Thursday, January 26, 2017

Headphone Review by Bella, Chloe and Amal

Wireless Headphones
Wire Headphones
  • No wire to get tangled
  • Small
  • Easily accessible
  • Can adjust volume
  • Not easily lost or dropped
  • You don't have to worry about connection being lost
  • Connection may be lost
  • Have to charge
  • Easier to lose
  • Wire could break
  • Can't adjust volume

Wireless Headphones
Wire Headphones

Wireless Headphones
Wire Headphones


What is a Hyperdoc and how do I use it??? By Gili

A hyperdoc is an interactive lesson that can be designed for any topic using this template from

To engage students at the beginning of a lesson, insert video, image, quote, or another inspirational hook in this box.

Curate a collection of resources (articles, videos, infographics, text excerpts, etc.) for students to explore a topic.

Use this section of the HyperDoc to explain the lesson objective through direct instruction using your favorite web tool, or gather students together to teach the content.

Create an assignment for students to apply what they learn by using web tools to create, collaborate, and/or connect beyond the classroom.

Collect student work to provide feedback, and/or include a section for students to share work with an authentic audience.

Include an opportunity for face-to-face or digital reflection to guide students along their learning progression and set new goals.

Add links to more activities and online resources to extend the learning.  

You can search Google for lessons for different topics or create your own. For each lesson you need to have a link or activity for each level. Each level has a different purpose or different experience of learning.

I think that hyperdocs are a good way for learning because it gives the student different kinds of activities and they wouldn't get bored of an activity. I also think that it is a good activity to give to students when there is a substitute or the teacher isn't feeling well and can't speak, because the student can guide themselves through the lesson and also have instructions.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Review of Sphero by Joel

A  Sphero  SPRK is a robotic ball that is able to go at high speeds and goes into small areas. The surface of the ball is clear so we are able to see the robotics of it and also we can change the glowing colors. But we don't just use it for colors and driving we also use it for coding. Coding helps students learn how to program and engineer.  Putting into a toy is  genius. Schools can implement many ways to use coding and get students excited about coding. Obviously it's not just pure education, it is also fun. The speed gives the Sphero an RC car feeling and the glowing colors make it cool.

 The Sphero has multiple different ways of coding, examples are drawing,text,and blocks which is shown above. Coding blocks can alter heading,speed,color,velocity etc.  While drawing just draw the position it has to move and it will move that way as shown below and lastly text. Text is when you type in a program and the Sphero connects to the mobile device and does the program which is shown below.
The Sphero app also show tutorial on coding and also lets you and other people share their programs which you could use or base off of.
The home page is shown in below.

The Sphero is a great and educational device to use for students and teachers around the world.

Notability Tutorial by Sarah and Suleikha

You can add different subjects and add different pages under those subjects.

You can draw with all different colors. This is how you change the color when you want to draw.

Press on screen when using highlighter or colored pencils to make straight lines.

The two pictures on top are using scissors, when using scissors you can either shrink or make things bigger.

You can add text by pressing the capital T

You can also press the capital T and press the screen then tap text box to make a text box

If you press the settings you can install auto-backup, manage accounts, change themes, document, typing, handwriting, iOS sleep timer, and web clip.

You can either add a new subject or divider.

You can delete notes by sliding and pressing the red trash can

You can also recover those notes in less than 30 days by pressing tiny trash in bottom corner of screen.

You can search to find notes if you name your notes.

You can also select notes to share.

Wind Tunnel Review by Aymaan

Monday, January 9, 2017

iMovie Tutorial by Aymaan and Justin

Over the past few weeks, Aymaan and Justin have put together an iMovie tutorial using the MSMS Library's green screen. Check it out below!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Infographics- by Chloe and Bella

Infographics are a visual image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data. Infographics are very helpful in school and out. There are many websites to help you make these infographics including Venngage, Visme, Canva,, and One of the best websites to use is piktochart. This is an easy online infographer that helps users make a diagram or chart. On the website you have an option to create a piktochart. When you are creating it, on the sidebar there are different categories for you to form the piktochart. The categories are graphis, uploads, background, text and tools. In the graphics tab there are things you can add to your graph like shapes and lines, icons, photos and photo frame. In the uploads you can take a picture, get pictures from your camera roll, download them from the cloud, or from google drive. In the backgrounds you can choose a pattern or color for your background. In the text tab you can choose a text frame or heading. In the tool tab there will be three sections, graph, maps and videos. If you go into one of those sections you can search for a certain graph, map, or video.