Mrs. Jarvis - Nivens 
Design & Technology

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Kindergarten - 4th Grade Technology Resources

Typing and Keyboard Games

To help prepare our students for the Next Generation Assessments on computers, they need to master typing and navigating the keyboard. Below are a bunch of great links to keyboarding and typing games for all grade levels that students can work on at home or during free time at school to increase their computer skills. 

How to use Paint        Review Paint             Home Key Practice           Use Mouse
The World Wide Web                   Key Text                                       URLs              

Computer Applications Activities                                 Computer Literacy Activities  
Design Technology Activities                               Information Technology Activities
Technology Activities                                            
Kindergarten Keyboarding and Mouse Games
Keyboarding Zoo                     Key Seeker                      Find the Letter                        Keyboard Game                      Cup Staking                      Jump Key 
Keyboard Climber                  Type Rocket Jr.                  Wack-A-Letter
Mouse Skill Games                   Mini Mouse Games              Bees & Honey
Jumping Monkey                    Pop A Balloon                    Air Hockey
1st Grade Keyboard and Typing Games
Keyphant                        Keyboard Revolution         Alpha Munchies     Snake ABC  
Tip Tap Keys                  Meteor Game                      Bubbles                    Labeling
Typing Adventure          Type Rocket                           Mouse Skill Games
Animal Games                Cluttergrams Jr. Typing      Keyboard Climber 
Keyboarding Zoo 2        Arachnid Falls                     Typing Course         
Typing Factory               Keyboard Ninja                      Fun Typing Games     

               2nd-4th Grade Keyboard and Typing Games

Tetris                             Key Bricks                  Alpha Munchies       Picture Match

Typing Racing             Cup Stacking              Spider Letters          Retro Typer

Sight Word Practice            Cluttergrams Jr. Typing                   Spelling Practice      

Typing Course                     Fun Typing Games                           Keyboarding Zoo 2

Students can learn how to develop their own 
phone and tablet apps

Hour of Code

Learn how to code to create various types of video games in an array of different styles. 


3rd Grade Log-in


4th Grade Log-in


5th Grade Log-in

Flappy Game - Design your own Flappy Bird Game

Video Game Design

Create Your Own Mario Brothers Flash Game

Create 3 of your own Super Mario Brother game levels under "Level Editor". Then test your own level to see if you need to make it harder, easier, or add more objects and details. 


Beginning Video Game Design:      

Gamestar Mechanic     Join My Class

Design your own maze style video game where you create a maze and you have to navigate your avatar through the maze without being hit by the enemies and get to the door. 

Name: Jarvis-Nivens Tech Class (JNTech)

Username: IHPCS     Password: Imagine


Advanced Video Game Design:     

Design a variety of different video games 

Scratch   Username: IHPCS     Password: imagine 


Flowlab    Email: [email protected]     Password: hornets  

                      Username: Imagine


Design Your Own Super Mario World Scene (Picture Only)


Design Your Own Super Mario Brothers Scene (Picture Only)


Design A Variety of Sonic Game Scenes (Pictures Only)

3D Buildings

Isometric Drawing Tool

Use this interactive tool to create building with a pattern on isometric dot paper. You can shift, rotate, color, decompose, and view in 2‑D or 3‑D. Start by clicking on the cube along the left side; then, place cubes on the grid where you would like them.

Great Educational Websites
ABCya!        FunBrain                Knowledge Adventure           Starfall        Shepard Software   Cookie Kids        Turtle Diary         Decorating Games

ABCya!

Word Clouds            Make An Animation         Story Maker            Make A Robot       

Make A Face            Find the Technology        Letter Creator         Build A House      

Tangrams                Shape Construction            Paint

Holiday Games

Christmas Tree Fun             Make A Christmas Tree       Make A Gingerbread House

Christmas Lights                 Christmas Lights Math           Super Santa Jr.         

