Archive for February, 2011

8th Gr. Assignment #32

Posted in Uncategorized on February 25, 2011 by Jennifer Griffin

Learning Goal: Read to find new ideas and inspirations for ideas. Select a list of ideas from suggestions. Use web sites for ideas and idea inspiration.

Directions: Today you should read a direction all the way through before trying it.

1. Have Graphic Organizer 1 ready to be written on. Look at what is asked of you on graphic organizer 1. You are to make a list of what you think are good ideas for school web sites. Now go to web site 1 and look at it. Scan the list and see what really jumps out at you as being important for what you think a school web site should have. Write your list in the correct column of the graphic organizer.

2. Have Graphic Organizer 2 ready to be written on.. Look at what is asked of you on graphic organizer 2. You are to make a list of what you think are good ideas for school web sites from looking at award winning web sites. Now go to web site 2 and look at it. It is a set of links for school web pages that have won awards for being the best school web pages. Look at the examples and see if they give you ideas for our school web site Write your list in the correct column of the graphic organizer 2.

Graphic organizer 1 and 2 (you have a paper copy of these, this is just in case…)

Web site 1

Web site 2

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8th Gr. Assignment #30

Posted in Uncategorized on February 14, 2011 by Jennifer Griffin

Learning Goal: *Compare a search engine (computer made) with a directory (human made) for conducting a search.

*Compare negative and positive points of each

Directions:

1.Download this worksheet, Open it have it ready, then minimize it. Worksheet click here.

2. Here are the websites for the activities on the worksheet:

Directory site #1: The Open Directory Project.

Directory site #2: IPL (The Internet Public Library)

A site on the Black Death from a directory just in case you can’t find one., click here.

8th Gr. Assignment #29

Posted in Uncategorized on February 10, 2011 by Jennifer Griffin

Learning Goals: *Understand a problem that can be solved with different technology tools used together.

*Understand the difference between a web search engine and a directory as research tools.

Directions:

1. We are starting a new project. It will be called”Take a poll, make an informed recommendation”. Listen to the podcast on this site. Make sure you listen to the one called “Introduction to the take a poll, make an informed recommendation project”. Podcast site click here.

Now we are going to address the learning goal of “Understand the difference between a web search engine and a directory as research tools”.

Directions:

2. Now download this worksheet, Open it have it ready, then minimize it. Worksheet click here.

3. Go to this website to answer questions on the worksheet. After going to this website, remember to go to the worksheet to guide you through the activity. Website click here

8th Gr. Assignment #2

Posted in Uncategorized on February 2, 2011 by Jennifer Griffin

Learning Goals:

*Use three internet search strategies to find information on web pages.

*Make organized lists when gathering facts.

*Write paragraphs from information without plagiarizing

Directions:

1. Download the worksheet, open it, have it ready, then minimize it. Worksheet clcik here.

We will be using a rubric today for a performance quiz. Rubric here. You can look at it but you do not need to download it.

2. Go to the web pages the assignment is on.

web page one here.

web page two here

3. When you are done, listen to these podcasts on the plague

podcast one