New Year, New Books! Visit the Durham Media Center soon to see the A-W-E-S-O-M-E new books on display! Until then, check out the preview here.
Hey 7th grade Art Students! Mrs. Baker is here to help you use technology to share your art with others. YAHOO! How exciting! This project will even offer the opportunity for you to showcase your art at an off campus art Show in January.
We are using Cobb Digital Library to research diseases and to locate images of healthy versus diseased cells. We will also use Microsoft Office 365 to create informational presentations of diseases as well as images of our watercolor cell representations. Are you excited yet? Well, if not, you will be soon.
Microsoft Office 365
The presentations of our art work will be showcased via Microsoft Sway Office 365. (We will be utilizing the video linked below to guide us.)
How to Sway by TTIS, Whitney Prather
There are lots and lots of Sway How-to Videos on YouTube. Although they are unavailable via student logins while on campus, they will serve as helpful tools when you are on your own. With parent permission, you may choose to utilize them to help you Sway. That’s what Mrs. Baker does when she needs help.
How to Submit a Sway by TTIS, Whitney Prather
Now that all of your hard work is complete, it’s time to submit your work for review. Open the link below. Type your name and class period into the provided spaces, and then copy and paste your Sway link into the space following your name and class period. Mrs. Baker will be guiding you through the steps on Wednesday, 12/20.
The weather may be cooling off outside but things are just heating up in the Durham Media Center! Lots of new books are on display, and there’s something for everyone, so visit soon!
(Books images have been borrowed from www.goodreads.com and are being utilized solely for reading promotion.)
Hey 6th grade Social Studies students!Put your thinking caps on because it’s time to think critically. You are invited along a Propaganda Museum Walk in the Digital Age Classroom where you will find groupings of World War II Propaganda borrowed from Cobb Digital Library’s Britannica Image Quest. Evaluate the examples identifying the tone and the representative of the subjects. Utilizing your understandings from the DBQ process, determine what the documents say, what they mean, and why they matter. Utilize your group members to facilitate discussion and evaluation of the primary source documents provided.
The above linked document should be utilized along your museum walk.
The above allows access to the shared folder on Microsoft Office 365 and includes the primary source documents utilized via the Propaganda Museum Walk.
EDGAR ALLEN POE – (1809-1849). American poet and short-story writer.. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/140_1664502/1/140_1664502/cite. Accessed 8 Nov 2017.
Thanks for joining us on such quick notice. We have a cold case and need your help. Officer Miller was the first on the scene and is here to share some of the details with us.
In order to solve the clues, be sure to take your time evaluating the evidence and read closely with a detective’s EYE!
Special thanks to Officers Miller, Slade, and Walker in helping with this cold case.
After your evaluation of the evidence, please reflect on the your experience via the Reflection Survey.
In honor of “The Master of Horror,” Edgar Allan Poe, the media center is collaborating with Reading and Language Arts teachers to help students better understand the impact Poe’s body of work (Do you know his writing spans a variety of genres?) has had on American Literature. Use Mrs. Baker’s Edgar Allan Poe Video Guide while viewing Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Great Books: Tales of Edgar Allan Poe , with an introduction by Mrs. Baker, to assist in your understanding of the major points within the video segment.
Teachers may also wish to utilize Great Books Tales of Edgar Allan Poe Teacher’s Guide provided by Georgia Public Broadcasting to help lead students through their individualized, grade level appropriate standards.
Also, be sure to take advantage of the myriad print and digital resources on Poe that are available in Durham’s Media Center. Many are currently featured on the “Spooky Books” display, but be sure to search Poe in Destiny to see all the super cool items available for check out.
Great Books: Tales of Edgar Allan Poe Discovery Education, 2003 . Full Video.
Discovery Education. Web. 27 October 2014. <http://www.discoveryeducation.com/>.
Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 23 Oct 2014.
WANT MORE POE? Check out Thinkport for an abundance of awesome Poe resources including lesson plans, engaging activities, poetry readings, online field trips and so much more! Under “Interactive Media” click on “Knowing Poe,” or simply search “Poe” in the search box. Be sure to have plenty of time set aside to peruse this resource. You will get sucked in!
It’s the most wonderful season of the year . . . Halloween . . . which means it’s time for the media center’s annual Spooky Books Trivia! Mrs. Baker will present trivia questions based upon the spooky books featured throughout October. Students are encouraged to submit their answers for chances to win awesome prizes! Be sure to tune into the morning news for all the details! And, of course, visit the media center to get in the Halloween spirit! Check out a fun read, and snap a selfie in the Getting Spooky Photo Booth.