3rd Grade Technology

June 11th:

June 4th:

May 11th - June 1st:

April 30th - May 7th:

  • Whole Class: Steps to building a maze in Scratch
    • Create your maze - draw or remix
    • Add and resize your main sprite
    • Add your destination sprite
    • Program your main sprite:
      • Move with arrow keys
      • Does something if runs into the maze or obstacles in the maze
      • May do something when reaches destination
    • Program your destination sprite: May do something when main sprite touches
  • Christian & Wally: Finish and mark as done the Scratch First Game assignment in Google Classroom
  • Scratch Maze

April 27th:

April 16th - 23rd:

  • Whole Class:
    • Status Check
    • Reminders on taking & saving screenshot of game and linking
  • Christian: Finish your instructions on your Scratch Project.
  • Everyone: Open the Scratch First Game assignment in Google Classroom
    • Save a screenshot of your project, if you haven't already.
    • Write your Google Site post - don't forget to upload your screenshot and link it to your Scratch game project. Make sure you follow all of the directions
    • Mark as Done when you have completed the post.
  • Keyboarding Lessons in Typing Club when you are done.

April 9th & 13th:

  • Whole Class:
    • How to add a post for your Scratch game:
      • How to save a screenshot of your game
      • How to create your post including uploading & linking your screenshot
    • Reminders on adding instructions for your game
  • Sign in to Scratch
    • Is your game done? Make sure you have instructions for players
    • Not done with your game? Finish it and add instructions
  • Done with your Scratch game and instructions? Open the Scratch First Game assignment in Google Classroom
    • Save a screenshot of your project.
    • Write your Google Site post - don't forget to upload your screenshot and link it to your Scratch game project
    • Mark as Done when you have completed the post
  • Done? Keyboarding Lessons in Typing Club

March 22nd:

  • Whole Class: Pair up and play the games in 2017-18 3rd Grade Studio - One person should move the mouse and the other should use the arrow keys
  • Whole Class: How to add instructions to a Scratch Project
  • Go to the Scratch website sign in and go to My Stuff:
    • If not done, finish your "game" - see March 12th for details
    • Add instructions for your "game" so people know how to run it.
  • Done? Keyboarding Lessons in Typing Club

March 19th:

  • Whole Class: How to share your project & add to a studio
  • All Together: Share your "Game" project and add it to the 2017-18 3rd Grade Studio
  • If not done, finish your Game project
  • Keyboarding Lessons in Typing Club

March 12th:

  • Whole Class: The Conditionals Game
  • Go to the Scratch website sign in and open your "Game" project:
    • You need to make sure that you have:
      • One sprite that moves with the arrow keys Video Tutorial/ Scratch Card
      • One sprite that follows the mouse pointer Video Tutorial / Scratch Card
      • A condition (IF block) that makes something happen on one of the sprites when the sprites collide. If you put a condition on both sprites, they may not both work.
    • CHALLENGE: If the above all works, you may add a 3rd sprite. This sprite should move forever. If you add this sprite, you must add conditions so that if it collides with the other sprites something happens.
  • Done? Keyboarding Lessons in Typing Club

March 5th & 9th:

  • Whole Class: Introduction to Conditionals
    • What is a conditional?
    • How does it work in a Scratch project
  • Go to the Scratch website and sign in:
    • Open your Key Moves project & finish it, if it is not done. You should have 2 sprites: one that moves with the arrow keys and one that follows the mouse. Video Tutorial / Scratch Card
    • Rename your Key Moves project to "Something" Game, like Cat & Mouse Game
    • Add a condition (IF block) so that if the sprites collide something happens
    • CHALLENGE: Can you add a 3rd sprite that moves forever and does something if it collides with the other sprites? Can you avoid this sprite?

February 22nd - March 2nd:

  • Whole Class:
    • How to sign in and open your Scratch project
    • Next project to create - Move with Arrow Keys (Key Moves)
  • Go to the Scratch website and sign in:
    • Open your Move Forever project & finish it
    • When done, create a new project and name it Key Moves: Video Tutorial/ Scratch Card
      • Pick a sprite that looks like you are looking down on it
      • Program the sprite to move around the screen with the arrow keys
      • You may add a background.
      • You can make your sprite change color (does not work on sprites that are pictures) every time you click an arrow key.
        Challenge: Can you make your sprite a specific color when you press a specific arrow key. For example, sprite turns blue when I press the left arrow key and red when I press the right arrow key. Hint: You will need a set color block.
      • If you finish, add a second sprite and make it follow the mouse. Video Tutorial / Scratch Card
  • Keyboarding Lessons in Typing Club

