4th Grade Technology

November 15th:

  • 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?
      • 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!

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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