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Those folks at GOOGLE are always coming up with something! Here's the link I sent everyone recently where you can spell out your name (or a phrase) in aerial shots of buildings.

But do your homework first!

posted on: February 07, 2007

Fun Stuff

Click here to see a really neat clock! 1st Line is Seconds. 2nd Line is minutes. 3rd line is Hours. 4th Line is Day of the Week. 5th Line is Day of the Month. 6th Line is Month. 7th Line is Year.

Click here for some silly holiday fun! The penguin will write your name in the snow. Well, we have been studying the Himalayas!!

Dig a hole to China. Check out this Google application.

posted on: November 17, 2006


RE: China Book report brochure. I've handed out over 40 books, the Media Center has loaned us 15 or so, and now students are on their own to order or buy their own, or visit the public library. Reports are due 12/4 in BROCHURE form.
Remember, students read five out of the required 25 books for the 7th grade in my Social Studies class. Students were given a brochure with suggested book titles at the beginning of the year.
Organization and timing will allow students to use the public libary and Media Center for their books. I have copies for about half the class and rotate through the year which periods have first choice. Some students prefer to buy their own books.
Please do not wait until the last minute and be frustrated with me that you do not have a book!

posted on: November 12, 2006

Memory Tricks!

Are you HAUNTED by lost books,empty agendas and missing homework? As a special HALLOWEEN treat, this GIA briefing will unlock ancient secrets that will lead to memory improvement! Check out these links and activities study tricks. Class will be a treat because we have special intelligence on memory lying in wait just for YOU!
In the meantime, try this AWESOME neuroscience site to test your memory!

Here are some memory tricks from The Learning Web

Use Puzzle Maker to create ways of remembering your vocabulary!

Play these Brain Boosters to get your mind stimulated!

Try these four memory trick by Encarta(same ideas we'll cover, but here are some examples to try!)

OR, if you want easier ideas, here are some from Sylvan Learning Center for elementary kids!

posted on: October 30, 2006



Here's a great opportunity for students to vote in the upcoming election. While we do not have time to review the candidates in depth,students are free to vote at one of our two student computer stations in the classroom during the hours of 8:30-4:30 Monday, October 30 through Friday, November 3.
Students will only be able to vote from a school computer. After they get to the Cobb Students Vote website, each student will need to select their grade level and school. After that, they just click on the candidates of their choice.
After the November 7 Election, we will be able to go back to the web site and check results by school. This is courtesy of Kennesaw State University.

posted on: October 29, 2006

Assignment Update

Here are some assignments parents may want to monitor. These have been announced and discussed in class and are on the blog, but...sometimes we miss information!

Breaking Bread, Bridging Cultures (info on blog) due Monday, October 2.

Tanka - due Friday, October 6. Students will share their technology projects this day also. (We did these projects at school!)
Anyone wanting to share Japanese snacks on Friday is welcome to...

Japan Scrapbook book report due November 2. Students should have selected a book 2 weeks ago. Project description is on the blog. I have reviewed the rubric with students but am currently revising it.

posted on: September 29, 2006

Our GIA Agents Get Out There

posted on: August 24, 2006


posted on: August 13, 2006

Intelligent Behaviors

GIA agents are encouraged to model intelligent behaviors as defined by Arthur Costa. These include decreasing impulsivity; demonstrating persistence; listening to others; flexibility in thinking; meta-cognition; questioning and problem posing; checking for accuracy and precision; drawing on past knowledge; precision of thought and language; collecting data using all the senses; ingenuity, originality, insightfulness; creativity and wonderment; curiosity. "Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." --Aristotle

posted on: July 26, 2006


" The teacher adjusts content, process and product in response to student readiness, interest, and learning profile."
The Glenn Intelligence Agency is a differentiated classroom where a teacher’s role shifts. Teachers and students accept and respect one another's similarities and differences. Assessment is an ongoing diagnostic activity that guides instruction. Learning tasks are planned and adjusted based on assessment data. Students work in a variety of group configurations, as well as independently. Flexible grouping is evident. The teacher is primarily a coordinator of time, space, and activities rather than a provider of information. The aim is to help students become self-reliant learners. Students and teachers collaborate in setting class and individual goals. The teacher uses a variety of instructional strategies to help target instruction to student needs. Click here to download The Principles of Differentiation Download file

posted on: July 26, 2006

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