Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Student's Work

Here is a brief slideshow (as well as a gadget on the sidebar) of some of the student's work this year.   The slideshow includes various art projects, as well as a math project and the actual building and wiring of a house.  I hope you enjoy what we have accomplished so far.  There will definitely be more to come!

Mr. Boettger

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Science Assignments!

Hello everyone!

It is time once again to complete an online assignment. This time it is a science assignment and the same rules apply. Feel free to use whatever resource you would like to find the answer! Last time there were some "silly" mistakes. So, take your time and read the questions carefully. I've tried to make things a little easier and have embedded the assignments right into the blog.  Make sure you complete the right one please!  : )

Good luck!

Mr. Boettger

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Glogster Projects!

We have finally finished our Glogster projects and some of them look fantastic!  Considering this is the first time we have used the program, everyone did a great job of designing your posters!  These are so much better than just regular "paper" posters!  Now that you guys are becoming pros, I can't wait to see the next round of posters!

Remember the two aspects of our work that we need to focus on this time are:

1)  Putting all of your information into your own words.
2)  Not forgetting to add your "bibliography"

Here is just a small sampling of some of those posters.

Michelle's Glog on Hestia
Sierra's Glog on Hera
Brody's Glog on Christopher Columbus
Mack's Glog on Jacques Cartier
Tyler's Glog on Sieur de la Salle
Alley's Glog on George Vancouver

Friday, February 4, 2011

Cereal Box Project

For those who are going to work on their "Cereal Box" project this weekend, click below for the actual assignment.  Don't forget that it is due on February 8th! 

Cereal Box Project

On a side note, I have also updated all of the class newsletters.  "Click" on by and see what we are up to!

Good luck and have a great weekend!

Mr. Boettger  : )

Online etiquette

Hello everyone!

Not that I am expecting an issue, but I came across a picture the other week and it made me think of you guys.  As a class we do a lot of work online and I just want to remind you about some online etiquette (or netiquette as it is sometimes called). 

Here are a few tips from http://www.kidsdomain.com/  Remember that whatever you say online can stay online forever. 

Ok...onto the tips.

Sometimes the online world can feel "pretend" because you cannot see the person with whom you are communicating. So, it is very important to remember that you are dealing with "real" people online and you should use your very best manners - just as you would at home or at school.
  • Do unto others, as you'd have others do unto you. Be polite and courteous at all times. Remember that you're not communicating with a computer screen, but with a human being who has thoughts and feelings just like you. So, always think of the person on the receiving end of your messages.
  • Remember that the written word is hard to interpret. When you speak to someone, that person can hear the tone of your voice. If they can see you, they can take visual clues from your face and body to better understand your meaning. All of this is lost in text, and sometimes responses can come across as mean or rude, even when you did not intend them this way. This is the reason some people use emoticons (visual clues) in their e-mails, it saves a lot of confusion.
  • Don't break any laws. When you're on the net, follow the same rules of behavior that you would in real life. Remember, if it is against the law in the real world, it is against the law in cyberspace.
Here is a picture that pretty much sums everything up!  I can't remember where I found it.  So, apologies to the person that made it.  When I find it again, I will give the proper credit!

Be safe everyone!

Mr. Boettger  : )

Thursday, February 3, 2011

New projects are coming your way!

First of all, a big thank-you to those who voted on the "wiki" project.  I am glad that everyone liked working on them and I will definitely do it again this year.  It is a great way to compile a lot of research and my goal is to eventually have an online textbook that we can all use.  The best part is that I learned a lot from reading them.  I love when I can learn along with you.  Good job!  One thing we definitely need to work on for the next time is completing a proper bibliography and putting the research into your own words.  Don't worry - we will get there.  : )

Secondly, the Grade 5 glogster project on the 3 R's is up on Edmodo.  Check it out and get started as soon as possible.  It is due on February 14th!  Don't forget to turn it in to me when you are finished.  This is also just a gentle reminder for the Grade 6's - Don't forget your "house" project is due on February 11th. 

Third and lastly, look for your online science assignments to be coming in the next few days, as well as some of our glogster posters appearing here!

Have a great day!

Mr. Boettger