When: Friday, April 8 at 1:30 pm
Where: PAC at WMS
If you are interested in participating, please email Dr. Spady at spady.lynn @ westside66.net
CS Ed Week is December 6-12 and it is an annual event to inspire students to learn about computer science, advocate for equity, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners in the CS field. https://www.csedweek.org/
1. Sign in with google @ code. org
2. Go to course catalog on the top left
3. Scroll down and click on hour of code view more choices.
4. Take a screenshot of your certificate when your project is complete.
It may seem like the semicolon is struggling with an identity crisis. It looks like a comma combined with a period. Maybe that’s why we toss these punctuation marks around like grammatical confetti; we’re confused about how to use them properly. This lesson offers some clarity and best practices for using the semicolon.
Lesson video by Emma Bryce, animation by Karrot Entertainment.
Modifiers are words, phrases, and clauses that add information about other parts of a sentence—which is usually helpful. But when modifiers aren’t linked clearly enough to the words they’re actually referring to, they can create unintentional ambiguity.
#1 Read this teaching page to look over some modifier examples.
#2 Watch this TED Ed video and take detailed notes about modifiers and their placement and navigate the sticky world of misplaced, dangling and squinting modifiers.
#3 Make a visual explaining modifiers with examples of how they are used. Also include your own sentence with a misplaced modifier and then correct the sentence so that the reader understands the meaning.
Challenge: Do more research about misplaced, dangling and squinting modifiers. Include what you learned in your visual.
1. Draw a picture on paper or using an app on your iPad. Start with something simple like an animal. I drew this cow using Drawing Pad. Take a picture of your drawing or take a screenshot.
2. Go to Safari and type in bitsbox.com and in the upper right corner select “kids sign in” and use your Westside Google Account to sign in
3. From there, the video below should walk you through the steps.
Pre-Testing in math is more than just a way to separate your students into two groups for a unit: those who already know it and those who don’t. The data collected from a pre-test should inform your instruction for the unit and help you to adjust your plans…move quicker, skip it, do a more creative activity, etc. For more information on quality pre-tests, check out Byrdseed Six Traits of Quality Pre-Assessments.
image taken from https://www.mathsisfun.com/data/mean-deviation.html
Step 1: Make a Copy of this Spreadsheet by clicking the link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ndcgCZ1EeVcKausxtkmBkONVfCeilbQNE6ukdUCWYk8/copy
Step 2: Watch the video below and complete the steps shown in the video on your own spreadsheet.
NOTE: This mini-spark can be used as 1 spreadsheet lesson for the Spreadsheet Superstar Badge.