02.08.07

Core 1:

  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. What is the virtue of thinking through each of your actions?

Core 2:

  1. Write-on: Finish this quotation any way that you think makes sense and explain your thinking:
    • A government is best when it governs…
  2. Read “Civil Disobedience.” and discuss the role of government in a belief structure.

Core 3:

  1. Discuss-On: What makes a story good?
  2. Read about storyboarding.
  3. Practice the concept of storyboarding.
  4. Researching your topic so that you can develop your storyboard.

Core 4:

  1. Groups 1 and 2 present their Survival Societies.

02.05.07

Core 1:

  1. Do your Write-ons on the Discovery Message Board.
  2. Flip back to the Vocabulary books with some Vocab Basketball?

Core 2:

  1. Write-on: What is the most significant movement of our time (literary, social, political, etc.)? How was it defined/started?
  2. Explore the definitions of Transcendentalism through author’s quotations.

Core 3:

  1. What are the requirements for our digital stories that you should be graded upon?
    • Point of View
    • A Dramatic Question
    • Emotional Content
    • The Gift of your Voice
    • The Power of the Soundtrack
    • Economy
    • Pacing
  2. Jump back into vocabulary with some Vocab Basketball.

Core 4:

  1. Write-on: When survival is the most pressing part of your life, does life itself take on a rhythm, a music?
  2. Talk about breaking one another’s societies with plausable What-If statements.
  3. Work on your Survival Simulations.

02.02.07

Core 1:

  1. Write-On: How equal should people be in a society?
  2. Read Harrison Bergeron and look for who’s Utopia the story is?
  3. What is Kurt Vonnegut critiquing by writing this piece?

Core 2:

  1. Write-On: What are all of the ways that you can be a non-conformist?
  2. How is Emerson a non-conformist?
  3. Is there any way to maintain individuality while still being a part of a bigger movement?

Core 3:

  1. Watch my second example video.
  2. Work on your Weekly Authentics.
  3. Experiment with Gcast and Jumpcut.

Core 4:

  1. Work on Surivival Simulations.
  2. Link your Bubblr strips to your Google Document.
  3.  Work toward the assessment of your society.

02.01.07

Core 1:

  1. Check out the rest of the “Ideal” vacations, meals, and cars.
  2. What does your ideal item say about the society that you think is perfect?
    • What does it say about the society that you do not think is perfect?
  3. What is a utopia and what is a dystopia?
  4. What would you like to change in our society?

Core 2:

  1. Write-On: Describe the connection you feel between yourself and a good friend or family member.
  2. Read the “Noiseless Patient Spider”
  3. What is your gossamer thread?

Core 3:

  1. Establish Cell Phone rules for class.
  2. Preview digital storytelling resources:

Core 4:

  1. Work on Weekly Authentics.