Beachy Tech Lab

 Welcome to the Beachy 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: Scott Gamble 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 be introducing the student to more coding. We have a S.T.E.M program designed for grades K-5. Grade K-1 will be using visual coding blocks to write simple lines of code. We will be teaching them basic concepts to how to write code and the impact code has on us today. Drone/Robots Grade 3-5 Graders will have an introductory lesson programming the Parrot drone and Sphero using the iPads.

Monthly Lessons

 

Semester II

 

January
Intro to TYPING keys f and j.
Intro to Word Processing.
Write a simple sentence (MLK Dream) Learn keys: period.
Review BACKSPACE, ENTER, SHIFT, CAPS LOCK keys

February
Navigating the internet, learning to understand the browser.
Learning concept of BACK button on the browser
Creating a Valentine’s Day Card
Intro to TYPING keys d and k

March
Use navigation skills to visit different websites to read and work on math concepts.
Mouse control to “select” a word or sentence.
Intro to TYPING keys s and l
About Weather FOSS Science Site
Illustrate a Neighborhood.

April
Intro to TYPING keys a and ; Create a Pattern with stamps Discover Picasso- Picasso Art style.

May
Review HOMEROW keys
Animal Categories using KidPix, TUX or Word
Create a Mother’s Day Card
Draw a Self Portrait

 

Semester II

 

January
Review TYPING keys f, j, d, k, s, l
Word Processing. Write a simple sentences (MLK Dream)
Computer Piccasso Art.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, PERIOD keys.
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Learn how to SAVE a document and how to locate and open a document.
Review navigating the internet, learning to understand the browser.
Review the BACK button on the browser.
Learn select an object and how to change color, size and style of font.

February
Review TYPING keys f, j, d, k, s, l.
Weather WebQuest
Intro to a Web Quest-President’s Day.
Teamwork Project with a Word Processor add sentences and clipart.
Learn how to change color, size and style of font.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, PERIOD keys.
Review how to SAVE a document and how to locate and open a document.
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.

March
Review TYPING keys f, j, d, k, s, l, a and ;
Circular Book on weather Project.
Review how to change color, size and style of font.
Review add and delete clipart.
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Review how to SAVE a document and how to locate and open a document.
Locating and recording the 5 day forecast available online.

April
Review TYPING keys f, j, d, k, s, l, a and ;
Teamwork Project.
Review how to change color, size and style of font.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, PERIOD keys.
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Learn how to SAVE a document and how to locate and open a document.

May
Review HOMEROW keys with blind game.
Animal Investigations Project with online research in KidPix or Word processor.
Review how to change color, size and style of font.
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application. Learn BOLD, UNDERLINE.
Add clipart or online images.
Learn how to SAVE a document and how to locate and open a document.
Create a Mother’s Day Card.

 

Semester II

 

January
Intro to TYPING keys f and j.
Introduction to 3D Modeling
Review how to SAVE a document and how to locate and OPEN a SAVED document.
Navigate to My Documents/Grade 2 (folder).
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Review editing skills using the mouse, the arrow keys.
Numbers and the Arrow Keys on the Keyboard.
Learn about page layout, margins and page size.
Learn how to select a template.
Learn how to COPY/PASTE information from document in My Documents to online template.
Learn to SAVE .PDF to a different location on the cloud.
Tagxedo- word collage.

February
Scratch programming.
Learn basic algorithms
Learn about events, loops and conditional statements.
Review how to SAVE a document and how to locate and OPEN a SAVED document.
Navigate to My Documents/Grade 2 (folder).
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Review editing skills using the mouse, the arrow keys.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, COMMA and PERIOD keys.
Learn how to COPY/PASTE information within the document.
Learn to SAVE .PDF to a different location on the cloud.
Art-Still Life using online application.
Learn about famous artist styles and create a Still Life piece of artwork.

March
Community Hero project using a word processor.
Learn about transitions
Learn how to edit images
Learn how to add slides
Review how to SAVE a document and how to locate and OPEN a SAVED document.
Navigate to My Documents/Grade 2 (folder).
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Review editing skills using the mouse, the arrow keys.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, COMMA and PERIOD keys.
Review to insert and format an image.
Review how to COPY/PASTE information within the document.
Review To SAVE .PDF to a different location on the cloud.

April
PowerPoint or Slide presentation applications- Life Cycle.
Review how to SAVE a document and how to locate and OPEN a SAVED document.
Navigate to My Documents/Grade 2 (folder).
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Review editing skills using the mouse, the arrow keys.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, COMMA and PERIOD keys.
Review about add/delete slides. Review about transitions.
Review to insert and format an image.
Review how to COPY/PASTE information within the document.
Review To SAVE .PDF to a different location on the cloud.
Tagxedo making word clouds.

