- Make sure that
you read everything each morning to find out procedures,
assignments and announcements for the day. Every day we
will have morning activities/bell ringers like we did in
TangiTech #1 and #2. Click on the morning activity to go
to the explanation in the list below.
Journal | Email Assignment |
Question of the Day |
Introductions & What's It All About? -
All Capitals" (ppt)cards to play "I Have.... Who Has?" and
on the Server -
folder has been created on the server for you to
save your work in. I have shared this folder so that you
will have access to your work from any computer in the
lab. The U drive "T3 lab on itf-dc" has your folder
other things we will share in TTSS.
Origami Project -
In the tradition of TangiTech #1 and #2, we need to make
our origami project for TangiTech Social Studies.
Click here to
download the pieces for your "World Origami Man"
(ppt). Follow the directions below for the origami base.
- On your TTSS CD
in the Journal Template folder, you have two new journal
templates. You may use either one for your journal
response each morning. The Journal Question for today is
"Consider the Comprehensive
Curriculum for your grade level and Social Studies
skills dealing with maps, globes, landforms, states,
countries, etc. Which units/lessons/activities would
benefit from enriching the curriculum with technology
activities and projects... Which units need "beefing
up?" Save in your folder as "Day One journal" and
print two copies, file one in the project box on the
E-Mail Assignment -
day you need to check your Tangischools e-mail account
and complete the assignment. Reply to me at
of the Day
the back door of the lab you will find the Question of
the Day with stickies underneath to record your answers.
"Beginning with the smallest, name the continents in
size order, then name the oceans from the smallest to
in the World...? -
Volume 1 - Ten
questions should be completed together with your
Learning Team. You may use the paper atlases on the
front table or any online resource you can find. Don't
forget about the
webpage and the
webpage. We will use the "Numbered Heads Together" Kagan structure to check answers.
Map Game for the Day -
Practice the 50
states and their locations at this website -
Review your states
and capitals using these SMART activities.
- Balloon Pop States and Capitals
- Erase and Reveal States and Capitals
Wonders of the World,
Easter Egg GeoCaching or Christmas Around the World -
We will use the Garmin eTrex GPS units to do a
GeoCaching activity around campus. Click here for
Wonders of the
World PPT, orEaster Egg PowerPoint
Christmas Around the World PPT
with directions and assignment for activity. You might
New 7 Wonders
Christmas Around the World
to help with your assignment.
website - All of
the pieces and parts of these three GeoCaching Units are
in the TangiTech Social Studies folder on the
ftp site. For
for logging into the ftp website click here.
PowerPoint Template Creation Wizard -
Download this new plug-in to go with your PPT 2003
software. Download the PowerPoint Design Templates
Pack 2 and 3 while you are there if you don't have them.
We will create a PPT Design Template using this method
and also by using the Slide Master View method.
to the tune of
"Where is Thumbkin?"
North America, South America,
Europe, Asia, Africa,
Europe, Asia, Africa,
"Social Studies Simon
Shoulders = Tropic of Cancer
Waist = Equator
Knees - Tropic of Capricorn
Toes = South Pole
leads the class, having the kids touch different body
parts as you call out parts of the globe. Make
sure your students know that they touch their heads when
you say North Pole; touch their toes when you say South
Pole; etc. Don't forget to follow the Simon Says rules.
Neighborhood Map Machine -
This software by
Tom Snyder / Scholastic is an excellent tool for map
skills. Maps from one to 36 pages big!!
Search Through the States
Scavenger Hunt -
Use Kagan Structure
"Stand-up, Hand-up, Pair-up to find partner to work with
on scavenger hunt and
Do research on your state and create a Stately Trading
Card (ppt). Check out the samples in your handouts
for today. Save your Stately Trading Card in the
common folder on the server as well as in your own
KidPix4 and Social Studies -
Click here to find a
list of Kid Pix 4 images that your students can use
in the software to create Social Studies projects or
Read these articles
and be ready to discuss tomorrow morning...
"It's a Small (Tech) World"
by Emmett Cole- Spring 2005 -EdTech Magazine
"Young Americans geographically challenged"
USA Today, 5-2-2006.
You have a hard copy
of these in your pocketfolder.
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Thursday, April 23, 2009.