Rotation #5

Lesson: Share Jumper

Date: Sept 24-October 1, 2012

Students evaluate examples of online messages. They decide what information is appropriate to share and when. Students are also reminded that nothing is truly "private" or "erasable" online.

Students will:
  • reflect on the benefits of sharing online, while acknowledging that information can spread fast and far.
  • classify information that should be kept private online.
  • predict the effect that an online post or message might have on someone's reputation.

Log on to Digital Passport
Play TWALKERS from last week
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Discuss how we have the opportunity to MANAGE our digital footprint!

Rotation #4

Lesson: Twalkers

Date: Sept 14-21, 2012

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Essential Question:
How can using a cell phone distract you?
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Here is Ms. Smith...this is how I caught her walking down the hallway...she has TWO handheld devices in her hands, walking, texting, checking email and manages to do it all!!! What are your thoughts?

Students Will...
  • learn that cell phones are powerful, convenient tools for communication
  • identify situations in which using cell phones can be rude or distrcting
  • reflect on the benefits of focusing on one task at a time

Explain to students that while there are many benefits to having a cell phone, there are also some downsides. One of the downsides is that cell phones can be distracting.
Vocabulary Words: distract and multitask
Watch this video from Jennette McCurdy (iCarly)

Why DID the chicken cross the road?
What 3 distractions did Jennette name at the end of the commercial?

Explain to students that multitasking with a cell phone not only can put their safety at risk, as the commercial showed, but it also can annoy people around them. Cell phones can distract people from other important tasks.

Log On to Digital Passport and play TWALKERS independently.
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Students will complete the Communication Mission with a partner to unlock their homepage. They need to complete 3 rounds.

How can cell phones distract you from being polite to others?
How can cell phones distract you from being safe?
How can cell phones distract you from focusing on important things?

Here are some resources for parents in reference to keeping your kids safe with mobile devices.
Net Cetera Kids and Mobile Phones

Rotation: #3

Lesson: This is Who I Am

Date: Sept 6-13, 2012

This Is Who I Am

You will continue your work in your new My Learning Portfolio by learning how to attach a document into an Evernote note. Today, you will make a poster about yourself in Word, using images from the online clipart gallery and word art. See my example.

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Complete three sentences on the This Is Who I Am page. Or, use the sentences you used before.

Go into Word and use WordArt and images from the online clipart gallery to create a poster that shows your sentences from the This Is Who I Am page. Save the poster in your folder on Zoe.

Login to your account on Evernote –

Rotation: #2

Lesson: Generating a QR Code

Date: August 24- Sept 5, 2012

6th Grade Survey: Please click the correct link according to your classroom teacher. Take the survey before starting your QR Code lesson!
Young and Honick click this link
Fine and Nims click this link

Here are your directions for the lesson today. Please scan the code and complete the activity.


Go to this website to generate your code. Select the FREE TEXT option and type your message in the text box.

When you are done generating your QR Code, please click Download and open it in Preview and then PRINT it. We will use iPads to see if we can figure out who they belong to.

Rotation: #1

Lesson: QR Code Scavenger Hunt

Date: August 16-23, 2012

Welcome back to Trinity and the new IDEA LAB! This is a place where students and teachers can get together to create, plan, collaborate and celebrate amazing ideas!

Today we are going to participate in a QR Code Scavenger Hunt. What is a QR Code? How do you read it?

QR stands for Quick Response, it is a trademark that automotive factories used to track and mark their vehicles. The code consists of black modules (square dots) arranged in a square pattern on a white background. When you scan it, information is read and stored.

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