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Lincoln Meadows

Elementary (K-5) Tech News

My name is Mr. Martin and I am excited to start a new year and look forward to meeting each of you as we explore the world of technology. For the past twenty years I taught in a K-12 school in Wyoming, where I fostered an understanding of computer skills in my role as Library Media Specialist. 
Rotation 1: August 19, 2019 – September 13, 2019

Kindergarten: Our first week in the lab we will be going over classroom expectations, introduction to computers and they will learn how to log in and out of the computers. They will be learning mouse skills and navigating through the web by playing some fun interactive games and beginning learning to use the keyboard.

1st: Our first week in the lab we will be going over classroom expectations, learning how to log in and out of the computers, getting to Learning.com, and taking a pre-test on computer/technology knowledge. We will also be discussing Windows and browser parts so that we have a common language and work on our typing skills.

2nd: Our first week in the lab we will be going over classroom expectations, learning how to log in and out of the computers, getting to Learning.com and taking a pre-test on computer/technology knowledge. We will be reviewing Windows and browser parts and working on our typing skills.

3rd: Our first week in the lab we will be going over classroom expectations, learning how to log in and out of the computers, and taking a pre-test through Learning.com on computer/technology knowledge. We will also be learning about file management and reviewing our browser skills and work on our typing skills.

4th: Our first week in the lab we will be going over classroom expectations, learning how to log in and out of the computers, and taking a pre-test through Learning.com on computer/technology knowledge. We will also be learning about file management and reviewing our browser skills and work on our typing skills.

5th: Our first week in the lab we will be going over classroom expectations, learning how to log in and out of the computers, and taking a pre-test through Learning.com on computer/technology knowledge. We will also be learning about file management and reviewing our browser skills and work on our typing skills.
Conferences: October 9, 2019 – October 10, 2019
 
If you'd like to schedule a 15 minute conference with Mr. Martin on October 9 or October 10, go here. Find one of the slots on October 9 or 10 and fill out the form with your name (what) and your student's name and what you would like to discuss (description).
Rotation 2: September 16, 2019 – October 18, 2019
 
Kindergarten: Our second week in the lab we will be learning about the desktop and navigating on-line. We will also be discussing digital citizenship and basic Internet safety. We will continue working on our emerging mouse and typing skills.
 
1st: Our second week in the lab we will be learning about the desktop and navigating on-line. We will also be discussing digital citizenship, basic Internet safety as well as using the iPad. We will continue working on our emerging typing skills.
 
2nd: Our second week in the lab we will be learning about digital citizenship, Internet safety as well as using the iPad. We will continue working on our typing skills. 
 
3rd: Our second week in the lab we will be learning about digital citizenship, Internet safety as well as using the iPad. We will continue working on our typing skills.

 

4th: Our second week in the lab we will be learning about digital citizenship, Internet safety as well as using the iPad. We will continue working on our typing skills.

 

5th: Our second week in the lab we will be learning about digital citizenship, Internet safety as well as using the iPad. We will continue working on our typing skills.

Rotation 3: October 21, 2019 – November 15, 2019

 

Kindergarten: Our third week in the lab we will begin exploring Microsoft Word and using it to format text. We will continue working on our emerging mouse and typing skills.

 

1st: Our third week in the lab we will explore Microsoft Word and using it to format text. We will continue working on our typing skills.

 

2nd: Our third week in the lab we will be exploring the World Wide Web and how to stay safe, use the browser, and searching online. We will continue working on our typing skills.

 

3rd: Our third week in the lab we will begin exploring Microsoft Excel and using it to create a survey and chart. We will continue working on our typing skills.

 

4th: Our third week in the lab we will be using Microsoft Word to create a poster. We will continue working on our typing skills.

 

5th: Our third week in the lab we will begin a unit on entrepreneurship. We will use Microsoft Excel to survey students and create a chart and Microsoft PowerPoint to create a business logo. We will continue working on our typing skills.

Rotation 4: November 17, 2019 – December 20, 2019

 

Kindergarten: Our fourth week in the lab we will continue exploring Microsoft Word and using it to format text. We will also continue working on our emerging mouse and typing skills.
 
1st: Our fourth week in the lab we will begin to explore Microsoft PowerPoint by changing designs, adding shapes, pictures, animations and transitions. We will continue working on our typing skills.
 
2nd: Our fourth week in the lab we will continue exploring the World Wide Web and how to stay safe, use the browser, and searching online. We will also continue working on our typing skills.
 
3rd: Our fourth week in the lab we will be using Microsoft Word to proofread, edit and format text. We will continue working on our typing skills.
 
