Fair Haven Union High School Alum and Author of the Vermont Wild Series, Megan Price, Will Be At School ~ Friday, April 28th!
Fair Haven Union High School Alum and Author of the Vermont Wild Series, Megan Price, will be at the school, Friday, April 28th, during periods 2, 3, and 4!
She will speak to students about her books, which reveal a bit of Vermont History, and reflect upon real life adventures of Vermont Fish and Game Wardens!
To learn more about Megan and her book series, please see her website!
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According to the Out of Eden Walk website, "Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek is retracing our ancestors’ ancient migration on foot out of Africa and across the globe. His 21,000-mile, multi-year odyssey began in Ethiopia—our evolutionary “Eden”—in January 2013 and will end at the tip of South America."
Teachers, engage your students with Out of Eden Learn!
"Out of Eden Learn is a unique online learning community designed to accompany Paul Salopek’s Out of Eden Walk. Through Out of Eden Learn, students from around the world can engage in Paul’s journey and all that it represents. They explore their own neighborhoods, investigate contemporary global issues, and reflect on how they as individuals fit into a broader geographical and historical context. In addition, they share their perspectives and interact with one another on an exciting digital platform that uses social media as a springboard for deep, meaningful learning. The goal is to ignite students’ interest in the wider world and support them to become more informed, thoughtful, and engaged “global citizens.”
"Out of Eden Learn is an initiative of Project Zero, a research center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, in collaboration with Paul Salopek. With generous support from the Abundance Foundation, Out of Eden Learn is open to all schools and students, free of charge."
View this video to learn more about the walk!
Comic strips can be used as a way for students to express new understandings they have gained from their classes! This is a great format for students, who are visual learners and may feel more comfortable expressing the new knowledge they have learned in a visual manner.
The following list of tech tools for comic strip creation:
1. Kid Space: This is a free, and very basic comic strip maker. <http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/kidsspace/story.html>
2. Make Beliefs Comix: <http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/#> and 25 WAYS TO USE MAKEBELIEFSCOMIX.COM IN THE CLASSROOM <http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/How-to-Play/Educators/>
3. Pixton for Fun: Can be used for free (personal use only), otherwise, there is a fee to use Pixton. Great graphics! There are three different layouts to choose from which include: comic strip, graphic novel, and storyboard. <https://www.pixton.com/> (Please copy link and paste into URL).
4. Read Write Think Comic Strip Creator: This is a very basic comic strip creator, which allows students to print out the comic strip after they are done. The comic strip cannot be saved in a digital format. <http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/comic/index.html>
5. You can also use Google Slides to create comic strips: Please view this video for more information ~ Creating Comic Strips with Google Presentations (Slides) by Eric Curts (You may want to start the video at about 14 minutes into the presentation...) <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BbsO8q1zi4&feature=youtu.be&t=22m56s>.
To create comic strips with Google Slides, you will need images, which should be downloaded in PNG format, from open source/public domain clip art, such as:
1. The Getty: "The Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission is required." <http://www.getty.edu/about/opencontent.html>
2. Pixabay: Over 560,000 Free High Quality Images <https://pixabay.com/> According to the website: "Free images and videos you can use anywhere ~ All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required. Learn more..."4. Pexels ~ Stock Photos "It's hard to understand complex licenses that is why all photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose." <https://www.pexels.com/photo-license/>
5. Unsplash <https://unsplash.com/> "All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash." In addition "The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law."
7. Photos for Class: "All images are appropriate for the school setting, thanks to Flicker Safe Search and our proprietary filters ~ Automatic Citation - Downloaded images automatically cite the author and the image license terms ~ Creative Commons - All photos shown are, to the best of our (and Flickr's) knowledge, licensed by Creative Commons for public use." < http://www.photosforclass.com/#sthash.zIH2jrJB.dpuf>
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Spring break is a great time to catch up on personal reading time! Try one of the 2016-2017 Green Mountain Book Award nominees!
What is a Green Mountain Book Award (GMBA) Nominee? According to the Vermont Department of Libraries, "The Green Mountain Book Award (GMBA), initiated in 2005, is a reader's choice award for Vermont students in grades 9 - 12. The program is intended to encourage high schoolers to become enthusiastic and discriminating readers. It is recommended that students read at least three of the year's 15 nominated titles before voting in the spring."
This is a link to the Green Mountain Book Award Facebook page!
You will receive one punch (on the GMBA punch card) for each GMBA book you check out. Once you have three punches on your card, you will be eligible to vote for your favorite of the 15 nominees!
So...stop by the i-Media Center to check out your next favorite book!
To learn more about each of the books on the list, please view the book trailers below!
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