Welcome to the 4th Grade Technology Page! You will find weekly lessons and links posted here!
Please click on the title above to view your final reflection for your My Learning Portfolio.
Lesson: Using Stop Motion Animation
Date: April 24-May 1, 2014
Rotation #21, #22, #23, #24
Lesson: iMovie Images Completed/Typing Pal
Date: March 19-April 24, 2014
Rotation #16, #17 #18 #19 #20
Lesson: Gathering Information for Georgia Forests
Date: Jan 24- Feb 24, 2014
4th Graders are collaborating with science for researching several areas of Georgia Forests. Students will be working in groups of 3 to research their topic, answer their guiding questions, and gathering relevant images to create their iMovie.
After completing the research, each group will write a 1-2 minute script to accompany their iMovie. Images, Audio and Music will be used to finalize their project.
After their iMovie is published, QR codes will be created and displayed throughout Discovery Woods to become part of our Trinity Audio Tour.
Each group will work on one item in the document. The team leader will copy/paste their topic into Google Docs and share it with their team members. The group will collaborate and work on the items. They will complete the script at the bottom of the document,
4th Graders use google docs to collaborate and create
Lesson: Audio Tour Exploration
Date: Jan 15-Jan 23, 2014
4th Grade will be using this time to complete the research for Ms. Rose in Science Lab. All of the directions are located on the Science Links page!
After your research is complete, you will be working in your base classroom on a piece of writing that will clearly explain the topic that you researched. You will need to think of the audience involved and the entertainment value in your recording.
What is an AUDIO TOUR?
An audio tour or audio guide provides a recorded spoken commentary, normally through a handheld device, to a visitor attraction such as a museum. They are also available for self-guided tours of outdoor locations, or as a part of an organized tour. It provides background, context, and information on the things being viewed. Some of the more elaborate tours available include original music and interviews, offering an experience more comparable to an audio documentary than to a traditional guided tour.
Audio Tour of Centennial Olympic Park
Here is an example of what an audio tour sounds like!
You need to open it in SAFARI!
Discovery Woods Map
Lesson: Typing Pal Online
Date: January 7-14, 2014.
Lesson: Hour of Code
Date: December 12- , 2013
4th Graders will continue learning about Code and participate in Hour of Code. In this lesson, the students will practice coding commands through Angry Birds and Zombies vs Aliens! Each tutorial will be demonstrated via video by a famous programmer. This exercise takes approximately 1 hour and the students will have learned 4 common programming commands...Repeat, If/Then/ If/Else, and move/turn.
Click the image on the right to get started.
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.
Challenge: Use Hopscotch to create different shapes.
What do you know about grids, angles and distance? How can you make the command using the least amount of moves?
Can you combine the shapes to create another shape?
Can you create a word by using the commands?
Rotation #10 and #11
Lesson: Presentation Skills
Date: November 7- December 3, 2013
4th graders are learning about the basic practices in presenting. We will practice compiling a basic presentation about the Branches of Government. They have already worked through that unit and will have a ton of prior knowledge so that their research will go quickly.
We will talk about what we "think" a good presentation might look/sound like and how to get there!
I will provide a template for them to use and create their presentation.
Visual Aid Development
Body Language Techniques
Topic Knowledge Development
Lesson: How a Bill Becomes a Law/Building a Bill
Date: October 30-November 6, 2013
4th Grade Students will learn about how Bills become Laws in our country. We will read about it from the website provided and go over specific vocabulary words for understanding. After that, we will watch SchoolHouseRock, I'm Just a Bill.
Students will use the link to create their own laws just like I did in the example.
We will submit it to a committee to see if they will pass it off to the president for approval.
Lesson: Trends in Electoral Maps Throughout US History
Date: October 22-29, 2013
There are many different forms of government in our world. Each looks a little bit different. The major difference lies in who is in control, but there are subtle differences that exist as well.
4th Grade students will learn about our form of democracy called Democratic Republic. When we say the pledge of allegiance, we pledge to the Republic. We will talk about the differences between a democracy and a democratic republic, focusing on the role of the Electoral College.
Each class will be separated into 5-6 groups. Their job will be to use the links provided to research electoral maps in history. Coming up
Group A- 1789-1836
Group B 1860-1900
Group C 1912-1932
Group D 1948-1952
Group E 1960-1980
Group F 1992-2012
Lesson: Climatology Postcard
Date: October 10-21
4th Graders have been studying the difference between weather and climate with Ms. Rose in Science this term. They are learning that climate is what you expect to happen and weather is what's happening in the atmosphere now.
They spent time analyzing data from different cities and comparing the climate to Atlanta. They were to collect the data and decide whether or not they would like to stay in Atlanta, or leave to be in a new city and the reasons why.
When you complete your postcard, you need to SAVE it in your folder. Open it from your folder and print it to the idealab printer.
Click the postcard to get started!
Lesson: E-Volve- Cyber-bullying
Date: October 2-10, 2012
Lesson: Share Jumper- Privacy
Date: September 24-October 1, 2013
Lesson: Twalkers- Digital Passport
Date: Sept 16-23, 2013
How can using a cell phone distract you?
Vocabulary Words: distract and multitask
Watch this video from Jennette McCurdy (iCarly)
Why DID the chicken cross the road?
What 3 distractions did Jennette name at the end of the commercial?
Explain to students that multitasking with a cell phone not only can put their safety at risk, as the commercial showed, but it also can annoy people around them. Cell phones can distract people from other important tasks.
Log On to Digital Passport and play TWALKERS independently.
Students will complete the Communication Mission with a partner to unlock their homepage. They need to complete 3 rounds.
How can cell phones distract you from being polite to others?
How can cell phones distract you from being safe?
How can cell phones distract you from focusing on important things?
Here are some resources for parents in reference to keeping your kids safe with mobile devices.
Net Cetera Kids and Mobile Phones
When you are done...
Lesson: Adjective Word Clouds
Date: Sept 6-13, 2013
4th Grade Students will create word clouds with character traits and adjectives that describe them. At the top of the text box, the child will write their name three times. (the frequency of the word, creates larger text) All of the students will receive a handout with a list of positive character traits to help them find unique and different words.
All of the students will rotate around the classroom and add words that reflect that individual. Each student will end up with many adjectives that they will use to create their cloud with. This will be a timed rotation...1 minute per computer!
Click on the icon below to take you to the site. After the word cloud has been edited and completed, it will be saved to their desktop.
Lesson: Haiku and Google Drive
Date: Aug 28- Sept 5, 2013
4th Graders will be communicating and collaborating through our new LMS called Haiku and creating and sharing through Google Apps. We will practice logging on to the account and exploring the sites.
We will use the link above to access the accounts and learn how to bookmark them on the computer.
Our browser that we will use this year will be CHROME.
You will also log on to EVERNOTE and add a reflection about the first week or two of 4th grade. Please use the prompts "I Learned, I Liked, I Felt" to help you write. Also, use PHOTOBOOTH to take your picture. Drag it to your desktop and then on to your Evernote Note. (you will see the + sign to show that it will add) if it doesn't work that way, you can ATTACH it by using the paperclip.
Please Complete the 6th Grade Survey by clicking on the links below with your class name!
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...