5th grade

Check this page weekly to ensure that you have everything ready for your next computer class. This will help you get the most out of the coursework and also to be prepared to get your work done in class on time.

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August 27, 2021 (week 2)
Coding with Scratch (6 weeks for now)


Go to the Scratch website: https://scratch.mit.edu/

To create a scratch account:

Click on Join Scratch in the top right corner. 

Create a user name. Please create a user name with the first letter of your first name, your entire last name and your graduation year: example: agraber2025

Create a password: mustang, library number

Enter your birthday, gender and country.

Use the email address: k1@saint-albert.org

On consecutive login’s, click on sign in in the top right corner. (Your user name is the first letter of your first name, your entire last name and your graduation year: example: agraber2022. Your password is mustang, library number.

Start by selecting create, and tutorials from menu in top left.

A step by step tutorial video will be loaded. Play the video and follow along with the instructions using the pause to stop between instructions. DO NOT close out the tutorial. 

Complete 1st quarter:


Getting Started (together)

Animate a Name
Make Music
Make it Fly

Create a Pong Game

Make a Chase Game


November 6, 2020 (week 9)
Skittles Excel Project (3 weeks)
completed in Google sheets, only took 2 weeks because easier and less steps/frills

Follow the step by step directions below to graph Skittles

1.    Open up blank Excel Document 

2.    Click on file (main tool bar), page set up and format your document and complete steps a - d. 

a.    Under pages select ‘landscape’ and ‘fit to 1 X 1’

b.    Under header/footer, click on customize header and type in your project title, your full name, student number, and homeroom number. Click on ‘OK’

c.    Under sheets, select gridlines.

d.    Click on ‘OK’ when finished.

e.    Click on the triangle in the top left corner of your spreadsheet. (the entire sheet will be light gray indicating all cells will be formatted). Click on 'Format' in the main tool bar, click on cells, in the window that pops up, click on alignment (top) and check the box for wrap text. Click on ‘OK’.

3.    Click on cell A1 and insert the name of your first color. Click on cell B1 and insert the name of your second color. Continue along the row inserting all your colors in row 1.

4.    In the next cell after you’ve listed all your colors, type, ‘Total Amount of Skittles’. This will still be in row 1. 

5.    Starting is cell A2, insert how many of that particular color you had in your Skittles package.  Continue on inserting the number of each color in the appropriate column in row 2.

6.    Students will tally the total amount of Skittles in their package. They should be clicked on cell F2. They will click on ‘Formulas’ in the ribbon. They will click on 'autosum'. Cells A2 through E2 will be automatically selected, Click on return to accept the default. 

7.    Highlight the cells filled with the data (you will want both the row with the different colors along with the row containing the number of each color - not the total cell). This will be your data range so that you don’t have to specify it when creating your graph.

PIE Graph

8.    We will be creating 4 different graphs with your data. Start by clicking on 'Insert' in your ribbon and selecting a Pie graph. Select either the first or second pie graph. It will automatically be inserted into your worksheet.

a.    Now we need to work on the coloring of each pie piece so that it matches the Skittles color.

b.    Select an individual piece and double click on it. We will be working with fill (in right margin). Under solid, click on color and select the appropriate color (by the paint can icon). Repeat this step for each pie piece. (you may also color your lines if you like). Close out of your format window on the right. 

Add Chart Element

c.    In the ribbon, at the very left, select 'Add Chart Element'.

i. Click on 'Chart Titles'  to add a chart title. You do not have to select this with the new version of Word, just click inside the title to rename it.

ii. Under ‘Data Labels’, click on 'more data label options' and select percentage and uncheck 'values'.

d. Double click on the top right corner of your graph (this is the chart area). The Format Chart Area window will pop up on the right side. Select the paint can, click on fill, select 'pattern fill', click on a pattern you would like and change your foreground and background colors.  

Click out of your chart onto the spreadsheet!!!

Once again highlight your data range. This will include all the colors and the numbers but not the totals. 

Doughnut Graph 

11. Start by clicking on 'Insert' in your ribbon and under the pie graph icon, select the doughnut graph.

a.    Now we need to work on the coloring of each piece so that it matches the Skittles color just like before.

b.    Select an individual piece and double click on it. We will be working with fill (in right margin). Click on color and select the appropriate color. Repeat this step for each piece. (you may also color your lines if you like). Close out of your format window on the right.

Add Chart Element

c.    In the ribbon, at the very left, select 'Add Chart Element'.

i. Click on 'Chart Titles'  to add a chart title. You do not have to select this with the new version of Word, just click inside the title to rename it.

ii. Under ‘Data Labels’, click on 'more data label options' and select percentage and uncheck 'values'. 

d. Double click on the top right corner of your graph (this is the chart area). The Format Chart Area window will pop up on the right side. Select the paint can, click on fill, select 'pattern fill', click on a pattern you would like and change your foreground and background colors.

Click out of your chart onto the spreadsheet!!! 

Once again, highlight your data range. This will include all the colors and the numbers but not the totals. This time select the column graph from the charts in your ribbon.