Blocky Christmas                Ball Ornament Puzzle              Civiballs Christmas    

Factory Balls Christmas      Sugar, Sugar                           Candy Cane Timberman

Snoring Winter                     Make A Snowman                    Make A Present  

Santa Shop                            Nutcracker Game                    Reindeer Round Up

Present Stack                       Santa's Rampage                      Santa Launch 

Baking with Santa                Christmas Donuts                     Gingerbread Cupcakes

Christmas Cake Chef           Cake Pops                                Christmas Cookies

Princesses Dressup             Holiday Makeover                    Barbie Christmas

Christmas Pac Man              Untangle Xmas Lights            Spot the Difference

Catch the Presents              Wack A Grinch                         Light The Tree

Flying Santa                          Super Santa                     Make A Snowflake in Silk Art 

Super Santa Kicker             Catch the Candy                       Christmas Cat 

Christmas Mario                  Mario Christmas                        Sonic Christmas

Snow Plow Racing               Sleigh Racing                           Santa's Ride

Christmas Word Search      Christmas Crossword Puzzle  

Christmas Coloring Pages     


Hanukkah Word Search      Hanukkah Coloring Page       Dreidels Coloring Page

Hanukkah Puzzle                 Hanukkah Candles                Send A Kwanzaa Card

Learn How To Be Safe Online

Interland


Play various games to learn how to be safe online and be Internet Awesome!


Internet Safety Video                       Internet Safety Video: Cyber 5

Internet Safety with NetSmartz Kids

Watch the Rules of Online Safety rap 

Watch What Rule Is It Anyways? and see if you know how to be safe on the Internet. 


Watch the Outlaw Roundup Interactive Video and learn about the bad people to watch out for online and help charge them to put the bad guys in jail.

Online Outlaws

Meet Me Mack - He tries to get kids to meet him face to face off the Internet

Wanta Know WallyHe tries to get your personal information like phone number and address

Look At Dis LouieHe shows kids bad pictures and websites on the Internet  that might make them feel sad, scared, or confused

Potty Mouth Pete- He is a cyberbully and uses mean and bad words on the Internet

Elements of Art & Principals of Design

Explore several great activites on The Elements of Art on Brain Pop Jr. 

Explore Art Concepts on Brain Pop

Elements of Art: Line, Shape, Color, Value, Form, Texture, Space

(Click on each Art Element for the video)

Principals of Design: Balance, Contrast, Emphasis, Movement, Pattern, Rhythm, Unity

Explore the Elements of Art & Principals of Design  online with The Artist Tool Kit

--Click on each section, watch the video, find the vocabulary, and then create your own.

After completing the activities you should be able to describe each Element of Art and Principals of Design then give an example.    

Color Games

Learn Your Colors & Shapes                       Colors Video  
K-1: Color Sorting Game                             Color Sorting Game 2        
Curious George Mix & Paint                       Interactive Color Wheel     
Shapes & Color Bingo                                 Paint

Op Art 

Optical Art (Op Art) is a mathematically-themed form of Abstract art, which uses repetition of simple forms and colors to create vibrating effects, patterns, foreground-background confusion, an exaggerated sense of depth, and other visual effects. Op Art is based on tricks of visual perception: manipulating rules of perspective to give the illusion of three-dimensional space, mixing colors to create the impression of light and shadow, and so on. With Optical Art, the rules that the viewer's eye uses to try to make sense of a visual image are themselves the "subject" of the artwork. 

Create a Moving Op Art slide show
Op Art Color Families Project:
Use the Elements of Art- Color, Value, Line, and Shape to create a Op Art picture using one of the color families, warm colors, cool colors, primary colors, or secondary colors. Students can use values of the warm and cool colors. Completely cover the Paint "canvas" with geometric shapes layering the shapes over top of each other all over the "canvas" using the shape tool. Then use the paint bucket tool to fill in the areas created by the layering shapes. Do not put the same color next to itself. 
Sketchpad (drawing tool)

Primary Colors:

Red Blue Yellow

Cool Colors:

Blue Green Violet

Secondary Colors:

Orange Green Violet

Warm Colors:

Red Orange Yellow

Shapes

Tangrams                            Shape Construction                  Super Shape Builder        
Building Blocks                  Chickens In Space                     Slice the Box
Shapes Counting               Shape Building                           Shape Tornado

Emojis

The word emoji literally means "picture" (e) + "character" (moji) = emoji An emoji is a small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion in electronic communication.

