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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Structures & Technology

The projects continue to amaze us and are a definite hit!  The groups are really putting in their thoughts and creative detail.  As a class, we picked a specific building that went along with our Social Studies Common Core curriculum. Some of the choices were the Twin Towers, Panama Canal, Fort Sumter, Berlin Wall, and the Pentagon. Lots of research was done in phase one of the unit. Students used books, iPads, our new Chrome laptop, along with our classroom desktops to find out the information for dimensions, where the structure is/was located, what materials were used to build it, and more fun facts.

Then, using the research found they created a Prezi with all of the information collected. Students really had a blast creating their Prezis, and it continues to blow my mind to watch them use the computer to make such dynamite presentations. This is a skill many adults work hard to master, and our class has it going on! Here are some examples!

We are nearly finished and will upload our videos of our final presentation soon, so check back!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Organizations Keynote Presentations!

Mrs. Doss, Mrs. Barrett, and Mr. Adams can't wait to see these awesome presentations on the organization you choose! Please watch the following videos in the lab in order to teach yourself all of the cool tricks that Keynote can do! First, watch this video on the features of Keynote!

 Want to know how to insert pictures you've found from different sites? It's easy! 

1. Find the image you want to use online! 
2. Drag it to your desktop or right-click it (control + click the mouse) and save it to your desktop. 
3. Drag the picture to the slide you want it to go on. 
4. If it won't work when you drag it to the slide, in Keynote click Insert > then click Choose > select the picture from your desktop! 

Now, you have to save! This is very important, it will NOT work if you click file > save > and choose your student number! DON'T DO THIS! 

Go ahead and save it to the DESKTOP. You will see it on your desktop when you save. 

THEN, click on the silver disk that says Student_Dirs > double click the folder and you will see your graduation year > double click that folder again and you will see your lunch number > double click again and you will see files you have saved before. Keep this folder open and drag your Keynote Slideshow that is on the desktop and drop it in this folder! Then, when you log in tomorrow it will be there!
Make your presentation your very own! This is your time to be creative while sharing with others!


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

It's the last day of testing!!

You made it! Tomorrow is the last day of CRCT Testing for 5th Grade! Before we head to camp and CELEBRATE, check out this video!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Harlem Shake CRCT Style

Now, I know we can't do this during the CRCT, but it will make you smile when you think of it! :)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hello Middle School!

Your new middle school needs some info from you! Follow the link HERE and take a quick survey!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

1 Test Down...Only 4 Left! :)

We had 100% attendance today! Come each day to be entered in the contest to earn ice cream and some $$$!

See you in the morning!