Welcome to your Digital Classroom!
2020-2021 Distance Learning Class Schedule:
All About Me- Your Computer Teacher!
Hi, my name is Mrs. DeRita. I'm the 4th and 5th grade technology teacher at Garin and Mary Casey Black Elementary Schools in the Brentwood Union School District. This year I have many exciting things to teach you. Through my technology lessons, students will learn proper keyboarding techniques, digital citizenship, online research skills, and will create multiple cloud based documents using Google Doc, Google Slides, and Google Drawing applications. I can't wait to get started! If you have any questions or concern, click on the email link above and send me an email. I will be happy to respond! I am looking forward to another rewarding year!
Click HERE to learn how to log in using Classlink.
Distance Learning Computer Class Expectations!
Logging in to Your School Google Account at Home!
Computer Lab Expectations
There are 4 classroom expectations to which all students must abide while visiting the computer lab. If any of these expectations are not followed the student's teacher will be notified.
1. Be Responsible To act in a manner that makes one worthy of trust and confidence.
2. Be Honest To be honest about things and feelings with oneself and others
3. Be Respectful To treat others the way you would like to be treated
4. Be Safe Follow all digital citizenship rules (see digital citizen tab above)
4th & 5th Grade Typing Club
4th and 5th Graders! Click on the Typing Club icon to access your school typing account. Or go to: https://busdtyping.typingclub.com
Remember to sign in with your school Google Account: i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org. Then enter your school password!
Our computer lab consist of computers called Chromeboxes. A Chromebox is a personal computer running Google's Chrome OS operating system. This device is a desktop version of the Chromebook laptop. Your student will have access to Chromebooks in their classrooms and Chromeboxes in the computer lab! Click the Google Apps button below to learn more and to find out how to log your student into their school Google Drive at home!
We use our Google Drives weekly! The best way to describe Google Drive is that it’s similar to an online file cabinet where you can store documents and other digital files. This “Drive” is the same concept as a hard drive on your computer, except it’s cloud-based. This means that it exists online! What is wonderful about Google drives is that students can upload a file into it and access the same file at home. It’s basically accessible from wherever you have Internet.
Inside the Google Drive, students have access to create many different files as well as a collection of tools to create them. Students can create:
Google Docs - word processing similar to Microsoft Word.
Google Slides - presentation tool comparable to PowerPoint.
Google Sheets - spreadsheets such as Excel.
So, our Drive is not just a place to store things; but also a place to make things. This means you and your students can use these tools to do any kind of writing assignment or report (such as slideshow presentations) right at home! Have your students show you how to log into their Google Drives from home and take a closer look! Click on the button below for steps on how to log into their Google Drive from home. Students should have their user names and passwords memorized!
Our Class Beginning & Ending Routines!