Learning How to Code

Resources for Learning How to Code

Code Studio- New to coding? This is the place to start.

Scratch- Scratch is a coding program designed by MIT. It works the same as Code Studio, but it will be easier if you have done some practice on Code Studio before you use Scratch.

Tynker- Learn the fundamentals of programming by creating games. Sign in to Ms. Casassa's Tynker Classroom Classroom Codes: Grades K-3: 23506695, Grades 4/5: 76960909, Grades 6-8: 78954566

Monday, March 27, 2017

Celebrate Read Across America and Dr Seuss's Birthday!

March 2nd was Dr Seuss's Birthday!  Before the month is over, let's celebrate by watching a video, and exploring some of Dr Seuss's magical worlds and characters.  Visit the sites below for some Fun with The Cat in the Hat and so much more!

Click here to watch some video clips of some of you favorite Dr Seuss books.

Click here to go to the PBS Dr Seuss site

Click here to go to Seussville!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Grade 4/5 Tech: States and Capitals Review

The 4th and 5th graders have been reviewing the States and capitals in Social Studies.  Here are some fun ways to review and learn all 50 states and their capitals!

Here is a nifty 50 States song to help you if are trying to learn the states.  

Shepard Software--Shepard Software has a lot of interactive quizzes and games to help you learn all the states
US Map Jigsaw Puzzles
Review the Southern States
Click here to see other state games by Shepard Software 

Puzzled States is a game from Scholastic where students must place the shape in the correct place on a blank US map.

State Capitals is a game where students select a US state and choose the corresponding capital. 

Maps.com has a states and capitals interactive quiz.  

This United States map puzzle has three different states and capitals activities. One includes the states with outlines, one includes the states without outlines, and one is just over capitals. 

Where is the Mysterious Mr. N? is another great capital game. 
To Play: Choose "US Capitals", "US Cities", or "US Landmarks"
Read where Mr. Nussbaum is.
Click on the appropriate state below.
Score as much as possible in two minutes.

Enchanted Learning
US Information, maps, printouts, quizzes 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

iCivics-Learning About our Government

The Supreme Court
You have been learning about the branches of government and the constitution in Social Studies this year.  Today you are going to explore the Supreme Court and your rights as a citizen as you help decide the case against a middle school boy's right to wear his favorite band T-shirt in school.  A fashion statement or an expression of his free speech?  Listen to the argument and decide!
Click here to join our iCivics classroom
Class code: Taft72699
password:  barnard

If you have time after you finish your Supreme Court case, play the Immigration Nation game.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Grade 4-5 Black History Month-Learning about famous African Americans

February is Black History Month- Today in tech class, your job is to learn about a famous African American.  Using the resources below, read about at least three African Americans.  Choose one and complete the graphic organizer.  Then, create a Voki presenting this famous American to your class. All these resources are on your Google Classroom page too!
Fact Monster-Notable African Americans
Infoplease- Famous African Americans
African American Biographies
Time for Kids-Black History Month
Famous American Inventors

Link to Voki classroom

Grade 2-3 Learning about the Moon

Let's learn about the moon with Annie and Moby on Brain Pop. After we watch the video, fill out the definitions.  Then we are going to create pictures using Kidpix to explain what we now know about the moon!

Click here to watch the movie  log in using-

If you finish early, you can explore the other activities on the Brain Pop site on the Moon!