What’s new in Technology and Science?

For your blog post...
Read about a recent scientific development or discovery.

There are some links below if you need to browse around and decide. Then…

1) Go to Google Classroom and let me know what your article is.

2) Go to Google Drive. Create a new Google Doc. Write up the rough draft of your summary. Turn it in to me in Google Classroom when you finish.

3) Once I’ve commented on your summary, you need to make corrections. Then you can copy it and paste it into a new blog post in Edublogs.

4)  Then embed a Voki to illustrate the main idea of what you learned from the article.

Here are some websites to help you get started: 

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)

Gizmag – Gizmag covers invention, innovation and emerging technologies in all fields

Green Technologies (cars, solar, wind, etc.) – GreenProgress.com

Space  – NASA News (space)

Sports  – Popular Mechanics Sports Science 

Live Science – Technology, Health, Earth, Space, and more…

Interested in the Earth or Animals? Look at the topics here under ARKive.

BBC Science & Environment

Earthweek

National Science Foundation Discoveries

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:

Create a commercial

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1) Research a new technology. Use one of these websites to get you started:

  • 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)
  • Curiosity.com – From Discovery, resources for science, robotics, space, computing, communications, neuroscience
  • Geek.com – A wide variety of technologies, including gaming, smartphones, smart houses, and tons more!
  • PBS Technology –  News articles about new technologies
  • BBC News/Technology – Technology news- worldwide
  •  Specialized webpages:
  • Green Technologies (cars, solar, wind, etc.) – CNET Green Tech and GreenProgress.com
  • Space Technology – NASA Technology
  • Sports Technology – Popular Mechanics Sports Science 

2) Create a 30 second commercial advertising your technology using iMovie or Animoto .

  • Use one of the 6 advertising techniques.

  • Include a slogan.
  • Collect the URLs of the images you use.

  • Add music!

  • When you finish your commercial, get the instructions from me in order to embed it in your blog.

3. Blog about the technology.

  • Paragraph 1: Summarize the technology (who, what, where, when, why, how). Include the title of the article you read in quotation marks. Include the author’s name. (Example: I read the article titled “Drugs shown to stop and even reverse Alzheimer’s in mice” by Ben Coxworth.)

  • Paragraph 2: Explain which advertising technique you used for your commercial. How are you trying to sell your product? This needs to be a full paragraph, so give details!
  • When you finish, you need to link the title of the article to the webpage it came from. Watch this video for directions:

  • Add any URL links to the images you used. (If they all came from one website, just use one link.)

 

 

 

iMovie Portfolios – Great work!

I have been very impressed with your first use of iMovie! Your portfolios are looking fantastic. We’ll use those iMovie skills in a project you’ll start in two weeks.

For now, get ready for your CSTs! In technology you’ll have some projects to work on, all should be finished at the end of two weeks: a blog post (science article), a grades analysis, a Fireworks lesson and responding to Yearbook student surveys.
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For your blog post...
Read about a recent scientific development or discovery. Report about your findings in a blog post. Either embed a Voki or an Animoto video (see examples below) to illustrate the main idea of what you learned from the article.

Here are some websites to look for your article:

Live Science

NASA News (space)

BBC Science & Environment

Earthweek

National Science Foundation Discoveries

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.

Voki:

Animoto – Images must be “copyright OK!”

Make your own slide show at Animoto.

 

Research Project

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Research a new technology.

    Create a graphic that demonstrates your topic.

         Blog about the technology (3 choices below).

Create a commercial about your technology.

using iMovie or Animoto .

1) Decide on your topic.

2) Create a Fireworks graphic to put in your blog post.

Once you finish your Fireworks graphic, you are ready to get the Fishbone graphic organizer from me.

When you finish the Fishbone, show it to me and then…

1) Write your first paragraph explaining the technology you chose. When you finish, you need to link the title of the article to the webpage it came from. Watch this video for directions:
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2) Write your second paragraph.

Possible topics:

* Compare two technologies and decide which will have more impact.
* Research one technology- how will it cause impact now?
* Research one technology– Envision our future 10 years from now.
                   For all 3, use evidence from your research to support your hypothesis.

When you finish, PUBLISH!

3) Ask me for the directions for the bibliography (we’ll use BibMe.com). This will go at the end of your blog post, underneath your paragraphs.

 

 

 


These are websites to help you get started. You may also search for what you are interested in.

Websites covering technology in many different fields:

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)

Curiosity.com – From Discovery, resources for science, robotics, space, computing, communications, neuroscience

Geek.com – A wide variety of technologies, including gaming, smartphones, smart houses, and tons more!

PBS Technology –  News articles about new technologies

BBC News/Technology – Technology news- worldwide

 Specialized webpages:

Green Technologies (cars, solar, wind, etc.) – CNET Green Tech and GreenProgress.com

Medical Technology Links – ScienceDaily

Space Technology – NASA Technology

Sports Technology – Popular Mechanics Sports Science 

Future Technologies – Ideas that Could Change the World

Once you know your topic, narrow it down to one question.

Make sure you put these URLs in your server:

-Your article    -Images you may want to use

Create a graphic demonstrating how you narrowed your topic down. Example:


 

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Thank you to Miss T’s Blog for the commenting guidelines.

 

Websites with animated holiday clipart you can add to your blog:

Christmas Graphics Plus

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Animation Playhouse

Christmas Graphics

 Free Multimedia Clipart

Free Animations

Or you can search for your own… “Animated Christmas free graphics”

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