2nd Grade Technology

June 12th: Last Day

  • Dash & Dot!

June 8th:

  • Whole Class:
    • Finish Monster Project Results
    • How to try out your sound boards
  • Sign in to Scratch and check out your sound board projects!

June 5th:

May 15th - June 1st:

  • Whole Class: How to program sounds for your sound board
    • How to add a sound file and use sound blocks
    • How to have sprite play a sound file
  • Sign in to Scratch and:
    • Make sure you have a background, 5 sprites with code to position correctly when the program starts
    • Add code for when each arrow key and the space bar is pressed to play the sounds for a sprite
  • Done? Typing lessons in Dance Mat Typing or ABC Mouse or draw a picture in Tux Paint or ABCYa 2nd Grade activities

May 11th:

  • Whole Class: How to change your avatar in Scratch
  • Whole Class: Introduction to Sound Board Project
  • Sign in to Scratch and update your avatar
  • Create a Scratch Sound Board Project
    • Add a background for project
    • Add 5 sprites for your project
      • Position where you want them to start
      • Add Green Flag and Go To blocks to have sprite start in proper position. May need a Switch Costume block as well

May 4th & 8th:

  • Finish redrawing The Academy at Saint Mary monsters:
    • Read the description before you go into Tux Paint
    • In Tux Paint and draw the monster described - make sure you complete each step
      • If there is no color given, choose a color that you think makes sense
      • If there is no shape given, choose a shape that makes sense
      • If there is no number given for something with more than one, choose a number that makes sense
    • Before you say you are done, re-read the description and check your monster to make sure you aren't missing anything
  • Done? Typing lessons in Dance Mat Typing or ABC Mouse

May 1st:

  • Whole Class:
    • Take class picture
    • Introduction to The Academy at Saint Mary in Rutherford, NJ:
    • How to use your monster description:
      • Read the description before you go into Tux Paint
      • In Tux Paint and draw the monster described - make sure you complete each step
        • If there is no color given, choose a color that you think makes sense
        • If there is no shape given, choose a shape that makes sense
        • If there is no number given for something with more than one, choose a number that makes sense
      • Before you say you are done, re-read the description and check your monster to make sure you aren't missing anything
      • Some of you will draw more than one picture so that each of our partners has had their monster redrawn twice
  • Done? Typing lessons in Dance Mat Typing or ABC Mouse

April 27th:

April 16th - 24th:

April 10th & 13th:

March 9th - 23rd:

March 6th:

February 27th & March 2nd:

February 22nd:

  • Whole Class: Drawing Monsters Reminders
    • You will need to describe your drawing in words - everything you draw
    • Simple shapes are best
    • Fill up the white space
  • Finish drawing your monster in Tux Paint
  • ABC Mouse

February 20th:

February 16th:

  • Whole Class:
    • Finish drawing Tessa
    • How to add your drawing to your Drawing Tessa Slide
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and add your drawing of Tessa to your slide. Mark as Done when you are finished.
  • ABC Mouse

February 13th:

February 2nd:

January 30th:

  • 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?
  • If not done, sign in to Google Classroom and complete Slides through 10 in Assignment 001 - Hello Ruby Activities
  • Activities on ABCya! OR ABC Mouse

January 16th - 26th:

January 10th:

  • Whole Class: Hello Ruby (Chapters 6 & 7)

January 5th & 9th:

  • Whole Class: Review Hello Ruby Map Algorithms
  • Whole Class: Hello Ruby (Chapters 4 & 5)
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and complete Slides 2 & 3 in Assignment 001 - Hello Ruby Activities
  • Done? Can you decompose an object into it's parts? Try some Tangrams

January 2nd:

December 5th - 12th:

December 1st:

  • Whole Class: Intro to PlayLab
  • Caroline, Daniel, Keegan, Logan, Tyler: Go to Seesaw and add a post for Turkey Trouble which includes your Turkey picture and a caption which tells why we shouldn't eat your turkey
  • Can you create a game in PlayLab?

November 29th:

  • Whole Class: Turkey Seesaw Post
  • Finish your Turkey drawing in Tux Paint
  • Go to Seesaw and add a post for Turkey Trouble which includes your Turkey picture and a caption which tells why we shouldn't eat your turkey
  • Activities on ABCya!

November 21st:

November 14th & 17th:

  • Whole Class: How to like & comment on posts in Seesaw
  • Whole Class: Typetastic Homerow & beyond
  • Caroline, Esteban, Logan, Sophia, Tyler:
    • Finish Build A Jack-o-Lantern Google Slides, if not done.
    • Download your Jack-o-Lantern slide
    • Go to Seesaw and add a post for Build a Jack-o-Lantern which includes your Jack-o-Lantern slide and a caption which tells your favorite part of this activity.
  • Go to Seesaw and like and/or comment on classmates 2nd Grade posts
  • TypeTastic - Start with #7 Homerow

November 7th:

  • Whole Class: How to Download your Jack-o-Lantern slide
  • Finish Build A Jack-o-Lantern Google Slides, if not done.
  • Download your Jack-o-Lantern slide
  • Go to Seesaw and add a post for Build a Jack-o-Lantern which includes your Jack-o-Lantern slide and a caption which tells your favorite part of this activity.
  • TypeTastic

October 31st & November 3rd:

October 24th:

  • Whole Class: Look at Final O.R.E.O. Project Results
    • How many total classes participated?
    • How many 2nd grade classes participated?
    • How many different countries were the 2nd grade classes from?
    • How many different states in the U.S. were the 2nd grade classes from?
    • How many 2nd grade classes stacked LESS on average than we did?
    • How many 2nd grade classes stacked THE SAME on average than we did?
    • How many 2nd grade classes stacked MORE on average than we did?
    • Which 2nd grade class stacked the LEAST on average?
    • Which 2nd grade class stacked the MOST on average?
  • Tyler & Kaelyn - Go to Seesaw and:
    • Add a post for your self-portrait. Make sure to add a caption to say how you created your portrait.
    • Add a post for the O.R.E.O. Project.
  • TypeTastic

October 20th:

October 17th:

  • Whole Class:
    • How to download your OREO Slide
    • How to add a post for your self-portrait
    • How to add a post in Seesaw for the OREO Project
  • Find and download your OREO Slide
  • Go to Seesaw and:
    • Add a post for your self-portrait. Make sure to add a caption to say how you created your portrait.

October 13th:

October 10th:

October 3rd & 6th:

September 26th:

  • Whole Class: Reminders on completing OREO Slide & How to use Dance Mat Typing
  • Complete your OREO Slide
  • Finish your self-portrait, if not done
  • Typing lessons in Dance Mat Typing

September 22nd:

  • 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: How to complete your OREO Slide
  • Complete your OREO Slide
  • Finish your self-portrait, if not done
  • Activities on ABCya!

September 19th:

  • Whole Class: OREO Project
    • OREO Wonderfilled Anthem
    • 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 12th & 15th:

  • Whole Class: Review shapes, fill bucket, and pencil drawing tools in Tux Paint and expectations for self-portrait
  • Draw self-portrait in Tux Paint
  • Done? Try some typing lessons in Dance Mat Typing (start with Level 1)

September 8th: