Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Introduction to Persuasion

Can you persuade your partner to eat your treat?

One minute to make your case.

Persuade = make someone share your beliefs.

Persuade = Change someone's opinion.

Here are some examples.



Monday, January 12, 2015

Self Introduction by Mayuka

                          Self Introduction
by Mayuka
My name is Mayuka. I’m from Japan.My family has father, mother, Yuto and me.


My house has kids playing rooms, two bathrooms,
bed room, kitchen, dining room and a living room.

On vacation I played Jenga, Trumps, and UNO. I went shopping.


I like sewing, drawing, craft, and cooking.I don’t like P.E. or persimmons.


My favorite foods are fried rice, hamburger, grapes,
strawberries, cake and chocolate.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Using .edu and Reading Level Search on Google

Thanks to Mr. Kaiser we can search .edu and reading level in Advanced Search via the "Gear" 
  1. Conduct a traditional Google search for the desired topic
    • use keywords only
    • DO NOT use "And" - Google sees this as another word to search for
    • Connect ideas with the +. For example Water + Ice
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  2. Once you have your initial results (usually there are heaps), we need to head over to the Advanced Search, and get to the ones we really want.
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  3. Once you have the Advanced Search open, try the following options to refine your search by Language (English), Site (.edu), and Reading Level
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  4. Now that your options have been selected, click the blue "Advanced Search" button, and notice the immediate difference in results.
  5. Best of all, the newly refined list of hits is sortable based on the level of reading difficulty.
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Want to learn more about Google Searches? Take a look at these two fantastic resource:
    How to Find Anything Online With Advanced Search Techniques
    by Bob Flisser

    How to solve impossible problems: Daniel Russell’s awesome Google search techniques
    by John Tedesco - featuring Daniel Russell, Google Research Scientist

    Friday, January 2, 2015

    Shen's Discovery

    Why does this happen?


    Our Christmas Party

    We had the best party this year! We played skill games in teams, and we got points together. I think this was a great idea as we had to work together and support each other. We would like to thank our room mom and our parent community.