Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Last Post

Ladies and Gentlemen,

This is the last post.

5th Grade: 
Thanks for working on your slideshow. You can find photos to use here, and you can access the slideshow here. I'd recommend using the photos with some Android Apps like Prisma, PicsArt, Pixlr, etc. If you'd like to see some examples of what those photo editors can do, just check out our instagram pictures on the side of the blog!

Everyone: 
Thanks for sharing your Tech Lab success story. You can write it on paper, and then share it in another way that you choose. If you'd like, you can share it here, using this Flipgrid. 

Please consider finishing your portfolio, so that you can come to the VIP Party. The Last Assignment Page and the whiteboards in class contain everything you need. For examples, check out the work ReeseErick, and Ixzel have done.

Don't forget that the Android App store (the Google Play Store) is open. There are tons of great apps, but you need to be using a new Chromebook to see the store.

Thanks!

~Mr. Moore

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Portfolio Party!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I've finally got a complete portfolio to share with you! Reese is the first student to successfully complete a draft of her digital portfolio for this year! (Because it's never really done!) Also, Erick has been added to the VIP Party list!

Additionally, we learned that our portfolios have some new share settings. Here's a video to help make sure you have everything set up correctly for your website and your Guestbook.


Cheers!

~ Mr. Moore

PS - I added tons of new Android Apps to the Google Play Store. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

New Things to Try...

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Your number one priority needs to be The Last Assignment.

5th Grade and McGlone Parents/Employees Only: The Collaborative Continuation SlideshowPlease make sure to follow the directions on the second slide. If you'd like to use photos, find them here. 




I've got a couple of extra suggestions for your pages...

Science/Math: Check out this YouTube Channel! What can you learn?








Social Studies: Endangered World Wonders, The Open Heritage website, and a Google Earth Activity are all great choices!




Last one - want to make a 3D Google Tour? Check this out!


Thanks for sharing your great work!

~ Mr. Moore

PS - Check out the Play Store! I've added bunches of apps! They only work on the newer Chromebooks.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Is it Even Possible?

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The year is almost over! There are students who are thinking the The Last Assignment isn't possible.

I offer this, to remind you that anything is possible:



PS - There's more... But you need to get to The Last Assignment!!!

~ Mr. Moore

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Last Assignment...

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Last Assignment has been moved to it's own page, which is linked here, as well as at the top of the blog.

You should definitely check it out ASAP.

~ Mr. Moore

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Mega Survey!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

This week, before you begin working on your choices, you'll need to complete the MEGA survey.

Things to remember: 

1. Think about ALL of your classes and teachers. This survey is about your entire McGlone experience, not just your time in the Lab.

2. Be honest. Your name and other important information are only used to make sure that each student takes the survey only one time, and then it is removed. Your answers are not shared with anyone. The results of the survey are only helpful if you tell the truth.

3. If you don't understand a question, ask an adult about it. You can't be honest if you don't understand the question, right?


Below are the links. Use them after you've read carefully and also watched the video!


Englishbit.ly/studentSP18

Spanish: bit.ly/studentSP18-S


Thanks for your honesty and hard work!

Once you've finished, please take a look at your portfolio, decide which page needs some work, and make a choice to get that learning on your portfolio! There's a great new activity for your Learner Profile Page. Want to take a personality quiz? Click Here.


Some of my results are listed above.  What're your SMARTS? Tell us about them here!



~ Mr. Moore

Monday, April 16, 2018

Testing: Week 2


Ladies and Gentlemen, 

Congrats! You made it through the first week (and a half!) of testing! Some of you are already finished! Let's have some fun!

This week's warm up: 

Thrively - Find out about your own strengths and passions! Today, we will spend the first part of class exploring the "Getting Started Playlist" or the "Strength Profile." Make sure that you capture and share some of your learning on your portfolio - Learner Profile Page!  Once your Passion Score is higher than 51, and your portfolio entry is done, move on to your choices! 

Pro Tip: Journal Entries score points. You'll need to reload your page to see them. 

When it's time to write on your portfolio, consider these ideas:

1. Today, while exploring the website Thrively, I learned that I am actually really interested in learning more about _____.

2. One thing I'm really passionate about is _____ because _____.

3. It is good/not so good to use Thrively in class because _____.

4. I wish my teacher knew that I _____.

Just in case you need it...

Our Class Invite Code is: 75XJ6FAT
New student password: e8lios

This week's top choices: 

3rd World Farmer - A fun farming game for your Social Studies page!

FogStone Isle - Great for your math page.

Games for Science - Obviously, perfect for your science page!

Book Creator - A wonderful choice that lets you create an amazing digital book for literacy, reading, or writing! You could make a book about whatever you like, and share it on your reading or writing page!

