5th Grade Computers

April 26th:

  • Open the Current Status document and work on your assignments, in order!
    • If you are fixing a problem on an assignment, you must leave a comment on the assignment when you have finished fixing it.

April 24th:

  • Complete lessons in Typing.com - Make sure to SIGN IN!
  • Open the Current Status document and work on your assignments, in order!
    • If you are fixing a problem on an assignment, you must leave a comment on the assignment when you have finished fixing it.

April 5th:

  • Whole Class:
    • A couple of notes on writing your plan
    • How to document code in Scratch
    • How to "remix" your own project in Scratch
    • How to run Dr. Scratch
  • Open the Current Status document and work on your assignments, in order!
    • If you are fixing a problem on an assignment, you must leave a comment on the assignment when you have finished fixing it.

April 3rd:

March 22nd - 30th:

  • Whole Class:
    • Introduction to Current Status document
    • Review on how to write a plan for your Scratch Math game
  • Open the Current Status document and work on your outstanding assignments, in order!
    • If you are fixing a problem on an assignment, you must leave a comment on the assignment when you have finished fixing it.

March 1st - 20th:

  • Complete lessons in Typing.com - Make sure to SIGN IN!
  • Continue with outstanding assignments in Google Classroom. Do outstanding work in the order listed on February 1st-27th. If you are waiting on comments from me you should again read the instructions for the assignment and check that your post has everything it should have and that your post makes sense. Check that all grammar and spelling are correct. If a sentence contains more than one thought, it needs to be 2 sentences, not one.
  • DONE?
    • Plan an addition or multiplication math facts game in Scratch similar to this one. Do not copy the code from this game! When these are complete, students in other grades will be trying them out so they should be made for younger students to use to practice their math facts which means you shouldn't be multiplying 2 or 3 digit numbers (concentrate on the times tables you learned in 3rd grade) or using large numbers in an addition game. Here are the requirements of your game:
      • Your game should have some kind of theme, similar to games in Sumdog, for example.
      • Use random numbers to set two variables to the numbers that should be added or multiplied and ask the user what their answer to the math question is. Make sure that your variables have meaningful names.
      • Check the answer to see if they answered correctly. You need to tell them whether they answered correctly or not in some way. This could be words or a sound, for example.
      • Want more of a challenge? Do one of more of the following BUT you must produce a working game with the above requirements before you try something that may take too long to achieve.
        • Ask how many questions should be given and do that number of questions.
        • Keep score.
        • Add a timer so the question is counted as wrong if they don't answer in a certain amount of time (don't make this too short - remember this is meant for younger students).
        • Allow player to pick type of math facts game and allow for both addition and multiplication.
        • Include subtraction and division as well. If you do this make sure that you can't get negative numbers and that the division gives a whole number only.
    • Your first step is to PLAN your game. Sign in to Google Classroom and complete Assignment 014. This needs to be detailed so that anyone reading your plan knows how your game will work.
    • When your plan is complete and turned in, got to the Scratch website, sign in, and work on your math game. You must have a simple working game before you can start adding any big optional items. See me when your working game is done before you start adding your optional items!

February 1st - 27th:

  • Google Classroom: Check & fix anything that needs fixing in the following assignments or complete and turn them in if they are not done! Do them in the order listed. Do not say you have fixed something unless you have fixed all of the problems identified. If you have not previously caught a Pokémon for an assignment, you need to check it every day.
    1. Assignment 009: Pokémon Trainer
      1 of you has not turned this in. 1 of you has a problem with your trainer image and must change it. NOTE: There is not a Pokémon to catch on this one.
      Assignment 004: Google Site Setup
      2 of you have comments on things that need to be fixed before this assignment is complete. Remember, you must leave a comment on the assignment if you fix the problems identified.
    2. Assignment 006: Marshmallow Challenge
      3 of you have comments on things that need to be fixed before this assignment is complete. Remember, you must leave a comment on the assignment if you fix the problems identified! 3 of you are waiting on comments from me.
    3. Assignment 007: Haunted House Escape
      3 of you have comments on things that need to be fixed. 3 of you are waiting on comments from me.
    4. Assignment 010: Hour of Code Post
      9 of you have comments on things that need to be fixed before this assignment is complete. Remember, you must leave a comment on the assignment if you fix the problems identified! e of you have not turned this in.
    5. Assignment 005: Internet Safety Review
      1 of you has a comment on things you need to complete before this assignment is done. 5 of you are waiting on comments from me.
    6. Assignment 013: Digital Citizenship Poster

January 30th:

January 9th - 25th:

