Mrs. Ford's Class
The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2019 Computer Science Education Week will be December 9-15, but we have already started!
We now have 6 robots in the lab to help students learn about coding. Dash and Dot can be programmed by using an I-pad. We also use Code.org in K-5.
Girls Who Code Club
All girls in grades 3-5 were asked to sign up for a new club called Girls Who Code. This is a free club that occurs during one of Mrs. Ford's weekly technology classes. If you have a daughter in 3-5 grade who has not signed up, please do this as soon as possible so I can get the FREE t-shirts ordered. I can help your daughter sign up at school if you provide a parent email and phone number. Message me for more details or assistance.
All classes learned about how to be good digital citizens during the first nine weeks:
- How do we find a happy balance between our online and offline activities?
- How do you say goodbye to technology when you don't want to?
- How do you go places safely online?
- How can we be safe, responsible, and respectful online?
- Why is it important to listen to your feelings when using technology?
- How do you stay safe when visiting a website or app?
- How can we be good digital citizens?
- Why is it important that we have device-free moments in our lives?
- What kinds of information should I keep to myself when I use the internet?
- What information is OK to have in your digital footprint?
- How are we all part of an online community?
- What should you do if someone is mean to you online?
- How can you give credit for other people's work?
- How do digital citizens take responsibility for themselves, their communities, and their world?
- How can a strong password help protect your privacy?
- How does what I post online affect my identity?
- What makes a strong online community?
- What should you do when someone uses mean or hurtful language on the internet?
- Why do people alter digital photos and videos?
- What makes a healthy media choice?
- What information about you is okay to share online?
- How does our online activity affect the digital footprints of ourselves and others?
- How can I be positive and and have fun while playing online games, and help others do the same?
- How can we be up standers when we see cyberbullying?
- What rights and responsibilities do you have as a creator?