Weekly Assignments:

MAY 19-JUNE 6


Edmodo

1) Go to www.edmodo.com
2) Click "I'm a student" & create an account
3) Group Code: ky25jz
4) username = name (jalmon)
5) password = something you can remember (birthday = 022581)
6) Take the poll in "New 5th Graders"
7) Make sure MobyMax is in their apps
-Take the Math pre-test in MobyMax
8) Copy your username & password onto the parent letter
9) Student who earns the most badges over the summer receives a prize

Scratch

Login:
steck4
steck276

Goal: I will demonstrate my understanding of the basic concepts (how to move, add sound, add repeat blocks) of Scratch by working through the Getting Started packet at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Go to Scratch
2) We will go through the Getting Started with Scratch packet (located below) to learn the basics.
3) Ask questions/Share your work with your table partner

APRIL 28-MAY 16


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


Haiku Deck

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).

Agenda:
1) Log into Haiku Deck
-Click SIGN IN (top, right corner)
-Login:
steckstudents4@gmail.com
steck276
2) Create a sample Haiku Deck presentation
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APRIL 21-25


Goal: I will have a better understanding of Jazz by completing the History of Jazz exploration sheet with the help of my table group.

Agenda:
1) Go to: History of Jazz
2) Complete worksheet

MAR 10-APRIL 18

Colorful Colorado!


GOAL: Create a Blabberize presentation that explains who makes up the Colorado executive branch, judicial branch, and legislative branch. Also, explain what these branches are responsible for doing at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Create a script
2) Create a Blabberize & record your script.

GOAL: I will have a better understanding of the basic functions of Blabberize by creating a Blabber at a proficient level:

1) Review CMAS test tools
2) Find and Save pictures using Google Images for your blabberize (CO governors, CO lieutenant governor, captital building, famous places in CO, CO courts building)
3) Log into Blabberize
steck4
steck276
-Click "Make" -- Click "Pick an Image"


Goal: I will demonstrate my understanding of how Colorado's unique geography influences Colorado's way of life by completing a KWL at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Use Colorado Map and Geography of Colorado to answer these questions:
-How does western Colorado's geography differ from eastern Colorado's geography?
-List fun activities to do in western Colorado you can't do in eastern Colorado. Why do these activities not exist in eastern Colorado?
-What is the Continental Divide?
-How does Colorado's geography influence Colorado's way of life?

2) When you finish you're questions, work on these games:
-Match Capitals to States GAME
-Geography games


GOAL: I will demonstrate my understanding of Colorado History & Government by researching the Colorado state branches of government and completing a graphic organizer at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Go to LION database
2) Go to CultureGrams: State Edition OR
www.state.co.us/kids/clcgovt.htm
3) Click on Colorado
4) Complete the graphic organizer
5) When finished, go to:
Colorado Map

With a partner, complete the following:
1) What are the regions in our state?
2) Name a city in each region.
3) Plan a vacation:
-What region would you visit?
-List 5 things you could do there.
-Why did you pick this region?

Match Capitals to States GAME

MAR 3-7


Iditarod

Goal: I will have a better understanding of the Iditarod race by collaborating with a partner to complete the KWL sheet at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Complete the left column of the Iditarod KWL sheet (what you already know)
2) Fill out the middle column of the Iditarod KWL sheet (what do you want to know; create questions)
3) Go to Iditarod Race
4) Complete the right column of the Iditarod KWL sheet (what did you learn)

FEB 24-28


CMAS Practice Tests

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.

Typing Lessons:
Dance Mat Typing--complete lessons 1-4
Power Typing -- your goal is to type 15 words per minute

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

JAN 7-FEB 21


Project Evaluation

Goal: I will use the Big6 Research review sheet to make sure I completed my project at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Make sure Prezi is complete
2) Make sure essay has and introduction and conclusion
3) Complete the Big6 Research worksheet--answer the questions in the right column.
4) complete Clicker Quiz
5) When Finished, check out a book OR work on typing lessons


ENERGY PROJECT

Goal: I will learn the basics of Google Drive by editing and typing my Energy essay at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Go to Google Drive
2) Log in:
email: steckstudents4@gmail.com
password: steck276
3) Click the Energy Essays folder
4) Double-Click the document with your name on it
5) Type your essay
YOU MAY NOT GO ON ANOTHER PERSON'S ESSAY


Goal: I will choose 2 types of energy to compare & contrast in order to include this information in my Prezi presentation.

