Weekly Tech News

April 28, 2017

Off to a Great Start

Lots of computer science this week with Code.org lessons! In first grade, we worked on algorithms. Students used arrows to give a character directions to complete a task. In fourth grade, we discussed computer science and binary. It seemed to go smoothly, and I'm looking forward to upcoming lessons that include sequence, conditionals, nests, and other topics.

Scholastic Elementary Trials

Try it out!

To get started with Core Clicks, just follow these steps.

  1. Head to https://digital.scholastic.com
    1. If you have a scholastic.com login, enter email and password. (This is same login for Teacher Store, Reading Club, etc.)
    2. If you do not have login, click on register. (You may have to click on “Login as a teacher/admin”)

i. Create account and save

ii. You will automatically login to SDM

  1. Once logged into the Scholastic Digital Manager, you will be asked to enter access code.
  2. Enter VA6CS for access through May 29, 2017.
  3. You will roster your students in the SDM under the students tab.

To get started with Storia School Edition, just follow these steps.

  1. Go to storiaschool.com
  2. Select Teacher Sign In at the top of your screen.
  3. Use the username: wessonb@centralnoble.k12.in.us and the password: cougars17
  4. You will roster your students under the classes tab.

Google and Canvas

If you are unaware, Google Apps (Docs, Slides, and Sheets) have become very easy to integrate into items on Canvas. Whenever the toolbar is available, there is a Google Apps icon that allows any item from your Google Drive to be embedded. There is also a new Google Drive tab for students when they turn in work. Everyone needs to login the first time, but items can be taken directly from Google Drive and placed into Canvas.

The ePortfolio

As the end of the year approaches, your students will be creating pieces of work that encompass all of their learning from the semester. These culiminating pieces are great for the ePortfolio. Mrs. Sirois is having her students place 3 polished pieces of work, a reading log, and a reflection page titled "How am I doing?" within their ePortfolios. Just a few pieces of work could be really helpful to other teachers next school year.

Important Tech Events




12th: Canvascon @ IUPUI

13th: i2 Conference Day 1 @ DeKalb High School

14th: i2 Conference Day 2 @ DeKalb High School