Weekly Assignments:

MAY 9-MAY 23


Scratch -- Computer Programming

Goal: I will demonstrate my understanding of the basic concepts of Scratch by recreating the arcade game, "Pong," at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Go to Scratch
username: steck5
password: steck276
2) Follow instructions on your table to create Pong.


Goal: I will demonstrate my understanding of the basic concepts of Scratch by creating an interactive game at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Go to Scratch
2) As a group, we'll watch online tutorials
3) Complete the worksheet as we move through each tutorial

April 28-MAY 6


BrainPOP

Goal: I will have a better understanding of the resources available in brainpop.com by completing the scavenger hunt at proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Choose a partner from your table to work with
2) Go to brainpop.com
3) dpsbrainpop (both username & password)
4) Answer the questions with a partner

Cyberbullying


Goal: Students will:
  • compare different forms of cyberbullying and the roles of those involved.
  • interpret scenarios that illustrate how targets of cyberbullying feel.
  • identify ways to be an “Upstander” when cyberbullying occurs.

Agenda:
1) Go to digitalpassport.org
2) Login using your login information (on slip of paper)
3) Choose an avatar
4) Play E-volve
5) Once you finish the 3 rounds of E-volve, complete the Cyberbullying Mission

APRIL 8-25


Science Review Project (for CMAS in 2 WEEKS!!!)


Day 3 GOAL: I will have a better understanding of the basics of Google Forms by completing a quiz for my Science lesson at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Finish Hakiu Deck science lesson
2) Complete a Google Forms quiz

Day 2 GOAL: I will complete research to find answers to my science topic at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Choose a science topic
2) Conduct research using LION online database
3) Answer the following questions about your topic:

Day 1 GOAL: I will have a better understanding of the basic functions of Haiku Deck (adding text, editing backgrounds, editing layout, change theme, share your project) in order to teach a review science lesson at a proficient level.

Science Topics:
-mixtures of matter can be separated
-human body systems have basic structures, functions, & needs
-organisms have structures & systems w/ separate functions
-Solar System
-Earth's weather conditions
-Earth's renewable & nonrenewable resources

Agenda:
1) Introduction to Science Review project
2) Choose a science topic you will create a lesson around
3) Log into Haiku Deck
-Click SIGN IN (top, right corner)
-Login:
steckstudents5@gmail.com
steck276
4) Create a sample Haiku Deck presentation
5) Complete the Exit Ticket
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MAR 3-28


Cultural Project


Goal: I will improve my cultural project by evaluating my project and a partner's project using the rubric at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Finish Cultural Project
2) Evaluate your project and a partner's project
3) Respond to both posts in Edmodo
4) WHEN YOU FINISH:
-learn basic JavaScript to drawings & animations on Khan Academy
-typing lessons
-abcya.com
-check out a book for spring break!

Goal: I will use the information I discovered about my culture to create a Glogster poster showing pictures and text about it at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Go to Glogster
2) Click "Sign in with Google" (top right corner)
3) Login:
steckstudents5@gmail.com
steck276

Project:
1) 10 photos
2) Explain each photo
3) Have a background image
4) Add a title & your name

Add a photo
-Click Upload button (blue button with Up Arrow)
-Click Desktop (left side)
-Click on your photo & click Open
-Click Image (black toolbar in Glogster)
-Click Image & Use it

Goal: I will use the DPS database (CulutreGrams) to research, discover, and write information about my culture at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Go to DPS Lion Database
2) Scroll down to CultureGrams: World Edition (about half way down)
3) Find your country
4) Use the website to complete your research


Basic Information

List you culture(s):

  • Nationality
  • Heritage
  • Ancestry



Draw and label the flags of that culture (color in art class)



List and/or draw the geography (location)

  • Continent
  • Country
  • City
  • Town
  • Village
  • Longitude and latitude (optional)




Fishbone Graphic Organizer (make a fish for each culture you will research)

List traditional and modern

  • Language
  • Food
  • Music
  • Housing
  • Government
  • Clothing



Goal: I will learn the basics of Glogster, an online poster creator, to show students how complete math problems at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) go to GLOGSTER
2) Click "Log In with Google"
3) Log In Info
email: steckstudents5@gmail.com
password: steck276
4) Complete worksheet & create a Glogster about your interests

FEB 18-28


CMAS (Science Test) PRACTICE TESTS

17 Question Practice Test
1) How will you use the tools (highlighter, pencil, X, etc.)in the top toolbar?
2) What questions were difficult to answer? How were they difficult?

GOAL: I will have a better understanding of typing by completing home row & qwerty row typing lessons at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Dance Mat Typing--must complete lessons 1-4 (use HOME ROW)
2) Power Typing--set Words/Minute goal to 15; record your scores
3) Check out a Book
4) Typing Games-- Free Typing Games, Typing Games, Learning Games for Kids

GOAL: I will have a better understanding of the technical functions of the CMAS test so I'm able to perform at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Mouserobics
2) Mouse Program --practicing basic skills that you need on the CMAS test
3) Practice Tests-- take both 4th grade & both 5th grade practice tests
4) Book checkout


FEB 10-21


SAVING YOUR PREZI

GOAL: I will make the changes offered by my classmate to finish my Natural Disasters Prezi & upload it to our 5th grade Google Drive at a proficient level.

1) Log into Prezi (see login info below)
2) Find your Natural Disasters Prezi--Click it
3) Click SHARE
4) Click COPY LINK

5) Log into 5th grade Google Drive
steckstudents5@gmail.com
steck 276
6) Click on the NATURAL DISASTERS PREZI folder
7) Click CREATE (red box on the left)
8) Select DOCUMENT
9) Click on UNTITLED DOCUMENT (top left) & rename it YOUR NAME
10) In the document, hold down the COMMAND key & the letter V at the same time
to post the link to your PREZI

National African American History Month


GOAL: I will have a better understanding of the key events and leaders in African American History by completing the webquest at a proficient level.

AGENDA:
1) go to
http://www.history.com/topics/black-history-month
2) With a partner from your table, complete the questions.
3) Are there other websites that can help you find information? List these on the back of the page.


JAN 7-FEB 7


Evaluating Prezi Presentations:

Goal: I will collaborate with my classmates to help them improve their prezi presentations by completing the evaluation questions at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Prezi
email: steckstudents5@gmail.com
password: steck276
2) Review your finished Prezi--use the checklist
3) Evaluate a classmate's Prezi--answer the questions
4) When finished, work on the following websites:
Typing Games
Typing


Natural Disasters

Goal: I will have a better understanding of natural disasters by finding resources and taking notes at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Group work--decide which websites are the best
2) Finish Research
3) Prezi Presentation:
-must be AT LEAST 6 frames
-must include the 3 natural disasters you researched
-must include all information gathered about your natural disasters
-must have AT LEAST 3 pictures

Helpful sites:
http://www.ready.gov/natural-disasters
http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/
BrainPOP (username & password = dpsbrainpop)
Britannica Elementary
Digital Library for Earth System Education
The National Science Digital Library



Goal: I will have a better understanding of the basic functions of Prezi by completing a presentation at a proficient level.

PREZI
click Log In:

steckstudents5@gmail.com
steck276

Agenda:
1) Yellow & Red Cards
2) Intro to Prezi
3) Work on Presentation:
-presentation about yourself
-include your interests, hobbies, things you like
-Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 20 years?

DEC 1-20


Biography Research:

Goal: I will find resources about the person I'm researching and will cite my sources on my Google Drive document.

Agenda:
1) Find sources using LION
2) Cite your sources (EasyBib is a great website to show you how to do this)
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3) Place your cited source on you Google Drive document


Google Drive


Login:
steckstudents5
steck276

Goal: I will create a document to keep the information I find about the person I'm researching.


