Wednesday, October 5, 2011

ATTENTION SENIORS!

If you have NOT sat for your senior portrait, you MUST call Vogue Photography TODAY to do so ASAP. (215) 624-2536
7136 Frankford Ave # 38
Philadelphia, PA 19135-1078

BRING IN your BABY pictures for us to scan! Please write your name on the back and subit to Shannon Edwards. If you have a digital copy (on flash or a camera card), you can bring that in to the IMC or email mirandagt@gmail.com

Senior polls were distributed during advisory today WED OCT 5. If you are absent, please see MS THOMPSON in IMC to fill out a poll (Period 1-3).

We need pictures from FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORE, and JUNIOR years!

You may create an account at http://replayit.com/ and upload photos directly to the site! See Ms Thompson or Brittany Washington during MODS 1-3 for more details.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP INFO HERE!
and HERE

FREE SAT PREP and other INFO


Monday, June 14, 2010

Period 1 and Period 2 M-Z

Final Assignment!
Email me a self assessment of your work this year- what you learned about technology, art and service, as well as the grade you think you deserve and why

Classwork- ALL major assignments and DO NOWs must be complete by THIS Fri. June 11

Assessment- FAILURE to submit a self assessment will mean that you give yourself a ZERO.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

FINAL project- DUE BY FRI JUNE 11!!!

Final Assignment!
Email me a self assessment of your work this year- what you learned about technology, art and service, as well as the grade you think you deserve and why

Classwork- ALL major assignments and DO NOWs must be complete by THIS Fri. June 11

Assessment- FAILURE to submit a self assessment will mean that you give yourself a ZERO.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Period 1 and 2 M-Z


Do Now: Review grades for term 4

Classwork: Continue working on PSA/Web/Street art stencils- DUE FRI JUNE 4!!!

HOMEWORK: REVIEW all MISSING assignments and COMPLETE by JUNE 11- EMAIL me at mirandagt2012@gmail.com when complete.

Major Assignments
Brochure - 100 pts
Weebly/PSA/Art- 200 pts
Service plan EMAIL- 50 pts

Classwork assignments (20-25 pts each):

Brochure due




Wed. 6/2 Period 1 and 2 M-L

Period 1- Continue working on PSA, weebly and other service projects. When complete, call me over to review.

Period 2- Assembly at NCC.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tues. 6/1 Period 1 and 2 M-L

Do Now:
Read Our Epic Foolishness and post a 7-10 sentence reaction to your blog.
OR
Read Backward at Bagram and post a 7-10 sentence reaction to your blog.

Classwork: Begin to finish your PSA, WEEBLY, or Street Art campaign for Service Learning topic. ALL WORK will be DUE this FRI June 4.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Period 4

Do NOW-
Choice 1: Read this ARTICLE about the IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN in creating a better world. Write a 7-10 sentence reaction to the article citing facts and your own opinion.

Choice 2: Read THIS ARTICLE about the possibility of building a mosque on the site of the new World Trade Center. Do you agree or disagree? Write 7-10 sentence reaction to the article.

Classwork: Continue working on Service Projects. REMEMBER- you only have ONE MORE WEEK to turn in ALL WORK (DO NOWs and SERVICE projects - brochure, PSA, weebly, street art)

ASSESSMENT- Blog post (Do NOW) & Engaged in classwork - 50 points.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

WED. 5/26 Period 2 A-L and Period 4

DoNow: READ this article on using the word 'retard' as a put-down.

EMAIL ME (mirandagt2012@gmail.com)
  • Brief summary of the article - 3 sentences- main points
  • Your thoughts and feelings about using these kinds of words
  • Did this article change your thoughts or feelings at all? Why or why not

CLASSWORK: Continue working on service projects:
  • Brochures
  • Data- research, creating charts, surveys, graphs, etc
  • PSA iMovie ads
  • Weebly site
  • Graphic design-chart street art campaigns
EVERYONE in the group MUST be working on something to turn in.

ASSESSMENT- Email DoNow reaction (30 points) Engaged in project- (20 points)

TUES 5/25 Period 2 A-L (period 4 on trip)

Do Now: Read over How to make a good PSA
On your blog, begin to brainstorm/ map out/answer the different questions about making a PSA

Classwork: Continue creating your PSA in iMovie, storyboards, and WEEBLy sites about your service topic. More resources below

Assessment: Blog post with ideas mapped out (25 points) Engaged in classwork.

