By Juan Huerta http://es.houstonisd.org/PineypointES/

 

 

DOMAIN KNOWLEDGE K-5 TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS LESSON

 

 

LESSON APPLICATION SUMMARY:

COMPUTER SCIENCE CORRELATION

1.       PhotoShop Element Organizer used to define photos with pre-set tags for learning class photos.

Data Analysis

2.       MS Paint used to practice and access mouse skills while drawing a picture of their name card.

Creative Thinking

3.       Keyboard Machine Practice using home row or finding letters depending on grade level.

Input Tool

4.       Logo Programming of BeeBot to move from one square to another using 4 commands: forward, turn, go, clear

Programming

 

FOCUS CONNECTIONS to Lesson 1:

From "Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!" by Dr. Seuss: http://www.seussville.com/

1.       Science: "How much water can 55 elephants drink?" Look at zoo site: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/

2.       Math: Copyright 1975 - How old is the book? Look at other book copyright dates and calculate age.

3.       Reading: "What is a bloog?" What is a computer Blog? Look up the definition.

 

GOAL:

         Access Domain Knowledge: Mouse, Thinking, Directions, Self-Discipline

 

INPUT Centers:

1.       Photo Organizer

2.       Bee-Bot Programming

3.       Paint Mouse Skills

4.       Keyboard Practice Machines and Reading Books

 

PROCESS:

1.       Tag Photos in PhotoShop Organizer from Lesson 1

o        Tags by teacher Thinking, Dancing, Group

2.       Draw Name card from Lesson 1 in Paint.

o        Use the pencil tool.

o        Advanced use the text tool

o        Save in teacher folder on student school server.

3.       Independent work: Go to Websites from Lesson 1: Zoo, Dr.Seuss, or related sites below

4.       Small Group: Program BeeBot to move from specified square to another through experimentation

 

OUTPUT / FEEDBACK:

1.       Class Photos Tagged

2.       Check mouse skills by observation in using Paint

3.       Keyboard check on self-discipline to read or use space bar and location of Letter 'A'

4.       Demonstrate to class how to program BeeBot

 

RESOURCES:

1.       LOGO Java Applet: http://vvlogo.csed.org/ http://www.csed.org/

2.       Terrapin Logo, BeeBots: http://www.terrapinlogo.com/

3.       National Zoo: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/

4.       Adobe Photo Organizer: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopalbum/starter.html

5.       Top 100 Children's Books: http://quinnell.us/literature/greats/childrens.html

6.       Dr. Seuss: http://www.seussville.com/ or http://www.seussville.com/seussentennial/resources1.html

 


Piney Point Students surfing national zoo site