Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Today we are learning Scratch. We are going to tell a story about an invention. The characters are called Sprites. We can make them move with the motion tab. You can make your own sprite by clicking on the new sprite button and drawing. This might take two days but it will be fun!
Thursday, August 20, 2015
We learned about ways to see if websites are fake like looking for things that aren't true.We also looked at resources like Searchasaurus, which gave us true information. Personally, I learned that I have to look at the website carefully to know if it is a website with factual information.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
I am SO excited to welcome back my 5th graders to Technology Exploratory this year! We have a rewarding trimester ahead of us as we focus on the role of technology in entrepreneurship. Although we will be using technology in a controlled environment, it is my duty and responsibility to teach the students how to be digital citizens that we can all be proud of here at The Davis Academy. Therefore, it was serendipitous when I came across this fantastic blog post by Andy Plemmons in my PLN. I was inspired and found myself adjusting my lesson plans at the 11th hour. I am thrilled to incorporate some of his genius into my first get together with the 5th graders today. So, if you are a parent of a child in 5A, ask them the following questions on the ride home today: What does it mean to be a digital leader? How can we take care of ourselves and of our technology this year? After all, it is the era of the entrepreneur...how can we leverage technology in a responsible way to help our ideas have a greater impact on the world?