(0.5) Class Intro and Rules

(0.5) Internet Safety Pledge



(2) Star Math and Reading Sept


Because each correct or incorrect response the student chooses instantly adjusts the difficulty of the next question, only a small number of questions are required to verify the student's true achievement level.

(1) Khan Academy Math Review

Practice math at your own pace with this adaptive assessment tool. You can start at 1 + 1 and work your way into calculus or jump right into whatever topic needs some brushing up.


Each problem is randomly generated, so you never run out of practice material. If you need a hint, every single problem can be broken down, step-by-step, with one click. If you need more help, you can always watch a related video.


(1) Raz Kids Review

Online guided reading program with interactive ebooks, downloadable books, and reading quizzes.


(5) Google Drive Review

  Google Drive Intro
  1. Log into Google Drive
  2. Move Shared Folder onto My Drive.
  3. Click "Create"
  4. Click "document"
  5. Click on "Untitled Document"
  6. Type title.
  7. Title within document.
  8. Press "Enter"
  9. First and last name
  10. Press "Enter" twice.
  11. Drag and drop work into teachers folder.
Crazy Letters
  1.  Create a document and call it "Crazy Letters".
  2. Title, title and share into teachers folders.
  3. Learn the following skills: font height, font style, font color, center align, bold, italicize  underline, undo and redo.
Images - Download Upload
  1. Find an image.
  2. Save image to desktop.
  3. Click "Insert" (in doc).
  4. Click "Image".
  5. Select your image.
  6. Click "Insert".
  7. Resize and move image.
Images - URL Technique 
  1. Find an image.
  2. Right click on the image.
  3. Copy image URL.
  4. Click "Insert" (in doc).
  5. Click "Image".
  6. Click "by URL".
  7. Apple + V or CTRL + V
  8. Resize and move image.
Images Drag and Drop 
  1. Find an image,
  2. Grab image.
  3. Move cursor over the tab of the document.
  4. Tabs will change.
  5. Bring image down and drop.


(1) Free Rice Challenge
Freerice is a free online game and learning tool, that allows players to raise rice to fight world hunger while learning through educational, multiple-choice games. For every question the user answers correctly, 10 grains of rice are donated to the World Food Programme

In this competition grade level classrooms will compete against each other. The classroom that raises the largest amount of rice wins. Now some classes are larger then others so that doesn't seem fair? Rather then the largest amount of rice, instead, we will use the class with the highest average per student.


(1) Hour of Code

http://csedweek.org/

http://learn.code.org/hoc/1

It's a 45 minute introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code" and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator.

http://blockly-demo.appspot.com/static/apps/maze/index.html  https://www.khanacademy.org/cs/programming/drawing-basics/p/intro-to-drawing




(1) Typing Test and Practice  

http://typing-speed-test.aoeu.eu/?lang=en  

Your goal for grade 4 is 15 words per minute (WPM). By the end of Grade 8 you will need to type 25 WPM. 

(4) MLA Citation Review and Practice

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. During these classes students will be creating perfect MLA references of PRES library books and websites they use for research.

Websites List 1 
Horse
Eagle
Mouse
Camel
Frog
Cow
Thorny Devil
http://citationmachine.net/index2.php?reqstyleid=1&reqsrcid=MLAWebDocument&srcCode=11&more=no&mode=form Websites List 2
African Elephant
Dolphin
Tiger
Deer
Polar Bear
Welcome to Canada
US Relations With Mexico
Climate of Mexico
What Are Mexico's Natural Resources?



(1) Star Tracker Spreadsheet
https://drive.google.com/a/drregional.org/previewtemplate?id=0Arf58RHuKsasdFF5LWJFWTNGeGFTd3BWcF9IMDhyc3c&mode=domain


In this project we are going to track your star test results. After each test, you will enter your current score into a spreadsheet template that I will provide to you. Each score will magically graph your amazing work!


(1) Picmonkey and Photo Editing

http://www.picmonkey.com/

 Phase 1 - Setup
  1. Log into Google Drive
  2. Create new document and title "Picmonkey".
  3. Share into teachers folder.
  4. In a new tab bring up Picmonkey.
  5. In another new tab bring up an animal in Wikipedia.
Phase 2 - Organize Image
  1. Using the HD version of the Wikipedia image, save it to the desktop.
  2. Upload into Picmonkey.
Phase 3 - Play
  1. Crop the image.
  2. Rotate the image.
  3. Resize the image.
  4. Insert text layer onto animal.
    1. Animals name.
    2. Your name.
 Phase 4 - Publish
  1. Save image back to desktop and upload/insert into Google Drive document.