4th: Our fourth week in the lab we will be using Microsoft Excel to organize our research on animals. We will continue working on our typing skills.
 
5th: Our fourth week in the lab we will continue the unit on entrepreneurship. We will use Microsoft Word to create a professional letter and Microsoft PowerPoint to create a floor plan. We will continue working on our typing skills.
Rotation 5: January 6, 2020 – January 31, 2020
 
Kindergarten: Our fifth week in the lab we will review computer fundamentals, digital citizenship and word processing while continuing to build on our mouse and typing skills.
 
1st: Our fifth week in the lab we will review Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint skills while continuing to build on our typing skills.
 
2nd: Our fifth week in the lab we will begin basic animations to create a Pivot Stick Figure Animator movie while continuing to build on our typing skills.
 
3rd: Our fifth week in the lab we will review our Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word skills while continuing to build on our typing skills.
 
4th: Our fifth week in the lab we will review our Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel skills while continuing to build on our typing skills.
 
5th: Our fifth week in the lab we will continue the unit on entrepreneurship. We will continue to use Microsoft Word to create a professional letter and Microsoft PowerPoint to create a floor plan. We will continue working on our typing skills.
Conferences: January 22, 2020 – January 23, 2020
 
If you'd like to schedule a 15 minute conference with Mr. Martin on January 22 or January 23, go here. Find one of the slots on January 22 or 23 and fill out the form with your name (what) and your student's name and what you would like to discuss (description).
Rotation 6: February 3, 2020 – February 28, 2020
 
Kindergarten: Our sixth week in the lab we will begin understanding the basics of coding and becoming critical thinkers to solve problems. We will also continue working on our typing skills.
 
1st: Our sixth week in the lab we will understand the basics of coding and becoming critical thinkers to solve problems. We will also continue working on our typing skills.
 
2nd: Our sixth week in the lab we will finish up our animations. We will then understand the basics of coding and becoming critical thinkers to solve problems. We will also continue working on our typing skills.
 
3rd: Our sixth week in the lab we will practice using and discover the tools available during the CMAS test. We will then understand the basics of coding and becoming critical thinkers to solve problems. We will also continue working on our typing skills.
 
4th: Our sixth week in the lab we will practice using and review the tools available during the CMAS test. We will then begin basic animations to create a Pivot Stick Figure Animator movie while continuing to build on our typing skills.
 
5th: Our sixth week in the lab we will continue the unit on entrepreneurship and practice using and review the tools available during the CMAS test. We will continue to use Microsoft PowerPoint to create a floor plan and work on our typing skills.
Rotation 7: March 2, 2020 – April 3, 2020
 
 
Kindergarten: Our seventh week in the lab we will continue understanding the basics of coding and becoming critical thinkers to solve problems. We will also continue working on our typing skills.
 
1st: Our seventh week in the lab we will continue understanding the basics of coding and becoming critical thinkers to solve problems. We will also continue working on our typing skills.
 
2nd: Our seventh week in the lab we will continue understanding the basics of coding and becoming critical thinkers to solve problems. We will also continue working on our typing skills.
 
3rd: Our seventh week in the lab we will continue understanding the basics of coding and becoming critical thinkers to solve problems. We will also continue working on our typing skills.
 
4th: Our seventh week in the lab we will continue basic animations to create a Pivot Stick Figure Animator movie while continuing to build on our typing skills.
 
5th: Our seventh week in the lab we will continue the unit on entrepreneurship by using Microsoft Excel to create a business earnings table and chart while continuing to building on our typing skills.
Rotation 8: April 6, 2020 – May 1, 2020 and
Rotation 9: May 4, 2020 - May 21, 2020
 
 
Kindergarten: Our eighth and ninth week in the lab (and e-learning) we will continue understanding the basics of coding and becoming critical thinkers to solve problems. We will also continue working on our typing skills.
 
1st: Our eighth and ninth week in the lab (and e-learning) we will continue understanding the basics of coding and becoming critical thinkers to solve problems. We will also continue working on our typing skills.
 
2nd: Our eighth and ninth week in the lab (and e-learning) we will continue understanding the basics of coding and becoming critical thinkers to solve problems. We will also continue working on our typing skills.
 
3rd: Our eighth and ninth week in the lab (and e-learning) we will continue understanding the basics of coding and becoming critical thinkers to solve problems. We will also continue working on our typing skills.
 
4th: Our eighth and ninth week in the lab (and e-learning) we will understand the basics of coding and becoming critical thinkers to solve problems. We will also continue working on our typing skills.
 
5th: Our eighth and ninth week in the lab (and e-learning) we will understand the basics of coding and becoming critical thinkers to solve problems. We will also continue working on our typing skills.