The first school I found that use social networking was Marietta High School (in Marietta, OH). The grade level was 11th grade math. The students had to come up with a YouTube video on a lesson they had learned that year (geometry). Another school I found that used YouTube and other social media was Jerome High School (Dublin, OH). The students who were in the Robotics club (Grade level of 9-12) had to do a video on a robot that they constructed and how it worked.
In Palm Coast, Florida, Indian Trails middle school uses twitter for announcements and news between the school district and students. The middle school has grade levels of sixth, seventh, and eighth. The middle school also uses the social media Rich Site Summary (RSS) for principal’s messages.
February 22, 2013
My week has been very busy and stressful, so last night I wanted to have a relaxed, fun-filled night. I went to taco bell and ordered the Meal Deal number four with a Baja Blast. After I ate my delicious burrito, I came home and played video games. I played xbox online for a few hours and had a blast! Afterwards I ended the night with an awesome movie named Megamind. It is a great movie and I recommend seeing it if you haven’t, especially if you like cartoon movies! Also, the slam dunk contest was on last night! For those who did not watch it, Terrance Ross from the Raptors had won.
So I have experimented with this new pizza dip that I found in my cook book and it was absolutely delicious!! I used it for a Super Bowl dinner when I had all my friends come over and they all loved it! The recipe ingredients includes: 1/2 cup light cream cheese, 1/2 cup nonfat sour cream (or light), 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 cup pizza sauce, 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese. These are the steps to follow: 1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, and oregano (stir until it is smooth). 2)Spread evenly into a 9-inch pie pan. Top with pizza sauce and then mozzarella cheese afterwards. Sprinkle (about 3 pinches) the Parmesan cheese on top and bake for about 15 minutes. For food to dip into it with, I chose to use triscuits (reduced fat) and cheesy bread sticks. This dip turns out amazingly good! It’s also great for occasions when you have guests over! Good luck!
February 5, 2013
A school that I thought presented 21st century skills well is Dublin Jerome High school. This school has many academic activities and programs. These programs and clubs fit the 21st century skills because they introduce the modern era with the use of technology and other helpful information. Some clubs listed were the Robotics Club, the Debate Quiz Team, the Math Club, the Physics Club, and many more. Also available to the students is the preparation of the future for students within the classroom.
February 3, 2013