Students will learn to change the font style of their text to make it visually interesting. They will practice underlining, italicizing, and making words bold. Students will also change the color, size and font type as well as right, center, and left justify their text. Then, they will change the font style of the Ghost Story that they wrote with Ms. Scanlon, print it, and publish it on Seesaw.
Google Chrome & Google Drive
Students will learn how to reload a webpage, use the address bar to search for a website, and how to open, close, and pull tabs in Google Chrome. They will also explore their Google Drive to learn what type of files can be created and how to share, preview, and delete those files. Becoming more familiar with Google Chrome and Google Drive will make it easier to complete future projects.
The students will create a Computer Terminology notebook using Google Slides. Not only are they learning the definitions of many font styles, but they are also learning to create a slide layout, add text, and insert images.
This year, students will be using Seesaw to create a digital portfolio. They will use the camera to take a picture of themselves, the drawing tools to add to their photo, and the microphone to tell why technology at school is important to them.
The students will spend the first 10 minutes of each class practicing their keyboarding skills. They will type with 2 hands on the home row and typing covers so they can't see the keys.
The students will spend the first 2 classes going over the classroom procedures and logging into the network and their Google account. They will type the classroom rules and format the text. The students will also use Padlet (a virtual wall) to show that they know what it means to be respectful and responsible in the Computer Lab.
The students in group A will come to the Computer Lab every Wednesday and every other Friday. The students in group B will come to the lab every Monday and every other Friday. I am very excited that I will be seeing the students on a weekly basis all year!!!