02.28.07

Core 1:

  1. What is the one word that you are going to remember next year from Unit 10 (including your own words and everyone else’s)?
  2. Finish Unit 10  activities and study for quiz tomorrow.
  3. Write-On: What do you think a flat classroom is?
  4. Can we use the internet to create utopian classrooms?

Core 2:

  1. Think about how flat classrooms can change the way we think about audience.
  2. Write your Weekly Authentic for Sem2_Week8 and post to Del.icio.us.

Core 3:

  • Weekly Authentic Self-Assessment and Reflection

    • You should fill this out correctly and honestly, leaving nothing for me to question in my grading.
  • Get the help that you need on your digital stories today and decide if you need to come in at some other point and work on them.

Core 4:

  1.  Write-On: If you could preserve one element of this world, what would it be and why?
  2. Revisit How the World Was Saved.

02.27.07

Cores 1-4:

  1. Weekly Authentic Self-Assessment and Reflection

    • You should fill this out correctly and honestly, leaving nothing for me to question in my grading.

Cores 1:

  1. Take a look at all of the Google Video Challenge posts.
  2. Take a look at my vision of writing without the dependency on paper technology.
  3. Write your Weekly Authentic for Sem2_Week8 and post to Del.icio.us.
  4. Trade Comments

Core 2:

  1. Compete for the Ultimate Framing Prize.
  2. Take a look at all of the Google Video Challenge posts.
  3. Take a look at my vision of writing without the dependency of paper technology.
  4. Write your Weekly Authentic for Sem2_Week8 and post to Del.icio.us.
  5. Trade Comments

Core 3:

  1. You can take a week off from Weekly Authentic writing in order to get your Digital Stories done on time.
  2. Work on your Digital Stories in the Computer lab and conference with me as needed.

Core 4:

  1. Take a look at all of the Google Video Challenge posts.
  2. Take a look at my vision of writing without the dependency of paper technology.
  3. Write your Weekly Authentic for Sem2_Week8 and post to Del.icio.us.
  4. Trade Comments

02.26.07

Cores 1-4:

Core 1:

  1. Write-On: Do words influence our concept of Utopia or does our concept of Utopia influence our words?
  2. Utopian Poetry Analysis.

Core 2:

  1. Reflect-On: How difficult was it to incorporate other people’s ideas in your own frame?
  2. Elite 8 Tournament and Ultimate winner.
  3. What misunderstood concept that is important to you, could be made better by framing?

Core 3:

  1. Continued work on your Digital Stories and Storyboard check-ins with Mr. Wilkoff.

Core 4:

  1. Finalize Utopian Art analysis.
  2. Discuss the four chapters of Utopian Art.
  3. Take the Internet as Utopia poll as a class.

02.22.07

Core 1:

  1. Go over Vocab homework.
  2. Play Vocab basketball.
  3. Find words to substitute for the five words you crossed off.

Core 2:

  1. Discuss-on: What can 10 words do that 10,000 cannot?
  2. What is framing a debate?
  3. What would have been the great debate about feminism in the 19th century?
  4. Brainstorm reasons why men and women would not have wanted the 19th amendment.
  5. Split into teams for the framing elite 8.

Core 3:

  1. Anyone who is not an expert yet must answer one question about their topic and move on to storyboarding.
  2. Work toward getting your Storyboarding done.
  3. Show it to Mr. Wilkoff to sign off on it and start working on your Digital Story.

Core 4:

  1. Write-on: If you had a machine that could create anything, would you use it? Why or why not?
  2. Read: How the World Was Saved.
  3. How is the decision to create Nothing different from the decision to create something without having to work for it?

02.21.07

Core 1:

  1. Close to 50 people have downloaded your two conversations on Perfect Learning Environments and the Internet as Utopia, and about 100 more have listened to them online. Not many students have the kind of audience that you do.
    • Discuss-On: How would recording each class for a worldwide audience change the way that we conduct class each day?
  2. Start work on Unit 10 of your Vocabulary books.

Core 2:

  1. What is the difference between an -archy and an -ism (i.e., Patriarchy and Feminism).
  2. Read excerpts from “The Yellow Wallpaper”
    • Draw what you believe the  “Yellow  Wallpaper” looks like.
  3. What is Patriarchy and why was it such a heavy influence on the lives of women in the 19th century?
    • How have things changed?
  4. What are the -archy’s that hold you up or hold you back?

Core 3:

  1. Look at Digital Storytelling Rubric.
  2. Work toward getting your Storyboarding done.
  3. Show it to Mr. Wilkoff to sign off on it and start working on your Digital Story.

Core 4:

  1. Group 4 Survival Simulation Presentation… Finally!

02.15.07

Cores 1-4:

  1. Revisit Personal Curriculum.
  2. Write out on a half sheet of paper:
    • What you have done for your Personal Curriculum Project.
    • What you still need to do in order to present.

Core 1:

  1. Take the Internet as Utopia poll as a class.
  2. Discuss the four chapters of Utopian Art.

Core 2:

  1. Based upon what you have read and learn about industrialism, what are the roles that it creates for society (for men, for women, for businessmen, for workers, etc.)?
  2. Discuss the industrialism mood in the remaining excerpts from Life in the Iron Mills.
  3. What does our society (and the societies of the near future) value that is different from the values of industrialism.

Core 3:

  1. Continue to become an expert on your Digital Storytelling topic and start to look for the facts that would make for a good story.
  2. When you are done with your research and are fully satisfied that you have become an expert on your topic, show me your notes and I will ask you a few topic questions. If you can answer them correctly, you can go on to the storyboarding phase.
  3. Start storyboarding.

Core 4:

  1. You are always asking me how I find all of the things that I do on the web. Well, with so few of us in class today, I have decided to show you how.
    • I have become an aggregator, a great collector of information. I store it up in my cheeks like a squirrel. Del.icio.us is my main resource, and we really haven’t tapped fully into it. I would like to show you just how cool finding things can be.

02.14.07

Core 1:

  1. Discuss-On: What is a society judged upon?
  2. Continue to work on the Utopian Art projects.

Core 2:

  1. Write-On: How can a movement be influenced by mood or tone?
  2. Read Excerpts from Life in the Iron Mills.
  3. Describe how these Excerpts represent industrialism.

Core 3:

  1. Continue to become an expert on your Digital Storytelling topic and start to look for the facts that would make for a good story.
  2. When you are done with your research and are fully satisfied that you have become an expert on your topic, show me your notes and I will ask you a few topic questions. If you can answer them correctly, you can go on to the storyboarding phase.
  3. Start storyboarding.

Core 4:

  1. Group 3 to present their Survival Simulation.

02.12.07

Core 1:

  1. Based on all of the things that you have seen, what are the truest statements that you can make about utopias?
  2. What does a Utopia visually look like?
    • Can we visualize it better than we can do it?
  3. Explore the Utopian art exhibit at the New York Public Library.

Core 2:

  1. What do you think that Romanticism and Industrialism were a reaction to?
  2. Watch excerpts from the day the world took off.
  3. Read about the revolution first hand from our blue books.

Core 3:

  1. Write-On: What does it take to become (or be called) an expert?
  2. Become an expert on your digital storytelling subject
    • Take at least one page of notes in your own words.

Core 4:

  1. Apology
  2. Group 2 Present survival simulations.

02.09.07

Core 1:

  • Take Vocab Quiz.
  • Fill out AR mid-quarter reflection.

Core 2:

  • Fill out the mid-quarter AR reflection.
  • What part of your ideas do you own?

Core 3:

  • Take Vocab quiz
  • Fill out mid-quarter AR reflection
  • Finish your Weekly Authentic for this week.

Core 4:

  • Present Group 2 Survival Simulation.
  • Fill out mid-quarter AR reflection.