Digital Citizenship Museum Walk

Throughout May, Durham students will be guided by media specialist, Mrs. Baker and counselors, Mrs. Crandall, Mrs. Favors-Parks, and Mr. Wilson through a Digital Citizenship Museum Walk. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to control and mold their digital footprint so that it positively reflects their true character and helps them achieve long-term goals. They will also learn ways to heed caution when posting online, will review copyright and fair use laws and expectations, and will role-play and decode best practices as a youth in the digital age. As students approach a summer very likely filled with an overabundance of apps like Snapchat and Instagram, this will be a reminder from Durham to keep it safe online.

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How will you safely navigate the digital world?

STATION 1:  Oversharing: Think Before You Post

Watch the Common Sense Media and Flocabulary video, and respond to the corresponding questions in the provided packet.

“Oversharing: Think Before You Post.” Common Sense Media. Flocabulary. Web. 4 May 2016.

Station 2: Copyright and Fair Use

Watch the Common Sense Media video, and respond to the corresponding questions in the provided packet.

“Copyright and Fair Use.” Common Sense Media. Web. 4 May 2016.

Utilize the provided resources at stations 3-6 to meet the objectives outlined in the Digital Citizenship Museum Walk packet.

6th Graders Utilize the New 21st Century Classroom

6th Graders Utilize the New 21st Century Classroom

The Hunt for Sasquatch

Sasquatch

You are going on a hunt in the Durham Media Center . . . for Sasquatch. With Mr. Vedra and Mrs. Baker as your guides, you will visit 5 stations within the media center to complete a variety of activities helping you determine the validity of the Sasquatch.

 

STATION 1: Hunt for Sasquatch

Read Christopher L. Murphy’s article, “Do Sasquatch Really Exist?” via the Simplicity Touch panel and list nine pieces of convincing evidence of Sasquatch’s existence as presented in the article.

STATION 2: Roland Smith and Bigfoot

Visit the Destiny station to find your objective.

STATION 3: “Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know”

At the multimedia table, watch the video clip and respond to the questions on the provided viewing guide.

STATION 4: Vocabulary Puzzles

Visit this station to locate the puzzles featuring important vocabulary from Roland Smith’s novel Sasquatch.

STATION 5: True or False

Visit this station to locate the True/False questions. Be sure you use the textual evidence in Roland Smith’s Sasquatch to determine your answers.

Image Citation

Mythical large ape. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 4 May 2016. http://quest.eb.com/search/132_1321718/1/132_1321718/cite

 

Mr. Vedra's Reading Class Goes on a Hunt for Sasquatch

Mr. Vedra, Mrs. Slade & Mrs. Baker lead students on a Hunt for Sasquatch

6th Grade Social Studies Hunger Games Project

Hey Mrs. Bitler’s and Mrs. Wishon’s Social Studies Students!

You guys are about to make the coolest, most mind-blowing parallels between Suzanne Collin’s dystopian novel The Hunger Games and what you have learned in your Social Studies classes this year. I want to help you navigate Cobb Digital Library, so I’ve created an awesome 6th SS Hunger Games District Pathfinder to guide you to the databases that will be the best fit your particular standard(s). All other assignment details are shared on your teachers’ classroom blogs, but remember that your media specialist, Mrs. Baker, knows a little something too, and would love to “speak literature” with you. Stop by anytime!

The Hunger Games Image borrowed from Google images.

8th Grade Origins: Francophones Research

Hey Origins Peeps!

I’ve researched all of the persons on your Francophones list and have found the perfect resource for you in Cobb Digital Library. It’s Biography in Context! It is a database specializing in biographies, and it offers the best tools to assist you with meeting the goals of your project including access to a dictionary, highlighting, citation tools, audio and so much more. I’ve created a step-by-step guide to walk you through every detail of using the database: Francophones Pathfinder. Be sure to take advantage of this helpful guide which even includes a video to explain how you utilize the database, as well as suggestions for additional images searches.

Support for your Argument: Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Need support for your argument? Then Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the source for you! Mrs. Dean’s and Mrs. Miller’s 6th grade Reading students recently had the opportunity to partner with Mrs. Baker as they researched support for their claims regarding current issues of their choosing. Students were guided through utilizing this Cobb Digital Library database, but anyone can be advised of the basics by checking out the Opposing Viewpoints in Context Pathfinder. Need more help? Swing by the media center for a one-on-one consult with your media specialist, Mrs. Baker.

