Fourth grade students have spent the last few classes exploring their new network accounts. We started with username and password basics and set their passwords. Students completed a treasure hunt to find as many website-based services they could access with their new logins. By now, the students have a done a nice job remembering the new passwords that they chose!
Monday, we took a break from network accounts and got to know the insides of three computers that I had taken apart. Today, we asked the question, “when you save to the server, where does the file go?” We took a mini field trip to follow the route the fiber takes from the lower school to the server room, where we found the copied file and got to know the other servers a bit.
Next week, we’ll start typing practice and begin a more curriculum-integrated unit on research.