Soil
What is soil?
      *How is it formed?
      *How long does it take to form topsoil?
      *Kinds of soil
      *Which particles give soil its texture?
      *Layers of soil         
      *What color are each of the layers?
          *What makes up each of the layers?
      *Create a tree map on Inspiration that illustrates your knowledge of soil.

Alternative Energy Resources
 I. Can you name them?
II. Comparing Energy Resources
III. Graph It!
IV. Useful Sites
      *Types of Energy Resources: A Cost Comparison
      *Alternative Energy Cost Comparison
      *Alternative Energy
      *Energy Sources
               *Alternative Energy for Kids

Online Safety
 (October 2012)

  I. Online Safety
      *Lower Grades
      *Upper Grades
 II. Cyber bullying
      *All
      
      *Double Bubble!
         *What's the difference?
III. Netiquette Guidelines (http://suite101.com/article/netiquette-guidelines-a26615)
      *Use Computer courtesy: Remember the Golden Rule!
      *Use emoticons
      *Be brief online: keep it short
      *Don't shout
      *Pay attention to language
      *Think before posting: may come back to haunt you
      *Keep personal information private
      *Obey copyright laws
      *
Help Internet newbies
      *Be aware of cyber bullying 

Benchmarks (4th nine weeks)

*Teachers please make sure that your students are working on their spring technology benchmarks. Technology Night is on May 8th. Let's be ready!

Applications (3rd Nine Weeks)

  • Keyboarding: Make sure students click on link ONE row at a time.

  • First: Explore Word: opening applicaton, modifying text, inserting clip art, saving document. Students will create a document based on a concept learned in class that demonstrates understanding of before mentioned technology skills.

  • Second: Explore Power Point: opening application, modifying text, inserting graphics (including online sources), saving, animations, etc. Students will create a slide show with at least 5 slides based on a concept learned in class that demonstrates understanding of before mentioned technology skills.

  • Third: Explore Kidspiration: opening application, modifying text and links, inserting graphics, saving, etc. Students will create a diagram based on concept learned in class that demonstrates understanding of before mentioned technology skills.

  • Fourth/Fifth: Explore video taping and Microsoft Movie Maker: recording, viewing, downloading video, opening application, inserting transitions, inserting photos, audio, saving, etc. Students will create a short video about themselves that demonstrates understanding of before mentioned technology skills.

Applications (Nov. 28-Dec. 16)

  • Keyboarding: Make sure students click on link ONE row at a time.

  • Work on technology benchmarks. Remember students MUST do it on their own.

  • (5th grade)

Applications (Oct. 24-28)

  • Keyboarding: Make sure students click on link ONE row at a time.

  • First: (KidPix) Create a quilt square telling about a family custom or tradition. Insert a text box to explain the custom's importance to the family.(1.15A, 1.15B; 1.18A, 1.18B)

  • Second: (Word) Use Shapes to create a map of the area around the school on one page. Add labels, physical characteristics, and at least four human characteristics of place (roads, stop signs, other buildings, etc.). On a second page explain how these indicate ways people have modified the physical environment.(2.5A, 2.5B; 2.8A; 2.19A, 2.19B)

  • Third: (Inspiration/Word) Finish Inspiration diagram on the physical characteristics of the place chosen. Type a report on Word detailing, explaining, and expanding on the place chosen on their diagram.

  • Fourth: (Word) As a conquistador, write a letter, using Word, to the Spanish monarch to explain your motivation to explore Texas. Include discussion of effects of your exploration on the American Indians and on the Spanish. Insert appropriate clip art. (4.2A; 4.21B, 4.21D; 4.22B)

  • Fifth: (Excel) Choose five schools from attendance percentages. Create a data sheet and then create a vertical bar graph that compares those schools with Roosevelt’s attendance information.

     

Applications (Oct. 11-21)

  • Keyboarding: Make sure students click on link ONE row at a time.

  • First:KidPix: Draw a picture of you being a good citizen and write a sentence explaining picture.

  • Second: Word: Create a table with following headings at top: Local, State, Nation; Side headings: Symbols, Landmarks, People. Fill in table with clip art/words.

  • Third: Inspiration: Create a diagram describing the physical characteristics of a place including soil, landforms, bodies of water, types of vegetation, and climate. 

  • Fourth: Inspiration: Create a diagram of the guaranteed rights from the Declaration of Independence. Use symbols and words.  

  • Fifth: Excel: Complete bday graph using information that was saved in a previous class. Students are to use only Times and 12 pt. font.

Online Safety (Oct. 3-7) 

Applications (Sept. 26-30)

  • Quiz Free Day

  • Keyboarding

  • 1st grade - KidPix

  • 2nd & 3rd grade - Word

  • 4th - Inspiration

  • 5th- Excel

Applications (Sept. 19-23)

Freedom Week (Sept. 12-16)

Let's get started! (Aug. 31-Sept. 6)

  • Quiz

  • First

    • KidPix

  • Second-Fourth
    • Word
    • Simple Assessment-Fourth grade
  • Fifth
    • Simple Assessment
    • Excel
      • Parts

Technology Expecations (Aug. 24-30)

  • CHAMPS

  • Entrance Procedure

  • Expectations

  • Parts of computer system

    • First thru Fifth grade

    • Write it down

  • First
    • KidPix
  • Second-Fourth
    • Word
  • Fifth
    • Excel
      • Parts
  • Review
  • Exit Procedure

Graphs (5th grade)

 
I will be able to create a bar graph with given data using Excel.
5.5A describe the relationship between sets of data in graphic organizers
 
What we will do: