White Oak Middle School students had the opportunity to attend the Students in Technology Conference at Region 7 Education Service Center on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Students were able to create interactive posters using Poster My Wall and Thinglink in addition to coding Spheros and Ozobots. Check out all the fun and creativity our students displayed in the video below.
Recently, the Roughneck Book Club began reading The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm with Medina Middle School in Medina, Tennessee. Our students started by introducing themselves and asking the Medina students questions about the first few chapters.
A special thanks to Krista Grace, Medina Middle School Library Media Specialist, who is coordinating with us. Stay tuned for more news about this book club partnership!
Powered Libraries is an initiative of the Texas Library Association. Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has declared Thursday, September 15, 2016 as “Power Up at Your Library Day,” and it is a wonderful opportunity to showcase today’s library. The modern library should be the heart of the school emphasizing student voice and providing opportunities for young people to tinker, create and explore. Libraries have transformed into innovative centers of learning. Here at White Oak Middle School, our media center strives to inspire students to become innovative learners who critically evaluate informational resources, solve problems creatively, and foster a lifelong love of reading.
Book Club 2016
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“Just make a mark and see where it takes you.”
-Vashti’s Teacher, The Dot
Peter H. Reynolds wrote The Dot in 2003 and inspired young people everywhere to celebrate their creativity. Each year in September students around the world celebrate Dot Day by making global connections and creating works of art. What are you creating for #DotDay?
Our students at WOMS celebrated by creating 3D dots with QuiverVision. The QuiverVision Dot Day page is free to download and print for your students. They can design their very own dot and bring it to life! By viewing the students’ dots through the free QuiverVision app (iOS & Andriod), their works of art turn into 3D masterpieces.
Helping students learn how to navigate our digital world is a priority at White Oak Middle School. We want to ensure every student has the opportunity to learn in a safe online environment. Through Common Sense Media, our sixth, seventh and eighth graders will participate in a curriculum designed to help students learn to make safe, responsible and respectful digital decisions. Beginning in September, students will start completing lessons in the Digital Passport curriculum. The lessons are designed to educate students about cyberbullying, online messages, copyright infringement and effective ways to search for information online. Please help support our digital citizenship initiative by asking your student to share the skills he/she is learning in the Digital Passport curriculum. Help all of our students become Digital Citizenship Superheroes!