Today we’re going to take some time to plan some summer reading using the recommendations on fellow student blogs and come home with a list of books to read. We’ll also visit the public library website and see how to put books on hold and have them delivered to your nearest branch.
Sydney L. – Documentary – Mammal Emotions
Wyatt H. – Website – The Mushroom Cloud
Dani S. – TED Talk – 3D Printing
Chloe L. – Website – Finger Monkeys
August L.- Website – rEvolutionary
Chris M. – Website -Important Elements
Rosalee K. – Website – Ink for Fur
Grace M.-G. – Documentary – The Endangered Polar Bear
Sydney A. – Documentary – The Titanic
Susannah B. – Documentary – Boston Latin School
Nick G. – Documentary – Unexplained Disappearances
Olivia B. – Documentary – Queen Mary
Hallie P.-S. – Documentary – Atlantis
Josh R. – Website – The World’s Best Soccer Players
Thomas Parmenter – Documentary – Jazz
Joe H. – Website – 3D Printing
Lena K. – TED Talk – Impact of World Events on the Olympics
John E. – TED Talk – Skiing
Anna M. – TED Talk – Pele: The Hawaiian Fire Goddess
Adam M. – Website – BIOME Car
Nick S. – TED Talk – To Save Our Planet: Asteroid Impacts
Eliot B. – TED Talk – The Big Bang Theory
Conor S. – Website – The FIFA 2010 World Cup
Elke P. – Documentary – Coca Cola’s Marketing Strategies
Zoie N. – TED Talk – Preserving Coral Reefs
Ella M. – Documentary – Wolves: The Risk of Extinction
Stella R. – Documentary – Wonder Woman
Will I. – Website – Flying Frogs
Isaac V. – TED Talk – The Peaceful Vikings
Walker C. – Website – Wonder Birds
Sophie B. – Website – Nessie Notes
Lewis T. – TED Talk – Great Roman Generals
Cassie H. – Documentary – Early Horror Films
Yakob D. and Jack A. – Documentary – Mythbusters: Poisoning Achilles and Dr. Who’s Sonic Screwdriver
Cole F.- TED Talk – Capitalism
Penny S. – Documentary – Bioluminescence
Rachel B. – TED Talk – Bound to Repeat It? What Americans Know About History
Arin S. – Website – Do Capuchins make good pets?
Patricia Q. – Documentary – Mesopotamia
Frances N.- TED Talk – The Influence of the Jimmy Carter Center in Africa
Arlie S. – Documentary – The War of the Roses
Thomas P. – Documentary –
Wayt T. – Website – Apollo 11
Ella M. – Documentary – Why are wolves going extinct?
Evelyn M. – Website – What is Esperanto?
Althea L-W – TED Talk – Marie Antoinette
Please join me in my support and admiration of these brave souls who signed up to present on the first day. For most students, making a website, video, or TED Talk was a completely new experience and I have stressed that this is about taking a risk and trying something new. Great job! (I’ll be filling in second and fourth periods later as students are ready to present.)
If you will feel better after reviewing a few things, there are also several sets of flashcards that you can use to review on Quizlet. If using these flashcards produces any anxiety whatsoever, please don’t do it! I know that you are well-prepared.
It’s almost time to decide how to present your research. Will you present a TED Talk,documentary movie, or website?
1. One choice is to make a documentary movie using WeVideo, a free cloud-based video editing application. We’ll work with you in school to set up an account and get you started, but here are a couple of videos so you can see how it works:
2. If you choose to make a website, you’ll use Weebly. Click the link to explore the site or watch this video to get the idea:
3. You could also choose to deliver a TED Talk to the class. The best way to get ready to do this is to watch as many TED Talks as you can. You also may want to prepare a PowerPoint or Prezi to go along with your talk.