Technology

Notes For Parents

Welcome to technology class!  This class will be attended once per week by all grades.  I am very excited to be teaching computer skills, problem solving, keyboarding, coding, project creation, and even the internal workings of computers this year!  Technology is a wonderful tool for both fun and learning. 

Goals for the Year

Students will be able to generate ideas, research, and use technology tools in successful as well as safe ways.  We will be learning safety with all technology tools, how to use computers, how to code, as well as what is inside a computer and how it works.  Students will not be only users of content, but generators of information and ideas!

About the Teacher

About the Teacher:

This is my third year at Academy of Dover Charter School as the Technology Teacher!  My degree is technology in education.  It is exciting to see students learn new ways to open doors with technology and comforting to know that they will be prepared to work in an increasingly technology based world!

Some of my favorite things:

Color: Orange

Time of year:  Fall with the cool weather and beautiful colors!

Book: ANY, I love to read!

Family:  My family includes my husband, two teenagers, 3 dogs (Harley, Rusty, and Lazy), a leopard gecko (Fred), and two cats (Max and Tom)!

Drink:  MiO fruit punch water

 

Homework

Type, Type, Type!  Practice is key!  Anyone can learn to type accurately and quickly, it just takes practice!  

Contact the Teacher

I can be contacted via the school phone number: (302) 674-0684 or email: ada.todd@aod.k12.de.us

Upcoming Tests, Quizzes and Projects

November brings cool air and CODING!  Students in all grades are learning coding in various ways.  Kindergarten and first are learning the directional commands for coding through games such as Kodable and Dr Suess coding.  Second and Third learn about algorythems and conditions before using Code.org and other games to code.   Fourth and Fifth learn about conditional statements, jobs in coding, use of coding, and delve into coding their own characters in programs such as Scratch.  All coding programs are accessible under their grade level tab on the protopage website.  Code.org also has many tools for learning coding and coding languages that students can use to enhance their understanding of the topic outside of our general overview.  Feel free to contact me if your student wants to learn more through one of these tools!  December will lead to hour of code before moving into safety.

Odyssey of the Mind is on a roll!  Students are busy planning, writing, and building in preparation for their competition in March!

Links

You can reach a web page created for each grade level as well as a parent page that keeps you up to date in the progress of the curriculum for each grade at :  http://www.protopage.com/mrstoddtech#Parents_

Classroom Rules and Expectations

Classroom behavior expectations:

We are looking forward to a great year with Technology at Academy of Dover!  In order to ensure that we have a safe and effective learning environment we have the following guidelines in place. Should a student be off task, choosing to not follow rules, or otherwise impeding the learning of another student they will receive a "stop sign".  Should they receive three stop signs, they will be removed from the activity and will receive a phone call home.  Should a student be intentionally attempting to harm another student, they will be immediately referred to the office.

We also have a whole class reward that students can use to earn a party during class time.  To earn this reward they simply remain productive and following the class rules.  Each class they do this they earn a letter.  Once the letter spells the chosen word, they have earned a party.

 

All students are expected to adhere to the school   expectations of:

 “Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible”