Thursday, April 25, 2013

To Kill a Mockingbird

Students in Ms. Salazar's 8th grade Language Arts classes are reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.  She offered extra credit opportunities for the students, and one of their options was to use to advertise anything about Maycomb, Alabama, as it is portrayed and described in the novel.  Here are two samples made using the website

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Reviewing "To Kill a Mocking Bird"

Ms. Salazar's students reviewed their knowledge of the book "To Kill a Mockingbird" by answering questions in teams about the book using Socrative.  Ms. Salazar used the results to remind students of important details of the novel and gave them opportunities to tell what they thought certain details might be important as the story develops.  Students were thoroughly engaged with the activity and are ready to continue in their student of this classic novel.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Geometry Gets Flipped!

Students in Mrs. Rutherford's class get to take her home with them through the videos she creates and posts online.   Her YouTube Channel is full of instructional videos that explain the concepts they are learning in class.  She has also found videos from the textbook site to help supplement the instruction. She sends out the link to the videos and reminders to watch through Remind101.   Students watch the videos and take notes before they come to class and then spend class time clarifying what they do not understand and working through problems with their teacher there to help answer questions.

Here is a sample video Mrs. Rutherford posted for her students:

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Students Developing Apps

Last week students attended a week-long, before school camp where they began learning how to create apps for mobile devices with the help of the MIT App Inventor website.  Students worked through a series of tutorials that taught the skills and strategies needed to begin designing their own apps.   They were very excited to try out their newly developed program on the tablet and see their code in action.

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