Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Computer Smarts Try-It

1. Be Prepared (Fri. 1/22/10):

I read the safety pledge and signed it.

2. Finding a Favorite (Sat. 1/23/10):

Yahooligans.com was full of games but was not a search engine. Instead, I went to factmonster.com and learned about Emma Watson. I never knew she was born in 1990! Emma Watson is an actor from Harry Potter, and I'm a huge fan.

3. (They skipped this number in the book)

4. Surfing the Net (Sat. 1/23/10):

.org #1 = http://www.gogirlsonly.org

.org #2 = http://www.learner.org/interatives/parkphysics/index.html

.com #1 = http://www.americangirl.com/fun/

.com #2 = http://www.brainpop.com

.gov #1 = http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html

.gov #2 = http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/woman/intro.html

5. Making a Chart (Tues. 1/26/10):

6. Computers and Work (Tues. 1/26/10):

My mom uses our computer for her PhD. She writes assignments and very long essays and then sends them to her professor. In work, she uses a computer to write lesson plans and keep grades and attendance. It makes her job easier because it's faster than writing it all down.

7. Computers and Play (Fri. 1/22/10):

I played this pop star game on gogirlsonly. It was really fun!

Point, Click, and Go Try-It

1. Making the Computer Work (Tues. 1/12/10):

We learned these things on the desktop computer and the laptop. They were easy.

2. Computer Language (Thurs. 1/21/10):

Software - Data that is stored digitally that includes games and programs for the computer.

Program - It is instructions for the computer. It tells the computer how to do stuff, like to type and other cool stuff.

Database - It is an electronic file cabinet where data is stored.

Hardware - The computer and all of the visible appliances.

Icon - A little picture of a program on the computer that you can double click and open the program.

Font - The different kinds and shapes of letters.

Memory - It helps to store stuff, remember stuff, and run programs on the computer.

Laptop Computer - The computer on which Mom does her PhD. You can put this one in a bag and take it with you.

Desktop Computer - The computer is the one that Dad plays the bicycle games on. it is too big and heavy and not portable.

Your computer's desktop - The screen that you see when the computer is on.

3. Write a Story (Tues. 1/19/10):

4. Playing a Game (Thurs. 1/7/10):

I played the Buzz Lightyear game on the NASA Kids' Club website. It was really fun!

5. Creating (Tues. 1/12/10):

I wrote a thank you note to my grandma and grandpa for the Christmas card and gift that they sent me.

6. Talk Time (Tues. 1/12/10):

I chatted online before my online class and it was really fun! One of the people on the other line said, "Hellloooooooooo" It was really funny!