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In Kindergarten, students are being introduced to Kid Pix! This program is a great way for students to begin the basics of word processing in a fun and easy to use format.

 

In First Grade, students are continuing to learn word processing basics using the fun program Kid Pix. They have begun to learn how to use Font Icons: Color, Style, Size, Alignment, Bold, Italic, and Underline.

Have your student practice at home using the website:

SEAS Typing Club Webpage

Your student’s login follows this format: (lowercase first initial) (lowercase last name)

example: ksileo

Password: seas

In Second Grade, students are learning all about Google Docs. Topics include: 3 Ways to Copy and Paste, Selecting, Inserting Images and Formatting, Bullets, and Lists. 

 

In Third Grade, we are continuing our Keyboarding Unit by reviewing the home row and correct keyboarding techniques.  Students us a program called Qwerty Town. More information about Qwerty Town can be found at the bottom of my page. Please encourage your student to practice at home!  http://qwertytown.com// .  Students will be taking their Level 3 Keyboard Quiz soon. This will test their ability to fill in a blank keyboard. 

 

Students are also creating Animal Marionette Puppets. They are exploring animals adaptations that they then incorporate into a puppet. Next, in groups they will type a script for a performance they will have for younger students. 

 

In the Fourth Grade, students are learning about the Industrial Revolution. Students are taking an in depth look at inventions and inventors that are for the state of New York. They are organizing their research into a Google Slide Presentation. 

In the Fifth Gradestudents are working on coding a story in Scratch, a free web-based coding program. Learn more about Scratch HERE. Check out their Technology Google Classroom for details.

 

In the Sixth GradeStudents are competing in a Sphero Jousting Tournament. They are challenged to design a Knight & Horse using only a plastic cup and skewer. Students test different designs before arriving at a final design, that is then put to the test in a tournament.

 

In the Seventh Grade, Students have begun creating their own game. The twist is, students must use Makey-Makey the intvention kit to program the game of their creation.  Students design, sketch, write the instructions, and then finally create/build/program their own game.  Details about this project can be found in you student's Technology Google Classroom. 

 

In the Eighth Grade, Students are using a web-based program called FutureSmart. FutureSmart provides financial literacy for kids in grades 6-8 and empowers them to effectively manage their finances, make sound decisions, and become financially responsible. Through a story-based narrative and interactive exercises, students learn to make real-life decisions about their personal finances, as well as how to achieve important goals around saving money, education and career planning, and budgeting.

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Together we will all be able to create a safe and happy environment for our students to thrive in!

 

Internet Safety Links:

https://www.netsmartz.org/Parents

http://www.ncpc.org/topics/internet-safety

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/privacy-and-internet-safety

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/net-safety.html

 

Below is a list of website and accounts that your student can use at home to develop their tech skills.

 

Kindergarten Websites: Mouse Practice

https://www.owlieboo.com/educational-games.php

https://tvokids.com/preschool/games/bees-and-honey

http://www.manxue-wang.com/

http://www.instruction.greenriver.edu/esol/activities/mouse/mouseskills.htm

http://bomomo.com/

Use the links above to help your student practice using the mouse!

 

 

First Grade Websites: 

Kodable, Learn about coding through games! 
Go to the website: https://game.kodable.com/ and enter the class code: seas1234, choose your name and play! 

Typing Club, practice the home row method! 

To login go to the website: https://seasbellmore.typingclub.com

Your student’s login follows this format: (lowercase first initial)(lowercase last name) example: ksileo

Password: seas

 

Watch this vid for more info: 

https://s.typingclub.com/help/ten_minute_introduction_video.html


Second Grade Websites: 

 

Kodable, Learn about coding through games! 
Go to the website: https://game.kodable.com/ and enter the class code: seas5678, choose your name and play!

 

Typing Club, practice the home row method! 

To login go to the website: https://seasbellmore.typingclub.com

Your student’s login follows this format: (lowercase first initial)(lowercase last name) example: ksileo

Password: seas

 

Watch this vid for more info: 

https://s.typingclub.com/help/ten_minute_introduction_video.html

 

Third Grade Websites:

 

Kodable, Learn about coding through games! 
Go to the website: https://game.kodable.com/ and enter the class code: seas7890, choose your name and play!

 

Typing Club, practice the home row method! 

To login go to the website: https://seasbellmore.typingclub.com

Your student’s login follows this format: (lowercase first initial)(lowercase last name) example: ksileo

Password: seas

 

Watch this vid for more info: 

https://s.typingclub.com/help/ten_minute_introduction_video.html

 

 

Fourth Grade:

Tynker, Learn coding through games.

Go to the website: https://www.tynker.com/#/sign-in

Use your Google Login for access.

Qwerty Town, Use the home row method!

Go to website:  go.qwertytown.com. To log in, your students username is: First Initial + Last Name (First letter capitalized). Example: KSileo And your student's password: seas2017

 

Fifth Grade Websites:

 

Tynker, Learn coding through games.

Go to the website: https://www.tynker.com/#/sign-in

Use your Google Login for access.

Qwerty Town, Use the home row method!

Go to website:  go.qwertytown.com. To log in, your students username is: First Initial + Last Name (First letter capitalized). Example: KSileo And your student's password: seas2017

 

Middle School Websites:

 

Scratch, Coding: https://scratch.mit.edu/

Hour of Code, Coding: https://hourofcode.com/us/learn

GFC Free Learn, Tutorials about everything technology: https://www.gcflearnfree.org/subjects/technology/

Typing.com, Practice your typing Skills: https://www.typing.com/typinglessons

Qwerty Town, Use the home row method: Go to website:  go.qwertytown.com. To log in, your students username is: First Initial + Last Name (First letter capitalized). Example: KSileo And your student's password: seas2017

 

ALL STUDENTS K- 8:  Discovery Education is a powerful web-based learning tool that gives your student access to an unlimited amount of resources that they will be utilizing to enhance their learning.  It also gives the teachers the ability to create and share custom “Studio Boards”.  This new trend in learning appeals to students desire to be immersed into variety of learning tools, allowing them to learn their own unique way.

Click this link for more information: https://www.discoveryeducation.com/who-we-are/about-discovery-education/  .


Qwerty Town Login Info


ALL STUDENTS 3rd - 8th Grade
have an year log subscription to the Qwerty Town Program. It is a web based program that can be accessed from any computer. We will be using the program in class and I strongly encourage you to have your student(s) play at home as well. It teaches keyboarding skills while having fun! You can use the link listed in my subpages or access it by clicking go.qwertytown.com. To log in, your students username is: First Initial + Last Name (First letter capitalized). Example: KSileo And your student's password: seas2017. Please feel free to email me with any questions.