Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Saturday is the Cardboard Challenge!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Here's what is happening today, in order!

* Email Etiquette EdPuzzle:
You might be able to access it from Google Classroom: 5th Grade, 4th Grade, and 3rd Grade)

* Science Portfolio Entry:
Include proof, writing about what you learned, and a link to the tool you used. For this job, you can use any video and quiz from the Science BrainPop!

Ideas for your proof: 
... A video of you explaining what you learned (Screencast, cam mode)
...A slideshow with images and text. (Google Slides)
...A hand-made drawing. (computer camera app, insert image)
...Your own idea!

* Choices OR Jobs, only once an adult has approved your Science AND Thrively Portfolio Entries.

~Mr. Moore and Ms. Raleigh

Monday, October 9, 2017

Cardboard Challenge Planning...

Ladies and Gentlemen,

This week, we need to make sure a few things get finished.

1. Make sure that your portfolio is ready for sharing. On your Learner Profile Page (if you don't have one, please make one!) please make sure that you've included your Thrively report, a link to Thrively, and a few sentences in which you share your reaction to the report.

2. Help us build up some buzz by sharing your ideas about the challenge on our FlipGrid Page!

3. We've got quite a few jobs to get ready for the Cardboard Challenge. If you'd like to help, talk with an adult. If you'd like to help with emailing invitations to guests, you'll need to complete the EdPuzzle below. If it isn't working, try this link.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Some New Choices!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I've added some new choices! Any of these will make a great portfolio addition, as long as you include a screenshot/screeencast, some writing about what you learned, and a link for people to try it.

Just in case - Flash problems: 
Usually, if you click on the link to flash, or the puzzle piece it sometimes shows, you can then click "Allow" and it will allow the game to work. If that doesn't work, you can also look in the URL address bar, and sometimes you can click a little icon that will give you choices about Flash. If neither idea helps, raise your hand, and I'll come try to help.

Here they are:

The Flipgrid Page: Click the link above for this page, and share a quick video!

Thrively: Discover your strengths and find your purpose... Then complete all sorts of cool games and activities related to your strengths and purpose! The code you'll need and our zip code is on our board in The Lab.

Wonderville: Help me choose some of the free games here to include as choices on the choice page!

Engineering Games: Design a solar car ad race it, design and test a bionic arm, or chose one of the other games here to check out. Not all of the games will load for us, but there are some cool ones that work.

Fantastic Contraption: A fun physics puzzle game... How far can you get?

Web Adventures: Click on "Games by Title" and then choose whatever looks most interesting to you.

Monday, September 25, 2017

McGlone Academy Cardboard Challenge!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

UPDATE: We NEED your help! Scroll to the bottom of this post and choose a side! Make your voice heard!

The McGlone Academy Cardboard Challenge is coming up...

Ours is Saturday October 14th, from 9-11 in the morning! 
Before we get to the help, let's make sure you know what the Cardboard Challenge is.

I learned about it when I met a boy named Caine, who lives in Los Angeles. He is very creative with cardboard. You can find out more about Caine by watching his first video here, and his second video here. Eventually, Caine was doing his own talk at TEDxTeen.

Now that you know about Caine and the Cardboard Challenge, let's start planning ours! What will we need? Who should we invite? How can we make sure The Lab is ready for visitors and a Grand Opening!? Should we allow food and drinks in the lab that day? What other things do we need to think about and get ready for?

We need your help! You can share your ideas below, or here, on the new Flipgrid page.

~ Mr. Moore and Ms. Raleigh

Monday, September 18, 2017

Imaginarium Survey

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The main reason we are able to enjoy this incredible lab is because a group from Denver Public Schools, called the Imaginarium, decided to give us the money to build it. Good news - they would like to continue working with us again this year!

The Imaginarium does all sorts of great things to support us, and they ask only that we complete a survey at the beginning and ending of each year.

Please stay focused, be honest, and let an adult know if you need any help at all. We will begin together, so please do not work ahead. Take your time. Do not rush. You will have plenty of time for your work after the survey is complete.

Quick reminder - the questions are about your experience at McGlone, not just here in The Lab.

~ Mr. Moore

Below are the links you'll need. Please read carefully and make the appropriate choice.

English Survey

Spanish Survey

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome back!

To start off the year, we will spend some time making sure that your accounts are all set up, and that you're ready to start the Cardboard Challenge!

Please make sure that the accounts listed on our board in The Lab are all set up and ready to go! I'll help in class, and together, we will make sure that each kid is ready for a great year.

I can't wait to see what we make together this year!

~ Mr. Moore

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 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 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


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 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:


Google Drawings


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

The Noun Project



Happy Creating!

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