Third Grade

Assignments for the week of April 13th - April 17th

Objectives

Students will…

  • Use new code blocks to program an animated greeting card
  • Create a digital greeting card

Materials

  • Computers (1 per student) with student account access to Tynker.com
  • Make sure to complete lessons #1 and #2 before starting this lesson

Lesson 3: Animated Card Creator

Time: 25+ mins

Let’s celebrate! In this lesson, students will create their very own greeting card with music, a custom background, a friendly greeting, Actors, and special effects!

Assignments for the week of April 6th - April 10th

Objectives

Students will…

  • Recognize and describe patterns
  • Identify patterns in a sequence
  • Apply sequencing logic to solve puzzles
  • Use “repeat” and “repeat until” loops to solve puzzles
  • Identify conditions
  • Use conditional logic to solve puzzles

Materials

  • Computers (1 per student) with student account access to Tynker.com

Lesson 2: Candy Quest

Time: 70+ mins

This lesson is packed with puzzle modules that start off simple, but get progressively more challenging. Puzzle modules 2-8 are an extension from the previous lesson and use “walk,” “jump,” and “repeat” blocks. In puzzle modules 9-10, students are introduced to conditional loops using the “repeat until” and “repeat while” blocks as they help their character collect candy. Puzzle modules 11-13 ties it all together by combining conditional logic while introducing “if” and “if-else” blocks. Additionally, students will create and customize a character avatar!

Vocabulary

  • Pattern: Something that repeats
  • Condition: A logical expression that evaluates to true or false
  • Conditional Statement: A type of statement that executes different parts of the code based on whether a logical expression evaluates to true or false

Assignments for the week of March 30th - April 3rd

Objectives

Students will…

  • Identify and order steps to solve puzzles
  • Use new code blocks to create animated projects

Materials

  • Computers (1 per student) with student account access to Tynker.com

Lesson 1: Welcome to Tynker

Welcome! In this lesson, students are introduced to simple commands in a sequence to help Gus the astronaut reach an object. Additionally, students will create two space-themed projects. Below are code blocks you will run across in this lesson. Read through them before getting started.

Vocabulary

  • Code: The language that tells the computer what to do
  • Sequence: The order in which steps or events happen
  • Actor: Tynker characters and objects that can talk and interact with each other
  • Stage: The background of the project, where you can see a live feed from your camera and where the Actors are placed
  • Command: A specific action or instruction that tells the computer to do something
  • Loop: An action that repeats one or more commands over and over
  • Counting Loop: A loop that repeats one or more commands a specific number of times
  • Infinite Loop: A loop that repeats forever and does not end until the program stops

We are ready to sign into this amazing software!

  1. Go to tynker.com OR follow the link from the Google Classroom
  2. On the top right corner find Sign In button and click on it
  3. Choose Student as your role
  4. Sign in with Google using your school Google Account.
  5. From the menu choose Technology 3rd Grade with your teacher.
  6. Your assignment - Programming 100. This week you need to complete the very first lesson - Welcome to Tynker. No need to complete lesson #2 unless you would like to :)


Extra Resources for Students during school closures

MindSpark

Adaptive online tutoring system that helps students practice and learn mathematics.

BYJU Apps

The application features Disney’s timeless stories and characters, including those from Disney Princess, Frozen, Cars, Toy Story, Lion King and more! The app offering is built on the content expertise of BYJU’S, enhanced with Disney’s engaging stories and beloved characters.

The program offers a first-of-its-kind integration of offline to online ‘learn by doing’ experience with digitally enabled worksheets that offer real-time feedback. The application creates a friendly environment and transports young minds to a world of interactive videos, educational games, engaging quizzes, and activities.

Parents need to know that 2nd Grade Splash Math Education Learning Workbook lets kids practice second-grade level Common Core math skills in an entertaining way. You can choose skills and difficulty levels from categories including place value, count and compare, advanced addition, data and graphs, and more.

Parents can sign up for a free account that would allow progress tracking.

Education.com

Second grade will be a snap with our selection of interactive second grade games! Whether you want to reinforce your child's skills or build new ones, these second grade games give your child a learning experience that's both entertaining and challenging. Add and subtract, build complete sentences, master the computer keyboard, and much more!

Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more.

NetSmartz Kids

Resources such as movies, games, and songs can be used both at home and in the classroom. Watch as your child has fun while learning to be safe and responsible on and offline with Webster, Nettie, Clicky, Gig, Router, and the WizzyWigs (the bad guys online)!

Interland - Be Internet Awesome

Interland is an online adventure that teaches the key lessons of internet safety through four fun, challenging games. Play your way to being an Internet Legend.

Free Educational Games and Apps for Kids.

Mystery Science

Mystery Science combed through its past lessons and pulled the ones that were easiest to reproduce at home. Activities range from five-minute mini-lessons (including one called "How Does Hand Sanitizer Kill Germs," which seems appropriate right now), to full, 45- to 90-minute classes with hands-on experiments.

For remote teaching and learning, Crayola offers thousands of art-infused lesson plans that can be easily adapted for virtual experiences.

Typing Dance Mat

You start by learning the home row keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons, introducing new letters as you progress. You’ll soon be touch typing like an expert! At the end of each level you can test your typing speed and get a fun reward.

Typing Club

TypingClub's lesson plan contains over 600 lessons, guiding students from individual keys through numbers and punctuation, and all the way to a goal of 75 WPM.

The carefully designed lessons include instructional videos, educational games, cross-curricular content, and other interactive experiences.

Outschool

Outschool offers live, online classes for ages 3 to 13, and, for a limited time due to a big donation, it's signing up families affected by school closures into $300,000 worth of online classes (limit $200 per family). And if you're not one of the lucky ones, the lessons are still very affordable — some are as low as $5 per class.

GoNoodle

When it's time for them to get up and move around, this always-free app has videos that kids can follow along with for a little dance break. They're also coming up with daily activities for parents to use at home.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Similarly, the Cosmic Kids yoga videos are good for a few minutes peace and quiet so you can work — we mean, a nice stretch and mindfulness break in the middle of all the academic learning. The app requires a subscription, but you can watch the videos on YouTube.

America's Test Kitchen Kids is making all of its recipes, activities, and experiments free.

Parent Tips

We've rounded up a few ideas for how to enact self-care for the whole family—with the help of media and tech, and sometimes without it. Read the article here.

Learning with technology, whether with a math app, a video how-to, or a wiki, opens up a new world of discovery for kids. And as they access information in novel ways, kids are preparing for life in a new interconnected, global world. Learn how to spot the good stuff, find the right products for your kids' needs, and foster a love of learning.

Reading Common Sense Media reviews of YouTube channels is a good way to get a sense of their age-appropriateness and quality. And digging into the videos themselves -- watching with your kids or on your own -- is wise. You never know what's going to come up on a particular channel, since all the content is user-generated.

Read full article here.

If you're wondering which parental controls to install on your desktop, laptop, or tablet, the answer might be right at your fingertips -- literally! The top three internet browsers -- Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari -- each offer settings and add-ons to help make your kid's online experience more age-appropriate. With a few tweaks, you can block sites, filter search results, and even create a white list of sites that are OK for your kid...

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