Technology Education

  We will be working on many new and exciting technology-related projects in the Computer Lab.  To learn more about the Program click here

You can login via the Portal: www.cwksmarts.com/portal.php
   1. The Pre-School & Kindergarten player exercises hand-eye coordination.
   2. Typing Tutor and practice typing *required for grades 2-5
   3. Student email system
   4. Student Projects Gallery

To access typing access codes for grades K-3, click here

Middle School students will be working with Google Education Apps login accounts.

Please do not forget to return the Internet Acceptable Use Policy (Download, print, sign and send it to school with your child).  Students will not be permitted to use the computer without it. 


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Grade key login: Up     http://www.cwksmarts.com/portal.php
The Online Player link: http://cwksmarts.com/homework/instructor_player.php?school=HLC01 

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We will be using the “player” exclusively for the first few weeks. The player has simple, fun, engaging exercises that teach kinder students important computer, keyboard and mouse skills. The step-by-step exercises will teach the kindergartens many basics keyboard and mouse skills. This will also help students develop fine motor skills and hand eye coordination. Mouse controls like click, double click and click and drag will be reviewed many times this with these exercises. The students will identify letters on the keyboard, learn the other basic keys and actually start typing simple sentences. The simple practice of moving their eyes from the screen to the keyboard is going to help them unconsciously remember the placement of the QWERTY keyboard.

During the year, we will integrate common core and the treasures units as part of our learning experience in the computer lab. The kindergartners will be using TUX paint (an open source software) to create some amazing artwork using the computer. They will learn all the basic art related tools and commands with this introductory software. This semester, we will be drawing a Pumpkin, a Turkey and a Snowman. By the end of the semester, when their navigation skills are stronger, students will independently launch the browser and navigate to different websites. The player will have taught them all the skills they need to carefully click and navigate a website. 

carter p5Grade key login: Pal     http://www.cwksmarts.com/portal.php
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We will start the year by introducing Typing concepts. It is very important the children learn to type by 5th grade. Please make sure your child is logging in on the Portal and practicing typing at least 2-3 times a week. Learning to type is all about practicing correctly. Your child’s typing success depends on them practicing and typing with the correct fingers and posture.

We will continue to integrate Common Core and Treasures units into our projects in the computer lab. Science, language arts and math concepts will be taught project based. We will be teaching the students many computer basics by working on simple projects. This is what makes the computer lab fun and engaging. Students will learn how to navigate on a computer, launch and quit programs, and save files during the first semester. We will learn all the basic keys such as: space, bar, return, delete, shift, undo and redo. Using Microsoft Word, students will write words and graduate to sentences.

Our first project will be a name bookmark created in Microsoft Word. Students will learn how to edit fonts, size, and color. We will be working on some fun art projects too. Students will be using Tux Paint to create artwork throughout the year. The first of which is a self-portrait that students will embed into their Guess Who project. This project will introduce students to Microsoft PowerPoint and textboxes. Students will create a total of 7 slides in which they write about themselves. We will also be using Tux Paint to create our yearly holiday art projects.

We will also review internet etiquette during this first semester. We will be watching an online safety video, before surfing the net. Students will learn to launch the browser, select bookmarks and navigate to various websites for activities on math, language arts and science. By December, the first graders will be confident typist and surfers with a strong sense of computer etiquette. 

December will be dedicated to coding and programming. We will be joining the rest of the world by participating in the hour of code from Dec 8 - 14. The program will introduce programming to students by using simple games to keep them engaged. During the final week of December, students will act as consumers in order to test and “buy” games made by our 6th graders. http://hourofcode.com/us

lainey p5Grade key login: Pet     http://www.cwksmarts.com/portal.php
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We will start the semester by reviewing basic typing skills. Students will then move on to their appropriate typing levels. We will be typing every week in computer lab for at least 10 minutes. However, it is very important that students practice their typing skills from home via the online typing tutor. In order to see a marked improvement in typing, students should practice typing 2-3 times a week.

We will also review all the basic word processing tools we had learned last year. Students will review how to save, close and open a file. Then review keys: shift, space bar, and return, undo, redo and delete. The first few projects will be word processing projects as the students learn advance tools like resizing a page, editing margins, adding a text box, formatting a text box, adding and formatting images. The projects for this semester are: a family acrostic, a thanksgiving bookmark, and a friendly letter to a community hero.  We will use Tux Paint to draw and later embed images into each of those projects.

Besides word processing and art projects in the computer lab, we will be discussing five important cyber safety rules. We take cyber safety very seriously, and we want to make sure our students are safe online. We will learn about the different parts of the browser and how to navigate the web safely. By the end of this semester, students will be proficient at completing written assignments on Microsoft Word. They will also know how to launch art applications and browsers. They will be able to select a bookmark on the browser and navigate to a website upon direction.

December will be dedicated to coding and programming. We will be joining the rest of the world by participating in the hour of code from Dec 8 - 14. The program will introduce programming to students by using simple games to keep them engaged. During the final week of December, students will act as consumers in order to test and “buy” games made by our 6th graders. http://hourofcode.com/us

Chris P5Grade key login: Jam     http://www.cwksmarts.com/portal.php 
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The importance of typing skills has grown as standardize testing moves online. The format of these test require students to be skilled typist. The instructor will place each student onto separate typing levels. Each student will progress at his/her pace. All students should practice typing at home 2-3 times a week. Typing results will be monitored on weekly basis.

