Monthly Archives: February 2013

#ELNC13

[Opener]: Circle Up & Group Juggle

[Student Learning Targets]:

  • I can improve my brain-function, hand-eye coordination and collaborative capacities through my involvement in The Group Juggle.
  • I can identify and analyze the ways in which the explicit use of social media and technological structures prepare students to be nimble leaders.
  • I can explore the ways in which EL Core Practices can be enhanced by the use of social media.
  • I can tell the difference between math problems and math exercises, and I can articulate the role of each in an EL math classroom.
  • I can see how mastery-based grading structures help drive individualized instruction and student reflection.

[Opening Task]: Take 3 minutes to Google yourself. Reflect on what you find.

[Framing]:
Why we created this #TredningNow Class at Validus.
[Back Channel]:
Introduction of MC Back Channel (Parking Lot) via the Twitter #elnc13
[Reading]:

Hi, this is Yasmeen Khan from SchoolBook. Can you call/email me when you have a sec to talk abt your commute? XXX-XXX-5156 ykhan@wnyc.org

[Framing II]: The story behind this reading.
[Structures]:
[Share Out and Debrief]: Backchannel Check-In
[Mathematics]:
[Synthesis]: “Learning to Lead,” and…

Class Agenda #11

Is the Expeditionary Learning National Conference trending, now?

Go to Twitter and search for the #ELNC13 hashtag.  What do you see?  If you want, participate in this conversation by writing a tweet with this hashtag.

You’re the Experts

Today from 2:30 to 4:30 in Room 235 — meet up to serve as experts in the Baltimore #TrendingNow class!

Writing Goals

Work on your Digital Media Platform. The end of the First MP is next week and each group should have something ready to go.

Programming Goals

Initial Programming Targets

  • I can use HTML to make web pages.
  • I can use Cascading Style Sheets to make my web sites beautiful.
  • I can use Javascript to make programs.

On your first progress report, you’ll receive a grade for the first two of the above targets.

Programming Challenges

Class Agenda #10

Group Juggle

[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.

Grapple Text- Social Media in the NFL

Grapple Task- Spend 5 minutes reading an contemplating this text. Spend 5 minutes writing your thoughts on this reading in your notebook. Would you invest?

Discuss- Now, move into your groups and discuss the article you just read.

Work Time- Create a to do list and continue to create a concept for your group’s platform.

Programming Discussion

I. The Questions

  • Is it a good idea to teach computer programming in high schools?  Why or why not?
  • Should all students be required to take a computer programming class in high school?  Why or why not?
  • Should computer programming credits count toward the math requirements for high school graduation?

II. Readings – take 10 minutes to read one or more of these articles.  Be ready to share one great sentence from your reading.

III. The Venue

  • Today’s Meet
  • Twitter
  • Google Hangout
  • Other

Programming Goals

Initial Programming Targets

  • I can use HTML to make web pages.
  • I can use Cascading Style Sheets to make my web sites beautiful.
  • I can use Javascript to make programs.

On your first progress report, you’ll receive a grade for the first two of the above targets.

Programming Challenges