4th Grade Technology

June 13th: Last Day

  • Star Wars Droid Day

June 7th:

June 6th:

  • Whole Class: How to comment on Scratch Projects
    • Be specific! Nothing like: Love it! It's great. Good work, etc. Compliment something specific in the project.
    • It's okay to give suggestions but they must be specific and kind.
    • Do NOT refer to the person who created this with their last name and do not use your last name.
    • Write in complete, full sentences.
  • Check out the self-selected Scratch projects for your class and favorite, love, and comment specifically and appropriately on them.
  • Check out 5th Grade's Knock Knock Jokes and self-selected Scratch Projects and favorite, love, and comment specifically and appropriately on them.

May 23rd - 31st:

  • Work on self-selected project in Scratch & when done:
    • Make sure the project is properly named
    • Add instructions & credits
    • Add the project to the 4th Grade Studio
    • Use Assignment 012 as a model of what to include and add your completed Scratch project to your Google Site on your Scratch Projects page
  • Done? Please rate some games for a game contest.Open the Rate the Games form and play each of the games below and fill out the form for it:
    • Octorush
    • Beatpad Madness
    • Wizard Run
      How to play: First you find a way out of the witches trap which might take a few tries. Next stay as long as you can but if you stay in one spot you make no points. When you touch a witch the game will reset.
    • Arcado
    • Hook the Fish
    • Shot the Cat
    • Sentences of the Jungle (see Mrs. S. for iPad to run this one)
    • Rohan's Hamburger Place (see Mrs. S. for iPad to run this one)
  • Lessons in Typing Club

May 10th & 17th:

May 2nd - 9th:

  • Continue working on self-selected project in Scratch
  • When done with Scratch project, use Assignment 012 as a model of what to include and add your completed Scratch project to your Google Site on your Scratch Projects page.
  • Done? Lessons in Typing Club

April 26th:

  • Whole Class: How to write a quality comment
  • Watch and comment on and/or like/favorite Knock Knock Jokes
  • Continue self-selected project in Scratch:
    • Decide on a project:
      • Look through the Scratch books / Scratch Cards in the lab & pick a project.
      • Check out the Tips page and pick a project to create. Start with the original instructions and then add something to make this your own.
      • Complete a Starter Project
      • Pick a project from Scratch Programming Playground
      • Come up with your own idea
    • Get approval for the project you want to create
    • Create your project
    • Use Assignment 012 as a model of what to include and add your completed Scratch project to your Google Site on your Scratch Projects page.

April 19th & 25th:

  • Angel & Camila: Sign in to Google Classroom and finish & turn in Assignment 012 - Scratch Knock Knock Joke Post
  • Done? Create something of your own in Scratch:
    • Decide on a project:
      • Look through the Scratch books / Scratch Cards in the lab & pick a project.
      • Check out the Tips page and pick a project to create. Start with the original instructions and then add something to make this your own.
      • Complete a Starter Project
      • Come up with your own idea
    • Get approval for the project you want to create
    • Create your project
    • Ask me about adding this to your Google Site

April 18th:

April 11th & 12th:

  • If not done, sign in to Scratch and create a project to tell a Knock Knock joke. Need a joke? Check out these or these
    • Make sure to name your joke 4th-YourFirstName-Knock Knock or 4th-YourFirstName-Knock Knock Joke
    • Use the Broadcast Control block to control timing. See this or this video tutorial from a former St. Martin's 8th grader for more information.
    • Can you add a laugh at the end of the joke?
    • Can you make the other character tell a joke back?
    • When you are done, make sure to Share your project and then add it to the 2017-18 4th Grade Studio
  • Angel & Camila: Sign in to Google Classroom and complete & turn in Assignment 012 - Scratch Knock Knock Joke Post
  • Done? Create something of your own in Scratch:

March 21st & 22nd:

  • Angel & Bishop: Sign in to Google Classroom and finish & turn in Assignment 011 - Scratch Google Logo
  • Angel & Camila: Sign in to Scratch and create a project to tell a Knock Knock joke. Need a joke? Check out these or these
    • Use the Broadcast Control block to control timing. See this or this video tutorial from a former St. Martin's 8th grader for more information.
    • Can you add a laugh at the end of the joke?
    • Can you make the other character tell a joke back?
  • Angel, Bishop, Camila: Sign in to Google Classroom and complete & turn in Assignment 012 - Scratch Knock Knock Joke Post
  • Find a Scratch Project you wish to create from books available and create it in Scratch - don't forget to sign in.