Street ChalkArt Campaign

Weebly Site

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mon 5/24 Period 2 A-L & Period 4

Do Now (period 4): Look at the activities planned for tomorrow's Minority Law Day
http://www.pabar.org/public/education/lawday/10ldinformation.asp

Review directions for the trip tomorrow
  • Meet in lobby at 7:45 am- I will take roll
  • Leave by 8 am
  • Septa to Montgomery Stop (Cecil B Moore)
  • Walk to Beasley School of Law (1 block)
  • Lunch and snack provided
  • WEAR comfortable appropriate clothing
  • Dismissed from Temple to home @ 2:30 pm
Classwork: Continue working on your service projects including
  • Brochures
  • Data- research, creating charts, surveys, graphs, etc
  • PSA iMovie ads
  • Weebly site
  • Graphic design-chart street art campaigns
Assessment: Engaged in classwork (20 points)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Period 1 and 2 M-L

Do Now- CHOOSE ONE STORY from the WASHINGTON POST about the oil spill. On your blog, summarize what you read, and write an opinion in support or against the information presented.

Classwork- Continue working on one or more of the following
  • A public service announcement on your topic (think of the different seatbelt ads)
  • A WEEBLY site that gives information about your topic or organization- ALWAYS CHOOSE OPTION A when you publish (address: http://yourtopic.WEEBLY.com - see me with questions)
  • Use online graphic design sites to create a visual stunning chalk art campign to promote your topic or organization
Helpful hints- START with a GREAT Slogan, BRAINSTORM ideas, DISCUSS with partners, EXPERIMENT with a couple ideas, BUILD your project.

Assessment: Blog post on oil spill (25 points), Engaged in classwork (25 points)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Graphic Design/Service Resources

Street ChalkArt Campaign

Weebly Site

Period 1 and 2 M-L

Do Now: Read over How to make a good PSA
On your blog, begin to brainstorm/ map out/answer the different questions about making a PSA

Classwork: Continue creating your PSA in iMovie, storyboards, and WEEBLy sites about your service topic. I will come around to discuss and help.

Assessment: Blog post with ideas mapped out (50 points)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mon May 17 Period 1 & 2m-z

Do Now: Example PSAs- Seatbelts. After watching the video as a class, we will determine how they affect our emotions, propaganda techniques, slogans, and overall effectiveness.

CLASSWORK:
Determine if you will be working on a PSA, WEEBLY site, or graphic design/chalk art campaign. Begin brainstorming, planning, and making your project.

ASSESSMENT:
EMAIL me:
1. Which PSA was most effective for you and why. Will you change your behavior- increase seatbelt use- based on the ads?
2. Will you be making a PSA, WEEBLY site, or Street Art chalk campaign (Banksy, Spray) to promote your topic or organization?
3. A couple possible Slogans (Embrace Life, Buckle Up, Click it or Ticket) for your topic.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thurs: Period 2 A-L & Period 4

Do Now: Read and discuss the following slogans. Try to identify as many as possible. How does the slogan tie the product to your awareness?

"Do the Dew"_________ "Have it your way"_________

"Need a moment?"_________ "Zoom, zoom" _________

"Because you’re worth it."_________ "It's everywhere you want to be" _________

"I'm loving it" _________ "Eat fresh" _________

"Open happiness"_________ "Let's build something together" _________

"I'm a _________ and _________ was my idea" ____________

"Drive one" _________ "Taste the rainbow" ____________

"A simpler way to ship" _________ "Snap, Crackle, Pop" __________

Monday, May 10, 2010

Period 2 A-L & Period 4

Do Now: Guest speaker Jamir Cherry will discuss his ADVOCACY volunteer hours and the event he participated in on Sat. 5/8.

