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First Grade


Students spent the first day in the lab learning the computer lab rules and different parts of the computer.

Keyboarding - Students used the website to develop and refine their keyboarding skills. First, they learned the correct hand to use for each letter on the keyboard using Keyboard Zoo. They then continued with the activities, Cup Stacking and Type Rocket Jr., which reinforced letter location while motivating students to increase their speed in order to improve their scores. They then learned how to type uppercase letters and short sentences with Keyboard Zoo 2. 

Desktop Computers - Students used the website to work on math and skill-based activities.

Raz Kids - Students used this online program to practice reading. They work at their own pace to read and listen to eBooks and then take the corresponding eQuiz.

Computer Coding – Students started computer coding on the website, with the 20-hour coding Course B on desktop computers in the lab. Students assembled a series of commands into a simple program to move characters through a maze, perform a series of tasks, or draw geometric designs and pictures. Students participated in the Hour of Code, a worldwide coding event, on in December. See Classroom Links below. Students also created code to move a mechanical mouse through a variety of mazes.

iPads - Students used a variety of apps including Seesaw, ChatterKids, PuppetEdu to work on computer lab and classroom teacher-initiated projects related to math, ELA, and holidays. They also worked on the math app, Dreambox.

Digital Citizenship:

Students learned about using technology safely and properly and completed projects in Seesaw to reinforce the concepts covered.

Links to Websites (Click the text in blue to go to websites): - The Mom's and Kid's Playground - This website has a number of mouse activities to improve hand-eye coordination - This website contains a variety of activities that are grouped by grade and subject including typing activities. - Learn to write computer code and direct characters to perform different tasks

Mrs. Lee's Login Page (Students will need to know their secret character to log in)

Mrs. Rago's Login Page (Students will need to know their secret character to log in)

Mrs. Tom's Login Page (Students will need to know their secret character to log in)

San Diego Zoo - Kids - San Diego Zoo website with information and activities for kids.