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.”


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-


  • An overview of Lumosity and Cognitive Training

Practice- Together


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

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

Opening Circle- 

Review quiz instructions.


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.