Classwork (ALL WEEK):
  1. Watch and discuss the Embrace Life PSA
  2. Work on your own PSA using iMovie, Windows Movie Maker or Final Cut
  3. Continue working on research, flyers, activities for service learning
  4. Begin a WEEBLY site to promote your cause or event.
Assessment: Engaged in discussion and classwork (20 points)
FINAL PSA and WEEBLY will be worth 200 POINTS!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Friday 5/7 Period 1 and 2 M-Z

Good morning! Thank you for your excellent behavior and work today with Ms. Madhi while I am proctoring the AP exam. If you have any problems try to
  • Ask a classmate for help
  • Offer to help a classmate if you know what you are doing
  • Switch computers if something goes wrong
  • Offer to share a computer with your service learning group so extra students can use one
  • Wait until lunch and I'll be back to the lab to assist.

DO NOW: Watch this PSA (sound not needed if you don't have headphones)
EMAIL ME (mirandagt2012@gmail.com) your thoughts. Is this PSA effective? Why or why not? What is it promoting? What kind of PSA could you make about your topic?

video

Classwork: Work on one of the following:
  • Research for service learning (facts, data, photos, charts, ideas for fundraising)
  • Create a brochure that clearly explains your topic and ways to help
  • Create a 30-60 sec iMovie about your topic or event (PSA, ad, call for help, etc)
  • Create a site promoting your cause using WEEBLY or BLOGGER

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wed. 5/5 Period 1 and 2 M-Z

Do Now: Read this ARTICLE on the Marefat School and BROWSE the IMAGES taken by their students and ours.

ON YOUR BLOG- Post your favorite image from Being We the People and list ways our school can strengthen our partnership with Marefat.

ALSO- I have pledged $100 to the school's technology fund. If the sophomore class can raise more than $100 for the school, then everyone may chew gum in the IMC for the month of May.

Classwork: Begin working on PSA (public service announcement) using iMovie. You may use Photobooth or iMovie to record yourself, as well as charts and images from the web.See me about youtube or other video sites.

Assessment:
  • Blog post: 25 points
  • Engaged in classwork/iMovie (teacher observation): 25 points

Monday, May 3, 2010

Tues. 5/4 Period 1 and 2 M-Z

Do Now:
  • Go to: http://breadartproject.com/#/home
  • Click: Make Art (Lower left corner)
  • Choose: Mart Art
  • Create: Use the tools to create an original art work
  • Screenshot: When complete use SHIFT COMMAND and 4 to take a screenshot of your art
  • Save: When complete, click Save Bread Art and complete name/email info
ON YOUR BLOG upload your bread art screenshot and list 3-5 things you learned about hunger from the site.

Classwork: Continue service projects (storybooks, activity planning, brochures, videos, etc)
Do Now: FreeRice.com

Spend 20 minutes working on your vocabulary. Correct answers = free rice for impoverished people.

Classwork: Continue working on service project/action plan. See me with questions.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

April 29- Period 2 A-L & Period 4

Do Now: Go through 40 ideas for a Greener World and POST FIVE to your blog that you will follow this week. When you return Mon. May 10, we will discuss and assess your actions.

Also, if you are interested in volunteering at the book fair (Sat @ school) or MS Walk (Sun @ art museum), see me.

Classwork: Continue working on your brochure or other activity for your service project. REMEMBER- EVERYONE is responsible for turning in something (brochure, action plan, video, poster, fundraiser plan, storybook, etc). See me with questions.

Assessment: Do Now posted to blog (20 points). Engaged in classwork: (20 points)

Monday, April 26, 2010

TUES 4/27 Period 2 A-L & Period 4

Thank you for your excellent behavior and work ethic with Mr. Hoffman today while I am at a conference. Work on service plans, brochures, and complete any missing blogs.

Do Now:
Choose one article and respond in an EMAIL to me 5 things you learned or thought.

Classwork:
  1. Continue to research your topic and make your brochure
  2. Review any missing blog posts from this term and complete:
Assessment: Do Now email (20 points)

Period 2 A-L and Period 4

Do Now: EMAIL mirandagt2012@gmail.com with 4 things you learned from:

Choice 1: Short article on earth day, schools, recycling or
Choice 2: Check out SERVE.GOV or
Choice 3: Video- 8th graders share their service learning ideas

Classwork EVERYONE in the group MUST EACH

Create a brochure in MS Word or Pages (iWork) that explains and gives details about your topic or service project. Must include
  • Basic information
  • Statistical data (how many are affected, where is it most prevalent, etc)
  • Local resources (where can people find help)
  • Volunteer opportunites
Rubric for Brochure

While you work on brochure and research, I will meet with groups to discuss service plan.

