Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Rachad's newest BOOK!






Happy Holidays from the Help Desk!!



Jordan's Math App's Review!


                           


The app Mathmateer lets you build a rocket and shoots you up into space. Once you're into space you have to answer mathematical questions to stay in space, if you answer a question wrong you start falling back to earth. Each time you get a high score you get more coins, you can use coins to buy things for your rocket.
The app is cool because you get to design a rocket from scratch. You can choose the level you want to study at between grades 1-12. You can choose multiplication, addition, subtraction, or division.







Math Ninja” is a fun game where u get to destroy robot cats and dogs every 10 bots you have to answer 4-5 math questions. This app is a good way to practice Addition,Subtraction,Multiplication, and Division. I would definitely recommend this app for all ages.






This app is called “Max Math” in this app you answer math equations to get closer to the cat food (dead fish). Every time you get a answer right you move closer but every time you get an answer wrong your air helmet starts to crack. If you get three answers wrong your helmet explodes and you die, then you have to start all over. I would definitely recommend this app to all ages.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

MSMS Help Desk Spotlight in the School Paper!

Simonds Says is now an E-Magazine!!

Congratulations to the MSMS School Paper for becoming paperless!!

They even featured the School Help Desk in this month's publication:


You can check out the entire paper here!

Student Feedback- HOUR OF CODE

Helpdesker's spent last week working on coding. Here are some of their thoughts:

Lainey: I Had a lot of fun coding because I got to make up my own things. One thing I didn't like was that some levels took a long time.

Bella: I liked when we got to make our own little game at the end I also liked the one where I could play with the penguin and the unicorn.

Gili: I really liked coding because I got to create my own amazing drawing and coding rocks!

Joicee- I liked being able to make any design I wanted! I loved using the site it was so easy!!!

Jordan: I enjoyed coding because you get to create your own versions of popular games like Angry Birds and Plant vs  Zombie.

Jonathan: I thought that coding the games was a lot of fun because making the background. Another thing that I thought was a lot of fun was using the sound effects to give the game more character.

Aida- I thought that The coding games were fun, I enjoyed the flappy bird game best.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

How We Code

Artistic students enjoyed creating their own designs:






Students continued to explore their creativity in the Play Lab:




Create a Flappy Fish Game:


Maze Creator:


And, last but not least, students get a Certificate of Completion! 




Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Hour of Code!

This week, MSMS Help Desk students are CODING!



Stay tuned...we will post more about the Hour of Code Week...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

We have 3 New HelpDesker's to Introduce!


Lainey, Bella and Bella are our newest volunteers!

Here are some blurbs about each of them:

Lainey:

I joined help desk because it gave me an opportunity to help out the school while hanging out with my friends. Three of my favorite apps are Pinterest, because it gives me creative ideas to do things, Snapchat because I can take really cool pictures, and lastly YouTube because I get to watch videos for entertainment.

Bella:

I joined help desk because I like to help people and I'm pretty good with the iPads and because I like to do projects especially with my friends.
Some apps that I like are apps were I can make videos and apps that I that I get to draw with also iMovie.

Bella:

I joined help desk because I like to use the I pad and electronics and I also wanted to help out with things. My three favorite apps are drawing pad, stack the states, and Facebook. I like drawing pad because I like to draw and write. I like stack the states because I can learn and build. I like Facebook because I can communicate with my family who lives in New York. 


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

LightSail Review by Jordan

               

LightSail is an educational app that lets you read free books. This app has a 4 star rating and it has plenty of cool free books that you can check out for 2 months at a time. The books also quiz you while you read and about halfway through every other chapter it asks you one or two questions. They have all types of fiction and nonfiction across genres. The only flaw about this app is that book automatically checks itself back in after only two months. If you want to check out other apps like Lightsail you can try Brainfuse, Archiving Early Americans, and ASSISTments.


Check it out at:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Joicee Suggests That We Try DIY.ORG



If you want to try a new skill you should try diy.org! Why? Because
there are so many to choose from.

Here are a few to name: Photographer, Gymnast, Philosopher,
Entrepreneur, and so many more. For all there are patches you can
earn. When you complete three activities you can earn a badge. When
you complete six activities you get a Master Skill Patch.



Coming soon from Help Desk

*Green Screen Tutorial


*Tellegami Video and Digital Citizenship

AND MORE!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Zaption Review by Jordan




Zaption is a web app for teachers and students to use video as an interactive experience. Zaption makes videos come to life with engaging and interactive video lessons.You can add images, text, quizzes and discussions to private videos! Another cool thing about zaption is that the app is free.                        

             





Meet Sarah!

Sarah is our newest member of HelpDesk!


Sarah is currently updating our Instagram.

Her favorite apps to use in school are Drawing Pad, Puppet Pals, and Google Docs.
Outside of school, she loves Crossy Road, Instagram, and SnapChat.

Welcome Sarah!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

BioDigital Human Website Review by Sameeksha

BioDigital Human


It's every science teachers dream to be accompanied by a visual aid which would enhance student understanding of a concept.


(2014)


Biodigital human enables teachers to explain with the help of a digital human skeleton various aspects of the human body. The structure, the various body systems, diseases, and other related information.


It enables you to view details in the human anatomy.

  • Skeleton System is the default setting, but you can add  various human systems, view ligaments, diseases, and their effects on the body.


Example-
The Circulatory system.
  • You can rotate the image of your biodigital human at any angle, position, angle, and zoom in/out.
It is a very useful aid for all science teachers.

I personally would suggest teachers to use the url above and see whether the biodigital human comes in handy. The students can also easily access it as a free app on the i-pads.