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    Please bring in supplies and your parents'/caretakers' email address for Living Tree school/home communication.
    Portfolio and Journal Assignments to date:
    About your summer MSW document, PP Presentation, or Glog (Interactive Poster)
    Rules MSW doc, PP presentation or Glog (on going first six weeks of school/add to it)
    First Glog assignment blocked. Searching for... Technology & Math instead. A little gliche with access to Glogster.com but we persevered and responded in our journals.
    Cornell Notes Sheet + (Jim Jones)
    Peer Review Sheet (Dean Raimondo, Avid Editor)
    Graphic Organizer Sheet ( after read of #3 in range (print- resume)
    Fill in, in Journal
    13 searches re: Conservationist Magazine/October (print resource)- small lined green paper w/ 13 things searched...
    Conservationist/electronic resource- S-O-S Summary Sheet
    Barriers, constraints, alternatives- Journal solutions & ideas (Choice- circle model sheet) School farm garden
    Partners best idea for a school graden and Entrance Slip Sheet
    We will review how to utilize our journal and portfolio by assignment for final grade beginning November.
    "Let's get those journals in."

    2nd Marking Period
    12/2/13
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    Homework for the year.
    Lansing Middle Computing Middle School Annual Project List
    Parent Teacher Conferences in February.
    Please join us!

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    Parent Teacher Conferences in February.
    Please join us! Please see Common Core Technology Standards for MS and Elementary below.
    NYS: Math, Science and Technology, NYS: Intermediate , Core Curr: Standard 5 Technology Education
    Engineering Design Key Idea: Engineering design is an iterative process involving modeling and optimization used to develop technological solutions to problems within given constraints. Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers and develop solutions.
    identify needs and opportunities for technical solutions from an investigation of situations of general or social interest.
    locate and utilize a range of printed, electronic, and human information resources to obtain ideas.
    consider constraints and generate several ideas for alternative solutions, using group and individual ideation techniques (group discussion, brainstorming, forced connections, role play); defer judgment until a number of ideas have been generated; evaluate (critique) ideas; and explain why the chosen solution is optimal.
    develop plans, including drawings with measurements and details of construction, and construct a model of the solution, exhibiting a degree of craftsmanship.
    in a group setting, test their solution against design specifications, present and evaluate results, describe how the solution might have been modified for different or better results, and discuss tradeoffs that might have to be made.
    Tools Tools, Resources, and Technological Processes 2. Technological tools, materials, and other resources should be selected on the basis of safety, cost, availability, appropriateness, and environmental impact; technological processes change energy, information, and material resources into more useful forms.
    choose and use resources for a particular purpose based upon an analysis and understanding of their properties, costs, availability, and environmental impact.
    use a variety of hand tools and machines to change materials into new forms through forming, separating, and combining processes, and processes which cause internal change to occur.
    combine manufacturing processes with other technological processes to produce, market, and distribute a product.
    process energy into other forms and information into more meaningful information.
    Computer Technology 3. Computers, as tools for design, modeling, information processing, communication, and system control, have greatly increased human productivity and knowledge.
    assemble a computer system including keyboard, central processing unit and disc drives, mouse, modem, printer, and monitor.
    use a computer system to connect to and access needed information from various Internet sites.
    use computer hardware and software to draw and dimension prototypical designs.
    use a computer as a modeling tool.
    use a computer system to monitor and control external events and/or systems.
    Technological Systems 4. Technological systems are designed to achieve specific results and produce outputs, such as products, structures, services, energy, or other systems.
    select appropriate technological systems on the basis of safety, function, cost, ease of operation, and quality of post-purchase support.
    assemble, operate, and explain the operation of simple open- and closed-loop electrical, electronic, mechanical, and pneumatic systems.
    describe how subsystems and system elements (inputs, processes, outputs) interact within systems.
    describe how system control requires sensing information, processing it, and making changes.
