A lot has been going on in the computer lab, so I wanted to update you before the break. This post contains LOTS of video, as the students have been super busy coding, keyboarding, making movies, and creating games and animation. Of course, all classes participated in Hour of Code activities for CS Ed Week, but at NNM, we take it up a notch.
Sometimes, a 4th grader just needs to unleash that inner artist. Fortunately, the shapes palette in Pages provides lots of objects to color, resize, layer, and arrange. Whether they choose to make a birthday greeting for mom, write a story, or make a puzzle card, students have a lot of fun as they bring their ideas to reality! We will be focusing on Pages for a couple of weeks.
5th graders have been working on the Scavenger Hunt activity to develop research skills. This will continue into next week.Some
6th graders are working to make a PSA using Google Drawings. Some others are doing digital citizenship activities focusing on cyberbullying and digital communication, but all 6th graders will have digital citizenship lessons.
6th graders got their Google accounts, signed the Computer Use Agreement, and had a lesson on creating and sharing a Google Doc. 4th graders got their folders, signed the Computer Use Agreement, and created and printed their first Pages document.