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2015-2016 School Year   Welcome!

All Grades:    Internet Safety and Responsible Use:  T.R.U.S.T. Orientation, T.R.U.S.T. Pledge, K-2 BrainPOP Jr. Internet Safety, 3-5 BrainPOP - Online Safety
First Grade:*  Independent Login PracticeAll done?
Second Grade:*  Intro to Keyboarding (see below)
Third, Fourth, Fifth Grade:*  Take the 'Tech Specials Tour' and get to know some of your opportunities for this school year in the technology room! Intro to 'Wall of Experts' - new challenges!  This is a great time to ask Mr. Counter 'how-to', install, access, and other technology related questions! 
*Lesson 2 Schedule Conflicts:  itsL Training, Boosterthon Student Meetings
mouse 1-Key Seeker    mouse 2-ABC Jigsaw    mouse 3-Keyboard-O-Rama    mouse 4-All done?
Second Grade:*  <Code:Walkers>
Third, Fourth, Fifth Grade:*  Open Lab (includes 'Wall of Experts')
 *Lesson 3 Schedule Conflicts:  itsL Training, Boosterthon Student Meetings
All done?  Pumpkin Boo 
First and Second Grade:*  Oldies but goodies!  Practice throughout the year!
   > First Grade:  Bite Size
   > Second Grade:  Arcademic Skill Builders ( Intro to Multiplayer Create Game > Private)
Third, Fourth, Fifth Grade:*  Open Lab, <Code:Walkers>, and Design It!
   > Fashion Design:  Addidas Design Studios
   > Graphic/Logo Design:  Cooltext, Logogenie, Sumo Paint
   > Interior Design:  Floorplanner, Homestyler
   > Architecture:  Building Big
   > Related:  Design Squad, Howtoons!
*Lesson 4 Schedule Conflicts:  itsL Training

Kindergarten and First Grade:*
BrainPOP Jr. - Access, Navigation, Movies, Quizzes (online)
Class Example - 'Movie of the Week':  Eating Right
Second Grade:  
   > Story Starters (Internet Explorer > Publish)
   > All done?  Dance Mat Typing
Third, Fourth, Fifth Grade:*  Open Lab, <Code:Walkers>, and Scratch Revisited!
   >Scratch Tutorials (5th Grade), Cards (3rd, 4th Grades)
   >Open Lab News:
         Sphero, NXT Level 2 Robot, Snap Circuits, Crazy Contraptions, 'Wall of Expert' updates
   >Wall of Experts News:
         Simon (15), Lego Club (3 Missions), Star Wars & MineCraft additions on
*Lesson 5 Schedule Conflicts: Ship Meetings

tech specials   Allowable Apps
Installing on Personal Devices:  Apps must be installed at home by the student/parent before arriving at Technology Specials class.  Technology Specials class dates are available from your homeroom teacher.  Students must have signed parent permission to bring a device to school using the BYOT Agreement Form (homeroom teacher).
Students - Do you have a suggestion for an 'Allowable App' in Technology Specials?
If so, let Mr. Counter know what it is and how it helps you to learn!

tech specials   Keyboarding Sites 
Dance Mat Typing (K-5) Typing Web (Gr. 2-4) 
Keyboarding Challenge (Gr. 2-5)Super Hyper Spider Typer (Gr. 2-4)  
Keyboarding Games (Gr. K-5) Free Typing Lessons (Gr. 4-5)Typing Club (Gr. 2-5)
Key Seeker (K)  Keyboard Zoo (Gr. K-1) Keyboard-O-Rama (K)

code  tech specials   'Wall of Experts'
Are you up for a challenge?  Take a look!  Challenges are located in the hall outside the Technology Specials classroom!  Get your QR scanner ready!
mrc Contact:  Mr. Colby Counter 
Last Modified on November 16, 2015