Colfax Charter E.S.

Colfax Charter Elementary

Welcome to the Colfax Charter Elementary  Computer Lab. In the lab we learn online safety, keyboard skills, digital art, learning word processing, presentations, spreadsheets and coding/robotics.

Instructor

I am looking forward to meeting everyone this year. Don't forget to practice some typing & coding everyday.
Email: Brianne Perez 

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Connect To the Lab from Home

Login to the Portal,
Click Here. Type your Grade Key. Select your name and enter your Password.

 

News from the Lab

All students visit the lab once a week. Grade K students visit the lab for 30 minutes and grades 1-5 visit the lab for 50 minutes. 

NEW!! This year we will introduce Grade 5 students to VEX Robotics and intergrate STEM learning in our curriculum. Students will walk through the design and use a pre-built robot to code the robot to program it to complete tasks. During this process they will learn key STEM principles, and robotics concepts. Once students have learn how to give basic commands, they will learn how to incorporate additional sensors to the simple drivetrain to add functionality. Students will then work in groups to create a new version of the drivetrain with additional functionality. They will have to consider the use of each sensor and how it can aid in their design. Coding skills are essential for students today, our grade 1-4 will be working with the new Sphero Edu. & Tickle Apps to learn to code using the iPad or Android tablets. These apps teach more than just programming. The lessons integrate STEAM activities like Math & Science and push the students imaginations.

Code Club- Sponsored by Computerwise Education Sign Up Here Join a Code Club today! To help young girls and boys explore, investigate and develop an interest in technology and science Computerwise education is setting up a Computer Club at local schools. The clubs are volunteer based. They would meet on a weekly basis, and would be “free” for all students to attend. The club will encourage collaborative learning, be youth centric and offer a stimulating learning environment. They would explore emerging technologies and they would be self-led with a project based learning. Students would learn to develop coding skills in many languages, and design, build and program robots.

Monthly Lessons

 

Semester I

 

August
Theme Online Safety
Lab maintenance & prep
Intro/Online Safety/Rules
Mouse Skills Click/Double Click/Drag

September
Keyboard Recognition
Mouse control exercises
Simple words Keys: SHIFT & SPACEBAR
Online navigation skills
Keys: BACKSPACE & ENTER

October
Theme Navigation Online & Art
Intro to Typing & Pixel Art
Google Expeditions
Intro to Art Program
Draw a Fall Theme Pumpkin
Review Typing & Intro to Nearpod

November
Theme Typing & Mouse skills
Practice words & keyboard keys
Draw a Turkey
Navigation practice & mouse skills

December
Theme Computer Science Month
Binary Bracelet & What is Code
Begin to Code with Code.org

 

Semester II

 

January
Theme Keyboard Crazy
Word Cloud
Online Safety & Snowman Art
Nearpod Math Lesson
Find the Key on your keyboard

February
Theme Celebrate Learning
100 Days of School Fun
Valentine Day Card Art
President Day Art/Sentence
Dr. Seuss Day Lesson

March
Theme Going Places
Draw our Neighborhood Map
Google Expeditions (iPad)
Nearpod or Kahoot quiz on keys

April
Theme Computer History
Nearpod Math lesson
Google Expedition
Navigation skills with online fun
Write a short sentence
Quiz & Art lesson

May
Theme Sentences
Mother’s Day Card
Sentence practice
Fun quiz day with teams
Free Lab Day

 

Semester I

 

August
Theme Online Safety
Maintenance Week
Introduction. Computer Lab Rules & Technology Vocab
Internet Safety Nearpod lesson & Kahoot quiz

September
Keyboard Recognition
Intro to word processing software
Self Portrait in Tux or KidPix
Week 1/2 Word Processing. About me. Review keys: space bar, enter, backspace & arrow keys
Week 2/2 About Me lesson continued

October
Theme Navigation Online & Robots
Fall Math Fun on NearPod
Typing Lesson intro to Home Row keys & Pumpkin Art on TUX
I like my school because.... write and complete sentence
Review TUX & Skip Counting in TUX or Kidpix
Draw a Turkey in TUX

November
Theme Typing & Mouse skills
"I Am Thankful for" Project to review main keyboard keys
Watch Interland Video and Picasso head activity
Math Sentences

December
Theme Computer Science Month
Binary Bracelet & What is Code
Begin to Code with Code.org

 

Semester II

 

January
Theme Draw & Dream
Project- I have a dream Martin Luther King
Weather Webquest
Circular Book Week 1 on seasons. A circle shaped book that rotates to show the 4 seasons one at a time
Circular Book Week 2

February
Theme Be A Detective
Circular Book Week 3
How to research. Learn the ABC's of how to look online with our President's Day Webquest
If I Were President.... Complete the sentence. Review and learn keyboard keys
Kahoot quiz on tools learned

