ALEX Learning Activity

  

My Number Thoughts

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Dawn Walker
System:Mobile County
School:Olive J Dodge Elementary School
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 83
Title:
My Number Thoughts
Digital Tool/Resource:
ABCya WordCloud
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

This word cloud generator will provide an engagement activity for ALEX Lesson # 32258 It's Number Time.

This online word cloud generator is appropriate for second grade students.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: K
2) Demonstrate use of input devices.

Examples: Mouse, touch screen, keyboard.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will use a mouse and keyboard to enter information.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • mouse
  • keyboard
  • screen
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • input devices are used to manipulate computing devices or enter information.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • use a mouse, keyboard, or other input device to navigate on computing devices and enter information.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • they may need to use other pieces of equipment to navigate, select programs, or enter information into a computing device.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: K
7) Locate letters and numbers on the keyboard.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will show where named letters and numbers are on a keyboard.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • keyboard
  • letters
  • numbers
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • where letters and numbers are located on a keyboard.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • point to letters and numbers on a keyboard when prompted.
  • can type simple words using a keyboard.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • the letters and numbers on a keyboard are the same on every standard English keyboard.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 1
10) Identify an appropriate tool to complete a task when given guidance and support.

Examples: Choosing a word processing tool to write a story, choosing a spreadsheet for a budget.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will determine which digital tool that would work best to complete a specific task.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • video
  • audio
  • word processing
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to determine which tools and applications would be best to complete certain tasks such as word processing, video, audio, presentation, drawing, and/or calculating.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • choose an appropriate digital tool to complete a given task.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • certain digital tools lend themselves to communicate certain ideas better.
  • the way in which they like to communicate ideas and information may be different than another person.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 1
17) Use digital devices with a variety of operating systems.

Examples: Interactive boards, tablets, laptops, other handheld devices

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will determine which is the best device to use based on the project they would like to complete.
  • will perform basic touchscreen functions to complete tasks.
  • will perform basic functions on desktop and laptop computing devices.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • devices
  • tablets
  • desktop
  • laptop
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • different devices have different capabilities and functions.
  • basic features and how to use them on tablet/touchscreen devices.
  • basic features and how to use them on desktop and laptops.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • determine basic reasons to select which device is best to use based on what they want to do.
  • use the basic features of touchscreen devices to access and interact with programs.
  • use the basic features of desktop and laptops to interact with programs.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • different digital devices have different capabilities.
  • devices must be selected for use based on what they want to do.
  • tablets, laptops, and desktops have various features and are useful in a variety of ways.
Learning Objectives:

Students will create a "Cloud" of math words pertaining to "Numbers".

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
After/Explain/Elaborate
Activity:

The student(s) will recall math vocabulary words and use them to create a word cloud for the word "Number".

The student(s) will choose fonts and color to enhance their cloud.

The student(s) will save their clouds and present them to the class.

Assessment Strategies:

Have students share their word clouds or print and display. Check if following words are used temperature, time, hundreds, ones, tens, even, odd, more, less.


Advanced Preparation:

This activity can be used as an introduction to word clouds or as independent work.

The word cloud could be generated at the end of the week after completing the "It's Number Time" presentation.

Variation Tips (optional):

Teachers may choose to introduce this activity whole group. The students can share math words pertaining to numbers while the teacher enters them into the cloud generator.

Notes or Recommendations (optional):
 
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