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                  New school


I just had a 3 month long summer break and I heard some of my friends talking about how the school has advanced in technology a lot since last year. Tomorrow is my first day of seventh grade, I’m super excited to go back I want to see how much it has advanced.

      I get to school the next day and it was crazy. 

Instead of stairs there was escalators. Instead of combinations on our lockers there were eye scanners that opened when you put your eye up to it. The lockers also talked to you like it was a person when I open my locker it said, “Hello Vinnie how was your summer”? You can talk back to it too. Then I walked into my first hour and the teacher was a robot. The boards were touch screen we also had Ipads at each seat. The vending machines were touch screen and talked to you too. It had a screen wit everything it it and it had anything you could think of. From bags of chips to candy to actual food it was insane.

      Now that I have seen it, it has its advantages and its disadvantages. I think there is more advantages than disadvantages but you never know it could change. I like it pretty well. 


Your Wiki Page


This is your individual wiki page for 7th grade English.  You can delete some or all of these words after you read them and make this page look the way you want it to look.  (You'll still be able to see them on the Template page under the Folders for each hour)



You will be graded on your wiki at several points this school year:

  • you will have the option of posting your final drafts on your wiki page; other times it will be a requirement.  Either way, you will receive credit on those assignments for your efforts and for the quality of your post

  • you will have a Writing Portfolio grade due at the end of each semester (January and June).  More information about this assignment is on the Writing Portfolio page


Here are some other things to keep in mind: 

  • you and your parents signed a form saying you will use this wiki responsibly
    • please do not put others down or use profanity (or upload any songs/videos that use profanity)
    • keep any comments you make on other wiki pages positive and school-focused
  • make your page uniquely yours 
    • share your hobbies, activities, favorite sport teams, extra writing...
  • use your time well when we have computer time
    • this means that you don't talk too much and/or be distracted by your friends when you have time to work
    • this also means that you try your hardest and do your best
    • if you don't finish your assignments in the time allowed, it becomes homework
  • part of the fun of wikis, and websites in general, is that you can create links to other websites
    • if you include something about Yellowstone National Park in your writing, you can create a link to it
      • find the web address for Yellowstone National Park and copy it (right click, Copy)
      • highlight the word you want to be the link (Yellowstone, for example)
      • on this page (in Edit mode), click on the globe above that says "Insert/Edit Link" if you scroll over it
      • under "Link type" choose URL
      • paste the Yellowstone address in the lower box and click OK
      • click on Save in the lower left corner and then see if it worked
  • here are a couple tips when changing the background color
    • for some reason, pbwiki's editing program doesn't seem to allow a whole page background change (if you figure it out, let me know).  So, you may have to fill in the section in which you want to change the color; you can do this by using the Tab key on your keyboard.  Tab through the area, then highlight it.  Then go up to the Background Color tab (above, left) and change the color to one you like
    • make sure you choose a color isn't too dark; the font color (black, for example) needs to be able to be read over your background color (brown background would make a black font hard to read).
  • here are a couple tips regarding font choice
    • please stay somewhat consistent with your font choice; it's easier to read than... if it changes too often
    • try to make the font size of titles a bit larger; you can use the Format area above and choose a Heading
  • keep your wiki page organized
    • feel free to add a page that's linked to your page if you want; it's a good idea to make a link back to your page
    • if you add photos, include brief captions about what's going on or who is in the photos or why the photo is on your wiki (no last names, please) and give credit to the source of the photos
    • you can make folders on the Side Bar area; maybe a folder for each of your other three Core areas (Social Studies, Science, and Math) and/or a Hobbies Folder
  • please do not add plugins right away; we will get there at some point.



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