Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Jacob Records His Speech About Cooking

Here is a video Jacob recorded on his demonstration of making dish pan cookies. Jacob borrowed the camera and tripod, set it up, and recorded it himself. I love his initiative!

Monday, February 22, 2010


We have two more things we need to do this week. The first is to take the math portion of STAR.


Next we have a technology survey.

How To Master Technology Survey

Your User ID is the letter S at the front of your lunch number.
The Password is: Password

Next click on: Library Simple Assessment

Then click on: My Courses

Then choose: Windows/Office 2003

Friday, February 19, 2010

Science Fair Winners 2010

Here are a few quick reflections by our science fair winners. These students did some really nice projects this year and we are looking forward to sharing them at our district science fair.

2010 Missouri Student Survey

Here is a student survey
we would like you to take. You will need to check with Mr. C for the building access code. Be sure to answer the questions honestly. If you do not want to answer a specific question you may skip it.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Live Stream of Noel Jr. High's Science Fair

The audio did not work because of technical problems. (That means I couldn't figure out how to make it work after it quit!)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Comments4Kids: February 16

It is great to get back to normal, isn't it? With science fair all but finished we can get back to "normal". This week we will be concentrating on one class, Mrs. Kolbert's. I would like for you to pick three posts to leave a comment on. To show this is part of #commentsforkids please add this to the bottom of your comments:

First Name
Noel Elementary

You can copy and past, but make sure you change "First Name" to your first name! ;)

Remember the rules:

1) Be positive
2) Be relevant
3) Don't comment if you don't have anything to say.

Here is the link to Mrs. Kolbert's students' posts.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

McDonald County HS Cheerleaders Earn 17th in the Nation!

Here is a link to their performances.

Congratulations for all your hard work ladies and gentlemen.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Student Reflection: Yessy on Her Science Fair Project

This is our first video reflection by a student in my classroom this year. Yessy does an outstanding job of modeling for the rest of the students.

You will need to turn your volume way up to hear.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Another Education MMORPG: Secret Builders

I know most of you really, really despised Poptropica (right Katy and Shelby?) so now I am going to try for a little redemption. Check out Secret Builders to see if it lives up to your expectations. I want you to spend some time on the site and evaluate it as the educational site it claims to be. Is it really educational or is it just pretending?

This site brings something new, the opportunity to converse with other people outside of the classroom. Use common sense and the online safety practices we have talked about in class. I am no saying you cannot have a conversation, just remember that you are looking at an avatar and not the person. You really don't know anything about them, so don't let them know anything about you!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


Create a Graph is a wonderful tool for creating graphs (especially if your students don't know how to create spreadsheets). You can use the program to create bar, line, pie, and other types of graphs and you can print them or save them as a pdf or jpeg.

I want you to explore the site. Find three neat things you can share with the class. Create a graph using made up data and then save them to the desktop of your computer as a jpeg. Then upload the picture to the class Ning as a blog post and write the three things you learned.

Creating Revolutionary War Timelines

Mikayla andJacob explain their timeline project.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

You Can Cusomize Your Personal Learning! Using iTunes in the Classroom

Thanks to Dr. Strange's students' reflections on listening to podcasts I have been inspired to do something I should have done months ago. Today we are downloading iTunes to our computers and searching through the podcast section and iTunes University. Our goal is for you to find a couple podcasts that you can download and listen to on subjects you want to learn about!

You may not download any podcast to your school computer that has the Explicit tag. If it has this tag it has inappropriate content for school.

Getting a Gmail Account: Let's Try This Again!

You need to get a Gmail account. This will allow you to join the 7th grade Ning as well as use the many Google tools I plan to introduce you to.

Here is a link to a video that shows you how to create a Gmail account. Make sure your gmail user name is appropriate for school!

After you have set up your account, you need to go to the 7th grade Ning and click on Sign Up then follow the instructions.

We absolutely need to get this done today so we can spend the rest of the week getting our science fair projects information printed.