Medical Detectives

September 19-23, 2016

Infectious Disesases

This week we will be studying infectious diseases. The disease we will examine is Chicken Pox. We will also learn about immunity, including "herd immunity". This is an activity that will have them out of their seat working, and is a lot of fun.

Concept Mapping Software

This week we will also work with Inspiration - a software that allows students to illustrate concept maps on the computer. They will also be able to use this software for other classes.

Schoology

Schoology is up and running and is syncing with Skyward. For the most part, only the high school teachers are using it right now. You will go to http://westisd.schoology.com - your username should be the same as what you use for Skyward and your temporary password is "Trojans". As always, if you have any problems, please let me know.

Hereditary Diseases

We will be working with some diseases that are genetic. If you have a genetic disease in your family that I should be aware of, please let me know. I do not want to bring up issues that may be sensitive to them. It is never my intent to harm the students, so if there is something I should be aware of, please let me know.

Open House

Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 6:30-7:30pm

1008 Jerry Mashek Drive

West, TX