Welcome to Fourth Grade Technology
I am looking forward to using technology to explore new ideas about what you are learning in Fourth Grade.
You will be visiting me in the computer lab once a week to practice your computer skills and, I will be visiting you in your classroom during the week to help you use your computer skills to learn. Isn't that exciting?
Here's what we will be doing:
In the Computer Lab:
Practicing keyboarding and developing navigational skills.
Learning how to be a good digital citizen:
During each lesson, you will be reminded of the importance of keeping personal information private. And, what it means to leave a digital footprint.
You will learn how to use search engines to find digital resources and how to cite resources. And, will learn to navigate and us Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and Google apps such a docs, sheets and slides.
I will be visiting you in the classroom on a regular basis to use iPads and Chromebooks with your lessons. The focus of third grade technology is to complete collaborative projects that are integrated into the third grade core curriculum.
You will have access to iPads both in the classroom and in the library media center to use applications that enhance and reinforce what you are learning in your academic subjects.
You will have access to Chromebooks both in the classroom and in the library media center. You will be provided with a google account so that you can practice using google applications in a live setting and post your work.
(Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Math)
What is S.T.R.E.A.M.?
"S.T.E.A.M. - An educational approach to learning that uses science, technology, engineering, arts and math to solve real world problems." Education for Global Leaders http://www.ed.gov/stem
R for religion because All Saints’ mission is to educate the whole child, body, mind and spirit. Faith in God and Christian values are the core of what is taught and modeled each day. Religion is threaded into every lesson and therefore has been incorporated into S.T.E.A.M.
“[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world..."
— President Barack Obama, March 23, 2015
You will learn to locate, organize, understand, evaluate, and analyze information using digital technology. Together, we will gain a working knowledge of current technology tools and understand how they can be used to communicate and work efficiently in school and in real world situations. You are learning a life long skill!
During the year, you will be using the following webites to learn how to code and to practice problem solving skills.
Computer Science Fundamentals for Elementary Students
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by the year 2020, there will be one million more computer science jobs than graduates prepared for these jobs.
Bringing Coding to the Classroom
Code.org - learn to code and Hour of Code
Tynker: Coding for Kids www.tynker.com
Coding for kids - free websitesMade with Google Code