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A School In the Coulee Podcast

The Coulee Kids Podcast is brought to you by seventh grade students in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It takes cooperative skills, technology expertise, and solid content knowledge to create each academic segment. This unique, middle school podcast provides a window into the world of adolescents as we showcase student work from language arts, social studies, science, and math.

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Personification Poems - Group Three

We used the website Blabberize to practice the 6 Trait writing skill of voice and the figurative language technique personification.

3 Jun 2011

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Personification Poems - Group One

We used the website Blabberize to practice the 6 Trait writing skill of voice and the figurative language technique personification.

1 Jun 2011

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Bev Goes To Amsterdam

During our study of Europe, students chose from a variety of ways to display their new learning including a travel brochure, podcast, website, a class presentation, and more. Bev created a podcast about Amsterdam.

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Social Studies Cooking Show

This was a choice project created by Sam to share his knowledge during our social studies unit on the Middle East.

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Taquara School Project 6

During the Coulee Kids study of biodiversity, we communicated with a group of high school students and adults from an organization called i2P. Impossible to Possible hiked almost 125 miles through the Amazon River Basin in Brazil to raise awareness of the biodiversity and culture of the area. Our teachers challenged us to become effective global citizens and make the lives better for the people of Brazil, so we created this project to educate and inform our viewing audience. With today's technology tools, we can communicate and interact with people from other countries and actually get involved in making the world a better place. This project created by Austin, Colten, Sam, and Zach http://impossible2possible.com/extraordinary

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Taquara School Project 2

During the Coulee Kids study of biodiversity, we communicated with a group of high school students and adults from an organization called i2P. Impossible to Possible hiked almost 125 miles through the Amazon River Basin in Brazil to raise awareness of the biodiversity and culture of the area. Our teachers challenged us to become effective global citizens and make the lives better for the people of Brazil, so we created this project to educate and inform our viewing audience. With today's technology tools, we can communicate and interact with people from other countries and actually get involved in making the world a better place. This project created by Ethan, Jacob, and Lawton. http://impossible2possible.com/extraordinary

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I Appreciate... (2)

For the first podcast of the 2010-2011 school year, the Coulee Kids shared something that they appreciate. We focused on word choice and learning GarageBand. We are excited to begin podcasting and can't wait to see how our podcast will evolve this year!

25 Jan 2010

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Cameron - Newbery Award Winning Prediction

The Newbery project was a readers’ challenge that promised to be an “award winning” experience. Students diligently read twenty current novels, which were possible contenders for the 2010 Newbery Medal. The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author with the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children in the United States during the preceding year. The goals of the Mock Newbery Challenge were to enrich and extend the current 7th grade language arts curriculum, to enhance higher level thinking skills through debating, persuasive speaking and writing, literary analysis, and much more. After reading and critically examining all 20 novels, students determined the one they felt best met the Newbery criteria and created this podcast to convince others.

4 Jan 2010

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Incredible! A Frog Dissection

The Coulee Kids have been studying amphibians. These unique creatures live a “double life” as they rely on the land and the water to grow from an egg to a tadpole to a froglet to an adult frog. Because amphibians depend so heavily on land and water for survival, they are excellent ecological indicators telling us if something is right or wrong with our environment. As we explored further into the Phylum Chordata, we found out that frogs and humans aren’t so different than we originally predicted. Actually, they have very similar body systems with comparable organs and tissues as we have in our human body. In this Coulee Kids podcast, you will hear about each frog body system and its correlating forms and functions. You will see a close-up Proscope photo of our frog dissection, which allowed us to closely examine each system first hand. To add a clever literary twist to our scientific study, we added interjections, oh my, and appositives, phrases which clarify the noun. This was an enjoyable challenge to bring together both language arts skills and science knowledge.

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MY STORY – A Collection of Personal Narratives

For this podcast, the Coulee Kids wrote personal narratives. A personal narrative is a story about an event in the life of the writer. It is written from the author’s point of view and recreates an incident by showing, not telling, which meant we had to be creative with our word choice. The 6-trait skill we focused on for this piece was voice, more specifically, YOU hearing OUR voice in our writing. We went through the writing process and concentrated on reading fluency so that our audience would enjoy the presentation. Podject Leader: Grace

26 Dec 2008

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Classic Poetry Slam - R4

The Coulee Kids studied figurative language, making sophisticated connections to literature, and how to effectively use emphasis, inflection, tone, and pace when performing a podcast. Students learned about copyright issues and were introduced to topics such as public domain and Creative Commons licenses. Flickr was used as a tool to gather photographs. In a live poetry slam, it is the audience’s obligation to respond to the poet in some way whether clapping, cheering, booing, or snapping their fingers. We are asking for a virtual response, but since we are kids, only positive responses please. Who knows, your comments may show up in our next podcast! If you would like to respond, call us at 1-612-241-6109. A recording will be made of your voice and sent to our email address as a quicktime file. Keep in mind, our teacher will review all messages before sharing! Podject Director: Tana

20 Nov 2008

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Happy Constitution Day!

Welcome to the first podcast of the 2008-2009 school year! Most Americans know that the Fourth of July is our nation's birthday, but do you know that September 17, 1787, is the birth of the United States government? It is the day on which delegates to the Philadelphia Convention completed and signed the U.S. Constitution. Constitution Day is intended to celebrate not only the birthday of our government, but the ideas that make us Americans. The Coulee Kids created this podcast as a way to honor our constitution. Happy Constitution Day!

17 Sep 2008

Rank #14

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Painted Lady Butterfly-Choua, Josh, and Sierra

We have been keeping arthropods alive in the classroom. How exciting it must have been for the bugs to travel to our school and live amongst teenagers for a few months. For this podcast, each seventh grader created a lesson on either needs of living things, adaptations, or reproduction and development – from the bug’s point of view!

31 Dec 2007

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Millipedes-Brianna, Corey, Cheyanne and Sydney

We have been keeping arthropods alive in the classroom. How exciting it must have been for the bugs to travel to our school and live amongst teenagers for a few months. For this podcast, each seventh grader created a lesson on either needs of living things, adaptations, or reproduction and development – from the bug’s point of view!

24 Dec 2007

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Japanese Haikus

Coulee Kids wrote Haikus after completing a unit of study on Japan.

24 May 2007

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Chromosomal Disorders

Learn more about three chromosomal disorders: Down Syndrome, Cri du Chat, and Turner Syndrome. You will be amazed to find out how slight chromosomal mutations can make a large impact on physical development.

12 Apr 2007

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Applied Genetics

During our Applied Genetics Unit, we explored selective breeding, cloning, gene therapy, and DNA fingerprinting. Not only did we study the facts, but we made individual choices about which scientific advances fit our own ethical viewpoints.

6 Apr 2007

Rank #19

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Teenage Chicken Soup Chapter 5

Without even realizing it, we have learned a lot about life in the 12 – 13 years we have been alive. We have an abundance of life stories that we think about long after they have occurred, the ones that make us laugh or cry. These stories are the kind we tell our friends and may someday remember to tell our own children. This podcast is about celebrating the life lessons we have learned.

2 Feb 2007

Rank #20