Chalkboard - 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.
Email Assignment |
Question of the Day |
- 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
"For homework last night, you
read an article "Can Generation M Learn Its ABCs?" by
Steven W. Simpson. Give your reaction to the statistics
and this report's impact on the teaching and learning
process in your classroom?" Save in your folder as "Day
Three journal" and
print two copies, file one in the project box on the
Something to Think About
- "Pay Attention"
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."
Which countries and bodies of water border Italy. Write
whether the bodies of water and the countries are North,
South, East, or West of Italy."
in the World...? -
Volume 3 - Ten
questions should be completed together with your
Learning Team. Today you need to also find the country
and the latitude and longitude of the landmark. You may use the paper atlases on top of
your computer 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.
- Use this Web 2.0 tool to give reports, publish
writing, teach skills, etc.
Map Game for the
Practice the 50
states and their locations at this website - click on
the US Jigsaw Map Game at
Maps.com Online Map Games
There are lots of other Map Games at this website... try
out some of the others if you have time.
Activities - Review
vocabulary and monuments using these activities.
- Paint Can
and Geography -
here for a list of books that correlate with
your Geography/Social Studies curriculum.
State the State Fact Flipper -
Use PowerPoint to
create Fact Flippers with states and important facts
about those states.
Click here for directions for
creating Fact Flippers... and
click here for an example of this
Geography and Music -
Use Windows Media Player 10 to rip
songs from a music CD and convert to .wma or
.mp3 files that can be used in technology projects.
Examine the collection of songs with states, cities,
countries, landmarks, landforms, etc. Pick a song,
listen carefully, find out what lyrics refer to
geography. Do some research on that place and create a
PowerPoint presentation. Use the song as your background
music for the slide show. Thanks to Mike Diaz for the
collection of music for this activity.
GPS Hunt for your Traveling Tunes CD -
will take two Traveling Tunes CD outside and set a
Waypoint on the GPS Unit of where they are hiding the
CDs... Learning Teams will meet back together at a
starting point and take off to hunt for the Traveling
Tunes CD... Shoulder partners will follow each other,
just in case your Learning Partners need some help.
Don't hide them too hard, remember the GPS units are
accurate within 20-30 feet. BE KIND!
Your Suitcase for a National Park -
Take a look at the
list of National Parks in the
United States and choose one to research. Use
www.nps.gov and other resources to get
information to pack your suitcase with. Use the Ellison
suitcase die cut and a file folder to make the suitcase.
Click here to download a file of travel stickers for the
outside of your suitcase.
Make your suitcase "pop open" with facts about a
National Park and
use this template.
Take a look at the
Suitcase going to Glacier National Park.
in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt? -
pdf files on your
TangiTech Social Studies CD come from this site at
Flap Foldable Booklets -
Use the list of landforms
and their descriptions to make your flip flap foldable
book. Thanks to Krystle Fedele for this template.
Pick a Famous Place around the World and then use Google
Earth to find the latitude and longitude of that place.
You will also need four or five facts about the Famous
place so that you can create your Riddle Booklet.
Click here to download the template. (ppt)
ftp site -
All of the materials used in TangiTech Social Studies
are on the ftp server in case you lose or damage your
CDs. Click here for
directions on using the ftp server.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009.