5th Grade Technology

October 16th - November 20th:

  • 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 002 - Self-Portrait
    • Finish and turn in Assignment 003 - Google Site Setup
    • Finish and turn in Assignment 004 - Google Site: Self-Portrait Post

October 9th - 11th:

  • 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 5th-YourName-Portrait in the Pictures folder
    • Open & copy template and then Edit & Paste it into a new image in Pinta. Immediately SAVE this as 5th-YourName-Portrait in the Pictures folder and make sure that you are saving as the file type ORA
    • You MUST use layers when drawing this - follow the tutorials
    • Draw the outline of your head, neck & shoulders on a new layer - do NOT fill in with skin color, yet! Double-click on the layer to rename it.
    • 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.

September 27th - October 4th:

  • Whole Class:
  • Sign in to Google Classroom
    • Open Assignment 001 - OREO Project Chart and your attached work and complete the assignment
      1. Select (highlight) row 1 columns A-D AND the press the CTRL Key and select (highlight) your row columns A-D
      2. Insert / Chart
      3. DATA:
        • If Chart Type is NOT Column Chart, click the chart type and scroll down to select the Column Chart. Make sure Stacking says None
        • Check and make sure:
          • Combine ranges is set to Vertically
          • Switch rows/columns is selected
          • Use column A as headers is selected
          • Use row 1 as labels is selected
      4. Click on CUSTOMIZE:
        • CHART & AXIS TITLES (Use the drop down to select the title type)
          • Chart Title - Set Title Text Your Name OREO Project - Example: Bob's OREO Project. You can change the font, color, size of the title.
          • Horizontal axis titles - Set Title Text to My Results. Again, you may change the font, color, size.
          • Vertical axis titles - Remove Title Text
        • SERIES
          • Turn on Data Labels
          • Change the color, if desired
        • LEGEND - Set position to None
        • VERTICAL AXIS
          • Set Minimum Value to 0
          • If you cannot see the data label on a column, set Maximum Value to the highest number of your Prediction, 1st Try, or 2nd Try
      5. Move your chart below the data table and resize as desired
      6. Click the 3 dots in the upper-right corner of your chart and select Save Image. Save the image in the Pictures folder and name it 5th-YourName-Oreo
      7. Complete your OREO Slide - you must include what you liked best AND WHY along with your saved image from above. Remember, saying "it was fun" is not specific enough for why.

September 25th:

  • 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 did the same?
    • How many people stacked more than they thought they would? How many stacked less than they thought they would? Did anyone stack the exact amount they predicted they would?
  • Continue in Dance Mat Typing?

September 20th:

  • 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 18th:

September 13th:

September 11th:

September 6th:

  • Whole Class: Review What You Will Be 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.
Resources You May Need:

When You Are Done:

States & Capitals

Keyboarding Games