 

7th Social Studies: Important Events and People

Mrs. Danowski’s and Ms. Huffman’s 7th Grade Social Studies classes and the media center are partnering to extend students’ understanding of significant people and events studied this school year. Media Specialist, Mrs. Baker will be guiding students through their research via the following has created a Glogster Pathfinder to guide students, through the research process.

In addition to the 7th grade Social Studies standards covered via the lesson content, the following ISTE Standards and Standards for the 21st Century Learner are also covered per Mrs. Baker’s contribution to the unit.

ISTE Standards: 1. a, b.; 2. b; 3. b, c.; 4. d; 5; 6 a., b., c., d.

Standards for the 21st Century Learner:  1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.1.6, 1.1.8; 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 1.2.6, 1.2.7; 1.3.1, 1.3.3, 1.3.5; 1.4.4; 2.1.1., 2.1.2., 2.1.3., 2.1.4., 2.2.1., 2.2.4., 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.1.6; 3.2.1

7th Grade Social Studies: Important Events & People

Mrs. Danowski’s 7th Grade Social Studies class and the media center are partnering to extend students’ understanding of significant people and events studied this school year. Media Specialist, Mrs. Baker will be utilizing a Glogster Pathfinder to guide students, through the research process.

USE MOZILLA FIREFOX AS YOUR BROWSER!!!!!

It’s Time for Trivia!

In anticipation of this week’s exciting release of the movie version of Veronica Roth’s bestselling young adult novel Divergent, I think we should feature a little trivia and give away a few goodies. Rather than reveal juicy details from this super popular book, let’s instead highlight one of the best resources Durham offers its students and staff. If you aren’t using the online resources through Cobb Digital Library, you are definitely complicating your educational experience. CDL provides current, reliable, and accurate information from trustworthy experts in all academic areas and is a one-stop shop for students and teachers. During the morning news each day this week, a trivia question about CDL will be presented. Students and teachers are encouraged to send their answers to the media center. Winners will be announced daily and will have an opportunity to choose from my stash of Scholastic books, including recently added copies of Divergent. Let’s play.

The Cobb Digital Library Trivia Question for

Tuesday, March 18th is . . .

What’s the quickest way to access Cobb Digital Library while at school?

If you know the answer, write it, your name, homeroom teacher’s name and grade on a piece of paper. Homeroom teachers please collect the answers and send them to the media center. (Via a student is fine.) Stay tuned tomorrow for today’s winner.

TUESDAY’S WINNERS!: Savannah G. (8th Grade); Ellen M. (6th Grade); Jonathan M. (6th Grade)

Wednesday, March 19th is . . .

What’s the user ID and password for Cobb Digital Library?

If you know the answer, write it, your name, homeroom teacher’s name and grade on a piece of paper. Homeroom teachers please collect the answers and send them to the media center. (Via a student is fine.) Stay tuned tomorrow for today’s winner.

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS!: Tieara D. (8th Grade); Youssef O. (8th Grade); Marianna R. (6th Grade)

Thursday, March 20th is . . .

How are the databases arranged within Cobb Digital Library?

If you know the answer, write it, your name, homeroom teacher’s name and grade on a piece of paper. Homeroom teachers please collect the answers and send them to the media center. (Via a student is fine.) Stay tuned tomorrow for today’s winner.

THURSDAY’S WINNERS!: Bryce N. (8th Grade) ; Jackson K. (6th Grade); Mitchell G. (6th Grade)

Friday, March 21st is . . .

If you had an assignment to locate an article on a current issue, which database within Cobb Digital Library would be the ideal resource?

If you know the answer, write it, your name, homeroom teacher’s name and grade on a piece of paper. Homeroom teachers please collect the answers and send them to the media center. (Via a student is fine.) Stay tuned tomorrow for today’s winner.

FRIDAY’S WINNERS!:  Darren H. (6th Grade); Trey S. (6th Grade); Justice T. (7th Grade)

Trivia winners won paperback copies of Veronica Roth’s bestseller Divergent!

Thanks for playing!