Celebrate 100’s day with a bit of technology. These free online tools allow students extra enrichment when celebrating the 100th day of school.
21Things4Students is an online resource to help students improve their technology proficiency as they prepare for success in the real world. Teachers value 21Things4Students because it's experiential, relevant, applicable and adaptable. Students say they love this class!
Learn how to locate and use digital images appropriately, understand that digital images can be edited and resized using online resources, understand how selfies can impact my digital identity and know how to represent myself appropriately online.
Learn how to use online presentation tools, understand the features and attributes of effective presentations and know how to use a variety of media to create and collaborate on an effective presentation.
Learn about interactive websites and resources, understand the different types of interactive learning and understand how to use geographical information.
Learn how to analyze data and create different visual representations, understand how spreadsheets, charts and visual representations can help organize, evaluate, and present data and know different ways of organizing and sharing abstract representations of data.
Learn what a social network is, understand why it is important to manage your digital identity when using a social network, understand why it is important to navigate social networks safely and post thoughtfully and be able to create a set of personal guidelines for navigating social networks.
Learn about and reflect on my own learning style, know the characteristics of being a successful online learner and understand the types of online learning experiences.
Learn how to make everyday living choices, understand how decisions I make can affect my future and understand how to create a multimedia portfolio that promotes myself.
Learn how to use different media tools to communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively, be aware of advantages and disadvantages of different media tools, know how to select an appropriate technology tool to meet different types of communication, understand how to use and remix several different technology tools responsibly to communicate information and be able to use a design process to plan and create digital artifacts.
Learn the process for creating a digital story, be able to select and use appropriate digital tool(s), understand how to use a Storyboard to build and organize your story elements, participate in constructive peer feedback to improve the end product to be shared and create an original story with different media elements.
Learn how to research and compare products, know how to protect myself as an online consumer and be able to protect myself from deceptive advertising, scams and rip-offs.
Completing the Basic module of 21Things4Students, students will learn about some basic and more advanced technology skills to help them progress through the "Things" and in their future. The roadmap/tracking guide is located in Quest1, and a short skills checklist (by grade level) is also located in Quest1.
Learn how to use cell phones in a safe, legal, and appropriate way, know how to manage my digital identity and reputation through the appropriate use of mobile devices and be able to create my own cell phone application.
Learn why programming and invention are important in our lives, understand the basics of online game design, know how to use coding to automate a task, understand computational design by applying technology to a problem, understand programming as you complete hands-on activities, solving problems encountered and understand the coding your program creates.
Learn how to create visual organizers and how to create and use QR codes in learning
Learn how how to create, organize, use and share links (bookmarks) to favorite sites online. Understand what the cloud in cloud computing means.
Learn how to use how to use the basic and advanced features of a word processing application. Share and collaborate with others on documents.
Learn more about your digital footprint and the amount of media usage you achieve daily.Learn how to develop a professional web presence that positively impacts your digital footprint. You also have the opportunity to create a blog.
Learn how to be safe while on the Internet, understand online etiquette and understand the impact of online bullying.
Learn about copyright and fair use, understand the social responsibility of using copyrighted materials, know how to recognize and avoid plagiarism and know how to use a creative commons license.
Learn how to troubleshoot computer problems and understand basic computer and network troubleshooting.
Learn how to search for and evaluate information, know the best tools for doing research, know how to search safely and be able to properly cite resources.
3D pens are an easy way to create a 3D object. You can design from scratch or use a template. The pens work like a glue gun, except that they use the same filament in a 3D printer. The objects that the students create can be used in project based learning projects.
This Internet fact finding activity is as easy A-B-C! Students will get an introduction to safe search engines, including MeL, (Michigan e-Library.org), to find ways to do a basic online search safely for information by simply using the letters of the alphabet.
Students go on a hunt to find a word for each letter of the alphabet from a free online picture dictionary.
In fourth grade, students learn how to be better researchers and using AR Flashcards, they are taken to a new level with the interactivity of augmented reality. AR Flashcards Lincoln is an iOS app where students can see a full size Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg address, place magical doorways on the ground and walk through them using their device to visit places Lincoln lived.
In third grade students learn about Michigan history. The Michigan eLibrary has compiled a number of websites suitable for children to learn more about our state. There is information on Michigan Native Americans, folklore, wildlife, birds, bugs, and much more.
Computational thinking assists students to break down problems into smaller parts so that it is easier to understand and solve them. Abstraction is pulling out specific differences to make one solution work for multiple problems.
The math learning center is an app and online platform that allows students to use manipulatives virtually. In this activity, students will use virtual manipulatives to add fractions.
Parents are able to see student work as soon as it is posted. In this activity, students will solve a math problem with three integers and explain their thinking using SeeSaw.
Students will soon figure out algorithms are part of the many things they do everyday from planning their day, working on a project to writing code. An algorithm is a detailed step-by-step instruction set or formula for solving a problem or completing a task.
Students create a informational board on Discovery Education Board Builder. Discovery Education is a website that offers a plethora of information on any given topic. With the use of Builder Tools/Board Builder students create a dynamic research presentation on their given animal.
Autodraw is a new Artificial Intelligence program from the Google Labs. All you have to do is select the Autodraw tool and begin doodling a shape. The program will guess what you are drawing and you can then select what you were trying to draw and you will have a nice drawing instead of the doodle.
It is a Backchannel Chat platform for classroom teachers and students. Students can immediately start powerful conversations. Participants can learn from each other and share their insights, improving participation and deepening learning.
Students will learn to engage appropriately in a collaborative online setting and while using social media. The activities in this task card are going to focus on Netsmartz an online site to teach students netiquette.
Students play a little game to catch germs. Then they sort them into like groups. Then they complete the building of a bar graph.
In this activity, students will solve a subtraction problem with Base 10 blocks and post their work to SeeSaw. The Number Pieces App allows students to manipulate base 10 blocks electronically to show their understanding of counting concepts.
Students will learn the names and functions of the parts of a basic browser window, the nomenclature, and actions.
Young keyboarders with their small hands have limited skills when it comes to keyboarding. It is important that they learn how to use a mouse as many of the educational games they play will require mousing skills. There are many games available to students to learn how to use a mouse.