Distance learning is occuring at MCHS
"Marion County STLP students shot and edited the video footage for this piece. It was remixed and mashed-up by folks in our office at KDE. Ultimately this video will serve many purpose. While this has pop-ups and information about an internal poster session for KDE employees and the state board of education — we also see this video being remixed to have greater purposes, including potential legislative pushes for funding."
MCHS has a mobile cart for iPad mini!
Attorney General Jack Conway speaks to MCHS students January 17, 2013
Ginger Allen's class participated in a contest with Bluegrass Cellular...and WON!
Science teacher Doug Brown<--(Click to go to Mr. Brown's online classroom) has taken on the task of piloting new Smart Technology in his classroom. Using his existing Smartboard and Smart response software. Starting this week Mr. Brown will be using Smart's new XE Responder to conduct formative assessments in his 4th period Chemistry class.
Below is an explanation from www.smarttech.com of how these responders help teachers get a better gauge on their students' understanding.
Ensure every student understands the lesson
SMART Response XE enables you to gauge students’ comprehension with questions created in advance or asked spontaneously at any point during a lesson. When students respond, their answers are automatically summarized as a pie chart or bar graph on a SMART Notebook software page, so that you can take a closer look or add your own comments in digital ink for further review. By seeing results right away, you can adjust your teaching on the fly and be assured that every student in the classroom understands the lesson.
Click below to read an article in the Lebanon Enterprise about our Skype session with the soldiers.
Students Skype with soldiers
Coury Osbourne's AP English students recently finished reading The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner is a novel about friendship, betrayal, and the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power of their lies. Written against a history that has not been told in fiction before, The Kite Runner describes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed. But with the devastation, Khaled Hosseini also gives us hope: through the novel's faith in the power of reading and storytelling, and in the possibilities he shows for redemption.
As a follow-up for this reading assignment, and through Calvary's Lesli VanWhy, Mrs. Osbourne contacted Ruth Adams (an American soldier stationed in Afghanistan who also happens to be a high school English teacher) and scheduled 2 Skype sessions to video conference with Ruth to discuss the book and how it has affected her perception of the area.
Marion County High School
has partnered with Barnes & Noble for the 2012-2013 school year to implement the "Nook" E-reader/Tablet for use in classroom instruction.
Students from MCHS are going to be using professional quality video to film each Board of Education meeting and post on our district Website for community members to view on demand.
Ginger Allan's Special Topics in Technology class is filming commercials:
For this assignment your group will need to create a visual ad for the product assigned to your group. The advertisement must include a picture of the product, the name of the product, price, and the locations that it is available for purchase (20 points).
Next, create a 30-60 second television commercial for your product. First you will need to storyboard your commercial. Your group will be required to act this out as well (30 points).
Last, create a 30 second radio ad for your product. Remember the three parts of a radio commercial (hook, pitch, address). You need to make sure that you incorporate each of these parts into your radio commercial. Remember the importance of time intervals—for this assignment you must stay within (+/-) 1 second for full credit (30 points).
Fizzle Fazzle Soda
Bubbles Soap Detergent
Yack Cell phones
Shock static sheets
Zapster Household Cleaner
Mrs. Allan's Digital Electronics class in action: