Technology - Mrs. Cathy Rauch
Students have been working on learning how to log onto the computer and put it to sleep at the end of class. They are working on using tools in the tux paint program to create pictures and projects. We are still working on eye hand coordination in using the mouse.
Students are learning about signing in on a computer with a password, and how to sign out of the computer to put it to sleep at the end of class. They are learning about using the tools in the KidPix program-using the stamps and the stickers and how to resize and cut them. They created a calendar page for April.
Have a wonderful spring breakThe students are working on the site ABCya. They have practiced how to click on an icon to open the program and working on scrolling with their mouse to find where they want to be. They are also learning about using passwords to log
Students are working on typing a story they wrote in class. They are learning where the keys are on the keyboard-making punctuation marks and capital letters. They will be making a picture to go with their story and will print it.
Students are practicing using correct hand position when typing. They are typing on Dance Mat Typing Game.
They are also learning about saving pictures and we will talk about setting the background on the computer.
Students are working on memorizing the top row on the keyboard and hand positions.We have used the program called Bernie's typing travels. To see their progress they took a typing test on freetypinggame.net.
They were very surprised how well they were typing! They can continue to do lessons on this site! It's good practice to not look at their fingers when they type.
Students have been practicing their typing skills typing prayers.
The students will be focusing work the next few weeks on keyboarding to improve memorization of keys and speed in typing. They will have a typing assignment each week that needs to be completed at home.They continue to show their skills in logging in with a password and saving and using a flash drive!
Students are working on filling out a survey. They may be asking you to participate. This is to be returned to classs on Tuesday April 4. We will put the information into an excel spreadsheet and learn about making graphs to display the results.
Keep practicing the typing at home each week!
Students will be working on their online microsoft account to learn more about the features it has to offer. They will continue practicing their keyboarding. Students will be working on creating a poster using Word with information about internet safety that they see on Netsmartz website.
Students are working on creating a power point about internet safety using the videos from Netsmartz website.
8th Grade Technology
Students are asked to start collecting photos for their yearbook page. They were given a log in to the pictavo website so they can start downloading photos they would like to use on their yearbook page.
Students are working on a power point using Netsmartz website about safety on the internet.
8th Grade Health
March 28- Read chapter 6-1 Vocab due on Thursday. Career day preparations. Career day page needs completed with 3 options(name and phone) for contacts for the shadow day
March 30- Bring phone to class- phone calls will be made to shadow day contacts. Sharing about weight program information.
April 4- Space camp day- no health class
April 6- continue contacting and completing form for shadow day. Read chapter 6-2. Vocab due April 11.
April 11- Quiz on 6-1 & 6-2
Internet Safety-- http://www.netsmartz/org/parents --
for younger kids....http://www.netsmartzkids.org/
Some other games for typing skill--http://www.gamequarium.com/keyboarding3.htm
Amazon Interactive. Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Learn about the rainforest, the people who call it home, and much more.
The Arthur Page. For Arthur fans everywhere. This site from PBS offers games, stories, and children’s art featuring the popular character created by Marc Brown.
Ask Jeeves for Kids. A “safe” Web search tool that allows young people to ask questions in everyday language.
Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Lists of Newbery, Caldecott, and other award-winning and notable books, recordings, videotapes, Web sites, and software for children.
At the Tomb of Tutankhamen. The National Geographic’s Web site is a “you-are-there” look at the unearthing of the boy pharaoh’s tomb.
Audrey Wood’s Web site. Author/illustrator Wood and her husband Don have created an interactive look into the many books they’ve created. A great site for the Woods’ many fans.
Discovery Kids http://kids.discovery.com
The Exploratorium. The science museum in San Francisco mounts electronic versions of hands-on exhibits like the exploring the science of hockey, tracking severe storms, and dissecting a cow’s eye.
FEMA for Kids. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) helps people who have been in a disaster. They also teach people what to do during a disaster and what to do BEFORE a disaster happens.
KidsHealth. Accurate, up-to-date information about growth, food and fitness, medical and surgical conditions, and the latest treatments. You’ll find health games, How The Body Works animations, the KidsVote health poll, and tons of surprises. Special sections for kids, parents, and professionals.
Kinetic City Cyber Club. Join the Cyber Club members from their radio show as they travel the world in a tireless quest for truth, justice, and the perfect deep-dish pizza (and teach lessons about physics, energy, and more).
Magic School Bus Page. Find out what Ms. Frizzle and her class are up to now.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Find out how to get photos from space, see a launch, and more. Teachers can get a lesson plan.
National Wildlife Federation. The Kids Page features articles in English and Spanish from Ranger Rick, the environmental magazine for children; a homework help section; and briefings on such issues as the wetlands, endangered animals, water quality, and more.
The Oregon Trail. The story of the trail and those who traveled it. A compendium on the great western journey. Includes great stories in the Fantastic Facts section. Related to the PBS program on the Oregon Trail.
Science Fair Project Resource Guide. An excellent resource from the Internet Public Library that links kids to all sorts of exceptional resources for their projects.
Sports Illustrated for Kids. A busy, colorful site with articles about sports figures from Jackie Robinson to Jackie Joyner-Kersee, league standings, games, and more.
This Day in History is a website that lists all of the great events that have happened in our history. It is a great tool for students to use in Social Studies or for students who are history buffs.
Tiger on the Loose. Beginning with a newspaper account of a disappearing tiger, this interactive game teaches about tigers. Links to the searchable tiger information center.
UNICEF Voices of Youth. Sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund, this site is a gathering place for children and educators to learn more about young people all over the world.
Virginia Hamilton. The gifted storyteller and writer applies her internationally recognized creative abilities to this wonderfully accessible site.
Virtual Frog Dissection Kit. A site where no amphibians are sacrificed for science, with instructions in many languages.
Volcano World. Learn about volcanoes around the world while viewing awesome photos and movies. Part of a NASA project.
Whelmers. A science site with activities that aim to catch the mind and eye of even the most indifferent students.
The Why Files. This project of the National Institute for Science Education offers well-researched and clearly written investigations of current topics in science. A new story is posted every other week, and the site also includes a small but worthy collection of scientific images.
World Flag Database. Large, clear, printable flag graphics and basic country information can be found here.
Yuckiest Site on the Internet. Young people who love yucky things will enjoy a visit to this site to learn about worms, roaches, and the gross and cool things in their bodies.
Zoom Dinosaurs. An “interactive online hypertextbook” about dinosaurs, this commercial site is a good for younger children, their parents, and teachers.