Our TopDogs have continued to work hard all throughout October!
Fourth Graders are all wrapping up their Digital Citizenship unit with Google's Interland. This game teaches students all about password security, how to be an upstander, what information is appropriate to share online, and how to identify internet scams. Pretty soon, all of Fourth grade will be experts at how to be safe online!
Third grade has also been working on their Digital Citizenship unit using Common Sense Media's Digital Passport. This program has fun games and activities to introduce students to Digital Citizenship topics, such as how to search for information online, cell phone safety, and how to avoid cyberbullies. Third graders have also started to use Google Docs to type up 5 sentence paragraphs, which is something they'll be working on all year long. Their word processing is already beginning to improve!
Second graders finished their Internet Safety unit in the middle of October, and since then, we have been working on various activities to promote safe behavior online. Students are learning how to identify when a website is trying to sell something, and when a website is just providing information. They are thinking all about how certain websites try to disguise advertisements! Second grade is also learning about the different ways technology can be used in various careers - talk to your child about how you use technology at home, or at your job! They've been challenging themselves by thinking all about how people's lives would be different if we didn't have technology.
Check out our Typing Olympics Champions for October!
Our Mighty Mustangs have been doing a wonderful job in the Computer Lab!
First Graders have been working on learning how to type their first and last name using capital letters. Everyone has done so well! Students practiced typing their name in TuxPaint, and made name tags with stamps that represented themselves. We also spent time in October learning how to make pumpkins and scarecrows using TuxPaint. First Graders have been doing a great job using the computers to make their own art!
Kindergarten has also been working hard to learn how to type their names. After wrapping up our unit on how to use the computer mouse, Kindergartners started to learn how to match letters on the keyboards to letters in their names. They have been practicing tying the different letters using various online games, and recently have begun typing their own names. It is impressive how well everyone is doing with their work in the Computer Lab!