Wednesday, February 26, 2014

1st Grade Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read is a free online game that will teach us the first stages of reading. Make sure you have your username and password, you'll need them to login!

PK_2.CT.2 Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
PK_2.TC.6 Technology Operations and Concepts

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

2nd Grade Arcamdemic Skill Builders

It's time to challenge our classmates to some mulitplayer games on Today's topics include: money, time, and addition. 

3rd Grade Parts of a Computer

Your goal: Use technology and work with everyone in your group and create the basic parts of a computer (monitor, CPU, mouse or touchpad, & keyboard). Additional computer parts are optional.

Your tools for the task: Kerpoof's Super Doodle, ABCya Paint, black and white printer, color printer, crayons, pencils, tape, glue sticks, and scissors.

Your grade: Grade your team on the four point scale when your project is done.

Monday, February 24, 2014

4th Grade

We've practiced keyboarding before with Dance Mat Typing. Today, we will use another free keyboarding site, We will focus on the "home row" keys today.



Kindergarten and the Keyboard

We are going to become familiar with the keyboard. First, visit the Keyboard Zoo to locate all the letters on the keyboard using only one index finger. Next, go to Key Seeker to use both your left and right index fingers.

Country Facts

Use the sites below to research for about the country assigned to you for March is Reading Month.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

1st Grade Rhyming Words

1. Go to BBC's The Little Animals Activity Center and click on Digby Mole's Word Games. We are going to play End Sounds first and Rhymes second.

2. Meet the Gang at Orson's Farm, part of Professor Garfield's Transport to Reading.

3. Help Reggie find the Rhyme at Rhyming with Reggie the Rhino.

4. Choose your own rhyming game from

PK_2.TC.6 Technology Operations and Concepts
PK_2.TC.7 Technology Operations and Concepts

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

History of Portable Music

Many of us have iPods. What came before the iPod? What did your parents listen to music on? What did your grandparents listen to music on? Let's compare the portable music technology of the past to the present. How has technology changed the way that we find music and listen to music?       

3_5.TC.2 Technology Operations and Concepts (describe ways technology has changed life at school and at home)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Kindergarten Counting

How well can you count? Great activities today from and


Numerical Order     Birthday Candle Counting

100 Number Grid     100 Number Chart

Winter Olympics - Persuasive Fylers

Today we will choose an Olympic sport to research and then create a flyer trying to convince your audience why they should watch an event from your sport and support your opinion with facts and details.

3_5.RI.2 Research and Information Fluency (use digital tools to find, organize, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information)

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1 (Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information)

Monday, February 10, 2014

2nd Grade BBC Bitesize Literacy

Can we use technology for entertainment and learning? Are you able to navigate your web browser to select the different activities? We are going to visit BBC Bitsize's Literacy activities today.

PK_2.TC.7 Technology Operations and Concepts (demonstrate the ability to navigate in virtual environments)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Google Maps Art Project - Learning from Afar With Digital Tools

How can digital tools help us learn about a place we cannot visit? There are different digital tools. Whcih tools help you learn the most about the art museum we visited today?
  1. How do I use Google Street View?
  2. How did Google capture the photos?
  3. How are the photos turned into Street View? 
Now, let's explore the Art Institute of Chicago. First we will read about the Art Institute of Chicago from some text. Next, we will explore the Museum on Google Street View. Can you describe differences and similarities from learning with text and learning with street view on your Venn Diagram?
A Sunday on La Grande Jatte -- 1884

More Facts about Georges Seurat:
Art Library for Kids - Seurat - Seurat Biography

3_5.RI.2 Research and Information Fluency (use digital tools to find, organize, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cooking with Caillou

Can you navigate Caillou's virtual environment? Can you follow the directions and recipes in Caillou's kitchen to cook with grandma?

Online Dictionaries and Spelling Activities

Today, we will work with partners and use an online dictionary to find the correct spelling of words. Take turns using the Word Central dictionary to research words, then your partner can enter the words in your two spelling games (Big IQ Kids Spelling Bee & Must Pop Words)


3_5.RI.2 Research and Information Fluency (use digital tools to find, organize, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

5th Grade Google Apps for Education

Today we roll out our student Google Apps accounts. We will accomplish the following today:

  1. Verify our accounts
  2. Learn some features of Google Apps
  3. Create a new Google Doc (Inspired by Scholastic Story Starters)
  4. Compare & contrast Google Drive to our school server

3_5.DC.1 Digital Citizenship (discuss scenarios involving acceptable and unacceptable uses of technology)