Mrs. Skogstad's Class News

4th Grade MOSAIC

ipad Expectations

In regards to the iPad, I discussed at Curriculum Night that we must work as a team. You have the power to say no to apps when your child asks and also the power to add educational apps that would be beneficial for your child. Please monitor their usage at home and be sure that they are finishing their homework before "playing" on their iPad. Thank you for helping your child charge it in a safe place and helping to keep it safe.

Open communication will be paramount this year as we navigate our wonderful new learning tool!

Google Docs/Drive Info.

What are Docs & Drive?


Use Google Docs, Sheets and Slides for document editing anywhere, anytime.

  • Google Docs is an online word processor that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time.
  • Google Sheets is an online spreadsheet application (app) that lets you create and format spreadsheets and simultaneously work with other people.
  • Google Slides is an online presentations app that allows you to show off your work in a visual way.
  • Google Forms are a special extension of Google Sheets. With Forms, users can create a form document to publish to the web that will accept data and populate a spreadsheet behind the scenes.
  • Google Drawings lets you easily create, edit and share drawings online. The tool includes all the sharing and visibility feature of other Docs & Drive products along with the ability to create shapes, layout guides, organize graphics and much more.


Google Drive lets you store and share all your stuff, including documents, videos, images and other files that are important to you. You can sync, store and access your files anywhere – on the web, on your hard drive or on the go.

Access your files anywhere
Google Drive is available everywhere on the web and on your mobile devices. To store and share on the go, download the mobile app. Download Drive to your Mac or PC to sync files from your computer to the cloud.

Share files with anyone
Share individual files or whole folders with specific people, your entire class or the entire school domain.


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