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.
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: