Evaluating Websites/Internet Safety

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.

Please vote – Meijer Great Choices Film Festival

Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 6.25.09 PM  3-1-16This year our Middle School students have created 4 outstanding videos to enter in the Meijer Great Choices Film Festival. We are asking everyone we know to support our entries by voting each day for our videos. You will need to create an account either using Facebook or with an email account to vote. Once that is done, it will literally take you seconds to vote each day!

Here are links to the videos:

Healthy Food Always Wins by by Jake, Luke, and Tyler

Take a Stroll to Help Achieve Your Goal by Kaitlyn, Raven, and Camryn

Be Yourself by by Arianna, Rachel, and Joslyn

You are Special by Jalon and Mitchell

The videos receiving the most votes in each category wins $500 dollars for their school. Second and third places earn $200 dollars. Last year our student videos took a first and third place earning $700 for our school and doubling our technology budget!

Thank you so much for your daily support!

Making Minecraft Tutorials

  
This week the six graders begin building Minecraft tutorials using screenshots from Minecraft and the Explain Everything app. This project is a highly motivating way of helping students think through sequence and  improve their direction writing skills. The tutorials will be used by the third-grade students for a project that they do in class.

   
    
   

Evaluating Websites 10/15

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
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.

End of Quarter – Evaluation and Feedback

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?