Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Current Event: The Bay Bridge Update

Baybridge360.org is a website by baybridgeinfo.org that offers a bird's eye view of the construction of the Bay Bridge. This is a surprisingly complex website, as it includes a variety of multimedia -- photos, slide shows, and video..

The site is made with Flash, a multimedia program developed in 1996. It is used to add animation and interactivity to web pages.

Student Assignment: Zach
Spend several minutes clicking around this website -- find out which elements move, and be sure to watch at least one video clip.

Write a brief story about this website. Link to the website, and use this news release by the Metropolitan Transportation Committee for background information. If you use any information from this news release, you must source it. To do so, simply write "according to the Metropolitan Transportation Committee" and include a link to the release. You can also find information on this baybridgeinfo.org or download images or videos from page on the site.

Remember to include the basics -- also known as the five W's -- of a news story:

• Who
• What
• When
• Where
• Why

Upload and image and a video from this page.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Take a Pic of a PeeP

Student Assignment: Anya

Peeps! In all the odd places. Write a story and include a lot of images about this contest from National Geographic Kids. You should also look at the images from the Washington Post and include images from this site. Also, make a list of possible places for students to take pictures of a peep. If you have time, create an Animoto slide show.

Again, remember to include a lot of images (and don't forget photo credits!).

Assignments: March 12

Computer 1
Oil Disaster Update: Julien G.

Computer 2
Facebook and Your Privacy: Irene T.

Computer 3
Speaker of the House Update (the President in town): Brigette W.

Computer 4
Bay Bridge Update — What's the Latest?: Zach O.

Computer 5
The Lord of the Flies: A Review: Julian F.
(If you have time, create a new front-door survey and then a Wordle.)

Computer 6
Peeps in All the Odd Places!: Anya
(If you have time, create a new front-door survey and then a Wordle.)

Computer 7
The Pigman: A Review: Rubina
(If you have time, create a holiday Worlde.)

Computer 8
Meat-eating Plants in SF!: Brendon W.

Computer 9
Facebook and Your Privacy: Lance Y.
(If you have time, create a new front-door survey and then a Wordle.)

Computer 10
Hamlet Comes to Town: Camryn
Video-Clip Captions: Camryn

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Hamlet at the Library This Sunday

Student Assignment: Camryn

Shakespeare's "Hamlet" will at the Ingleside Library on Sunday at 2 p.m. Write a news story announcing the event (where is it, what time, who can go), and then explain what Hamlet is about. (Use this page for information about the performance, and this Wikipedia page about "Hamlet.")

Here's what the SF Shakes, the sponsor, has to say:
Our touring production of Shakespeare's ghostly tale of of a prince whose royal family is disrupted by murder and corruption has been a hit at hundreds of locations all over the state! Set in the medieval court of Denmark, the show includes Shakespeare's most famous soliloquy ('to be or not to be') as well as appearances by the ghost of Hamlet's father and an exciting sword duel. Come and see Shakespeare's finest commentary on morality and the human condition.

3/12/10 Assinment Ideas

For the 5th-6th grades, they can repot about:

~Their literature book, The Pigman by Paul Zindel
~St. Patty's Day History, Legends, Traditions,Modern Celebrations
~Famous Piscean People
~Report on each of their own horoscope

FOr the 7th - 8th grades, they can report on:

~Lord of the Flies by William Golding
~St. Patty's Day History, Legends, Traditions, or Modern Celebrations.
~Favorite Poems
~Current Events
~Scientists chosen for thei Science semester report.

Happy Blogging Class.