Digital Media for January

Hello all,

I hope you’re enjoying the snow day! Here’s an update on the digital media and technology curriculum for this month.

In 2nd grade, the students will finish up their google doc assignment called the “Landmarks of New York City”. In this assignment, students are required to insert an image of a NYC Landmark into a google doc and type a few facts below in complete sentences. Students have gathered information about their Landmark from World Book online.

For a project example, click on the link below.

Joseph B – Landmark of New York City (2)

In the 3rd grade, students will begin their research on Brazil by using digital resources such as world Book student and World Book kids. Once the research is complete, students will develop a digital project that demonstrates their understanding of Brazilian Culture.

 

In the 4th grade, students will use digital tools from the google suite to study Colonial America. The teachers will provide students with age-appropriate websites that can be used for research.

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In the 5th grade, students will learn basic concepts from Computer Science such as sequences, loops, conditionals, debugging and variables. We will use games and puzzles from Course F of Code.org to teach students these concepts. At the end of the course, students will create their own projects and share them with the class.

Digital Media for December

Dear families,

In Digital Media for December, the students will learn/review how to use google drive, google docs and slides. Class assignments will be posted on the class stream of google classroom. Students will use google apps for education to complete assignments for their classroom teachers.

In the 2nd grade, students are working on a project called Landmarks of New York City. For this project, the students will insert images from New York City into a google doc and type at least two facts (in their own words) about the image. This assignment will give the students experience inserting images into documents as well as an opportunity to practice their typing on a google doc. This project also integrates technology with class curriculum from the New York City unit.

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In the 3rd grade, students are creating digital brochures about New orleans using a website called Canva. Students will log into canva using their gmail accounts and add images and catchy phrases to their six column brochure. Studnts can insert images into their brochure that represent the culture, food and history of New Orleans.

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In the fourth grade, students are using the internet and google docs to write up their research projects on Native Americans. Students have used a variety of websites for research on this project. The links to the resources can be found on both 243 and 245 google classrooms. In the 5th grade, students are using digital tools such as google docs and slides for their research inquiry projects.

In computer science and robotics classes, students will participate in the Hour of Code the week of December 4th. Here’s a link to some of the activities available for students.

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Digital Media for November

Dear families,

For November, our students (2-5) will finish up their digital citizenship lesson topics such as internet research, copyrights, and bibliographies. In addition, students will take a written assessment that will cover previous topics in digital citizenship such as cyberbullying, privacy rules and the rings of responsibility. By the 3rd week of November, students will practice using google apps for education such as google docs and google drawing. We will teach or review how to students can access their google drive and submit assignments to their teachers through google classroom.