(0.75) Class Intro and Rules

(0.25) Internet Safety Pledge



(1) Enrichment Classes

(2) Star Math and Reading Sept

https://hosted191.renlearn.com/9690/
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) Khan Academy Math and Grammar Revision

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.
https://www.khanacademy.org/mission/cc-fourth-grade-math

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




Reach For Reading

Reach for Reading is a K-6 reading and language arts program built to meet the demands of the CCSS, and is built around 'Big Ideas' in the National Geographic Magazine.

enVisionsMath

https://sso.rumba.pearsoncmg.com/sso/login?profile=realize&k12int=true&service=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pearsonrealize.com%2Fcommunity%2Fj_spring_cas_security_check

envisionMath is written specifically to address the Common Core State Standards, enVisionMATH Common Core is based on critical foundational research and proven classroom results.


(1) Prodigy


Join over 20 million students, teachers, and parents using our free math game for Grades 1 - 8.

(0.5) Typing Club

https://mrpearse.typingclub.com/

Your goal for grade 4 is 20 words per minute (WPM). By the end of Grade 8 you will need to type 40 WPM.


(0.5) Xtra Math

https://sites.google.com/a/drregional.org/mrpearse-com-2-0/xtra-math

XtraMath is a free web program that teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts which are critical to success in mathematics.


(0.5) Brainpop Jr.

https://sites.google.com/a/drregional.org/mrpearse-com-2-0/brainpop-jr
Provides educational movies for K-3 students. Homework Help, leveled quizzes, games and activities for kids. Exceptional resource for teachers and students.



(1) Code.org


Code. org is a non-profit organization that aims to encourage students to learn computer science. This program is an accelerated Blockly style program to learn concepts such as code sequencing, conditions, looping and repeat functions.
 Room 36 EPKWOH
Room 40 YUVYJP
Room 41 ZPMBOH
Room 42 DQKLUM
Room 43 CQHTMU
Room 44 VBRHII
Log in with Google Drive, then click here and paste in the classroom code above to join your teachers classroom.

(2) Google Drive Review

http://www.drive.google.com
  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.
 Voice to Text
  1. Open Google Document.
  2. Click on "Tools".
  3. Click on "Voice Typing"
  4. Click on the microphone.
  5. Start talking.
  6. To finish a sentence say "period".


(1) Hour of Code

https://studio.code.org/s/mc/stage/1/puzzle/1
https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B7f58RHuKsasdFFwVU42c2NRcXM

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.


(1) Typing Club Test

https://mrpearse.typingclub.com/

Your goal for grade 4 is 20 words per minute (WPM). By the end of Grade 8 you will need to type 40 WPM.


(1) Become An Online Sleuth

In this class, students will identify guidelines for evaluating the credibility of content online.

Video | Lesson Plan | Handouts


(3) 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  
Canada
Mexico
Thorny Devil
Goat
Brazilian Highlands
SpaceX

 Websites List 2 
Google's New Hangar
Kids Gift Ideas
3D Printed Engine Parts


Fossil Fuels...Yuk!
Bio Drone
Different Forms of Lightning
Cool Bike Path 


(1) Star Tracker Spreadsheet
https://drive.google.com/a/drstudents.org/previewtemplate?id=1WDMxHOwikEYWDNcxK9jfZ4MPgQ01frxJNij5y0coQe4&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) Ribbet and Image Editing

https://www.ribbet.com/app/?edit_photo#/home/welcome

 Phase 1 - Setup
  1. Log into Google Drive
  2. Create new document and title "Image Editing".
  3. Share into teachers folder.
  4. In a new tab bring up Ribbet.
  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 Ribbet.
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.

(1) Nimbus Screenshot
In this activity you will create a Google Document tutorial teaching another student how to create a document, title it and share it with their teacher. As part of these instructions, you will take various screenshots of the buttons, icons and options your student will have to click on to successfully complete the task. Every time you see the symbol (SS) I expect that you will have used a screenshot to capture a visual of each step.
Step 1
  1. Open Google Chrome browser.
  2. Click here to add Nimbus Screenshot Extension to your browser. 
Step 2
  1.  Log into Google drive (SS).
  2. Create a new document (SS).
  3. Title it "Nimbus Screenshot Tutorial"(SS).
  4. Title and name at the top of the document (SS).
  5. Share it with your teacher (SS).
Step 3
  1. In the document you just created use a numbered list to instruct your student on how to successfully complete the task.

(1) Coggle and Brainstorming
https://coggle.it/auth/google
Thinking, rethought. Coggle is designed to help you make sense of complex things - it's a shared workspace to help your team work more effectively together. In this class we will brain storm one simple concept. Log in with your Google Drive username and password.

(1) MCAS Computer Based Testing

Item

Expected to be available

Description

Student tutorial

 

On or around February 3

The Department strongly recommends that schools have all their students view the student tutorial, even those who have previously participated in computer-based testing, and especially students who have not previously participated in computer-based testing.

 

During the tutorial, students will click through different screens and review brief descriptions on how to navigate through the student testing platform. The tutorial shows students how to use different onscreen tools and accessibility features, as well as how to enter seal codes at the beginning of a session, and how to review responses before submitting a test.

 

The tutorial contains no audio component, so educators may want to view the tutorial to become familiar with the tools and features before viewing it with students. The tutorial should take approximately 20–30 minutes to complete. 


(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 three (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 partners.

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) 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.


(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) Typing Club Test

https://mrpearse.typingclub.com/

Your goal for grade 4 is 20 words per minute (WPM). By the end of Grade 8 you will need to type 40 WPM. Grade 8 you will need to type 40 WPM.


(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. 

Extras
 Are You A Tech Genius?
https://jeopardylabs.com/play/are-you-a-tech-genius
 Screenshot Software

 



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