Type to Learn is now a website that can be accessed both at school and at home. The account code is 146729. The username and password remain the same, your students student id#. If you downloaded Type to Learn 4, please delete it as those accounts are now inactive.
I would LOVE to help as many students as possible enter in this competition. Mrs. Dean is a resource as well!
Click on the link below to learn more about the different categories and see what best fits your interest and talents!
t's hard to believe that we're only a few short weeks away from finishing the first half of the school year. I've received wonderful feedback from the teachers about how the students are navigating computers when not in the lab. Hooray! Here's what we're working on currently:
My Kindergarten friends have loved drawing on the computer using ABCya Draw. Around Halloween they used various drawing tools to create a picture depicting a nighttime scene(science standard: SKE1. Students will describe time patterns (such as day to night and night to day) and objects (such as sun, moon, stars) in the day and night sky. a. Describe changes that occur in the sky during the day, as day turns into night, during the night, and as night turns into day. b.Classify objects according to those seen in the day sky and those seen in the night sky.) We will continue to explore this program while meeting the technology standard of drawing an original picture. This is no small task since they are using a mouse!
In first grade, student have been using The Graph Club to graph and analyze data. From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to our favorite Halloween candy to gathering and analyzing data about the foods we eat, students are learning every aspect of the program AND how to look at data with different types of graphs.
After finishing our work on drawing on the computer, we have moved onto concept mapping. Using their own curiosity about the world, students brainstormed various topics in a concept map, zeroed in on a specific topic, and generated questions to drive research. Students are note-taking in Kidspiration, connecting similar facts/details about their topic/main idea, and enhancing their information with color, graphics, and fonts.
Third grade is learning all about Internet research this quarter in the computer lab and ILC! Promoting the digital resources in Cobb Digital Library, students are using a variety of reference sources to create a concept map in BrainPop. This will be our final BrainPop project. Third grade teachers are excited about incorporating the program into their teaching second quarter.
Our fourth grade students are working with Office 365 again using PowerPoint to construct a presentation on one of the original 13 colonies. Using Trueflix (a Cobb Digital Library resource), they're note-taking either digitally or with pencil and paper to learn about the geography, people, daily life, and reasons those colonists settled where they did. We'll connect all their presentations into a hyperlinked map from which they can learn about the other 12. With that new found knowledge, we'll play KaHoot! a big hit every time we play!
Using their health standard on cyber safety, fifth graders have been learning about how to navigate this world of social media and other forms of technology. Once they're "experts", students will use PowerPoint in Office365 and the app Animoto to work collaboratively on creating a public service announcement educating other fourth and fifth graders about how to stay safe in this technology driven world.
After a year off, Mrs. Pascual and Mrs. Dean are super excited to offer a morning tech club for students in grades 3-5. We'll work on tech skills aligned with the categories from the Cobb Regional Technology Competition: 3D modeling, animation, audio production, device modification, digital game design, digital video production, graphic design, Internet applications, mobile applications, multimedia applications, robotics, productivity applications, project programming, and tech literacy challenge.
Joining our Tiger Tech Team doesn't require you to participate in the CRTC competition, but students in our club will be encouraged to enter the competition. Other out-of-school opportunities may arise as well!
Students must be able to attend weekly club meetings, held on Monday mornings at 7:00 am starting September 18th.
Please complete the online form by 9/18. http://bit.ly/2xb1FuV
We are already into week five! Time flies when you're busy and having fun! Students have absorbed so much in so little time. I'm super proud of all that our Tritt Tigers have learned! Here's a glimpse into what they've experienced in the computer lab.....
Kindergarten - We've worked hard to learn how to login to the network using the number pad on the keyboard and practice our mouse skills. be sure to check out my mouse skills practice page for further work!
(Go to More at the top and click on Mouse Skills.)
First Grade - They are pros at logging into the network. We've worked on their mouse skills and have started keyboarding with Keyseekers, a program that's goal is to familiarize students with which hand clicks on which keys. We'll soon be expanding our creative juices, creating our own art in the web app Kleki, drawing inspiration from the book The Dot by Peter K. Reynolds. We're all excited to see where a line or mark take us!
Second Grade - It's hard to believe that this tech savvy crew were just first graders a few months back. They learned how to login, have worked on their keyboarding skills, and currently putting their drawing skill to the test as they create an animation that shows their understanding of the sun and its light and ability to create changing shadows.
Third Grade: They had their formal introduction to typing and have now embarked on their three year journey in the typing program, Type to Learn 4. We also managed to fit in a little intro. to Word 2013. Students learned about text alignment, font changes, and saving to a flash drive. I am so proud of all they accomplished.
For the rest of the quarter, we're going to be trailblazers as we delve into the new online features of BrainPop. Students will setup their own accounts, join their teacher's online class, and gain the ability to submit work. This will support future third grade 'flipped' lessons. They are excited about being able to work on projects at home and at school!
Fourth Grade: Will your student ever get home? Our Stowaway project introduction was a big hit! We'll be learning more and more about Microsoft Excel utilizing real-time data, plotting latitude and longitude digitally in Google Earth, , and researching about our Ports of Call. Students will create itineraries and share about their destination through PowerPoint. Finally, we'll wrap up our project with a little math and a reflection created collaboratively in Office 365.
Fifth Grade: Fifth graders are all set to utilize Office 365 this year. We'll begin by utilizing the web-based Microsoft app Sway to create a dynamic online exhibit where they have carefully curated eight artifacts "borrowed" from the Smithsonian to show the causes, conflicts and consequences of the Civil War..
When students are working from home, their email to login to Office 365 should be as follows:
Their password will be their student id#.
Type to Learn is now available for third through fifth graders at home! Please use the link below for further instructions.
Students will use their same username and password that they use at school. IF an account code is required, our school account code is 146729.
I am so excited to start another school year! Although I definitely spent time relaxing and recharging my battery, our awesome administration asked us to read and ruminate about one of our initiatives for the year, growth mindsets. Each Tritt faculty member read Carol Dwek's book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Reflecting on its tenets and application to my teaching, I was reminded of the poem below. It's my mission to continue to live by this creed as I help our students "launch" their use of technology in the classroom, the ILC (Innovative Learning Commons), and beyond. Thank you for supporting the TTF which funds the job that I LOVE!! #readyforthe2017-2018schoolyear!!
If....by Pamela Houk
Make YOUR mark: design the next TTF Car Magnet
Winner announced at Art Show on April 27th!
Mrs. Pascual is the computer lab teacher at Tritt for the 2017-2018 school year.