MRC News

Week of April 11th - April 15th

WEEKLY PREP - PERIOD 2/3 (50min before recess)

The MRC will be open for all regularly scheduled classes but closed for individual students (without teacher supervision) to come down and exchange books.

Resources

LES PLAN - Monthly Publications

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CANADIAN READER - ISSUE 5 (GR. 3 AND UP)

Found in the Northern Lights 2015-2015 Folder....in MRC.....in Canadian Reader

PASSWORD - bill

https://drive.google.com/a/gapps.yrdsb.ca/folderview?id=0B1_yCCVYoq2cZmtMOHRYaW5uX3M&usp=sharing


In this issue:

  • Census 2016
  • David Suzuki: 80 and Counting...
  • Who Would You Choose?
  • Comic: Canadian Currency
  • Map: Manitoba and Ontario

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WHAT IN THE WORLD? LEVEL 1 (GR. 5 AND UP) AND LEVEL 2 (GR.8 AND UP) - ISSUE 5

Found in the Northern Lights 2015-2015 Folder....in MRC.....in What in the World?

PASSWORD for LEVEL 1 - food2

PASSWORD for LEVEL 2 - count4

https://drive.google.com/a/gapps.yrdsb.ca/folderview?id=0B1_yCCVYoq2cWDl1Z3VjeC1Zd2c&usp=sharing#list


In this issue:

  • Census 2016
  • An Historic Visit To Cuba
  • Drought In Ethiopia
  • Artificial Intelligence - Machine Versus Human

Screencasting and Screen Recording in the Classroom - from Kathy Schrock

Screencasting is the capturing of the action on a computer screen while you are narrating. Screencasts can be made with many tools and are often used to create a tutorial or showcase student content mastery. The below link provides links to information, ideas, rubrics, and tools for the creation of screencasts by both teachers and students.


Link to page: http://www.schrockguide.net/screencasting.html

Site for Screencasting - PixiClip for Teaching and Learning

Example of Pixiclip being used for student instruction
PIxiclip movie
Using PixiClip in the Classroom: Students

Having access to a screen recording tool like PixiClip on every computer via the Web browser, both at school and at home, allows students to use screen recording in various ways. In addition, have the ability to post it online with or without a password allows students to share with their teachers and their peers.
  • Each student can create a how-to for a certain mobile app to allow others to access their explanation when needed
  • Students can create a screen recording as a Ticket-to-Leave, summarizing what they learned and allowing them to go over what they were unsure about during that day's lesson
  • Students can create a introduction or "trailer" to a project that they are creating
  • Students can outline the process or storyboard they are going to use to create a project


Using PixiClip in the Classroom: Teachers


  • Teachers can create an introduction to a daily lesson for days when they are attending a workshop and not in the classroom
  • Teachers can use a screen recording as feedback to a student while marking up their paper on the whiteboard in PixiClip
  • Teachers can create their own screen recordings to provide students with both remediation and instructional videos
  • Create a screen recording exemplar representing what you want the students to create with PixiClip