<![CDATA[Mr. Palles' Virtual Classroom - Challenge Blog]]>Mon, 07 Dec 2015 16:58:52 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Read an E-Book!]]>Sat, 02 Mar 2013 21:27:01 GMThttp://mrpallesclass.weebly.com/challenge-blog/read-an-e-bookPicture
Did you know that you can read E-Books for FREE? Click here to get directions on how to access the Westview Follett Shelf and access over 75 e-books. Read an online book and write a summary on Edmodo to unlock a new badge!

<![CDATA[Reserve a Library Book Online]]>Sat, 02 Mar 2013 20:57:15 GMThttp://mrpallesclass.weebly.com/challenge-blog/reserve-a-library-book-onlinePicture
Did you know you can access the Westview LMC online? It's easy to do! Click here to learn how to access your account. Reserve a book online and you can earn an Edmodo Badge!

<![CDATA[Minecraft Equivalent Fractions]]>Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:43:00 GMThttp://mrpallesclass.weebly.com/challenge-blog/minecraft-equivalent-fractionsPicture
Use Minecraft to illustrate EQUIVALENT Fractions! As demonstrated in class today; create equivalent fractions using Minecraft. Be sure to label (with a sign) the fractions.
If you are feeling brave, try making a video of how you made the fractions. Hypercam 3 is the software that DJbobmc and I use to make our videos. It is available for a free trial here: http://download.cnet.com/HyperCam-3/3000-13633_4-11643617.html

<![CDATA[How Soon Until We Have a Pizza Party?]]>Fri, 01 Feb 2013 01:17:54 GMThttp://mrpallesclass.weebly.com/challenge-blog/how-soon-until-we-have-a-pizza-partyAt the end of our Khan time today, we had 366,789 total class energy points. We noticed an upward trend of 50,000 points every check-in (every Tuesday and Thursday). At this rate, how long will it take to get to 1,000,000 points? Use the graph below to help answer the question.
<![CDATA[Who Wants $30,000?]]>Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:12:49 GMThttp://mrpallesclass.weebly.com/challenge-blog/who-wants-30000
You could win a $30,000 scholarship to go to college! Interested? Follow the link to learn more details.

Doodle 4 Google
<![CDATA[What do you want to learn about?]]>Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:38:51 GMThttp://mrpallesclass.weebly.com/challenge-blog/what-do-you-want-to-learn-aboutPick a topic... ANY TOPIC, that you would like to learn more about. Research the topic. Post on my blog two things that you learned about your topic. BE SURE TO INCLUDE WHERE YOU LEARNED ABOUT IT.

<![CDATA[How much do we read?]]>Fri, 11 Jan 2013 23:32:09 GMThttp://mrpallesclass.weebly.com/challenge-blog/how-much-do-we-readIf we read 20 minutes every day (outside of school), how many many minutes will we read in January? How many hours is that?
How many minutes in February? How many hours?
How many minutes in a year? How many hours?

Thanks to Luke for suggesting this question!]]>
<![CDATA[Minecraft Arrays]]>Thu, 15 Nov 2012 01:22:26 GMThttp://mrpallesclass.weebly.com/challenge-blog/minecraft-arraysPicture
This is a 4 x 6 array that used 24 blocks.
4 x 6 = 24
While playing Minecraft, create an array. Get to a place where you can clearly see the entire array and take a screenshot (press F2). Email the screenshot of the array and the following information: This is a ___ x ____ array that used ___ blocks. 
___ x ___ = ___ 
See my example on the left.

To find the location of your screenshot go to the start button on Windows XP or higher, paste the following: %appdata%\.minecraft\screenshots into the  search bar. You should be able to see your screenshot. Attach it to an email and send it to jpalles@wdsd7.org. I will add your picture to the "Our Work" tab on the class website.

For more help with screenshots, check out the Minecraft Wiki page. http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Screenshots
or this complicated YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRnzKoM5x-M

Zane (djbobmc) created this video illustrating how he made his array. GREAT JOB ZANE!!!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhPGK-e74Zo
<![CDATA[That's a lot of Minutes!]]>Mon, 05 Nov 2012 22:23:58 GMThttp://mrpallesclass.weebly.com/challenge-blog/thats-a-lot-of-minutesHow many hours are in 1,000,000 minutes?
How many days?

Show how you got your answer.]]>
<![CDATA[Columbus Rhyme]]>Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:34:26 GMThttp://mrpallesclass.weebly.com/challenge-blog/columbus-rhymePicture
Many of us know the rhyme:
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
Mr. Palles has already changed it to:
In 1492, Columbus sailed the Atlantic blue.
However, today we realized that Columbus left on his journey in 1492, but didn't return until 1493. 
Write a rhyme to help us remember what year Columbus returned.

In 1492, Columbus sailed the Atlantic blue.
In 1493,....