It has been a great start to the school year! I can't believe it is already week three. The past few weeks we learned about computer lab expectations, the parts of a Chromebook, basics about online safety, and started to practice our mouse skills. I am amazed at how well the students listen and follow directions. Below are a few resources that I used in my class the past few weeks. You can re-watch the videos or have the students practice mouse games at home. In the next few weeks, we will continue learning about safety online, practice our mouse skills, and I will introduce the keyboard/typing.
Brainpop Jr. Online Safety
Mouse Skills Practice
I am so excited for this new school year! This past summer has been so busy for me with moving from FL to MA and settling into a new home. I also had the privilege of teaching at Empow's Technology Camp for 5 weeks over in Osterville, where I helped teach students about video game design, robotics, animation, and Minecraft. I am eager to start this school year and help students learn more about technology. As a brief overview, I will be teaching all classes from K through 2 and help teachers integrate technology into their classrooms. Based on Massachusetts' standards for technology along with ISTE standards, I developed a technology curriculum that will best fit the students social and academic development. Of course with the beginning of the school year, establishing a culture of learning will be critical. During the first few weeks, we will be focusing on learning about the rules, procedures, and what it means to be a digital citizen. Afterwards we will cover mouse skills, keyboarding, word processing, basics of research, Lego robotics, multimedia tools, and the basics of coding.