Rotation: #5

Lesson: Internet Safety- Know the Rules/Password Rap

Date: September 24-October 1, 2012

  • 1st graders will navigate through the website and play some of the games and videos that support our internet safety unit.
  • We will discuss the importance of remembering the UYN Rules and how to create a Safe Password and the reasons why. We will also discuss the importance of keeping personal information private.
The children will learn about how to create a secure password with including numbers as letters. We will do an activity with our names, where numbers are included. We will guess who's name belongs to whom.


When you create a password, substitute a number where a letter would appear, according to the chart above. Some examples:
  • scuba becomes 5cu8a
  • water becomes w4t3r
  • icecream becomes 1c3cr34m

The NetSmartz Password Rap!!
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BrainPop Internet Safety Video
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Password Generator for Kids

Rotation: #4

Lesson: Internet Safety

Date: September 14-21, 2012

  • Students in 1st grade will begin their unit on Internet Safety. We will use the NetSmartz materials and resources to discuss relevant topics on Digital Citizenship.
  • The students will participate in watching Router's Birthday Surprise. It is an educational presentation about internet safety and appropriately learning how to identify inappropriate situations and solutions for them.
    • We will review the Webville Outlaws and the NetSmartz characters.
    • There will be relevant and meaningful discussions throughout the presentation that pertains to the content that's being delivered
    • If time allows, the children will explore and play some games related to the video.
All of the teaching resources can be found here.
Here are the characters that will help us along!

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Rotation: #3

Lesson: Playing with KidPix

Date: Sept 6-13, 2012

  • TSW practice logging on without assistance.

  • Introduce Kidpix and introduce the tools. (Have them log on as Tech Lab and select GO)

  • Show the draw, paint, fill and color wheel.

  • TSW explore the program and create something of their own using the tools introduced.

  • Learn how to exit the program.

  • Log off


When the kids have finished with KidPix, they can play another Mousing Game called Bees and Honey!
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Rotation: #2

Lesson: Mousing Around

Date: August 24- Sept 5, 2012


  • Practice Logging on and off the computer

  • Play the Mousing Around Activity and then choose a game on the Mini Mouse Website below

Mousing Around Activity

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Mini Mouse Activity

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Rotation: #1

Lesson: Welcome to the IDEA LAB

Date: August 16-23, 2012

Students in 1st grade will officially join me in the IDEA LAB! This will be their first experience with technology and using the MacBook Airs. It will be an exciting year with lots of cool projects and collaboration.

  • Idea Lab Presentation

  • Practice Logging on to your computer (hello/jello)

    • Open Photo Booth and explore the application

    • Log off of your computer