Thursday marked a historical moment in 4A’s learning environment… We’ve gone live on Edmodo! Students have been using Edmodo in specials with Mrs. Chang and Ms. Richardson. Now they’re using it in 4A. We conducted two simple assignments, but more is on the way. Our first project in Edmodo will be a book club. We’ll read the book “Tuck Everlasting” by Natalie Babbitt. Students will have discussions with others in the class, turn in assignments, play and practice their skills with the different apps offered through Edmodo as well as take quizzes and instantly see their score!!
Check out these videos to learn a little more about Edmodo:
Students brainstormed different thoughts and ideas about service learning. The picture above was the foundation to their service learning project.
Throughout the school year students have identified different issues that affect life in Hawaii. They researched their topics, brainstormed ideas to make a difference in these issues, and have started to TAKE ACTION!
In their teams, students are becoming advocates who will educate others through their digital presentations and hands-on approach. A few groups will invite guest speakers to share more about their issues.
Here’s a review of project groups, but stay tuned because more information and pictures from their presentation are coming.
Presentations are May 9 and 10, so come back and checkout this blog on May 10.
Issue: Pollution in Hawaii, including air, water, and land Plan of Action: Power point presentation to teach the audienceMembers: Cailey, Kanekoa, Jake, Jenny Issue: Domestic ViolencePlan of Action: Flipbook and brochure to teach the audienceMembers: Salesi, AnelaIssue: GraffitiPlan of Action: Video, brochure, newspaper article, and educational bookmarks to teach the audienceMemebers: Cuinn, Blake, Joshua, Gia, Aleiya, MckennaIssue: Mālama kou kino (Taking Care of our body-Healthy habits)Plan of Action: Healthy recipe book and make a recipe with the audienceMembers: Kayla, KahuwaiIssue: Mālama ‘āina (Take care of the land)Plan of Action: Activity booklet and planting with Uncle KawikaMembers: Makana, Hunter, Xian, Kamakana, Chris, Kyra, Kaohinani, Emma, LeiloaIssue: Mālama Kanaka (Taking Caring of people)Plan of Action: Lā Aloha- A time to use art as a way of showing aloha to individuals in needMembers: Ethan, Nalu, Tabbitha, Naeole, Aulii, Kaai, Maka’ala, NaniloaIssue: Drugs & AlcoholPlan of Action: Power point presentation and brochure to teach the auidenceMembers: Aysha, Kay Leigh, Keegan, Jake, Keawe, Davin, Rydge, Shaneil, Izayah, DJ
How the research going? Have you found interesting information and facts on your topics of interest? To help guide your research gathering. I’ve listed some links below that provide interesting facts about your topic:
National Geographic- Provides a lot of information on the environment.
National Geographic Kids- Provides student friendly information about places, plants, and animals.