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A Thank You from Mr. Becker

June 1, 2009

Students of room 18, I was glad I had an opportunity to visit your class a couple of weeks ago and share my experience with Scratch and computer programming. All of you accomplished a lot in just a couple of hours. You surprised me with the broad range of projects that you elected to do. […]

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Computer Science 101: Using Scratch

May 21, 2009

A big thank you to Mr. Becker for working with our class all day!  Mr. Becker joined our class to introduce students to computer programming using MIT’s free software Scratch. Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your […]

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Videos, Videos, and More Videos!

May 12, 2009

I am really excited about introducing our two newest features.  I am pleased to reveal to you two new video sites dedicated just to 37Stars. The first video site is 37stars.fliggo.com .  This website is another spot where I will upload videos of our students, learning tutorials, and any teacher-made multimedia content.   This will […]

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37Stars Website Tour

February 9, 2009

I hope that you (parents and students) love our website! There is more and more information on it as the year progresses. I thought I would make a quick tour of the website to help you find your way around. Please select “fullscreen” on the video to really see everything that is going on. Here […]

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Math Snacks: Improper Fractions

January 27, 2009

  I found a site full of interesting and helpful math videos.  This site was created by two teachers.  The videos on this site are similar to some of the videos students will make for their science projects and similar to the math videos I would like students to make in our class as well. […]

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How to Search Flickr.com for Pictures

January 27, 2009

One great site for pictures is flickr.com.  flickr.com has a way to search for pictures that photographers allow you to use for your work as long as you give them credit.  This is called a Creative Commons Attribution License. When you go to flickr.com, make sure you do an advanced search.  In the Advanced Search, […]

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California Outline Maps

January 27, 2009

For our science slideshows, you need to identify where in California your biome and ecosystem are and show that information graphically on a map.  I have found a helpful site with lots of different kinds of California maps.  The maps that will be most helpful to you are “outline maps” or the maps with only […]

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