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Common Sense Media


Common Sense Media (http://www.commonsensemedia.org/) “Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.” Follow this link for some “Digital Fun for Creative Kids”  They have developmentally appropriate activities Crafting and Creating […]

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Spring is beginning to Burst into Summer!


At 3, 4th and 5th grades we have been diligently building our technology skills. 5th Graders are gathering photos to insert them into a PhotoStory.  it is a Microsoft Program that is similar to MovieMaker, which is also a safe and free download from Microsoft. We also are learning about how digital editing of photographs […]

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MSP Preparedness


The third, fourth and fifth Graders have had a lot of opportunities to practice using the Testing interface.  They are pretty familiar with using the computer to show their learning.  Each year, in order to ensure the students are making adequate improvement, they use the Scholastic Program which cycles them through Reading and Math questions. […]

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March-ing on to Spring Break!


Useful yo-yo resources. These videos are filtered through iboss clean video search. Grant Johnson Evolution Grant Johnson Revolution Grant Johnson Theory How- to Videos    First Steps  How to Hold and Throw a yo-yo Hold , throw, and a sleeper. Some tricks Tidal Wave The videos presented by “expert village” — How to do basic yo-yo […]

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video 1     video 2    video 3   First BE FOREWARNED!  Our environment is soon to be filled with Scientists!!  Our annual science fair is approaching. Students are to choose a project where they CONTROL a VARIABLE.  We have discussed the difference between interesting science questions and questions that are great for a Science […]

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Please visit the pages called Library Media and Internet safety.  These will give you an idea of what we have been working on inside while waiting for it to snow outside. I have been telling the 5th grade students to limit their screen time to less than two hours a day.  It is healthier for […]

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First Trimester has come to an end.  Students all have a great foundation in basic computer skills. Click  5th Grade to view the Report Card Letter.  This note went home with the Report card to show what it takes to be meeting standard at Arcadia Elementary’s Technology Class.   Fourth grade Student’s classroom Book Project for […]

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We are rolling now.


The month of September, like the regular classroom, was filled with assessments. Students in each grade completed Scholastic Reading Inventory and the Scholastic Math Inventory. These assessments just learn how students work with text from books and how they work with math concepts. With this information, the classroom teacher can make instructional decisions more tailored […]

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School is IN!


Welcome Back to school!   There have been quite a few changes here at Awesome Arcadia!  Several new teachers and a complete change for me.  No longer do I have the pleasure of developing a positive learning climate for the entire year or two.  Now, I get to see all 460 student for about 45 […]

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