Monthly Archives: September 2013

Class Agenda #8 – A quote and a demonstration.

Opening Circle- Comment on the quote below.

Quote of the Day-

~“The truly educated man (person) is that rare individual who can separate reality from illusion.”

Anonymous

Task #1 – 15 minutes

  • Interpret this quote in your digital notebook.  (Inform)
  • Think of one example that can support your interpretation. (argue)
  • Explain how your example supports your interpretation. (persuade)

Independent Reading-

Mini-Lesson

  • An overview of Lumosity and Cognitive Training

Practice- Together

Class/Homework-

In the comment section below, post one observation, something you’re excited about, or something you’re concerned with about our Lumosity project.

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Class Agenda # 7 – Wait, we’re having a quiz?

Opening Circle- 

Review quiz instructions.

Quiz-

Part 1- Send a formal informative e-mail to Mr. Boccheciamp.

  • Choose your favorite novel opening from this week’s work
  • Give a formal greeting.
  • Introduce your selection.
  • Copy the entry completely into the body of the e-mail. Don’t forget to use “”s
  • Explain why you chose this selection and what you like about it. (Hint, if the reason is because it’s short, try to work a little harder.)
  • Thank me for reading your e-mail, being a wonderful teacher/inspiration
  • Sign off.
  • Don’t forget a subject line in your e-mail.

Part II- Send either a formal argumentative e-mail OR a formal persuasive e-mail to your Crew Advisor.

  • CC Mr. Boccheciamp in this e-mail.
  • Use a formal greeting and a cordial tone (look it up if you don’t know)
  • Either disagree with something from crew and try to set it straight, or try to persuade your Crew Advisor to do something for you or your crew.
  • Thank them
  • Sign off.
  • Don’t forget a subject line.

Left over time-

  • Finish copying your 30 openings.
  • Silently reflect on that time Boccheciamp OD’ed on instructions
  • Here’s something interesting to read.

Class Agenda #8 Quiz Day

Opening Circle-

Group Juggle Level 1 Quiz

Group Juggle Level 2 Quiz

Group Juggle Level 3.1 Practice

 

Twitter Quiz- 

  1. Use your twitter feed to find something interesting to consume.
  2. Consume your article or link completely.
  3. Post a a summary for your link and a recommendation in the comments section at the bottom of this page.
  4. Search the regional trends for something you find interesting. Tweet a comment  using the # of the trend and the hashtag #uatweets

Extra time- Use twitter to find something interesting to consume.

Class Agenda #7 – #Hashtags

Opening Circle-

Group Juggle- Today we try Level 3.

Whip Around- Who is someone interesting that you”re following.

Mini-Lesson-

Using your #’s to search

Practice-

  • Look at the bottom of your twitter page to the # section (bottom left)
  • Click on the #’s to see what people  are talking about. Also pay attention to the source.
  • See what’s trending in New York.
  • See what’s trending Nationally
  • See what’s trending Globally

Homework/Classwork-

For each level (New York, National, Global):

  • Find a link that interests you
  • Consume the contents of the link
  • Comment on the link in your notebook.
  • We’ll be having our first quiz in class tomorrow.

Class Agenda #6 – Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

Opening Circle-

Today in class we’ll spend about 20 minutes continuing our work from Session #4. Make a goal for yourself as to how novel openings that you think you can copy in that amount of time.

Mini-Lesson-

  • Looking over some of our practice.

Individual Class Work-

Continue below:

Directions:

Individual practice/Homework-

Send me an e-mail in which you either:

  • Explain something you’re excited about.
  • Try to persuade me to do something for you.
  • Argue or share something that you’re unhappy about.

Class Agenda #5 – Learn By Doing and now try yourself.

Opening Circle-

Today in class we’ll spend about 20 minutes continuing our work from Session #4. Make a goal for yourself as to how novel openings that you think you can copy in that amount of time.

Mini-Lesson-

  • Looking over some of our practice.

Individual Class Work-

Continue below:

Directions:

Individual practice/Homework-

Send me an e-mail in which you either:

  • Explain something you’re excited about.
  • Try to persuade me to do something for you.
  • Argue or share something that you’re unhappy about.

Class Agenda #6 – Using Twitter to find readings

Opening Circle-

Group Juggle- Today we try Level 3.

Home Work Stats- 

Who followed people outside of our universe last night?

Mini-Lesson-

Using your Twitter Feed to find readings.

Class Work-

  • Scroll through your Twitter Feed.
  • Look for any links that could be interesting to you.
  • If you click on the link, CONSUME the contents fully.
  • In your notebook, copy the article your viewing and write a 1-2 sentence summary of what you’re consuming.

If this wasn’t done yesterday, do this-

yesterday’s reading…

In addition, Look through the following 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013 and follow additional people who are both in and out of your universe.

@elsocialguy     @vulture

@mashable       @nytimes

@slate                 @brainpickings

@flavorwire

Homework- Find at least 2 more articles to add to your class work.