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Your Invention- Part 1, What’s your problem?

November29

INTRO Let’s begin by learning about some real world problems that need to be solved. Follow as many links as you can! If you have a problem you’d like to solve that’s not on the list, search for it online and gather your own information. Every time you learn something important, share it (using your own words […]

Assignment 15: Serious Games: ICED

December5

Last month we discussed some of the changes in airport security due to the 9/11 attacks. Another big change is the law has become more punishing towards immigrants.   What this means is that if you are here illegally, suspected of being a terrorist, or commit even a minor crime (for example, jumping the turnstiles), you […]

Ayiti: The Cost of Life

April22

In Haiti only about half of the children receive an education and only two percent finish high school.  Without a proper education, the poor stay poor in Haiti (and many countries like this.)  While education is the key to rising out of poverty, many parents are not able to send their kids to school.  Why not?  Play the game below […]

Extra Credit: Big Brother

January16

The term “big brother” means someone is always watching you– that you have no privacy. Recently, Mr. Lahana got all “big brother” on you and installed Apple Remote Desktop on your computers.  Now, I can watch and control each and every computer in the cafe.  Having so much power over you made me think about […]

Assignment 17 (6th Grade), Assignment 15 (7th and 8th Grade): Dirty Water, Part 2

February5

1.  Watch this video about dirty water: 2.  Check out this slideshow about where drinking water comes from: 3. Finally, go to XtraNormal.com and create a movie about two friends.  One of the friends is a “water waster” and the other friend is there to tell him why he should feel lucky to have clean […]

Extra Credit: Cyberbullying Leads to Suicide

January14

Click below to watch a video about a boy who committed suicide after being cyberbullied.  After you’re done, write a poem in your blog from the perspective of the boy or his father. Click these names for examples of poetry:  JSimmons, TCarter, JLeeTineo, BTan, MTucker, DSim, AJimenez

Assignment 17 (6th Grade), Assignment 15 (7th and 8th Grade): Dirty Water, Part 2

January4

1.  Watch this video about dirty water: 2.  Check out this slideshow about where drinking water comes from: 3. Finally, go to XtraNormal.com and create a movie about two friends.  One of the friends is a “water waster” and the other friend is there to tell him why he should feel lucky to have clean […]

Assignment 16 (6th Grade), Assignment 14 (7th and 8th Grade): Dirty Water

January3

Now that you’ve played WaterLife and learned about the importance of estuaries, it’s time to jump deeper into the idea of dirty water.  We are so lucky in New York City to have plenty of clean and cheap water.  In some cities in the United States water is either dirty or expensive.  Worse yet, in […]

Dirty Water

January3

Now that you’ve played WaterLife and learned about the importance of estuaries, it’s time to jump deeper into the idea of dirty water.  We are so lucky in New York City to have plenty of clean and cheap water.  In some cities in the United States water is either dirty or expensive.  Worse yet, in […]

Ayiti: The Cost of Life

June16

In Haiti only about half of the children receive an education and only two percent finish high school.  Without a proper education, the poor stay poor in Haiti (and many countries like this.)  While education is the key to rising out of poverty, many parents are not able to send their kids to school.  Why […]

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