Computers Elementary Activities

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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

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)

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