5 Tech

5 TECH Meets Wednesday, 1:45-2:30
Link to your blog: http://bans5blog.blogspot.com/

February 17, 2015

posted Feb 16, 2015, 9:58 PM by Noah Cohen   [ updated Feb 16, 2015, 10:08 PM ]

Extra tech time with Mr. Cohen!
Fill out this form, using the 8th grade Israel itinerary Mr. Cohen passes out.
If you finish, label your map of Israel with this online version.

February 18, 2015

posted Feb 12, 2015, 9:01 PM by Noah Cohen   [ updated Feb 13, 2015, 11:07 AM ]

Videotape this for Ms. Ban!

Present ALL science investigations in Google Slides.
  1. You must have shared your presentation with me, ncohen@wornickjds.org, by Tuesday, February 17, 6pm.
  2. You must have your name in the title of your presentation.

February 11, 2014

posted Feb 10, 2015, 9:13 PM by Noah Cohen

Make the charts you need for your science experiments.
Add the pictures you need to include.
Share them with Mr. Cohen. 
He will print them when all are ready.

Finished? Go to code.org above.
PS -  I'm here next week, but absent Feb. 25 and March 4. : - (
No Scratch Club either. : - (

February 4, 2015

posted Feb 4, 2015, 10:37 AM by Noah Cohen   [ updated Feb 4, 2015, 11:32 AM ]

Goal: Create line graphs with pendulum data. Identify and adjust x and y axis intervals for optimal graph viewing.
Use the skills you acquire today to make graphs for your own science experiments.

Independent variable = what the researcher manipulates. This could be the amount of water, ice cream brand, type of flower, chewing gum brand, or stain removers. This will go on the X axis. It's also the cause.

dependent variable = the response that can be measured. This is usually measured in time, on the Y axis. It's also the effect.

1. Mr. Cohen models 2 examples.
2. Mr. Cohen shows how to customize the graph.
3. Students practice with their pendulum data.

January 21 and 28, 2015

posted Jan 28, 2015, 8:40 AM by Noah Cohen   [ updated Jan 28, 2015, 8:40 AM ]

more code.org time!
Click on the link above.
How many more lines can you write?
How many lessons can you finish?

November 19, December 3, 10, 17, 2014 and January 7, 2015

posted Nov 18, 2014, 9:56 PM by Noah Cohen   [ updated Jan 15, 2015, 1:50 PM ]

Continue working on your YATE project. 
Deadline is January 14.
 NamePecha Kutcha or Web Site? 
 Tara - Hills of Tara https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Q3Y7A_DHDorWzbfcVhS0YMGVJ0U6ona1bcjI3yH0v-g/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=10000
 Zoe - Nutcrackers https://sites.google.com/a/wornickjds.org/nutcracker-history/home
 Ari - Jackie Robinson https://sites.google.com/a/wornickjds.org/the-history-of-jackie-robinson/
 Addison - jet engines https://docs.google.com/a/wornickjds.org/presentation/d/1qplw29IGYtOjOXKGlXh2PoNWJFgeOKFoFCtzd-8Jcco/edit#slide=id.p
 Malia - Italy https://sites.google.com/a/wornickjds.org/popular-sites-in-ital/home
 Yossi - genes https://sites.google.com/a/wornickjds.org/dna/
 Adi - Route 66 https://sites.google.com/a/wornickjds.org/route-66/
 Nicky - germs https://docs.google.com/a/wornickjds.org/presentation/d/1HbFGfnUO_Iqct9N-5lii9SiJ4Foj_bixaZBv9wwlqEc/edit#slide=id.p
 Caroline - Cinderellas https://sites.google.com/a/wornickjds.org/cinderella-stories-around-the-world/
Vivienne - canalshttps://sites.google.com/a/wornickjds.org/canals-of-the-world/
 Shira - Kristi Yamaguchi https://docs.google.com/a/wornickjds.org/presentation/d/1XPa-tGqQ6QgWWnFh56Trgi9KKTK7JQJmcKyVgIcUnzI/edit#slide=id.p
 Bebe - figure skating https://sites.google.com/a/wornickjds.org/the-history-of-sychronized-skating/home
 Almarah - Dr. Seuss https://sites.google.com/a/wornickjds.org/dr-seuss/
 Jacob - tsunamishttps://sites.google.com/a/wornickjds.org/tsunamis/home

November 12, 2014

posted Nov 11, 2014, 9:46 PM by Noah Cohen   [ updated Nov 12, 2014, 10:19 AM ]

Lesson on Research:

1. Schedule
Make time to work on your project. What will your accomplish by what date.
2. Wikipedia
A good place to start to get keywords, and other places that will have more in-depth information.
3. Look at bibliographies
These are good sources of more information.
4. Have a research question in mind
What is the question you want to find an answer to?
5. Deal with one piece at a time
Don't tackle everything all at once. Create an outline of what you need to understand.
6. Use a system
Be consistent in how you collect your information (all Google Docs, or all note cards, or all on paper)
7. Know your resources
8. Ask for help
9. Carry an idea book
10. Bring it up to date

Final Thoughts...
Good Research Questions
What questions do you have? How do those questions lead to follow-up questions?
The 5 W's: Who, What, When, Where, and Why
My website on my "You Are the Expert" topic:Mascots

 Information Gathering
Keep your information in a google doc, or write it directly on your web site.
Here's a Graphic Organizer of a cluster diagram that you can fill out.

 Putting information in YOUR words
Read it
Think about it
What would you tell someone IF they asked you what you just read?

November 5, 2014

posted Nov 3, 2014, 2:22 PM by Noah Cohen   [ updated Nov 5, 2014, 11:04 AM ]

"You are the Expert" (YATE)

Here's an online graphic organize if you want to use this tool. 
You may also want to use Google Drawing for your graphic organizer.

Next year, when you start 6th grade, not only will you receive a laptop, you will have a weekly tech elective. In that elective, you will choose from a menu of small projects to work on. I want to give you a sample of what that is like now. You can choose one of the following 2 paths.

 Pecha Kucha  Google Sites
Create a Pecha Kucha Google Presentation about something you are interested in.

Create a google web site about something you are interested in.

Zoo by Samantha Rhodes

Fill this form out below. You must receive approval from Mr. Cohen and Ms. Ban BEFORE you start working on your project!

October 29, 2014

posted Oct 22, 2014, 2:19 PM by Noah Cohen

Create Quizlet test with TIP chart
Give students time to watch copyright video and play mix-n-match game.
Check to see who has turned in which packets, and what is missing.

October 22, 2014

posted Oct 22, 2014, 9:25 AM by Noah Cohen   [ updated Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 AM ]

Take the Digital Citizenship Quizlet Test - show Mr. Cohen when you score 100%

Digital Passport - Step 5 of 5
Turn in last week's packet on Search

Introduce Creative Credit
T-I-P Chart: credit, copyright, and plagiarize

username is first initial, last name, (asmith, i.e.)
Your password is still wornickjds
Play Mix-n-Match
Complete the handouts when you are done. 
Have the last page signed by your parent.

Show students on Veracross who has not turned in what. Have extras ready.

Next week: You are the Expert (YATE) work begins

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