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Fourth graders had fun in the Jackson Library this week after enjoying the read aloud, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs. We used a glossary, looked at context clues, made predictions, and folded a fortune teller.
Thanks to Spark Creativity, Betsy Mork, for her digital name tent idea and Google Drive template! The fourth and fifth graders are loving it during remote learning! Just post in your Google Drive, share it with your students, and share the link to it in your Google Classroom! The kids love it. Check out their creativity!
STEPS to post this assignment to your Google Classroom:
- Download the zip file to your C Drive
- Choose the Google Drive Editable Printable file
- Click the ENABLE EDITING button
- Right click on the assignment link
- Choose OPEN LINK
- It will ask: Would you like to make a copy? Click the blue MAKE A COPY BUTTON of Hi My Name Is
- The template will open. Click on the name of the file and rename it for your class
- Go to your Google Classroom
- Click the black +CREATE button
- Choose ASSIGNMENT
- Create the title and type the instructions
- Click ADD LINK
- Paste the link to the renamed assignment in your Google Drive. If you can’t find the link, click SHARE again on the assignment in Google Drive to get it, copy it, and go to ADD (paperclip) under your assignment description and paste the link.
- When you add the assignment link, be sure to use the drop down menu next to it to choose EACH STUDENT WILL GET A COPY
- Change the menu settings on the right:
- TOPIC: Is Week (1): August 17-21
- POINTS: I put UNGRADED
- STUDENTS ASSIGNED – I don’t assign it to certain stu
- AT THE TOP: Click black ASSIGN button to get the pull-down menu
- Choose SCHEDULE and set the date you want the students to receive the assignment
- If you change your mind when you want it to be assigned, you can go back to the black ASSIGN button and go to SCHEDULE and change the date.
Check out Betsy’s awesome blog!
Here’s an astronaut reading the book: If I Were an Astronaut.
Here’s how to play the asynchronous Kahoot game:
- Log in to your Kahoot account.
- Create the Kahoot
- Synchronous: Choose for virtual classrooms
- Asychronous: Choose for self-paced learning
- Choose the start end date time frame. Choose other settings. Make sure it says ‘Challenge’ instead of ‘Game’. Challenge means on their own time and Game is to play live.
6. Copy the URL to give to the kids.
Here’s the game I made for the kids to play to go with If I Were an Astronaut:
Here’s how you can make your own GIF to put in Google Slides:
- Record yourself doing something. Be sure you make all of the movements similar so the start and end loop don’t look strange.
2. Upload it to a GIF-maker app. Mac offers these in their app store:
3. Upload the GIF to the Unscreen web app and remove the background.
4. Upload your finished file to Lunapic. Choose ANIMATIONS from the menu at the top. Click EDIT GIF animation. Click drop down menu next to LOOPING and choose how many times you want the GIF to loop. Click APPLY.
5. SAVE it and import it into Google Slides.
You can move it and resize it there.