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Oct 31

Prezi

  • Theme MUST make sense for your topic.
  • A minimum of 6 ‘path points’
    • Title (Essential Question)
      • Capitalized & punctuated correctly.
    • Background Information (with examples)
      • At least 5 items of information. Can be compiled into one grouping.
    • Pros OR Causes OR Benefits (with examples)
      • At least 5 items of information. Can be compiled into one grouping.
    • Cons OR Effects OR Dangers (with examples)
      • At least 5 items of information. Can be compiled into one grouping.
    • Your final thoughts on the topic you’ve chosen and possible answers to your EQ.
    • Pictures, videos, and/or links to more information. (3- 4 would be good)
    • Bibliography with at least 3 sources, one of which must be from the Cobb Digital Library.
  • Prezi should not make the viewer feel sick! Use the zooming and turning wisely.


Animoto

  • Theme AND music MUST make sense for your topic.
  • A minimum of 6 Text Slides and 6 pictures (12 items total)
    • Title (Essential Question)
      • Capitalized & punctuated correctly.
    • Background Information (with examples)
      • At least 5 items of information. Can be compiled into one grouping.
    • Pros OR Causes OR Benefits (with examples)
      • At least 5 items of information. Can be compiled into one grouping.
    • Cons OR Effects OR Dangers (with examples)
      • At least 5 items of information. Can be compiled into one grouping.
    • Your final thoughts on the topic you’ve chosen and possible answers to your EQ.
    • Pictures, videos, and/or links to more information. (3- 4 would be good)
    • Bibliography with at least 3 sources, one of which must be from the Cobb Digital Library.

 

Smore

    • Theme MUST make sense for your topic.
    • A minimum of 6 text boxes (paragraph and/or bullet points)
      • Title (Essential Question)
      • Capitalized & punctuated correctly.
      • Background Information (with examples)
        • At least 5 items of information. Can be compiled into one grouping.
      • Pros OR Causes OR Benefits (with examples)
        • At least 5 items of information. Can be compiled into one grouping.
      • Cons OR Effects OR Dangers (with examples)
        • At least 5 items of information. Can be compiled into one grouping.
      • Your final thoughts on the topic you’ve chosen and possible answers to your EQ.
      • Pictures, videos, and/or links to more information. (3- 4 would be good)
      • Bibliography with at least 3 sources, one of which must be from the Cobb Digital Library.

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Oct 29

Today’s Tasks:

  1. At least 3 sources cited in EasyBib (one MUST be from the Cobb Digital Library)
  2. Print your bibliography and staple it to the sheet I gave you yesterday. (directions are on the sheet)
  3. Take notes on your topic that will help you answer your essential question.
    1. Organize your notes into 4 groups. Each group should have at least 5 notes (for a total of a minimum of 20 notes)

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Oct 27

Welcome back! Today, we’re really getting into the project!

Order of Business:

  1. EasyBib review
    1. Citing website
    2. Citing videos
    3. Copy & pasting citations
    4. Setting up notebook
  2. Set up project in EasyBib
  3. Begin taking citing sources and notes
  4. Essential question checkpoint

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Looking ahead to Wednesday:

Complete citing sources & taking notes. Create outline & print it out. Print out bibliography and explain source choices.

Oct 27

I am SO sorry to tell you this, because I know you were SO looking forward to it, but…we are NOT taking ANY notes today. None. Don’t you dare write down/type one single note. Seriously!

Today is the first day of your research project, and the first day is ALWAYS a reading day. Today you’ll be exploring your top 3 topics and making a decision as to which topic you will choose to research in depth.

Mrs. Harpin’s suggestions for this assignment:

Since we are NOT taking notes today, & merely previewing our topics, I’m not going to limit your searching, BUT…I do truly feel that the links below are some of the best places to gather information.

Within CDL, I’d start with Opposing Viewpoints. For real. You should totally start with that. :)

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Oct 27

Thank you to everyone who shopped at our Book Fair! Congratulations to the 5 prize pack winners! We hope you enjoy your winnings. :) IMG_1113

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Oct 27

I am SO sorry! I totally forgot to post our winners from our summer reading program! Without further ado, here are the lucky gentlemen!

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Oct 24

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How would you like to score a ticket to one of the most exclusive parties of the year?

The Media Center is hosting a All Hallow’s Read Party on Thursday, October 30th at 8:00 am!

We’ll have games, prizes, food, fun, a photo booth…all under one roof. It’ll be an awesome way to start your day!

We’ve already invited our top patrons and our media crew. Now, it’s your turn to earn a ticket!

All you’ll need to do is just follow the clues to find the pumpkins in the media center!

