Through collaborative instruction with Media Specialist, Mrs. Baker and Media Paraprofessional, Mrs. Webb, Mrs. Dean’s and Mrs. Slade’s sixth grade AC Literature classes dove into Poe with Breakout EDU. In order to solve hidden clues, students were tasked with evaluating evidence and reading closely with a detective’s eye. Here are some images of their efforts.
Okay kiddos! You are now experts of the Human Body Systems. You have utilized resources in the Cobb Digital Library to learn all about the functions and the major organs that make up the Digestive, Circulatory, Nervous, Excretory, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular, and Immune Systems, and you have identified how they work together to create complex multi-cellular organisms. Now it’s time to pull all of that knowledge together and to present it to one another. YAY! And for that we will use the DoInk APP!
Before diving into the DoInk APP, let’s look at our requirments:
There’s no limit to how A-W-E-S-O-M-E your project can be! For any and all questions, check out the Do Ink website. We will be getting started with the Do Ink Tutorials which can be found on the Do Ink website.
Here’s the Getting Started Checklist we will be using to ready us for the project creation. If you need additional support understanding the concept of a Storyboard, check out Vyond for a detailed explanation.
Ready, Set, Go!
Hi 7th grade Scientists! Let’s use Cobb Digital Library to locate the BEST, most timely and relevant information on how organ systems interact to carry out life functions. Humans–and other complex multicellular organisms–have systems of organs that work together carrying out processes that keep us alive. Here’s how to get started using Cobb Digital Library to learn all about human body systems.
Science Databases are arranged in a group for quick access and include:
Helpful Hint: In BrainPOP, use the Make-a-Map Feature to create outlines of your notes.
*All of the above resources feature content on Human Body Systems
Use this graphic organizer to assist you in note-taking.
This daily checklist will be turned in as your “Ticket Out the Door” at the end of each class period and will provide daily feedback regarding your progress.
|S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
c. Construct an argument that systems of the body (Cardiovascular, Excretory, Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Nervous, and Immune) interact with one another to carry out life processes.
(Clarification statement: The emphasis is not on learning individual structures and functions associated with each system, but on how systems interact to support life processes.)
Cite Your Sources!
Use the Citation Tool features in Gale’s Kid InfoBits and Gale in Context Middle School.
DK Findout and BrainPOP resources should be cited using www.citationmachine.net. Choose MLA format and follow the prompts.
Here is an example of a citation generated from the Digestive System resources in BrainPOP:
“Digestive System.” BrainPOP, 10 Oct. 2019, https://www.brainpop.com/health/bodysystems/digestivesystem/.
Cobb Digital Library (CDL) Access: On-campus computers, offer a shortcut on the desktop. From home, the link to CDL is available via both the Cobb County and Durham websites as well as through the Durham Library Learning Commongs blog. Students will be prompted to use their Office 365 username which follows this pattern: firstname.lastname@example.org. They will then use their individualized school computer password.
Oh what a month it has been! September was fast and furious in the Durham Library as the 2019-20 school year picked up steam. Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Webb hosted Book Tasting with Mrs. Slade’s 6th grade ELA classes. Mrs. Baker taught collaboratively alongside Mrs. Slade and Mrs. Dean as 6th graders created Blackout Poems and wrote Inner Dialogues about their experience. Also, the library staff hosted class book checkout and supported research lessons across grades and subject areas.
Check out some of the fun from the Book Tasting:
Media Specialist, Mrs. Baker and 6th grade teachers Mrs. Dean and Mrs. Slade recently led 6th grade AC ELA through the creation of Blackout Poetry! Students chose pages that spoke to them from stacks of discarded paperbacks. The books were far past their prime and were actually on their way to the dumpster, but new life was found!
Here’s the prep:
Instruction was provided that included examples of Blackout Poetry some of which were from McEachern High School’s Advanced Content Art Class! Thanks to Media Specialist, Mrs. Buckert for connecting Durham with them.
Next students shuffled out and began connecting with texts.
Here are the steps the students used to create their poetry.
Gather the interesting words.
Scan the page looking for words and phrases that jump out at you. BE PATIENT! This is the most challenging yet most important step.
Circle those words lightly in pencil.
Determine what words to keep.
Read through your list of circled words to see if you have a poem forming.
Remember, we read from top to bottom and left to right, so the words need to be in that order.
Decide if you want to eliminate or add words. Do that now!
Refine word choice.
Write your poem out (on notebook paper) and read it aloud to yourself to make sure it makes sense.
Decide what you want the reader to understand or feel after having read their poem?
After circling the words, you can sketch (in pencil) a picture or design that fits with the theme or images of the poem.
Use a sharpie or flair pen to outline.
Then, erase all the pencil marks.
Use markers, colored pencils, crayons, to complete your blackout poem.
The final results are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Here are just a few of them:
After the Blackout Poetry, the students reflected on their experience by writing inner dialogues.
Hey Kiddos! Welcome back for your second classroom visit to the DMC this school year! This time we are learning about our online catalog–Destiny Discover! Today’s lesson will serve to highlight some of the awesome features available to you. Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Webb will be guiding you through accessing and logging into Destiny Discover so that you can personalize your profile. You will then access the main menu to verify your checkouts, place holds on materials, add resources to favorites lists and even create collections. Lastly, you will have the opportunity to renew and/or checkout materials. Here’s the brief student video, Using Destiny Discover-Students, we will be utilizing to guide our learning.
Welcome Back to the Library!
Eighth grade classes are visiting the media center along with their ELA classes for a review of the library behavior expectations, policies, and procedures. In designated groups, students will visit stations to complete specific objectives. Media specialist Mrs. Baker, Media paraprofessional Tracey Webb, along with Durham ELA teachers, will guide students along the way. Also during their visit, students will have the opportunity to set their school computer passwords, verify their Office 365 passwords, connect to the CCSD Wireless Network, and check out materials. Yay for reading more books this year!
For all the details, check out the Library 8th Grade Orientation Guide .
At STATION 8, be sure to view NSTeens’ video 6 Degrees of Information and complete the corresponding questions.
Welcome Back to the Media Center!
Seventh grade classes are visiting the media center along with their ELA classes for a review of the behavior expectations, policies, and procedures. Students will also have the opportunity to verify their computer and Office 365 passwords and connect to the WIFI if they are BYOD approved. In collaborative groups, students will visit stations to complete specific learning targets. Media specialist Mrs. Baker and Media paraprofessional Mrs. Webb, along with the help of Durham ELA teachers, will help guide students during their visit. Here’s the Orientation Guide you will use during today’s lesson: LLC Orientation 7th Grade 2019
At STATION 8, be sure to check out the Introduction to the Dewey Decimal System video:
Works Cited: “Introduction to the Dewey Decimal System.” YouTube, YouTube, 21 Sept. 2015, www.youtube.com/watch? v=9bV_sI8XQdI&index=2&list=PL8VBzOAcGweK1Kv7x8HWyUbCVAuQVAT92. Accessed 12 Aug. 2019.