Friday, April 23, 2010

FRIDAY 4/23 Period 1 and 2 M-Z

REMINDER
Service EVENTS this weekend:
SAT 8 am- Art Museum Steps Miles for Myeloma
SUN 8 am- Art Museum Steps March for Babies/March of Dimes

Thank you for excellent behavior and work with Dr. Rangini today while I have jury duty. Any negative report from her or any other staff will result in 10 demerits for the student involved.

Do Now: EMAIL mirandagt2012@gmail.com with 4 things you learned from:

Choice 1: Short article on earth day, schools, recycling or
Choice 2: Check out SERVE.GOV or
Choice 3: Video- 8th graders share their service learning ideas

AND EVERYONE in the group MUST EACH

Email mirandagt2012@gmail.com with
  1. Summary of Service Plan
  • Volunteer hours (where, when, with whom)
  • Ideas for fundraisers, games, activities
  • Any polls or data you have collected
  • Summary of research on your topic
  • Ideas for year-end service fair (where, when, what will you do/sell/share)
  • Your brochure, action plan, flyer, or a write up of the research and work you completed for the week (including links to research).
  • If you have a brochure or flyer, please attach to the email

ASSESSMENT:
BY SUNDAY April 25, 11:59 pm

Email Service Plan- 100 points
Email Do Now reaction - 10 points

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Period 1 and Period 2 M-Z

Do Now: Review process for Volunteering
  1. Pick up your service form (Lynnae, Shaquille H, Oriana, or Ms. Melville) and review
  2. Find a place or event to volunteer (walkathon, shelter, schools)
  3. Talk to or email the organization to determine days and times to volunteer
  4. Talk to your parent/guardian and get them to sign off on your form (consent)
  5. Perform the service (10 hours- can be at multiple organizations/events)
  6. WRITE a reflection- see back of form for questions & staple to form
Classwork:
  1. Teacher demo proper server and google docs procedures
  2. Work on Service Learning worksheets- Worksheet 1 PArt A & B AND Worksheet 4
  3. Teacher demo on MS Word Brochures
  4. Work on BROCHURE- either Thomas/Bio OR Service Learning
Assessment: Service plan and/or brochure DUE FRIDAY April 23

Monday, April 19, 2010

Period 1 and Period 2 M-Z

DO SOMETHING! Check out ideas for projects and fundraisers at dosomething.org Post 3 ideas to your blog. Example:
  1. Create dvds of school pictures to sell
  2. Sell ice cream and lemonade every Friday at lunch
  3. Make friendship bracelets to sell
SIGN THE Penn Environment EARTHDAY Petition

Classwork:
  1. CLICK to Download the Service Learning worksheets and open in Microsoft Word.
  2. With your partner(s), work on filling these in COMPLETELY.
  3. Email me with questions (mirandagt2012@gmail.com)
  4. SAVE AS your name servicework
  5. Upload to your GOOGLE documents
Assessment: COMPLETED SERVICE SHEETS checked and DUE THURSDAY

Friday, April 16, 2010

DO NOW: Check out the Eart Day events this week to see if there is something you might be interested in attending

http://culturemob.com/blog/guide-to-earth-day-2010-in-philadelphia

Also check out
Healthy Kids Day 10 am-2pm
Columbia North YMCA
1400 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Free food, demonstrations, games, prizes

Library Day on the Parkway
19th & the Parkway
http://libwww.freelibrary.org/bookfestival/
Games, food, prizes and MORE
ALL DAY SATURDAY & SUN APRIL 17 & 18

CLASSWORK: MAKE SURE you EMAIL me your completed Worksheet (page 12) or all the pertinent information

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Period 2 A-L & Period 4

Do Now: DO SOMETHING! Check out ideas for projects and fundraisers at dosomething.org Post 3 ideas to your blog. Example:
  1. Create dvds of school pictures to sell
  2. Sell ice cream and lemonade every Friday at lunch
  3. Make friendship bracelets to sell
SIGN THE Penn Environment EARTHDAY Petition

Classwork:
  1. CLICK to Download the Service Learning worksheets and open in Microsoft Word.
  2. With your partner(s), work on filling these in COMPLETELY.
  3. Email me with questions (mirandagt2012@gmail.com)
  4. SAVE AS your name servicework
  5. Upload to your GOOGLE documents
Assessment: COMPLETED SERVICE SHEETS checked and DUE TOMORROW (Friday).

