Sunday, January 31, 2010

2minutes to Make a Difference Deadline 1

Friday is the first deadline for your movie project.  Here is what needs to be done....
For 816 817 and 841

  1. You need to be in a google document shared with your group members and with Ms Lee and Mr. Harbeck.
  2. You need a title slide at your presentation.  Your topic and your group members need to be on this slide.
  3. Each group member needs a name slide (Bob 817)
  4. After your name slide each group member needs to have 3 slides one for each paragraph of your essay written for Ms Lee. (Paste your paragraph onto each slide)
  5. Each group member needs to have a slide with 10 THICK questions. Each Group member needs different questions.
  6. Each group member needs to list 3 sites and urls.  Do not use the first few google hits that you get.  Dig deeper and do smarter searches.
Each group member then needs 6 slides by Friday.

  1. You need to be in a google document shared with your group members and with Mr. Mclean and Mr. Harbeck.
  2. You need a title slide at your presentation.  Your topic and your group members need to be on this slide.
  3. Each group member needs a name slide (Bob 817)
  4. Each Group Member needs to have a slide with 10 THICK QUESTIONS. 
  5. Each Group Member needs to have a slide with 3 sites where they can find information about thier topic.  Include the url.
Each group member needs  3 slides.

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Black Violin January 28 2010

Here are two video clips from the Black Violin Performance.  Enjoy.  Please leave comments behind at youtube and here at the blog.  Cut and Paste is welcomed.

Video 1

Video 2

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Black Violin

We went  to a great performance today.  The Black Violin.  Here is a slideshow of what they are like.  Please leave comments.  What did you think.

Created with flickr slideshow.

Please leave comments.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Comments Others need comments

Many schools approach me and ask for comments.  We have two schools that would like to have comments at their blogs. Commenting is the most important part of blogging.  YOU provide audience.  It is important to help other bloggers by reading and commenting.

The first is a school in Virden Manitoba.

They are a Grade 8 Math Class and are using the same text as us.  Please leave comments behind for them talking about
  • the content of the post
  • the Math being taught
  • the format of the post, images, text colour etc.

We also have a school in the former Yugoslavia.  They are a Grade 7 Science Class.  Please do the same for them.  It is important to read the post, understand the content and then leave a comment.  They will be doing work that is different than yours.  Please

This is the Grade 7 Blog

 This is the Grade 8 Blog

Please leave behind comments at as many blog posts as you can.  Please include a link to one of your blog posts.  It is important to share your knowledge.  All of you are excellent bloggers.  Please be a gracious reader and commenter. 

Monday, January 25, 2010

These voicethreads need your comments. Thanks

Please use your voicethread accounts and comment on the posters you see. Try making a text, video and voice response. Ms. Lee is using these voicethreads in a presentation. Show her how you comment. Thanks.

Human Rights Posters

Haitian Relief Assemblies

Your Peace Quilts from Room 16

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Here are todays notes in mini lesson format.

Correcting Question 1

Correcting Question 2

Correcting Question 3 and beyond

Monday, January 18, 2010

Some mini lessons on Converting Fractions, Decimals and Percents

Here are the mini lessons from class today. They are screen captures.  Click the image an you will arrive at ustream and the lesson will begin.
Converting Fraction to Percent using Decimals.

Converting Percents to Fractions

 Converting Decimal to Fractions using Percents

Hope they are helpful.  Tomorrow it is your turn.  You get to be the one on camera.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Haitian Earthquake

Yesterday a great tragedy occurred in Haiti.  It was hit by a earthquake that was a 7.0 magnitude on the Richter Scale.

Why is it important to care?
Can you make a difference?
Leave a comment about what you can do.

Here is an updated photo essay.

Here is another update to the story.  6 Days after the earthquake life is very different yet similar in Haiti.  Warning there are some graphic pictures at the link provided.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

E-Portfolios 2010

We are getting ready to do some work on our e-portfolios this year. You need to have certain things done by the end of the week (January 15th).

  • You need a wikispaces account. Please use a name, email and password that you will remember.  

  • You need to ask to join your class eportfolio wiki.  Here are the links to the rooms.
  • 816 eportfolios
  • 817 eportfolios
  • 841 eportfolios
  • 873 eportfolios
  • At the class site click edit. 

  • The wiki is now a word processor. 

  • You need to find your name, highlight it and then create a link. 

  • Now press save. 

    Your name should be a red link.  Click the red link and you should see this.

  • Now you will hit the edit button and your eportfolio page is ready to be created.
Now you have your own eportfolio page.  You have some small instructions left.  Please follow them carefully.
  1. Type [[toc]] and enter twice.
  2. Type your four main subjects in this order each on a separate line Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.  Please add a fifth topic of Other.
  3. After you have typed each of these topics highlight them and choose Heading 1 from the editor bar.

  4. Click save and you should have a framework for what your eportfolio page.

Please do your best to follow these instructions.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Pythagoras after a long Winters Break

Here are your slides for today.
Scribes are needed for
  • questions 3 & 4
  • questions 5 
  • question 6
  • question 7
Here are your notes from January 4 and the questions from the text.