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Computers Elementary Activities

Computers Elementary Activities
Computers Elementary Activities
Computers Elementary Activities
Computers Elementary Activities
Computers Elementary Activities
Computers Elementary Activities
Computers Elementary Activities
Computers Elementary Activities
Product Description
List of Activities included in this bundle...

1. Storybird Writing Tool
2. ClassBadges – Online Student Badges
3. Google Image Search
4. Kahoot Classroom Response System
5. Keyboarding
6. KidBlog - Student Blogs
7. PicMonkey Photo Editing
8. Popplet Mind Maps
9. Powtoon Presentations
10. Holiday Pictures Bundle using Shapes in Google Drive
11. Holiday Pictures Bundle using Shapes in Microsoft Word
12. Quizlet Study Tools
13. MyStoryBook Storytelling Tool
14. Factile Jeopardy Style Game
15. Bonus: Using Shapes in Google Drawings to Make Halloween Pictures
16. Bonus: AutoDraw Lesson and Activity

Read below for full descriptions of each of these lessons/activities

#1. Storybird Writing Tool

Storybird.com

• A new literacy tool for a new generation
• Inspire students to write and read better, and more often
• Beautiful art inspires students and jumpstarts their writing
• Students unlock the stories found within the art
• Easy to use features guide the creative process

"Your Words. Our Art. Amazing Stories. Simple tools help you build books in minutes. Let the art inspire and surprise you as you write." (Storybird.com)

* This lesson includes screen shots and instructions to help teachers and students use the website Storybird.com

* It demonstrates how to set up student accounts and gives step-by-step instructions for creating picture books and poems

Note: You will receive this lesson in both PowerPoint and PDF formats

#2. ClassBadges – Online Student Badges

• Free and easy online tool to award badges to students for all learning experiences and academic mastery
• Customized for individual classrooms or schools
• Easily aligned to academic goals or associated with existing school awards

This tutorial explains the features in ClassBadges.com so that teachers will be able to effectively use this free online tool in their classes.

#3. Google Image Search

Students will learn how to filter results by…

Size (Large, Medium or an Exact Size
Color (Full Color, Black and White, Transparent)
Type (Face, Photo, Clip Art, Line Drawing, Animated)
Time (Anytime, Past 24 hours, Past Week, Custom Range)
Usage Rights (Labeled for Reuse and Noncommercial Use)

This lesson includes screen shots and instructions to enable students to effectively find images using Google’s Search Tools for images.

#4. Kahoot Classroom Response System

Getkahoot.com

• Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system
• Create and play quizzes, discussions and surveys using any device with a web browser
• Motivate participation through game-based learning and rewards in a social setting

This lesson includes screen shots and instructions for…
1. Setting-up a Free account
2. Creating quizzes, discussions and surveys
3. Searching and using Public Kahoots
4. How to Play Kahoot with your class

Students love Kahoot! I know this from the feedback I receive from other teachers and from my own experience with using Kahoot. Students ask me “Can we please play Kahoot?” For every game there is always lots of laughter and students are very engaged.

At the end of the 2014/15 school year, I gave students a day to complete missing assignments. There were several students who were finished all of their work. These students got together and set-up their own game of Kahoot. I did not suggest it, they just really wanted to play. This was more evidence for me that students love this interactive tool.

There are many uses for Kahoot including…
• Getting to know students at the beginning of a school year/semester
• Assessing student/class understanding of a topic
• Reviewing a unit before a test
• Surveying a class
• Having fun for a few minutes at the end of the day

#5. Keyboarding Keyboard

• This activity includes two blank keyboard templates that students fill-in to learn about the Computer Keys and the Home Row

• An Answer Key is provided for students to use for reference to fill–in the keys if they are not near a computer

#6. KidBlog - Student Blogs

• Designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog
• Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure classroom blogging community
• Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs

Applications for Kidblog.org

• Create classroom discussions
• Learn digital citizenship
• Practice writing skills
• Create an e-portfolio
• Reflect on learning
• Formatively assess writing

