Dearborn Charter E.S.

Dearborn Charter Computer Lab

Welcome to the Dearborn Charter 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: Bethany Forero This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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
Introduction. Computer Lab Rules & Technology Vocab
Internet Safety Nearpod lesson & Kahoot quiz. Intro to word processing software
Self Portrait in Art Software. Kids learn all the tools needed to draw

September
Keyboard Recognition
Intro to word processing. learn keys: space bar, enter, backspace & arrow keys. Write 1 word on each line and change color of word to describe the word
Internet Safety Nearpod lesson , Kahoot quiz & the Open doc for next week and save it
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
Sentence power. Writing complete sentences
Skip Counting by 2's or 5's Art & Math Lesson
Draw a Turkey in TUX

November
Theme Typing & Mouse skills
"I Am Thankful for" Project to review main keyboard keys
Intro to Code with a Robot Ollie or Sphero week 1
Intro to Code with a Robot Ollie or Sphero week 2

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
Watch Interland Video and do Picasso head activity
Math Sentences
Weather Webquest

February
Theme Be A Detective
If I Were President…. Complete the sentence. Review and learn keyboard keys
How to research. Learn the ABC's of how to look online with our President's Day 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

March
Theme Word Art
Circular Book Week 3
Kahoot quiz on tools learned
Teamwork Week 1- Writing about teams we are participating in

April
Theme Presentations
Teamwork Week 2
Teamwork Week 3
Research & PowerPoint on Animal Project or other week 1
Research & PowerPoint on Animal Project or other week 2
Research & 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 & Tagxedo/ Wordle - Words for Fall or School or November
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
Friendly letter week 3

November
Theme Intro to Code
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

December
Theme Computer Science Month
Painting with Sphero or Ollie with Code
Begin to Code with Code.org

 

Semester II

 

January
Theme Robots Rule!
How To Book week 1
How To Book week 2
How To Book week 3
How To Book week 4

February
Theme Tell Me A Story
Kahoot quiz & Internet Safety Video
Storytelling with a Knock knock joke week 1
Storytelling with a Knock knock joke week 2
Storytelling with a Knock knock joke week 3

March
Theme Sherlock Holmes
Storytelling with a Knock knock joke week 4
Kahoot quiz & Internet Safety Video
How to research a subject?

April
Theme Star Wars
Information Tower week 1
Information Tower week 2
Information Tower week 3
Information Tower week 4
Stykz Animation Week 1

May
Theme Maker Space
Stykz Animation Week 2
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
Google Edu Apps Login & begin Diorama Project week 2
Google Edu Apps Login & begin Diorama Project week 3
Google Edu Apps Login & begin Diorama Project week 4
Review with a Kahoot quiz Google Drive 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
Video Internet safety on: What is the Internet? And Introduction to Coding with Scratch

November
Raving Reports
Intro to Robots & Code Week 1. We will use the Sphero or Ollie
Intro to Robots & Code Week 2. We will use the Sphero or Ollie
Painting with Robots through Code Week 3. We will use the Sphero or Ollie

December
Theme Computer Science Month
Painting with Robots through Code Week 4. We will use the Sphero or Ollie
Computer science month of Code lessons

 

Semester II

 

January
Theme Dates & Days
Intro to Google Sheets with Mondrian Art
Design a Calendar in Google Sheets week 1
Design a Calendar in Google Sheets week 2
Design a Calendar in Google Sheets week 3

February
Theme Get better with Age
Kahoot quiz on Google Sheets and Internet Safety Video- "Tell an Adult"
Build a Timeline week 1
Build a Timeline week 2
Google slides -Story Telling Project week 1

March
Theme Fables of Fantasy
Google slides -Story Telling Project week 2
Google slides -Story Telling Project week 3
Google slides -Story Telling Project week 4

April
Theme Can You Spiel?
Time to share our stories & Kahoot quiz
Stykz Animation
Online Safety movie "What is Personal Info" and week 1 of iMovie or Movie Maker Project /computer or iPad
iMovie or Movie Maker Project week 2
iMovie or Movie Maker Project week 3

May
Theme Render Magic
iMovie or Movie Maker Project week 4
SketchUp Design A Garden project week 1
SketchUp Design A Garden project week 2
"A Conversation with the Internet"- video/ Kahoot Review quiz/ Internet Safety with Google Interland (Online Safety)

 

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 Newspaper project to E-Portfolio. Kahoot Quiz
Cyber Bullies are No Fun and Make Belief Comix
Introduction to Coding with Scratch

November
Theme The New Handyman
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

December
Theme Computer Science Month
Week 4 Coding Lessons with Robots SPRK or Ollie
Participate in National Computer Science Month with many coding challenges & tasks

 

Semester II

 

January
Theme Draw & Dream
Graphs & Charts Week 1 & Internet safety Video " What is Personal Information"
Graph's and Charts Week 2
Internet Safety review & Kahoot Quiz & see video What is Personal Information?
Build a Mission with SketchUp or design a presentation week 1

February
Theme Be A Detective
Build a Mission with SketchUp or design a presentation week 2
Build a Mission with SketchUp or design a presentation week 3
Build a Mission with SketchUp or design a presentation week 4
Kahoot quiz day & watch video "Talk to an Adult You Trust"

March
Theme Word Art
Research day for the movie project. Write dialogue design the framework for project
MovieMaker or iMovie Project week 1
MovieMaker or iMovie Project week 2

April
Theme Presentations
MovieMaker or iMovie Project week 3
MovieMaker or iMovie Project week 4
Google classroom MiniBook/other week 1
MiniBook on Gold Rush/other week 2
MiniBook on Gold Rush/other week 3

May
Theme Maker space
Stykz Animation lesson week 1 & watch video on "Posting Pictures Online"
Stykz Animation lesson week 2
E Portfolio continue 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
Keyboard Recognition
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 & Robots
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"?
Introduction to Coding with Scratch

November
Theme Typing & Mouse skills
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

December
Theme Computer Science Month
VEX Robotics week 4
Participate in National Computer Science Month with many coding challenges & tasks

 

Semester II

 

January
Theme Draw & Dream
Intro to Google Forms/make a survey
Build a pie chart with survey data
Survey project continues & review quiz
Week 1 Trading Card Project

February
Theme Be A Detective
Week 2 Trading Card Project
Week 3 Trading Card Project
Prodigy Quiz & Kahoot Quiz and watch internet safe video on "Talk to an Adult You Trust"
Google slides or Prezi App -13 Original Colonies week 1

March
Theme Word Art
Google slides or Prezi App -13 Original Colonies week 1
Google slides or Prezi App -13 Original Colonies week 2
Google slides or Prezi App -13 Original Colonies week 3

April
Theme Presentations
Watch internet safe video on "Posting Pictures Online and start project: Calculate your weight on other Planets week 1
Calculate your weight on other Planets week 2
Calculate your weight on other Planets week 3
Styks Animation week 1
Styks Animation week 2

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