MAP Test Vocab Tutorials using Explain Everything

Students, you did a great job putting together your MAP test vocabulary tutorials using Explain Everything on the iPad. Below, I have posted some of the videos that are completed. Note: a few videos had some difficulties (wouldn’t post for some reason, names with photos, errors in recording) and so they are not included – sorry!

Doing this project is fun and practical way to prepare for testing and provide a helpful resource for younger students!

Devotion Powerpoints December14 – Evaluation

Students, you did an outstanding job on your PowerPoint presentations! I enjoyed looking at them and hearing your presentations.  Please leave a 3 sentence comment reflecting on what you learned, evaluating yourself, and giving me any suggestions for the project in the future.

  • What new skills did you learn about creating a PowerPoint?
  • What did you learn about ways to design a good and a bad looking presentation?
  • How did you feel about giving your presentation in front of the class?
  • What things would you try to improve next time you make and give a presentation?
  • Do you have any suggestions how the teacher could improve this project for next time?

Thank you for your comment.  It is a part of your daily participation grade.

If the commenting does not work, click here to use the survey to copy/paste your comment:

Comment Survey Link

When you are done, click here to go the the MAP tutorials and watch some of the Language videos.

Sketchnotes using Discovery Streaming Video

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This week, the sixth graders worked on taking sketchnotes while watching videos from Discovery Streaming.  We began class by watching this short video that I created which gave students an overview of the sketchnote process.

I also gave students a quick lesson on using the Flipink app and gave them about 10 minutes to test it.

I knew the students were going to be starting a unit on Africa. So I downloaded 4 videos from Discovery Streaming that talked about different regions in Africa. Students selected which video they wanted to watch and worked on creating their sketchnote as they worked. If they wished, they could stop the video and rewind it so they could write or draw.

IMG_0119 IMG_0117 Students were very quiet and focused as they worked. The mix of watching, listening, and drawing requires concentration!  Not everyone got totally finished with their note, but everyone was successful with trying out the technique.

Here are a few examples of the sketchnotes that they created from the videos:

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The Flipink app is a good app for beginning sketchnotes. It currently is $1.99 on the US iTunes Store.

If you are interested in learning more about sketchnotes, here is a page which I created with links to apps, examples, and other resources:

Creative APPtitude: Sketchnote Tools and Resources

Psalm Video Project Evaluation – November 2014

Students, you did a great job putting your videos together – they are beautiful! To wind up this project, I would like you to do a self evaluation.

Please leave a comment of at least 3 sentences, telling about the following things:

  • What did you like about this project? What didn’t you like?
  • What new things did you learn from this unit about copyright and/or iMovie?
  • What parts of your project were the best/strongest? What things do you think you could have improved or done better?
  • What suggestions do you have for Miss Bosch to improve the project for next time?

When you are done, if you did not get 25 points on your project, you may correct your mistakes and turn it in again so Miss Bosch can publish your project.

Then you may view the videos that are already published posted below.

Psalm Videos – November 2014

Great job with your Psalm videos – they are beautiful! I am embedding the video files that met the criteria for publication below. (Note: I will keep adding videos as people correct any errors and as I finish grading them, so check back if yours isn’t here!)

Students, you may leave a comment giving a shout out to one or two videos that you especially liked!  Be sure to tell why you liked them!

Evaluating Websites 11/14

Students, we will be using these links for our lesson today. Please write answers on your worksheet.

PART 1

Go to one of these links.  On your worksheet write one or two things that you learned from the site:

Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
Lake Michigan Whale Watching
Jackalope Conspiracy

PART 2
Please watch this video and use the worksheet to take notes.  Write down the meanings of website endings and the A, B, C, D, and E of evaluating websites. Then write a sentence or two explaining what each one means.  (Ignore the instructions at the end of the video.)
http://www.schooltube.com/video/ca475ce545e844d4a2de/
PART 3
Go to each of these links.  Use your worksheet to evaluate each website:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/
www.nutritionaltest.com
http://worldwildlife.org/species/
If time: Please leave a comment of 2 sentences telling me what you learned today about evaluating websites.