Media Literacy Focus By Grade:
kindergarten students will create “How To” presentations to demonstrate their knowledge of various topic.s utilizing the ipad app “Making Sequences.” The students will continue to reinforce curriculum topics they are learning in their classroom through Ipad Applications: such as Teach Me (K-1), Sight Word Ninja, and Little Writer.
Students in Grade 1 will use the ipad app“Show Me” to make presentations about animals as they write like scientists. Students will continue to enhance curriculum topics in ELA and Math they are learning in class utilizing the apps Teach Me (1-2), Sight Word Ninja, Math Ninja, Miku’s Picnic, Learn with Homer, MeeGenius, Counting and Skip Counting, 1st Grade Splash Math.
Grade 2 will create their own digital stories using the app “Story Patch. ” They will also continue to use apps to develop curriculum topics such as Writing sentences, Addition, Subtraction, and vocabulary development. The appliclations used include Teach Me App (Grade 2-3), Counting and Skip Counting, 2nd Grade Splash Math, Vocabulary and Grammar!, Brain Pop Jr.
Students learn basic features of Microsoft Word to create digital presentations with the ability to copy and paste, insert and export graphics, explore text features, create background changes and save and upload a document. Students will also begin developing their research skills in internet searching, and note-taking as they explore communities around the world.
Students will research the impact of Native Americans on the state of New York in accordance with the NYS Common Core standards. The students will apply skills in note-taking, paraphrasing, copy and pasting pictures, and other features in Microsoft Word. Students will combine all of their research in an imovie documentary.
Students will explore the basics of computer science. They will analyze the components of a computer system- Exploring the functions of a mother- board, modem, memory cards, PCI slots and more! As students prepare for middle school interviews, this knowledge will most certainly come in handy.