Finishing out this week we introduced @Socrative. This is a service that allows us to use our cellular devices, tablets, ipods (that connect to wi-fi) as clickers. Meaning, they take a quiz and use their phones. They loved it! We took 2 short quizzes, 1 over lab safety and the other over microscopes.
We started the week with a lesson on digital citizenship. We discussed appropriate and inappropriate ways to communicate using social media. We watched 3 videos using @commonsensemedia. They were so good and the kids really enjoyed them. We will continue to learn about common sense and the internet all year long. Check out the digital citizenship page.
The class transitioned into Unit 2 Flow of Energy. We went over objectives and introduced our assessment. We are going to write a poem about photosynthesis and turn it into a rap!!
The students have been working on their vocab for the last few days. They are building their foundation with knowledge of photosynthesis. Next week we get to use the microscopes and see really cool stuff. We will post pics! And we will begin our poems/raps! We may try to even post some of those.
We hope to see you Tues night for open house!