Week 2, finish final 2 graphs

Column Graph 

9. Start by clicking on 'Insert' in your ribbon and column graph. Select the first column graph, the 3D column.

a.    Now we need to work on the coloring of each column so that it matches the Skittles color just like before. 

b.    Select an individual piece and double click on it. We will be working with fill (in right margin). Click on color and select the appropriate color. Repeat this step for each column. (you may also color your lines if you like). Close out of your format window on the right. 
 

Add Chart Element

c.    In the ribbon, at the very left, select 'Add Chart Element'.

i. Click on 'Chart Titles'  to add a chart title. You do not have to select this with the new version of Word, just click inside the title to rename it.

ii. Under 'Axis Titles' you will also need to add a horizontal and vertical title to your graph.

iii. Under ‘Data Labels’, select 'outside end' and the values will appear.

d.    Use your google search on Firefox to find an image of Skittles. Click on a picture, it will appear in a preview window on the right. Hold down the 'control' button and click with the mouse on the image. A drop down window will appear. Click on 'view image' and drag the picture to your desktop. Double click on the top right corner of your graph (this is the chart area). The Format Chart Area window will pop up on the right side. Select the paint can, click on fill, select 'picture or texture fill', under 'picture source' select insert, on the left side of the finder window click on desktop and the 'skittles' picture you placed on your desktop and click on 'insert'. Drag the transparency bar to the right to make your picture transparent and your chart visible (around 70%).

Click out of your chart onto the spreadsheet!!! 

Once again highlight your data range. This will include all the colors and the numbers but not the totals. This time select the bar graph from the charts in your ribbon. 

Bar Graph 

10. Start by clicking on 'Insert' in your ribbon and bar graph. Select the first 3D bar graph  (this is under the column graph icon).

a.    Now we need to work on the coloring of each bar so that it matches the Skittles color just like before.

b.    Select an individual piece and double click on it. We will be working with fill (in right margin). Click on color and select the appropriate color. Repeat this step for each column. (you may also color your lines if you like). Close out of your format window on the right.

Add Chart Element

c.    In the ribbon, at the very left, select 'Add Chart Element'

i. Click on 'Chart Titles'  to add a chart title. You do not have to select this with the new version of Word, just click inside the title to rename it.

ii. Under 'Axis Titles' you will also need to add a horizontal and a vertical title to your graph. 

iii. Under ‘Data Labels’, select 'outside end' and the values will appear.

d.    Use your google search on Firefox to find an image of Skittles. Click on a picture, it will appear in a preview window on the right. Hold down the 'control' button and click with the mouse on the image. A drop down window will appear. Click on 'view image' and drag the picture to your desktop. Double click on the top right corner of your graph (this is the chart area). The Format Chart Area window will pop up on the right side. Select the paint can, click on fill, select 'picture or texture fill', under 'picture source' select insert, on the left side of the finder window click on desktop and the 'skittles' picture you placed on your desktop and click on 'insert'. Drag the transparency bar to the right to make your picture transparent and your chart visible (around 70%).

12. You will rename your project with your name and turn it into the hand-in folder if everything I have requested is included when you previewed it.

December 1, 2021 (week 12)
Reference Skills Worksheet (3 weeks)

Students will start class by going on the typingweb site.

Students will view several examples of how to use the Bibme.org site. Instructor will walk the students through finding the information needed for a citation, how to use this in the Bibme.org site, how to save the citation once it is formatted by the site, and finally how to format it in word so it is a hanging indent. Students will then use this information and practice their skills by downloading a worksheet found under related files below. They will copy and paste their answers into the worksheet and print out a copy for grading. 

Once you have clicked on the Bibme.org, select ‘I only want to create citation’. Next, select ‘MLA’ from the top choices. You must select ‘website’ from the next set of choices at the top (it defaults to journal). Paste your web address (URL) into the box where it says ‘find a website by url or keyword’. Click on 'select' when the result appears. Review what the bibme tool could not find and click on ‘final step’. You will now have to go to the website you are siting and fill in any available missing information. Click on ‘create’ once you have filled in all the available information. You will copy and paste this citation into your worksheet. Follow along on the worksheet to create a hanging indent for your citation.

Missed week 13 due to COVID extra week off

January 10, 2022 (week 15)
Endangered Animal Video Selection


Students will start class by typing for 10 minutes. They will go to to typingweb page and log in to their accounts with the account information they have been supplied.

Students will go to the Google United Streaming site. They will sign in using their google email and password. In the search term area at the top right (magnifying glass icon), type your search term, click on return, select video in the top tool bar and video segment in the left navigation bar.

Download Video:

Students will search for a 1 minute video that pertains to their endangered animal (all about their animal, eating habits, the biome it lives in, why it is endangered, what is being done to help endangered animals). Once they've found their video they will need to download it. To download a video, click on the '...' icon on the right. Once you click on it a window will open giving you the download option.

