Welcome to Seventh Grade Technology October18

lab rules 18.001Leave a comment of at least 3 sentences, telling:

  • What is something you enjoy doing with technology (at home or at school)?
  • What is one thing you would like to learn or improve in tech class this year?
  • What is something you would like me to know about yourself?

Remember, when posting online:

  • No last names.
  • Use your best sentences, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Be sure that everything you post is kind and God-honoring!

When your comment has posted, you may look through the blog at past projects and videos.

7th Grade – End of Quarter Reflection/Evaluation

Seventh graders, please write a comment that includes ALL of the following:

Keyboarding (2 or 3 sentences):

  • How did you do meeting the goal that you set at the start of keyboarding? How did your keyboarding improve?
  • What do you still need to work on improving?

The Rest of the Class (2 or 3 sentences):

  • What were your favorite parts of the class? (Reminder: GarageBand, Merge Cubes, Apple Pencil, Sketchnotes in Keynote, Psalm iMovie)
  • What important/helpful/interesting/cool thing did you learn or accomplish this semester?
  • Any suggestions to improve this class for seventh graders’ next class?

This comment is a part of your participation grade for today. Remember to only use your first name.

Thanks for a great semester!  Miss Bosch

7th Keynote/Sketchnote Unit Reflection

IMG_5467We are so blessed to have 13 new Apple Pencils that our students can use on our iPads. They were purchased with some of the prize money that our middle school students won a few years ago in the Meijer Great Choices video contest. The seventh-grade students worked through the Everyone Can Sketchnote workbook in Keynote using the Apple pencil to practice new drawing skills and iPad tricks. Then they created a sketchnote of their choice about a book, Bible story, or a science/social studies topic.

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Students, your sketchnotes were amazing! I loved taking a closer look at them as I was grading them. Here is a gallery showing everyone’s sketchnotes. Click on the image to see a larger view.

A few students explored animating their sketchnotes using the tools available in Keynote. Here are a few video examples:

Students, please write a reflection of at least 3 sentences about our Keynote/Sketchnote Unit. Tell me about:

What did you think of the workbook activities we did at the beginning in Keynote? What did you learn from them? Do you have any suggestions on how I could make the workbook better for future students? (I really would like to know your suggestions – please give MY project feedback!)

What did you learn about sketchnotes, Keynote, and/or the Apple Pencil?

What were your strengths in your sketchnote? What is something you could improve next time?

7th Grade – Transfer Skills

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Over the past few days, we worked with GarageBand and Augmented Reality with Merge Cubes. Our goal was to use technology skills that you had learned previously to explore how to use new or updated technology. Please pick either GarageBand or Merge Cubes (or you may write about both). Write a comment of at least 3 sentences telling about the following:

What skills did you use to learn about the new (AR) or updated (GarageBand) technology? How did you figure things out? What did you already know that helped you learn to do something new?

What did you like about Augmented Reality/Merge Cube or the updated GarageBand? Be specific!

What didn’t you like – be specific! What would you suggest to improve it to be better or easier to use?

Back to School 2018

lab rules 18.001Leave a comment of at least 3 sentences, telling:

  • What is something you enjoy doing with technology (at home or at school)?
  • What is one thing you would like to learn or improve in tech class this year?
  • What is something you would like me to know about yourself?

Remember, when posting online:

  • No last names.
  • Use your best sentences, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Be sure that everything you post is kind and God honoring!

When your comment has posted, you may look through the blog at past projects and videos.

Evaluating Websites 2017

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
Jackalope Conspiracy

Dog Island Free Forever

Republic of Molossia

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

Use these links to view some videos on issues related to Cyber Citizenship:

Netsafe Kids

Netsmartz Videos

NS Teens Challenge

Chat Activities 2017

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Over the past couple days, the sixth graders used an online chat room to discuss digital citizenship and cyberbullying while practicing good God honoring habits when online. I was very pleased with their thoughtful ideas as we chatted – it is a great way for EVERYONE to have a voice during a discussion.

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End of Class Reflection/Evaluation

Students, sadly, our class is drawing to an end. Thanks for all your hard work!

Please leave a comment of at least 3 sentences to give me some feedback on the class and also to reflect on your work during the quarter. You may look back at some of the blog posts to refresh your memory, just do not get distracted by them.

  • What new things did you learn from this class?
  • What was your favorite project or activity?
  • What project or activity did you NOT like? Please explain why and give any ideas to make it better.
  • Which project that you made were you proudest of and why?
  • What is something you could have improved in this class?
  • Any other suggestions or ideas for MIss Bosch to make the class better?

Evaluating Websites – October 2016

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
Jackalope Conspiracy

Dog Island Free Forever

Republic of Molossia

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

Use these links to view some videos on issues related to Cyber Citizenship:

Netsafe Kids

Netsmartz Videos

NS Teens Challenge

On the back of your paper, write down at least 3 things that you think are important for middle schoolers to remember about web safety.

Chat and Collaboration Activities October 2016

We recently did 2 online activities to practice using chat and collaboration tools in a school setting.

On Wednesday we used an online chatroom to hold a class discussion. It was great because everyone had an opportunity to answer each question and contribute to the discussion.

Chat Room Activity On Thursday we used a collaborative document tool that had a chatroom attached. Students were challenged to build a document virtually with a group. The document was to give advice to future 6th grade students. No talking was allowed – all planning needed to be done by using online chat!

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Each color represented a different student’s work. The chat area is on the right. Below are some examples of the students’ documents.

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