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

Class Agenda #9

Group Juggle SLTs- 

  • I can determine the central ideas, themes, or conclusions of a text. (R2)- This means that I can understand and use quality information that I find from the web.
  • I can develop creative products using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. (W3)- This means that my personal blog, weekly trend report and my tweets are carefully constructed.

[Weekly Research Assignment]: 20 Minutes  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.

The Pitch- at your tables, share the gist of the stories you found. You will have 10 Minutes to think of “a pitch’ for a new product or service that could directly relate to something trending at your table. ELNC Practice Back Channel- http://todaysmeet.com/ELNCPractice

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.

A Bunch of Educators Walk Into a Room…

Dear Validus #TrendingNow,

Next Thursday, Messrs. Boccheciamp and Dunseith will spend a few hours sharing the work of this year’s #TrendingNow class with a group of teachers and school leaders at the Expeditionary Learning Schools National Conference in Baltimore, MD.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to participate in this conversation in one of two ways:

  1. We would like you to be experts on this work.  As students, how do you see the role of technology in the classroom?  Should computers, social media, and other online technology play a role in your classes?  What is your advice to teachers on how to make the best use of new technology?
  2. We would like to give you access to an expert audience.  As we meet with other teachers and educational leaders, do you have any questions for our group?  What are some important education issues that you’d like us to talk about?

Please post your thoughts and answers to either of these two prompts in the comments to this page.

Stay tuned for more ways to participate in our class next Thursday.

Class Agenda #8

Group Juggle

Group Juggle

SLTs- 

  • I can determine the central ideas, themes, or conclusions of a text. (R2)- This means that I can understand and use quality information that I find from the web.
  • I can develop creative products using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. (W3)- This means that my personal blog, weekly trend report and my tweets are carefully constructed.

[Weekly Research Assignment]: 20 Minutes  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.

The Pitch- at your tables, share the gist of the stories you found. You will have 10 Minutes to think of “a pitch’ for a new product or service that could directly relate to something trending at your table.

How are we preparing for next Thursday?

  • Can all students prepare an insight and/or question for our panel of experts in the MC?
  • Tech & social media in education — best practices as told by our students

Which kids are available from 2:30 to 4:30? / What can we offer?

Programming:

Code Academy went down – we all lost some points.

I have to go back to the recipe card.  (Should we just work together?)

How quickly can you catch up?

Class Agenda #7

Group Juggle

Sit in your Groups

What’s been assigned so far:

  • 3 Weekly Trend Reports- Make sure these are complete
  • 2 Article Responses- Make sure these are thoughtful
  • 1 Digital Media Platform to construct. First Check-In will be Thursday, February 21, 2013

Create a “TO-Do List” and get some stuff done.