By the way, there are other big sports happenings!!
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“Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us.” Neil deGrasse Tyson ***This week's blog header by Carlos P4
For your blog post...
Read about a recent scientific development or discovery. Report about your findings in a blog post. Then embed a Voki to illustrate the main idea of what you learned from the article.
Here are some websites to look for your article:
Gizmag - Gizmag covers invention, innovation and emerging technologies in all fields
iTechFuture - Future technologies, gadgets, devices, green technology and more
Wired - Daily technology news
ScienceDaily - Updated several times a day with breaking news and feature articles, seven days a week, the site covers discoveries in all fields of the physical, biological, earth and applied sciences (medicine, health, brain, plants, animals, earth, climate, energy, computers, math, fossils, ruins)
BBC News/Technology - Technology news- worldwide
Space Technology - NASA Technology
Sports Technology - Popular Mechanics Sports Science
Make sure you keep the URL of your article. Below are the websites you’ll use to embed the main idea in your blog post. See the handout for what you should include in your post.
Here’s a Voki example:
After you finish setting up your blog, you may create and upload an avatar.
Step 1: Create an avatar.
Step 2: Upload your avatar to your blog – 2 places!
Log into your blog, then ask me for the direction sheet!
Here we go! Let’s have a great end of the school push!
7th graders, you are about to finish your Fireworks lessons and will soon create an assessment showcasing all your skills. You’ll start learning about copyright, and your new blogs are ready for you to set them up. Lots to do!
8th Grade Tech, you’ll be working on your Thinglinks the first week, then we’ll move into projects that will help you get ready for high school!
Yearbook, congratulations, we did it! We’ll be reflecting this week, then we’ll work on projects similar to the 8th Grade Tech class. High school is around the corner, let’s finish 8th grade as the fantastic students I know you are!
NASA is collecting selfies from around the world on April 22nd. If you remember, take a selfie outside (with something in nature behind you), holding a sign telling where you are.
NASA’s directions from the Earth Right Now webpage:
Post your photo to Twitter, Instagram or Google+ using the hashtag #GlobalSelfie, or post it to the #GlobalSelfie event page on Facebook or the #GlobalSelfie group on Flickr. You can also join the #GlobalSelfie Google+ event page.
NASA’s goal is to create an image of the Earth using the selfies taken on Earth Day. It will be published in May. (Make sure you tag them #GlobalSelfie)
You can make your own sign to hold up or you can print a sign here. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you can download it.)