Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Invent Iowa Reflection/Self-Assessment

Now that we've had our Invention Convention, it's time to reflect.  Complete the following:


  1. Using your rubric, mark where you think you scored in each section and add up your totals.  Make sure your name is on it, and hand it in to Mrs. Edlin on your way out today.
  2. Start a new blog post called "Invent Iowa."
  3. Upload the picture of your invention that Mrs. Edlin will be sending you to your blog post.
  4. Answer each of these questions with a short paragraph on your blog post.
    1. What is your invention called?  Give a brief description.
    2. What problem were you trying to solve?
    3. How does your invention solve that problem?
    4. What are you most proud of with this project?  Explain.
    5. What were the challenges you faced during this project?  How did you face those challenges?
    6. What would you do to improve your project or make it better for the next level of competition, if you were to go?
  5. Publish your post!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Deep Thinking Friday

Watch the following video:  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/class-divided/

We'll discuss when you're finished.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

History Day Category Examples

Go to this link to see examples of all the possible category entries for History Day.

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/block coding... this is the beginner level for those who haven't tried coding before)

https://scratch.mit.edu/ (more block coding... this site lets you use your imagination to create more than to solve puzzles like on code.org)

https://www.madewithcode.com/ (several coding activities... I don't know much about this one... maybe you could become our expert on this site!)

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)

https://www.codecademy.com/ (another site to learn different coding languages)

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