Tuesday, August 27, 2013

E-Portfolio Building

1. I like how we are able to post anything, something to do with school, or anywhere.
2. I wonder if we could get more advanced at writing through the year.
3. Next Step- Rearrange things in my blog.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Blogging Challenge 10

Challenge 10

-How many posts did you write?
-How many were school based, your own interests or set by the challenge?
-How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students?
-Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened?
-Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why?
-Did you change blog themes at all and why?
-How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough?
-How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll?

Since I have started my blog I have learned more and more throughout out this challenge. I have written many posts and visited many blogs. Since I have started this I have written 21 posts. Wow, to me thats kinda a lot!! All of them were school based, because 10 of them are from me blogging for the blogging challenge, and the rest were school related from what I learned to what I have done, including projects. I know it is not a lot but I have got 9 comments. They are great and really cool comments though!! I enjoyed writing about the Favorites and Getting Creative ones. I like finding my favorites, and wondering maybe I do find more then I actually do right now. I like getting creative, because I am really into making up my own stuff. I have actually changed blog themes twice. I think that the background and everything gets really old, so thats why I change it! I think I have 10 widgets, I am not that sure, but I think I need more from what I see I have now. I should make my blog more popping and eye catching. According to right now I have 3 over seas bloggers on my blog roll. I have more, because 2 of them are class rooms. 

Now that I have told you my things that I have on my blog. I am getting more into blogging and understanding that I need to do more with it. (:

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Challenge 8- Blogging Challenge

Challenge 8

1. *Soccer- 
       I absolutely LOVE soccer. It is my favorite sport. I like kicking the ball and trying to make a goal. I am a mid-fielder on our local Travel FC. Sometimes I am all over except, goalie. When I was younger I played goalie, but I didn't like it at all. You do tons of running when you are a mid-fielder. I like running, so thats why I am a mid-fielder. My favorite spot on the field is forward. I like that spot the best, because I like making goals and getting a lot of attention  form the audience and my teammates. Remember always work with your teammates no matter what!!

2. *Basketball-
      Basketball is my second favorite sport. When I play I am all over the court, wing, point guard, etc. The highest my team ever got in a game was 68. We own our season this year, 7-0-2. That is, we won 7, lost 0, and tied 2. So a total of 14 games. My team was very aggressive. We loved basketball so much we would want to play it every single day!! 

3. *Math-
     My favorite subject in school is Math. My math teacher is sometimes pretty funny and fun. She messes around with us and tells us great stories! She teaches us many things really easy and we get it right off the bat!! I love solving problems. I don't really like solving fractions though. I like turing decimals into percents, adding and subtracting, etc. 

4. *My Friends- 
     Hanging out with my friends make me get out of the zone, and all the others things that is happening in my life. My friends are so nice to me and always look up to me. When I have a problem in my life, they help me. I see my friends everywhere, at school and even at Walmart!! My friends talk to me everyday! I love them!! :)

5. *My Family-
     My family is amazing, enthusiastic, and crazy! I spend so much time with them and they do so much for me! We do anything together. They are always there for me. I talk to the so much. Together we are a big happy family! I love my family. :)

6. *My Teachers-
     Teachers are so much fun. Teach you things from head to toe. You are with them 5 days out of 7. They give you a hard time but you get through it. They yell and scream, but it doesn't bother me! My teachers don't only help me, but they care. Teachers get you to collage and out. They are the reason you know stuff, including how to write, to get into the blogging challenge. That's why my teachers are amazing! www.plymouth.k12.in.us

7. *Florida-
     Florida is such a tropical places. It has amazing palm trees from every road. It is a place to relax, swim and have fun! I love it there! I usually go there very summer! I love every beach and sun sets!! They are beautiful. My favorite place to have fun and not be at school!! I love it! :)

8. *Social Studies-
       I really like Social Studies, because the person that teaches it is one of my favorite teachers! He teaches us so much, but he doesn't make it boring he makes it a lot of fun!! I get really good grades in this class too. All of my friends are in it and it makes it even more fun.!! As you can tell I really like Social Studies.! :)

9. *Health-
      I love the class Health. You know why? My favorite teacher teaches that class!! I look up to her all the time! She is so much fun!! She is also really funny. It's not just her I like its what she teaches! I love learning new stuff everyday and thats what happens in her class!! :)

10. *Blogging-
       I think blogging is so cool!! I love writing, so that goes with it!! :) I think that my teacher was awesome to get into a Blogging Challenge!! :) It makes me get better at my writing and I also start to type faster!! :) http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Challenge 6- Blogging Challenge

