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Technology
Instructor: Ms. Loutensock   
Class Announcements
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Holyoke Brain Bowl Team Wins for the Third Year in a Row!

Eighteen students from Holyoke Elementary School Participated in the Ninth Annual Brain Bowl on February 7, 2015 that was hosted by the Sunrise Optimist Club of Ft. Morgan. In an academic competition, students. answered questions in one written round and four oral rounds in competition with another teams from elementary schools in Northeast Colorado. Each round consisted of 30 questions on a wide range of topics including math, literature, grammar, current events, history, politics, music, geography and trivia. Each team consisted of six members. All three Holyoke teams were academically competitive, and exhibited good sportsmanship as representatives of their school. At the end of five rounds, the Holyoke 3-4th grade team was in 5th place out of 11 teams in their category. The Holyoke B team, consisting of fifth and sixth grade students, was fifth place out of ten teams and the Holyoke A team was in first place with 94 points. At the end of normal competition, the top two teams from each category qualified to compete in the finals. In the championship round, the Holyoke A team competed against the team from Prairie school. Both schools teams exhibited impressive academic skills, but Holyoke won with the final score of 12 to 9. The champions were awarded a trophy that will be proudly displayed at the elementary school, and individual medals for students.
Students earned the privilege to compete on the team by scoring high on a general knowledge test. The Brain Bowl teams practice for five weeks leading up to the competition to rehearse the competition format, but students work all year long to prepare. The Holyoke Brain Bowl teams are coached by teachers Christina Martinez and Laura Loutensock.
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Hour of Code, Kids Learn Computer Science
Students at Holyoke Elementary participated in the Hour of Code program that was sponsored by "Computer Science Education." Students learned computer programing from top technology leaders such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Over ten million students worldwide participated in the computer science program designed to develop students' computational and critical thinking skills. Computer science allows students to learn to create and not just use new technologies, and it is one of the top paying college degrees with jobs that are growing at twice the national average.
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Mrs. Loutensock is a Common Sense Media Certified Educator

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Holyoke Wins Brain Bowl For Second Consecutive Year!

 Three teams from Holyoke Elementary school traveled to Ft. Morgan on Saturday February 1st to compete in the annual Optimist Club Brain Bowl. In an academic competition with twenty other teams from Northeast Colorado the Holyoke students participated in one written round and four oral rounds of questions. At the conclusion of the regular rounds, the competition was narrowed to the top two teams who participated in the championship round. For the second year in a row, the third-fourth grade team took top honors winning in the final round against Wiggins Elementary.
Each team consisted of 6 members who answered questions in the areas of literature, science, math, history, technology, sports, spelling, grammar, current events and trivia.   
At the end of the regular rounds, both teams had represented our community well, but the 5-6th grade team was knocked out of the competition by the Baker Elementary teams. At the end of regular competition, the 3-4th grade students were ranked at the top of their division with 83 points. In the championship round the Holyoke team dominated the Wiggins A team by a score of 18 to 7. Individual students were awarded medals and the team brought home a trophy that is proudly on display in the elementary building.

Students were chosen to participate on the team based upon a general knowledge assessment. Volunteer coaches for the Brain Bowl teams were teachers Christina Martinez and Laura Loutensock..

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Holyoke Wins Sumdog
Holyoke Elementary School won first place in the Northeast Colorado Sumdog.com contest! Thanks to everyone who participated.
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Contact
 Mrs. Loutensock at loutensockla@hcosd.org
Technology Class
We will be learning technology skills based on the International Society of Technology in Education.  Students will develop skills in the areas of Creativity and Innovation, Communication and Collaboration, Research and Information Fluency, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making, Digital Citizenship, and Technology Operations and Concepts.  Students will develop skills essential to becoming responsible citizens in a global society.  
Slideshows
Class Files
 DOC006.PDF
Curriculum Scope and Sequence
Working Draft
 iste standards.docx
Technology standards for students
4B Schedule
Technology schedule:
8:25-10:00 Reading Group
10:10-11:15 5 & 6th Grade
11:10-11:45 Plan
12:15-1:15 1st Grade
1:20-2:20 K & 2nd Grade
2:30-3:30 3 & 4th grade

Be aware that this is a tentative schedule and it will be changed as needed to meet the needs of students and to allow for special activities.
Class Contacts
+ Loutensock, Laura
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