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Semester Reflection

Semester Reflection

Complete the following questions by the February 7th. Each question must be thoroughly answered in a blog post.

Step 1: Answer the questions below.

What are some things you have learned and/or tasks you have accomplished this semester? (Use videos, pictures, upload materials etc. as evidence of learning in your blog)

  • What aspects of your work are successful? Explain why.
  • What aspects of your work is challenging? Explain why.
  • What steps did you take to overcome these challenges / what adjustments did you need to make?
  • Is there anything you can do improve? (with your approach to the project, or altering the project)

As Riverside continues to immerse itself into innovation and technology, what do you think Riverside can do to provide support and help for teachers and students? (Provide specific examples)

Do you have any feedback or suggestions, as we move forward, that could help the Tech Team meet the needs of our school and staff / be more effective? (Provide specific examples)

Step 2: Post to Your Blog

Title:  Semester Reflection

Category: Tech Team

Tag: TechTeamReflection

Due Date:  February 7th

Assessment: Monthly Reflection Rubric


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Part 1 – Micro:bits Introduction

Step 1: Learn what a Micro:bit is – Click Here

Step 2: Understand Micro:bit safety: Click Here

Step 3: Understand How to Start: Click Here

Step 4: Complete all of the 5 tutorials over the next month: Click Here

Part 2 – Micro:bits Introduction

Step 1: In the library is a box filled with various tools that can be used  to enhance the micro:bit. Choose 1 and learn how to use it, how to code it, and understand what it is for, and how it can be used. You will need to find time to play in the maker space.  Ask Ms. Henderson for this box.

Step 2: Take pictures and document your learning.

Step 3: Post to you blog.

Answer the following questions in a blog post”

  1. What is the name of the device you have chosen?
  2. What is it used for? Can it be used for other things in a classroom setting?
  3.  What code did you use and what does it do? (Pictures or video’s please)
  4. Can you think of any other meaningful ways micro:bits can be used in previous and/or current classes you have taken? Please think about this and explain how and where you think micro:bits can be used.

Step 4: Post Your Response to Your Blog

Title: Tech Team Micro:bits

Category: Tech Team

Tag: Techteammicrobits

Technology Teams

Class Reminders

  • Activate Teams (See Jason) | WAVE Sign Up / Spare Block | DiVi Design and Review Assignment | Contact List Update

Technology Teams

  • Social Media Team
  • Creation Team
  • Support Team
  • Streaming Team
  • Wall of Excellence
  • Others?

Co-Design Process

Teams Brain Storm Process

Step 1: In the Co-Design Brainstorm Doc, briefly describe your idea in a way that others will understand

Step 2: Use the Co-Design Google Doc to add feedback to the ideas and design process of others


How might this idea positively impact the social and emotional well being of students/our school? What can be done to increase the impact of this idea?


What could you change to make this idea more desirable to students, teachers, administrators, parents or the community?


What would you change to make this idea easier to integrate into a school setting? How can we keep it from being seen as an “add-on”?


What would you change to make this idea more feasible or viable? Think: e.g lower the cost, make it more sustainable, make it easier to implement etc.

Step 3: Share your teams process. Review the Co-Design Brainstorm. Take a look at all of the feedback that has been provided for your project. Complete the questions below and post to your blog.

a) Briefly describe your new and improved idea, by incorporating ideas and/or feedback.

b) Answer the following questions:

– What problems might we run into?

– What skills do we need to complete this project? How can we attain these skills?

c) Create a brief timeline of key things that need to happen to ensure successful completion of your project. What happens next?

Step 4) Post Your Application to Your Blog

Title: Tech Team Project

Category: Tech Team

Tag: Techteamproject

Due Date: November 6th

 Assessment: Passion Project Application Rubric

Blog Set Up, Design and Personalization Assignment


Class Reminders

*Activate Teams

* WAVE Sign Up / Spare Blocks


Your job is to set up your blog, create the category titled tech team, and alter the design of your blog. Your blogs will be used to interact with the course content, and for assessment. We want your blogs to showcase the school, and illustrate the power of our blogging culture. Essentially, make this blog your own, design it, create it, and play with it so, it is personalized for you.

Create a Tech Team Category

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Login to your blog

Step 3: Add a Tech Team Category

a) Go to posts

b) Go to categories

c) Create a category

Name – Tech Team


Parent – The Grade You are In

Click – Add New Category

d) Go to Appearance

e) Go to Menus

f) Add the Tech Team Category to the Menu, drag it to where you want it in your blog, click update.

Use the Divi Builder Plugin

Step 1: Go to plugins

Step 2: Activate the DiVi builder

DiVi Design Assignment

Step 1: Customize your theme, title and About Me Page using the Divi plugin.

DiVi Review Assignment

Step 1: Answer Questions

A) What are the strengths? Things you found useful.

d) What are the  weaknesses? Things you found could be improved.

e) How can this plugin be used in a classroom setting to enhance student learning? Would you use it and/or recommend it?

Step 2: Post to Your Blog

Title: Tech Team  DiVi Review

Category: Tech Team

Tag: TechTeamAssignment


Due: Tuesday October 15th

DiVi Design – DiVi Design Rubric

Widget and Plugin in Review – DiVi Review Rubric

Edublog Resources

Here is a list of resources to help you personalize your blog.

Edublogs Help Site:

Edublogs – Complete Manual

Edublogs – Creating Menu’s, Categories, and Pages