Archive for January, 2008

Jan 24 2008

Do You Love Middle School?

Filed under 6th Grade

Well, this is a little off-topic, but we’re having so much fun and getting so much work done in our small class that I thought we’d talk about something a little different today!  Tell everyone why you like or don’t like middle school – is it better than elementary?  What’s harder about middle school?  Anything easier?

21 responses so far

Jan 18 2008

Welcome to Keyboarding!

Welcome to keyboarding, 6th graders!  Your first blog assignment is to tell me what your computer/technology background is.  Have you ever been taught keyboarding by a teacher?  Have you used a keyboarding program?  What do you do on your computer at home?  (examples: school work, IM, email, etc)  Do you think you have good keyboarding […]

58 responses so far

Jan 16 2008


6th graders – Here’s your chance to let everyone know what you liked or didn’t like about keyboarding class.  Remember, you’re reflecting, so you’re going to share WHY you did or didn’t like things.  Feel free to write as much as you’d like! When you’re done with this comment, you may go to any of […]

23 responses so far

Jan 10 2008

Beyond Questions – Blogging as Reflection

Filed under 6th Grade,Assignment

Our class is doing an excellent job with the blog project, including the students who are simply contributing comments.  There is one thing that we need to work on, though.  Blogging is not simply about asking questions and polling the readers.  A blog is a place to publish your thoughts for the world to read […]

43 responses so far

Jan 07 2008

Mrs. Olson is Catching Up!

Filed under 6th Grade,Assignment

All the 6th graders seemed to be ahead of me with technology!  I hadn’t used instant messenger since my early college days and hadn’t gotten into text messaging due to the cell service plan I have.  Well, this weekend I started using both IM and texting to collaborate with a teacher in Alabama on a […]

31 responses so far

Jan 04 2008

Collaboration Input

Filed under 6th Grade,Assignment

One of the main things I like to do on the internet is talk with people from all over the world.  I’d love to give you that opportunity and am planning on starting a blog with other teachers/classes from all different places.  First I need your input!  What’s an area of the state, country, world […]

24 responses so far

Jan 01 2008

Current Event Search (Beta!)

Filed under 6th Grade

6th Graders – This assignment will: 1) provide keyboarding practice; 2) teach internet navigation skills; 3) review internet search skills; 4) review cut and paste; and 5) provide reading and reflection practice on current events. Follow these instructions to complete the activity: 1) Click on the link (below) to read the current event article (in […]

3 responses so far