What a great day!

Today 5th  – 8th grade:

You will use multi media to teach a lesson! Below are links to Prezi,  Easelly & Glogster They are great ways to present parts of your lesson! You may also choose to create a PowerPoint (located on your computer!) Have fun and ask if you need anything! 

 

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Shield Volcanos

Shield volcanos are known for their shape and size. Hawaii was created by a Shield volcano, here are some photos taken by John Seach @ http://www.volcanolive.com/index.html

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Week 1

Welcome to the first week of summer camp! We are all looking forward to having a great time learning together. This week our focus will be on the following topics; mummies, pyramids and  Ancient Greece! 

 

S.M.A.R.T. 1:1 Goals 2014 – 2015

Mission: Our mission is to prepare thoughtful, creative students that can problem solve and think critically about global issues will evolve as a result of an increase in student engagement  and access to more resources.  More individualized instruction with consistent feedback will help drive instruction that establishes more rigor on a daily basis and will result in an increase in student achievement.

Standards

1:1 Goals for
2014 – 15

Programs/Apps necessary to
meet goals

Required PD

In Grade 5, instructional time should focus on three critical areas:

(1) developing fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and developing understanding of the multiplication of fractions and of division of fractions in limited cases (unit fractions divided by whole numbers and whole numbers divided by unit fractions)

Math-By the end of the year Students will be able to do the following: 

Goal 1- Student will use various math websites to increase basic math facts through nightly practice and/or enrichment during class

Goal 2-  students will be able to craft math worksheets and or study guides, upload to a class folder for viewing by other peers

Goal 3- Students will be able to submit (1 or more) math worksheets electronically for grading and feedback

-Everyday Math Program Websites

-Microsoft office application

-One note

-IXL 

-Class Wikis

-Cass websites

-better backpack program (Edmodo)

One Note presentation

BackPack PD

IXL 

Wiki Space

SCIENCE

The 2009 Science Standards implicitly and explicitly point to a more student-centered approach to instructional design that engages learners in inquiry. Inquiry, as defined in the revised standards, envisions learners: 

Are engaged by scientifically-oriented questions. 

• Prioritize evidence that addresses scientifically-oriented questions. 

• Formulate explanations from that evidence to address those scientifically-oriented questions. 

• Evaluate their explanations in light of alternative explanations, particularly those reflecting scientific understanding.

• Communicate and justify their proposed explanations 

Science-

Goal 1- Students will work throughout the school year to create and take notes on an online notebooks in a particular sub area of science  (Ex. Lab notebook)

Goal 2- Use media to enhance online notebooks throughout the year (Ex. Images, graphs, video) in order to synthesize information

Goal 3- Students will be able to use Power-point and or Smartboard Notebook for oral presentations and apply grade appropriate analytical skills to enhance presentation

Micro-soft One-Note

– Micro-soft office

– Websites for multimedia will be determined at a later date

Micro-soft office

Micro-soft One – Note

Training and collecting a list of appropriate researching websites for students to use media 

*Possible list made for 5t grade to Follow and favorite into laptops For easier accessibility

Micro-soft powerpoint

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

9.1.8.C.2 Demonstrate the use of compromise, consensus, and community building strategies for carrying out different tasks, assignments, and projects.

Social Studies-

Goal 1- Students will work throughout the school year to create and take notes on an online notebooks in a particular sub category of Social Studies (Ex. Vocabulary, Native American Tribes, quick facts)

Goal 2- Use media to enhance online notebooks (Adding pictures, graphs, video) to synthesize information

Goal 3- Use Power-point and or Smartboard Notebook  for research to incorporate higher level skills 

Goal 4- Upload one writing sample to an online writing folder for peers to view (Ex. Student port-folio on H drive, Google docs, or Microsoft 360)

– Teacher Tube

– Social Studies websites

– Microsoft Powerpoint

– H drive or Cloud (Google Docs) or Microsoft 360

– Social Studies websites

– Microsoft Power-point

– Options for uploading documents for viewing

ELA

9.1.8.E.3 Differentiate between explicit and implicit digital media messages, and discuss the impact on individuals, groups, and society as a whole

ELA-

Goal 1- Students will work throughout the school year to create and take notes on an online notebooks  (Ex. Vocabulary Notebook)

Goal 2- Use media to enhance online notebooks

Goal 3- Use powerpoint or smartboard notebook  for research to incorporate higher level skills

Goal 4- Upload one writing sample to an online writing folder for peers to view (Cloud folder)

Goal 5-keyboarding skills

-Microsoft One Note

-Appropriate research websites (List pending)

-Microsoft Powerpoint

-H drive or Cloud (Google Docs)or Micro-soft 360

-Microsoft one note program

-Microsoft one note

-Teacher Tube

-Social Studies websites

-Microsoft Powerpoint

-Options for uploading documents for viewing

 

 

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The Apple TV in your classroom? YES!

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I was recently asked if the Apple TV would be a useful tool in the classroom. Looking into this I was quickly impressed by the Apple TV and its potential to help teachers create dynamic instruction and collaborative learning.  The Apple TV works with the iPad to mirror the screen and display content for viewing.   The Apple TV is easy to hook up and with a few touches of the iPad screen sharing via bluetooth is complete! This is an easy and fun way to share/collaborate content within learning communities.  Screen sharing on the iPad through the Apple TV has enormous potential to impact learning as well   There are other options; however,  the Apple TV is by far the cheapest ($99.00) and most compatible technology to pair with the iPad. Below are some educational uses for the Apple TV followed by several links to related articles for your reference.

Uses in the Classroom: (http://instructionaltechtalk.com/apple-tv-in-the-classroom/)

  • YouTube videos
  • Seamless transition between video clips (comparison between renditions of a play, perhaps)
  • Annotate documents live with your students
  • Display pictures of student/teacher work
  • Demonstrate apps
  • Play review games (many free ones available on the app store)
  • Subscribe to Netflix? Show relevant documentaries or shows.
  • Rent thousands of titles from the iTunes store.
  • Use as an interactive whiteboard (whiteboard apps)
  • Access to iTunes U videos
  • Use of the Khan Academy app
  • Creative project presentations (student ice-breaker collages)
  • Walk the room while still remaining connected
  • In a 1:1 iPad deployment, students can share their screen on the Apple TV
  • Use as a document camera
  • And many more (as many of these can be easily expanded upon)

Here are some other links:

Untethered Teachers: Using AppleTV in the Classroom | Wired Educator

Using Apple TV in the Classroom – nhinstitutes

Apple TV in the Classroom – Instructional Tech Talk

Apple TV In The Classroom – The New Smart Board

Using The iPad As A Digital Whiteboard (Plus 4 Cool Free Apps To Try It Out)

Mercedes-Benz to use QR Codes on Cars to help Save Lives

More about QR Codes!

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Think QR codes are passe? Here is a new technology from Mercedes-Benz using QR codes. This would help save lives during emergency or in accidents. Two QR codes will be placed on Mercedes Benz vehicles, which would provide the rescuers all the information on how to safely rescue the victims. This would give the important information required which would prevent unnecessary cutting through required during emergency. Every Second & action counts during emergency.

A printed rescue sheet ( Which informs on location of the airbags, the battery, the tanks, electric cables, high-pressure cylinders) kept inside a mangled car is of little use to firefighters or rescuers during accident. Rescuers have to identify the make and model so they can then pull up the appropriate rescue sheet and enter the vehicle safely. This consumers a lot of time & this is where the Mercedes-Benz QR code comes in.

All the vehicles from…

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