Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in 5th GATErs, 6th GATErs, Technology, Uncategorized | Posted on April 20, 2011

Here are some of the Prezis some of the GATErs made for their end of unit presenation.  I am so impressed!

By Jayna, Alayah, and Samantha, 5th GATErs


By Deanna, 6th GATEr

by Alecs, 6th GATEr (using depth and complexity)

Did you know?


Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in iVIE, Technology, Uncategorized | Posted on March 28, 2011

frontofschool3rd grade Excel students are creating a digital storytelling movie about our school! They are creating the content and recording everything! The final product will be entered into a contest for the city of Chula Vista. To find out more about this fun project, check out the district’s website.

Stand Up to Cyberbullying


Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in Technology | Posted on March 23, 2011

Check out this video
Stand Up to Cyberbullying

Then play this game:
Friend Finder

Don’t forget to correctly cite your sources!


Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in Technology | Posted on March 15, 2011

I have noticed that some of you are listing Google, You Tube, or Wikipedia as a source.  These are just search engines that help you FIND your resources.  Below is the correct way to cite your sources:

“Types of Volcanoes.”  Enchanted Learning. 8 January 2011

You must include the name of the article, the name of the website, the date you visited it (approximately) and the web address.  This will give credit to the person(s) who gave you that information.

Create a Comic!


Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in Technology | Posted on March 10, 2011

The website of the week is Comic Creator by Read, Write, Think.  What can you create?

How to create a great Prezi


Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in Technology | Posted on March 1, 2011

Some of you are creating Prezis for your project.  Check out this Prezi created by Adam Somlai-Fischer:

Citing Your Sources


Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in 5th GATErs, 6th GATErs, Inquiry, Technology | Posted on February 15, 2011

When a scholar learns something from a resource, he/she needs to give credit to the source.  Watch the video below to learn about copyright. 

If you use parts of someone else’s work (document, website, book, picture, music or video) you MUST give them credit.Here is an example of how to cite a website that you used:

“Types of Volcanoes.” Enchanted Learning. 8 June 2005 <>

A Picture is Worth…


Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in Technology | Posted on February 10, 2011

Last week we talked about copyright and how we can’t just use any image. So what can we do?

  1. Use Creative Commons images

Flick CC images have been shared with the public and can be used if you give credit to the owner. (blocked at school)

Microsoft Office Clip Art can be used at school.

2. Use your own photos.

Take pictures with your camera or draw a picture on paper and take a photo of it.

3. Create your own images using a range of different tools

Use the Paint tools on your computer

How will we be evaluated?


Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in 6th GATErs, ePals, Water | Posted on February 8, 2011

Today you will start working on your end of the unit project for Water.  We will be working on this for about a month during GATE time, so be creative!  These projects will be shown during Open House. 

What am I looking for?  Click to see the rubric from ePals.

How will you show what you’ve learned??


Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in 5th GATErs, ePals, Inquiry, Natural Disasters, Technology, Uncategorized | Posted on January 20, 2011

We have been studying Natural Disasters for a few months now and it’s time for you to show what you know!  You will become experts on one natural disaster and work in small groups to share the information you have found. Within each small group, you will collaborate to prepare a natural disaster preparedness presentation containing the following information:


  1. What are characteristics of the natural disaster?
  2. What warning does it give?
  3. What was the most memorable historical incident involving the natural disaster studied? When did it occur?
  4. Where else has the natural disaster occurred?
  5. Explain what can be done to prepare for the studied natural disaster.
  6. Explain the steps to take if a disaster occurs.

Presentation Options

Presentations should creatively show what you’ve learned.  For example,

Today, I need to know your plans.  Fill out the form below with your group.