Archive for January, 2011
The students enjoyed using the interactive website Story Bird this past week. The website allows you to use other people’s illustrations to create your own story. There are plenty of themes to choose from. In each theme, there are several illustrations to help create your book. If you really like the book, you can buy it or embed it for free. Take a look at Olivia’s book Where’s Bob?
The students got hands-on with our atmosphere lesson this week. Their assignment was to find the average temperatures of an inland city and a coastal city. After gathering their research on the iPod Touch, they had to input the data in a double line graph. The project illustrates the affect oceans have on temperature. The students not only sharpened their science skills during this lesson but also their math. You can see their results by going to their science wiki. The link is under the wiki section on the side bar.
Take a listen to Tennessee Tech Kids episode 5 featuring some special guest from my math class. Carissa, Elise, and Will give insight on an educational math app, game, and website. Enjoy by clicking here.
The students took a picture of their white narcissus for a month. Here are all the students’ pictures from each day. Watch the flowers grow before your eyes. You can look at their flowers individually by going to their blogs.
This one is Alaina’s.
Take a trip back in time with the students’ podcast on the Roaring Twenties and The Great Depression. The students had to interview each other on what life was like during the good times and then the bad. Take a listen to Marcy and Emma as they time travel back in time by clicking here. The rest of the students’ podcasts are on my Knox County site and on their blogs.