Monday, May 22, 2017

5th Grade Monday... :)

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today we will be combined with music. We will also host visitors from Texas! The directions are on the whiteboard, but here they are just in case you can't see them up front.



Here are some helpful links...

Portfolios Page

Music Page

Slideshow Directions Post

Soundtrack Folder: To turn in your soundtrack ideas for the slideshow, open the folder, choose "New" and then "File Upload" to add your piece of music. The music must be turned in as an .mp3 file, which means you'll save it in SoundTrap, download it to your Google Drive, and then upload that file into the folder linked above. Name them just like the slide. ex: Chris Moore Soundtrack Idea

Friday, May 19, 2017

Just for fun...

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Are you wondering wondering what you could do with wevideo while also making something amazing?

Check this out.


Then check out the behind the scenes information.


When you have an idea for your own project write up a plan. Share the written plan with an adult and let's see what we can make!

~Mr. Moore and Ms. Raleigh

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

5th Grade Slide Show 2016-2017

5th Grade Students,

Please help create the slideshow for the 5th Grade Continuation Ceremony. Your job is to create one single slide.

1. Please open this folder.
Then, click "New" -->click "Google Slides" --> click "OK"

2. Name the slide: first name, last name, and the words "continuation slide."
ex: Chris Moore Continuation Slide

3. To use images from our folder, click bit.ly/mcg2017pics. With photos, remember to grab the corners to change the size. :)

4. Consider using Canva (or any other tool or creative artistic method!) to customize the images.

5. Have you ever tried cooltext.com? It's a great way to do some amazing things with word art. It's also a great way to spice up your portfolio! (hint, hint!)

Thanks! I can't wait to see what you create!

~ Mr. Moore

Special Job! Core Value Icons

Friends,

A draft list of McGlone Core Value words have been chosen based on the votes from parents, teachers, and YOU. Now it is time to create a visual that goes with each word.

These images will be in classrooms and around our school to help all McGlone Learners remember to be their best self (teachers, kids ECE-7th grade, parents, visitors).

McGlone DRAFT Core Values:

Honesty   Wonder   Leadership   Empathy   Respect   Perseverance 


1. Use any tool to create a logo / emblem / icon for each word. (Use dictionary.com to research it!)

2. Save it as a .png and name it with graduation year - your username - and the word. Example: 2027 jraleigh Honesty

3. Add it to this folder and make sure it is shared correctly - "Anyone with the link can view"

You might like the following tools:

Canva

Google Drawings

Piktochart

Handmade drawing (take a photo and share it in the folder)

The Noun Project

Examples:

 

Happy Creating!

-Ms. Raleigh, Mr. Moore, Mr. Sharpe

Monday, May 15, 2017

Imaginarium Survey...

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Our class has been working with the Imaginarium to try to make school better for kids. The Imaginarium would like to know what you think about school and about how you do your work. The survey you are going to take will help them to understand better what school is like for you.

Please answer the questions honestly. The Imaginarium won’t share your answers with anyone.

If you don’t understand a question, you should not try to answer it but just leave it blank.

If you can’t read a word, please raise your hand and I will read it to you.

Please read carefully and click the correct link.

3rd Grade English

3rd Grade Spanish

4th-6th Grade English

4th-6th Grade Spanish

~Mr. Moore

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Survey

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Please complete the following survey in class with your teacher. It's not long at all. :)

Click here to begin or just type bit.ly/mcgloneform17 into your address bar.

Thanks for sharing your honest opinion.

~ Mr. Moore, Ms. Raleigh, Mr. Whitfield, and the McGlone Culture Team

Game Day!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I know many of you have been working hard on your Tinkercad designs, and you are more than welcome to continue working on those. You are also welcome to continue your work with WeVideo.

However, I think that some of you are ready for something else. For the rest of this week, here are your directions.

5th Grade:  Make sure you have a completed Tinkercad or WeVideo project on your portfolio. Next, start designing the slide you want to create for the 5th grade continuation.  Each student will be allowed to contribute a slide to the show. Finally, make a choice from the section of the choices you see in the picture below.

