Archive for May 28, 2020

Hello Summer 2020!

Thank you to all students for your great work on our Technology Class assignments while we were doing school at home. Many of you sent me pictures and videos of what you did and I really enjoyed seeing your work!

If you are looking for something to do this week or during the summer, I’d suggest that you go back to previous posts on this blog and do any activities or links that you didn’t get to work on or that you enjoyed! Use Learning Links to help you find keyboarding, coding, avatar designers, and lots of other great activities:

Learning Links

Also, here is a post with links to many awesome free iPad apps that an adult can download for you:

Daily Free Apps for Kids

Apple has a great list of 30 Creative Activities for Kids.

I hope everyone has a wonderful summer! Stay safe and healthy and I hope to see you again in person very soon!

Google AR Animal Project Video

I put together a video with some of the animal augmented reality photos that were sent to me from our student project from the previous week. (I hope I didn’t miss anyone who sent me a photo – my apologies if I did!) Click the link below to view if the embedded video above does not work:

Google AR Animals

Online Learning for K – 5 for May 11 – Keyboarding Links

(This lesson is optional for Grade 3 who are working on another project with Miss Bosch and Mrs. Parris.)

NOTE: For this week’s assignment, you will need to use a computer with a keyboard. It will not work on an iPad or phone. If you do not have a computer with a keyboard available, please go back to one of our previous lessons and do a new or favorite activity from there. Thanks!

During this week, please spend 20 – 30 minutes practicing your typing using a computer keyboard. Use the suggested links below or complete the typing project suggestion.

Grades K and 1

Keyboarding Zoo
Big Brown Bear Keyboard
Marcelino’s Letters

Grades 2 – 5

Dance Mat Typing (If you have done this before, find the place where you left off to begin working.)

Keyboard Climber
Type Rocket
30 Second Keyboarding Game
Z Type

Any of the other Keyboarding Games at Learning Links

Project Idea: (not mentioned in the video)

Practice your typing by writing a story of your choice. Use Word, Pages, Google Docs, or any other software or app that lets you type. I would love to read your story when you are done. Have an adult send it to me.

Leave me a comment to let me know which typing games you played and how you did! If you typed a story, either send it to me or leave a comment to tell me what you wrote about.

Online Learning for K – 5 for May 4 – Augmented Reality

(Note: this lesson is optional for Grade 3 who are working on another project with Miss Bosch and Mrs. Parris.)

Please first watch the video below to learn about Augmented Reality/AR:

To view AR objects in Google Search you’ll need:

  • Android smartphone or tablet: Android 7.0 or higher w/ pre-installed Google Play Store
  • iPhone/iPad: iOS 11.0 or higher

These are the animals that you can search for in Google that will convert to 3D augmented reality. When the search results open up, look for the view in 3D link to open the AR. (Please watch the video above to see exactly how to do it!) Take a photo of your animal when you get it to appear! (Note, these links will not work on a computer, only the phones/tablets listed above. Some phones may allow you to take video, but most will only take a still photo.)

If you cannot get the AR to work on your phone, here is a link to some animal webcams that you can visit. (Note: not all of the links may be active/working.)

Wildlife Live Feeds

When you are done with your activity for this week, leave a comment telling me which animals you made appear using Augmented Reality or which animals you saw online using webcams. A grown up may email one of the pictures to me so I can see it!

Project Idea: If you want, you may use a computer or iPad to type a story about the Augmented Reality animal visiting your house or yard. Add the picture into the story if you can. A grown-up may send the story to me – I would love to see it!