Fourth Grade Technology Activities: Fourth grade students research natural disasters and the Grand Canyon. They also learn to use a green screen to create news reports to share their research.

September ~ October ~ November ~ December ~ January ~ February ~ 

~ March ~ April ~ May ~ June ~ 

Library Catalog ~ Databases ~

 

 

http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=ITKE&locid=mlin_n_staesl

Use the Kids InfoBits database for information on weather, landforms, erosion, animal adaptations, and more.

http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=eb_es&locid=mlin_n_staesl

The Encyclopedia Britannica is a good all purpose encyclopedia with articles written for elementary students.

Follet Destiny Library Catalog

Use the library catalog to find books in the school’s collection or to browse kid-friendly and grade appropriate websites.

Type to Learn

Students in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade have Type to Learn accounts. Students should make time to practice at home everyday.

 

 

 

September
1. Computer Lab Rules and Expectations
2. Dewey Decimal: Selfies in the Stacks
3. Library Catalog for Books

Kahoot

Kahoot
October
1. Internet Safety
2. Typing Practice
3. GRA Post Card Exchange
4. GRA Pen Pals

Dance Mat Typing

Dance Mat Typing
http://play.bbc.co.uk/play/pen/g8s4pb547b

Halloween Crossword Puzzle

Halloween Crossword Puzzle

Halloween Hop

Halloween Hop

Privacy Pirates

Privacy Pirates
http://mediasmarts.ca/sites/mediasmarts/files/games/privacy_pirates/
flash/PrivacyPirates_English/main.html
November
1. Google Drive Accounts
2. Library Catalog for Websites
3. Type to Learn

Type to Learn

Type to Learn

Kahoot!

Kahoot!

Dance Mat Typing

Dance Mat Typing

Keyboard Challenge

keyboard challenge

States Bingo

state bingo

Typing Race

Typing Race

USA Map Puzzle

Map Puzzle
December
1. Hour of Code
2. Write a Holiday Letter

Hour of Code: Moana

Moana

Hour of Code: Minecraft

Minecraft

Hour of Code: Puppy Adventure

Puppy Adventure

Hour of Code: Star Wars

Star Wars

Hour of Code: Candy Quest

Candy Quest

Type to Learn

Type to Learn

Hour of Code
Hour of Code
https://code.org/learn

Friendly Letter Maker
Friendly Letter Maker
http://www.abcya.com/friendly_letter_maker.htm
January
1. Natural Disaster Research
2. Britannica
3. KidsInfoBits

Type to Learn

Type to Learn

Britannica
Britannica

KidsInfoBits
KidsInfoBits

Google Drive
Google Drive
drive.google.com

February
1. Natural Disaster Research
2. MCAS Practice: Learning to use the MCAS tools

Type to Learn

Type to Learn

Valentine’s Day Word Search

Valentine's Day Word Search

Valentine’s Day Crossword
Valentine's Day Crossword

Google Drive

Drive
drive.google.com
March
1. Natural Disaster Research
2. Downloading Article from KidsInfoBits to Google Drive
3. Comparing Sources
4. MCAS Practice for Online Test

Word Search Creator

Word Search Creator

Crossword Puzzle Creator

Crossword Puzzle Creator

Easter Crossword
Easter Crossword

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Word Search

Easter Word Search

 

April
1. Making a Video
2. Green Screen
3. Poetry Appreciation


KidsInfoBits
 
KidsInfoBits
 

Britannica
Britannica

Fact Monster: This Day in History
Fact Monster
http://www.factmonster.com/dayinhistory
May
1. Grand Canyon Research
2. iPads: Explain Everything
3. iPads: DoInk!
June
1. Grand Canyon Research
2. Explain Everything
3. Green Screen

 

Library Catalog

https://swampscott.follettdestiny.com/common/welcome.jsp?site=104&context=saas39_2000441
Parents, you can help your student search for books in the school library from home. Just follow the link above.
Enter a keyword (or author or title) and press return on your keyboard. Be sure to write down the call number and take note of whether the book is currently available for check out (look to the right, if you see 1/1 copies available the book is on the shelf; if you see 0/1 copies available the book is currently checked out).


Databases

 
Use these databases to find pictures and articles from published magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias & other reference books, reports, and research articles. Please note searching the databases is quite different from searching the web. When searching databases you must be careful to enter search words, not search sentences. You must also separate different ideas using AND, such as, weather AND erosion.

Search Tips
1. Brainstorm keywords (a keyword is a word that describes your topic) and synonyms for your keywords
2. Use AND to separate keywords: Grand Canyon AND formed
3. Use NOT to eliminate ideas from the results: Grand Canyon NOT camping
4. Use * (asterisk) to search all word endings: river* returns articles that use the word river, rivers
5. Use quotation marks around phrases “grand canyon”
 

Science Databases
http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=ITKE&locid=mlin_n_staesl

Use the Kids InfoBits database for information on weather, landforms, erosion, animal adaptations, and more.

http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=eb_es&locid=mlin_n_staesl

The Encyclopedia Britannica is a good all purpose encyclopedia with articles written for elementary students.

 http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=SCIC&locid=mlin_n_staesl
Science in Context has articles on all science topics. The articles have been written for more advanced readers and elementary students may need help reading some articles.
http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=HWRC-1&locid=mlin_n_staesl

Use the Health & Wellness Resource Center to find articles from magazines and newspapers, as well as reports, encyclopedia entries, and book chapters for a wide range of health topics.

Social Studies Databases 

http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=ITKE&locid=mlin_n_staesl

Use the Kids InfoBits database for information on weather, landforms, erosion, animal adaptations, and more.

 http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=eb_es&locid=mlin_n_staesl
The Encyclopedia Britannica is a good all purpose encyclopedia with articles written for elementary students.
 http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=SP23&locid=mlin_n_staesl
The database has lots of information about Massachusetts. This is written for more advanced readers and students may need help reading some articles.
Language Arts Databases

http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=BIC1&locid=mlin_n_staesl

Use the Biography in Context database to find articles about people. The articles have been written for more advanced readers and elementary students may need help reading some articles.

http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=BNA&locid=mlin_n_staesl

Use the Books & Authors database to find information for a book report. You can search by book title, author, or genre. You can also search by geographic region, time period or character. The articles have been written for more advanced readers and elementary students may need help reading some articles.

Spanish Language Database

http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=eb_escolar&locid=mlin_n_staesl

Spanish edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica has articles written for Spanish speaking elementary students.

Remember to practice typing five minutes every day.