The Gingerbread Man is Back!

The hunt is on for the Gingerbread Man!

Just a few simple rules…yes, just a few!

  • If you touch the Gingerbread Man or tell any student where he is, you are disqualified.
  • You must check out a book to participate in the contest.
  • After you check out a book, tell Mrs. Z or Ms. K where you spotted the Gingerbread Man.  You might want to whisper because everyone wants to know where he is.  Just saying.
  • Earn a prize for your awesome Gingerbread Man hunting skills.

 

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Activist Project Day 3 & 4

1. Continue adding your research information to your project.

2. Look at the post from Activist Day 1 if you need links to the online tools:

  • TAGXEDO GROUP – you will need to use the shortcut keys to copy and paste your word list into Tagxedo (CTRL + C to copy and CTRL + V to paste)
    • Ready to save?  Click SAVE on the Tagxedo page
    • Select 500 JPG
    • Save the image to your lunch number

3. If you need images to add to your project, open Cobb Digital Library here.

  • type our school name in the first text box
  • username – lunch number
  • password – read
  • Select Multimedia Images
  • Open Brittanica Image Quest
  • Use the search box to look for images related to your activist:
    • You may or may not find a picture of your activist here – that’s ok!
    • Use search terms related to your activist such as where they live and what makes them an activist.
  • Found a picture you want to use?  Follow these few steps:
    • Right click on the picture and choose Save Image As
    • Rename the picture in the pop-up window (a descriptive term or phrase)
    • Save
    • Now look at the Brittanica Image Quest page again
    • Click CITE under the image you selected
    • Copy the citation that appears in white letters
    • Paste the citation on a Word doc and Save As to your lunch number
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Activist Project Day 2

1. Select the presentation tool you would like to use for your project.
2. For Blabberize and Glogster —> check with Mrs. Z before you use the site
3. Today’s task is to type your research information into your presentation tool.

Activist Project Day One

Choose one of the following presentation tools for your activist project:

1. Windows Live Movie Maker (found on any computer or netbook at school)
How does it work?

  • create a movie using text, pictures, videos, and/or audio files
  • type text over pictures
  • create titles and credits
  • use transitions such as fade, dissolve, swipe and more

2. Spicynodes – online and free; create your own account
How does it work?

  • create a visual interactive graphic organizer with text and images
  • add text, images and sound to the nodes
  • username to create – first and last name together (no spaces)
  • password to use – garrett

3. Blabberize – online and free account with teacher assistance
How does it work?

  • upload an image of anything to create a talking person, place or thing
  • move the “mouth” and dots to outline a mouth on the image
  • record your voice in real-time or upload a pre-recorded audio file

4. Tagxedo – online and free (no account needed)
How does it work?

  • create visual word clouds with text
  • change the font, color, layout, shape, etc.
  • upload an image to use as a word cloud

5. Glogster – online and free student account through school

  • create virtual multimedia posters of any topic or subject
  • add text, pre-set graphics, images, video, links and more
  • username – first and last name together (no spaces)
  • password – garrett

Prairie Ecosystem Gizmo

Visit the prairie and investigate the ecosystem along with the food chain found there.

Login to ExploreLearning:

  • username – first initial + last name + gms (no spaces)
  • password – gizmo

Cell Energy Cycle Gizmo

Today’s Gizmo will allow you to explore photosynthesis and respiration inside plant cells.

Login to Explore Learning:

  • username – first initial + last name + gms (no spaces)
  • password – gizmo

The Giver Part Two – Walker

Using the research information gathered from EasyBib, create a themed Glog about The Giver.

1. Login to Glogster:

  • username – first and last name (no spaces)
  • password – garrett
  • If you have trouble logging into Glogster, please see Ms. Walker or Mrs. Zimmerman

2. Tips for your Glogster:

  • Use the rubric provided to you.
  • You must cite the book cover using EasyBib.
  • Don’t forget to include your citations from EasyBib!
  • Need help?  Ask Ms. Walker or Mrs. Zimmerman! :)

The Giver Part One – Walker

1. Login to EasyBib:

  • username – [email protected] (example: [email protected])
  • password – your lunch number

2. EasyBib and Cobb Digital Library lesson with Mrs. Zimmerman.

3. View the slideshare below for a review on how to copy & paste citations from Cobb Digital Library into EasyBib:

Today’s Pathfinder of Resources on “The Giver” Project

Keywords/Phrases:

Here are some examples of search terms you can use. Remember that by using quotation marks, you are ‘gluing’ terms together. If you aren’t finding what you’re looking for, try rearranging your terms, think of new terms or use less terms.

  • euthanasia
  • “test tube babies”
  • “ethnic cleansing”
  • “in vitro fertilization”
  • “dream research”
  • drones

Online Databases:

  • Remember to use any ‘filter’ features in the databases if needed to narrow your results.
  • Within Cobb Digital Library: (username: student #, password: read)
    • Brittanica Online School Edition
    • EasyBib Research
    • EasyBib Sweetsearch
    • EBSCO Host Middle Search Plus
    • GALILEO Teen
    • Literature Resource Center (GALE)
    • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    • Student Research Center (EBSCO)

Prezi – Hobbs

Who needs PowerPoint when you have Prezi?

1. Prezi requires an email address to sign up for an account.  Make sure you have one already or get parent permission to sign up for an email account at school.  I highly recommend Gmail for students because you get so much more than email (hello, Google Drive for docs and forms!).

2.  Click here to go to Prezi

 

3. If you need a quick review of Prezi, watch the slideshare below created just for you by yours truly, Mrs. Z.

EasyBib – Hobbs

1. Login to EasyBib:

  • username – [email protected] (example: [email protected])
  • password – your lunch number

2. EasyBib and Cobb Digital Library lesson with Mrs. Zimmerman.

3. View the slideshare below for a review on how to copy & paste citations from Cobb Digital Library into EasyBib:

Today’s Pathfinder of Resources on “The Giver” Project

Keywords/Phrases:

Here are some examples of search terms you can use. Remember that by using quotation marks, you are ‘gluing’ terms together. If you aren’t finding what you’re looking for, try rearranging your terms, think of new terms or use less terms.

  • euthanasia
  • “test tube babies”
  • “ethnic cleansing”
  • “in vitro fertilization”
  • “dream research”
  • drones

Online Databases:

  • Remember to use any ‘filter’ features in the databases if needed to narrow your results.
  • Within Cobb Digital Library: (username: student #, password: read)
    • Brittanica Online School Edition
    • EasyBib Research
    • EasyBib Sweetsearch
    • EBSCO Host Middle Search Plus
    • GALILEO Teen
    • Literature Resource Center (GALE)
    • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    • Student Research Center (EBSCO)

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