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Period 2 A-L & Period 4

Do Now: ON YOUR BLOG Imagine you are from another country and you READ this story about a man dying on a Septa bus
What would you assume about Philadelphia? Explain how these assumptions are both true and false. How can our society improve? Do we need to?

Classwork: EMAIL me your ACTION plan with LINKS to research. CONTINUE working on service topic research and plan.

EMAIL ME action plan-

For example:

Topic: Homelessness
Group members: Mary, Sam, Tyrone

Volunteer plan:
  • Attend walk against hunger on Sat. 4/11 (4 hrs)
  • Volunteer at My Brothers House shelter for next 3 Wednesdays from 4-6 pm (6hrs)
Service Learning Plan:
  • Research- statistics, root causes, effective prevention, solutions
  • Narrow focus- for example Effect of Homelessness on Children's Success in School
  • Determine project- Video, poster, fundraiser, guest speaker/program, brochures, etc
Service Learning Fair:
  • Games
  • Fundraisers
  • Activities- videos, plays, powerpoints, info sessions

STILL Need IDEAS? CHECK HERE!

ASSESSMENT: ALL Do Nows, Blog posts, research (TED.com and other sources)

Another way to look at this PROJECT

1. Preparation

2. Action

3. Reflect/Present

Determine causes and solutions

· Students research information regarding the need

· The target population or need in the greater community is identified.

· Facts about the population and/or need are shared.

· Expectations regarding student involvement are stated.

· Performance tips and required skills are relayed.

· All aspects of the nonprofit organization are shared, as well as who from the sponsoring organization will train, supervise, and guide the student through the service-learning activity

There are 3 kinds of volunteer service

1. Students may be involved in Direct Action that includes activities such as tutoring, visiting patients in hospitals, serving food at food kitchens, or visiting residents at homeless shelters.

2. Students may be involved in Indirect Action that includes activities such as collecting food, clothing, or toiletry items, organizing charitable fundraisers or community clean-ups.

3. Students may also be involved in Advocacy Action that includes activities such as lobbying the legislature, speaking out about public issues, participating in community events.

4. Students may be involved in Planning Action, in which they develop a course of action or packet of resources for community or organization

Reflections and Projects

Show knowledge of root causes and possible solutions for this problem, the impact of his/her service on the recognized need, who benefited from the service, and what was learned/felt/experienced

Reflections must written or recorded (video reflection) for each volunteer activity as well as reflections on creating the service learning project

Service fair ideas

· Create a game to teach about the topic

· Create a poster, brochure that gives facts and resources

· Create a video, Powerpoint or Ad to show at the fair

· Write and perform a play on the topic

· Develop a fundraiser (food, lemonade, books, jewelry) to raise money for your organization

· Bring in a guest speaker


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Period 2 A-L & Period 4

Do Now:
Respond to ONE of the following quotes on your blog. Find out WHO said it. How does that impact the statement?

  • When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
  • How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
  • An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Classwork:
Begin RESEARCHING your topic for service learning AND POST findings to your BLOG

Suggestions

Environment and Earth Day
Hunger/Nutrition
Animal adoption/SPCA
Suicide prevention/awareness and here
Education
Modern Slavery
March of Dimes

Search for TOPIC how to OR Topic service learning ideas

MUST POST at LEAST 10 sentences about your topic.

Assessment:
Do NOW blog post: 10 pts
Research blog post: 25 points

Monday, April 12, 2010

Period 2 A-L and Period 4

Do Now: "Be the change you wish to see in the world." On your blog, explain this statement (6-8 sentences).

Classwork: Service Learning

Objective: Students will choose a topic for their year end service learning project.
Students will determine project outcome and group members.

