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Technological opportunities to help you grow! @MVeLearn

January 30, 2019

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Marrs Maker Sewing Projects

Maker projects are exciting!! Just ask these girls from Ann Wilder's second grade class and students from Susan Wezet's fifth grade class. Maker lessons allow you to build curriculum goals around real projects. That can be loads of fun for students. Have you been to the maker lab recently?
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Dawn Bowen's Grade 2 Breaking Out!

Dawn's class used problem solving skills, analysis, perception, appraisal, induction, and took actions to solve 5 challenges in this Valentine's Day Breakout activity. These students were dodging Cupid's arrow which would make them fall in love with homework!
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Mrs. Burke's 8th-grade science students worked in the MakerSpace

They were designing Natural Selection Cartoons. Working alone or in pairs, students brainstormed and then drew ideas for cartoon panels on whiteboards. They created storylines and pictures to demonstrate their understanding of the process of natural selection. They were able to view each other's ideas and progress and could help their peers with suggestions. Then when ready, they transferred their work from the whiteboards onto paper using colored pencils and markers creating the beginnings of a great 4-panel cartoon!
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Erin Kuhn's 5th Grade Class

Scaling the Solar System! Fifth grade students at Farmersville visited the Maker Lab to create a scale model of the solar system using play-dough. They found it extremely difficult to create the dwarf planets using super small amounts of dough and were surprised at how small earth really is in comparison to the giant planets.

Sara Van Der Werf - Math Teachers Lookie Here!

Have you seen Sara Van Der Werf's blog? There are great math ideas on her BLOG!
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Digital Learning Day is Feb. 28, 2019

We know that every day in MSD of MV is digital learning day, but Feb. 28 will be the day everyone else celebrates. We want to celebrate also by showcasing the amazing things you do...and offer you the chance to earn another badge, wear jeans on that day, and maybe WIN one of these very cool coffee mugs! So, take a look at these resources and start planning your Digital Learning Day activity. Enter your event on the official Digital Learning Day 2019 Map and fill out the Google form below to let us know how you will celebrate the day, get your DLD jean pass, and enter to win a cool DLD mug!


What are some of our teachers planning?


Mary Feagley - We will be creating a Breakout and travel back to the future, 1984!

Erica Thomas - My creative writing class will create a digital poem using an original poem along with the techniques and examples we will discuss in class http://digitalagepoetry.com/digital-poetry/

using some of the following resources
https://elearningindustry.com/18-free-digital-storytelling-tools-for-teachers-and-students

De'Shea Kueber - Video recording: Using a recording devise to read a book and then listen to it!

Staci Reese - Gimkit on current math unit


These teachers have their names in the drawing...it's your time now!


Thursday's Chat, Chapter 5 and 6! Join Julie Kissinger and Michelle Johnston (Moderators)

Our Twitter Book Chat continues TONIGHT!

Collaborate with MSDMV peers, and chat with, author of Pure Genius, Don Wettrick and his daughter, Ava Wettrick!


  • Jan 31 - Chapter 5 and 6 - Social Media and Teachers / Social Media and Students

  • Feb. 7 - Chapter 7 - Getting Started with Social Media

  • Feb. 14 - Chapter 8 - Opportunities are Everywhere

  • Feb. 21 - Chapter 9 - Student Voices (Special Guest Ava Wettrick)

  • Feb. 28 - Chapter 10 - Moving Forward

Want to use Tweetdeck for the chat? Here's How.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R13UjWyJgAM&feature=youtu.be
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