Sunday, May 9, 2010

Meaning Period 5

Meaning Period 2

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Class Poll

Everyone in period 2, it would be great if you could answer this question to help out for our essay, that would be great.

Would you say that you are:
-A Metaphor Maker
-A Boundary Crosser
-An Inventor

These are from "A Whole New Mind", as you know. So just post a comment telling us which you are. Thanks!

-Grace, Kara, Shannon, and Bree

Monday, May 3, 2010

Play Period 5

Play Period 2

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Reflecting on Empathy

After taking the three empathy tests in AWNM portfolio:

reflect on what you learned about yourself. How does this connect to your learning, to our talk with Mrs. Brock, and with your reading of AWNM?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Empathy Period 5

Empathy Period 2

Monday, April 26, 2010

Daniel Pink

Friday, April 23, 2010

Question for Dan Pink

Think deeply here, people. If you could ask Dan Pink one question, what question would you ask him about his book? Think about the beginning of the book (intro-3), Design, Story and Symphony.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Thanks to you, Mrs. Brock

After thinking about Mrs. Brock's fabulous presentation yesterday, please take a moment to reflect: what did you learn?, what connections did you make, what surprised you and of course, your appreciation to Mrs. Brock for taking the time to share her learning with us.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Story Period 2

Story Period 5

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Design Period 5

Design Period 2

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Discuss Intro Period 5

Discuss Intro Period 2

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Reflecting on Design Portfolio

After completing some of the portfolio work for Design, and bringing in your examples of Design, take some time to reflect about Pink's message and your experience.

Reflecting on Brains

After completing the brain test, and reading intro-3 of AWNM, what are you thinking about brains? What are you thinking about your own learning? How does all of this relate to education, to you personally, and to the world?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

RnJ Final Essay

Why are relationships so difficult? What makes relationships fall apart? What are the qualities of successful relationships?

Thinking of these questions, what are the functional and dysfunctional relationships in Romeo and Juliet? Why are the relationships successful or destroyed?

Bring outline with specific examples for in-class essay on Friday.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Live blog: Wrap up with Christian Long's class

This is for people to post any comments, etc. on the discussion during this class period

Friday, February 5, 2010

Skype Session Ideas- 2nd Hour

During second hour, we were working on creating a plan for the teaching of propaganda in 1984. We just finished breaking into small groups that we could use to teach the other class. Below I have listed who I think is in your group, who is the leader, who has a computer WITH SKYPE, and who has a skype account. Please verify this information and make any corrections necessary.

Group 1:
Members: Taylor T., Taylor W., Emily, Rebekkah, and Neely
Team Leader: Emily
Computer: Rebekkah
Skype: Taylor T.

Group 2:
Members: Daniel, Justin, Josh, Logan, and Garrett
Team Leader: Daniel
Computer: Justin
Skype: Logan

Group 3:
Members: Jessica, Bree, Shannon, and Amanda
Team Leader: Jessica
Computer: Bree
Skype: Bree

Group 4:
Members: Zac, Melanie, Margot, Nate, and Eric
Team Leader: Zac
Computer: Zac
Skype: Zac

Group 5:
Members: Kristen, Kara, Anna, and Lauren
Team Leader: Kristen
Computer: Kara
Skype: Kara

Group Together:
Members: Sydney, Kylie, Grace, Jonathan, and Meredith
Team Leader: Meredith
Computer: Kylie
Skype: Kylie

Also, please comment on what your group is thinking of doing. (Examples: political posters, political cartoons, etc.) If you could make a claim on your idea, we can add it to the list. If you are able to put the web address of any propaganda, that would be wonderful as well. Last thing, we are going to need to get all of the propaganda to the class in Texas somehow. Add your ideas here of how to do this! Thanks!

**This only applies to 2ND HOUR. Please post your ideas so that we will have enough time on Monday to practice.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

LB 18-end Period 5

LB 18-end Period 2

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Cory Doctorow Live

Ustream Feed: watch the live Skype session

Friday, January 29, 2010

LB 13-17 Period 5

LB 13-17 Period 2

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cyberbullying, Privacy, and Controversy, Oh My!

Was there something that you wanted to say while Mr. Porter, Mr. Maas, and Mr. Fisch visited our class today (Wednesday, January 27th) but didn't get to? I noticed lots of hands still raised when the bell rang, so I figured, why not blog about it? (Any and all periods are welcome to post!)

What are some lingering thoughts about the topics discussed? How do you feel about cyberbullying, in and outside of school? Should the school be involved? What about privacy? Remember, this blog post is forever, guys!

Here are some cases I found about cyberbullying and things related, if you'd like to check them out:

Middle School Student Punished for FaceBook Group

Cyber Bulling Affects One in Ten Students

Another Student Suspended for Criticizing a Teacher

Cyberbullying Leads to Suicide

*This is NOT homework. I asked Mrs. Smith if I could create a post for those that want to continue the discussion. Posting here is totally optional!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

One question for Cory Doctorow

In order to select who will talk with Cory Doctorow, we would like for you to write the one question you would ask him. Be thoughtful, articulate, and push our thinking!

Monday, January 25, 2010

LB 6-12 Period 5

LB 6-12 Period 2

Friday, January 8, 2010


I was intrigued by a tweet Mr. Fisch sent out looking at the Edge's annual question of the year and wondering what my own students' responses to this question might be: