Hi All -

I made a Google scavenger hunt for my sixth graders today. It took us awhile to learn how to access it, make a copy for an answer sheet, and then do the first part of the hunt, but most kids got it. They were so excited to see all the features of search, particularly the calculator functions.

Take a look and let me know your thoughts. Any thing I should add ?

Lucy Gray

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My sixth graders are going to have a week to do this. They are pretty bright kids, and a couple seem to be sort of lost. They are not looking at each other's individual answer sheets, but that's possible to do with Google Docs and Spreadsheets. It's totally okay for them to help each other. My role is to circulate the room and troubleshoot as needed. Frankly, I think the most challenging part was getting them all to sign up for Google Accounts and then to access the document I created and make a copy for themselves. There will be one shared document for the spreadsheet results.
Skip... did you intend to make this a separate thread here in the forum? You pose some great questions, worthy of their own discussion! We have not had a discussion about ensuring continuity, and I'm not sure it's possible in a school as large as mine, but I think it's time we had this discussion! Where's the reinforcement of skills throughout a student's academic career?
I like the idea. We do something similar but through a chat function. We post questions and students open a 2nd browser, search and its a race to post the responses.

The other thought I have was to create a trailfire trail. Finding the website and asking them to search the webpage for the information?
Great ideas!!
Hi everybody,
I made a "sandbox" spreadsheet to test some of the features of this LOOKUP function, it's here:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pGrggZgOtLXEJ45ijsLulZg

This is the non-editable version, to be able to edit it, the owner (me) has to add your email addresss to a list, then you get an email with a different URL and you can edit it, and we can chat (inside the spreadsheet) if we are both there. It keeps track of changes too (sort of like wikis do). It's really a must see thing to see the shared verson and play with it live.

If anyone would like to play, just email me and I'll invite you as a collaborator.

Then you can just change the top row or first column headings and watch it find things. Kind of cool.

The visible spreadsheet doesn't do justice to how much nicer it looks when you are a colloborator and can see it change in real time, and the footnotes don't clutter up everything.
I want to play in the sandbox. :)

Thanks!
RA Funderburk
funderr@hpisd.org
I'd like to play in the sandbox.

chaffey@norwood.k12.ma.us

charlie
Filamentality is also good for making webquests or treasure hunts. You can keep them in their server or save them to your computer to upload to your own site. I made some webquests for my English students very quickly with this tool. It creates hotlists, scrapbooks, samplers, etc. Its well worth taking a look at :-)
I presented on filamentality last year. It is an awesome site and most importantly, it stays up for a year (or longer if you access it regularly). Oh, and it is free:)

http://www.kn.att.com/

Denise

www.ellteacherpros.com

www.teachingsuccesseswithells.blogspot.com
Love the project. I might suggest entering latitude and longitude as a single (decimal) number, or break up degrees, minutes and seconds into separate columns. That way you can sort the table according to lat or long, descending or ascending.

Charlie

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