1) Finish research
2) Venn Diagram--how are the 2 energies similar & different?
3) Plan your Prezi
-Need at least 5 frames & pictures:
Frame #1: Type of energy #1 (include explanation, advantages, disadvantages)
Frame #2: Type of energy #2 (include explanation, advantages, disadvantages)
Frame #3: Similarities between the 2 types of energy (see your Venn Diagram)
Frame #4: Differences between the 2 types of energy (see your Venn Diagram)
Frame #5: In your opinion, which of the 2 types of energies is the best? Explain why.


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:

steckstudents4@gmail.com
steck276

Agenda:
1) Log into Prezi
2) Learn the basics of Prezi
3) Finish Energy research
4) Prezi Energy presentation
-choose 2 different type of energy to present (example: wind vs water energy)
-How are they different? How are they similar?


GOAL: I will understand the how to Locate & Access Information (3rd step in Big6 Research) by finding information on alternative fuels at a proficient level.

Helpful Sites:

-http://www.eia.gov/kids/index.cfm

-http://greenplanet4kids.com/

-http://ftexploring.com/

-http://energyquest.ca.gov/

-http://www2.epa.gov/science-and-technology

-www.need.org

-http://www.neok12.com/Energy-Sources.htm

Agenda (first week):

1) Yellow/Red Cards
2) Choose 3 on Tic-Tac-Toe Board
3) Use the helpful sites to answer questions


DEC 9-20: Computer Science


Goal: I will learn the basics of coding by completing the beginner's exercises at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Go to: www.code.org/learn
2) click START (orange button)
3) click GO (orange button)


**TEN MARKS**


GOAL: I will log into my TenMarks account and complete an assignment at a proficient level.


DEC 2-6


Information Seeking Strategies (Big6 Research STEP #2)

-find possible resources & choose the best ones to use


Goal: I will use Information Seeking Strategies to find possible resources within the LION database and write down my possible
resources on the graphic organizer.

Agenda:

1) What is the 2nd step to the Big6 Research Model?
2) Go to the LION database
3) Use the "INFO" link (on the right side of the LION page) to see what that resources is
4) In the box, write down the name of the resources that could help you answer the topic.



OCT 28-NOV 22


ECOSYSTEMS PROJECT

Project Objective: Choose 1 of the 3 Ecosystems you researched on your TIc-Tac-Toe board and use Fotobabble or MyBrainShark to present pictures, description, and producer/consumer interactions within the ecosystem you choose while receiving at least a 3 on the Fotobabble/MyBrainShark rubric.

You can use either Fotobabble OR MyBrainShark

Screen Name: Steck
Password: Steck 276


Agenda:
1) Find photos of your ecosystem and producers/consumers (save them to your desktop):
FlickerCC
Pics4Learning
2) Write a script explaining your ecosystem and how the producers and consumers interact.
3) Log into Fotobabble:

username: steck

password: steck276

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Objective: I will have a better understanding of the 1st step of the Big6 Research Model, Task Definition, by collaborating with my table group to create a plan on how to research ecosystems.

1) Choose 3 ecosystems on the Tic-Tac-Toe board to research
2) Work with your group to create a plan

Helpful websites:
World Almanac for Kids
Britannica Online
BrainPOP Science (Username & Password = dpsbrainpop)



OCT 21-25


Introduction to the Big6 Research Model

Objective: I will have a better understanding of the Big6 Research Model by working collaboratively through the research webquest to complete the Research Model graphic organizer.

1) Work as a table group to discuss the objective
2) Go to: http://www.kyvl.org/kids/p1_plan/plan.html (research webquest)
3) Work through the steps on the webquest
4) As you complete a step on the research webquest, write your explanation for each step of the research process (in the right box)

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OCT 16-18


Student Growth Assessments

Throughout the year students will be assessed on their understanding of the the Big6 Research Model




OCT 7-11


Objective: I will have a better understanding of the technological concepts of BrainPOPjr by collaborating with my table group to earn at least a 3 on the brainpop jr graphic organizer.

Agenda:
  • BrainPOP login: dpsbrainpop (both username & password)
  • Explore games/activities & explain what you find
  • Share your findings with group




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 the checkout procedures by using the LION cub to locate a book and check it out.

Agenda:
  • LION cub
  • Checkout procedures
  • book checkout

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