Emmanuel, Ryan S, Max
|3 / D
|4 / F (1:50)
Russell, Elizabeth, Matt, Taylor, James, Lexie, Mollie, Patterson,
Austin, Emmanuel, Caroline, Jake, Keillor
|May 1 / D
Bio Blog post #4 due
Focused reflection on whole biography
Envi Sci (8am)
Matt, Taylor, James, Annabel, Cameron, Patterson, Sarah, Kaitlyn
Emmanuel, Lane, Cole
|2 / F (8:30)
Computer Science A (8am)
Russell, Ross, Isabelle, Chase,
Grace, Keillor, Dylan
Spanish Language and Culture (8am)
learning goal: what common threads do you find running through today’s presentations? any insights woven with these threads?
Lane / John Muir
Cole / Nelson Mandela
Tue D: Caroline, Ryan N
Wed F: Isabelle, Cameron, Katherine, Patterson
use remaining time to read book, publish posts, comment on classmates’ posts
learning goal: what are the three basic questions governing my presentation?
see presentation guidelines on previous post
D block: sign up for presentation on white board
F block: presentations by Elizabeth and Ross (thank you for stepping up)
if necessary, finish publishing post #2 (7 people total)
leave a comment on at least one classmate’s blog–from either section
continue reading in your book
learning goal: how can I make each blog post distinctly mine and significantly different (from previous posts)
review current calendar
solve mechanical issues with first post (see email from Mr. Brown)
time to read
learning goal: how can I refine my blog to make it most reader-friendly and reader-engaging? what can I learn about these features formatting classmates’ blog post?
finish publishing your first blog post
read at least two different posts from each of the two senior sections
for at least one post from each section, leave a thoughtful comment (that points out to the author something memorable or meaningful in the post); for guidance on writing such comments, feel free to review some of last year’s posts and comments (my comments appear for almost all of those posts from last year)
I may use ten minutes to highlight commendations and recommendations for particular blogs. Otherwise, the remainder of class time is available for reading.
While you read, I will start building the schedule of presentations that begin later this month.
Remember Monday’s goal of first blog post. Use this class time to read your book and/or draft your first post. See agendas from earlier this week for guidance on how to proceed towards the work due Monday. Remember to publish your first blog post by Monday, whether your class meets Monday or not.
The goal this week is to make sure you have finished reading Frankenstein and started reading your chosen auto/biography/memoir. If you have yet to email me a selfie or a functional blog link, make that your first order of business in today’s class (Apr 3/4).
Otherwise, proceed with the reading that fits your particular circumstances. The first blog post will be due Monday, April 10–whether your class meets that day or not. Between then and now, review several introductory posts from last year’s seniors–to get a sense of what this first post is meant to do. They are available on the Student Blogs page of this course blog. Identify a range of posts, so that you know what strong and not-so-strong examples look like. Infer the several criteria produced by your review.
Once you have a draft of your first post (200-400 words), ask a classmate or two for feedback before you publish it on your blog. We will use class time at the start of next week to read and comment on each other’s first published posts.