MidLink Magazine
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MidLink Calendar

Meet the Candidates
Great Authors Project

Holes Web Quest
Come Fly with Me
Musical Instrument Web
Stormy Weather

Excuse Busters!
Political Cartooning
Eleanor Rigby Project
Novel Knowledge
Stories from the Streets

Statistics: A Curiosity!
Walls That Talk
Windows to Understanding
Echoes: Great Poets
If Stones Could Speak

Starry Messenger














































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  • Meet the Candidates WebQuest:  Your students will learn about candidates and elections as they participate in this timely project by working in teams to research platforms and policies, develop marketing plans, or plan for public awareness campaigns.  All links are included and teacher planning materials are available for convenience. 
    Teacher-Editor: Karen Kliegman, Library Media Specialist
    Searingtown Elementary School, Albertson, NY http://herrickses.org/searingtown/


  • Great Authors Project - Senior English students read biographies and other works by their favorite author.  They chose a key passage  that typified the writer's interests and style, and also included a short passage to explain the author's true passion--the essence of the writing. The results are not only informative, they are entertaining.  Vonnegut, Hemmingway, Tolkien and the like come alive on these media-rich web pages.
    Teacher-Editor, Carole Hamilton 
    Cary Academy, Cary, NC http://www.caryacademy.org

  • Holes Web Quest - After reading Holes, the story of Stanley Yelnats and his family curse, these students realized how interconnected our world is. They had discussions about fitting in, juvenile justice, racism and prejudice, and family connections and relationships. Next they took their study one step beyond the fictional characters into the real world and created a Web Quest. During this Web Quest they invite you to investigate these same themes. Using the links provided you can “dig” your way to the truth.
    Teacher-Editor, Ms. Kubik and Media Specialist, Will Haines,
    Greece Athena Middle School, Rochester, NY http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/ath/

  • Come Fly with Me - This math-based telecollaborative project will join middle school math students (Grades 5-8) from around the globe in a collaborative learning venture that centers on data collection and analysis. From October 1- December 31, 2004, participating classrooms will collect and work with real data by analyzing and drawing conclusions gathered while flying paper airplanes at their school. students will calculate mean distances and post results. Data will help classes enter into a discussion about why some airplanes traveled further than others. The class with the best class mean will be
    posted and celebrated by January 15, 2005.
    Brenda A. Dyck, Master’s Academy and College


  • Musical Instrument Web - These students study instruments from the inside out!  First they learned about the history and development of the sound, then they described how it ALL works. Finally, they composed and recorded their original sound files and posted them on the web.  Using original sound files is a great way to add sound to any multimedia project while staying within copyright guidelines!
    Teacher-Editor, Eric Grush,
    Cary Academy, Cary, NC http://www.caryacademy.org

  • Stormy Weather - It's almost that time again...hurricane season!  But what leads to stormy weather? Learn about the elements that create storm systems, and learn to cope with the devastating impact storms have on the people of the world, today! Learn to use the Internet and software tools while doing atmosphere investigations for the high school, Earth/Space Science Classroom. All activities, especially the Weather Hunt, Storm Sampler and The Perfect Storm, are designed for use by cooperative groups and culminate in a final shared presentation. The Weather Hotlist and the Weather Scrapbook are easily adapted for use by individual students.
    Editor: Stephanie Stevenson
    Division of Instructional Technology, Duval County Public Schools, Jacksonville, FL http://www.educationcentral.org/