4th Grade: Make sure you have a completed Tinkercad or WeVideo project on your portfolio. Make a choice from the section of the choices you see in the picture below.

3rd Grade: Make sure you have a completed Tinkercad or WeVideo project on your portfolio. Make a choice from the section of the choices you see in the picture below.


Monday, May 1, 2017

WeVideo | SoundTrap | Google Slides: App Smash!


Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today, you get to attempt the WeVideo AppSmash Challenge! 

As you can see, the directions ask you to create a video. As always, this video will need to be shared on your portfolio, with your written reflection and links to the tools you used.

The requirements on the list are minimum requirements.

Definite bonus points for anyone who smashes additional apps into the project. Canva, Google Drawings, Explain Everything (Mad bonus points for that one!) and any of the art choices or music choices could be great fits for this project. Here's a bit of help for you...

1. Save a Google Slide as a .png image you can use for any project that requires great custom images. (File --> Download As --> .PNG) Name it so you know what it is, and make sure it's shared correctly in Drive so others can see it!

2. Save SoundTrap files as .mp3s. (Click Save. Once it is saved, click download. An .mp3 will be downloaded to your drive, which is perfect for uploading into WeVideo.)

3. Learn how to import images and other media into WeVideo.
(Click Green Cloud with the upload arrow --> Click Google Drive icon, choose your media.)


~ Mr. Moore

Monday, April 24, 2017

WeVideo and Tinkercad...

Ladies and Gentlemen,

This week, we will begin with a WeVideo tutorial, and then we try Tinkercad.

WeVideo

Step 1: Get your account. Click on the link below for your grade level.

CLICK HERE 3rd Grade  |   CLICK HERE 4th Grade  |  CLICK HERE 5th Grade

Step 2: Complete the tutorial. In WeVideo, click on the question mark button in the top right corner (next to the bell icon and your profile image.) You will make a video called Candy Knights, which will show the world your video skills!

Step 3: Use these tutorials to help you make your video even more amazing! Check out all the things you can do with WeVideo!

Step 4: Add the video you make in the tutorial (shared correctly) to your portfolio. Make sure to add writing and a link so we know what you learned.

Tinkercad

Step 1: Sign in correctly. Here's the Drive file of the sign-in video (just in case the video below doesn't work.) 



Step 2: I love creating original files, but you might choose to begin with a spinner file and then customize it. Looking for something different? Try this link. You need to customize the spinner in some way - I won't print anything that isn't at least partially original work. We'd love to have Lobos or McGlone or wolf head custom spinners! Need some help? Check the tutorials! Also, it doesn't have to be a spinner! Try something else!

Step 3: To get your idea into your drive, click: Export --> Download for 3D Printing --> .STL

Step 4: Name the file with the your graduation year, the first part of your Google sign in, and a word to describe the file. An example might look like this: 2025_cmoore_spinner

Step 5: In Drive, share the file (Make sure the share settings allow comments. This is how we will revise your work and get it ready to print) and add it to this folder. Open the folder, then click: New --> File Upload. Choose your file and make sure it is named and shared correctly.

Step 6: Make sure that your file or a screenshot of your file is on your portfolio with writing and a link to the tools you used. I will not print anything that isn't on your portfolio!

I can't wait to see what you make!

~ Mr. Moore


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Google Earth on Chromebooks!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Fourth and fifth grade students - today, you have two assignments that need to be complete before you can move on to choices. They are the Soundtrap screencast and the Explain Everything Video. They both need to be on your portfolio, shared correctly, with writing telling me what you learned and a link so visitors can try the tool themselves.

Third grade students, you just need the Soundtrap Screencast, but you should definitely try the Explain Everything job as well. Your Soundtrap screencast needs to be on your portfolio, shared correctly, with writing and a link.

Once your name is on the list for being finished with the work above, you've got some great choices.

1. Check the choices page on the blog for something you haven't tried before.

2. Google Earth is now available on Chromebooks!

3. We have lots of building, moving, re-arranging, and lab design work to do. Talk to Mr. Moore or Ms. Raleigh if you'd like to help!

~ Mr. Moore