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Mr Hickenbottom’s Class Is Blogging It Up<br />http://mrhsjohnsonstemblog.blogspot.com/<br />http://kidblog.org/MrHickenbottomsClass/<br />Johnson Magnet For STEMCasey Hickenbottom<br />396240012338054572001919605Grades 4 and 5<br />Content Area(s): Writing/technology<br />Standards: <br />1. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.<br />2. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.<br />3. With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.<br />35109153175004. With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish <br />writing, as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding <br />skills to type a minimum of two pages <br />in a single sitting.<br />Project Groupings: <br />
Description of Project: I started a daily blog with the students’ help to provide a home/school connection so the parents could keep up with our daily activities and have access to important information about their child’s education on a daily basis. I also wished to encourage the students to get online (to do other things than play games) and to interact with me. I modeled my blog for more than a month before we started our individual blogs. I 4495800-228600provide a topic and brief rubric for each entry. So far we have written six and the kids have really enjoyed themselves. Most students are motivated and have been updating and commenting on others’ blogs regularly (some even from home). Blogging has really helped several students who’ve struggled in the past with writing and find their voice. <br />Topics to Blog About and Ideas For Student entries<br />A) Title: My First Entry B) Title: Project LEAD<br />1) Hi, my name is _________. 1) Lessons<br />2) Age 2) What you learned<br />3) Like/dislikes 3) Field trip to East Mesa <br />4) Family info. Juvenile Detention Center<br />5) Favorite subject 4) People from DA’s Office: James<br />7) Hobbies/sports/pets Danielle, Chantal, Donte, Elizabeth, <br /> Deborah, Becky Zipp, Kristie Nikoletich <br /> 5) Feelings about Project LEAD<br />C) Title: AA History Exhibit: D) Title: Johnson Magnet for STEM<br />1) What was our topic?1) # years here<br />2) What steps did we take?2) Friends made<br />3) What we thought of the exhibit3) Times/experiences remembered<br />4) Thank Mrs. Morris4) Feelings about Johnson<br />5) Favorite art or section (masks, puppets5) Teachers you’ve had<br />Drawings, collages, diorama)6) WHEEL<br /> 7) Technology<br />E) Project LEAD Lesson 68) Clubs/ Primetime<br />1) FINAL<br /> F)Teamwork<br />2) Being a friend1) What teamwork means to you<br /> 2) Examples of effective teams<br /> 3) Teams you’ve been on<br /> 4) Team successes<br />77470-1905<br />3733800457200<br />Technology used:<br />