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Google Accounts

 

 

In Year 3, each pupil has their own Google account. This allows them to create and save text documents, make their own Google Slides presentations, save Scratch programming files and store photos etc. They can also upload files from home (ie Microsoft documents), to work on in school and share with the class. The pupils have a variety of apps available to them, though the email is not enabled.

 

To log in, open the Google page and sign in ...

The user name for their account is      initial - surname - 15 - @rivieraet.co.uk

for example nharman15@rivieraet.co.uk              mdale15@rivieraet.co.uk

The password is helmet00

 

You can use Google apps on any device that has internet (ipads, tablets, Chromebooks, pcs, macs, phones etc)  - and it is a great way of moving documents from one device to another!

An Hour of Code

 

Do you want to access what we did in our computing lesson? Here's how ...

1) Open your search engine and search for 'an hour of code'

2) Open the page and then click on 'Activities', then 'Grades 2-5'

3) Half way down the page you'll see the Angry Birds image and 'Write Your First Computer Program.'

4) Remember - you can go straight to any level you want - you don't have to start at the beginning again!

 

WHY NOT TRY SOME OF THE OTHERS? THEY ALL WORK THE SAME WAY AND ARE FULL OF CHALLENGES!

( Grades 2-5 should be about the right level.)

 

Let me know how you get on - to win some extra dojos!

 

Using Google Slides to Make Presentations - Lesson 1

1) Log in to your Google account (see above) and open a Slides presentation.

If you can't find the Slides icon, try looking here ... 

2) Write your title. If you highlight it (click and drag), you can then change font, size, colour etc.

3) Add a picture. Search on a new Google page and select images. Right-click and choose 'copy image'. Return to slides and edit - paste.

4) You can move and resize your pictures/title using     and  .

5) Change the background colour (only works if no pictures/writing is selected).

 

Tips -

  • Name your work by changing the box that says 'Untitled presentation'.
  • Your work will automatically save as you work.
  • The tool bar changes depending what you have selected on your page.
  • If you lose your presentation, look in your Google Drive.

 

Using Google Slides to Make Presentations - Lesson 2

1) Log in to your Google account. Go to your Google Drive and open up your presentation.

2) Add a slide (Insert - new slide).

3) Add a picture and also a text box with a sentence about the picture.  

4) 'View - present' to see your presentation full screen.

 

Using Google Slides to Make Presentations - Lesson 3 onwards. More detail to follow ...

1) Log in to your Google account. Go to your Google Drive and open up your presentation.

2) Add a slide (Insert - new slide).

3) Change your transitions between slides and then check them out in the present mode.

4) Add an arrow and a shape.

5) Add an object animation

6) Share your document with a friend.

7) Include Word Art.

 

 

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