Please remember to “share” your new website for our Social Studies project with Mr T ASAP!!
To do this, open your Chrome browser, access your “sd61learn.com” email address to access your school Google account, go to your Google Drive, select your website, click the blue “share” button on the top right and add Mr T’s school email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (as you start to type it in, it should come up automatically).
PS The homework is to work some more on the SS websites, and to study for Friday’s spelling test.
The research websites are due at the end of the school day on Wednesday, June 8th. Students will be given time every day to work on their websites. They are also expected to work on them every evening for homework, and over the weekend.
The due date for the science display boards was also announced today, but that project is to be completed all during school hours. The experiments and their display boards are due Friday, June 3rd.
When they are finished, they will be available to the world to enjoy!
For now, though, they are only viewable by the teacher and the student author of each website – as they are still in progress.
If you’re curious, ask your child to show you what (and how!) they are doing on his or her website.
The due date will be announced this week. I am watching to see how well kids take to the website building tool. So far, most have responded superbly and seem to be quickly understanding well how it works.
The due date will be posted on this website after it has been announced in class.
Of course! Students are working on this project in class, but they are also expected to work on it every school night, and sometime over the weekend too.
So, what should they do?
1.) Write a catchy, informative introduction on the homepage of their website.
2.) Add a new, blank webpage for every topic, subject, chapter and/or question that they have on their note taking blogs.
3.) Also make a new blank page entitled “Summary”. (They should write this page last. I guide them in class for how to do this.)
4.) Open their KidBlog account in a web browser. Open a second tab in their browser for their website. Start copy and pasting content from their blog into the relevant webpage on their website.
5.) Start hand making original informative art, graphics and photos to include on their webpages.
6.) Add media to accompany the text on their webpages.
How to do all of this is being taught in class….
* Students are allowed to change the “page layouts” on any of their webpages, except for the Home (or Introduction) page.
* No students should be changing the graphics in the header of their website.
* Student last names, identifying personal information or photos and videos with student faces must not be included on the website.
* Students may continue to do research on their research topics and make notes in their blogs.
Today our hardworking class was introduced to the Marking Matrix for their Research Websites. Each student was given a copy on pink paper (unless they were in Track & Field – they will get their copy tomorrow) and we reviewed all of the requirements.
Here is a PDF of the
With instructional help from Mr. T,
students in Mrs. Cairn’s 2011 grade five class made websites!
They imagined their websites were part of an online kid’s magazine.
Students picked topics they thought other kids would like to read about.
First the students picked topics of their own choice,
then they wrote b-i-i-i-g research reports,
finally they built websites to highlight some of the things they learned.
And now they are for you to enjoy.
Click a link & explore!