(2) Digital Portfolios

Digital portfolios are a great way to publish your digital media in a safe and artistic way. In this project you will create a private Google Website and in this site you will insert all of your best work from the school year. This will include documents, spreadsheets and presentations. We will also be using digital cameras to taking pictures (items only, not of ourselves) as well as using scanners to scan items that maybe hand written. Don't forget. The color, theme and structure of your site is of your choosing so get creative and think of what style will present best!

 How Do I Create a Digital Portfolio?
  1. Log into Google Drive
  2. Click on "Sites"
  3. Click on "Create"
  4. Title your site with your name like this 
    1. Digital Portfolio of Joe Bloggs
    2. Digital Portfolio of Jill Smith
  5. Choose your theme.
  6. Press "Create"
 How do I insert documents, presentations and images?
  1. Click on the pencil to edit page.
  2. Click on the sport where you want to insert the item.
  3. Click on insert at top of screen.
  4. Click on "Drive" or "Image".
  5. Next you will see document, spreadsheet or presentation.
  6. Select.
  7. You will now see your Google Grive inbox.
  8. Select your item. Click on insert. Save your page.


(0) Cough Safe
"Cough Safe." Youtube. One Day TV, 02 Feb 2007. Web. 29 Sep 2013. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDpMLCve6iE>.
Nursing Office initiative - this Public Service Announcement (PSA) video gets right to the point in an amusing way about the importance of coughing and sneezing into your sleeve instead of into your hands




(7) Mexico and Canada Webquest

Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District , Massachusetts

INTRODUCTION

In this webquest you will be discovering interesting and important facts about Mexico and Canada.

Mexico is located South of the United States. With a population of 111 million population it is the 11th most populated nation in the world (United States being 3rd with 307 million people). Mexico is a net exporter of manufactured goods.

Canada is located to the north of us. It is larger then the United States in land area (by about 100,000 square miles). In fact, Canada is the second largest nation in the world, second to Russia.

PROCEDURE

Your job is to complete the following:

Step 1 Form into groups of two (Mr. Pearse will help you with that).

Step 2 Choose the nation you wish to research.

Step 3 Create a Google Presentation on your nation. Share that presentation with your partner.

Step 4 Create a title slide.

Step 5 Create headings for each slide based on the topics listed below in black (at least 10 headings).

Step 6 Create a slide titled "Bibliography". This is where you will list the websites you have used.

Step 7 Insert at Least four facts per slide.

Step 8 Insert at least two primary artifact images per slide.

Step 9 List at least three sources of facts in your bibliography.

Step 10 Orally present to the class what you have learned about your nation.

 

Google Presentation FORMAT

1. A minimim of twelve slides.

2. At least four facts per slide

3. At least two picture per slide.

4. Include a bibliography of where you got your information from.

RESOURCES

Mexico

On a map of North America, locate Mexico and its major cities.

 

Describe the climate, major physical characteristics, and major natural resources of Mexico and explain their relationship to the Mexican economy.

Identify the language, major religion, and peoples of Mexico.

 

Identify when Mexico became an independent nation and describe how independence was achieved.

Canada

On a map of North America, locate Canada, its provinces, and major cities.

 

Describe the climate, major physical characteristics, and major natural resources of Canada and explain their relationship to settlement, trade, and the Canadian economy.

 

Describe the major ethnic and religious groups of modern Canada.

 

Identify when Canada became an independent nation and explain how independence was achieved.

 

Identify the location of at least two Native American tribes in Canada (e.g., Kwakiutl and Micmac) and the Inuit nation and describe their major social features.

 

Identify the major language groups in Canada, their geographic location, and the relations among them.

 

EVALUATION

Click here to view the rubric!

Read the rubrics to understand the expectations your teacher has for you. It is very important that you do your best and complete all of the tasks.

CONCLUSION

How has your research project compared to other members of your class? Do you feel you have learned or developed new skills from this webquest?



(2) Star Math and Reading Jan


Because each correct or incorrect response the student chooses instantly adjusts the difficulty of the next question, only a small number of questions are required to verify the student's true achievement level.


(2) MCAS Math Clicker Review

Students will review Grade 4 Math MCAS Practice questions using an Interwrite Personal Response System (PRS). Each student will enter their answers into a computer using an infrared remote control. The computer then displays the results (including the correct answer) in a bar chart on the big screen.



(2) Star Math and Reading May


Because each correct or incorrect response the student chooses instantly adjusts the difficulty of the next question, only a small number of questions are required to verify the student's true achievement level.

(1) Geo Chart
All of the places Mr. Pearse has travelled to. The small red dots indicate a short visit. Yellow medium dots indicate a stay of maybe a few months. Larger green dots indicate that I lived there. I created this map using a Google Spreadsheets and using the new Geo Chart feature. You will create your own Geo Chart of your travels within the US. You will then publish this to your digital portfolio.




(1) Advertising and the Internet


(1) My Favorite Infographics

         


32 weeks