Typing Club
Digital Passport
DPS Google
Scratch

MAY

Coding Challenges

Objective: I will design a game, story, or animation using your choice of coding programs.

Agenda:
1) Warm Up: Typing
2) Coding Project Intro
-Scratch Project Starters




April
Boat Design Challenge





MARCH
State of Colorado

Objective: I will have a better understanding of the economy, history, government, and geography of the state of Colorado using Culture Grams State Edition

Agenda:

1) Typing Club

2) Culture Grams State Edition

3) Colorado

4) Choose another state

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January/February

Ecosystems Project

Overall Objective: I will write a script comparing & contrasting 2 ecosystems to create a travel commercial using the greenscreen.


DAY 6: I will email images of my ecosystem to Mr. Almon and rehearse my commercial.

Agenda:

1) Typing Club

2) Finish Scripts

3) Email Images:

How do I save and email
images to Mr. Almon?


DAY4/5: I will use Google Docs to write a script to show my understanding of the ecosystem I chose to study.

Agenda:

1) Typing Club

2) Google Docs -- click on DPS Google (above) to get there

3) Script Must-Haves:

-Choose roles (example: news reporter interviewing an animal; animals talking about their ecosystem; nature adventure show)
-BE CREATIVE
-Need to explain why your ecosystem is the best
-Need to include information about non-living parts, living parts, and food webs in your ecosystem
-Need to compare/contrast it to other ecosystems
-Do you need props?


DAY 3: I will use Google to research my 2 ecosystems to find examples of food webs & draw an example of one on my ecosystems worksheet.

DAY 3 Agenda:
1) Typing Club
2) Kidz Search - find food webs
3) Finish ecosystem research
example of a food web:
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DAY 2: I will use SafeSearchKids to research my 2 ecosystems to find specific details about living and non-living parts to your ecosystems.

DAY 2 Agenda:
1) Typing Club
2) SafeSearchKids
3) Complete non-living/living parts to our ecosystem


DAY 1: I will choose 2 ecosystems and find websites online to help me research my 2 ecosystems.

DAY 1 Agenda:
1) Typing Club
2) Ecosystems Video
3) Helpful websites:
http://www.ducksters.com/science/ecosystems/world_biomes.php
4) Begin research



December

Hour of Code


Objective: I will either work on level 1 to learn how to drag and drop coding blocks OR I will work on level 2 to create a beginner project within scratch OR I will work within level 3 to create my own project using scratch.

Agenda:
1) Typing Club
2) Levels:
LEVEL 1

Learn how to drag & drop
coding blocks within these
programs:

-Minecraft

-Frozen with Ana & Elsa

-Star Wars

-Moana

LEVEL 2

Choose the beginner project to
create with Scratch:


-Animate Your Name

-Make it Fly

-Make Music

LEVEL 3

Build your own game or animation
with Scratch:


How do I create a Scratch account?
https://youtu.be/4ElxIzEIAi8

How do I use Scratch?
https://youtu.be/YEVga_wpc3I
https://youtu.be/9mqod3P37kQ


November:

Book Reviews

Objective Day 2: I will change the color, font, or look of my text to finish my book review so it can be posted on the Steck Book Blog and shared with an authentic audience.


DAY 2:
1) Typing Club
2) Typing Book Review
3) Videos:
How do I change the color,
font, and look of my text?

How do I add an image
of my book to my book review?




Objective: I will join the Google Classroom and use the Google Doc template to type my book review to be posted on the Steck Book blog and shared with an authentic audience.


DAY 1:
Agenda:
1) Typing Club
2) join Google Classroom:

3) Type Book Review in Template



I Wonder...

Objective: I will create a higher level question, research my questions using Google, and write a 5-6 sentence summary on my research.

Agenda:
1) Typing Club
2) I Wonder Intro
3) Create a Higher Level Question
4) Research your question using KidzSearch
5) Enter your question & summary into Google Forms


October:
Cardboard Challenge Reflection:

Objective: I will write a reflection on the steps I took to complete my prototype, the problems that happened during the building of my prototype, and how I would continue to improve my prototype if I had more time.

Agenda:
1) Complete the reflection page
2) Type the reflection page in a Google Doc
3) Add at least 1 image of your prototype
4) Share your reflection Google Doc with me
5) I'll post it on our Makerspaces Blog

How do I take a
picture of my
prototype?

How do I type
and share my
reflection in a
Google Doc?



Cardboard Challenge DAY 6

Objective: I will finish my DAY 6 building and creating goal I set for myself.

Building Day AGENDA:
1) Makerspace Expectations
2) What is your goal for the day?
3) Did you meet your goal? Do you need to change your goal for next class period?
Cardboard Challenge DAY 6

September:
Cardboard Challenge DAY 5

Objective: I will finish my DAY 5 building and creating goal I set for myself.

Building Day AGENDA:
1) Makerspace Expectations
2) What is your goal for the day?
3) Did you meet your goal? Do you need to change your goal for next class period?
Cardboard Challenge DAY 5

Objective: I will finish my DAY 4 building and creating goal I set for myself.

Building Day AGENDA:
1) Makerspace Expectations
2) What is your goal for the day?
3) Did you meet your goal? Do you need to change your goal for next class period?


Cardboard Challenge DAY 3

Objective: I will finish my DAY 3 building and creating goal I set for myself.

Building Day AGENDA:
1) Typing
2) Makerspace Expectations
3) What is your goal for the day?
4) Did you meet your goal? Do you need to change your goal for next class period?


Cardboard Challenge DAY 2

Objective: I will create a plan to complete my cardboard challenge project by listing my materials, drawing a picture of it, and creating a timeline.

Agenda:
1) Typing Club
2) Why should we build, design, and create new things?
3) List Materials
4) Draw a picture of your project
5) Create a Timeline


Cardboard Challenge DAY 1

Objective: I will navigate ideas for my cardboard challenge project to make a decision on what to build by sharing my ideas in a Google Form survey.

Agenda:
1) Typing Club
2) What is the Global Cardboard Challenge? How can we participate? What types of projects do you notice kids building?
3) Caine's Arcade 2
4) Possible projects
5) Google Form:
https://goo.gl/forms/fmYWbC5xdCBhMQXs1




2nd Week:

Digital Citizenship

Objective: I will have a better understanding of how to keep myself safe online by completing lessons on Digital Passport.



Agenda:

1) Warm Up: Google Sign-In

2) Typing Club

3) Correct Email Use & Over-sharing Online -- Video

4) Log into Digital Passport (use the link above)





FIRST WEEK:


Welcome Back!!!

Objective: I will have a better understanding of the rules & expectations of technology class.

Agenda:

1) Practice coming in quietly & finding your seat
2) Read through rules/expectations
3) Warning System
4) Class Dojo
5) Volume Levels
6) People Bingo
7) Sign Expectations