May
Timeline Project with a word processor.
Review how to SAVE a document and how to locate and OPEN a SAVED document.
Navigate to My Documents/Grade 2 (folder).
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Review editing skills using the mouse, the arrow keys.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, COMMA and PERIOD keys.
Learn add a call our bubble.
Learn add a text box.
Review to insert and format an image.
Review how to COPY/PASTE information within the document.
Review To SAVE .PDF to a different location on the cloud.
Tagxedo making word clouds.
Review HOME ROW keys.

 

Semester II

 

January
Intro to TYPING keys f and j.
Programming the Sphero Robot
Review Algorithms
Use Bluetooth to communicate to other devices
Review how to SAVE a document and how to locate and OPEN a SAVED document.
Navigate to My Documents/Grade 3 (folder).
Review about Rows and Columns.
Review to format Rows and Columns: colors, width, style.
Review how to change color, size and style of font.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, PERIOD keys.
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Learn adding an image or clipart to document.
Learn how to format cell to date.
Learn to SAVE to different location on the cloud.
Typing advance at your own pace.

February
Photostory Project
Review how to Dowload and insert images
Learn how to add captions to images
Learn how to add music to a video
Review how to SAVE a document and how to locate and OPEN a SAVED document.
Research
Learn how to distinguish a credible source. Learn about keywords.
Learn to cite source of research and images Navigate to My Documents/Grade 3 (folder).
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Review editing skills using the mouse, the arrow keys.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, COMMA and PERIOD keys.
Learn adding a text box.
Learn to insert and format an image.
Learn how to COPY/PASTE information within the document.
Learn to SAVE .PDF to a different location on the cloud.
Typing advance at your own pace.

March
Create an information tower using a word processor
Review how to SAVE a document and how to locate and OPEN a SAVED document.
Review how to Navigate to My Documents/Grade 3 (folder).
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Review editing skills using the mouse, the arrow keys.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, COMMA and PERIOD keys.
Review adding a text box.
Review to insert and format an image.
Review how to COPY/PASTE information within the document.
Learn to add a page number.
Learn to edit line spacing.
Learn about text aligning.
Learn to SAVE .PDF to a different location on the cloud.
Typing advance at your own pace.

April
Multimedia presentation or movie project.
Review how to SAVE a document and how to locate and OPEN a SAVED document.
Navigate to My Documents/Grade 3 (folder).
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Review editing skills using the mouse, the arrow keys.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, COMMA and PERIOD keys.
Learn to insert and format an image.
Learn about transitions and special effects.
Learn how to COPY/PASTE information within the document.
Learn how to add music.
Learn timings for presentation.
Learn video formats.
Learn using a pen/flash drive.
Review To SAVE .PDF to a different location on the cloud.
Typing advance at your own pace.

May
Stykz stop animation application.
Learn about stop animation videos. Learn about frames.
Learn about timing.
Learn about playback and sequence.
Learn video formats.
Learn about export formats.
Learn about natural human movements/anatomy.
Read and explore how to manual by your self.
Review flash/pen drive usage.
Learn about Review how to SAVE a document to various locations.
Review how to locate and OPEN a SAVED document.
Navigate to My Documents/Grade 3 (folder).
Learn using a pen/flash drive.
Review To SAVE .PDF to a different location on the cloud.
Typing advance at your own pace.

 

Semester II

 

January
Programming the Sphero Robot
Review Algorithms
Use Bluetooth to communicate to other devices
Virtual Museum Project.
Learn how to add hyperlinks.
Learn transitions, special effects.
Learn how to add and edit text.
Review how to SAVE a document and how to locate and OPEN a SAVED document.
Navigate to My Documents/Grade 4 (folder).
Review how to change color, size and style of font.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, PERIOD, COMMA, TAB keys.
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Review numbers and the Arrow Keys on the Keyboard.
Learn to add motion.
Learn to SAVE .PDF to a different location on the cloud.
Research.
Keywords.
Learn about search engines.
Distinguish credible sources.
Search for images online.
Learn to research a topic.
Learn to cite image source.
Save to different location on the cloud.
Launch an application.
Typing advance at your own pace.

February
Scratch Project.
Review basic algorithms.
Review Loops, Events, and Conditional Statements.
Review how to SAVE a document and how to locate and OPEN a SAVED document.
Navigate to My Documents/Grade 4 (folder).
Review how to change color, size and style of font.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, PERIOD, COMMA, TAB keys.
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Review numbers and the Arrow Keys on the Keyboard.
Learn edit an image.
Learn to add motion.
Learn to SAVE .PDF to a different location on the cloud.
Research.
Keywords.
Learn about search engines Distinguish credible sources Search for images online.
Learn to research a topic.
Learn to cite image source.
Save to different location on the cloud.
Launch an application.
Typing advance at your own pace.

March
SketchUp project
Learn 3D modeling.
Review how to SAVE a document and how to locate and OPEN a SAVED document.
Review how to Navigate to My Documents/Grade 3 (folder).
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Review editing skills using the mouse, the arrow keys.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, COMMA and PERIOD keys.
Review adding a text box.
Review to insert and format an image.
Review how to COPY/PASTE information within the document.
Learn to edit line spacing Learn about text aligning.
Learn to SAVE .PDF to a different location on the cloud.
Typing advance at your own pace.

April
Multimedia presentation or movie project.
Review how to SAVE a document and how to locate and OPEN a SAVED document.
Navigate to My Documents/Grade 4 (folder).
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Review editing skills using the mouse, the arrow keys.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, COMMA and PERIOD keys.
Learn to insert and format an image.
Learn about transitions and special effects.
Learn timings for presentation, video formats, add music, making a title page, credits page.
Learn how to COPY/PASTE information within the document.
Learn using a pen/flash drive.
Review To SAVE .PDF to a different location on the cloud.
Typing advance at your own pace.

May
Stykz stop animation application.
Learn about stop animation videos.
Learn about frames, timing, video formats playback and sequence.
Learn about export formats.
Learn about natural human movements/anatomy.
Read and explore how to manual by yourself.
Review flash/pen drive usage.
Learn about Review how to SAVE a document to various locations.
Review how to locate and OPEN a SAVED document.
Navigate to My Documents/Grade 4 (folder).
Learn using a pen/flash drive.
Review To SAVE .PDF to a different location on the cloud.
Kids blog create classroom discussions.
learn digital citizenship, practicing writing skills, create an e-portfolio, reflect on learning and formatively assess writing.
Google Education Apps learn to use the cloud drive upload and download documents, share work, work as a team, introduction to Google sites and e portfolios.
Typing advance at your own pace.

 

Semester II

 

January
Programming the Sphero Robot
Review Algorithms
Use Bluetooth to communicate to other devices
Review how to SAVE a document and how to locate and OPEN a SAVED document.
Navigate to My Documents/Grade 5 (folder).
Create a calculator using Excel/
Review cells, columns and rows.
Introduction to excel formulas.
Review how to change color, size and style of font.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, PERIOD, COMMA, TAB keys.
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Review numbers and the Arrow Keys on the Keyboard.
Learn to add motion.
Learn to SAVE .PDF to a different location on the cloud.
Research.
Keywords.
Learn about search engines.
Distinguish credible sources.
Search for images online.
Learn to research a topic.
Learn to cite image source.
Save to different location on the cloud.
Launch an application.
Typing advance at your own pace.

February
SketchUp 3D Modeling Project.
Learn different 3D modeling tools.
Learn how to create basic and complex 3D shapes.
Review how to SAVE a document and how to locate and OPEN a SAVED document.
Navigate to My Documents/Grade 5 (folder).
Learn how to add and edit text, wrap text.
Review how to change color, size and style of font.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, PERIOD, COMMA, TAB keys. Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Review numbers and the Arrow Keys on the Keyboard.
Learn edit/format an image.
Learn to SAVE .PDF to a different location on the cloud.
Research.
Keywords.
Learn about search engines.
Distinguish credible sources.
Search for images online.
Learn to research a topic.
Organize research.
Learn to cite image source.
Save to different location on the cloud.
Launch an application.
Typing advance at your own pace.

March
Report using a word processor.
Review how to SAVE a document and how to locate and OPEN a SAVED document.
Navigate to My Documents/Grade 5 (folder).
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Review editing skills using the mouse, the arrow keys.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, COMMA and PERIOD keys.
Review Text and Paragraph formatting.
Learn how to COPY/PASTE information within the document.
Learn using a pen/flash drive.
Review To SAVE .PDF to a different location on the cloud.
Typing advance at your own pace.

April
Google drive and sites.
Learn to upload and download documents on the drive.
Learn to convert to Google doc at upload..
Learn to share the document or website and collaborate with team members.
Learn to make folder and give sharing right appropriately. Learn to build a website.

  • Use themes, manage pages, add links, build the menu bar (horizontal or vertical)
  • Add text and images
  • Add .pdf documents
  • Embed documents, maps, videos
  • Hyperlink to appropriate search sites.
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Review editing skills using the mouse, the arrow keys.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, COMMA and PERIOD keys.
Typing advance at your own pace.

May
Branches of Government Diagram
Use arrow shapes to create a flow in a diagram
Learn about Text Wrapping
Review flash/pen drive usage.
Learn about Review how to SAVE a document to various locations.
Review how to locate and OPEN a SAVED document.
Navigate to My Documents/Grade 5(folder).
Learn using a pen/flash drive.
Review To SAVE .PDF to a different location on the cloud.
Review UNDO/ REDO tool within an application.
Review editing skills using the mouse, the arrow keys.
Review the BACKSPACE, SPACEBAR, ENTER, DELETE, ARROW, COMMA and PERIOD keys.
Learn to insert and format an image.
Typing advance at your own pace.