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Friday, May 27, 2016

Digital Challenge #21 Winner - Best PSA #ipaded

Congratulations to Madison from Washington Elementary for her public service announcement about texting and driving. She used a combination of stop-motion and Adobe Spark Video to let us know, if a very humorous way, why we shouldn't text and drive. She received a $`0 gift card to Blue Spoon Frozen Yogurt.

We also wanted to recognize our other three top entries from Freya, Teyo and Kolby about prescribed burning, not using tobacco and quitting smoking. All FOUR of these winners were from Ms. Christensen's classroom at Washington Elementary. Great job!

Friday, May 13, 2016

eBooks from Pioneer Middle School #wsdtech #wenatcheeschools #wenteched

Congratulations to Mrs. Wilson's 7th grade students who created eBooks but then went one step further. They took those eBooks to the elementary schools and taught younger students! Great idea and great follow through.

Check it out! We made books!!  Teams of 7th grade scientists from Pioneer Middle School in Mrs. Wilson’s classroom created books to help 5th graders learn all about food chains, food webs, and the cycling of matter and energy in an ecosystem (as aligned to NGSS 5-LS2-1 & 1-1). This book project was funded through the Gear Up SOAR Grant through CWU. All proceeds from the sales will go towards our next book adventure to bring science learning to a different grade level. Enjoy!

The Golden Pandas & The Return of the Bears

Squirrels & Survival of The Horses

Hedgehogs Take A Swim & In The Grassland

Alaskan River Cycle & Coyote Canyon

Antlers of Safety & The Clear Path

Brown Bear Hunt & The Little Springbok

Hammer's Adventure

Regaining The Sea Turtles

The Prairie dogs Home & The Lost Baby Shark

Rainforest Trouble & Home

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Digital Challenge #20 Winner #ipaded #wsdtech @wenatcheesd #wenatcheeschools

Digital Challenge #20 Winner! Congratulations to Madison from Washington Elementary for her stop-animation of the adventures of her doll and dog "Meatloaf". The judges really liked the story the video told and how it was clear and easy to follow as well as the humor and shot selection. It was our favorite of all of the entries we received. Madison will receive two tickets to Gateway Cinema shortly.

The next challenge is due on Thursday, May 26th and it is to create a public service announcement video that highlights a problem or situation that your audience needs to pay attention to. This week's prize will be a $10 gift card to Blue Spoon Frozen Yogurt.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Digital Challenge #19 Winner - Best Newspaper Article #ipaded #wsdtech

Digital Challenge #19 Winner

This week's Digital Challenge was to see who could create the best newspaper article about a topic of their choosing. Congratulations to Finnley from Washington Elementary for her newspaper article about her brother's avalanche safety dog, Avie. She won herself a $10 gift card from Hastings.

Finnley's Newspaper Article

Thursday, May 5, 2016

New Google Slides Updates #gafe #googleslides #wsdtech

Google updated a few new features for its Slides app that are worth mentioning, in fact they're pretty cool. One is the ability for audience members to ask real-time questions that the presenter can see in the Presenter Notes. What's even better is that other audience members can vote those questions up or down and the popular ones rise to the surface so the presenter knows what the audience thinks is important.

Another small change that's equally cool is a laser pointer that can be turned on/off in presentation mode. There is a new little button on the bottom that toggles it on/off and wherever you move your mouse that's where the laser pointer goes.

The final one allows you to present to a new Hangout or a Hangout on your calendar.

Here are directions from Google