Monthly Archives: December 2012

Class Agenda #33

Group Juggle

I can improve my brain-function, hand-eye coordination and collaborative capacities through my involvement in The Group Juggle.

Large Circle-

Review Work Plans

Work Time-

Reporters- Write and research your first articles if possible

Copy Writers/Editors- Choose AT LEAST 2 of the following Brain Pop Grammatical Exercises – e-mail the results to boccheciamp@validusprep.org

Editors/Analyst/Colorists- Should we “re-brand” our site?- http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/rebrand-your-social-media-profiles/ –  Think of a plan for how we should expand our brand.

Web Designers- Get familiar with how to use WordPress

Extra Time- Personal Blogs

Math Learning Targets: What is your action plan?

Problem Set #11 / Vacation Packet

  1. Problem Solving: putting your best work on the page, even if it’s not perfect.
  2. Composite Functions: here’s what high school math looked like for almost a century.
  3. Delta Math

A few example problems.

Work Time

  • Excel Exploration #4 is due tomorrow (12/21/12)
  • Get started on Problem Set #11
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Grade Reports for Math SLTs

[Grade Reports]: Follow these instructions carefully

  1. Click on this link to get the document.  You must be signed into your Validus account to access this document.
  2. Click on File –> Make a Copy
  3. Name the file: #TN Grades YOUR NAME
  4. Share the file with Mr. Dunseith (dunseith@validusprep.org)
  5. Sign into the Jumprope Student Portal
  6. Find the math targets of this #TrendingNow class.  In your grades, it might show up as ALGEBRA 2 or STATISTICS.  Either way, it’s the class with the same SLT’s listed in your Grade Report
  7. Follow the instructions to fill out the chart and make a plan for the rest of the semester.
  8. Send Mr. Dunseith an email requesting ideas for work on any of these eight SLTs.
  9. Note that you can use a chart like this for ANY CLASS you want!

Class Agenda #32

SLTs:

  • I can hold an important job in the #TrendingNow Digital Media Platform
  • I can improve my brain-function, hand-eye coordination and collaborative capacities through my involvement in The Group Juggle.

Large Circle-

  • Overview of the class- Today we will meet with our classmates with similar roles.
  • Whip Around- What role did you choose in our Digital Media Platform?

Tasks-

  • When we meet in groups we’ll need a facilitator, a note taker, a time keeper
  • Organize by similar roles: Reporters/Copy Writers/Photographers, Editors/Web Design, Editor-in-Chief/Analyst/Colorist

Editor-in-Chief/Analyst/Colorist

  • What should your responsibilities be?
  • What do you think the work flow for the pieces of this platform should be?
  • What do you think our digital media platform should focus on?
  • What are some necessary steps to get ahead?

Editors/Web Design

  • What should your responsibilities be?
  • What is your vision for how this platform should look and function?
  • Is your vision realistic for our class? (If no- how can we adjust your vision to fit the restraints of our class?)

Reporters/Copy Writers/Photographers

  • What should your responsibilities be?
  • What do you want to focus your reporting efforts on? Individually? As a group of content providers?

Rest Of Class- 

  • Work on your assignment for the school platform.
  • Personal Blog
  • Finish your Trending Research Essay.

Looking at Your Options

I have received emails about a few of the learning targets.  Here is the plan for each one:

  • 5 students asked for more work on Habit 5: I can make strategic use of appropriate tools.  
  • 3 students asked for more work on SLT TN1.  If you want to raise your grade from a 0 on this SLT, the best way to do it is to submit the Capacity Matrix.  If you’re not sure what to put on the Capacity Matrix, send me an email, or click here.
  • 2 students each asked for help on TN4, Habit 3 and Habit 4.  You will receive a homework packet over break regarding these learning targets.

Delta Math debrief.

Excel Exploration #4

Class Agenda #31

[Opener]: Circle Up, Group Juggle

SLT- I can improve my brain-function, hand-eye coordination and collaborative capacities through my involvement in The Group Juggle.

[Weekly Research Assignment]:

SLT- I can present ideas, arguments, and evidence logically and formally in a way is appropriate to my purpose, audience, and task.

