
3-5.DC.1 Digital Citizenship

Sunday, May 19, 2013

3rd Grade Needs and Wants

We all have things we want. We also all have things we need. What's the difference between needs and wants? What are goods? What's a consumer? What's a producer? What is overspending and why is it important to stick to a budget?


3-5.CT.3 Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Monday, May 13, 2013

2nd Grade Computers, Past, Present, and Future

In what ways have computers changed over time? Are there any trends in computers that might continue in the future?

Next, make a list of what a computer will look like when you are in middle school, or, draw a picture of what a computer will look like when you are in middle school.

History of computers:


Technology changes over time:

3_5.CI.3 Creativity and Innovation

1st Grade Say No to the Bully

What is a bully? What are some things a bully does or says? How do we deal with a bully?


Kindergarten Alphabet and Letter Sounds

Today we focus on the alphabet and letter sounds. Spend 5 minutes on each activity. Can you use the back arrow to come back to this page after each activity?


3rd Grade Animal Research Project

Download the template below. Save it in your My Documents folder. Then begin typing in your information.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

5th Grade Design a Cell Phone

Can you use information to help you with solving a problem? Can you meet a deadline? Can you design a product to meet the needs of your audience? Your completed assignment will show if the answer is "yes" to these questions. Use Edhead's Design a Cell Phone and create a cell phone that senior citizens want to buy. Make sure to take notes when you research!

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3_5.CT.2 Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

4th Grade Animal Research

Use the links below to research your animal. Make sure to write down the source of your information on your note paper.



3_5.RI.1 Research and Information Fluency
3_5.RI.2Research and Information Fluency

Monday, May 6, 2013

2nd Grade Comparing Online Painitng Programs

Use your triple Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the three different online painting programs below.

1st Grade Math

Step right up, step right up, who's brave enough to challenge some activities from Funschool.com's Carnival Math?


Kindergarten Mousing Around and Patterns

First, we will review the correct way to hold and use a mouse. Mousing Around from Mimio let's us practice our clicking and dragging skills.

Next we will use our mouse skills to help us with some pattern activites.

PK_2.TC.4 Technology Operations and Concepts
PK_2.TC.7 Technology Operations and Concepts