Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Peninsula School K-8

Home of the Panthers

8125 N. Emerald | Portland, OR 97217
Phone: (503) 916-6275  |  Fax: (503) 916-2662

Digital Tools


Join edmodo for the FIRST time: use the Group Code Ms. G gives you.

Tech Basics

SketchUp (3D design software, free basic download)

Scratch (Introduction to basic computer programming from MIT)

Tagxedo (make a word cloud)

Kerpoof (learning through creativity)

Nota (collaborate on a topic with friends)

Voice Thread



Digital Literacy

Media Arts


(repetition lesson: remember: posture and home row!)

(pre/post test for wpm = words per minute)

Dance Mat (how many levels can you beat?)

Nimble Fingers (typing lessons)

TuxType2 (download on computer lab desktops)

RapidTyping (download on computer lab desktops)


1. Acceptable Use Policy Brochure and Quiz (two separate documents)
So, the "brochure" form comes in your registration packet at the beginning of the year, this is a web version. 
Group Presentation Rubric

2. Google Images Search Worksheet
Instructions: Open document. Complete work electronically. Print. Be sure your name is on it. Turn it in!

3. Working With Images Worksheet
Instructions: Open document. Complete work electronically. Print. Be sure your name is on it. Turn it in!

4. Banned and Challenged Books Poster
7th grade project. These are your expectations and requirements.

5. Biography PPT
Use with 5th grade.

6. Biography Practice
Use with 5th grade.

7. 6  Word Media Story

8. Create Google Search Story

9. Google Doc with Google Search Story addresses

10. Critical Evaluation of a Website (goes with Operation Octopus)
This handout may be and should also be used with any research project
involving research on the web.

11. Is This A Hoax? (use with list of sites in Digital Literacy pod, titled, "Web Evaluation; Part II

12. Narrative Story Prompts for 55 Word Story aka "Flash Fiction"

13. Compare & Contrast Websites
site a) Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
site b) Smithsonian Folkways

14. Sketch Up: 3D modeling software
Massive Black
Intro Tutorial
Download this software (free) for your computer at home!

15. Bibliography = a list of materials (book, website, database, etc.) used to create a new work (essay, report, research study, etc.)
Basic MLA Bibliography Worksheet
Parenthetical Citation Worksheet
In Your Own Words Worksheet

16. Tech Jeopardy 
Challenge your friends and family!