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Online Portfolios

Getting started: Go to http://www.wordpress.com and click on Create Website. Choose the topic “Education” and what you would like your Portfolio to look like. Choose your Domain name – it MUST be firstnamelastinitialmdcps – then select the domain that comes up as firstnamelastinitialmdcps.wordpress.com (that’s the free one). You will need to put your email address … Continue reading

The Giver Games!

We have not had a post in a long time! But that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy! Check out an overview of our projects based on The Giver by Lois Lowry. Per. 1 Giver Games Per. 2 Giver Games Per. 3 Giver Games Per. 5 Giver Games Per. 6 Giver Games Per. 4 is … Continue reading

Blues Journey

Do you think Lemon Brown might have looked something like the man above? We are going to go on a blues journey. You will see four youtube links to blues songs that we may have heard in the class for this unit. For your home learning assignment, you should listen to the music. Do these songs … Continue reading

The Giver Games!

We haven’t had an update in a while! Sorry, I have been busy running the JFK website and the JFK BEAT Website. First things first, check out the Giver Games – while you’re at it, browse the rest of the BEAT website 🙂 Now, down to student business – next week, we will be having … Continue reading

Paper Slides

Edit: Paper Slides being added – see below! No, not a playground slide… Paper Slides! The PaperFreeClass attended a digital learning conference at Miami Jackson Senior High School yesterday and got this great idea from Lance Rougeux, the keynote speaker. (The irony that we are using paper for this is not lost on me.) Students … Continue reading

Follow Your Dreams

Today, we will be getting interactive with the class website and working on some more interactive activities on the Discovery Network site. First, you will click on the tab called “Classroom Rules” above. Sign in with your first name and class period and make a comment, such as “I understand and accept the Classroom Rules.” Next, … Continue reading

Let’s Get Free!

I’m talking about Paper-Free here! Selected classes will be going paperless for the rest of the year (fingers crossed). We will be using the MIDDLE SCHOOL QUESTION TASK CARDS and Edmodo to complete our work for the next two weeks until FCAT time. We will focus on a different task each day, starting with Main Idea. … Continue reading

Let’s Get Different(iated)!

Students, we are approaching FCAT quickly. This is the BIG CRUNCH! LOOK at your FCAT Reading Tracker Pinpoint your WEAKNESS in the following areas: Compare and Contrast Multiple Texts Character, Plot, Setting Figurative Language Text Structure and Text Features Collect, Evaluate, Summarize Information You may also consider the other benchmarks you did for DI if … Continue reading

Let’s Get Smart!

Essay Smart, that is! Students, we are coming up on crunch time for our FCAT Writes test which will be on February 25, 2014. We are going to be reviewing the concepts you learned in your Saturday classes as well as writing a few practice essays of our own and grading them through Classzone’s Essay … Continue reading

Let’s Get Anchored!

Greetings, students! We are going to dive head-first into essay writing. You will be responsible for planning, writing, and submitting your essay in two ways. You will maintain a writing portfolio (class folder) and submit essays to Edmodo and via Classzone Essay Smart. To achieve a high score, you must plan your essay, have focus, … Continue reading