 

 

 

 

 

Select the high quality, Save file and OK. The video will save as an mp4 file onto the desktop. You need to move it into your 5th grade folder and the Endangered Animal folder..

Copy MLA citation:

Once the video has been downloaded, don't forget to go back to United Streaming to copy the citation for the video. Scroll down under the Details about and you will see the citations tab. Click on the arrow to open this up.  Copy the MLA citation into your research worksheet.

January 19, 2022 (Week 16)
Editing Video in iMovie


Open iMovie from your dock. Click on 'import media'. You will select desktop, your downloaded endangered animal video and click on 'import selection. Next to the search bar, click on the gear looking icon to 'adjust thumbnail appearance'. Scroll it to the right to change your zoom to about 5 seconds.

Use the spacebar to start and stop your video to view it. You will have to place brackets around the segment you will select for the part you will be inserting into your project. To place opening brackets, use the letter 'I'. For closing brackets, you will use the letter 'O'. Your final video should be about 1 minute long. You will click on 'mark' in the tool bar and select 'favorite'. You will see a green line appear above the part you have selected. 

Once you have selected the part of the video you would like, drag it into your timeline (bottom).

To download edited video, select 'file' in the iMovie tool bar, click on 'share', select 'file', click on next, Name your movie clip and select 'desktop', and 'save'. There will be a circle icon in the top right of the iMovie app 'show activity' that will show you the progress of your download.

Once your movie has finished downloading, please put it into your endangered animal folder in you user volume.

January 27, 2022 (week 17)
Endangered Animal PowerPoint, Research

(3 weeks) 2 weeks research, 1 week corrections and setting up PPT

Students will start class by typing for 10 minutes. They will go to to typingweb page and log in to their accounts with the account information they have been supplied.

Start Research on eating habits and behaviors & reproduction (2 weeks)

Student will view a sample PowerPoint. They will review the requirements of their project.

Students will be researching their animals eating habits and behaviors along with reproduction during computer class. Students should try to use the Animal Diversity Website first to research the required data. They will record their gathered information onto a sheet they will download from under related files found at the bottom of this page. If they do not find the required information on this page, they may choose from the additional websites found under classroom links, Grade 5, endangered animals. They may also Google for the required information under teacher supervision.

Students will use Bibme.org to create their citation. The citation will be copied onto their research worksheet.

Instructions for bibme.org:  Select 'I only want to create citations', 'MLA', and finally 'website'. Copy your web address from the page you are citing into the search window on bibme.org. Click on 'Search website', click on 'select' when the website pops up, click on 'Final Step', fill in any missing information, select 'Create Citation', and finally copy your citation from the yellow box.
 

February 24, 2022 (week 20)
Endangered Animal PowerPoint Presentation

(4 weeks + 1 week corrections)

Student will start the creation of their Endangered Animal PowerPoint. They will be given a checklist they will use to cross off the requirements of the presentation as they fulfill them. They will be shown how to create a PowerPoint, how to select a theme, how to select the correct slide layout, and how to insert their video. Students should be able to finish at least 2 slides and start work on their 3rd.

To create references for their final slide, Students will use Bibme.org and copy it into their slide. To make the reference a hanging indent, students will need to delete the bullet at the start of the line.

Animal Diversity Website

To Create citation for your bibliography page for the websites used for Mrs. O'Malley's research:

gmail accounts

Log in:

Password: Google + library number

click on the grid icon on the right top of your page:

Select docs and find your citations.

Enter your information into bibme.org to create your citation.

Directions on how to use bibme:

Select 'I only want to create citations', 'MLA', and finally 'website'. Copy your web address from the page you are citing into the search window on bibme.org. Click on 'Search website', click on 'select' when the website pops up, click on 'Final Step', fill in any missing information, select 'Create Citation', and finally copy your citation from the yellow box.

March 31, 2022 (week 24)
Endangered Animal PowerPoint Presentations Corrections


Corrections will be made to the Endangered Animal PowerPoint presentations. The final copy will be handed in to the Turn-in Folder. Presentations will be the week of May 1st.

April 8, 2022 (week 25)
Coding with Scratch (continued)

Go to the Scratch website: https://scratch.mit.edu/

To create a scratch account:

Click on Join Scratch in the top right corner.

Create a user name. Please create a user name with the first letter of your first name, your entire last name and your graduation year: example: agraber2024

Create a password: mustang, library number

Enter your birthday, gender and country.

Use the email address: k1@saint-albert.org

Start by selecting create, and tips from menu in top left.

A step by step tutorial will be loaded in the right panel. Follow along and add your code.

When you are finished with the first tutorial, click on tips in the top left toolbar. Complete the tutorials in order:

Completed 1st quarter:

Getting Started (together)

Animate a Name
Make Music
Make it Fly

Create a Pong Game

Make a Chase Game
 

4th Quarter:

Animate and Adventure Game

Animate a Character

Code A Cartoon

Create a Story

On consecutive login’s, just select create and tips to continue on your tutorials. When you are done with the tutorials, you may select ‘create’ to work on your own project.

Updated September 2, 2021

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