Archive for Fifth Grade

5th GradeTour of My Brain – Created with Keynote!

Over the past two weeks, the fifth grade students worked in Keynote on our Mac computers to create a visual representation of a “tour” of their brain. This project helped students learn/practice/review a variety of technology skills including:

  • taking a photo with a webcam and inserting it into a document
  • opening and saving files
  • adding, moving, resizing, and formatting graphics and text
  • using copy/paste (to add arrows – not everyone got to complete this step)
  • using color, space, and sizing to creatively and effectively design their project and show their ideas

This project is my variation of a Keynote Silhouette project that is posted on the Apple Teacher website. Students did a great job following multiple steps (given both orally and in writing) and using their creativity to design their “tours.” The final documents are very colorful and so interesting to look at.

Here is a gallery showing the students’ projects. (Note – a few student projects may be missing if they were absent on Monday when we finished the project.) You can click on an image to see a larger view.

Welcome to Technology Class 2019

Hello students! Welcome to technology class!

Here is the link to the online Quizziz game that we are going to play to review computer lab rules:

https://quizizz.com/join/

Your teacher will give you the code to join the game.

If we have time: leave a comment telling me:

  • Something you like to do using technology (either at school or at home).
  • Something you would like to learn or improve in your technology skills.
  • Something interesting you would like me to know about yourself.

When you are done, you may look through the blog at the projects from last year. Or you may watch the video again:

President Search Activities – Grade 5

ACTIVITY 4 – Rate the Website

Use these links as part of our assignment:

1) The White House

2) Georgewbush.com

3) Wikipedia George W. Bush

4) Ducksters George W. Bush

5) Britannica George W. Bush

ACTIVITY 1 – Searching for Information Using Keywords

Click on this link to watch the video: Keyword Search Video

Hyperstudio Tutorial Videos for Fifth Grade 2019

Here are the videos for this week’s assignment:

HYPERSTUDIO BUTTONS

BONUS VIDEO CHALLENGE: If you have finished your buttons and all cards, you may try this challenge activity using buttons to make a multiple choice question:

Here are the video tutorials from our previous lessons if needed:

BORDERS AND ANIMATIONS:

USING GOOGLE SEARCH TO FIND CLIPART:

USING DRAWING TOOLS IN HYPERSTUDIO:

3D Printed Candleholders with TinkerCAD and Dremel 3D Printers

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Our fifth graders have created these beautiful candleholders in technology class. They were designed using the online Tinkercad tools and printed with our Dremel 3D printers.

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For this project, we used a shared account in TinkerCAD and created a project file for each student. During the first week, students had some “playground” time to explore TinkerCAD and learn how to navigate and design with shapes. Then during the following two weeks, students followed teacher-created video tutorials to help them independently design their candle holders. (Here is the link to our TinkerCAD tutorials.)

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The fifth graders started their designs by using precise measurements to create a cylinder and a hole that would fit a dollar store battery operated candle. After designing the candle holder, students imported a shape to use as a decoration on the side or on the base. (I used the FlatIcon website to find .svg files which could be imported into Tinkercad and had these available for students to use for their designs.) Finally, students grouped all the elements together into one shape and saved it in Tinkercad.

Over the past few weeks, our Dremel 3D printers have been busily printing our candle holders.

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The students are very excited to see how professional their candleholders look!. This project has been a great way to introduce students to 3D Design. Even though students had some basic guidelines to help them produce a successful first design, they also had many creative options which allowed each product to be unique! They are looking forward to giving them as Christmas gifts to someone to shine the love of Jesus with them.

Disclosure: As a part of the Dremel 3D Idea Builder Ambassadors program, our school has received use of a 3D printer and filament. If you are interested in learning more about the Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 printer, you may contact https://3dprinter.dremel.com/education-request.  I’d appreciate it if you noted Karen Bosch/this blog post as a referral in the comments/questions section at the bottom of the form.  Thanks!

Everyone Can Create…Emojis!

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This week the fifth graders used our new Apple Pencils and the free Sketches School app to design their own emojis! It was an easy lesson to introduce them to drawing with the Apple Pencil (or a stylus – we don’t have enough to go around). This lesson was taken from Apple’s new Everyone Can Create curriculum. Here is the link to the Drawing multitouch book which is available for free download:

Everyone Can Create: Drawing

Here’s a short Clips video showing some of the emojis and the students in action:

I heard students talking about how they much they enjoyed this activity. One girl even mentioned that she now wanted to use her birthday money to get an Apple Pencil!

A Tour of My Brain – Created with Keynote!

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Over the past two weeks, the fifth grades worked in Keynote on our Mac computers to create a visual representation of a “tour” of their brain. This project helped students learn/practice/review a variety of technology skills including:

  • taking a photo with a webcam and inserting it into a document
  • opening and saving files
  • adding, moving, resizing, and formatting graphics and text
  • using copy/paste (to add arrows – not everyone got to complete this step)
  • using color, space, and sizing to creatively and effectively design their project

A Tour of My Brain

This is the first time we have done this project (which is my variation of a Keynote Silhouette project that is posted on the Apple Teacher website.) Students did a great job following multiple steps and using their creativity to design their “tours.” They are very colorful and interesting to look at  – they look amazing on the wall of the computer lab!

Here is a gallery showing the students’ projects. Note – a few students may be missing if they were absent when we finished the project.

Welcome Back 2018!

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Hello students! Welcome back to technology class!

Here is the link to the online Nearpod game that we are going to play to review computer lab rules:

https://nearpod.com/student/

 

Your teacher will give you the code to join the game.

President Research Resources 2018

Use these links as part of our assignment:

1) The White House

2) George W. Bush wiki page

3) Georgewbush.com

4) Wikipedia George W. Bush

5) Ducksters George W. Bush

6) Britannica Geroge W. Bush

Watch this video before doing the Keyword Search Activity:

Hyperstudio Tutorial Videos for Fifth Grade

Use these videos to help you with our lessons:

Hyperstudio Buttons:

Using Drawing Tools in Hyperstudio:

Using Google Search for Clipart:

OPTIONAL BONUS VIDEO:

Hyperstudio Quiz and GarageBand

Adding Borders and Animations