Technology in 6th Grade

By: Cora Twaroski

Career Locker

Career Locker is a website designed for kids in grades 5-12. It helps you to decide what you would like to be when you grow up, it also shows you Career Paths. Mrs. Vanden Boogaard will come in your Technology Class for 5 class periods and talk to you about some career options. You will get the chance to play fun games and do lots of activities through Career Locker.

Typing.com

Typing.com is a website that allows you to practice your typing skills. You can do courses such as "Beginner", "Intermediate", and "Advanced". Typing.com will be your warm-up every time you come into class (for the first 5 minutes of class, you will be improving your typing skills with Typing.com). You will have to have the "Intermediate" course finished by the end of this semester.

iTrailer

This is a project you have to do through the iMovie app. You can pick ANY topic, ANY topic in the world, as long as it is school-appropriate, and you have to make a trailer on it. If you like your trailer, you have the option of showing it to the class! But, before you turn it in through Schoology, you have to make sure there are no spelling or grammar mistakes.

Haiku Deck

Haiku Deck is a website/app that allows you to create presentations. If you need to create a project or present something to the teacher/class, I recommend that you use Haiku Deck. With Haiku Deck, you can add slides, delete slides, add in pictures/videos, change the background picture, and so much more!

Explain Everything

Explain Everything is a presentation app that allows you to record your voice, add text, draw and lots more. For this project you will be required to pick one of the ten given math problems. Once you pick the problem, you must use Explain Everything to show how to solve the problem.

Coding (Code.org)

Code.org is a website for coding, you must complete courses to get your grade, based on how many you complete, is what is used for part of your grade. Code.org teaches you how to put together lines of code, and there is also videos from famous people explaining how to do a level if you don't understand it.