We have finished our second week of technology class in third grade. Today the boys and girls received a "password keeper" in their homework assignment books. This will allow them to more easily access the online accounts they will be using this year. Today they tested their log ins for SuccessNet (math, science), for Kidblog, and for McGraw Hill (reading). The links to all of these sites can be found on the third grade page of the cougartech webmix, which we have set as our home page in school.
Last week I introduced International Dot Day and the motivational message behind The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Today students tried out the ABCYa paint program (tile on the webmix) and created their own unique dot. We will be adding that to their first blog post and sharing it with the world. I would encourage you to add a link to the Cougartech Webmix third grade page on your home computer, if possible, to help them navigate quickly to the sites they will be using frequently. Mrs. Olson will likely have some links on her page as well. Also, stay tuned for information regarding keyboarding and our home program (or read about it now on the keyboarding link at the left). We will be working on a foundation for keyboarding skills as a big part of third grade technology.