Monday, December 4, 2017

Barnard School Students Participate in "An Hour of Code"

The Hour of Code is a great way for every student to try computer science for one hour.  Almost 200 governments, school districts, and nonprofits pledge to expand CS for millions of students, globally Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Montana, and Pennsylvania, all announced plans to expand CS in schools, joined by 76 U.S. school districts and 80 nonprofits. Internationally, 20 nonprofits and entire countries pledged to expand CS programs for 20,000 teachers and over 2 million students. December 4th – 10th is Computer Science Education Week, an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take an interest in computer science. Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) was created to raise awareness around the need to elevate computer science education at all levels and to underscore the critical role of computing in all careers.
Coding for Grades 1-3:
Try Coding on this fun game-Candy Quest
Frozen-Help Elsa make a figure eight
Mystery Island Coding Quest

Sites to explore to learn how to code:
Code Studio
Khan Academy

Make a simple app in one hour 
Check out’s new App Lab activity.

"Anything worth doing doesn't come easy."
Watch basketball champ Stephen Curry try the Hour of Code!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Grades 2/3-Researching Dinosaurs

Do you like Dinosaurs?  Want to learn more about them?  Well, you've come to the right spot.  Watch this Brain Pop video and explore some of the cool dinosaur website listed below! Don't forget to write don your research!
Click here to work on your pages in our All About Dinosaurs Class Presentation!

Click here to go to Google Classroom to create your very own presentation 

 Need to sign up for your Google Tech Classroom
1.  Log in to Google/ address
2.  Click the + button to join a new class
3. Type in this class code:   5nhx86

Click here to watch the Dinosaur video

Dinosaur Research Resources
Zoom Dinosaurs   USE THIS SITE FIRST-great information
Fact Monster-Dinosaur Timeline

Dinosaur Facts for Kids
Discovery Kids-Dinosaurs
The Dinosaur Museum

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Grade 1 Tech-Learning about Thanksgiving

Do you know why we celebrate Thanksgiving?  Where the first Thanksgiving took place?  Watch this Brain Pop video to learn more!
Click here to watch Brain Pop jr Thanksgiving

Monday, November 6, 2017

Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation

Today we are going to work together to make a plan for reading using the strategies from the Online Comprehension Strategies Diagram.

Click on the link to the Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus.
Use these questions to evaluate the website
Complete this Graphic Organizer-Is This a Hoax?

How do we know if we can trust a site?
There are a couple of key pieces of information that will help us decide if we can trust a site or not. Each of us needs to make up our minds if we can trust the site, in the end it’s a judgement call on the user’s part. But these key pieces of information can help us?
  • Authority
  • Currency
  • Content/Purpose
  • Audience
  • Structure/Workability
Other sites to explore
All About Explorers
Dihydrogen Monoxide Research

The Republic of Cascadia
The Bureau of Sasquatch Affairs
Buy An Ancestor Online
The Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency 

Comparing and evaluating websites 
Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus and  Pacific Tree Frog
Mike the Headless Chicken and Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Dog Island and Nova: Dogs and More Dogs
Save the Guinea Worm  and Guinea Farm