Tuesday, May 24, 2016

If You're Done With Your Animoto...

Choices and Cheaters
If you are ahead and you've finished your animoto, get a pair of headphones and take a look at this website called "Choices and Cheaters".  It's an interactive game where you make different decisions.  First, play the game and make good choices.  Next time you play, make bad decisions and see what changes.

Choices and Cheaters website: http://www.nsteens.org/Comics/ChoicesAndCheaters

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Videos 
After you've played the game, play each of these videos on different topics: http://www.nsteens.org/Videos

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Stand Up or Stand By?
This game also lets you make decisions like Choices and Cheaters does.  An embarrassing photo of a classmate was taken-what do you do next?  Make different decisions each time you play.

Stand Up or Stand By? website:: http://www.nsteens.org/Comics/StandByOrStandUp

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6 Degrees of Information 
Remember this video?  Check out the 6 Degrees of Information video again to see how important our digital footprints are:

6 Degrees of Information video: http://www.netsmartz.org/RealLifeStories/6DegreesOfInformation

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Quizzes for Fun:
Check your knowledge with these quizzes: http://www.nsteens.org/Quizzes

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Games: 
Play these games that have to do with being online: http://www.nsteens.org/Games

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Bios:
Read about some of the characters on the NSTeens site:  http://www.nsteens.org/Bios

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Technology Survey-Welcome to Trimester 3 of TEAM!

This survey will help me understand how you feel about technology, as well as how proficient you are when using it.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8R2DFR9

Friday, February 12, 2016

Novel Database Links

NOVEL Databases 2015-2016   

These are direct links.  Copy and paste the whole link into your web browser.  You will not need a password:

1            Gale Common Menu       http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon          
2              Gale PowerSearch           http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=GPS               
3              Academic OneFile            http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=AONE   
4              Agriculture Collection     http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPAG               
5              Business Economics and Theory                http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPBE    
6              Business Insights: Essentials        http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=BIE        
7              Communications and Mass Media Collection       http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPCM  
8              Computer Database       http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=CDB               
9              Criminal Justice Collection            http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPCJ     
10           Culinary Arts Collection http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPCA               
11           Diversity Studies Collection         http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPDS    
12           Environmental Studies and Policy Collection        http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPES     
13           Expanded Academic ASAP           http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=EAIM    
14           Fine Arts and Music Collection   http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPFA    
15           Gale Virtual Reference Library   http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_ca_algon?db=GVRL
16           Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection                http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPGL    
17           Gender Studies Collection           http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPGB   
18           General OneFile               http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=ITOF               
19           General Science Collection          http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPGS    
20           Health Reference Center Academic         http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=HRCA   
21           Home Improvement Collection http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPHI     
22           Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection           http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPTH    
23           Information Science and Library Issues Collection                http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPIS      
24           Insurance and Liability Collection              http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPIL      
25           Kids InfoBits       http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=ITKE      
26           Military and Intelligence Database           http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPMI    
27           New York State Newspapers      http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=SP01     
28           Newsstand         http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=STND    
29           Nursing and Allied Health Collection        http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPNU   
30           Opposing Viewpoints In Context              http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=OVIC    
31           Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection                http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPSM   
32           Pop Culture Collection   http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPOP               
33           Popular Magazines          http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPPM  
34           Psychology Collection    http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPPC               
35           Religion and Philosophy Collection           http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPRP    
36           Small Business Collection              http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPSB    
37           U.S. History Collection   http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPUS               
38           Vocations and Careers Collection              http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPVC    
39           War and Terrorism Collection     http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPWT   
40           World History Collection               http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_algon&db=PPWH  

Elibrary Elementary
#             Location Name  Direct URL          
1              Elibrary Elementary (for ALGONQUIN MIDDLE SCHOOL)                http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?wac=25-39710&db=ELIBE            

Gannett Newspapers
#             Location Name  Direct URL          
1              Gannett Newspapers (for ALGONQUIN MIDDLE SCHOOL)                http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?token=R6U7UC5GD1ZYBW7S&db=PQ   

Scholastic GO!
#             Location Name  Direct URL          
1              Scholastic (for ALGONQUIN MIDDLE SCHOOL)    http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?uname=nygeo3098&db=SCH1  
2              Encyclopedia Americana (for ALGONQUIN MIDDLE SCHOOL)                http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?uname=nygeo3098&db=SCHea
3              Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (for ALGONQUIN MIDDLE SCHOOL)                http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?uname=nygeo3098&db=SCHgme            
4              New Book of Knowledge (for ALGONQUIN MIDDLE SCHOOL)                http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?uname=nygeo3098&db=SCHnbk             
5              Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre (for ALGONQUIN MIDDLE SCHOOL)                http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?uname=nygeo3098&db=SCHnec             
6              New Book of Popular Science (for ALGONQUIN MIDDLE SCHOOL)                http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?uname=nygeo3098&db=SCHnbps           
7              Lands and Peoples (for ALGONQUIN MIDDLE SCHOOL)                http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?uname=nygeo3098&db=SCHlp 
8              America the Beautiful (for ALGONQUIN MIDDLE SCHOOL)                http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?uname=nygeo3098&db=SCHatb              