    History and Evolution of Technology 5. Technology has been the driving force in the evolution of society from an agricultural to an industrial to an information base.
    describe how the evolution of technology led to the shift in society from an agricultural base to an industrial base to an information base.
    understand the contributions of people of different genders, races, and ethnic groups to technological development.
    describe how new technologies have evolved as a result of combining existing technologies (e.g., photography combined optics and chemistry; the airplane combined kite and glider technology with a lightweight gasoline engine).
    Impacts Impacts of Technology 6. Technology can have positive and negative impacts on individuals, society, and the environment and humans have the capability and responsibility to constrain or promote technological development.
    describe how outputs of a technological system can be desired, undesired, expected, or unexpected.
    describe through examples how modern technology reduces manufacturing and construction costs and produces more uniform products.
    Management Management of Technology 7. Project management is essential to ensuring that technological endeavors are profitable and that products and systems are of high quality and built safely, on schedule, and within budget.
    manage time and financial resources in a technological project.
    provide examples of products that are well (and poorly) designed and made, describe their positive and negative attributes, and suggest measures that can be implemented to monitor quality during production.
    assume leadership responsibilities within a structured group activity.
    New York State P-12 Learning Standards (New York State Education Department, used with permission)
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    NYS: Math, Science and Technology, NYS: Elementary , Core Curr: Standard 5 Technology Education
    Engineering Design Key Idea: Engineering design is an iterative process involving modeling and optimization used to develop technological solutions to problems within given constraints. Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers and develop solutions.
    describe objects, imaginary or real, that might be modeled or made differently and suggest ways in which the objects can be changed, fixed, or improved.
    investigate prior solutions and ideas from books, magazines, family, friends, neighbors, and community members.
    generate ideas for possible solutions, individually and through group activity; apply age-appropriate mathematics and science skills; evaluate the ideas and determine the best solution; and explain reasons for the choices.
    plan and build, under supervision, a model of the solution using familiar materials, processes, and hand tools.
    discuss how best to test the solution; perform the test under teacher supervision; record and portray results through numerical and graphic means; discuss orally why things worked or didn't work; and summarize results in writing, suggesting ways to make the solution better.
    Tools Tools, Resources, and Technological Processes 2. Technological tools, materials, and other resources should be selected on the basis of safety, cost, availability, appropriateness, and environmental impact; technological processes change energy, information, and material resources into more useful forms.
    explore, use, and process a variety of materials and energy sources to design and construct things.
    understand the importance of safety, cost, ease of use, and availability in selecting tools and resources for a specific purpose.
    develop basic skill in the use of hand tools.
    use simple manufacturing processes (e.g., assembly, multiple stages of production, quality control) to produce a product.
    use appropriate graphic and electronic tools and techniques to process information.
    Computer Technology 3. Computers, as tools for design, modeling, information processing, communication, and system control, have greatly increased human productivity and knowledge.
    identify and describe the function of the major components of a computer system.
    use the computer as a tool for generating and drawing ideas.
    control computerized devices and systems through programming.
    model and simulate the design of a complex environment by giving direct commands.
    Technological Systems 4. Technological systems are designed to achieve specific results and produce outputs, such as products, structures, services, energy, or other systems.
    identify familiar examples of technological systems that are used to satisfy human needs and wants, and select them on the basis of safety, cost, and function.
    assemble and operate simple technological systems, including those with interconnecting mechanisms to achieve different kinds of movement.
    understand that larger systems are made up of smaller component subsystems.
    History and Evolution of Technology 5. Technology has been the driving force in the evolution of society from an agricultural to an industrial to an information base.
    identify technological developments that have significantly accelerated human progress.
    Impacts Impacts of Technology 6. Technology can have positive and negative impacts on individuals, society, and the environment and humans have the capability and responsibility to constrain or promote technological development.
    describe how technology can have positive and negative effects on the environment and on the way people live and work.
    Management Management of Technology 7. Project management is essential to ensuring that technological endeavors are profitable and that products and systems are of high quality and built safely, on schedule, and within budget.
    participate in small group projects and in structured group tasks requiring planning, financing, production, quality control, and follow-up.
    speculate on and model possible technological solutions that can improve the safety and quality of the school or community environment.
    New York State P-12 Learning Standards (New York State Education Department, used with permission)

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    Homework for the year.
    Lansing Middle Computing Middle School Annual Project List
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    Conferences in November.February.
    Please join us!
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    We will review how to utilize our journal and portfolio by assignment for final grade beginning November.
    "Let's get those journals in."
    2nd Marking Period
    12/2/13
    7th and 8th Grade are creating microsoft documents and powerpoint presentations for class assigned research and development.
    Certain students are creating a bulletin board of vocabulary to date.
    *The internet is down until we get a switch and 20 internet cables.
    12/3/13
    7th Grade can use internet because not a large group.
    We will be able to look into our next common core standard.
    Choose points from the following standard:
    Computer Technology
    Computers as tools for design, modeling, information processing, communication and system control, have greatly increased human productivity.
    Define terms/areas.
    Then learn about and share by google searching.
    12/4/13 Wedenesday
    8th Grade has assignments from their teacher until our internet is up and running again throughout the lab.
    Category- Technology under Ask-A-Tech Teacher
    Choose which sites would share this info
    Choose how you would like to show how you can identify them.
    12/5/13
    SWBAT continue with Tuesday's lesson. Ms. Johnson and Ms. Pierre had shared some of the last session with requests and visit so today we will continue the session.
    We will be able to look into our next common core standard.
    Choose points from the following standard:
    Computer Technology
    Computers as tools for design, modeling, information processing, communication and system control, have greatly increased human productivity.
    Why is google search a way we can look at terms?
    Define terms/areas.
    Then learn about and share by google searching.
    12/6/13 Friday
    8th Grade
    May have a class assignment to finish.
    or may begin
    SWBAT look into our next common core standard.
    Choose points from the following standard:
    Computer Technology
    Computers as tools for design, modeling, information processing, communication and system control, have greatly increased human productivity and knowledge.
    Why is google search a way we can look at terms?
    12/9/13 Out sick
    12/10/13
    7th Grade
    touched base with Ms. Wardlow re info processing and Literacy and Social Studies curriculum connections with technology. ( Ms. Pierre has mentioned this)
    SWBAT design a display of terms for the bulletin board.
    tools for design, modeling, information processing, communication and system control
    human productivity
    Why is creating a design of terms artistic?
    for sharing (generating) and drawing ideas.
    12/11/13
    8th Grade
    Ashby/Colomer- May have an assignment
    or
    SWBAT design a display of terms for the bulletin board.
    tools for design, modeling, information processing, communication and system control
    human productivity
    Why is creating a design of terms artistic?
    12/12 Thurs.
    7th Grade Ms. Wardlow
    SWBAT design a display of terms for the bulletin board.
    tools for design, modeling, information processing, communication and system control
    human productivity
    Why is using a design site helpful in creating our design of terms?
    pbskids.org/designsquad
    7th Grade Ms. Wardlow at Assembly
    12/16/12 Monday
    8th Grade
    SWBAT create a glog of the Kwanzaa principles we celebrate at school this week.
    Google search Kwanzaa to find info to use for the principles.
    Use the graphic organizer- Linear Model to outline what you find.
    Why are Kwanzaa principles helpful to us?
    12/16/13 Tuesday
    7th Wardlow
    SWBAT create a glog of the Kwanzaa principles we celebrate at school this week.
    Google search Kwanzaa to find info about the principles.
    Use the graphic organizer- Linear Model or Unit Collage to outline what you find.
    Why are Kwanzaa principles helpful to us?
    12/18/13 Wednesday
    8th Grades Ashby/Colomer and Kroenert
    SWBAT create a holiday glog.
    log in to glogster. (See me if you cannot)
    practice skills used to create your holiday glog/intractive poster
    while you google search for the holidays look at how our terms for computer technology are used, shown and shared
    terms
    toools for design
    modeling
    information processing
    communication
    system control
    Why are holidays connecting with our Computer Technology terms?
    Maybe add...interject
    SWBAT use the computer to design, model, process information, and/or communicate about the holiday season.
    Why does computer technology add to the holiday season?
    12/19/13
    7th Ms. Wardlow
    SWBAT create a holiday glog.
    log in to glogster. (See me if you cannot)
    practice skills used to create your holiday glog/intractive poster
    while you google search for the holidays look at how our terms for computer technology are used, shown and shared
    terms
    tools for design
    modeling
    information processing
    communication
    system control
    Why are holidays connecting with our Computer Technology terms?
    Holiday 12/23/13-1/1/14
    1/2/14 8th
    SWBAT research for essay contest (in grade folder) for Black History Month, Martin Luther King and others.
    Gather information- google, semantic maps, journal
    Why are you choosing your topic for essay writing and black history?
    deadline hand in to Ms. Pierre tomorrow.
    1/4/14 SNOW DAY
    1/6/4 Monday
    8th Grade/Ashby/Colomer Kroenert did not come down pm.
    SWBAT stay current with the New Year and teens kids health weekly
    in your grade folder- folder New Year 2014 MLK
    Why is Kids health weekly email interesting for the New Year?
    2nd- Same as last Thurs. different group
    Tues. 1/7/14
    7th Grade/Wardlow
    SWBAT stay current with the New Year and teens kids health weekly
    in your grade folder- folder New Year 2014 MLK
    Why is Kids health weekly email interesting for the New Year?
    2nd Grade Kelly
    SWBAT go to share info I received via email and the New Year from Kidshealthweekly.
    Go to grade folder and New Year 2014 folder.
    Why is getting an email fun?
    1/8/13
    8th Grade Ashby/Colomer and Kroenert
    Moving into common core heading 4 Technological Systems
    Big Idea: New products and systems can be developed to solve problems or to help do things that could not be done without the help of technology.
    Teacher’s Note: Big ideas should be made explicit to students by writing them on the board and/or reading them aloud.
    SWBAT become familiar with systems thinking as it is applied in the natural and human-made world.
    in grade folder go to Technology Systems folder and look into systems thinking.
    use the vocabulary concept map one to help visualize systems thinking.
    google search systems thinking for vocabulary
    Why would an igloo's heating be closer to natural than our own?
    Why would a system think?
    1/9/14
    7th Grade Wardlow
    Moving into common core heading 4 Technological Systems
    Big Idea: New products and systems can be developed to solve problems or to help do things that could not be done without the help of technology.
    Teacher’s Note: Big ideas should be made explicit to students by writing them on the board and/or reading them aloud.
    SWBAT become familiar with systems thinking as it is applied in the natural and human-made world.
    in grade folder go to Technology Systems folder and look into systems thinking.
    use the vocabulary concept map 1 to help visualize systems thinking.
    google search systems thinking for vocabulary
    Why would an igloo's heating be closer to natural than our own?
    Why would a system think?

    Homework for the year.
    Lansing Middle Computing Middle School Annual Project List
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Friday, October 11

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    {IMG00617-20130129-1013.jpg} Our second donorschoose project was funded! Way to go early grades.
    Our Lab facilitates Individualized Portfolio Based Research with Problem Based Learning/Projects.
    Back to SchoolSchool Assembly
    Eve and Tahj, and Friends present with Powerpoint and Poetry.‍Eve and Tahj, and Friends present with Powerpoint and Poetry.

    Where, John H. Finley Campus School, PS/MS 129: Auditorium
    Lower Grades
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    * Fourth and Fifth Grade
    Please bring in supplies and your parents'/caretakers email address for Living Tree school/home communication.
    Assignments tracked in journal so far:
    Summer piece
    on going Tech Rules piece
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    * Second Grade- Connection Connection Way to go!
    Please bring in supplies and your parents'/caretakers email address for Living Tree school/home communication.
    Ryan is offWe are beginning to utilize a great start! Community leader!
    Ryan once again led the way and Isaiah from Ms. Lustin class rose to the occasion also. Because of Isaiah we all shared some pirate songs, Christmas songs from Pirates. Believe it or not?
    journal with our portfolio work. Great!
    Upper Elementary
    * Fourth and Fifth Grade
    Please bring in supplies and your parents'/caretakers email address for Living Tree school/home communication.
    Assignments so far:
    Summer piece
    on going Tech Rules piece
    5th Grade/3 &4th Grade- WilsonHealthy Habits week- Linear model response sheet
    Obtaining user id
    and Flechier
    We will be able
    password for log in to respond to Pirates talk day.
    Write the date
    a computer
    Use log
    in in the tech lab
    Peer review sheet of
    your neighbor's journal writing for hearly habits week inquiry
    ChooseSeptember folder/links
    Choose October folder/links
    Create
    and Login
    Go
    idea box response to yourour October folder choices
    Make choices and connections with Columbus Day using our October folder, our
    grade folder and click International Pirates day link.
    Respond
    google search/always adding and children
    Compare the tarantula
    to what you find on this link by completing a Cornell Notes response sheetother spiders- using the inserts for your portfolio.
    Choose a link to research and review on Ask a Tech Teacher 5th Grade in your grade folder.
    * Fifth Grade
    Please bring in supplies and your parents'/caretakers email address for Living Tree school/home communication.
    Assignments so far:
    Summer piece- pre writing puzzle
    on going Tech Rules piece
    5th Grade/3 &4th Grade- Wilson and Flechier
    idea box explain how th trantula is different from other spiders
    We will
    ...
    able to respond to Pirates talk day.
    Write the date in
    choose from our grade folder- get your journal and Login
    Go to
    notebook out of your grade folder and click International Pirates day link.
    Respond to what you find on this link by completing a Cornell Notes response sheet for
    basket, write today's date in your portfolio.
    Choose a link to research
    journal, and review on Ask a Tech Teacher 5th Gradeshare in your grade folder.journal your choices and connections.
    Middle School
    Please bring in supplies and your parents'/caretakers' email address for Living Tree school/home communication.
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    Please bring in supplies and your parents'/caretakers' email address for Living Tree school/home communication.
    Portfolio and Journal Assignments to
    About your summer MSW document, PP Presentation, or Glog (Interactive Poster)
    Rules MSW doc, PP presentation or Glog (on going first six weeks of school/add to it)
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    Barriers, constraints, alternatives- Journal solutions & ideas (Choice- circle model sheet) School farm garden
    Partners best idea for a school graden and Entrance Slip Sheet
    We will review how to utilize our journal and portfolio by assignment for final grade beginning November.
    "Let's get those journals in."
    Homework for the year.
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    About your summer MSW document, PP Presentation, or Glog (Interactive Poster)
    Rules MSW doc, PP presentation or Glog (on going first six weeks of school/add to it)
    First Glog assignment.assignment blocked. Searching for... (link found in Glogster folder in your grade folder)
    A
    Technology & Math instead. A little gliche
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    our journals.
    Cornell Notes Sheet + (Jim Jones)
    Peer Review Sheet (Dean Raimondo, Avid Editor)
    Graphic Organizer Sheet ( after read of #3 in range (print- resume)
    Fill in, in Journal
    13 searches re: Conservationist Magazine/October (print resource)- small lined green paper w/ 13 things searched...
    Conservationist/electronic resource- S-O-S Summary Sheet
    Barriers, constraints, alternatives- Journal solutions & ideas (Choice- circle model sheet) School farm garden
    Partners best idea for a school graden and Entrance Slip Sheet

    "Let's get those journals in."
    Homework for the year.
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Thursday, September 26

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    SCHOOL YEAR: 2012-2013CLASSROOM2013-2014CLASSROOM WEB PAGES425
    Early Childhood: Pre-Kindergarten-2ndUpper Elementary: 3-5thMiddle School: 6-8th grade
    PRINCIPAL: Odelphia H. PierreAssistant Principals: Roxieann Johnson and Andrea Story
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