EasyBib – Literacy

Need to add images to your Prezi or Glogster?  Follow these steps for success!

1. Find and save your images (save to your lunch number or flash drive) with Brittanica Image Quest and Destiny below.
2. Add image citations to your project:

 

 

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New School Lunch – Pro or Con?

Part One

Should Americans support the new school lunch standards?  Use the articles below to gather evidence to support both sides of the argument.

Student Nutrition Reactions

Lunch Lady Gets a Makeover

What’s on the Lunch Menu?

Congress Threaten Kids’ Health

Should Junk Food Be Sold in Schools?

Unhappy Meals

Part Two

Using the R.A.F.T. process, your final product will be an advertisement using Glogster.

Need to add images to your Glogster?  Follow these steps for success!

1. Find and save your images (save to your lunch number or flash drive) with Brittanica Image Quest.
2. Add image citations to your project:

One-Trait Genetics

  1. Log in to ExploreLearning

– username is first initial + last name + gms

– password is gizmo

2. Launch Mouse Genetics

3. Complete the virtual lab

4. Answer the assessment

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Tellagami Avatars

It’s iPad time!  AND we get to create avatars!  We want to hear from your avatar – all they know about the culture, environment and geography about Latin America.

1. Use your notes and Mr. Hobson’s model to write a speech about Latin America. *Speech is 30 seconds or less with the Tellagmi app!

2. Peer Review when finished.

3. Use the Tellagami app to create your avatar and record your speech:

  • Open the Create folder on the iPad
  • Select Tellagami
  • Make an avatar
  • Record your speech
  • Show off your awesomeness to the class
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Blind Date with a Book 2015

Find love at your library from February 9 – 13!  Choose any wrapped book from our display to “date” and find out if its your long, lost love.  A few hints will be given on the cover, but you won’t know the identity of your mystery date until you check it out.  Watch our promo below!

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Love & War in February

Our 15 in’15 Reading Challenge continues with LOVE & WAR!  All of our ELA classes will be visiting us this month for book checkout and I know you are going to want to find out more about our new theme.

Remember:

  • Check out any books about love, romance, war, battles, etc. from the media center (look through the books in our 15 in ’15 display to get ideas!).
  • February’s theme can include non-fiction or fiction books.
  • Fill out a reading challenge slip and submit it at the circulation desk.
  • Cross your fingers in the hopes your name is drawn at the end of each week!

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15 in ’15 January 26-30 Winner

15in15_hassan_jan30_winner

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Henry Simple Machines

  • Using an iPad, complete your “Simple Machines Quest” around the school.
  • Take a picture of examples of simple machines found in everyday objects.
  • Upload your pictures to Dropbox.
  • Delete pictures from the iPad when finished.
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15 in ’15 January 19-23 Winner

15in15_sofia_jan23_winner

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Geographic Regions of Canada

Today we will create word clouds using terms and geographic features of Canada as well as label a Canadian physical map using the interactive whiteboard.

1. Visit Tagxedo for creating word clouds.

2. Select Start Now.

3. Select Load:

  • type a minimum of 20 Canadian terms or phrases
  • include at least one person related to Canada
  • four geographic features must be included

4. Theme – choose Black on White (color printing is not an option)

5. Shape – Square

How To Print:

  • Select Save on the Tagxedo screen.
  • Make sure the Image Tab is selected and choose 250KP JPG.
  • Locate your lunch number in the new window.
  • File name – Canada Tagxedo
  • Click Save.
  • Open a Word document and type your name at the top
  • Go to Insert Picture —> locate your saved picture named Canada Tagxedo —> Click Open.
  • Now print!
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