9              Amazing Animals of the World (for ALGONQUIN MIDDLE SCHOOL)                http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?uname=nygeo3098&db=SCHama             

Friday, December 11, 2015

Is Online School Really a Good Idea? Trimester 2

Is Online School Really a Good Idea?  Trimester 2




          What do you think about going to school in your pajamas?  No, I'm not talking about pajama day, I'm talking about online school.  Would you like the flexibility of being able to take Math quizzes online and chatting with other students through Face Time or a Google Hangout?  Would you miss your friends and hanging out at lunch or does online school sound perfect to you?  Remember that you'd never get a snow day.  Before you answer this question, check out this video where a high schooler sums up the pros and cons, (the good things and bad things), about online school.




3:18

What do YOU think about online school?  Do you agree or disagree with kids going to school through their computers?

Your assignment:

Give your opinion and write why you feel the way you do.  Write at least 5 or more sentences:

WRITE:

I think online school is a good idea.   Online school is a good idea because...

OR:

I think online school is a bad idea.   Online school is a bad idea because...



THEN: Explain the reasons that support your opinion.


IMPORTANT: Make sure you have a solid argument. Use FACTS as much as possible to support your opinion.


 HOW TO POST YOUR COMMENT:

1. TYPE YOUR COMMENT INTO WORD AND SAVE IT AS BLOG IN GOOGLE DOCS
2. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BLOG POST, CLICK ON "COMMENTS"
3. COPY AND PASTE YOUR COMMENT FROM WORD INTO THE BLANK BOX
4. TYPE THE LETTERS AND NUMBERS YOU SEE IN THE SMALL BOX
5. CLICK NAME/URL
FOR YOUR NAME WRITE YOUR FIRST NAME, LAST INITIAL AND BLOCK.
For example: If my name is Rebecca Ekstrom and I have TEAM I2, I would put this for my name: RebeccaEI2
6. LEAVE THE URL BLANK
7. CLICK PUBLISH YOUR COMMENT

(YOUR COMMENT WILL BE POSTED ONCE MRS. EKSTROM APPROVES IT.)

More articles and videos about online school:




Hear from Arianna, a previously homeschooled high schooler who enjoys online school.
2:50  



"If I Only Had a Heart" Trimester 2

"If I Only Had a Heart"  Trimester 2




        When a person is sick and needs a new organ, it can take a long time to get one.  People have to be put on a special transplant list and may have to wait months or even years before they receive a new organ.  However, waiting for someone else to donate their organ could soon be a thing of the past.  Scientists are experimenting with bioprinters, printers that use human cells and tissue instead of ink, to print 3-D printed organs!  While this may seem like a great idea, some people are afraid of what could happen if 3-D printed organs become a reality.

         Pete Basiliere, research director at Gartner says: "These initiatives are well-intentioned, but raise a number of questions that remain unanswered. What happens when complex 'enhanced' organs involving nonhuman cells are made? Who will control the ability to produce them? Who will ensure the quality of the resulting organs?"

Check out this video to learn more:



video      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RO5DSIB1GE  2:50


A full article on 3-D printing can be found here:  http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/03/tech/innovation/3-d-printing-human-organs/


Another article about 3-D printed organs:


Here is an article with a video about 3-D printed organs: 
5:47


What do YOU think about this new medical advancement?  Do you agree or disagree with this idea?  Do you think this new concept will help people or will it cause more problems than it solves?

Your assignment:

Give your opinion and write why you feel the way you do.  Write at least 7 or more sentences in Google Docs:

WRITE:

I think creating 3-D printed organs is a good idea.   3-D printed organs are a good idea because...

OR:


I think creating 3-D printed organs is a bad idea.   3-D printed organs are a bad idea because...



THEN: Explain the reasons that support your opinion.


IMPORTANT: Make sure you have a solid argument. Use FACTS as much as possible to support your opinion.


 HOW TO POST YOUR COMMENT:

1. TYPE YOUR COMMENT INTO WORD AND SAVE IT AS 3-D BLOG IN GOOGLE DOCS
2. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BLOG POST, CLICK ON "COMMENTS"
3. COPY AND PASTE YOUR COMMENT FROM WORD INTO THE BLANK BOX
4. TYPE THE LETTERS AND NUMBERS YOU SEE IN THE SMALL BOX
5. CLICK NAME/URL
FOR YOUR NAME WRITE YOUR FIRST NAME, LAST INITIAL AND BLOCK.
For example: If my name is Rebecca Ekstrom and I have TEAM I2, I would put this for my name: RebeccaEI2
6. LEAVE THE URL BLANK
7. CLICK PUBLISH YOUR COMMENT

(YOUR COMMENT WILL BE POSTED ONCE MRS. EKSTROM APPROVES IT.)

image from: https://icarus1611.wordpress.com/tag/bioprinter/

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Technology Survey-Welcome to Trimester 2 of TEAM

Technology Survey-Welcome to Trimester 2 of TEAM 
  
Trimester 2: