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Jan 26

1st Things 1st!

We need to print out your practice bibliography so I can check to make sure you guys are on track for success!

  1. Make sure you are using Google Chrome!
  2. Log in to your EasyBib account
    1. Email: [email protected]
    2. Password: your student ID #
  3. Open your “Practice” bibliography
  4. Click the orange “Export” button.
  5. Select “Print as a Word Document”
  6. Click on the orange “Download for MS Word” button. Your download will begin immediately in the bottom, left corner of your screen.
  7. When your document has downloaded, open it.
  8. Type your name next to where it says “Works Cited”
  9. Print your works cited to the 644 (black & white) printer.
  10. Leave it on the printer. Your teacher will pick it up.

Onto the next thing!

  1. http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar753961&st=chocolate
  2. http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/coke-secret-recipe-changed-article-1.1438185

Choose one of the articles you cited above & take notes in the Notebook feature of Easybib.

  1. Who is the article about?
  2. What action took place?
  3. When did the action take place?
  4. Where did the action take place?
  5. How did the action take place?
  6. Why did the action take place?

REMEMBER:

  1. Only one note per ‘card’ (don’t need to fill in ALL 3 boxes!)
  2. Notes should be SHORT, FRAGMENTS (not complete sentences!)
  3. Attach your source to your notes
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Jan 22

EasyBib

Username: [email protected] (you’re ‘real’ name, not nickname, no spaces, not a real email address!)

Password: your student ID # (lunch #)

All Together Now:chocolate

Let’s practice this citing sources thing!

  1. http://www.timeforkids.com/news/danger-dessert/99091 
    1. Fill in the blanks in EasyBib to cite this webpage.
    2. Double check the “auto-cite” <–this is often incorrect!
  2. http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article

Citing a picture

  1. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5e/Cadbury-Dairy-Milk-Caramel-Bar.jpg 
    1. Fill in what you can.
    2. You need to give your picture a description!

On Your Own:

Cite the following sources in your “Practice” project in EasyBib.

  1. http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar753961&st=chocolate
  2. http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/coke-secret-recipe-changed-article-1.1438185

Search for and find a picture of the following people. Create citations for them in your “Practice” project.

  1. Doctor John Pemberton (inventor of Coca~Cola)
  2. Ruth Graves Wakefield (inventor of chocolate chip cookies)

Choose one of the articles you cited above & take notes in the Notebook feature of Easybib.

  1. Who is the article about?
  2. What action took place?
  3. When did the action take place?
  4. Where did the action take place?
  5. How did the action take place?
  6. Why did the action take place?

 

 

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Jan 16

Lesson Standards:

  • ELACC6L4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
  • ELACC6L6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
  • ELACC6W8: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.

 

I. Welcome, my 6th grade friends, to the World of Citation!

Note page for absent students can be found here: world of citations 6th grade notes.

 

II. Now, let’s let you practice your new-found skills!

Citation Stations Form (one per group)

 

III. For those of you who are super-speedy:

You may begin working on your Personal Dictionary assignment. Please complete this assignment for homework.

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Jan 15

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan, a Book Review The Blood of Olympus book cover

Since the Percy Jackson and The Olympians series first came out, I’ve read all of Riordan’s novels. My favorite series by Riordan is the Heroes of Olympus. It continues the world of demigod, Percy Jackson and Camp Half-blood. The Heroes of Olympus puts spotlights on existing and new characters besides Percy and his close friends. But, enough about me and the series. Let’s focus on The Blood of Olympus itself.

“Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,

To storm or fire the world must fall,

An oath to keep with a final breath,

And foes bear arms at the Doors of Death”

Even before I got a copy of the book, I had high expectations for the concluding book to Heroes of Olympus. In The Blood of Olympus, the demigods continue to fulfill the prophecy (quoted above) on their ultimate quest- to destroy Gaea, the earth goddess.  Riordan’s writing quality in The Blood of Olympus is phenomenal. Because of Riordan’s 3rd person- Omniscient point of view, you get to see each characters personal stuggles as the book progresses. Riordan created a fast-paced finale to the Heroes of Olympus series.  I absolutely loved this book and would definitely recommend it!