You want a sneak-peak at the clues?

OK! But, here are the rules: ONE PUMPKIN PER STUDENT!!!!! You can NOT find pumpkins and save them for your friends. That is not fair. At all. Each student has to find their own pumpkin. Also, you need to be stealthy about this. If you’re all loud and like: “I KNOW WHERE IT IS!!! ITS IN THE _______!!!!” Someone will steal your pumpkin. And they derseve to. Because you told everyone where it was. Don’t be that guy. Or gal.

All Hallows Read Ticket Scavenger Hunt Locations

When you find the pumpkin shaped slip located at each of the following spots, come to the circulation desk; turn it in for a party permission slip & cross the clue off the list by the desk. found

  1. Fiction Books are arranged from A to __. Look at the end if you want to find me.
  2. Nonfiction books, we have so many, I can be found around the 520s.
  3. You want a ticket to the party? Open the dictionary and be a smarty.
  4. This book won the Newbery in 2014; when you find your slip make sure you don’t scream!
  5. We’ve got lots of paper on a roll; look for the one the color of coal.
  6. These blocks of wood make the cut; I’m under the symbol that follows “what”.
  7. Books that just came out, we have a few, look at the ones that are new.
  8. Our students just can’t keep from pawing these novels that are made up of a bunch of drawings.
  9. Mrs. Harpin’s favorite books aren’t very brief; the first in the series is about a lightning thief.
  10. Mary Downing Hahn is an author we love; to find the slip make sure you don’t shove.
  11. Want to know what’s cooking? Have you tried looking?
  12. Have you read these books to movies? Some of them are really groovy.
  13. Ooky, spooky, & scary! On this display you’ll find books that are very!
  14. At the news crew you could spy, look in this window if you’d like to try.
  15. It’s your Destiny to find this one, look around the station and you’re done.
  16. You loved these books in Kindergarten; take a trip back to the startin’. (of your education).
  17. At these books, you’ll find me. Our author’s start with the letter C.
  18. When you walk in the door, do this first or you won’t be able to stay anymore.
  19. This printer costs a LOT of money, don’t be wasteful, it isn’t funny!
  20. Some animals are fuzzy and cute, but these wear their skeleton as a suit.
  21. When you bring your books back you put them here, stick your hand in, and have no fear.
  22. We think our new tables are pretty neat, but take a look under one of the seats.
  23. Lost flash drives, we have a lot. Take a look in the found pot.
  24. Seriously, this series about warrior cats is pretty cool; don’t just stare at them like a fool.
  25. This model of the world, it goes round and round, on it one last clue may be found.
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Oct 20

Great news! At this year’s Book Fair, for every $5 that you spend, you’ll receive a ticket for our raffle! We have 5 amazing prize packs to choose between. Just put your tickets in the jar of the prize pack you’d like to win. Winners will be announced on The Friday afternoon announcements.

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Oct 16

Today, I’m super excited to begin working with the 8th grade Spanish classes on a long-term, collaborative, multimedia project! We’ll be setting up your projects and discussing partnership responsibilities and the project timeline.

First Order of Business: Project Planning Sheet

  • One group member will need to open this GoogleDoc, save a copy of it in their GoogleDrive, and share that copy (with editing ability) with their partner.
  • You will also need to share your planning sheet with Sra. Goelz at [email protected] and give her the same editing rights as your fellow group members.

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Second Order of Business: Set up Group ThingLink Account

One group member will need to set up their ThingLink for the group. The login info for this account should be saved in your project planning sheet.

Third Order of Business: Create 1st ThingLink

  • Using one of the options below, work together to find a exceptionally awesome map of your country. This image will be the background of your first ThingLink. The picture you choose will just set the tone for your entire project, so no pressure. ;)
  • Save the picture to your student ID# and then upload it to ThingLink OR copy & paste the image URL (NOT the webpage, but the link to the actual picture).thinglink1

 

  •  Next, adjust your settings by setting your image to Unlisted.

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Fourth Order of Business: Locate & ‘tag’ links to your image

  • Let’s start off easy with:
    • the flag
    • capital
    • 2 to 3 important geographic features
  • Because this assignment is very visual and interactive, you will need to really focus on choosing links that will be of the biggest impact. Your links can be to images, websites full of information on your topic, audio files, and even videos (remember that if you add the video from home, there is no guarantee that we’ll be able to see it here at school.) As long as a file is hosted on the internet, you will be able to link it to your project. You can even create documents and presentations in GoogleDrive, Prezi, Animoto, or any other web-based tool and link it to this project. Get creative!
  • When you ‘tag’ your image with a link, you’ll need to add the URL and a description of what your linking to the image.thinglink6
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