HAPPY SPRING!

Technology (Mr. Meara)

 Classroom Needs, Requirements:
 
  • All students will need a pair or headphones. 5 Below has many reasonably priced.
  • Some students enjoy having a mouse 
  • Electronics Wipes for cleaning Chromebooks

 

All classes use Typing.com for keyboarding skills  A link is provided to bring students directly into their lessons in Google Classroom and as a bookmark in the MD bookmark folder on the left of the Google browser on their Chromebooks. Students log in using their school Google credentials. 

Students this year will be put in a grade level curriculum via Typing.com and to receive a passing grade this year they MUST complete the course by the end of the year. My grading will be 70% Typing.com and 30% classwork. There are approx 35 classes and each student can earn 1% or more per class. The max grade achieved can be over 100%

It's the students responsibility to keep up with the Typing course. If they are out for any reason or get behind, work must be done at home.

Estimated hours to complete the course:

  • 1st      2.78 hrs
  • 2nd     4.05 hrs
  • 3rd     4.80 hrs
  • 4th     9.02 hrs
  • 5th     12.12 hrs
  • 6th     12.92 hrs
  • 7th     12.92 hrs
  • 8th     11.92 hrs

 

Grading is N, S, VG, and E. They correspond as letter grades D, C, B, and A 

Unfortunately there are NO half grades available but I will round up as much as possible.

 

Grade K

In K the students use I Pads for learning. They learn how to turn on and off the device and play educational games. We also show tech saftey, and science videos.

Favorite iPad Apps

Buttons and Bugs

Word Bingo

Pizza Shop - Usually they need help with this one as is has addition and mutiplication concepts.
 
Grade 1
 
1st grade all have Chromebooks.They are instructed in how to turn the device on, log into their Google account, and use some apps. They are also enrolled in Typing.com and IXL learning.
 

GRADE 2

In 2nd grade we continue keyboarding using Typing.com and introduce the Google suite and Google classroom. The students use Google, slides, docs and complete assignments via Google classroom.

GRADES 3 & 4

They continue with  Google slides projects through Google Classroom.  Typing via Typing.com and expanded use of Google Docs.
 
GRADES 5 & 6
 
Here we start coding via code.org and continue with keyboarding. We also start Google sheets spreadsheets. I also start looking for students that might want to help with the school tech assisting other teachers.
 

GRADES 7 & 8
 
 The students continue coding and keyboard skills. Some students work on lab computers during class as a technician. Others can either code or use their keyboard skills for some creative writing. I hope also to reinforce Engineering concepts later this year. 8th grade will be working on a yearbook after 1st term till the end of the year.