About Austin

April 23, 2010

Find Austin on this site.

In your blog write about five facts that you find on the site and then insert a picture of Austin into your blog.

Happy Friday.

Get ready for TAKS next week starting on Tuesday.


TAKS Review

April 22, 2010

Your TAKS review workbooks are on the table in the center of the room. Pages 1-364 are due by the end of class tomorrow.

Just kidding.

Do a Google search for “TAKS Review” and find at least three sites that have information that could help YOU with YOUR TAKS next week.

Post the links to these three sites and a short description of them, along with why you think they’re helpful in your blog by the end of class today, Thursday, 4/22.


April 21, 2010

Mylar. It’s that shiny plasticy-silver foil that holds your Capri Sun juice. It’s a combination of metal and plastic that’s very hard to tear or puncture. It started out in NASA’s space program helping shield astronauts from cosmic rays.

Tang. You probably don’t drink it, but maybe you’ve heard of it. It came before Capri Sun and juice boxes and you mix it like Kool-Aid. It’s got lots of vitamin C and other good stuff. It was created for the astronauts to drink in space.

Lots of things start in our space program and eventually become technologies that we use every day.

Here’s a new one. The Robonaut 2. Its a robot that looks and works like a human. It has hands and arms and a head. Read the article, then write about what you think these robots will be doing for us in 10 or 20 years. When you are 30 or 40 years old, what do you think that robots like these will be doing for you? Write about this in a blog post – due by the end of class today.

Funny Photoshop

April 19, 2010

Create the funniest Photoshop picture you can.

You have until the end of class tomorrow, Tuesday, April 20th:)

Make Up Day

April 16, 2010

Today is a make up day for this class or others.

The Nobel Prize

April 15, 2010

Check out the Nobel site, and read about what the Nobel Prize is.

What is the Nobel Prize and who gets one? Answer in your blog.

Then, choose three Noble Prize Winners who did something that really interests you. Name the three and write a sentence about what each one did. Insert their picture above each description.

What could you do someday to win a Nobel Prize?

Answer all in your blog – due by the end of class today, Thursday, 4/15.

Catching Up in English

April 14, 2010

When you need some studying help in English class, one place to go is to sites with notes about what you are reading.

Here’s a regular old English style assignment, too.

Search for this term: “Much Ado About Nothing Notes”

Find three sites that have good notes, and read through them. Compare and contrast three of the sites and list their links.

What site is the best? Enotes or Sparknotes or Bookrags? What do you think? Can these sites be useful to you?

Answer this in your blog by the end of class today, Wednesday, 4/14.

Find Three Green Sites

April 13, 2010

Find three sites that give tips on what you can do to help the environment.

Write a summary and insert a link.

Due by the end of class today, Tuesday, 4/13.

Here’s one to try.

Google Services

April 12, 2010

Check out Google Labs and find three interesting projects.

Write a two sentence paragraph about each of the three. Provide a link to each.

Due by the end of class today, Monday, 4/12.

Quiz Time

April 9, 2010

Here’s the quiz you’ve been waiting for.

Paste this into the address bar of your browser:


Due by the end of class today, Friday, 4/9.