The main collaboration in September was the teaching of NoodleTools in preparation for the 6th grade Egypt Research Project. The expecation of citing resources in MLA format beginning in the 6th grade at RCMS, starts students off on the right foot for the rest of their academic career, including higher education. We also collaborated with 8th grade teachers in helping to select literature for their 8th grade book clubs. 6th and 7th grade teachers collaborated with us in the acquisition of audio and ebook options for their class reading as well. Baby steps were taken with the 6th grade science teachers to employ Makerspace items such as littleBits and Snap Circuits as a library station for the study of circuitry.
August 27-29 - Chromebook rollout for 6th, 7th, 8th grades.
September - Orientation for 6th and 7th grades.
September 24-28 - Fall Book Fair
September 24-28 - Banned Books Week - Speak Out - Flipgrid Activity
8/6 - Walton - Greenville County Public Library - Workshop
8/15 - Walton - Greenville County Schools Media Specialist BOY Meeting/PD
9/4 - Walton - Data Dig PD
9/6 - Cornish - Webmaster Training - Accessibility
9/12 - Walton - Data Dig - Faculty Meeting
9/20 - Cornish - Greenville County Schools - Fixed Asset Training
9/21 - Walton - Nearpod - Getting Started with Nearpod
9/21 - Walton - Nearpod - Advanced Techniques in Nearpod
We are using Nearpod for our Common Sense Media digital citizenship lessons for the first part of our new lab times.
8/31 - 6th Grade - Digital Life 101/ 7th Grade - My Media/ 8th Grade - Trillion Dollar Footprint
9/14 - 6th Grade - Strategic Searching/ 7th Grade - A Creator's Responsibilities/ 8th Grade - Identifying High Quality Sites
9/28 - 6th Grade - Scams and Schemes/ 7th Grade - Safe Online Talk/ 8th Grade - Reality of Digital Drama
Our Makerspace this year is employing a lesson-based approach. We rotate Makerspace tools with the goal of having students advance beyond just play but also creation and application of new knowledge, also of seeing parallels with content area instruction.
9/4-7 and 9/10-14 - Duct Tape Wallets/Keychains/Origami
Candace Walton and Suzette Cornish