Check out this brief video highlighting the new and improved CCSD Wireless.
Students, ask a teacher, or Mrs. Baker or Mrs. Webb in the media center, for the WiFi password, and find all the details via CCSD Instructional Technology.
Sign for wireless connection area, WiFi.. Photo. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.
quest.eb.com/search/164_3226053/1/164_3226053/cite. Accessed 22 Aug 2017.
Let’s Review the policies and procedures of the Durham Media Center with a little game! It’s time for Kahoot! Grab your BYOD, and let’s get started! KAHOOT
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.
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.
Mythical large ape. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 4 May 2016. http://quest.eb.com/search/132_1321718/1/132_1321718/cite
Beginning Monday, February 22nd, Drama and Broadcast teacher Mrs. Zwolle and Media Specialist Mrs. Baker are teaming up to lead 8th grade Drama students through a study of stereotypes in an effort to gain understanding of the role stereotypes play in dramatic production. Mrs. Baker will guide students through a variety of activities focusing on stereotypes present in society. Students will turn their reflection inward to explore how they might personally be typecast by others. In opposition to those labels, they will write poems titled Just Because with the goal of debunking their stereotype. Students will then use Vocaroo to record audio recitations of their poems which they will also turn into QR codes. Their efforts will be on display in the main hallway so that others may learn from their stories. Students will also perform their poems orally in class.
For daily activities, check out the PowerPoint utilized to gather the daily lessons: Defying Stereotypes PowerPoint
HEY CLASS! If you’d like to learn more about former UGA, and prospective NFL, football player Malcolm Mitchell, who himself defies stereotypes, check out the following additional resources: (F.Y.I. These videos filter through YouTube and will be blocked while on campus. Hopefully your learning and interest extend beyond our school walls.) Swing by the media center to chat with me about how remarkable this young man is.)