Turkey Glyph for Google Drawing!
Thanksgiving Acrostic Poem -
ABCYa Thanksgiving Dinner
November K - 1st Lesson - Turkey Trouble!
Have students watch Turkey Trouble and read along with the story! Try and get ideas on how to disguise the turkey to keep him safe! Afterwards, do the Turkey Trouble Google Slide activity to disguise your turkey and write about it!
Click the image below to make a copy of the Google Slide Turkey Trouble activity!
What's Happening in the Computer Lab This Month:
November 5th - 16th: Creating Diagrams in Google Drawing
November 19th - 23rd - Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 26 - Dec. 7th: MLA Paragraphs in Google Docs & Coding
Dec. 10 - January 11th: Hour of Code (Code.org)
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!
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!
What is Hour of Code?
Students in grades K-5 will be exposed to computer science during computer science week: December 4th - 10th. It is an International program to promote computer science. Students will be introduced to how computer programmers solve problems and provide instructions to computers by participating in engaging activities online. While we will only have an introduction in the lab, there are many more tutorials online that your students can participate in beyond this event. Please click on the link below to learn more.