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Grades K-4

K-4 Technology

List of 9 items.

  • In kindergarten technology classes...

    children learn to locate and type letters and numbers, and to effectively use a mouse to click, double click, and drag.  Students use these skills for a variety of projects which reinforce and extend classroom learning.  They produce text and illustrations in Pixie, and learn to select and work with graphics from categories.  Projects include graphing, voting, working with money, creating pages on themes studied in the classroom, and constructing a book about the days of the week.  Students also use educational games such as Pixie, Sebran and Jigzone.
  • In first grade General Studies technology classes...

    students develop familiarity with the keyboard, and use text, graphics, illustrations, and audio recordings to share ideas and information.  Students use Type to Learn, Jr. to practice typing letters, numbers, and other keys using their right and left hands.  Technology is used to reinforce and extend the general studies curriculum.  Students type, illustrate, and record various books pertaining to their social studies units.   Students communicate using Pixie and VoiceThread, and learn to post comments to their peers.  (Pixie, Max Show, VoiceThread, Type to Learn, Jr., Internet)
  • In first grade Judaic Studies technology classes...

    students are introduced to the Hebrew keyboard, and learn to type letters and vowels in DavkaWriter.  They gain experience using text, graphics, illustrations, and audio recordings to communicate ideas and information.  A strong integration between technology and children’s literature used in the classroom is also emphasized.  Students type, illustrate, and record several individual and class books using Pixie and VoiceThread.  They create audio/visual projects and games to review Hebrew vocabulary.  Students also reinforce and extend skills in reading, listening, comprehension, and vocabulary while using Ariot CDs.
  • In second grade General Studies technology classes...

    students develop early keyboarding skills and use technology to communicate and interact with others.  They use Type to Learn, Jr., learn to produce text with more efficiency and ease, and toward the end of the year are introduced to the home row position.  Students use keyboarding for a variety of purposes, such as creating a personal introduction, publishing a Writer’s Workshop piece, posting in a discussion forum, creating a wordle and a second grade memory book page.  They learn to use visual components such as illustrations and graphics in more flexible ways.  Central to the second grade technology curriculum is the creation of a wiki, which students use to share ideas and projects with an authentic audience, as well as to interact with that audience.  They learn to upload files, copy and paste text to the wiki, and post comments in a discussion forum.  Students also use educational games such as Numbers Undercover.  (Pixie, Max Write, Wikispaces, Wordle, Skype, Numbers Undercover, Type to Learn, Jr.) 
  • In second grade Judaic Studies technology classes...

    students continue to develop familiarity with the Hebrew keyboard, producing text with more efficiency and ease.  They learn to use visual components such as illustrations and graphics in more flexible ways.  Technology is used to reinforce and extend learning in Hebrew and Judaic studies.  Students create greeting cards, an informational VoiceThread about themselves and their school life, a class book on a relevant theme, and a poster about the seasons of the year, among other things.  (Pixie, DavkaWriter, VoiceThread)
  • In third grade General Studies technology classes....

    students develop more advanced uses of text, images, audio, commenting, and concepts in design and presentation, to convey information to a variety of audiences and to teach others.  Students begin formal home-row typing instruction with Type to Learn 4, and build skills in accurate and efficient keyboarding.  They engage in a month-long cyber safety unit, exploring a variety of topics and creating posters and VoiceThreads to apply and share their knowledge.  Several projects are used to extend and enrich students’ classroom learning on communities and create a class PowerPoint to teach others via Slideshare.net.  They thoughtfully plan and design a realistic community in Neighborhood Map Machine.  They also connect with Japanese students through VoiceThread to learn how life in a community far away is similar to and different from their own.  (Pixie, PowerPoint, VoiceThread, Neighborhood Map Machine, Type to Learn 4, Internet)
  • In third grade Judaic Studies technology classes...

    students develop more advanced uses of text, images, audio, commenting, and concepts in design and presentation, to convey information in a variety of ways.  Technology is used to reinforce, extend, and apply students’ learning of the Hebrew language, vocabulary, and Judaic studies.  They create multi-slide presentations using Pixie and VoiceThread, produce Hebrew games while becoming familiar with Microsoft Word, construct PowerPoints to bring parasha to life, and create comics in Pixie using conversational Hebrew skills.  (Pixie, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, VoiceThread)
  • In fourth grade General Studies technology classes...

    students continue to build skills in working with and manipulating text and images, communicating textually, visually, and orally, designing authentic pieces, and interacting effectively and responsibly online.  Students continue to develop accurate and efficient keyboarding skills with Type to Learn 4.  They engage in a month-long cyber safety unit, which includes using a blog to collaboratively make sense of real-life situations and dangers.  They also use blogging to share their writing on other topics with an authentic audience, and to interact with that audience.  Students explore concepts in advertising and design while building skills in PowerPoint.  (Pixie, Kidblog, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, VoiceThread, Type to Learn 4, Internet)
  • In fourth grade Judaic Studies technology classes...

    students continue to build skills in working with and manipulating text and images, communicating textually, visually, and orally, designing authentic pieces, and interacting effectively and responsibly online.  Technology is used to reinforce, extend, and apply students’ learning of the Hebrew language, vocabulary, and Judaic studies.  Students research color symbolism in Judaism and explore more advanced tools in Pixie.  Students also apply their learning about the land, history, culture, and religious significance of Israel through the construction of a slide show, which combines a variety of PowerPoint tools with creative design and students’ love for Israel and Judaism.  (Pixie, PowerPoint, VoiceThread, Internet)
Critical Thinking חשיבה ביקורתית
Creativity יצירתיות
COLLABORATION שיתוף פעולה
COMMUNICATION תיקשורת
CHARACTER אישיות
COMMUNITY קהילה
CORE JEWISH VALUES ערכים יהודיים עיקריים
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