March
Theme Word Art
Teamwork Week 1- Writing about teams we are participating in
Teamwork Week 2
Teamwork Week 3

April
Theme Presentations
Intro to Code with a Robot Ollie or Sphero week 1
Intro to Code with a Robot Ollie or Sphero week 2
PowerPoint on Animal Project or other week 1
PowerPoint on Animal Project or other week 2
PowerPoint on Animal Project or other week 3

May
Theme Maker space
Mother's Day Card in TUX or KidPix
SketchUp Week 1. Build a city. We make our very own neighborhood or city
SketchUp Week 2
Free Lab day

 

Semester I

 

August
Theme Online Safety & Typing Skills
Maintenence
Welcome to the Lab / Online safety Video. Kahoot quiz on keyboard basics. How to find your teachers webpage
Review Basic Keys: SHIFT, ENTER, SPACE BAR, ETC. Acrostic with Your Name Week 1 and Typing Lesson

September
Navigate your Computer
Acrostic Week 2 and Typing Lesson
Acrostic Week 3 and Typing Lesson
Kahoot Quiz on Internet Safety and tools learned
Design a Bookmark Week 1

October
Basics & more basics
Design a Bookmark Week 2
Design a Book mark week 3
Start Friendly Letter week 1
Friendly letter week 2
How To Book week 1

November
Theme Intro to Code
How To Book week 2
How To Book week 3
How To Book week 4

December
Theme Computer Science Month
Begin to Code with Code.org

 

Semester II

 

January
Theme Robots Rule!
Storytelling with a Knock knock joke week 1
Storytelling with a Knock knock joke week 2
Storytelling with a Knock knock joke week 3
Storytelling with a Knock knock joke week 4

February
Theme Tell Me A Story
Kahoot Quiz & Internet Safety
How to research?
Stykz Animation
Information Tower week 1

March
Theme Sherlock Holmes
Information Tower week 2
Information Tower week 3
Information Tower week 4

April
Theme Star Wars
Intro to Code with a Robot Ollie or Sphero week 1
Intro to Code with a Robot Ollie or Sphero week 2
Painting with Sphero or Ollie with Code
Painting with Sphero or Ollie with Code
Kahoot Quiz & Internet Safety

May
Theme Maker Space
Stykz Animation
SketchUp - Build a House with tricks Week 1
SketchUp - Build a House with tricks Week 2
Kahoot quiz on Internet Safety & Free Play

 

Semester I

 

August
Theme Online Safety & Typing Tutor
Maintenance week
Welcome to the Lab / Online Safety Video Lesson 1. Kahoot quiz on keyboard basics. Intro to Typing tutor. How to login from home
Google Edu Apps Login & How to Research/Kiddle kids search engine. Diorama Project week 1

September
Racket by Robots
Diorama Project week 2 & Internet Safety Video
Diorama Project week 3
Diorama Project week 4
Review with a Kahoot quiz and Online Safety Video Lesson 2- "Be Kind Online"

October
Research Rules
Simple 1 page report on Google Docs week . Learn how to citing work and images
Report on Google Docs week 2
Report on Google Docs week 3
Report on Google Docs week 4
Intro to Google Sheets with Mondrian Art

November
Raving Reports
Design a Calendar in Google Sheets week 1
Design a Calendar in Google Sheets week 2
Design a Calendar in Google Sheets week 3

December
Theme Computer Science Month
Video Internet safety on: What is the Internet? And Computer science Month of Code lessons
Computer science month of Code lessons

 

Semester II

 

January
Theme Dates & Days
Kahoot quiz and Internet Safety Video- "Tell an Adult"
Build a Timeline week 1
Build a Timeline week 2
Stykz Animation

February
Theme Get better with Age
Google slides -Story Telling Project week 1
Google slides -Story Telling Project week 2
Google slides -Story Telling Project week 3
Google slides -Story Telling Project week 4

March
Theme Fables of Fantasy
Time to share our stories & Kahoot quiz
SketchUp Design A Garden project week 1
SketchUp Design A Garden project week 2

April
Theme Can You Spiel?
Intro to Robots & Code Week 1. We will use the Sphero or Ollie
Diorama Project week 2 & Internet Safety Video
Diorama Project week 3
Diorama Project week 4
Online Safety movie "What is Personal Info" and week 1 of iMovie or Movie Maker Project /computer or iPad

May
Theme Render Magic
iMovie or Movie Maker Project week 2
iMovie or Movie Maker Project week 3
iMovie or Movie Maker Project week 4
A Conversation with the Internet video & Free Play

 

Semester I

 

August
Theme Online Safety & Typing Skills
Maintenance week
Welcome to the Lab / Online Safety Series #1 Interland by Google . Intro to Typing tutor. How to login from home
"Intro to Google Classroom / Typing Lesson
Set up Google website for Grade 4 E-Portfolio"