The year will start with students reviewing Internet safety rules and online basics. Please reinforce cyber safety at home as a part of your technology plan at home. We will review some word processing skills that we learned last year as well as learn some new word tricks. They will learn to work with a template, use text boxes, word art etc. We will discuss copyright and plagiarism during our research lesson. Students will also learn how to properly research online.

Our first project this year will be a research project on an American Symbol. Students will learn how and where to research online before adding information to their origami fold out template in PowerPoint. The next project is an introduction to Excel. Students will learn about rows, columns and other simple tools used within Excel. We will be creating a Mondrian painting by painting cells and manipulating the rows/columns. We will take it a step further in November by creating a Moon Phase Calendar with Excel.

December will be dedicated to coding and programming. We will be joining the rest of the world by participating in the hour of code from Dec 8 - 14. The program will introduce programming to students by using simple games to keep them engaged. During the final week of December, students will act as consumers in order to test and “buy” games made by our 6th graders. http://hourofcode.com/us

evelyn p5Grade key login: Lego     http://www.cwksmarts.com/portal.php 
Hour Of Code link

The importance of typing skills has grown as standardize testing moves online. The format of these test require students to be skilled typist. The instructor will place each student onto separate typing levels. Each student will progress at his/her pace. All students should practice typing at home 2-3 times a week. Typing results will be monitored on weekly basis.

We will begin the year by reviewing Internet safety rules and online basics. Please reinforce cyber safety at home as a part of your technology plan at home. We will review some word processing skills that we learned last year as well as learn some new word tricks. They will learn to work with a template, use text boxes, word art etc. We will discuss copyright and plagiarism during our research lesson. Students will also learn how to properly research online. The importance of passwords, personal information and the discretion around them will be explained thoroughly.

We will be introducing Google Classroom to our curriculum this year. For our first project, students will use Google Docs to collaborate on a newspaper project. Our next project will help students learn 3D modeling by creating a Spanish Mission in Google SketchUp.

December will be dedicated to coding and programming. We will be joining the rest of the world by participating in the hour of code from Dec 8 - 14. The program will introduce programming to students by using simple games to keep them engaged. During the final week of December, students will act as consumers in order to test and “buy” games made by our 6th graders. http://hourofcode.com/us

5th Grade

Grade key login: Robot   http://www.cwksmarts.com/portal.php
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Most of the fifth graders should be at an intermediate or advance level in typing, unless the student to school. I will be testing each student and placing them on an appropriate level typing on the Typing Tutor program. Each student will progress at his/her pace. Being an accurate and fast typist is an important skill every fifth grader must have by the end of the year. The format of the new standardize tests require students to be skilled typist. All students should practice typing at home 2-3 times a week. Typing results will be monitored on weekly basis.

We will begin the year by reviewing Internet safety rules and online basics. Please reinforce cyber safety at home as a part of your technology plan at home. We will review some word processing skills that we learned last year as well as learn some new word tricks. They will learn to work with a template, use text boxes, word art etc. We will discuss copyright and plagiarism during our research lesson. Students will also learn how to properly research online. The importance of passwords, personal information and the discretion around them will be explained thoroughly.

We will be introducing Google Classroom to our curriculum this year. Our first project this semester will be Quad-fold brochure created on Google Docs. The brochure project will review basic word processing skills while teaching some advance tools such as: find, replace, word count, line # etc. Students will have their own Google account (email is disabled). This will allow students access to Google drive to upload their project files. We will then move onto Google Presentation to create Math Menus that will be used in their classrooms. Finally, students will be reintroduced to Excel to build a calculator. We will calculate our weight on the different planets. This project involves a strong understanding of formulas and relationship of cells to each other.

December will be dedicated to coding and programming. We will be joining the rest of the world by participating in the hour of code from Dec 8 - 14. The program will introduce programming to students by using simple games to keep them engaged. During the final week of December, students will act as consumers in order to test and “buy” games made by our 6th graders. http://hourofcode.com/us

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Hour of Code: codecombat
Games created by 6th grade computer elective class: Scratch


Below are some videos to help refresh work done in class.

  1. Create a Site
  2. Change the WebPage Theme
  3. Share Site
  4. Share with your Team or Teacher
  5. Edit Text
  6. Add a New Page
  7. Remove Comments or Attachments


Instructor: Mr. Huy (Wii) Nguyen
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Art

 

Mrs. Maria Galloway will continue as the art teacher this year!  
Kindergarden thru 6th grade will be focusing on fundamental drawing skills while learning color theory, tones and shading, and perspective. All grades will be using a variety of art mediums.  

Orchestra

Hesby Oaks Leadership Charter is proud to offer orchestra for students in grades 3-6.

Beginning Classes: Cello, Violin, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone

Classes are conducted every week by our orchestra teacher, Melissa Hathorn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Please contact Ms. Hathorn or the school office for more information.