This lesson includes screen shots, instructions and tips for…

1. Setting up a Free Class
2. Changing Teacher Profiles (display name, titles, passwords etc.)
3. Creating Student Accounts (Individual and Bulk-Created)
4. Choosing a Blog Theme
5. Adding an Avatar
6. Experimenting with Settings
7. Creating a Post and Tags
8. Inserting YouTube Videos and Images

#7. PicMonkey Photo Editing

PICMONKEY.COM

• Creative tools for photo editing and graphic design
• Free! No download; easy-to-use interface
• Gorgeous one-click effects and filters
• Add text, effects or overlays

This lesson includes screen shots, instruction bubbles and an activity to teach students how to use the photo editing options within PicMonkey.

#8. Popplet Mind Maps

• Popplet is a tool to capture and organize your ideas
• Students use Popplet for learning
• Used as a mind-map, Popplet helps students think and learn visually
• Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images and learn to create relationships between them

This lesson includes screen shots, step-by-step instructions and a video to show teachers and students how to get started with using Popplet. It also includes an activity along with several student exemplars.

#9. Powtoon Presentations

• Animate your presentations!
• Create professional-looking animated explainer videos and animated presentations
• Simple to use interface
• Wide variety of animation tools right at your fingertips
• Dynamic characters, eye-popping images, and active text sequences
• Capture audience attention and imagination

This lesson includes screen shots, instructions and tips for creating animated presentations using Powtoon.com
This Bundle contains 4 holiday activities using shapes to make pictures in Google Drive Drawings.

1. Christmas
2. Thanksgiving
3. Easter
4. St. Patrick's Day

#10. Holiday Pictures Bundle using Shapes in Google Drive

1. Christmas

• This activity includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to make holiday pictures using Shapes in Google Drive Drawings

• Students can make a Snowman, Holiday Tree, Present, Santa or another Holiday / Christmas object of their choice

• This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Google Drive Drawings while creating an amusing holiday picture

• It also includes a simple marking scheme

TOPICS

• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes (Oval, Rectangle, Triangle etc.)
• Moving Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Outline Weight
• Moving Shapes Behind or in Front of Other Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture

2. Thanksgiving

• This activity includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to make Thanksgiving pictures using Shapes in Google Drive Drawings

• Students can make a Turkey, Pilgrim Hat, Pumpkin or another Thanksgiving object of their choice

• This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Google Drive Drawings while creating an amusing holiday picture

• It also includes a simple marking scheme

TOPICS

• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes (Oval, Rectangle, Triangle etc.)
• Moving Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Moving Shapes Behind or in Front of Other Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture

3. St. Patrick’s Day

• This activity includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to make a St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun and Four Leaf Clover using Shapes in Google Drive Drawings

• This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Google Drive Drawings while creating an amusing holiday picture

• It also includes a simple marking scheme

TOPICS

• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes (Oval, Rectangle, Triangle etc.)
• Moving / Rotating Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Copy/Paste Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture

4. Easter

• This activity includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to make Easter Bunny pictures using Shapes in Google Drive Drawings

• Students can make an Easter Bunny, Easter Egg or another holiday object of their choice

• This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Google Drive Drawings while creating an amusing holiday picture

• It also includes a simple marking scheme

TOPICS

• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes (Oval, Rectangle, Triangle etc.)
• Moving Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Moving Shapes Behind or in Front of Other Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture

Note: You will receive these activities in both PowerPoint (editable) and PDF formats. For some activities you will also get a Printer Friendly version with 4 slides/page.

#5. Valentine's Day

• This activity includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to make a Valentine's Day picture using Shapes in Google Drive Drawings

• This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Google Drive Drawings while creating an amusing Valentine's Day picture. Students can make a Heart, Balloons and a Teddy Bear.

• It also includes a simple marking scheme

Topics/Skills Covered in this Activity
• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes
• Moving / Rotating Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Copy/Paste Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture

#11. Holiday Pictures using Shapes in Microsoft Word 2013

This Bundle contains 4 holiday activities using shapes to make pictures in Microsoft Word.