March 7th - 12th:

  • Whole Class: Turning ON Computers. At end of class, Turning OFF Computers
  • If Google Logo project not shared, sign in to Scratch and:
    • Open your Google Logo - NOT See Inside
    • SHARE your project
    • Add any instructions if there are things in your project that do not start on the green flag.
    • Add your project to the 4th Grade studio
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and complete & turn in Assignment 011 - Scratch Google Logo If previously turned in, see me for an additional thing you need to include on your post.
  • Sign in to Scratch and create a project to tell a Knock Knock joke. Need a joke? Check out these or these
    • Use the Broadcast Control block to control timing. See this or this video tutorial from a former St. Martin's 8th grader for more information.
    • Can you add a laugh at the end of the joke?
    • Can you make the other character tell a joke back?
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and complete & turn in Assignment 012 - Scratch Knock Knock Joke

March 2nd:

  • Google Logo MUST be finished today, if not done! Sign in to Scratch and continue creating your own Google Logo in Scratch. When you are finished:
    • Go to the Project page and SHARE your project
    • Add any instructions if there are things in your project that do not start on the green flag.
    • Add your project to the 4th Grade studio
    • Sign in to Google Classroom and complete & turn in Assignment 011 - Scratch Google Logo If previously turned in, see me for an additional thing you need to include on your post.
  • Done? Sign in to Scratch and create a project to tell a Knock Knock joke. Need a joke? Check out these.
    • Use the Broadcast control block (not wait blocks) to control timing. See this or this video tutorial related to Mission Projects for more information.
    • Can you add a laugh at the end of the joke?
    • Can you make the other character tell a joke back?

February 28th - March 1st:

  • Sign in to Scratch and continue creating your own Google Logo in Scratch, if not done. When you are finished:
    • Go to the Project page and SHARE your project
    • Add any instructions if there are things in your project that do not start on the green flag.
    • Add your project to the 4th Grade studio
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and complete & turn in Assignment 011 - Scratch Google Logo
  • Done? Lessons in Typing Club

February 21st & 22nd:

  • Sign in to Scratch and:
    • Change your avatar to your current self-portrait, if you have not already done this
    • If you previously started the Google Logo in Scratch, open your Google Logo project and see inside
  • Continue creating your own Google Logo in Scratch
  • Done? Lessons in Typing Club

February 15th:

February 8th:

February 1st & 7th:

January 31st:

January 10th - 25th:

  • Camila & Bishop - Sign in to Google Classroom and do these in order:
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 004 - O.R.E.O. Project
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 009 - 12 Days of Christmas Google Site Post
    • Work on Assignment 006 - Who Am I? and turn in when done:
      • Add your self-portrait to the right-hand side of the slide using the Image icon and then upload from your computer
      • Resize the self-portrait so it does not run into the text and then Arrange / Center on Page / Vertically
      • Complete the information about you using the sites linked below. Remember to read and understand the information on the websites you are visiting. If you don't understand something, don't use it! The ONLY thing you may copy and paste is the number of babies born with your name and how many days old you are.
        • Meaning of your name and how many babies have been born with your name: Names.org
        • How many days old you are: NASA
        • Who was born on your birthday? You can do 2 of these, if you wish. If you do more than one, please choose at least one historical person, not just 2 "celebrities". Add a sentence about why this person is famous. Do not use web video stars, app stars, reality TV stars, or models.
        • Interesting things that happened on the day you were born. Pick at least 2 things. You MUST understand the things that you write and you must include the year it happened and it cannot be someone else born on your birthday!
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 008 - Who Am I Google Site Post
  • Minecraft Designer - Sign in using your Google Account
  • If you finish your world in Minecraft Designer, add a page to your Google Site for your Minecraft Designer project
  • Done? Lessons in Typing Club

January 3rd & 4th:

  • Sign in to Google Classroom and do these in order:
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 003 - Google Site Self-Portrait Post
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 004 - O.R.E.O. Project
    • Work on Assignment 006 - Who Am I? and turn in when done:
      • Add your self-portrait to the right-hand side of the slide using the Image icon and then upload from your computer
      • Resize the self-portrait so it does not run into the text and then Arrange / Center on Page / Vertically
      • Complete the information about you using the sites linked below. Remember to read and understand the information on the websites you are visiting. If you don't understand something, don't use it! The ONLY thing you may copy and paste is the number of babies born with your name and how many days old you are.
        • Meaning of your name and how many babies have been born with your name: Names.org
        • How many days old you are: NASA
        • Who was born on your birthday? You can do 2 of these, if you wish. If you do more than one, please choose at least one historical person, not just 2 "celebrities". Add a sentence about why this person is famous. Do not use web video stars, app stars, reality TV stars, or models.
        • Interesting things that happened on the day you were born. Pick at least 2 things. You MUST understand the things that you write and you must include the year it happened and it cannot be someone else born on your birthday!
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 008 - Who Am I Google Site Post
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 009 - 12 Days of Christmas Google Site Post
  • Done? Lessons in Typing Club

December 13th & 14th:

December 6th & 7th:

November 30th:

  • Sign in to Google Classroom and do these in order:
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 005 - Q2 Keyboarding Speed Tests
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 003 - Google Site Self-Portrait Post
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 004 - O.R.E.O. Project
    • Work on Assignment 006 - Who Am I? and turn in when done:
  • Done? Lessons in Typing Club

November 15th - 29th:

  • Whole Class: Introduction to Who Am I assignment
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and:
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 003 - Google Site Self-Portrait Post
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 004 - O.R.E.O. Project
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 005 - Q2 Keyboarding Speed Tests
    • Work on Assignment 006 - Who Am I?

