Monday, May 2, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
- Music video
- pvOnline (it is listed in the order for it to be completed…process through each section and always come back and see which questions you now can answer from the unit overview. Mark the ones you can’t. Then repeat for each section.)
- Unit overview and guiding questions – read this one, so you know what is expected of you. You should be able to answer these after each section.
- “The Origins of Wilsonianism” - make sure you can answer/discuss the learning objectives
- “Innovators and Traditionalists”
- “Innovators and Traditionalists: a debate”
- The US Entry into WWI: Two Opposing views
- A Documentary Chronology of World War I (this will be due on Wednesday, April 20th, so plan accordingly)– you will find the WWI documentary project on this page. This is a content heavy project. We started WWI with vid clips and high discussions, then pulled at your creativity with your music videos, worked in some debates for collaboration and public speaking opportunities, and now we are going to hit the content piece hard with a totally different feel than the other two ways we have been bringing this content to our minds.
- Miss Bailin’s Notes/Help for the Class
- All of your points need to come back to the focus question: "How new was Wilson's foreign policy?" My suggestion is to read each of your points (not your whole speech, but each individual explained point) to someone and then ask them if it answers this question. It is does NOT clearly answer it, then revision is needed.
- If your teams would like (the pro and con sides MUST agree), we can remove the responses (First “con” response (5 minutes), First “pro” response (5 minutes), Second “con” response (5 minutes), and Second “pro” response (5 minutes), then your group can present the pro, con, pro, con speeches.
a. If you choose this, then the speaking members have to divide the two 10 minute speeches.
b. If you choose this, then the response section will be replaced with some rapid-fire (not real fire = hazardous = people could get hurt or be burned to death = someone could die = we don’t break that rule) Miss Bailin questions. J
c. This is my compromise, so feel free to take it or leave it. My feelings won’t be hurt either way. If some of you would like to choose this option, but still present your pieces that you have worked so hard on (directed at some amazing pieces I have read from Block I so far), then we can still present those. I don’t want to take anyone’s spotlight away from them.
d. Just one person from your group, shoot me an email with what your groups decide and I will prepare accordingly. The best way to settle this is a vote.
e. I won’t be mad or disappointed with whatever you choose. J
- Each person is graded on their individual contributions to the group as well as their individual public speaking performance. This means that if someone didn’t do the section that the team decided, then that person does not get credit AND the group is not penalized.
- Please email me if you are in the Bracket Debates with the Leaders, so I know how many to plan for.
- DUE DATES!!!! FINAL CHANGES!!! The goal for the start of next week is to get all the loose ends tied up, so we can cleanly move on. I know we are all feeling a bit rushed and stretched thin, so let’s get it all done.
- Monday, March 21st
i. Period 1 – I have some things planned, but I want to gather and reflect on how Thursday and Friday went before moving on.
ii. Period 2 – THEE Matty West v. Sando Showdown in JDLC7 lab. If you aren’t watching, then you are working on your projects.
iii. Period 3 – ALL JDLC7 together: The final trial (ALL ATTORNEYS MUST COME TO SCHOOL DRESSED AS WELL AS THE WITNESSES…we will not be using class time to get ready.
iv. Period 6 - I have some things planned, but I want to gather and reflect on how Thursday and Friday went before moving on.
v. Period 7 – We finish our Bracket Break Down Debates to see which student debates it the best in ALL JDLC7!!!!
vi. Period 8 - To be announced….
- Tuesday, March 22nd
i. The Innovators v. Traditionalists debate will be happening TODAY!!!!
- Wednesday, March 23rd
i. Music videos will be due TODAY…IT MUST BE POSTED ON YOUR WEBPAGE (unless I spoke with you privately).
1. For those of you in groups of two or three, while the other person is working on their part, YOU should be working on the debate or the next section in pvOnline (The US Entry into WWI: Two opposing views) and the documentary project (up and coming project).
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
- Just a reminder that this Saturday, March 19th, in the Paradise Valley Mall, our district will be hosting "The Sights and Sounds of Paradise Valley School District." It will be in the mall all day, from opening to close, and will feature a variety of art performed by our students. There will be visual art displays, and live performances featuring bands, strings and choir groups, performed by all grade levels, k-12.
- Additionally, purchases made at the specialty cooking oil store, will benefit our school district as they are donating a portion of all proceeds to our district from 3/19.
- Thanks, and hope to see you there!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
We are one of five school districts in the nation that are a part of Google's Cr-48 pilot program. Selected schools/teachers/programs will be using the Cr-48 (Google's Chrome Notebook). If you are interested in the technology, please view the video links: http://www.google.com/support/chromeos/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=177870 .
This pilot program is being kept low key. We will not be giving interviews and neither will students/parents until further notice when Google starts proceeding with it.
THERE WILL BE BUMPS ALONG THE ROAD AND STUDENTS ARE AWARE OF THIS. THIS IS WHY WE ARE STILL USING THE LAPTOPS. We, as a program and district, understand that this technology is in its early stages, so we are going to use it as much as we can and provide feedback when something goes wrong. Your patience is greatly appreciated. I would also like to point out that we only have enough for the students and this technology is BRAND NEW, so I am learning with the kids (I don't get a teacher one to take home). The students know the process for reporting glitches, bugs, errors, virus messages, etc. (http://shortlinks.pvlearners.net/chromesurvey
). Contacting me will do nothing because I am in the same boat as the kids. The kids will fill out surveys that go directly to Google @ http://shortlinks.pvlearners.net/chromesurvey
“As part of the Chrome notebook Pilot program Google is providing a
limited number of devices to businesses, schools and individuals so
they can start receiving feedback from early users. Google is excited
that a small number of schools, including Paradise Valley Unified
School District, will be testing Chrome notebooks as part of the Pilot
program and we are eager to see the new and innovative approach they
take to learning by using the devices.”
How many schools are receiving them?
We’ve selected a small number of schools to test Chrome notebooks as
part of the Pilot program. We’re excited that Paradise Valley Unified
School District is among those participating in the Pilot program.
How did you pick the schools?
After reviewing thousands of applications, we selected a small number
of schools that share a vision of bringing technology into their
classrooms in innovative ways. We felt their current resources,
coupled with that vision, were a great fit for an all-web device like