1. Christmas
2. Thanksgiving
3. Easter
4. St. Patrick's Day

1. Christmas

• This activity includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to make holiday pictures using Shapes in Microsoft Word 2013

• Access shapes under INSERT – SHAPES

• Students can make a Snowman, Holiday Tree, Present, Santa or another Holiday / Christmas object of their choice

• This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Microsoft Office Word 2013 while creating an amusing holiday picture

• It also includes a simple marking scheme

TOPICS

• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes (Oval, Rectangle, Triangle etc.)
• Moving Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Outline Weight
• Moving Shapes Behind or in Front of Other Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture

2. Thanksgiving

• This activity includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to make Thanksgiving pictures using Shapes in Microsoft Word 2013

• Students can make a Turkey, Pilgrim Hat, Pumpkin or another Thanksgiving object of their choice

• This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Microsoft Word 2013 while creating an amusing holiday picture

• It also includes a simple marking scheme

TOPICS

• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes (Oval, Rectangle, Triangle etc.)
• Moving Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Moving Shapes Behind or in Front of Other Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture

3. Easter

• This activity includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to make Easter Bunny pictures using Shapes in Microsoft Word 2013

• Students can make an Easter Bunny, Easter Egg or another holiday object of their choice

• This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Microsoft Word while creating an amusing holiday picture

• It also includes a simple marking scheme

TOPICS

• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes (Oval, Rectangle, Triangle etc.)
• Moving Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Moving Shapes Behind or in Front of Other Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture

4. St. Patrick’s Day

• This activity includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to make a St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun and Four Leaf Clover using Shapes in Microsoft Word 2013

• This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Microsoft Word while creating an amusing holiday picture

• It also includes a simple marking scheme

TOPICS

• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes (Oval, Rectangle, Triangle etc.)
• Moving / Rotating Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Copy/Paste Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture

Note: You will receive these activities in both PowerPoint (editable) and PDF formats. For some activities you will also get a Printer Friendly version with 4 slides/page.

#5. Valentine's Day

• This activity includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to make Valentine's Day pictures using Shapes in Microsoft Word 2013

• Students can make a Heart, Balloons and Teddy Bear

• This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Microsoft Word while creating an amusing Valentine's Day picture

• It also includes a simple marking scheme

Topics/Skills Covered in this Activity

• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes
• Moving Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Moving Shapes Behind or in Front of Other Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture

Note: You will receive 2 PDF versions of the Holiday Activities (Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter)...
1. 1 Slide Per Page (Larger Screen Shots and Instructions)
2. 4 Slides Per Page (Printer Friendly)

#13. MyStoryBook.com Digital Storytelling Tool

Use MyStoryBook.com to teach digital literacy and storytelling

This lesson includes screenshots and instruction bubbles to make it easy for teachers and students to quickly learn how to use MyStoryBook. It also includes 2 activities for students to perform using the features on this website.

How do we start using it?

If your students have email addresses, they can simply sign up and start using My Storybook right away. When they finish writing their story, students can choose to publish their story and share the link with their class!

If your students don't all have email addresses, they currently recommend logging in to each computer or tablet with a single email address. You can make as many stories as you'd like and all your students' stories will show up in your library under "My Books".

What does it cost?

MyStorybook.com is free to use. You can make unlimited number of stories, upload images, and share your stories for free.

#14. Quizlet Study Tools - Flash Cards

• Quizlet.com provides free study tools for teachers and students
• You can create your own study sets with the exact material you need to learn
• Search for sets on your topic that have already been created by teachers and students
• Quizlet users have created over 140 million sets covering everything from Spanish to US history
• Easily create Quizlet classes to share material with students and track their progress

Note: Quizlet also has some paid features for teachers and students. This guide showcases the free features.

This step-by-step guide is designed to introduce teachers to Quizlet and shows them how to set up an account and create their first set of Flash Cards.

#15. Factile Jeopardy Game

• Factile is similar to the popular gameshow Jeopardy!
• Quickly create an online quiz board game
• This step-by-step guide introduces teachers to Factile and how to create their first game so they can enjoy playing it with their classes

TOPICS
1. Creating an account
2. Introduction to Factile
3. Creating Questions and Answers
4. Adding images
5. How to play

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