If you've been wanting to try out the one button studio, but aren't sure how to use it, here's a video tutorial for you (make sure you have a teacher sign it out for you to make sure it's available when you need it!):
If you've been itching to use the collaboration stations, but are nervous about trying it out for the first time, here's a video that shows you exactly what to do in five simple steps:
Don't forget to have your teacher reserve either the orange or blue collaboration station for you ahead of time! If you need any additional assistance, talk to Mrs. Crusse, Mrs. Hufnagl, or one of your SDAL teachers - we're always happy to help!
Just a friendly reminder that your individual PBL research organizers are due by Monday 12/8 for students who have SDAL on odd cycle days, and on Tuesday 12/9 for those who have SDAL on even cycle days. Remember that each of you should have at least three sources and that the notes should be in your own words.
Parents, Macbook users have their organizer saved in either Google Docs or on their desktops, whereas iPad users are using this organizer in the Notability app. As always, please email us with any questions!
Mrs. Howell: THowell@cysd.k12.pa.us
Mrs. Koplitz: SKoplitz@cysd.k12.pa.us
Miss Eaton: SEaton@cysd.k12.pa.us
Mrs. Hufnagl: LHufnagl@cysd.k12.pa.us
Happy researching! - Mrs. Howell, Mrs. Koplitz, Miss Eaton, and Mrs. Hufnagl
Seventh Grade Individual Research Organizer:
Eighth Grade Individual Research Organizer
Here's a fun video that the amazing Mr. Heisey put together of both of our PBL entry events. They were so much fun, we can't wait to see what the science, math, and language arts teachers come up with in the third and fourth marking periods! Thanks Mr. Heisey and to all of the teachers at CYMS for all that you do!
A great time was had by all at the eighth grade PBL History entry event! The SDAL and History teachers teamed up, with the help of students, teachers, and our very own Ms. Veit to kick off Project Based Learning in a fun and exciting way. Here are a few photos from the event:
A big thank you to all who were involved!!!
The York Daily Record paid us a visit as well! You can check out the article right here.
Check out the article about the CYMS Hub and 1:World initiative in the York Dispatch!
It's week three and our learners are settling in quite nicely to their new home at the CYMS Hub! Today we touched on a number of important topics including device safety and handling, proper use of social media, common symbols and icons that the students may encounter, troubleshooting issues that may (and will!) pop up with the devices, and efficiency/shortcuts.
In Mrs. Howell's room learners discussed proper device safety and handling and learned to identify common symbols and icons, both of which you can check out on these pdf files:
In Mrs. Koplitz' class our learners played a fun matching game to hone their shortcut skills so that they will be able to use their devices as efficiently as possible. They also discussed some important device safety and handling tips to avoid those awful cracked screens (or worse!)
Miss Eaton's class watched a short video on a very important topic - cyberbullying, and also reviewed social media safety/proper use guidelines that they learned in grades 4-6. They also talked about proper device safety and handling and collaborated to create a Google Doc to help our learners to independently troubleshoot common issues that they may encounter before going directly to a teacher or tech person.
You can check out the results of their collaboration right here:
In addition to learning digital age skills the Hub is still very much being utilized as a library, and the kids have been diving right into reading after the long summer off. They've been enjoying both the paper books and digital readers, sometimes side by side which is a fun sight to see!
Our own Mrs. Eaton has been burning the candle at both ends, fulfilling both roles as a librarian and teacher, with the help of our Hub assistant, Mrs. Crusse to make sure that all of our learners are able to find stories to spark their imaginations!
LIBRARY & LEARNING
Connecting all learners with resources and opportunities