Red Hill Computer Lab
Students Learn to be Responsible Digital Citizens
Digital Citizenship lessons empower students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. In the computer lab students learn that they can go to exciting places online and the rules to keep them safe.
Digital Citizenship lessons include videos, games, and collaborative classroom activities that address issues facing kids in today’s digital world.
Pixton - The Fun Language of Comics
What is Pixton? Pixton is a web 2.0 tool. E-School News named Pixton one of their top ed-tech picks “a great tool to aid in literacy and subject comprehension”. Comic creation has the ability to engage reluctant learners, apply learners' imaginations, and help learners acquire multimodal literacy skills needed for success in the 21st century (Hughes, King, Perkins & Fuke, 2011; Vassilikopoulou, Retalis, Nezi, & Boloudakis, 2011).
Students learn citing sources are part of being a responsible digital citizen
Look for QR codes in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Classrooms
QR Codes are those little black and white square boxes of dotted patterns that you see everywhere on products, billboards, and advertisements. The QR stands for Quick Response and that is what they were designed for - to give a person more information via the internet on those items by scanning them with a smartphone or tablet.
Watch First Graders Report the Weather
Watch Third Graders Read their 3rd Grade Poem
Watch Second Graders Share Their Research
Engaging Students with Popplet
What is Popplet?
Mind Maps can help students:
· Analyze the different elements of a new or complicated subject
· Help visualize thinking
· understanding inter-relationships between different aspects of a situation
· plan and brainstorm ideas
· organize and consolidate information
Trillion Dollar Footprint Videos Created Using Animoto
Students practice posting online with Edmodo
Edmodo security features – why it’s not like Facebook edmodo explicitly deals with school and teacher concerns about social networking for students in the following ways:
- Each Edmodo class group is managed and controlled by the teacher
- Students need an access code to join the class. If a student shares the code outside the class, the teacher can change it, without affecting students already joined in the group.
- Students can only communicate to the whole class or to the teacher – private messages between students are not possible.
- Anonymous posting is not possible.
- Teachers can delete posts. ( Nordin Zuber & Bianca Hewe)
Public Service Announcements
Changing the World With Video Public Service Announcements
Digital literacy and citizenship topics in an age-appropriate way
Once at the website you will need a password:
Beyond the Hour of Code
Can Kindergartners learn to code? Absolutely!
Computer science is a foundational field for all 21st century careers. All students can benefit from studying the basics of computer science, regardless of whether they want to be a doctor, politician, entrepreneur, musician, or astronaut.
Introducing coding to kindergartners can help them develop 21st century skills such as problem solving and creativity.
104,311 Lines of Code
What is a Wiki?
What's a wiki?
A wiki is a web site that lets any visitor become a participant: you can create or edit the actual site contents without any special technical knowledge or tools. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection. A wiki is continuously “under revision.” It is a living collaboration whose purpose is the sharing of the creative process and product by many. One famous example is Wiki-pedia, an online encyclopedia with no “authors” but millions of contributors and editors. The word "wiki" comes from Hawaiian language, meaning "quick" or "fast." (TeachersFirst, 2015)