February 16th:

  • Whole Class: Reminder of your goal!
  • Go to the Scratch website, sign in, and create a project with a sprite that moves forever. Forget how to do something? Check out this Video Tutorial - you can use a different sprite, if you wish. If you are done with this, try some of the following:
    • Add a background image, if you didn't already
    • Add a 2nd sprite that also moves forever
  • Keyboarding Lessons in Typing Club

February 12th:

  • Whole Class:
    • Vocabulary:
      • Algorithm - A list of steps to finish a task.
      • Sequence - The order that steps are completed in an algorithm.
      • Loop - The action of doing something over and over again.
    • Introduction to Scratch
      • Vocabulary: Toolbar, Stage, Block Pallet, Scripts Area, Sprite Pane/Sprite Info Pane
      • How to create & name a project in Scratch
      • How to delete a sprite
      • How to add a sprite from the Sprite Library
    • All together: Moving a sprite forever
  • Go to the Scratch website, sign in, and create a project with a sprite that moves forever. Forget how to do something? Check out this Video Tutorial
  • Done? Keyboarding Lessons in Typing Club

February 9th:

January 29th & February 2nd:

January 26th:

January 22nd:

January 11th:

January 8th:

January 5th:

  • Sign in to Google Classroom and:
    • Complete Assignment 003 - Google Site: Self-Portrait and Mark as Done: Joey, Christian, Max
    • Complete Assignment 004 - Google Site: O.R.E.O. Project and Mark as Done: Bella, Christian, Lily, Sergio, Wally
  • 10 minutes of Keyboarding Lessons in Typing Club
  • Try some coding: Minecraft Adventure

December 11th:

  • It's Christmas with Dash & Dot:
    • Santa Dot & Reindeer Dash
    • New Present Delivery System
    • Snowplow Dash

December 8th:

  • How many Dash Challenges can you complete?

December 4th:

November 27th:

  • Sign in to Google Classroom and:
    • Complete Assignment 003 - Google Site: Self-Portrait and Mark as Done: Joey, Christian, Max
    • Complete Assignment 004 - Google Site: O.R.E.O. Project and Mark as Done: Bella, Christian, Lily, Sergio, Wally
  • Keyboarding Lessons in Typing Club

November 6th - 20th:

November 3rd:

  • Whole Class: Practice Sign In/Out of Google Classroom until told okay to continue
    • Sign in
    • Open Google Site
    • Sign out
    • Repeat
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and:
    • Complete Assignment 001 - Self-Portrait
    • Complete Assignment 002 - Google Site Setup and Mark as Done
    • Complete Assignment 003 - Google Site
    • Complete Assignment 004 - Google Site: O.R.E.O. Project and Mark as Done

October 30th:

  • Whole Class:
    • How to download your OREO Slide
    • How to add a post for your self-portrait
    • How to add a post for the OREO Project
  • Download your OREO Project Google Slide
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and:
    • Christian, Joey, Sergio, & Wally: Complete Assignment 002 - Google Site Setup and Mark as Done
    • Complete Assignment 003 - Google Site: Self-Portrait and Mark as Done
    • All except Joey, complete Assignment 004 - Google Site: O.R.E.O. Project and Mark as Done
  • ABCya! 3rd Grade or Dance Mat Typing

October 20th & 23rd:

  • Whole Class: Google Sites Reminders
    • How to change the theme of your site and the header images on your site
    • How to update your About Me page on your site
    • How to add an assignment to your 3rd Grade page
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and:
    • Complete Assignment 002 - Google Site Setup and Mark as Done
    • Complete Assignment 003 - Google Site: Self-Portrait and Mark as Done
  • ABCya! 3rd Grade or Dance Mat Typing

October 16th:

  • Whole Class: How to set your avatar on Google Classroom
  • Practice signing in and out of Google Classroom
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and:
    • Set your avatar on Google Classroom
    • Complete Assignment 001 - Self-Portrait, if not done, and Turn In

October 12th:

October 9th:

October 6th:

September 25th & October 2nd:

  • 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 on their best try?
    • 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
  • Typing lessons in Dance Mat Typing

September 22nd:

  • 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.
  • Let's stack OREOs - outside on Kindergarten tables
  • Record results on our OREO Project Spreadsheet

September 11th & 18th:

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

September 8th:

When You Are Done