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Becoming tomorrow's digital citizens

Rings of Responsibility


Please excuse the size of this image.  Students will be using it to practice a skill of copy, paste and cite your source.  A lesson adapted from the Rings Of Responsibility lesson at commonsensemedia.org.  In this lesson students learn about the responsibilities that they have to themselves, friends and family, and the larger community when they use the internet in  Safe, Responsible and Respectful way.

























Parents:  Mrs. Dotts uses this website as a parent as well as a teacher.  In fact as a Parent, i discovered the valuable resources this site has to offer regarding reviewing the media my children were interacting with.  The website has been used to determine what kinds of games for her son to purchase as well as decision making regarding appropriate movies to view.  Please use the tools here with your family.  http://www.commonsensemedia.org/

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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

A site we used in class for image editing can be found at Pixlr.com.


Also remember you can use ‘cleanvideosearch’  as you look for this short YouTube video that shows how a photo is edited before it is placed in an advertisement or magazine cover.  Clean video search scrubs the ‘suggested videos and the comments from the screen which can provide an even safer video experience.


If your really looking for something to do, check out this new blog!


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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 November and December is a study of an animal.  The final product will be in the Brochure format.  Example brochures can be found here.


AnimalBrochureSolid pages

These templates have non-printing guides that show the page numbers, so students don’t get ‘lost’.  In technology class we will practice inserting images and formatting the pages after Thanksgiving.

Additionally, students can use clipart.com with our subscription  in order to download pictures for their brochures.


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