Challenge 6
Digital Footprints
10 Educational iPad/iPod/iPhone Games

1. Mathematics: Lola’s Math Train (iOS/Android)
Lola’s Math Train invites preschool and elementary school children to learn key skills like adding, subtracting and puzzle-solving through interactive elements on each of the pages. With varying levels and self-advancing difficulty, Lola’s Math Train challenges players while also providing them with an entertaining tool to strengthen their math skills. There is a free and premium version available on both iOS and Android.
2. Nutrition: Smash Your Food (iOS)
There is something satisfying about watching junk food favorites get smashed into an oozy, gooey mess and not having to clean it up. But students can only see this happen if they guess the nutrition facts of the doomed food first. Smash Your Food teaches the value of healthy eating in a non-traditional manner by doling out tips to parents and setting up challenges for more points. There is a free and premium version available.
3. Science: Simple Physics (iOS/Amazon)
Building popsicle stick bridges in science class are a fond memory for many of us. Naturally, there is an app for that. Simple Physics introduces the basics of engineering by asking students to build simple structures. They must also take into consideration wind speed, maximum weight and budget before completing a level. It’s an addicting tool… and far less messy.
4. Social Skills: Awesome Upstander! (iOS/Android/Online)
Awesome Upstander! wants to show elementary and middle school students how they can help stop bullying. This social awareness app features a game where making new friends and collecting clever “must-have” items can help outsmart bullies. The game is available to play online for free, but may be downloaded via the iTunes App Store or Google Play for $0.99.
5. Creative Writing: Write It Versus (iOS)
In this “grown-up” app to help high school students learn vocabulary and think creatively, players help Astro and his friends defeat the Evil Mr. Sharks in a writer’s battle royale. Each player gets three words to include in a short, Twitter-friendly, story before passing it on to a friend. The Mad Libs-like story can then be broadcast over a variety of social networks. The premium version includes the ability to download a complete story to PDF.
6. English: The Grading Game (iOS)
The Grading Game puts a player in the shoes of a poor Teacher’s Assistant, who can only pay off his load debts by correcting term papers for a crazy professor. Students have the chance wield the red pen and earn in-game money each time they fail someone. The faster the grammar and spelling errors are found, the bigger the payout. Challenges can be played for free, but in-app purchases are available for more themed term papers.
7. Language: PinYinPal (iPad)
Coined as the “only Chinese word game played with letters of the alphabet,” PinYinPal is a Scrabble-type game that teaches Simplified Mandarin Chinese. The completely free app features a built-in dictionary and anagram tool with audio pronunciations to help students learn through gamification. At the end of each turn, a player can get more points if he or she remembers the character and definition of the word played.
8. Reading: My Beastly ABCs (iPad)
This whimsical, interactive ABC storybook app features a young boy who has an unlucky day full of monstrous and mythical encounters. Students can read along or have Jim Dale, narrator of the Harry Potter audio books, read it to them. Additional features include monster index, variety of reading options (narration off, autoplay, etc).
9. Art: Paper by Fifty Three (iPad)
Okay, so maybe you’ve heard of this one, but that proves its worth. Paper is gorgeously designed and is a great way to keep sketches and inspire creativity. Its minimalist approach allows students to use only basic tools and colors to practice drawing. Notes, scribbles, and drawings can then be shared over the web. Additional in-app tools can be purchased, but the free version is more than adequate.
Music theory books can be a thing of the past. This interactive app features mini quizzes and tutorials to take students through the basics of music theory. There is also a really cute owl that whistles wildly when questions are correctly answered. Music theory can be daunting ― there are 2000+ questions in the app alone. This is a fun and simple way to explore it.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Challenge 5- Blogging Challenge

Challenge 5-Secrets
Blogging Challenge

   One day my friend and I were walking around and we bumped into this sign and it said "A Secret Hides in This Forest." Take two short walks 10-15 minutes. Well my friend said lets go and find this secret. I said, "No, I am to scared!" I buffed up and we went. We stopped at this little house and there were little pigs! They were so cute! They gave us cottage cheese and some pepper to pop it off. We left and we walked about 2 more minutes and randomly hit this log, it came out of nowhere. This log was so big! It was about 20 feet tall and 4 feet wide. It was more like a house, or platform I should say. We knocked on this mini door about 3 inches tall and like mice came out with cheese to perform us healthy.  The cheese was great! They got us a bucket and filled it and made us bring it on the road to the secret. My friend found this bush that was rushing around and she yelled, "Hello," "Is anyone there?" She hit the bush and it fell over. We say the most amazing thing ever, the palace. It was beautiful! Lights all over, carriages rushing around on the yellow brick roads. Then we say this tall building and there was someone that looked evil. The person was a witch. We looked into her eyes and she took us! To be continued....