Happy Birthday Youtube

The first video ever uploaded to youtube was on April 23, 2005.

According to Business Insider, Karim posted the low-quality video on YouTube a month before YouTube’s public beta launch in May 2005. YouTube officially launched in November 2005. When YouTube was bought by Google on November 13, 2006, Karim got 137,443 shares of stock worth roughly $147,053,014.56 (April 23, 2016).

Here is the first video – Me at the Zoo

 

Game Day 2.0!!

no snakes! Image by freeaussie images

Thursday and Friday, you will have the opportunity to play games…No, not the snake game or that stupid bubble game thing…No addictinggames .com….

Check out the educational games and simulations. Can you find any other quality games?

Click here to complete the evaluation form on the games listed above. 

Can you multi-task? or Why can’t I have my phone in class?

Students think they can do many things at a time and do them all well. There are many studies and articles out  that contradict that belief. A recent article (1/24/2015) can be found here was based on research conducted at West Point. This article (11/15/16) compares distracted web surfing to second hand smoke.

Laptop multitasking hinders classroom learning… Ruminating...

More recently this research has been conducted about smartphone use (7/30/15) and teen friendships and social media (8/6/15).

 

Do smartphones make for smart students That depends Page 2 of 3 eClassroom News

What do you think? Can you do homework while browsing twitter? Can you read and listen to your favorite band at the same time? Read the article that goes with this survey. For this assignment ONLY, you can have out your phone in class. Read the article and answer the questions with the survey just like you would do it for an assignment from home. Let’s see how you do with the questions and compare your results with other students.

When you are finished, post your thoughts about this topic on your Weebly blog page. Do some research and find another article that will give evidence for either pro or con the effects of multi-tasking (or both). Put this link on your weebly page.

The results of our informal survey (fall 2013) can be found by clicking here!

Here is another study from a school that banned cell phones – test scores increased 6%

Test your multitasking skill with this game and post your score on your blog. Do you think you should have scored higher or lower…or do you agree with the score.

 

 

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Final Exam Schedule

Do I have to take finals?

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or more than 2 absences or more than 5 tardies or no referrals

If YES Then:

Final Exam Schedule

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END OF 2017-2018 FIRST SEMESTER SCHEDULE

Wednesday, January 17, 2017 (Lunches Served)

Period 1 – 4 Regular schedule for all students (period 5 will not meet)

Period 6 Finals 12:25 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.

Period 7 Finals 1:45 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Thursday, January 18, 2017      (No Lunches Served)

Period 1 Finals 8:10 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Period 2 Finals 9:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.  

Period 3 Finals 10:50 a.m. – Noon

Friday, January 19, 2017       (No Lunches Served)

Period 4 Finals 8:10 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Period 5 Finals 9:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Make Up Finals* 10:50 a.m. – 12 Noon

Monday, January 23, 2017 Second Semester Begins

**All work must be completed by the end of your last regular class period**

Share Joys Activities to try…

Google Santa Tracker – a new game each day in December

Elf Yourself

Finish Hour of Code activities