"Good Things" Newsletter
What's Happening Amazing Around Campus?
Welcome and Let's Celebrate the Good Things!
Happy Birthday! These Staff Members are Celebrating a Birthday in October
October 23rd: Cindy Dunagan
October 26th: April Davala
Instructional Strategy Highlight: "The No-Fail" Quiz
“The No-Fail” Quiz
Did you know you could use Google Forms to create a customized learning quiz for your students? Students who get a question wrong can be re-directed to a tutorial video for their next question. Once they answer their “remediation” question correctly, they are re-routed back to the original quiz. This helps students who need more practice get the help they need instead of just guessing.
MHS Example: Foundations of Math 1 converted their popular QR Scavenger Hunt activity into an Impossible-to-Fail quiz using this technique. Instead of re-routing students to videos, they used the “Data Validation” option under Advanced to require students to input the correct answer in the blank before they could get their next clue. Click here to see their form. (the answer to the first one is -4 if you want to see what happens when you put in a right/wrong answer?)
Literacy Strategy Highlight
News from the Media Center
Want to implement a literacy project and get your students reading? We’d love to work with you!
Visit the Media Center & Get Caught Reading. Consider taking a photo with a book & tweeting it to @mhsreads.
We’ve been busy in the Media Center, helping this semester’s Senior English students locate print and digital sources for their Capstone paper and reading rough drafts. We’ve also facilitated over half of this semester’s Junior English students with their Capstone research to date. A special shout out to everyone who has agreed to be an Academic Advisor! Thanks for being educators that the upperclassmen respect and trust.
In addition, we’ve led research lessons for a few World History, Environmental Earth Science, and American History I classes. If you would like any assistance utilizing valuable print or digital resources in your classroom or the Media Center, please contact us. We would be happy to collaborate with you and supplement your curriculum needs! Bookmark our Media page and the 2015-16 MHS Digital Research Passwords that lists our many databases, eBooks, online encyclopedias, and other instructional tools (with built-in citations) that are available to you and your students.