1. Check out project ideas and what service learning is:
2. Determine a project you would like to work on
3. Decide if you will work individually or in a group (no more than 4 to a group)
4. Begin planning volunteer hours and presentation styles for end of year service fair (play/scene, poster, games, movie, comic book, children's story, etc)
5. Email me with your topic, group, and ideas for presentation (by TUES APRIL 13)

Assessment: Blog post (25 points) and Email (25 points)

Script for contacting organizations

Hello. My name is ___________. I am a student at Constitution High School, and we are learning about community service. I would like to volunteer at your organization and learn more about ___________ (autism, elder care, childcare, hunger, homelessness, etc). I can commit ______ hours (ten or more) after 3:30 pm or on weekends. Would I be able to come in for an interview or is there some other process for becoming a volunteer?

If they say YES, then try to schedule a day and time to begin. Make sure you write down the contact name, location, and date/time. Give them your name and phone# or email.

If they say NO, then say "OK. Do you know of another organization similar to yours that might need help?" Wait for answer, "Thank you for your time."

Friday, April 9, 2010

Period 1 and Period 2 M-Z

Do Now: Discuss expectations for service fair and project

Classwork: Continue working on service topic research and plan.

ASSESSMENT: ALL Do Nows, Blog posts, research (TED.com and other sources)

EMAIL ME action plan-

For example:

Topic: Homelessness
Group members: Mary, Sam, Tyrone

Volunteer plan:
  • Attend walk against hunger on Sat. 4/11 (4 hrs)
  • Volunteer at My Brothers House shelter for next 3 Wednesdays from 4-6 pm (6hrs)
Service Learning Plan:
  • Research- statistics, root causes, effective prevention, solutions
  • Narrow focus- for example Effect of Homelessness on Children's Success in School
  • Determine project- Video, poster, fundraiser, guest speaker/program, brochures, etc
Service Learning Fair:
  • Games
  • Fundraisers
  • Activities- videos, plays, powerpoints, info sessions

STILL Need IDEAS? CHECK HERE!

Another way to look at this PROJECT

1. Preparation

2. Action

3. Reflect/Present

Determine causes and solutions

· Students research information regarding the need

· The target population or need in the greater community is identified.

· Facts about the population and/or need are shared.

· Expectations regarding student involvement are stated.

· Performance tips and required skills are relayed.

· All aspects of the nonprofit organization are shared, as well as who from the sponsoring organization will train, supervise, and guide the student through the service-learning activity

There are 3 kinds of volunteer service

1. Students may be involved in Direct Action that includes activities such as tutoring, visiting patients in hospitals, serving food at food kitchens, or visiting residents at homeless shelters.

2. Students may be involved in Indirect Action that includes activities such as collecting food, clothing, or toiletry items, organizing charitable fundraisers or community clean-ups.

3. Students may also be involved in Advocacy Action that includes activities such as lobbying the legislature, speaking out about public issues, participating in community events.

4. Students may be involved in Planning Action, in which they develop a course of action or packet of resources for community or organization

Reflections and Projects

Show knowledge of root causes and possible solutions for this problem, the impact of his/her service on the recognized need, who benefited from the service, and what was learned/felt/experienced

Reflections must written or recorded (video reflection) for each volunteer activity as well as reflections on creating the service learning project

Service fair ideas

· Create a game to teach about the topic

· Create a poster, brochure that gives facts and resources

· Create a video, Powerpoint or Ad to show at the fair

· Write and perform a play on the topic

· Develop a fundraiser (food, lemonade, books, jewelry) to raise money for your organization

· Bring in a guest speaker


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Period 1 and 2 M-Z

Do Now: Presentation on searching service events and TED talks.

Classwork: Continue research on volunteer opportunities and research on service topics.

Script for contacting organizations PHONE

Hello. My name is ___________. I am a student at Constitution High School, and we are learning about community service. I would like to volunteer at your organization and learn more about ___________ (autism, elder care, childcare, hunger, homelessness, etc). I can commit ______ hours (ten or more) after 3:30 pm or on weekends. Would I be able to come in for an interview or is there some other process for becoming a volunteer?

If they say YES, then try to schedule a day and time to begin. Make sure you write down the contact name, location, and date/time. Give them your name and phone# or email.