November 8th - 14th:

  • Self-portrait in Pinta: Video Tutorials (use these as a guide but you can always do things your own way) When completely done:
    • Make sure to save one last time
    • Delete the background layer (click on it and click the delete icon under the layers)
    • Add a new layer (Background) and move it to the bottom. Fill this layer with white.
    • Then do Image / Flatten to combine all layers
    • Select File / Save As and change the file type to PNG (do not change the file name) and save
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and:
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 001 - Self-Portrait
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 002 - Google Site Setup
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 003 - Google Site Self-Portrait Post
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 004 - O.R.E.O. Project
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 005 - Q2 Keyboarding Speed Tests
  • Lessons in Typing Club

November 1st & 2nd:

  • Whole Class: How to download and save your OREO Slide
  • Download your OREO Slide - Remember to save it in the Pictures folder and to add 4th Your Name in front of the default name
  • Self-portrait in Pinta: Video Tutorials (use these as a guide but you can always do things your own way) When completely done:
    • Make sure to save one last time
    • Delete the background layer (click on it and click the delete icon under the layers)
    • Add a new layer (Background) and move it to the bottom. Fill this layer with white.
    • Then do Image / Flatten to combine all layers
    • Select File / Save As and change the file type to PNG (do not change the file name) and save
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and:
    • Finish and turn in Assignment 001 - Self-Portrait
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 002 - Google Site Setup
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 003 - Google Site Self-Portrait Post
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 004 - O.R.E.O. Project
  • Lessons in Typing Club

October 25th:

  • Self-portrait in Pinta: Video Tutorials (use these as a guide but you can always do things your own way)
    When completely done:
    • Make sure to save one last time
    • Delete the background layer (click on it and click the delete icon under the layers)
    • Add a new layer (Background) and move it to the bottom. Fill this layer with white.
    • Then do Image / Flatten to combine all layers
    • Select File / Save As and change the file type to PNG (do not change the file name) and save
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and:
    • Finish and turn in Assignment 001 - Self-Portrait
    • Finish and turn in Assignment 002 - Google Site Setup
    • Finish and turn in Assignment 003 - Google Site Self-Portrait Post
  • Lessons in Typing Club

October 11th - 19th:

  • Whole Class: How to save your portrait as a PNG when done in Pinta
  • Continue working on your self-portrait - see October 4th & 5th for more details and link to tutorials

October 4th & 5th:

  • Whole Class: Introduction to Pinta
  • Self-portrait in Pinta: Video Tutorials (these are for guidance & if you would rather draw something in your own way, of course, you can)
    • NO FLOATING HEADS.
    • Save your self-portrait as 4th-YourName-Portrait in the Pictures folder
    • Open & copy template and then copy & paste it into a new image in Pinta
    • Draw the outline of your head, neck & shoulders on a new layer - do NOT fill in with skin color, yet!
    • Add a new layer to draw each of your features; you can duplicate a layer to create a similar feature. To get an idea of where each feature should be, check this out.
    • When you are done, delete the template layer and add your skin color to your outline layer.
    • Here's how the drawing on the original template turned out.
    • To save layers, save as .ORA file type.

September 27th & 28th:

  • Whole Class: Let's enter, create a column chart and look at our OREO Results:
    • What DATA did we collect?
    • Who thought they could stack the most?
    • Who thought they would stack the least?
    • How many people did better on their first try than on their second try? How many did better on their second try?
    • How many people stacked more than they thought they would on their best try? How many stacked less than they thought they would on their best try? Did anyone stack the exact amount they predicted they would on their best try?
  • Whole Class: How to complete your OREO Slide
  • Complete your OREO Slide
  • Lessons in Typing Club

September 21st:

  • 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 20th:

  • Whole Class: Reminders on how to create password
    • Create a password phrase or sentence and make your password from that
    • At least 10 characters (no more than 20 characters)
    • Upper & lower case letters and numbers
    • Can (and probably should) contain symbols
  • Test Your Password - if it can be cracked in hours, make it stronger!
  • Complete What's Your Password Power Form
  • Done? How far can you get in Dance Mat Typing?

September 14th:

September 7th & 13th:

  • Whole Class: Review what we are doing today
  • Complete the Student Technology Survey
  • Complete the Start of the Year Keyboarding Speed Tests
    • Find your sheet and enter your name (First Name ONLY!) in cell A1
    • Click on the Test Name & select the link
    • Do NOT change the settings on the test
    • When the test is done, you will see a message that says "Your typing speed was xx words per minute with xx errors. Your calculated speed is: xx words per minute." Take note of the CALCULATED speed. That is what you will record on the spreadsheet.
    • Take the test twice. Do NOT answer the "Do you want to place your calculated wpm speed on the scoreboard? Instead, use the Reload icon on your browser to reload the test after you have noted your calculated speed.
    • Record the best of your two calculated speeds from the test on your Keyboarding Speed Tests spreadsheet in the Start of the Year column.
  • Done? How far can you get in Dance Mat Typing?
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