  • Log in to Google Classroom and complete and turn in Assignment 011: Inventor's Report.
    Make sure to check your document for comments and fix the problems identified and resolve the comments. If you had previously turned in this assignment, add a comment to the assignment in Google Classroom that you fixed all of the problems.
  • Google Classroom: Check & fix anything that needs fixing in the following assignments or complete and turn them in if they are not done! Do them in the order listed. If you have not previously caught a Pokémon for an assignment, you need to check it every day.
    1. Assignment 004: Google Site Setup
      5 of you have comments on things that need to be fixed before this assignment is complete. Remember, you must leave a comment on the assignment if you fix the problems identified.
    2. Assignment 006: Marshmallow Challenge
      10 of you have comments on things that need to be fixed before this assignment is complete. Remember, you must leave a comment on the assignment if you fix the problems identified!
    3. Assignment 007: Haunted House Escape
      8 of you have comments on things that need to be fixed before this assignment is complete. Remember, you must leave a comment on the assignment if you fix the problems identified! 4 of you have not turned this in yet.
    4. Assignment 010: Hour of Code Post
      2 of you have comments on things that need to be fixed before this assignment is complete. 6 of you are waiting on comments from me. Remember, you must leave a comment on the assignment if you fix the problems identified! 6 of you have not turned this in yet.
    5. Assignment 009: Pokémon Trainer
      11 of you have not turned this in. NOTE: There is not a Pokémon to catch on this one.
    6. Assignment 005: Internet Safety Review
      1 of you has comments on things that need to be fixed before this assignment is complete. Remember, you must leave a comment on the assignment if you fix the problems identified! 9 of you have not turned this in yet.
  • Complete 15 minutes of lessons in Typing.com - Make sure to SIGN IN!
  • Try out Pencil Code (Draw, Jam, or Imagine) - ask me about creating an account after you finish the tutorials!

January 4th:

  • Google Classroom: Check & fix anything that needs fixing in the following assignments or complete and turn them in if they are not done!
    • Assignment 004: Google Site Setup
    • Assignment 006: Marshmallow Challenge
    • Assignment 007: Haunted House Escape
    • Assignment 010: Hour of Code Post
  • Complete 10 minutes of lessons in Typing.com - Make sure to SIGN IN!

December 14th:

December 5th:

  • Whole Class: Practice beginning and end of class procedures
  • Whole Class: What is a Robot?
  • Robot Exploration:
    • Dash:
      1. On a Roll with Dash with the Blockly App
      2. Complete the Blockly App puzzles
      3. Program Dash to the bullseye using the Tickle App
      4. Program Dash around an obstacle and then around more than one obstacle using the Tickle or Blockly App
      5. Program Dash to dance using the Tickle or Blockly App - use Animusic 2 for your music
    • Sphero:
      1. Program Sphero to go to a friend and then come back to you using the Tickle App
      2. Program Sphero to move in a square using the Tickle App and then program Sphero to move in another shape (triangle, octagon, hexagon). NOTE: Delete the beginning code that comes up when you use a Sphero in a project before you start.
      3. Program Sphero to reach the bullseye using the Tickle App
      4. Program Sphero to navigate around an obstacle or more than one obstacle. Use the Tickle App
      5. Program Sphero to dance using the Tickle app - use Animusic 2 for your music
    • Ozoblockly:
      • Program a Shape Tracing game with your Ozobot (2nd blockly icon under robots)
      • Program a Dance with your Ozobot: Use Ozoblockly (1st blockly icon under robots) and Animusic 2 for your music OR use OzoGroove App

November 30th:

  • Whole Class: How to login from home
    • Start at School Website http://stmartinsschool.org/ and go to the Computer Lab Wiki linked on the home page
    • Will need to use complete email address the first time you sign in to your Google account from home
  • Complete or fix assignments in Google Classroom - refer to November 21st for the order in which you should do these!
  • Done? Try out the Minecraft Designer Hour of Code

November 21st & 28th:

  • Google Classroom: Do these in the order listed.
    1. Complete and turn in Assignment 004: Google Site Setup
      • 9 of you have not turned this in
    2. Complete and turn in Assignment 006: Marshmallow Challenge
      • 11 of you have not completed this
    3. Complete and turn in Assignment 007: Haunted House Escape
      • 11 of you have not completed this
  • Google Classroom: Check & fix anything that needs fixing in the following assignments.
    • Assignment 004: Google Site Setup
      • 3 of the people who have turned this in need to fix some things. Check the assignment for information on what you need to fix and make sure to leave a comment if you fix what is wrong. Do not resubmit - just leave a comment.
    • Assignment 006: Marshmallow Challenge
      • If you have previously turned this in, you need to check for comments from me and fix the problems identified. Don't forget, you must leave a comment if you fix something. Do not resubmit - just leave a comment.
    • Assignment 007: Haunted House Escape
      • If you have previously turned this in, you need to check for comments from me and fix the problems identified. Don't forget, you must leave a comment if you fix something. Do not resubmit - just leave a comment.
    • Assignment 002: Free Dress Typing
      • Check to see if this has been returned to you with comments. Fix the problems identified in Libre Office Writer. Remove the document that you currently have attached to the assignment, ADD your fixed document (add a file), and then resubmit the assignment.
  • Google Classroom: Complete and turn in Assignment 009: Pokémon Trainer
  • Complete 10 minutes of lessons in Typing.com - Make sure to SIGN IN!
  • Done? Thanksgiving Games or Free Rice:

