1st Grade Technology

June 12th: Last Day!

June 5th & 7th:

May 31st:

  • ScratchJr Story Presentations
  • If your story needs any fixes, complete those
  • Work on something YOU want to do in Scratch Jr OR draw a picture in Tux Paint OR ABC Mouse

May 15th - 29th:

  • Work on your ScratchJr Story
  • Done? Work on something YOU want to do in Scratch Jr OR draw a picture in Tux Paint OR ABC Mouse

May 3rd - 10th:

  • Whole Class: Reminders on storyboard
  • Finish your ScratchJr storyboard
  • Program your ScratchJr story

May 1st:

  • ScratchJr Story Project: Introduction to storyboard
    • Story must have a beginning, middle, and end - so at least 3 of the 4 scenes must be used
    • 4th scene can be more for the middle of the story OR a title scene
    • Draw characters, show if characters will be talking or moving, write a little about what happens in the scene
  • Create your ScratchJr storyboard

April 26th:

  • Maze Playing Day!
  • Whole Class: Introduction to ScratchJr story project & ask to think about a story for next class
  • ABC Mouse

April 17th & 19th:

  • More ScratchJr mazes:
    • Add a winning scene
    • Add a 2nd maze level if character finishes 1st level
  • Done? ABC Mouse

April 12th:

  • Continue working on ScratchJr maze:
    • Add & resize maze character
    • Position and resize main character to be able to fit through maze

April 10th:

  • Whole Class: How to use "arrows" to move a sprite in ScratchJr
  • Start maze in ScratchJr

March 22nd:

  • Whole Class:
    • Women's History Month - Ada's Ideas
    • ScratchJr Project Presentations
  • ABC Mouse

March 20th:

  • Whole Class: ScratchJr Project Presentations
  • Done? ABC Mouse

March 5th - 13th:

  • Finish conversations in ScratchJr
  • Explore PBS ScratchJr
  • Done? ABC Mouse

February 27th & March 1st:

  • Whole Class: Introduction to Envelope in ScratchJr
  • ScratchJr Programming:
    • Sunset, Moon Rise - Add Sunrise, if finished
    • Basketball Dribbling
    • Program a conversation with multiple people

February 15th - 22nd:

February 13th:

February 8th:

  • Whole Class: Some hints on using the coordinate grid in ScratchJr
  • Finish More movement programs

February 1st:

  • ScratchJr: More movement
    • Move to all 4 corners
    • Move and get smaller in park setting

January 30th:

  • Whole Class: ScratchJr
    • Adding a 2nd character
    • Making 2nd character "dance" when touched by other character
  • Can you add a 2nd dancer & make it start dancing when the cat touches it?

January 25th:

  • Whole Class:
    • What is Coding?
    • Program Your Teacher
    • Introduction to ScratchJr
      • Interface
      • Adding a background
      • Blocks to use today
      • How to name your project
      • Saving your project
  • Can you make the cat dance?

January 23rd:

  • Look inside a real computer
  • ABC Mouse

January 9th - 16th:

January 4th:

  • Hello Ruby Gem Hunt

January 2nd:

  • ABC Mouse

December 14th:

  • Whole Class: Cookie Boogie
  • Whole Class: Gingerbread House Algorithm
  • Complete Gingerbread House Algorithm
  • Whole Class: Bee-Bot App
  • How far can you get in the Bee-Bot App?

December 12th:

December 7th:

  • Whole Class: How to plan Bee-Bot Program
  • Bee-Bot Activities: Dice & Numbers and CVC Words

December 5th:

  • Whole Class: Bee-Bot Introduction
    • How to properly handle Bee-Bot
    • Buttons
  • Bee-Bot meets Hello Ruby

November 30th:

  • Finish Seesaw posts
  • Check out classmates' posts on Seesaw
  • ABC Mouse

November 28th:

  • Whole Class: How to use ChatterKids app
  • Create your ChatterKids Turkey
  • Sign in to Seesaw & add a post for your Turkey

November 21st:

  • Whole Class: Turkey Trouble
  • Whole Class: Drawing a Turkey in Tux Paint
  • Draw a Turkey in Tux Paint

