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Welcome to Ms. Shields' Cyber Classroom!

 Wiki for a 3rd grade Inspired Classroom 

Full View Magic Finger Play Part A from kathy shields on Vimeo.



What's this site for?

This space is designed to enable you to work together on exciting online projects. You will be able to share your work with your family. When you work in a group you will post to the group page. Independent activities will be posted to the pages you create for yourself and save in your own folder. Being respectful of other people's work is very important. One of the students' favorite wiki destinations is Moving Pictures. All students and parents must first read and sign the acceptable use policy before they will be permitted to participate. Learn more about the Inspired Classroom Concept


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Comments (12)

Kathy Shields said

at 9:18 am on Apr 9, 2011

Spring break is nearly behind us... This week we launch into a study of magnets, geometry and a review of reading comprehension skills and strategies. We are still collecting and storing the knowledge we will need to apply in two weeks during standardized testing. Once that hurdle has been leaped we will find ourselves enjoying Field Day activities and WRAD Day! The last week of school is a special week in 3rd grade. We call it Camp-Learned-a-Lot! It's been a great year but it's not over yet! Full steam ahead!

Kathy Shields said

at 11:04 pm on Feb 13, 2011

Spring is in the air! It's going tp be a warm, wonderful week.

Kathy Shields said

at 9:01 am on Jan 10, 2011

It's a SNOW DAY! And this time we actually have snow instead of ice. When my children were little we lived in Chicago. We had picnics in the snow with a thermos full of hot chocolate and build forts, tunnels, chairs out of snow and even a maze! Snow can be wonderful if you dress for it. Wear many layers, plastic baggies over your feet and be sure to go inside when you your clothes begin to get soaking wet. Put them in the dryer and relax. When they are dry, head out once again. You have to pace yourselves. I can't wait to hear all about who has the best driveway or hill for sledding. What? No sled? You can use any flat plastic or a cardboard box. Be creative.

Kathy Shields said

at 11:18 pm on Jan 2, 2011

I am looking at our visitor tracking globe on this page and so pleased to see Miss Marjorie in Brazil waving to us as her new puppy yips in the background under some palm trees. WE MISS YOU!!!!!

Kathy Shields said

at 7:12 pm on Nov 21, 2010

Here it is, Thanksgiving week and our wiki has become a true extension of the classroom. Some students visit to find links while others use some of their free time to develop content. The class has been able to experiment with a variety of different web 2 tools. They have weekly assignments to post and comments to make. In some ways I feel we need something more like a social networking site to serve the needs of the classroom. This week I will introduce tagging and I hope that will make finding similar pages much easier. I wish I could feed certain tags into an rss wdiget and embed it into the home page. Time to write to pbworks!

Kathy Shields said

at 2:41 pm on Sep 22, 2010

Just last night Ms. Becker, 5th grade and I met with several teachers from Cogburn Woods to discuss how to use wikis in the classroom. Looks like this type of website is catching on with educators in Fulton County.

Kathy Shields said

at 10:18 pm on Sep 15, 2010

I am collaborating with Mrs Ezzard at High Point Elementary and Ms Alexander from Feldman Elementary both of whom started classroom wikis this year. We are sharing some great ways to involve students and to connect them across the county.

Kathy Shields said

at 9:37 pm on Sep 15, 2010

Kathy Shields said

at 4:19 pm on Sep 8, 2010

OK, I am stunned! The amount of conversation being generated on our wiki in the first week of production is unprecedented! Yes, we need to work on sentence construction, and developing meaningful posts, but the enthusiasm is just delightful! I am very pleased with the students' thoughtful, responsible use of our wiki thus far.

Kathy Shields said

at 5:32 pm on Aug 31, 2010

I have provided logins to 4 students so far.

Kathy Shields said

at 8:41 pm on Aug 30, 2010

Nearly all of the user contracts were returned today so those students will be getting their login information tomorrow. Our Peer Facilitator is also a member of the wiki and she wiki be posting her assignments here as well.

Kathy Shields said

at 3:53 pm on Aug 26, 2010

Oh! It's nice to see people checking out our space. Students will get copies of the user agreements and when they have been signed by both students and parents, they will have "writer" level access to this wiki. They will have their own folder and the ability to create pages, upload pictures and comment on each others' pages.

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