November 16th:

  • If you did not do the Bebras Challenge, do this today - see November 14th
  • Google Classroom: Do these in the order listed.
    1. Complete and turn in Assignment 008: Q2 Keyboarding Speed Tests
      • Remember, you can only take each test TWICE! Do not keep trying them to make your speed better.
    2. Complete and turn in Assignment 004: Google Site Setup
      • 9 of you have not turned this in
      • 3 of the people who did turn this in need to fix some things. Check the assignment for information on what you need to fix and make sure to leave a comment if you fix what is wrong
    3. Complete and turn in Assignment 006: Marshmallow Challenge
      • 11 of you have not completed this
    4. Complete and turn in Assignment 007: Haunted House Escape
      • 11 of you have not completed this
    5. Check Assignments 004, 006, and 007 for comments and fix anything that needs fixing. Do not forget to leave a comment that you have fixed things. If you don't leave a comment, your fixes will not be seen.
    6. Complete and turn in Assignment 009: Pokémon Trainer
  • If done with the above, complete lessons in Typing.com - Make sure to SIGN IN!

November 14th:

November 9th:

  • Whole Class: Reminders on how to complete work!
  • Google Classroom: Do these in the order listed. Do not make corrections to previously turned in work at this time, just complete the assignments listed.
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 008: Q2 Keyboarding Speed Tests
      • Remember, you can only take each test TWICE! Do not keep trying them to make your speed better.
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 004: Google Site Setup
      • 10 of you have not completed this
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 006: Marshmallow Challenge
      • 12 of you have not completed this
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 007: Haunted House Escape
  • If done with the above, complete lessons in Typing.com - Make sure to SIGN IN!

November 7th:

  • Whole Class: Haunted House Escape debrief
    • Kayla, Emma, Gabriel - escaped in 41 minutes & 29 seconds
    • Evan, Randy, Ellysa - escaped in 46 minutes & 25 seconds
  • Google Classroom:
    • Complete and turn in Assignment 008: Q2 Keyboarding Speed Tests
      • Remember, you can only take each test TWICE! Do not keep trying them to make your speed better.
  • Complete lessons in Typing.com - Make sure to SIGN IN!

November 2nd:

  • Whole Class: Haunted House Escape Introduction
  • Your challenge today - Escape from the Haunted House & Save Your Candy!
    Make sure to open the escape link (after you unlock all the answers) in a new tab! You will work at the computer of the first person listed on your team and that person will need to sign in to their Google account at some point. Your teams are:
    • Mikaella, David, Nicholas
    • Emma, Gabriel, Kayla
    • Joshua, Abigail, Isabella
    • Evan, Ellysa, Randy
    • Conner, Christopher, Zaira

October 26th & 31st:

  • Whole Class: Spaghetti/Marshmallow Challenge Recap & Results
  • DO THIS FIRST! Take 2nd Grade Halloween Costume Survey (First names ONLY & Location is Winnetka, CA)
  • Google Classroom:
    • Have you checked your Pokédex lately?
    • Assignment 001: Self-Portrait - Finish and turn this in, if you have not (1 of you has not turned this in)
    • Assignment 002: Free Dress Typing: Check for comments from me and fix the problems identified and resubmit.
    • Assignment 003: Keyboarding Speed Tests - Finish and Mark as Done, if you have not (2 of you have not)
    • Assignment 004: Google Site Setup:
      • Finish and Mark as Done, when complete
      • If previously completed, check for comments from me, fix the problem(s) identified and add a comment that you have fixed the problems.
    • Assignment 005: Internet Safety Review
      • Finish and Mark as Done, when complete.
      • If previously completed, check for comments from me, fix and/or do anything required
    • Assignment 006: Marshmallow Challenge
      • Finish and Mark as Done, when complete
  • Done? Complete lessons in Typing.com for 10 minutes. Make sure to SIGN IN!

October 19th:

  • Spaghetti/Marshmallow Challenge
    • Team 1: Ellysa, Emma, Joshua, Conner
    • Team 2: Abigail, Kayla, Evan, Gabriel
    • Team 3: Randy, Christopher, Zaira, Isabella
    • Team 4: Mikaella, David, Nicholas

October 17th:

  • Whole Class: Review Google Classroom statuses
  • Google Classroom:
    • Assignment 001: Self-Portrait - Finish and turn this in, if you have not (1 of you has not)
    • Assignment 002: Free Dress Typing: Check for comments from me and fix the problems identified and resubmit.
    • Assignment 003: Keyboarding Speed Tests - Finish and Mark as Done, if you have not (3 of you have not)
    • Assignment 004: Google Site Setup:
      • Finish and Mark as Done, when complete
      • If previously completed, check for comments from me, fix the problem(s) identified and add a comment that you have fixed the problems.
    • Assignment 005: Internet Safety Review
      • Finish and Mark as Done, when complete.
      • If previously completed, check for comments from me, fix and/or do anything required
  • Done? Complete lessons in Typing.com for 10 minutes. Make sure to SIGN IN!

October 12th:

  • Whole Class: Introduction to your Pokédex and how you catch Pokémon and where you can see this
  • Google Classroom:
    • Assignment 001: Self-Portrait - Finish and turn this in, if you have not (3 of you have not)
    • Assignment 002: Free Dress Typing - Finish and turn this in, if you have not (1 of you has not)
    • Assignment 003: Keyboarding Speed Tests - Finish and Mark as Done, if you have not (4 of you have not)
    • Assignment 002: Free Dress Typing:
      • If returned, check for comments from me and fix the problems identified and resubmit.
      • If not returned, I would highly suggest you get the original document and proofread your document. I did not have time to add detailed comments to everyone (yet) but every document turned in has mistakes.
        • Make sure that all of your words match the words on the original document
        • Make sure that you only have one space between words and after punctuation
        • Make sure that blank spaces between underlined sentences are not underlined
        • Make sure that you never pressed enter in the middle of a sentence - remember the last paragraph does not need to be indented as it is on the original document; only the wording needs to be the same.
    • Assignment 004: Google Site Setup - Finish and Mark as Done, if you have not
    • Assignment 005: Internet Safety Review - Mark as Done when complete.
  • Done? Complete lessons in Typing.com for 10 minutes. Make sure to SIGN IN!

October 10th:

  • Google Classroom:
    • Assignment 001: Self-Portrait
      • Finish and turn this in if you have not (3 of you have not)
      • Check for comments from me and complete anything not done
    • Assignment 002: Free Dress Typing
      • Finish and turn this in if you have not (2 of you have not)
    • Assignment 003: Keyboarding Speed Tests
      • Finish and Mark as Done if you have not (7 of you have not)
      • Check for comments from me and complete/fix problems
    • Assignment 004: Google Site Setup
      • Finish and Mark as Done if you have not
      • Check for comments from me and complete/fix problems
  • Done with Assignments 001-004? Complete lessons in Typing.com for 10 minutes. Make sure to SIGN IN!
  • Google Classroom: Work on assignment 005 - Internet Safety Review. Mark as Done when complete.

September 26th - October 5th:

  • Google Classroom:
    • Join class
    • Set your profile picture
    • Turn in self-portrait - Assignment 001, if done
  • Free Dress Typing in LibreOffice Writer
    • Set margins to 1" - Under Format / Page
    • Select a plain font (Times New Roman, Arial, etc.)
    • Type the K-5 Free Dress Policy matching the format you were given.
    • When done, save this in the Documents folder in Microsoft Office 2007-2013 format named as 5th-FirstName-FreeDress. You may get a warning message when you do this. Continue saving in this format.
    • Sign in to Google Classroom and follow directions to turn in assignment 002.
  • Not done with self-portrait? Continue working on it. If done, turn this in in Google Classroom and set your profile picture to your self-portrait.
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and:
    • Follow directions to complete and turn in assignment 003 - Keyboarding Speed Tests
    • Follow directions to complete and turn in assignment 004 - Google Site Setup
  • Done? Complete lessons in Typing.com - Make sure to SIGN IN!

September 14th - 21st:

  • Whole Class: Tips on drawing a self-portrait in Pinta
  • Draw your self-portrait in Pinta
  • Done? Free Dress Typing in LibreOffice Writer
    • Set margins to 1" - Under Format / Page
    • Select a plain font (Times New Roman, Arial, etc.)
    • Type the K-5 Free Dress Policy matching the format you were given.
    • When done, save this in the Documents folder in Microsoft Office 2007-2013 format named as 5th-FirstName-FreeDress. You will get a warning message when you do this. Continue saving in this format.

September 12th:

September 7th:

  • Whole Class: Review what we are doing today
  • Warm up with Alpha Quick - 2 times only! Add your name & fastest time to the board.
  • Complete the 2016-17 Technology Survey
  • Alpha Quick Time - no more than twice. Did you beat your previous time? Update the time on the board.
  • Complete the Responsible Use Policy Form
    NOTE: The Responsible Use Policy needs to be reviewed and signed by a parent or guardian and returned on or before September 14th.
  • Last Alpha Quick try! Did you beat your previous time? Update your time on the board.
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