November 18, 2015
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Hour of Code
Computer Lab Instruction
Beth and I have been working together this year to plan instruction for computer lab. We have used articles and scope and sequence documents to determine what topics we think should be addressed during computer lab time. Next year, these topics will change a bit as we go 1:1 and needs change. The following is a summary of topics have been (will be) introduced/practiced during the 1st semester of school.
*Computer terminology, basic operations, and basic trouble shooting
*Using Microsoft Word
*Using Microsoft Paint (Kindergarten & 1st)
*Starfall (Kindergarten & 1st)
*Accessing Destiny Home for student links
*Finding and Inserting copyright free photos into a document
*SRI (3rd and 4th Grade)
*Internet Safety (broad overview for all grades)
*Research lessons: (4th Grade) using the Internet, using databases, note taking,
*Using our eBook library
*Hour of Code
These are items that will be covered during the 2nd semester.
*Jan.-Mar.: Each class will participate in a computer science (coding) unit.
*More Internet Safety/Digital Citizenship
We would like to cover the following topics, but we would like them to tie in with what you are doing in class. Please let us know as far ahead of time as possible when you think the following topics would best fit in with classroom curriculum.
*Research lessons...any topic
*Using a presentation tool like Powerpoint, Prezi, etc. to share information (older
students would create their own; younger students might create a slide)
*Using Spreadsheets (Excel...When might this fit in with what you are doing in class?)