-Elora Montes, Media Center Advisory Committee Member

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Jan 08

Canva (3)Canva-only, like, the most amazing FREE* photo editing site/app in the world. Here are some tools to help you get started on your quest for designing something awesome!

*well, mostly free. Its free to set up an account and a lot of the layouts, pictures, & effects are free…but, some cost money. Just don’t use those & you’ll be fine.

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Jan 08

Overview/Purpose:

This lesson serves as an introduction to the production of PSAs, providing students with the opportunity to build an understanding of the characteristics of the genre.

Guiding Questions: 

  1. What is a Public Service Announcement?
  2. What makes a Public Service Announcement effective?
  3. What makes a PSA compelling?
  4. How is persuasion used in PSAs?

Objectives/Learning Target: 

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify the elements of a PSA
  • View PSAs critically, critiquing them for their effectiveness
  • Brainstorm ideas for their own PSAs
  • Identify various persuasive techniques in PSAs

 

Mrs. Harpin’s PSA Example Playlist:

Mrs. Harpin’s PSA Example Ads:

Public Service Announcement (PSA) Hall of Fames

 

How To PSA:

Lesson adapted from: Creating Public Service Announcement UNIT PLAN

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Resources

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Dec 16

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.
    • Bibliography with at least 3 sources, one of which must be from the Cobb Digital Library.
  • Be sure to include pictures, videos, and/or links to more information. (3- 4 would be good)
  • 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.

    You can turn a PowerPoint slide into a picture for your presentation.

    1. Open PowerPoint.
    2. Create slides with or without text.
    3. Click on the File Button.
    4. Save As.
    5. Other Formats.
    6. Make sure you Save as Type: JPEG (these tend to work better than PNG & GIF)

 

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.

Dec 15

Today’s Tasks:

  1. At least 3 reputable sources cited in EasyBib
    1. 1 must be from Cobb Digital Library
    2. 1 must be an article
    3. Cite WEBSITES by copying the URL & pasting it into EasyBib…FILL IN THE BLANKS that EasyBib can’t find!!!
    4. Cite CDL resources like OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS by copying the CITATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ARTICLE and pasting it into the WRITE/PASTE CITATION option under the ALL 59 OPTIONS tab.
    5. Cite PICTURES by copying the URL FOR THE IMAGE (right click on the picture & COPY IMAGE URL) and pasting it into the DIGITAL IMAGE option under ALL 59 OPTIONS, then FILL IN THE BLANKS that EasyBib can’t find!!
    6. Cite VIDEOS from the INTERNET by copying the URL FOR THE VIDEO (right click on the picture & GET VIDEO URL) , then FILL IN THE BLANKS that EasyBib can’t find!! Cite VIDEOS from the COBB DIGITAL LIBRARY…follow the directions for Opposing Viewpoints above.
  2. Create a minimum of 20 notes on your topic that will help you answer your essential question.
    1. Organize your notes into 3 groups:
      1. Background (information that the average person would need to know about your topic to be able to understand it. May be history, important facts, people…)
      2. Pros, causes, OR benefits (depends on your topic)
      3. Cons, effects, OR dangers (depends on your topic)
    2. Each group should have at least 5 notes (for a total of a minimum of 20 notes)
    3. Your final 5 note cards will be examples and may be spread in any amount into the three categories above.
      1. Examples could be videos, photos, audio, or notes.

REMEMBER: Each note card should only have one ‘thought’ on it. Do not write in complete sentences or paragraphs!!! Notes are short and do not contain grammar because it makes it easier to avoid plagiarism.

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This is just an example of how your notes should be organized. Your notes can & will look different from this basic example.

Dec 08

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.
    • Bibliography with at least 3 sources, one of which must be from the Cobb Digital Library.
  • Be sure to include pictures, videos, and/or links to more information. (3- 4 would be good)
  • 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.

    You can turn a PowerPoint slide into a picture for your presentation.

    1. Open PowerPoint.
    2. Create slides with or without text.
    3. Click on the File Button.
    4. Save As.
    5. Other Formats.
    6. Make sure you Save as Type: JPEG (these tend to work better than PNG & GIF)

 

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.