Red Hill Computer Lab

Mrs. Cooper

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

Students reflect on the importance of citing all sources when they do research. They then learn how to write bibliographical citations for online sources. Check out the interactive posters below.

What is courage? Is it fighting to stay alive against all odds? Is it being willing to die for someone or something?

Students used Glogster, a web 2.0 tool, to create an interactive poster.


Look for QR codes in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Classrooms

What's a QR code?

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

In Mrs. Sharp's first grade class you will find your child's photo on the bulletin board along with a QR code. Scan the QR code to lead you to a "Wake Up Weather" weather report.
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Watch Third Graders Read their 3rd Grade Poem

In Mrs. Hammer's and Mrs. Walden's class you will find QR codes that will lead you to your child reading their poetry.
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Watch Second Graders Share Their Research

In Mrs. Walden's and Mrs. Napier's classrooms you will find QR codes that will lead you to your child sharing their Famous American Hero research.
My Movie 4

Engaging Students with Popplet

What is Popplet?

Used as a mind-map, Popplet helps students think and learn visually. Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images. Check out our 3rd Grade Native American Project.

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

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Trillion Dollar Footprint Videos Created Using Animoto

Students learn that they have a digital footprint and that this information can be searched, copied and passed on, but that they can take some control based on what they post online.
Your Digital Footprint
Digital Footprint
7B digital footprint Ellie,Elias, Jaden
Digital Footprint
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Students practice posting online with Edmodo

Edmodo is an online networking application for teachers and students. Think Facebook, but in a safe and controlled environment appropriate for school.

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

7th and 8th grade students create video Public Service Announcements using Powtoon and imovie
RHLS AEDs Ellie, Elizabeth, Kaitlan

Digital literacy and citizenship topics in an age-appropriate way

K-5 Going Places Safely

Students learn that they can go to exciting places online, but they need to follow certain rules to remain safe.

Website Building - 8th Grade Demonstrate Digital Responsibility

Once at the website you will need a password:

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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

Kindergarten thru 8th grade have written 104,311 lines of code. Next year students will continue learning the basics of coding.

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)

Middle School Students Get Creative with Coding