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Internet Safety Digital Comic Strip for Second Graders

In this unit students will learn:
How to be safe onlineWhat information you should NEVER share with anyone you meet online.How to create a Make Beliefs Comix Strip to tell a story of how to be safe online.
What you need:
Faux Paw's Adventers in the Internet- Digital book or online video (above) and resources from ikeepsafe.orgMake Beliefs Comix Website
What you do: Introduce Internet Safety by reading/watching Faux Paw's Adventures in the Internet and discuss what information you do not share online.Have students complete the associated Activity Sheet that iKeepsafe.org provides with this lesson to use as a guide for their Comic Strip.Have students create a 6 panel (or more) comic using Make Beliefs Comix outlining the five pieces of information not to share while on the Internet. Use this Google Doc as your students guide for the project- make it your own by going to File-->Make a Copy!Example:

Computer History Lesson Plan

Well, happy summer! I have been spending sometime revamping my lessons (who says teachers get summers off?!) One lesson that I want to include this year is about the history of the computer. This lesson is intended for my 5th grade computer class. You can make adaptions as you see fit!
Enjoy! ____________________________________________________________________________
Computer History Class Period: 40 Minutes Classes: 6-8

Day 1: Introduction to computer history Use Brainpop’s video (please note, you will need to have an account) to introduce the topic. http://www.brainpop.com/technology/computerscience/computerhistory/preview.weml

After the video, read and discuss the main questions that go along with this video: Who made the first computer?

Was the Antikythera mechanism really the first computer?

What do we use computers for?

Activity: Have the students chose one way technology has changed the way we work and compare it to how it was done in the past. For example, in the past people wrote lette…

Typing Club for your classroom

With today's implementation of the Common Core, the skill of becoming a proficient typist is more important now than ever. But where do you begin? And at what age?

At the beginning of my professional career, I taught preschool children (3 and 4 year olds) computer education in a daycare setting. During that time I had made it a part of their daily learning activity by playing typing games; and practiced word and letter recognition by having the students type sight words and his or her name. Just the simple introductory at that age is very important. However, as they become older, students need more of a "formal" approach to learning the keyboard. I have posted in the past typing exercises and Websites for you to use (click here to check them out). Recently I have introduced Typing Club to my third grade class.
Typing Club is a free site that offers a basic version and a school version. While the school version does have a small fee associated with it (that I honestly did n…