Use your research skills to find something that is trending now. Could be from the weekend. Could be from last week. Then, use your writing skills to draft an essay of about 250 words that does the following:

  • (NEW) You must use and cite MULTIPLE SOURCES in your essay.
  • Summarize the story.
  • Analyze the story- Ask yourself, why did this story trend?
  • Predict- What are the outcomes or implications of this story?
  • Cite- Credit your sources using our MLA Format
  • Tweet- Share your links with your twitter followers.

 

[Debrief]: Circle Up, share out essay topics.

[Grade Reports]: Follow these instructions carefully

  1. Click on this link to get the document.  You must be signed into your Validus account to access this document.
  2. Click on File –> Make a Copy
  3. Name the file: #TN Grades YOUR NAME
  4. Share the file with Mr. Dunseith (dunseith@validusprep.org)
  5. Sign into the Jumprope Student Portal
  6. Find the math targets of this #TrendingNow class.  In your grades, it might show up as ALGEBRA 2 or STATISTICS.  Either way, it’s the class with the same SLT’s listed in your Grade Report
  7. Follow the instructions to fill out the chart and make a plan for the rest of the semester.
  8. Send Mr. Dunseith an email requesting ideas for work on any of these eight SLTs.
  9. Note that you can use a chart like this for ANY CLASS you want!

[Work Time]: There is a Delta Math assignment that ends at midnight tonight.  Joisis already has 100% on it, and has earned a 4 on SLT TN4.  If you would like to request other assignments, you can do that now.

[Looking Ahead]: We won’t hit all 10 Math Content SLTs this semester.  We will skip SLTs TN5 and TN6.  In January, at a minimum, we will work on SLTs TN7 and TN8.

Class Agenda #30

SLT- I can identify and report on important trends in current culture.

Large Circle- Review Agenda I

Independent Research- Google Zeitgeist for the USA

Task I: The Research (15 Minutes)

  • Spend 10 Minutes looking through the results of the top American Search Trends of 2012
  • Spend 5 Minutes jotting down your reactions and analysis to these trends in your Notebook. What is the research telling you?

Task II: Discuss (5 Minutes)

  • In your groups, WHIP AROUND to share your findings at your table.

LAP TOP NORMS INTERRUPTION

Task III- The Pitch (15 Minutes)

  • Based on your research and discussion, think of a “START UP”
  • Flesh out some of the details in your Start Up- What is the problem or observation that you’re identifying? Who’s the target audience? What will your product do?
  • Prepare your Pitch

Task IV- The Pitch II

  • The Pitch Person shares out. Remember that this person has to believe in the product.

Closing Whip Around- 

Class Agenda #29

[Opener!]: Group Juggle- I can improve my brain function, hand-eye  coordination, and my collaborative capacities with The Group Juggle.

[Weekly Research Assignment]:

SLT- I can present ideas, arguments, and evidence logically and formally in a way is appropriate to my purpose, audience, and task.

Use your research skills to find something that is trending now. Could be from the weekend. Could be from last week. Then, use your writing skills to draft an essay of about 250 words that does the following:

  • (NEW) You must use and cite MULTIPLE SOURCES in your essay.
  • Summarize the story.
  • Analyze the story- Ask yourself, why did this story trend?
  • Predict- What are the outcomes or implications of this story?
  • Cite- Credit your sources using our MLA Format
  • Tweet- Share your links with your twitter followers.

Feel free to continue to browse through Twitter when this is complete. You don’t need to become involved in any discussion threads. Instead, use your Twitter feed as a reader and find interesting things to read and learn.

[New Math Content SLT]: TN4 – I can find the inverse of one function and the composition of multiple functions.

  • Return Check in Quizzes / Go over any questions
  • Capacity Matrix for SLT TN4
  • New Delta Math Assignment for SLT TN4.
    • Due Monday at 11:59 pm
    • 100% = 4; 85% = 3; 70% =2 on this SLT
  • I’ll take Problem Set #10 if you turn it in by 10:40 today.