Welcome to the 2nd Grade Technology Page! You will find weekly lessons and links posted here!
Lesson: Message to our Moms Using iMovie
Date: April 24-May 1, 2014
In honor of our wonderful Mothers, 2nd grade students have been working on the writing process in the classroom through power writing to create a piece for their moms. Each of the students will use iMovie to create a short video for their moms. It will include a picture, a recording of their passage, a beginning and ending slide and accompanying music.
Lesson: Uploading Tech Projects to Evernote
Date: April 14-23, 2014
The children have created some amazing projects this year and I thought that we could use the time during this class to add new notes and upload a few things to their Evernote accounts. The classroom teachers can use their writing time to reflect on some of the projects that have taken place this year in and out of the classroom.
Our Personalized Learning Specialist has developed a model of reflection called RIP3 Reflection. The students are encouraged to use this to prompt them in the process.
When you are done...
Lesson: Stop Motion Animation Monster Project
Date: April 4-11, 2014
2nd Graders have had some time to play with Stop Motion Animation and will now be applying it to their work in Art with Ms. Chamberlain. Each partner group will use their background and their moveable monster to create their movie.
Lesson: Stop Motion Animation
Date: Mar 26-April 3, 2014
What you will need...
The students will learn how to frame a picture, use the app to take images, manipulate the objects, upload their movie to iTunes.
Throughout the next several rotations, 2nd grade will be experimenting with Stop Motion Animation. For rotation #22, the students will play with an app called Stop Motion, and they will use objects around the room to create their own 20-30 frame animation movie.
Stop motion is an animation technique to make objects appear as if they are moving on their own. This is done by moving the objects in small increments and taking a picture of it in a frame. It gives the illusion of movement when the images are played continuously together.
This will lead into a project that we'll be collaborating with our art teacher...to come!
Lesson: Typing Activities
Date: March 19-26, 2014
Lesson: Completing PPT Presentation, Typing Activities
Date: March 4-18, 2014
Lesson: Adding Images to a Presentation/Bibliography
Date: Feb 23-Mar 3, 2014
2nd Graders have completed their research, composed their presentation, added their content to their presentations and they are now ready to learn about adding images.
The children will gather images from the online resources given to collect their information and decide where that image belongs in their presentation. Each image must reflect the title of the slide and fit in the space provided.
Rotation #17 and #18
Lesson: Creating a PowerPoint Presentation
Date: Feb 4-21, 2014
2nd Graders will learn about creating presentations today. In the past, I've used Haiku Deck, but this year, I'll expose the children to PPT for this project.
We will learn the basics of understanding what a slide is, how to add new slides, changing the theme, adding titles with capital letters and saving our document to our folder on the network.
This lesson will allow the students to have an understanding of how to use ppt, which in turn, will provide them with the knowledge to work in different presentation programs like Haiku Deck, Keynote and Prezi.
Rotation #15 and #16
Lesson: Grassland Animal Research
Date: Jan 15-Feb 3, 2014
Students in 2nd Grade will begin to learn about their grassland animal. They will spend time researching the many aspects of the animal in the Idea Lab as well as during Media time.
Students will use websites and books to complete the handout provided. This will be done for 1 rotation and there is possibility for more time if needed before starting the ppt presentation.
Use this link to find information about your animal.
Lesson: Grasslands Research
Date: January 7-14, 2014
The students will gather in groups of 2 and complete the grassland research information. They will use the website provided and click on grassland facts to respond to the questions. This will enable the students to have enough background knowledge before starting their animal research.
The students will click on Grassland Facts to complete the research with a partner.
Build a Prairie
Lesson: Hour of Code with Hopscotch
Date: December 11- January 6, 2013
2nd Graders will continue to participate in Hour of Code and work through the tutorial provided by Hopscotch. The students have already completed exercises with this app, and will have enough prior knowledge to be able to master this activity.
The teacher will show the video while the students gather and follow the directions to complete the tutorial.
Lesson: Coding for Kids
Date: December 4-11, 2013
Next week, around the nation, is Hour of Code. Students will be exposed to the fundamentals of code, it's purpose and basic functions. All of this will be done through the progression of different apps.
Students will learn about basic coding through Daisy the Dinosaur, Kodable and Hopscotch. The goal for them is that they understand that commands produce an action on a device.
Here is an example of two of my students in 4th grade sharing their experience with Hopscotch.
Lesson: Kidpix Thanksgiving
Date: November 19-December 3, 2013
2nd Graders will complete their Turkey Project. They will add a backgound, slogan and their name with the text tool. After they are done, they will save it in their folder and also export it as a .jpg so that I can add it in to iMovie to share with their parents. Here are some that have been completed!
Save The Turkeys!!!!
Lesson: Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving
Date: November 7-18, 2013
Rotation #7, #8 and #9
Lesson: Book Review and iMovie
Date: October 10- November 6, 2013
Part 2: Final Project-iMovie
iMovie with the iPad
Students will take 5-8 pictures of the book. Use the cropping tool in the photo editor and insert them into iMovie in the order of the book.
Students will record their review over their pictures and insert music.
Lesson: Bad Netiquette Stinks
Date: October 2-10, 2013
Lesson: Beat the Tricks
Date: Sept 25- , 2013
Lesson: Internet Safety- Know the Rules/Password Rap
Date: September 16-Sept 23, 2013
Lesson: KidPix Self Portrait
Date: September 6-13, 2012
Lesson: Completing a Survey for 6th Grade Math Students
Date: Aug 28-Sept 5, 2013
Today we will practice logging in with our new usernames and passwords for each classroom. We will review the dock and the browser that we will be using along with accessing www.linktolearning.net
2nd graders will be completing a survey that will help the 6th grade students learn about the Trinity community. They will answer questions about their favorite specials class, food, family and fun stuff that happens in school. All of this information is anonymous and will be used for looking at data.
The 6th graders will use the data and create graphs representing the typical Trinity child.
Bruyn and Goss click here
Mokotoff and Steinberg click here
When you are done...
Go to www.abcya.com and select one of your favorite games until it's time to log off.
Lesson: QR Code Scavenger Hunt
Date: Aug 16-23, 2013
Welcome back to Trinity and the IDEA LAB! This is a place where students and teachers can get together to create, plan, collaborate and celebrate amazing ideas!
Today we are going to participate in a QR Code Scavenger Hunt. What is a QR Code? How do you read it? QR stands for Quick Response, it is a trademark that automotive factories used to track and mark their vehicles. The code consists of black modules (square dots) arranged in a square pattern on a white background. When you scan it, information is read and stored.
Mrs. Harris will introduce the lesson with "Where did Mrs. Harris go this summer?". The lesson is on the bulletin board. We will scan all of the codes and see where I went this summer!
During this activity, students will learn about QR Codes, but more importantly, they will become familiar with the iPad and the CAMERA app and all that it is capable of.
After this lesson, students will be able to say...