National Geographic Games - Awesome (and fun!) games to learn about and share on your Social Studies page...

Break In The Road - A super-cool music game that lets you sample and record your own beat from the streets!

There are some other new choices to be found on the choices page. Have you tried making a web site using Weebly yet?

Have a great day!

~ Mr. Moore

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Summer is Coming!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

1. We will work with a partner, using use the directions on the Portfolio Page to get just a couple things fixed.
     a. You may delete your Journal Page if it is blank. It is no longer required.
     b. We will make sure that your portfolio is listed and linked correctly on the Portfolio Page
     c. We will make sure all 15 required pages have been created.
     d. We will make sure that each page (with work already on it - ignore blank pages) has capital letters, ending punctuation, proof of learning that is shared correctly, and writing about what is being learned, practiced, or created.

2. Once you and your partner have shown Mr. Moore your improved portfolios, you can move on and make a choice. Lately, kids have been all about some new things - here they are!

FogStone Isle - Great Minecraft-style game for your math page!

Robot Challenge - For your Technology page - become an engineer in a robot factory!

WonderVille Games - All sorts of great games for your Science page!

BrainPop - Did you know you might choose to learn about hip-hop and rap? Or hackers?

Weebly - Tired of working on your Google Site? Consider a new website creation tool. Try this one out for fun!

Need help?

Enjoy!

~ Mr. Moore

Monday, March 5, 2018

Almost Nothing but Games! (Spoiler Alert - You're Still Learning!)

20 Minute Warm Up
You will do a quick warm up, get proof on your portfolio, quickly add some voice typing about your learning, and then it'll be nothing but games for you!
   
     a. The timer starts once everyone is working.
     b. You will work on the same tool for the entire warm-up.
     c. Use only the links below. Make sure you sign in!

The warm up choices are: 

NoRedInk (code: major drawer 31) For your Writing page!

Typing.com (Sign in with Google) For your Technology Page

DuoLingo (Sign in with Google) For your Literacy Page

Memrise (Sign in with Google) This one depends on your choice... There are lots of things to learn here. Use the link for your grade level below.

Vocabulary There are some great word lists to work on here. I've got you set up for choices like basketball, Black Panther, and some others!

5 Minute Portfolio Time!

Add your proof, get writing about what you learned, add a link to the tool you used, and show what you know about capital letters and ending punctuation.

Now for the Games! 

This learning will also go onto your portfolio, which means that even though most of your time is pure fun, you'll end up with two entries on your portfolio!

CSI Games - You must "Register" first, then sign in! This site has Crime Scene Investigation games for your science page! Make an account with the first part of your email and computer password.

GameStar Mechanic - Click "Get Started" if you need to make an account. Click "Log In" if you already have an account! To make an account, use the first part of your email and computer password. This work goes on a Game Design page, or Technology. You must be working in the Quest!

GameFroot - Even though it looks like login with Google, make an account with the first part of your email and computer password! This work goes on a game design page, or technology. Here's a tutorial.

FlowLab - Make an account with the first part of your email and computer password. You must be creating games, not playing games others have created. This work goes on a game design page, or technology. Here's a tutorial.

Auditorium - A cool music/art game!

~Mr. Moore

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

New Choices...

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Check out this video if you'd like to get lots of writing on your portfolio super-quick!
(Not working? Try the YouTube link instead.)


Here are some new choices! You can also find them on the Choices Page.

3D Design:
CoSpaces Edu: WOW!

Coding/Games: 
Blockly Games - I recommend starting with "Puzzle."

Science:
EdHeads - Click "Games" --> "Free Games" --> Your Choice
Virtual Science Games - Make an account with your McGlone Tech email and computer password.

Social Studies:
Timeline Creator - How might you share your learning using a timeline?

Math:
SolveMe Puzzles - Use your math skills and raw brain power to solve these super-interesting puzzles.

Reading:
Admongo Game - How are the advertisers tricking you into spending your hard-earned cash?

Writing:
OneWord - Need ideas to write about?
InkleWriter - Write your own Choose Your Own Adventure Story!
RhymeZone - Like to Rap? Write lyrics that actually rhyme!

Music:
NoteFlight - A great way to write music...
Google Music Maker
NY Philharmonic Games
Jam Studio
SoundFactory
A Break in the Road
GlitchScape
Isle of Tune
JukeDeck
BeatLab

Game Design:
FlowLab - Like Gamestar Mechanic? Try this one.
GameFroot - Another cool way to learn how to make games!

Art:
Gravit.io - Similar to Canva, seems like more options, and I can't wait to see what you create!
Escape Motions - Like WeaveSilk? You'll love this! Choose a tool, then choose "free." Check out how I used this tool, a gif creator (on the choices page) and my portfolio to change my header!




~ Mr. Moore