September
Theme Robots Roar
Learn tricks to research & keyword magic. Intro to LAUSD student friendly research websites (Britannica etc.) Kiddle kids search engine
Word Processing Basics learn & review: line spacing, TAB, Page #, Header, footer, Insert image, replace word, word count
Week 1 Newsletter Project learn about handy tools within Google docs
Week 2 Newsletter Project learn about handy tools within Google docs

October
Theme Blogging
Week 3 Newsletter Project learn about handy tools within Google docs
Week 4 Newsletter Project & learn about handy tools within Google docs
Add Newsletter to E-Portfolio, Kahoot Quiz & Internet Safety Video
Watch "Cyber Bullies are No Fun" video & make a Comic Strip
Graphs & Charts Week 1 & Internet Safety Video

November
Theme The New Handyman
Graph's and Charts Week 2
Review Quiz & Internet safety Video " What is Personal Information"
Kahoot quiz day & watch video "Talk to an Adult You Trust"

December
Theme Computer Science Month
Participate in National Computer Science Month with many coding challenges & tasks

 

Semester II

 

January
Theme Visualization
Build a Mission with SketchUp or design a presentation week 1
Build a Mission with SketchUp or design a presentation week 2
Build a Mission with SketchUp or design a presentation week 3
Research day for the movie project. Write dialogue design the framework for project

February
Theme Maker space
MovieMaker or iMovie Project week 1
MovieMaker or iMovie Project week 2
MovieMaker or iMovie Project week 3
MovieMaker or iMovie Project week 4

March
Theme Multimedia
Google classroom MiniBook/other week 1
MiniBook on Gold Rush/other week 2
MiniBook on Gold Rush/other week 3

April
Theme Gold Rush
Week 1 Coding Lessons with Robots SPRK or Ollie. Online Safety Series # 2 Interland by Google
Week 2 Coding Lessons with Robots SPRK or Ollie. Online Safety Series # 3 Interland by Google
Week 3 Coding Lessons with Robots SPRK or Ollie. Online Safety Series # 4 Interland by Google
Week 4 Coding Lessons with Robots SPRK or Ollie
Kahoot Quiz and Make an Avitar

May
Theme Animation
Stykz Animation lesson week 1 & watch video on "Posting Pictures Online"
Stykz Animation lesson week 2
E Portfolio finish uploading work
Video "A Conversation with the Internet video" & Free Lab time

 

Semester I

 

August
Theme Online Safety & Typing Skills
Maintenance week
Welcome to the Lab /Online Safety Series # 1 Interland by Google . Intro to Typing tutor. How to login from home
"Intro to Google Classroom / Typing Lesson
Set up Google website for Grade 5 E-Portfolio"

September
Theme Robotics
Learn tricks to research & keyword magic. Intro to LAUSD student friendly research websites (Britannica etc.). Start Clue Cube project week 1
Clue Cube Week 2
Clue Cube Week 3
Kahoot quiz & Add Projects to E-Portfolio Clue Cube. Watch Internet safety video "Cyber Bullies Are No Fun"

October
Theme Navigation & Online Research
Research Report using Google docs in Google classroom. Week 1
Research Report using Google docs in Google classroom. Week 2
Research Report using Google docs in Google classroom. Week 3
Add projects to E-Portfolio. Kahoot Quiz . Watch internet safety video on "What is Personal Information"?
Internet safe video on Online "Friends" and Intro to Google Forms/make a survey

November
Theme Typing & Mouse skills
Build a pie chart with survey data
Survey project continues & review quiz
Prodigy Quiz & Kahoot Quiz and watch internet safe video on "Talk to an Adult You Trust"

December
Theme Computer Science Month
Participate in National Computer Science Month with many coding challenges & tasks

 

Semester II

 

January
Theme Be A Detective
Week 1 Trading Card Project
Week 2 Trading Card Project
Week 3 Trading Card Project
Watch internet safe video on "Posting Pictures Online and start project: Calculate your weight on other Planets week 1

February
Theme Explore
Calculate your weight on other Planets week 2
Calculate your weight on other Planets week 3
Google slides or Prezi App -13 Original Colonies week 1
Google slides or Prezi App -13 Original Colonies week 1

March
Theme Presentations
Google slides or Prezi App -13 Original Colonies week 2
Google slides or Prezi App -13 Original Colonies week 3
Styks Animation week 1

April
Theme Presentations
Vex Robotics week 1 & Online Safety Series # 2 Interland by Google
Vex Robotics week 2 & Online Safety Series # 3 Interland by Google
Vex Robotics week 3 & Online Safety Series # 4 Interland by Google
VEX Robotics week 4
Styks Animation & Upload work to E-Portfolio

May
Theme Maker space
Branches of Government Week 1
Branches of Government Week 2
Branches of Government Week 3
Watch internet safety video "A Conversation with the Internet" and Update Google E portfolio