HOUR OF CODE--www.code.org
-click START (orange button)
-Under Tutorials for Beginners, click GO (orange button)

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

GOAL: I will demonstrate my understanding of digital citizenship by researching 3 items on the tic-tac-toe board and presenting one them while earning at least a 3 on the digital citizenship rubric.
Agenda:
1) Answer the digital citizenship questions as a table (Click on the link to your table):
Table 1
Table 2
Table 3
Table 4
Table 5
Table 6

2) What subjects are interested in learning more? Choose 3 in a row

-Go to http://www.brainpop.com/technology/digitalcitizenship/

-Login:dpsbrainpop(both username & password)



OCT 7-NOV 15

Book Trailers Project
Objective: I will review my book trailer and another group's book trailer and write a response to the two posts from Mr. Almon in Edmodo.

Objective: I will demonstrate my understanding of my books' characters, setting, and plot by working collaboratively with my partner to finish my book trailer's voiceover/script and transitions in either iMovie or GarageBand.

What book are you using?What pictures do you need to include in your brook trailer?

*On the back of your checklist:

1) Describe the each picture you've chosen
2) Provide evidence for why it supports your script

http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/

Project Objective:
I will collaborate with my partner to create a book trailer, using either iMovie or GarageBand, that analyzes their book's characters, setting, and plot while scoring at least a 3 on the Book Trailer rubric.

Daily Objective:
I will collaborate with a partner to understand the technological concepts of iMovie/GarageBand in order to complete my book trailer project.

Agenda:
1) As a table group, discuss the two objectives:
-What do you need to know and do by the end of the period?
-What is the expectation for the entire book trailer project?
-How will what you learn today help you complete the project objective?

2) In complete sentences, type the group's answers in Google Docs
-type your answer below the question
-if you have questions, type them in the question box (I'll come to each table to answer them)

3) iMovie Instruction:


4) GarageBand Introduction

Instruction Manual

4) Be familiar with the following terms/phrases:
-podcast
-text edit
-tracks
-clip adjustments
-transitions
-audio

SEPT 30- Oct 4**

Objective: I wll have a better understanding of how to access information by demonstrating my understanding of the Dewey Decimal System by earning at least a 3 on the graphic organizer.

Agenda:
  • Introduction to Dewey
  • Collaboration: use research prompts to find books in Dewey system
  • book checkout

SEPT 23-27

Animoto Project

Objective: I will show proficiency in the technological concepts of Animoto by creating an online, slideshow presentation that represents how technology helps people while earning at least a 3 on the Animoto rubric.

Agenda:
  • Finish Animoto project
  • Check your neighbor's project (make sure it's a 3 on the rubric)


SEPT 16-20

Animoto Project

Project Objective: I will show proficiency in the technological concepts of Animoto by creating an online, slideshow presentation that represents how technology helps people while earning at least a 3 on the Animoto rubric

Today's Objective: I will collaborate with my table group to create a response to Mr. Almon's Edmodo post, "How does technology help people," while earning at least a 3 on my response.

Agenda:
  • Collaboration: How does technology help people?
  • Post to Edmodo
  • FInd & download 6 pictures for Animoto presentation

SEPT 9-13

Objective: I will have a better understanding of the technological concepts and ethical use of Edmodo by discussing the proper use presentation, creating an account, and earning at least a 3 on my response to a post within Edmodo.

Agenda:


SEPT 2-6

Objective: I will have a better understanding of how the LION online database will assist me in the research process by completing the scavenger hunt graphic organizer while earning at least a 3 on the assignment.

Agenda:
  • Intro to LION
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Graphic Organizer
  • Vocab: database


AUGUST 26-30

Objective: I will have a better understanding of the library & lab expectations by collaborating with my table group to create the social contract.

Agenda:
  • Welcome to the computer lab!!
  • Review general classroom procedures
  • Review laptop cart and responsibilities - model
  • Log on to laptops
  • If time... visit TuxPaint
  • Review shutting down, putting away, lining up