Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Crime Solvers - Inherited Traits with Mrs. Tritt's Science Class

Learning Target:
S7L3. Students will recognize how biological traits are passed on to successive generations.
a. Explain the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait.

Warm Up: In Classroom

Mini Lesson: The Scene of the Crime

Work Session:
Solve the Crime

  1. Go to go.hallco.org , login, then open your google drive
  2. Then open the template spreadsheet at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1y6feHNnjTbXiBVH9XDwcsH7d5DmjnyijuCGPAT0EkAs/edit?usp=sharing
  3. Once you have the spreadsheet open, go to "File" and choose "Make a Copy" to save a blank copy of the spreadsheet to your Google Drive
  4. The spreadsheet includes the characteristics of all three couples claiming to be the parents of the child. 
  5. In your copy of the spreadsheet, complete all possible Punnet Squares for the character traits of the couples claiming the child (Sheets 1, 2, and 3).
  6. Transfer your findings to the chart on Sheet 4.
  7. Once you have all your findings entered, compare all possible outcomes to decide which couple is the child's parents. 
Write up your findings on your crime scence report.  Make sure to include  your answer to"Which couple are the parents of the child?" Don't forget to explain your answer and cite evidence from your findings. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


  1. Login (top right)
  2. Don’t have an account? Click here.
  3. Sign up with Google (Make sure you are logged in with your hallco google)
  4. Studio
  5. Select Template or Blank Template 

Recording Audio with SoundTrap 

Tracks in SoundTrap

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Infographics with 7th ELA

What Is An Infographic?

1. It's a visual explanation that helps you more easily understand, find or do something.
2. It's visual, and when necessary, integrates words and pictures in a fluid, dynamic way.
3. It stands alone and is completely self-explanatory.
4. It reveals information that was formerly hidden or submerged.
5. It makes possible faster, more consistent understanding.
6. It's universally understandable.

Piktochart for Infographics

There are a few sites that allow you to simply add data and text to already created infographic templates. All of these have great looking designs, and are a good alternative if you want a fool-proof way of creating an infographic without a lot of time or effort in the design process. Piktochart is a great one.

We are going to add a tile for Piktochart to your Lanchpoint homepage for quick access.
  1. In Chrome browser, go to go.hallco.org
  2. Login
  3. Click on the edit pencil icon beside the “My Tiles” Section header
  4. You will see a box with a plus sign appear at the end of your current tiles.
  5. Click the plus sign
  6. In the box that appears, in the URL blank type:   http:\\piktochart.com
  7. Once the Piktochart Title and Icon appear, click the SAVE button.
  8. Click the edit pencil again beside My Tiles to turn editing off.
Now we are going to authenticate your Piktochart account with your hallco Google Drive.
  1. From your launchpoint home page, click your Google Drive icon in the School Tiles section
  2. Once Google Drive is open in a new tab, leave that tab open but click back on the Launchpoint tab
  3. From the launchpoint page, click on the new Piktochart tile you just made
  4. Once you are in piktochart, click on “Login”
  5. Then click  on Google button under “Sign in with”
  6. Then click “Allow” when prompted
  7. Enter your First and Last Name (or a nickname)
  8. Then select “Education” for type of institution
  9. Select “Student”
  10. Select age group
  11. Click Submit
  12. Click "Start Creating"
  13. You will then be taken to your Piktochart library
  14. Click “Create New” in the top right
  15. Select “Infographic” or “Printable, Reports” from template styles

Piktochart has a Gallery of Infographics created with Piktochart at https://magic.piktochart.com/gallery

With an infographic the key is to take rough text/numerical data and display in an attractive and informing graphic.

Here is an example:

You are asked to create a graph of numerical data.  Check out this video on how to graph your results in Piktochart.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

App Challenge

Hello Navi

Safe and Sound

Sit with Me

What you need to know? http://tinyurl.com/ehmsappday1