- Click on "Images" from the floating menu
- Click on "Upload"
- Click on "My Computer"
- Double Click on "Grade 3 on 'grymes-server1\public\students' (S:)"
- Double Click on "Jamestown Photos" folder
- Click on "Views icon"and "thumbnail" to see thumbnails of the photos
Today we are going to start on our Jamestown glogsters. You can get to Glogster by going to: http://edu.glogster.com/ or clicking here:
You should create a new poster. You can add photos by using "Upload". You can access the photos by:
We started the class by reviewing some basic concepts to ensure all students understand why they do, what they do on the computer. We also reviewed how to make a window "full screen" and how to adjust the volume for their headphones. Then they continued to create a personal Glog which is an online poster. This is in preparation for next week when the students will use Glogster to create an online poster of their field trip to Jamestown.
Web Browser Tabs and Windows
Web browsers let you have multiple tabs and windows open so you can surf and view multiple websites at the same time. It's kind of like having your notebook and multiple books open on your desk at the same time. You can access any of them without losing your place.
Mouse - Right Clicking
When you "right click" on an something with your mouse, it displays a list of things you can do with the item. This changes based on what you are right clicking on. You right click using your middle finger.
Introduction to the Internet
We talked about the Internet and how it is made up of millions of computers, located all around the world. That is why you can access the same application or information on the Internet from home or school. You just have to know the address of the site, also called the URL.
Glogster - Inserting an Image using a URL
You can include an image from the Internet by entering the URL of an image somewhere on the Internet. To do this, you need to:
The students will be learning how to use Glogsters to make an online poster. They'll learn how to change the wallpaper, add text, images, animated graphics, etc. Today, they'll be experimenting and having fun with the features. Next class we'll use Glogster to create an online poster about Jamestown. Click below to login:
Last week, while learning about the file system, the class figured out they could not only post things into their own personal folders, but they could also post things into other people's folders. I explained to them that personal folders are "personal" and normally you don't want to mess around with someone else's, but indeed it is possible. So building on the desire to write each other notes, this week I asked them to write a note to someone they were randomly assigned to in the class. They could use any tool of their choice (Microsoft Word, Pixie, or Powerpoint). We talked about how studies have shown that showing gratitude is good for your health. So I asked them to write something nice such as:
This week the students are learning about the computer file system. We will talk about:
The students will select an application of their choice. They will save their work. Then they will continue working on it some more. After they have made some more changes, they will use "save as". Then they will look in their personal folder to see that both versions are there.
Last week the students used Microsoft Word. I gave them a glimpse into using the "ribbons", then let them explore. I had them get up and demonstrate to the class what they figured out. It was amazing what they learned. We looked at changing the way fonts looked, inserting shapes, wordart, pictures, and word art, and much more.
This week we're going to take a more measured approach. The kids are going to systematically learn to change the way fonts look including: bold, italics, underline, font size, color, and changing fonts.
Typing is an important skill, so today I'm going to introduce you to a typing tutor called Dance Mat Typing. This is a web application, so you can access it from home and continue practicing.
Did you know that there are "Computers Everywhere"? Computers don't have to look like a desktop computer or laptop. It could be an iPad, iPod, iPhone, or gaming system like a Playstation 3 or Wii. Some computers have specialized functions like a digital alarm clock or remote control car. Others are general purpose like a laptop or iPad. Today we'll be talking about the four things that make a computer, a computer. A computer must have:
Input – There has to be a way to get information IN to the computer. It’s the way you talk to a computer. The standard input devices for a PC are the keyboard and mouse
Output – There has to be a way for the computer to get information back OUT. It’s the way the computer talks to you. The standard output devices for a PC are the monitor and speaker.
Processing - The computer has to be able to do something with the information. For example you can ask the computer to add 2+2 and it will process the information to get 4.
Storage - The computer has to be able to remember things. An example is the ability for the computer to remember a document you created or the score from a game you're playing.