5th - We are assessing our typing skills using the website typing.com. Each student who comes to technology has a username and password for this website. We took the 5 minute typing test to measure our WPM (words per minute) and accuracy (out of 100%) when given a story to type. We will take this test again later in the year to see how we've improved!
4th - Same as 5th. We took the 5 minute typing test! Each student has a username and password for typing.com. They can use this website at home to practice typing lessons or play typing games!
3rd - We are using the Theme Poems interactive on readwritethink.org to create original poems based on a theme (sports, celebrations, nature, etc). We made Valentine's Day poems using the heart template!
2nd - We made "Word Hearts" on a word cloud generator to fill our heart with words that represent what/who we love! We learned how to create our own digital image by choosing our favorite colors for our hearts and editing the font. Everyone created a unique image! As a special treat, students got to print their heart on the color printer for Valentine's Day!
K - We are working hard on our usernames/passwords! We are doing SUCH a great job at remember the procedure for logging in and logging off the computer. I am proud of each and everyone of you! It is a "big kid" task to remember a username/password, type it correctly and turn off computers the correct way. With practice, we have gotten so much faster and are able to spend more time on the computer doing learning activities and strengthening our computer skills.
1st - We are trying for a 100% success rate in each class for logging in to the computers independently. Some students still need support, but I am so proud of how much they have grown! We are also learning about special keys on the keyboard (enter, shift, backspace, the period & question mark, etc) and how we can use these special keys to type URLs and make logging into the computer and getting to our favorite websites faster!