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Tis’ the Season for CODE!!!

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Tis’ the Season for CODE!!!

K-3 Students are gearing up for lots of computer programming!  In late November, part of December and January all Country Elementary and Farley Hill  students will be learning how to code!  We are participating in CODE.ORG‘s 3rd annual Hour of Code.  Last year hundreds of organizations (including Facebook, Microsoft, Instagram, Pinterest, and more) joined together to create fun introductions to computer programming for students.  I have a page on my website with additional tutorials for coding: http://www.elementarytech.net/code/  This...

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4-C Fall News

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4-C Fall News

  4-C is the technology class for all students in K-3.  Our lessons and projects focus on 4 key components: Creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking.  We are also focused the ISTE standards.  View the Standards We are always in BETA and are updating and creating NEW VERSIONS! Encourage: questioning and curiosity! We need to celebrate original thought and innovation! Don’t be afraid to fail!  Model this with your kids.  LEARN WITH YOUR KIDS! Kindergarten is focused on learning all about creativity and critical...

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Tech-Tastic Summer Activities!

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There are many amazing tech experiences for K-3 students online.  The summer is a perfect time to learn with your child online.  Learn to code!  Create a video or slide presentation about a favorite topic. Check out Country Elementary’s 4 C’s Lab! (Click the picture to see more photos!) Spend your Summer exploring the 4 C’s!   Camp Google! Camp Google is a “free summer camp that gets kids learning through fun, interactive science activities and adventures. Led by experts, the activities have been designed to...

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February

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2nd and 3rd grade students have been taking the MAP test during the month of January during their tech time, but we plan to get back to business in February!  In February we plan to: use Google Docs and Slides for project Explore Project Based Learning using Chromebooks Learn how to share and work together with other students when creating new projects Researching using online resources and tools Sharing projects using student blogs Many students continue to participate in the “Hour of Code” both at school and at home.  The Kindergarten and...

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Hour of Code 2015

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In December and January all Country Elementary and Farley Hill  students will be learning how to code!  We are participating in CODE.ORG‘s 3rd annual Hour of Code.  Last year hundreds of organizations (including Facebook, Microsoft, Instagram, Pinterest, and more) joined together to create fun introductions to computer programming for students.  Country students are in their 2nd/3rd year and we are so pumped that Farley Hill students are joining in on the fun this year!  I have a page on my website with additional tutorials for...

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Chromebooks and GAFE

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What is a Chromebook?                          2nd and 3rd Grade After a few weeks of MAP testing during their weekly tech class time, 2nd and 3rd grade students finally were able to dive into the new Chromebooks! Students logged into their new blogs and completed their first post!  Now they will practice commenting on each other’s posts.  They learned how to create an avatar as well.  We’ll post their blogs for parent viewing soon! Students are working on memorizing their Google Logins as well. We began learning about Google...

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Fall Technology Adventures!

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We are having a blast in technology class!  Now that we are finally wrapping up MAP testing, the 2nd and 3rd grade classes will starting to use their Google accounts in full force!  We will cover Digital Citizenship before we start sharing online.  Here are a few of the resources we will use to teach about being safe online. Below is a link to the video we will watch from Brain POP:  We will also talk about the “THINK” poster!   Sharing is wonderful and connecting with other learners is an important part of growing as...

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Wonderopolis!

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Wonderopolis!

If you are looking for a fun online activity to do as a family… Check out Wonderopolis!  This website offers amazing resources for teachers, students and families.  It pretty much focuses on “I wonder” questions.  It is a nice way to learn about real world topics and make connections to classroom topics and teachable moments during the day.  I know that kids ask questions all day long.  Now they can have a fun place to go to explore educational topics they “wonder” about! Right now Wonderopolis is featuring a...

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March is Reading Month

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March is one of my favorite months at school because it is READING MONTH!  This post will focus on some SUPER reading websites that focus on reading.  There are so many online resources for reading.  These are just a few of the many reading resources available for K-3 readers. * *  STARFALL* Starfall is a great free website for students (grades K-2).  There is also a paid version of this website available called, “more.starfall.com.”  The paid version includes many more ebooks and a variety of math and reading activities.  The...

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Happy Reading Month!

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Every year we celebrate reading during the month of March!  This year’s theme is focused around Disney.  Walt Disney was a forward thinker and always kept “moving forward!”  I encourage students to follow his example.  Explore, be curious, and be creative!  It is exciting to think how technology will change during your child’s lifetime.  My goal is inspire them to want to learn new things and to continue to learn after they leave my class. Google Chrome App Store The 2nd and 3rd grade students learned how to use...

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