Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Future of Education is Here

Warm-Up  How are you feeling about finally having your new Chromebook in your hands? How do you think this educational tool might change the way your learn and feel about school?  Write your response here.

Explore Google Drive  It's time to visit your Google Drive, where you will be doing most of your schoolwork using your Chromebook.  While you're here, let's make sure you have properly built your class folders, shared them with your teachers, and let Mr. McGinty introduce you to some of the Google software you will be using in the classroom.  Go to Google Drive here.

Grammar Practice  It's time to practice your punctuation skills.  Try your hand out at the online punctuation game Comma Chameleon.  Feel free to practice from home as well.    

Homework  (1.) 30 minutes of silent reading at home.  Make sure to record your reading on the new online reading and reflection log (using Google Forms) here.  (2.) Show off your Chromebook to your family and share some of the amazing things it can do.  Discuss ways you envision it's going to improve the quality of your education.