Sketchpad (drawing tool)

Create an emoji of you and/or your mood in Sketchpad and incorporate the Elements of Art- line, color, value, and shape. 

Think about how colors convey mood and feelings:

Warm Colors (Red, Orange, Yellow) convey happiness

Cool Colors (Blue, Green, Violet) convey sadness

Pattern Songs and Videos

Pattern Games

Moon Rock Patterns         Pattern Game           Pattern Memory      Pattern Vortex
Recognize Patterns          Pattern Matcher        Paul Pattern           Complete Pattern
Describing Patterns          Growing Patterns    Safe Code Pattern   Pattern Grow      Superhero Patterns           Pattern Quest           Goose Patterns       Pattern Games  Shape Patterns               Fuzz Bugs Patterns        BOMO Art           

Create Your Own Rangoli With A Repeating Pattern

Geometry - Learn the Basics of Patterns Video

Rangoli is an art form from India in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals.  Rangolis are usually made during Indian festivals such as Diwalli and contain repeating patterns.                                                                                  

Silk Pattern Art                                         Kaleidoscope Painter  

Design A Building With A Pattern

M.C. Escher Tessellations and Patterns

Maurits Cornelis (M.C) Escher (June 17,1898 – March 27,1972) 

was a graphic artist born in the Netherlands who made mathematically inspired woodcutslithographs, and mezzotints. His work features mathematical objects and operations including impossible objects, explorations of infinity, reflection, symmetryperspective, truncated and stellated polyhedra

hyperbolic geometry, and tessellations.

A tessellation is a pattern of shapes that tiles a plane with no gaps and no overlaps. Each of the six shapes available in this Shape Tool Site are able to tessellate. That is, you can arrange multiple copies of any of the shapes to completely cover the plane. 

Sound Patterns

Sound Patterns           Melody Maker           Sound Burst          Monster Music
 Create your own music patterns on  Soundation
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Symmetry Games

Symmetry Sort                          Symmetry of Objects          Symmetry Dot to Dot  Symmetry Garden                     Lines of Symmetry             Drag Lines of Symmetry 

Reflective Symmetry Art          Symmetry Match                 Symmetry Shuffle 

IXL Lines of Symmetry                   Cuckoo Symmetry              Symmetry Painting

Silk Pattern Art                          Kaleidoscope Painter         Symmetry Art Patterns

Symmetry Song                        Symmetry Video 

A-Z Alphabet Books

Alphabet Books Kindergarten

  • Assign a letter to each student    (Alphabet Sign-up Sheet)
  • Complete Alphabet Plan Sheet- Write your letter in uppercase and lowercase and draw a picture of something that starts with your letter, label your picture
  • Create a picture in Microsoft Paint
  • Draw your letter large in Uppercase and Lowercase (Bb)
  • Draw an object that starts with your letter (baseball, baseketball, bumblebee, butterfly) 


We will put all the students' letter pictures together to create a Class Alphabet Book

Alphabet Books 1st Grade

  • Assign a letter to each student   (Alphabet Sign-up Sheet)
  • Complete Alphabet Plan Sheet- Write your letter in uppercase and lowercase and draw 2 pictures of things that starts with your letter, label your pictures
  • Create a picture in Microsoft Paint
  • Draw your letter large in Uppercase and Lowercase (Bb)
  • Draw an object that starts with your letter (baseball, baseketball, bumblebee, butterfly) 
  • Add an image from the Internet that starts with your letter (Batman, buildings, bulldozer, bowling)


We will put all the students' letter pictures together to create a Class Alphabet Book 

Alphabet Books 2nd Grade

  • Assign a letter to each student (Alphabet Sign-up Sheet)
  • Complete Alphabet Plan Sheet- Write your letter in uppercase and lowercase and draw 5 pictures of things that starts with your letter, label your pictures
  • Create a picture in Microsoft Paint
  • Draw your letter large in Uppercase and Lowercase (Bb)
  • Draw 3 objects that start with your letter (baseball, baseketball, bumblebee, butterfly) 
  • Add 3 images from the Internet that start with your letter (Batman, buildings, bulldozer, bowling)


We will put all the students' letter pictures together to create a Class Alphabet Book 

Alphabet Alliteration Books 3rd Grade

  • Assign a letter to each student   (Alphabet Sign-up Sheet)
  • Complete Alphabet Alliteration Plan Sheet- Write an alliteration sentence using your letter, and plan out how to illustrate your sentence by drawing the objects in your sentence and choosing a background.
  • Create a picture in Microsoft Paint
  • Draw or type your letter in Uppercase and Lowercase (Bb)
  • Create an Alliteration sentence using your letter 
  • (Big beautiful blue butterflies bounce by the beach)
  • Illustrate your alliteration sentence by drawing the objects in your sentence that start with your letter and by adding images from the Internet that are in your sentence (blue butterflies, beach)


We will put all the students' Alphabet Alliteration pictures together to create a Class Book and they will present and read their class books to the kindergarten and 1st grade students.

Alphabet Alliteration Books 4th Grade

  • Assign a letter to each student  (Alphabet Sign-up Sheet)
  • Create a picture in Microsoft Paint
  • Complete Alphabet Alliteration Plan Sheet- Write an alliteration sentence using your letter, and plan out how to illustrate your sentence by drawing the objects in your sentence and choosing a background. 
  • On the back of the paper draw 5 other objects that start with your letter and label them. 
  • Draw or type your letter in Uppercase and Lowercase (Bb)
  • Create an Alliteration sentence using your letter 
  • (Big beautiful blue butterflies bounce by the beach)
  • Illustrate your alliteration sentence by drawing objects that start with your letter and by adding images from the Internet that start with your letter (blue butterflies, beach)
  • Add other objects that start with your letter into the picture, 10 objects all together 
  • (baseball, bat, baseketball, bumblebee, bee hive, bear, bow tie, Batman, bird, bike)
  • Alliteration Sentence Breakdown WS - Complete the worksheet on your alliteration sentence


We will put all the students' Alphabet Alliteration pictures together to create a Class Book and they will present and read their class books to the kindergarten and 1st grade students.

Technology Careers

Create Your Own Lego Super Hero

Design your own Super Hero using Microsoft Paint or Sketchpad

Paste or Import the Lego Person Template for your Super Hero's body and design their super hero costume.


What colors are their costume? 

Do they have a cape?

Do they wear a face mask or an eye mask

Do they wear a hat? 

Do they carry an item?

                                  What is your Super Hero's name?


                                              Super Hero Emblem

Create a logo for your Super Hero using the various shapes to create several designs of logos and color schemes for your hero. 

Ask the students around you for their input in picking the best logo.  

What kind of super powers do they have?

Will you use a letter, number, or symbol in the logo?

What colors will it be and do the colors match their costume?

Is their logo on the front of their costume, on their cape, on a shield?


Pick your favorite Super Hero Emblem design and copy it into your Super Hero Microsoft Paint or Sketchpad project. 

Clik SELECT and draw a box around the emblem, then click COPY, next open your Super Hero project, and hit PASTE, move your emblem beside your Super Hero. You can hit COPY again to get more emblems to use in your Super Hero's costume or on their cape.  

Architecture

Design A House, Buildings, & Bridges

Lego Brick Building Game:Design your own Lego House                           

 Design a House (K-2)          Make A House (K-2)

  Build A House          Design A Tree House            Build the Bridge    

 Build The Bridge       Bridge Builder    


Town Designer                My New Town               My Little Pony Town


City Connect      Construction Fall

    

Build it With Chrome

Online Lego Building site to create a whole town on buildings         

Username: [email protected]  Password: imagine2016


Isometric Drawing Tool 

Use this interactive tool to create dynamic drawings on isometric dot paper. Draw figures using edges, faces, or cubes. You can shift, rotate, color, decompose, and view in 2‑D or 3‑D. Start by clicking on the cube along the left side; then, place cubes on the grid where you would like them.


Building and Design Challenges 

Isometric Drawing Tool

Test Your Architect Skills: Try to recreate the different types of 3D Block Buildings 

Challenge 1: Create a house with an area of 24 cubes, and 1/2 the cubes the same color

Challenge 2: Create a bridge people can walk across using an area of 50 cubes and a height of no less than 3 cubes.

Engineering

                   Roller Coaster Creator            Roller Coaster Creator 2

Build A Roller Coaster            Ruff Roller Coaster                 Coaster Creator

Design A Car                            Create Own Car                     Create a Ride

Customize a Viper                   Customize a Mustang             Customize A Hummer

Interior Design

Little Bedroom Maker           Design Your Own Room            Interior Design 

Halloween Room                  Justin Bieber Room                  Room Decorator   

Decorate a House                Doll House Designer                 Bedroom Makeover    

Frozen Doll House               Elsa Room Makeover             Princess Room Decorator

Barbie Doll House               Disney Princess Bedroom         Selena Gomez Room      Design A Classroom    

Toy Design

Make A Toy                Make A Stuffed Animal             Create a Sonic Toy

My Little Pony           Build A Car                                 Toy Creator

Toy Builder               Design A Doll                          Create A Stuffed Rabbit

Build A Transformer     Design An Iron Man                   Robot Builder


Fashion Design

Shoes & Shirt Designs

Michael Jordan                               Salt in His Shoes Michael Jordan Book 

Designing Shirts                             Textile Design Interactive
Custom Ink                              Design A T-Shirt
Design Girls T-Shirt                Girl Shirt Design                         Girl Shirt Designs   
Girl T-Shirt Designer             Decorate My Jeans     
Shoe Design Games
Design Crocs                              Design Beach Sandals       Paint Your Shoes

Design Uggs Boots                    Design Rain Boots             Design Winter Boots
Design Boots                             Girls Shoe Maker               Girls Shoe Designer

Design Your Own Nike Shoes
Women's shoes               Men's shoes                        Kid's shoes

Fashion Design Games


Fashion Designer World Tour

Fashion Designer- Create 3 outfits for a Fashion Show

  • A Casual Outfit - something you can wear everyday
  • A Professional Oufit - somethings you can wear to work
  • A Dressy Outfit - something you can wear for a special occasion

BOY Fashion Design

Write Your Own Comic Strip

 Rug Rats Comic Strip #1      Rug Rats Comic Strip #2 


Create and write your own Comic Strip on 

  1. Comic Strip Maker 
  2. Comic Creator
  3. Make Beliefs Comix
  4. Strip Generator

Create your own Garfield & Friends Comic Strip 

Create an Arthur Comic Strip 

Create a Captain Underpants Comic Strip 

Create and write your own Marvel Super Heroes Comic Strip or Comic Book 

Create a Comic Strip on ToonDoo

Username: HarrisburgPike

Password: imagine

ComicsHead   UN: IHPCS  Password: imagine2015

Strip Creator 

Famous Artists

Pablo Picasso

Use your knowledge of facial proportions to create a fun portrait on Picasso Head:  http://www.picassohead.com/create.html

Jackson PollocK Splatter Paintings

Create your own Jackson Pollock inspired splatter painting by clicking on the bucket tool, next choose a color, then click on the canvas. Choose a variety of colors and cover the canvas with paint. 

Microsoft Paint

K-6th Grade Learn how to use the Microsoft Paint program

Create a self portrait, (a picture of yourself), on Microsoft Paint using the Art Elements: Shape, Lines, Color, Value, and Space 

Think about your hair color, hair style, skin color, eye color, and other distinguishing characteristics (i.e. glasses, freckles).  

K-1st Grade: Use the Face Template under "Paste From" to create a picture of yourself and type your name in the background/negative space. 

2nd-3rd Grade: Use the Portrait Template under "Paste From" to create a self portrait and type your name in the background/negative space.

4th Grade: Use shapes to create a self portrait or the Portrait Template under "Paste From". In the background/negative space type your name and 10 adjectives that describe yourself (i.e. smart, funny, athletic)

The Design Cycle

Online Safety Rules

1. I will tell a trusted adult if anything makes me feel sad, scared, or confused.

2. I will ask my trusted adult before sharing information like my name, address, and phone number.

3. I won't meet anyone face to face from the Internet.

4. I will always use good netiquette and not be rude or mean online. 

Learn how to be safe online playing Interland and be Internet Awesome.

Click Below for 

Great Educational Websites to use at home and in the classroom

PARCC Practice Questions