6th Grade Technology

October 19th:

October 16th:

  • Whole Class: Google Sites
    • How to change the theme of our site
    • How to change the header image
    • How to add your 6th grade page & sub-pages (this is different this year)
    • Updating your about me page
  • How to save your self-portrait as a PNG
  • All Together: Sign in AND out of Google Classroom 3 times!
  • All Together: Open Assignment 002 - Science Lab Formatting in Google Classroom and open your document:
    • How to use lists
    • How to align images using a table
    • Sign out of Google Classroom
  • Finish your 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:
  • Get a keyboard cover, sign in to Typing Club and complete lessons.

October 12th:

  • All Together: Open Assignment 002 - Science Lab Formatting in Google Classroom
    • CREATE a Google document and:
      1. Check that the page margins are set to 1"
      2. Select a readable, print font with upper and lowercase letters (Times New Roman is recommended) and set the font size to 12.
      3. Set the line spacing to double-spaced
      4. Type the standard page 1 headings (each item is on a separate line at the top of the page - see Format Example document)
        First Name Last Name
        Earth Science
        Date the Lab is due in the DD Month Name YYYY format (for example, 16 October 2017)
      5. Center and underline the Title of the lab - Density Lab, in this case
      6. Add the Section titles. These should all be underlined and NOT indented.
        Introduction:
        Procedures:
        Data:
        Conclusion:
      7. Create a data table in the Data section - use the one in the example Science Lab Format document
      8. Type a sentence under each section title to say what that section should include. Remember to indent this and to turn off underlining.
      9. Add a standard header to the 2nd page - this needs to show the page number as Page 2.
    • TURN IN the assignment

October 9th:

  • Whole Class: Questions on DAR Essay formatting?
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and open and finish Assignment 001 - DAR Essay
    NOTE: This must be complete & turned in BEFORE your next class. Since your 1st draft is due to Mrs. H. before then, this should not be a problem.
    • Check for comments on your the assignment and your document and fix the problems. Use the videos provided!
    • Complete a bibliography for your essay with at least 3 sources (see October 5th for more details)
  • Done? Finish your 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:
    • Change your avatar to your self-portrait - you must use the PNG version.
    • Go to the About page for 6th Grade, open the folder for the 6th Grade Google Sides and:
      • Open your site and update your Home page to reflect you now.
      • Add a new page for 6th Grade.
  • Get a keyboard cover, sign in to Typing Club and complete lessons.

October 5th:

  • Whole Class:
    • How to count words on your essay
    • Reminders on using EasyBib
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and open Assignment 001 - DAR Essay
    • Sign in to EasyBib and create a Bibliography for the sources you have used for your DAR Essay . You might find these tutorials on using EasyBib helpful - they were created using examples from 4th grade Mission Reports but the instructions are the same for this except that MLA includes the URL of websites and no longer gives an option.
      • If you do not have any sources on your assignment document, you will need to select at least 3 sources from the DAR Essay page, preferably what you have actually used for your research. You MUST have at least 3 sources for your essay.
      • Make sure you are using MLA8 style citations.
      • Books: You MUST have title, author, publisher, and publication date for books.
      • Websites: You MUST have the correct article and website titles and the URL of the page. If at all possible, you should have an author, publisher/sponsor, and electronically published date - these may not be automatically found; it is your responsibility to look for them on the websites you use.
      • When done, use the Export / Copy & Paste option to copy your bibliography information onto the Bibliography page of your essay. This should format correctly - if it does not, the 2nd and subsequent lines for any entry in the bibliography are indented, not the first line! Do NOT copy the Works Cited title.
    • Fix any outstanding problems on your essay document.
    • Update the number of words on your title page - You will need to do this on your actual essay when you have finished it.
  • Done? Finish your self-portrait in Pinta: Video Tutorials (use these as a guide but you can always do things your own way)
    • Draw the outline of your head, neck & shoulders on a new layer - do NOT fill in with skin color, yet! Do NOT put anything else on this layer other than your hair and the neck of your shirt. Video Tutorial
    • 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.
    • 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)
      • 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

October 2nd:

  • Sign in to Google Classroom and open Assignment 001 - DAR Essay and correct any problems identified on this - if you have written your essay, I have not corrected the content, including grammar; I may have commented on a spelling error.
  • Self-portrait in Pinta:
    • NO FLOATING HEADS.
    • Save your self-portrait as 6th-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! Do NOT put anything else on this layer other than your hair and the neck of your shirt. Video Tutorial
      • 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.
    • 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)
      • 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
  • You MUST bring your sources for your DAR Essay to class with you on Thursday. If your title page is NOT complete, you MUST bring the missing information with you to class on Thursday!

September 26th & 28th:

  • Finish & turn-in/resubmit Assignment 001 - DAR Essay in Google Classroom
    • Create Title Page
    • Create Essay Content page including a correct header & a sentence or two so I can see that you know how to properly indent and set your line spacing, etc.
    • Add page for Bibliography
  • Self-portrait in Pinta:
    • NO FLOATING HEADS.
    • Save your self-portrait as 6th-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! Do NOT put anything else on this layer other than your hair and the neck of your shirt. Video Tutorial
      • 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 21st:

  • Whole Class: How to format your DAR Essay
  • Whole Class: How to join the class in Google Classroom
  • Open Assignment 001 - DAR Essay in Google Classroom
    • Create Title Page
    • Create Essay Content page
    • Add page for Bibliography

September 18th:

September 14th:

September 11th:

September 7th:

  • Whole Class: Review What You Will Be Doing Today
  • Complete the Student Technology Survey
  • Complete the Start of the Year Keyboarding Speed Tests
    • Go to your sheet and enter your name in cell A1 - First Name ONLY!
    • 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.
Resources You May Need:

Tutorials:

When You Are Done:
Keyboarding Games
Just For Fun