Welcome to the 4th Grade Technology Page! You will find weekly lessons and links posted here!
Rotation #25 and #26
Lesson: Our 3 Words
Date: April 24-May 2, 2013
4th Graders will work on a project using iMovie, the video camera and iTunes to create videos of OUR 3 WORDS.
We will create 3 words of the following topics:
The class will be divided into 4 groups. Each group will be responsible for recording each topic and putting them together using iMovie.
Day 1: Create your signs and begin to record if ready
Day 2: Finish collecting your video footage and begin to upload on computers
Day 3: Edit and complete the video with music and transitions. Publish to Zoe2
Lesson: Evaluation Review and Revise
Date: April 16-23, 2013
Students in 4th Grade will use this time to review the evaluations and complete their page on the website. Each group should take the suggestions from their classmates to see how they can improve on their page. This will be the last class to complete the work.
Lesson: Self and Peer Evaluations
Date: April 8-15, 2013
4th Graders will use this class to work on some peer and self evaluations. Each group will evaluate all of the websites and review the same pages that they worked on. They will make note of the strengths that each page possesses as well as offer some constructive criticism to improve their work. They will use the rubric provided and refer to the ppt questions from the beginning of the research.
EACH partner group will complete 4 evaluations and place them in the appropriate BLUE folder in the idea lab! Complete each form with YOUR names and the NAME of the class webpage that you're evaluating.
Please provide suggestions for improvement and constructive criticism so that the other groups can make changes. Don't forget to comment on what was GOOD!
Rotation #20, #21, #22
Lesson: Website Collaboration
Date: March 11-18, 2013
4th Graders will continue to work on their page for the website. We will talk about expectations and I'll show them the rubric that they are encouraged to follow.
What is a Rubric? Why do we use one?
Rotation #18, #19
Lesson: Planning for our Website
Dates: Feb 14-March 1, 2013
4th Graders will select the topics in which they'd like to contribute to their class website. They will be shown what the layout of the website will look like and the guiding questions that will help them complete their content. All of the children must accept the invitation in order to log on to the site for editing. There will be discussion of organization with their partner and perhaps using google drive to store their content.
Otherwise, I'd like for the pages to have titles, text, images, perhaps some embedded information. They are aware that the purpose of the site is to educate other children on Westward Expansion and that it should be "kid friendly", inviting and fun!
Lesson: Westward Expansion Website
Date: Feb 4-11, 2013
4th Graders are learning about Westward Expansion and the Oregon Trail. Throughout their journey, they will collectively create an informational website based on the guiding questions and topics that they study in their classroom.
Please go to your DRIVE account and accept the invitation in your inbox.
Students will use a Weebly Pro account, associated with mine. They will have full access to all of the Pro settings as well. This will be a public website.
Rotation #15 and #16
Lesson: Nursery Rhymes and My Story App
Date: January 15-23, 2013
4th Graders will be spending some time learning about the ipad application called My Story. We will be using Nursery Rhymes with the app and share our work with our buddy class in the 3's.
In partners, the students will take one nursery rhyme and create a book with MY STORY. They will add text, add voice, drawings and upload images from the internet.
Lesson: Podcasting Final Project/Add to Evernote
Date: January 7-14, 2013
Lesson: Science Research
Date: December 4-11, 2012
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!
Forest Park Walking Audio Tour
Discovery Woods Map
Date: November 26- December 3, 2012
Lesson: The Constitution and Presentation Skills
Date: November 8-19, 2012
4th Graders will continue to work on their presentation today. They will ensure that they have an image and their key points to present. Use the links below to continue your research!