November 15th:

  • Whole Class: Finish Ruby's Adventure
  • Whole Class: Ruby Wrap-up
    • What friends did Ruby meet on her journey?
    • How did they help Ruby find the gems and get home?
  • ABC Mouse

November 14th:

  • Try last dance!
  • Take pictures of Dance Routines and add a post to Seesaw explaining about Hello Ruby and which friend likes loops. Also, explain which dance was your favorite out of the all the dances in the class and why.
  • ABC Mouse

November 9th:

November 7th:

October 31st & November 2nd:

  • Whole Class: ABC Mouse - Room, Clothes, Pets & Shopping
  • ABC Mouse

October 24th:

  • Whole Class: Look at Final O.R.E.O. Project Results
    • How many total classes participated?
    • How many 1st grade classes participated?
    • How many different countries were the 1st grade classes from?
    • How many different states in the U.S. were the 1st grade classes from?
    • How many 1st grade classes stacked LESS on average than we did?
    • How many 1st grade classes stacked THE SAME on average than we did?
    • How many 1st grade classes stacked MORE on average than we did?
    • How many Oreos did the class which stacked the LEAST on average stack?
    • How many Oreos did the class which stacked the MOST on average stack?
  • Whole Class: Sequencing

October 19th:

  • Whole Class: Hello, Ruby (Chapters 1-2)
  • Whole Class: Program The Teacher (Algorithm, Program)
  • Bossy Little Ruby

October 17th:

  • Whole Class:
    • How to sign in to Seesaw when Kindergarten is signed in
    • How to add a post for the O.R.E.O. Project
  • Sign in to Seesaw & add a post for the O.R.E.O. Project
  • ABC Mouse

October 12th:

October 5th & 10th:

  • Finish Pumpkin Life Cycle drawings
  • ABC Mouse

October 3rd:

  • Pumpkin Life Cycle drawing in Tux Paint

September 28th:

  • Whole Class: Introduction to Seesaw
    • How to sign in
    • How to add a post for your self-portrait
  • Finish your self-portrait, if not done
  • Sign in to Seesaw & add a post for your self-portrait
  • ABC Mouse

September 26th:

  • Whole Class: Tux Paint Reminders
    • How to open your portrait
    • How to use paint brush, shapes, lines, fill bucket
  • Finish your self-portrait
  • Done? ABC Mouse - Keep on the Learning Path!

September 21st:

  • Whole Class: Let's look at our OREO Results:
    • What DATA did we collect?
    • Who thought they could stack the most?
    • Who thought they would stack the least?
    • Did anyone stack the exact amount they predicted they would?
    • How many people did better on their first try than on their second try? How many did better on their second try? How many did the same?
  • Whole Class: What do these mean?
    • >
    • <
    • =
  • Whole Class: How to complete your OREO slide
  • Complete your OREO Slide
  • Finish your self-portrait

September 19th:

  • Whole Class: OREO Project
    • What's the OREO Project?
    • What are the rules for stacking?
      • Each student will have 2 attempts to create a cookie stack.
      • Students will place one cookie on the paper plate/table cloth and add one cookie at a time to the stack.
      • Students may NOT adjust the cookie after they have placed the cookie on the stack and moved their hand away.
      • Cookies need to be freestanding and NOT leaning against any kind of support or use any kind of adhesion so they stick together.
      • Cookie needs to be a regular cookie and not separated in ANY way.
      • Another student should be tallying as the student stacks.
      • A tumble has occurred once 1 or more cookies have tumbled off the stack. The complete stack DOES not need to completely tumble for it to be called a tumble.
  • How many do you think you can stack? Add this to our OREO Project Spreadsheet
  • Let's stack OREOs - outside on Kindergarten tables
  • Record results on our OREO Project Spreadsheet

September 14th:

September 12th:

  • Whole Class:
    • Reminder on how to handle the iPad
    • Hints on drawing portraits
  • Draw self-portrait in Tux Paint

September 7th:

  • Whole Class: Parts of the iPad & how to handle it
  • Use Camera App to:
    • Take a selfie!
    • Take a picture of a number.
  • Whole Class: Intro to Tux Paint on iPad