Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mrs. Speer's Reading Log 2.22.18


Month
Title
Author
Genre*
Rating^
Jan.
Lincoln’s Grave Robbers
Steve Sheinkin
Non-fiction
5 Stars
Jan.
A Long Walk to Water
Linda Sue Park
Based on a True Story
4 Stars
Feb.
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World
Jennifer Armstrong
Non-fiction
3.5 Stars
Feb.
Desert Dust Up: Wheelnuts! Craziest Race on Earth #1
Knife & Packer
Adventure, Graphic Novel
2.5 Stars
Feb.
The Fairytale Detectives {The Sisters Grimm #1}
Michael Buckley
Science Fiction, Mystery
5 Stars

*I am not using the exact genres you might find the book in in our Norway Elementary library. I am trying to give you an idea about the book.

^Rating System:

I didn't like it.
★★
It was ok.
★★★
I liked it; it's not great, but I don't want to say its bad, either.
★★★★
I really liked it; I had a hard time putting it down to do other things.
★★★★★
It was amazing - I see it being appreciated by people who don't normally read this type of book.
Adapted from this discussion on goodreads.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Priority Standards for Feb. 20-27


4th grade Lab
Typing to support Language Arts Standards
OR Contests: Doodle for Google or create a STEAM logo
21.3-5.TL.1 Use technology resources to create original projects, identify patterns, make predictions, and propose solutions.
4th grade STEAM
4B/4N/4T - Characteristic Study & animal creation
4K/4H - Group Charades
5th grade Lab
Tinkercad - finish creating a 3D printing project
Contests: Doodle for Google or create a STEAM logo
OR Typing to support Language Arts Standards
21.3-5.TL.1 Use technology resources to create original projects, identify patterns, make predictions, and propose solutions.
5th grade STEAM
Finishing - The Sphero Games presents
“Battle Bots”
6th grade Lab
Tinkercad - creating a 3D printing project
21.6-8.TL.1 Demonstrate creative thinking in the design and development of innovative technology products and problem solving.
6th grade STEAM

Teamwork with Breakout EDU

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Create a STEAM logo Contest

This is a contest for Norway students to create a logo for our STEAM Space/Lab. Here are couple websites that have examples (you cannot copy these, but could do something similar): here (scroll down a little) or here.

Rules:

  1. All artwork needs to original or be images you have permission to reuse (i.e. images found on iClipart* which we have a license for).
  2. Students can work individually or in a small group.
  3. Logo can be either a digital file (i.e. PowerPoint, Google Doc) or on paper (i.e. drawn by hand).
  4. The logo must include the letters "STEAM" in some way. The letters in STEAM stand for: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics.
  5. The winner(s) will be chosen by a vote of staff and students. The creator(s) will not be identified on the artwork during the voting.
  6. All artwork is due March 1. Late entries will not be accepted.
Turn in paper copies to Mrs. Speer or bring to the computer lab. Share digital (Google) files with Mrs. Speer, save them to the shared M: drive, or email them to Mrs. Speer.

Here is an example Mrs. Speer came up with using images from iClipart.
*You can login to iClipart by going to the Grant Wood AEA Online Resources page and selecting iClipart under the heading "Images & Presentations". Our Username is 0609norw and you may contact Mrs. Speer for the password.



Priority Standards for Feb. 8-16


4th grade Lab
Contests: Doodle for Google or create a STEAM logo
21.3-5.TL.1 Use technology resources to create original projects, identify patterns, make predictions, and propose solutions.
4th grade STEAM
Play Sphero Mini Golf
5th grade Lab
Tinkercad - finish creating a 3D printing project
Contests: Doodle for Google or create a STEAM logo
21.3-5.TL.1 Use technology resources to create original projects, identify patterns, make predictions, and propose solutions.
5th grade STEAM
The Sphero Games presents
“Battle Bots”
6th grade Lab
Tinkercad - creating a 3D printing project
21.6-8.TL.1 Demonstrate creative thinking in the design and development of innovative technology products and problem solving.
6th grade STEAM

Sphero Mini Golf (final time!)

Saturday, February 3, 2018

6th Grade Digital Citizenship Comics

Parts of this project hit all 3 of our Priority Standards!
21.6-8.TL.1 Demonstrate creative thinking in the design and development of innovative technology products and problem solving.
-Students worked individually or with a partner to plan and create a comic to share information about Digital Citizenship.
-Students learned to use PowToon to create their comic. They had to evaluate the length needed for each slide to be read and adjust the animation.
21.6-8.TL.3 Plan strategies utilizing digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
-Students used information gathered from class discussion, websites, videos and experience to choose a topic and plan their comic.
21.6-8.TL.5 Understand the legal and ethical issues of technology as related to individuals, cultures, and societies.
-The topic of the comics was Digital Citizenship.
-Students included links to websites used to gather information.

*I will update as I get the final few links.
Mattison


Juhl
Donald
Janss
Furler
Kale & Boone
Carson & Kayden
Malique & Easton P
Aubrey & Onnah
Owen & Brayden
Marvin & Juan
Haliee & Danika

Priority Standards for Jan. 31-Feb. 7

4th grade Lab
21.3-5.TL.1 Use technology resources to create original projects, identify patterns, make predictions, and propose solutions.
Finish 3D printing project using Tinkercad
4th grade STEAM
Olympics planning
5th grade Lab
Tinkercad - creating a 3D printing project

21.3-5.TL.1 Use technology resources to create original projects, identify patterns, make predictions, and propose solutions.
5th grade STEAM
The Sphero Games presents
“Battle Bots”
6th grade Lab
Sharing Digital Citizenship Comic Strip
*Check out the Blog Post with links!
6th grade STEAM
Sphero Mini Golf

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Priority Standards for Dec. 8-15


4th grade Lab
DAY 1:
Hour of Code activities at https://code.org/learn
-try one of the premade coding games
-create an app, game or even your own Google logo
21.3-5.TL.1 Use technology resources to create original projects, identify patterns, make predictions, and propose solutions.

Day 3
Continue Design Cereal Boxes (project with Art)
Begin 3D printing project using Tinkercad
4th grade STEAM
Choices: Bloxels, Mindstorms, Sphero, Green Screen, free build, Lego Wall
5th grade Lab
Day 1
Hour of Code activities at https://code.org/learn
-try one of the premade coding games
-create an app, game or even your own Google logo
21.3-5.TL.1 Use technology resources to create original projects, identify patterns, make predictions, and propose solutions.

Day 3
Continue Digital Driver’s License
5th grade STEAM
Create videos for PBIS assembly
6th grade Lab
Day 1 - none due to Wonder

Day 3, 5
Continue Digital Citizenship Comic Strip
6th grade STEAM
Choices: Bloxels, Mindstorms, Sphero, Green Screen, free build, Lego Wall