Monday, March 31, 2014

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5th Graders

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4th Grade Bootcamp Begins Today

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

The lesson:
  1. Students will name their iPad first name, first initial of last name, and homeroom (e.g., CarolY45Mangiantini)
    1. Touch Settings on the main page
    2. Touch General on the left
    3. Touch About on the right
    4. Touch Name and type in first name, first initial of last name, and homeroom (e.g., CarolY23Mangiantini)
    5. Press Blue Done when finished

  1. The Students will enroll their iPads
    1. Swipe to page 3 or Spotlight Search "Enroll iPad"
    2. Login with Google Username (cyou123 only … NOT
    3. Enter Password
    4. Follow directions to enroll (3 profiles).  Continue process until message "Enrollment Complete"
    5. Take a screenshot of "Enrollment Complete" by pressing the Home and Power Buttons simultaneously.

  1. The students will set up their gmail account
    1. Touch Settings on the main page
    2. Touch Mail, Contacts, Calendars on the left
    3. Touch Add Account on the right
    4. Touch Google
    5. Type in Name, email (, password
    6. In Description, type "OP97 Student Email"
    7. Press Next

4. Take the Survey

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Great Expectations!

On Wednesday the 5th grade teachers will be working hard and digging deeper into math. It is expected that you will be careful with your iPad and use it responsibly. Be smart.

When your substitute teacher asks you to Flip your iPad or store it in a specific location, please cooperate. If you are given the opportunity to use the iPad for learning, use it for it's intended purpose. Keep track of your iPad and show what you know about responsible iPad use. 

There is so much learning we can do. Misuse of your device gets in the way and it takes time we could be using to create! 

All 5th grade students should expect to go out on the playground during lunch tomorrow. Have some fun! 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Let's Make a Movie Poster

About Movie Posters

A movie poster is a very important piece of advertising that relies on images and taglines to convey a message. A tagline is a short and concise phrase that captures the attention of people passing by. Here are some popular taglines you might be familiar with, does the name of the movie come to mind?

A long, time ago in a galaxy far, far away
Who you gonna call?
The image used for a movie poster should capture the attention of people passing by and invite them to see the movie. Here are some things to consider when creating an image

You will be creating a movie poster about your revolutionary war research project. Your poster has to capture the attention of people passing by. Here are some things to consider when creating your image:
  • attention
  • interest 
  • desire
  • action

The Assignment

Create a movie poster, using Big Huge Labs, to advertise a movie about the subject of your American Revolution research.  Big Huge Labs will walk you through the steps and prompt you to Include an image, a title, and two taglines.

Here are the steps:
  1. Find or create a picture and save it in your photos.
  2. Go to Big Huge Labs  and select "Movie Poster"
  3. Upload the picture and fill in the blanks to complete the poster.
  4. Take a snapshot of your completed poster and post it one of our walls.
  5. If you run out of room on wall 1, try wall 2.
Wall 1

Wall 2

Things to consider:

  1. Do the words capture the attention of people passing by? If not, how can the colors and font be changed to achieve the goal? 
  2. Are your taglines catchy and easy to remember?
  3. Submit your best work to the wall.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Check Your Understanding

5th grade students have been given the priviledge of using an iPad at home and at school for learning. We expect you to make good decisions and behave in ways that are safe, responsible and respectful.

Please complete the form below to demonstrate your understanding of some of the responsibilities that come along with bringing an iPad home for learning.

Take your time and read it carefully. This is a 100% mastery quiz. That means you can take it as many times as you like, but you must get all the answers correct. The form will teach you. Grownups will help you. Good luck!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

iLearn 97 Parent Information Night

To prepare to send the iPads home with students, all parents were asked to attend an information night. The presentation shared has been recorded. It can be viewed along with a form to make sure all families understand the important information discussed. Students should take a look at the form to make sure you understand some very important ideas. We hope families have reviewed the iLearn97 Parent Handbook as well.

iLearn 97 Parent Information Night

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

No Apps Store

Did you know?

It is a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy to download an app from your personal account to a school device.