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Student Links and Home Tech Projects

 
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With the current limits on our activites, everyone is probably spending more time on screened devices and computers.  And while technology offers may opportunities to learn, explore, and be creative, we all need to balance our screen and non-screen time. 
 
This time balance (often called media balance) will look different for everyone and every family.  There are some activities below that will hopefully help families and students think about the balance that will work for them.  The Kindergarten through 3rd grade is designed primarily for families - a short video and some questions to get the discussion started - and the 4th/5th grade activities can be done independently or as a family (or both).  This is all optional for students - just  hopefully some help for thinkig about screen vs. non-screen time. 
 
NOTE:  All of these materials are taken from or based on lessons from Common Sense Media (https://www.commonsense.org/). Parents, if you have not checked out this website already, I would really recommend it.  It is a wonderful resource for information on technology apps, movies, books etc. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
Other ideas for each grade level: 
 
Kindegarten and First Grade - have some fun on Starfall and check out some stories on Storyline Online.  Or try out any of the other programs that we have used in class.
 
Second Grade - Some keyboard practive on Tying Agent would be awesome.  And your teachers have sent home your login card for Code.org, so log on and do some computer coding! 
 
And do you like animals?  I have also pushed out a link to the San Diego Zoo.  Its fun to check out - which animal is your favorite?  If you have a little brother or sister, help them find their favorite too!
 
 
Third Grade - Get those fingers going on homerow with some Typing Agent practice, and then do some coding with Code.org.  Want to have a Dance Party? Check out some of the Hour of Code activites on Code.org.  Click on Dance Party and crank up the music, or scroll down, and check out the Minecraft or Frozen coding.
 
If you haven't yet, check out PBS Design Squad.  Get a parent to help you logon, click on "Design" and then just get creative!  This may look familiar from 2nd grade, but I bet you can top yourself now that you are a grade or two older.....Look for the Design Squad icon on your Classlink dashboard.
 
Fourth Grade - I checked the Gold Rush brochures, and they are looking good! If you are stuck, Student Links has the Gold Rush page with information and links to use.  And don't forget some typing practice. 
 
Want to have a Dance Party? Check out some of the Hour of Code activites on Code.org.  Click on Dance Party and crank up the music! Or scroll down, and check out the Minecraft or Frozen coding.
 
If you haven't yet, check out PBS Design Squad.  Get a parent to help you logon, click on "Design" and then just get creative!  This may look familiar from 2nd grade, but I bet you can top yourself now that you are a grade or two older.....Look for the Design Squad icon on your Classlink dashboard.
 
 
Fifth Grade - Check out the Scratch Challenges!  On student links - see Scratch Challenges and Scratch meets Geometry. See if you can make some square and triangles.  Now that you've made some basic shapes - what about an octagon?? Username and password reminders are on the Scratch pages.