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Bloom into EdTech: The Blog: December 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Free Online December Holiday Games for Kids

 Enjoy these free online December Holiday Game sites for kids! December is a very cultural rich month covering Kwanzaa, Christmas and Hanukkah. Take time with your class and explore these different traditions by playing online games.

Hanukkah Web sites



Christmas Web sites





Kwanzaa Web sites

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

3rd Grade- Learning the Internet with Worksheets and PowerPoint

Grade:  3
Major Topic: Typing- Parts of the Internet
Week/Weeks: 3-4 classes

3. Research and Information Fluency
  • Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. 
5. Digital Citizenship
  • Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

6. Technology Operations and Concepts  
  • Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. 
Materials:
Learning the Internet Worksheet
Activity:
1. Introduction to the Internet PowerPoint on Day 1. Go through the terms- have the students take notes if deemed worthy. Make sure to have the students type in the link http://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/Classes/Intforkids/ located at the end of the PowerPoint and take the class Internet for Kids.

2. Day 2- demonstrate the different parts of the Internet (Forward button, back button, reload button, address bar, etc.) and have the students complete the Parts of the Internet Work Sheet.
3. Day 3- to have your students practice typing in URL's and to learn how to look for answers, complete  the Learning the Internet Worksheet.
Optional: Have them study and create an online quiz using one of these sites:


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