Archive for Fourth Grade

4th Grade Thanksgiving Raps with Apps

The fourth graders recently created thanksgiving “Raps with Apps” on the iPads. They began using the Smart Drums feature in GarageBand app to develop a pattern of beats. Then they wrote their rap to go along to the beats. Then they used a second iPad and used the Voice Memos app to record their rap with the beats playing in the background. The final step was to email their completed file to Miss Bosch.

Students had a lot of fun and did a great job being creative with music tools while praising God. I have posted some examples of their raps. (Note: not all students completed completed and/or emailed their raps to Miss Bosch, so are missing. A few were emailed without names and were not posted.)

I am working on adding the raps. More are coming.

Selah and Imani Rap
Baron and Cory Rap
Reagan and Carrington Rap
Qarli and Nyla Rap
Aiden and Jeremy Rap
Kyla and Lucia Rap
Antwon Rap
Bennett and Matthew Rap
Daniel and Teefy Rap
Isaac and Donovan Rap
Jaydyn and Nailah Rap
Jude and Eddie Rap
Langston and Matthew Rap
Lawrence and Mehki Rap
Lewis and Luke Rap
Liam Rap
London G and Kristy Rap
Paris Rap
Selena and Anna Rap

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:

3D Printing Custom Cookie Cutters for Mother’s Day 2019

The fourth graders have been keeping a big secret! Over a month ago they used the free Cookiecaster website to custom draw and design a cookie cutter to give as a gift on Mother’s Day! The students came up with a wide variety of design ideas that would be perfect for mom including animals, clothes, states, and hobbies.

The Cookiecaster website is very easy to use – simply draw or trace a shape and it will convert it into a 3D cookie cutter file which can be downloaded and printed. Here is a tutorial that students used to help them design the cookie cutters:

Our Dremel 3D20 and 3D40 printers did a great job printing the cookie cutters! We hope mom enjoys her new cookie cutter! (Note: the plastic used to print the cookie cutters may not be food safe, so it is suggested that you wrap the cookie cutter in foil or plastic wrap when using.)

4th Grade Print Shop Christmas Card Tutorials 2018

Fourth graders, please use these tutorials AND the worksheet to guide you through the steps for creating the inside and the outside of your card.

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.

Custom Game Piece Design

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This group of fourth-grade girls has been working during recesses to create their own math game. They designed their own custom game pieces using the Morphi app that will be used with the game. We printed the pieces on our Dremel 3D40 and 3D20 printers. They are very proud of how the pieces turned out!

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Disclosure: As a part of the Dremel 3D Idea Builder Ambassadors program, our school received a 3D40 printer. 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!

3D Printing Custom Cookie Cutters for Mother’s Day!

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The fourth graders have been keeping a big secret! Over a month ago they used the free Cookiecaster website to custom draw and design a cookie cutter to give as a gift on Mother’s Day! The students came up a with a wide variety of design ideas that would be perfect for mom including animals, clothes, states, and hobbies.

college cookie cutters

We have custom cookie cutters for our Spartan and Wolverine fans!

wonder woman cookie cutters

One lucky mom even received a Wonder Woman symbol – how appropriate!

The Cookiecaster website is very easy to use – simply draw or trace a shape and it will convert it into a 3D cookie cutter file which can be downloaded and printed. Here is a tutorial that students used to help them design the cookie cutters:

Our Dremel 3D20 and 3D40 printers did a great job printing the cookie cutters!

We hope mom enjoys her new cookie cutter! (Note: the plastic used to print the cookie cutters may not be food safe, so it is suggested that you wrap the cookie cutter in foil or plastic wrap when using.)

Disclosure: As a part of the Dremel 3D Idea Builder Ambassadors program, our school is receiving the use of the 3D40 printer for one year. 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!

Animal Habitats – Research, Reports, and Minecraft!

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Over the past few months, the third graders have been working on an animal habitat project. They began by using the online World Book Encyclopedia to do some research. We continued our researching using some teacher selected online links as well as the kid-friendly Kiddle Search Engine.

Once our research was finished, students used Word to type a first draft of their report. For many, this was the first time using an adult word processing program and it was a great chance to use their skills from Type to Learn! We focused on writing in sentences with capital letters, periods, and correct spacing. Each student wrote several indented paragraphs for their report. We printed the first draft, then students made corrections based on teacher feedback. (Note: the reports are in their computer lab folder which will be sent home at the end of the year.)

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IMG_4128 Once the reports were finished, the creative fun began! Students were challenged to use Minecraft to design a habitat for their animal based on the facts that they researched. This was a great opportunity for students to use and transfer their knowledge into a new context. My Minecraft expert students helped their classmates. I was impressed with how the third graders put their designs together and how they applied the facts that they learned!

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Black History Month Reflections using Flipgrid

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Over the month of February, the elementary students have been doing a variety of activities in their classes to learn about Black History. In tech class this week, the 4th and 5th grade classes learned to use the Flipgrid app to record a video reflection about what they did and learned. The students were asked to talk about:

– What did you learn about?
– What was new that you never knew?
– What activities did you do to learn more?
– What kind of projects did your class do?
– What was your hall display like?

Here is a link to our Flipgrid videos:

https://flipgrid.com/ea64ad

This was our first time using this app to record videos, so please excuse skakey videos, hard to hear audio, and background noise! Our video recording will get better every time we do this!

 

Print Shop Christmas Card Tutorials

Fourth graders, please use these tutorials AND the worksheet to guide you through the steps for creating the inside and the outside of your card.