Collaboration Station: All Aboard!
Students huddle up to discuss Digital Diva survey questions.
Grade 4 Technolibrary- Students have been busy building their digital literacy skills through the Digital Diva initiative, which unveiled the basics of browsers and introduced them to creating, editing, and sharing files with Google Docs. They also had an opportunity to learn about computer programming by participating in the Hour of Code initiative by code.org. When we return from winter break, students will begin their quest to become model digital citizens by learning about Internet safety, privacy, effective search skills, how to honor creative credit, and how to avoid the dangers of cyberbullying and digital device distraction. After learning about one of these topics in class, students will apply their knowledge through gameplay by using the Digital Passport web application from Common Sense Media. Their goal is to collect all six badges. Spoiler Alert: While the majority of the lessons will be completed during class, some students may need your support to complete games at home!
Grade 5 Technolibrary – Students have been deepening their understanding of what it takes to be upstanding digital citizens by examining the elements that create their online identities. The stakes were raised when lessons about cyberbullying, privacy, safety and creative credit were viewed through the lens of a potential digital footprint. What engaging discussions we had! Moving forward, students will collaborate to create research-based public service announcements that teach how to leave behind a positive digital footprint.
Keep in Touch – The best way to stay informed about what students are doing in technolibrary is to check out the Hopkins Collaboration Station website where students work with their peers and teachers in physical space — across the classroom tables and in virtual space — across their dining room tables. Here you will find links to student applications as well as important information about technolibrary class projects and assignments. You can stop at the station by visiting the Hopkins School site and selecting the Collaboration Station under the Student menu.
Ms. Stephanie Doty
Grade 2 – Students have learned how to login to the computers and online educational software programs. These programs include FastTMath, Lexia Core 5, Type-to-Learn, and RazKids. As a reminder, links to these programs may be found under Students and Student Tools link from the Elmwood Homepage.
Students also participated in An Hour of Code (code.org) in the month of December. They learned how to write computer programs using block programming. In the portion of the website that we used students programmed an Angry Bird to get him through the maze and to the Evil Pig. Students were very successful in completing these mazes.
Grade 3 – Students have learned how to login to Google Apps for Education, how to create files and folders in their Google Drive account, how to share files with their teacher and classmates, and how to create a document. In the coming weeks students will continue to learn about Google Apps for Education. Students also participated in An Hour of Code (code.org) in the month of December. They learned how to write computer programs using block programming. In the portion of the website that we used students programmed an Angry Bird to get him through the maze and to the Evil Pig. Students were very successful in completing these mazes.
Students are also using online programs including FastTMath, Lexia Core 5, RazKids, and Type-to-Learn. As a reminder, links to these programs may be found under Students and Student Tools link from the Elmwood Homepage.
Teachers at Center School use Interactive Whiteboards and Elmo Document Camera’s to help deliver instruction to students. Students at Center School use iPads to access several different apps including Lexia Core 5, Math and ELA apps. They also use iPods and iPads to access books during their listening center time.