Today we will:
1. Go over virtual classroom basics!
3. Create or retrieve MackinVia accounts.
4. Read, explore, share!
5. Homework for Media class always includes 20 minutes of reading each day!
Standards: 220.127.116.11 By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
a. Self-select texts for personal enjoyment, interest, and academic tasks.
Do the activities, then take the quiz!
If you click on the image above, you'll find a series of activities and games that teach digital citizenship. You will learn how to stay safe and appropriate while navigating the online world. After completing all 6 modules (one per day), take the Digital Citizenship quiz using any device. Challenge family members for bragging rights! .
Today we will:
1. Read through and discuss the project.
2. Go through a basic tutorial.
3. Create first two slides for our project.
What is PowerPOint?
PowerPoint is a slideshow creation tool. It is very popular. It is used as a visual aid for live (in person) presentations. PowerPoint slideshows are also published online. There are other slideshow programs - for example, Apple machines run Keynote.
Below is a picture of the main parts of PowerPoint
What ARe We making with Powerpoint?
For the next few weeks, we will be using PowerPoint to create a presentation about ourselves. Your goal will be to teach your class about yourself. This is your chance to show your classmates who you are. Your slideshow will include:
1. One title slide
2. one List Slide about your people!
3. Three slides about your favorite things in life!
4. One closing slide.
Take a look at examples below, but be aware that creating the PowerPoint slideshow was only half of the project. Students still had to prepare to speak in front of the class while they presented their slides.
Slide #1: Title Slide
This video shows how to create a title slide!
Slide #2: List Slide about your People
Today we will all take part in a performance of Drew Daywalt's Crayon books - "The Day The Crayons Quit" and "The Day the Crayons Came Home". You will each play the the part of one crayon and read that crayon's part in the story.
Speaking in front of people is a very important life skill...and it isn't easy for all of us - myself included. But each time you do it you will improve. Today, I am looking for two things.
1. Volume! We must be able to hear you, and that - especially in the media center - means using your OUTSIDE VOICE, your quarterback's voice, your big boy/ big girl voice.
2. Attitude! These crayons have attitude - they have things to say to their owner and you need to get the message across!
1. First, using trial and error - also called iteration - use blockly code to move your Sphero Bolt from one maze box to another.
2. Once solved, add lights, matrix animations, scrolling text, or your own special code to make your program unique.
3. Next, film your success with one of our cameras!
4. If time allows, trade mazes with another team.
1. Borrow books!
2. Continue keyboard training.
3. Silent Minecraft -if time allows.
The rules are simple:
1. No talking. All communication is done through the keyboard. Use the "T" button. You may request items from Mr.B!
2. No griefing! Griefers will get frozen upon first offense, banned on the second. Destroying is easy - creation is beautiful!
3. Take on a mission to achieve library immortality!
Today We Will:
1. Borrow Books!
2. Begin using Typing Club accounts!
3. Play Keyboarding Games!
Standard: Grade 5: With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.
Today We Will:
1. Review the project thus far!
2. Create a closing Slide
3. Finish entire slideshow (you should have 6 slides!)
4. If finished, begin preparing for presentation (speech)!
Here is a chance for you to thank your audience for paying attention and listening to your presentation. It is an easy slide to make.
Rubric: your game must include the following!
1. At least five level areas!
2. All blocks must be decorated!
3. At least one story block!
4. At least one other student has playtested your game for feedback.
5. You yourself must beat your game before publishing!
Want to be school famous? Some games will be added to the school arcade - games that show what our students are capable of when they are on task, creative, and hard working. Look under the "Student Work" tab on the home page for the "Bloxels Arcade".
Today will will use the characters we created last week to begin making our own video games. We will learn how to capture level designs using the Bloxel boards. We will also learn how to decorate our levels once we have designed them. Below is a guide on how to use the blocks in your boards.
Bloxels is a tool for creating characters, art, animations, stories, and of course, games. You can make a game all on your own. Or, perhaps you and some friends can team up to create one as a team. Today, we'll focus on creating and animating characters. Your class pin is RLES19.
ISTE STANDARDS: Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.
Program your unique dance!
We've learned how to make the Sphero move, but can you make it dance? Use and combine the moves below in unique ways. At the end of the period, show off your moves at the Sphero dance party!
move in a circle
make it spin!
Make it jump!
Make a shape, like this square!
Mix of spin and line
Today We Will:
1. Explore the Lightning Lab App
2. Learn Sphero Protocols
3. Learn how to drive and aim
4. Code Sphero to:
Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.