November Slide Decks
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October Slide Deck Playlist
Here is a new playlist for all the slide decks in October. You can still scroll down the page to find the slide decks from August and September.
Making up work in Humanities Class
After you have checked your grade, you might be wondering how to make up missing work. Well, here is a document with full instructions for English assignments. In order to click the links, you are going to need to click HERE, rather than trying to click in the document below.
If you want to make up work from History class, click here to go to the document.
Reading Log Form
Since you will be reading for 30 minutes a night, four nights a week, I've made a form to help you track your progress. We will be filling out this form together for the first few weeks, but eventually you will fill out the form after completing your reading each night.
Week #2 (8/25 - 8/29)
To make it easier to find everything, I have added all the work for this course to this playlist. You can click on any step to be taken to the slide deck or website that will help you complete any assignments you have missed.
Week #1 (8/21/14 - 8/22/14)
On Thursday we did the Marshmallow Challenge and filled out the pink information sheet.
On Friday, we completed the first paragraph of the Letter to My 6th Grade Teacher, a writing assignment all 6th graders complete. Then we watched about seven minutes of the video below about mindset and took notes on the main ideas.
1st/2nd period watched seven minutes, and 6th/7th watched six minutes. Make sure you take notes on everything you think is important, then answer these questions afterwards:
Week #11 (11/4-11/8)
For the majority of this week, we analysed videos and then prepared for the TED Talk Festival. We did an activity where we watched a sample TED Talk and graded it on the rubric we used for the TED Talk Festival.
Week #12 (11/11-11/15)
We did not have school on Monday, and we spent Thursday and Friday running TEDxEBA.
Here is a picture of what was completed/worked on in class on each day:
For the TED Talk presentation, you had to answer a self-selected question. Then you have to have a visual (poster, video, powerpoint, etc.) & present for 2-3 mins. Here is a reflection we did after the presentations, and an activity in taking collaborative notes. We also read Looking for Alaska.
To make up any of the work missed, see Ms. Morris. The majority of the work was in preparing the presentation, so as long as you present, you can get credit for what was done in class.
Week #13 (11/18-11/22)
Here is a document describing the video assignment and what we did in the lab on Tuesday and Thursday, 11/19 & 11/21. On Wednesday, 11/20, we did Genius Hour. All students were required to make something during the period that showed something they learned in this course first trimester. If you were absent, you can make this up by talking to Ms. Morris. On Friday, 1st and 2nd period watched make-up presentations and 3rd period worked on their video scripts.
For the majority of these two weeks, we have been reading the novel Looking for Alaska. Here is a digital copy of the book, and here is the page where the videos are housed.
We also had Choice Day (10/30).
On Monday and Tuesday (10/28-10/29), we developed some questions about a topic that interested us, and we made some tag clouds that described school. We also came up with some Looking for Alaska questions.
On Thursday (10/31) and Friday (11/1), we were in the lab making MentorMob playlists and beginning the research to answer our questions. We added 4-5 good sources to our playlist to answer that question.
1st period 10/31: We watched a video called Dave and Trey Go To Africa.
Motivation and Success Assessment - We watched Dan Ariely's video called "What makes us feel good about our work?" and answered the following questions: 1. What is the main idea of the video? 2. How can we use the information in this video to make students care more about their schoolwork at EBA?
Field Trip - We went to the Oakland Museum of California on Thursday, 10/10. We completed an assignment there. See me if you were absent.
Feedback for DTP - We watched and provided feedback for the Photo Journal project groups in North Carolina. If you missed the activity, you should at least watch the video of proposals.
Project Days - For project days, the assignments are in the Power of One Project page.
Work for brain/learning unit
In order to make it as easy as possible to make up assigned work, I have created this playlist of files to allow you to look through them more easily. Also, all the warm-up and longer videos are in the first two steps, which are included as YouTube playlists. Note: not every class watched every video.
If you need any of the notes I've taken in class, either on the board or on paper, look in this playlist. Note that there are multiple copies of notes sometimes, and each one includes the period from which those notes originated.
Finally, the video playlists seem to have trouble embedding on MentorMob playlists. So here they are. The first is the videos we have watched for content, such as the TED Talks, and the videos about education. The second is the warm-up videos we've watched.
Cheryl Morris & Andrew Thomasson