My experience with our (re)Search party was very positive. I enjoyed the freedom you gave us and the ability to learn about someone we thought was funny,cool, or interesting. I chose someone I thought was very funny, and I found out so much more about this person. I think this lesson is very personalized and is great especially for a group that is individually interested in different things. (Mia)
I loved the (re)search party. I liked the idea of creating a PowerPoint on a video game developer. I learned so many things that I would have never known like the fact that Gabe Newell is 54 years old. I liked how it was laid back. (Michael)
I really enjoyed the Research Party. I loved the fact that we could research almost anyone that we wanted to, and I learned a lot more about my person that I had never known before. I also really enjoyed the snack part of the party because the snacks inspired me to work harder, the system I used was for every 2 facts I typed I ate some Chex Mix. I am very excited for the next research party to learn more about something that interests me. (Austin)
Doing the research party was a really fun experience for me. I enjoyed the freedom of choosing who you would like to research about and you were able to keep facts and important information in anything you wanted, such as a doc, a slide, and so much more. Doing this activity actually helped me learn more about how Google Slides worked. I learned that on some computers, in order to put a picture in you need to drag it onto the tab your slideshow is on and then you place it there. But on other computers you could not do that, so you had to save the image before putting it on the slide, or you had to go into insert and then hit image and search there. I really enjoyed doing this activity, and I hope we can do it again this year! (Riley)
My experience working on the (re)Search Party project was amazing. All we were assigned to do is research about a person that we are interested in. It was the first project that really let me do what I wanted to do. There are no guidelines, no rubric, no nothing. Just you to make the decisions, about the whole project, so I did Bill Gates. The first day I started researching all about him. I found out about his background, his family, and even his life after Microsoft. I learned a ton of throughout the whole project, like Bill Gates' kids, didn't get phones until they were 14, and Bill Gates isn't giving his kids any of his fortune. By far this is my favorite project I have ever done, and I can't wait to do it again. (Tim)
Seventh grade students explored the 9-11 Memorial Website and created found poems. Enjoy this sample.
Crashes into floors 93 through 99
Hundreds inside instantly killed
Am I going to have to jump?
It's exploding right now
My son's there and I'm not leaving without him
I don't know
It's exploding right now
Cracking, loud cracking
I couldn't move
The collapse lasted forever
No skin, no hair, just burnt
They were going up to their death
A wall of dust and debris
It looked so moon-like
A track of white where their tears came down
Within me is...