Friday, December 2, 2016

Coding

While you're waiting for your papers to be edited and returned to you, start building your own coding independent study course.  You may use any of the following options:

https://code.org/ (drag and drop coding... this is the beginner level for those who haven't tried coding before)

https://www.codeschool.com/learn (this is where you can learn different computer programming languages like HTML, JavaScript, and iOS)

https://www.khanacademy.org/computing (a variety of computer programming experiences in the Khan Academy course platform)

Look through the sites and find an area that interests you.  Decide what you will learn between December 5 and December 25.  You will be submitting your plan & goals next week into Canvas.  Create an account for yourself using your school e-mail and password, and start learning!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Fibonacci Numbers

Happy Fibonacci Day Eve!  Enjoy the following videos all connected to the Fibonacci number sequence!




Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Independent Project Reflections

Now that you're done presenting your projects, write a blog post sharing and reflecting on your experience.  Include the following:

  • Briefly describe your project, both your topic and the format in which you presented. 
  • What do/did you like most about your project?  Explain. 
  • What was the hardest part of this project, and why?
  • How did you improve as a learner or as a student during the process of this project?  Explain.
  • If you could do the whole thing over again, what would you change and/or improve?  Why?
  • If you have any genuine suggestions for Mrs. Edlin about how to improve this assignment or how to make this project more meaningful to future students, please include them at the end.
Publish your blog post, and submit the link on the Canvas assignment (for your class, NOT the read-aloud section).  After you publish, please comment on the posts of at least three other people.

When you finish, you may visit any link under Idleness Prevention Society at the left-hand side of this blog.



Independent Project Reflections

Now that you're done presenting your projects, write a blog post sharing and reflecting on your experience.  Include the following:

  • Briefly describe your project, both your topic and the format in which you presented. 
  • What do/did you like most about your project?  Explain. 
  • What was the hardest part of this project, and why?
  • How did you improve as a learner or as a student during the process of this project?  Explain.
  • If you could do the whole thing over again, what would you change and/or improve?  Why?
  • If you have any genuine suggestions for Mrs. Edlin about how to improve this assignment or how to make this project more meaningful to future students, please include them at the end.
Publish your blog post, and submit the link on the Canvas assignment (for your class, NOT the read-aloud section).  After you publish, please comment on the posts of at least three other people.

When you finish, you may visit any link under Idleness Prevention Society at the left-hand side of this blog

Independent Project Reflections

Now that you're done presenting your projects, write a blog post sharing and reflecting on your experience.  Include the following:

  • Briefly describe your project, both your topic and the format in which you presented. 
  • What do/did you like most about your project?  Explain. 
  • What was the hardest part of this project, and why?
  • How did you improve as a learner or as a student during the process of this project?  Explain.
  • If you could do the whole thing over again, what would you change and/or improve?  Why?
  • If you have any genuine suggestions for Mrs. Edlin about how to improve this assignment or how to make this project more meaningful to future students, please include them at the end.
Publish your blog post, and submit the link on the Canvas assignment (for your class, NOT the read-aloud section).  After you publish, please comment on the posts of at least three other people.

When you finish, you may visit any link under Idleness Prevention Society at the left-hand side of this blog

Independent Project Reflections

Now that you're done presenting your projects, write a blog post sharing and reflecting on your experience.  Include the following:

  • Embed your project into your blog post.  If you did a poster or a model, take a picture of it and insert that picture into your post.
  • Briefly describe your project, both your topic and the format in which you presented. 
  • What do/did you like most about your project?  Explain. 
  • What was the hardest part of this project, and why?
  • How did you improve as a learner or as a student during the process of this project?  Explain.
  • If you could do the whole thing over again, what would you change and/or improve?  Why?
  • If you have any genuine suggestions about how to improve this project or how to make this project more meaningful to future students, please include them at the end.
Publish your blog post, and submit the link on the Canvas assignment (for your class, NOT the read-aloud section).

When you finish, you may visit any link under Idleness Prevention Society at the left-hand side of this blog

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Sports and Games Around the World Projects

5th grade GOAL Students

The link below will take you to a Google Doc.  Check out the sites on that Google Doc and read about sports and games around the world that Americans don't know much about.  By the end of class, choose one that you will research and teach the class.  Once you have a topic, start your own Google Doc with facts about your sport or game.  Don't forget to document your sources (you need at least 3 different sources on your topic) so you can make a bibliography as part of the project.

Go to the following link: https://docs.google.com/a/fairfieldsfuture.org/document/d/1wFDz0OtPfFUk3yLdlO87devAqSrT2er8xGewsh-3O5c/edit?usp=sharing


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Shakespeare Reflection



Write a blog post reflecting on our Shakespeare unit.  For a B, choose 2 of the following options to write about.  For an A, go above and beyond.

  1. Write about the change in your feelings from first hearing we were doing a Shakespeare unit through now.  Explain specifically what events changed your feelings.
  2. In The Taming of the Shrew, was Kate tamed in the end?  Explain your opinion with examples from the text.
  3. Why is Shakespeare's First Folio important?  Explain what you learned on our field trip.
  4. How did Shakespearean insults and death scenes help your understanding and confidence with Shakespeare?  Explain.
  5. Why is it still important to learn Shakespeare, 400 years after his death?
After publishing your blog post, use your good commenting skills and respond to at least 3 posts from 7th or 8th grade GOAL students.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Cricket!

After you jigsaw your articles in class, 5th grade GOAL students, please watch the following videos: