We have only had the Chromebooks now for one week and they have been used each day so far. Shannon Balthazor used the Chromebooks in each of her math classes to incorporate "coding" and use of Google docs for note taking. Cynthia Merrick used the Chromebooks with her English classes to continue to work on their research papers and specifically to use Google docs and Easybib to cite sources. If you want to use the Chromebooks in your class, remember to sign up using the Google Form. I have included the link here for those of you that may have missed that email.
The calendar at the bottom of this blog shows what days have already been chosen by another teacher.
|English 8 students working on Easybib and Google docs.|
|Algebra I students working on Bootstrapworld.com (coding) and Google docs.|
|A very happy coder!!!|
|Dunsworth's World History class. Students worked in groups to analyze primary source documents. Every student had to write after each turn. |
As a reminder we are all signed up to participate in the Hour of Code in December. As I mentioned before we will have both "unplugged" versions and both computer and smartphone tutorials. We will be on assembly schedule that day so that no one loses a class period.This will be an opportunity for all staff to participate as well. I am very eager to work through the tutorials to see how much coding I can learn in an hours time. I have had several conversations with many of you about needing a computer literacy class, computer coding class, etc. We are looking at our options.
WORD OF THE WEEK: DETERMINE: is to find out the facts about something.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!