If they say NO, then say "OK. Do you know of another organization similar to yours that might need help?" Wait for answer, "Thank you for your time."

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Period 1 and Period 2 M-Z

Do Now: Find an service EVENT that you would like to volunteer for and EMAIL me the
  • Name/organization
  • Date
Find an EVENT HERE

Classwork:
  1. Go to http://www.ted.com/
  2. Find a video/talk related to your service project
  3. On your BLOG summarize the talk, provide the URL link, and relate 5 things you may be able to use in planning your project
  4. Continue research and action plan for service

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Period 1 and Period 2 M-Z

Do Now:
Respond to ONE of the following quotes on your blog. Find out WHO said it. How does that impact the statement?

  • When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
  • How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
  • An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Classwork:
Begin RESEARCHING your topic for service learning AND POST findings to your BLOG

Suggestions

Enviroment
Hunger/Nutrition
Animal adoption/SPCA
Suicide prevention/awareness and here
Education

Search for TOPIC how to OR Topic service learning ideas

Assessment:
Do NOW blog post: 10 pts
Research blog post: 25 points

Monday, April 5, 2010

Period 1 and Period 2 M-Z

Do Now: "Be the change you wish to see in the world." On your blog, explain this statement (6-8 sentences).

Classwork: Service Learning

Objective: Students will choose a topic for their year end service learning project.
Students will determine project outcome and group members.
  1. Check out project ideas: http://www.servicelearning.org/filtered_slice/126
  2. Determine a project you would like to work on
  3. Decide if you will work individually or in a group (no more than 4 to a group)
  4. Begin planning volunteer hours and presentation styles for end of year service fair (play/scene, poster, games, movie, comic book, children's story, etc)
  5. Email me with your topic, group, and ideas for presentation (by FRIDAY April 9)

Assessment: Blog post (25 points) and Email (25 points)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Period 1 and Period 2 ML

Do Now: Respond to the questions from yesterday's presentation on cyberbullying. The presentation can be downloaded HERE if you missed it.

Classwork: COMPLETE any missing work (emails, blog posts, Scratch, Alice/Cheetah or Weebly) from Term 3. I will be grading all missing work this week.

EMAIL mirandagt2012@gmail.com with your responses:
  1. What is Social Media
  2. How do you uses social media for home and school?
  3. What are the negative uses of social media?
  4. Why do you think social media is used in these ways?
  5. What is your thoughts on the flash mobs? Why do you think people participate in “flash mobs”?
  6. What do you think could be done to prevent “flash mobs” from happening?
  7. Whatis your opinion on cyberbullying?
  8. What are ways to prevent cyberbullying?

Monday, March 29, 2010

Period 1 and 2 M-L

Do Now: EXPLORE Teaching Tolerance AND/OR National Youth Violence Campaign.
ON YOUR BLOG, write a short description of
  • What is Tolerance?
  • List 5 ways we can promote tolerance and respect of diversity in the school and community.
Classwork: Presentation on Cyberbullying

Email mirandagt2012@gmail.com your responses

  1. What is Social Media
  2. How do you uses social media for home and school?
  3. What are the negative uses of social media?
  4. Why do you think social media is used in these ways?
  5. What is your thoughts on the flash mobs? Why do you think people participate in “flash mobs”?
  6. What do you think could be done to prevent “flash mobs” from happening?
  7. Whatis your opinion on cyberbullying?
  8. What are ways to prevent cyberbullying?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thurs. 3/25 Period 2A-L & 4

Do Now: Study Island assignment or 10 minutes to finish essays.

Classwork:

1. Redistribute Rubric and Scoring Guide
2. Review arts website REQUIREMENTS
  1. Historical background as it relates to the time period that the body of the artist’s work was completed.
  2. What is the genre or period classification of work done by the artist.
  3. What are the criteria used to classify the genre of the artist’s work.
  4. A reflection on what you think about the artist’s work.
  5. TWO critiques of specific artwork (symbolism, methods, finished product).
  6. Was this artist recognized (fame, money) in his or her own lifetime? How has the artist's value changed over time? Why?
  7. The impact this artist had on their time period and their impact today.
  8. A picture gallery with at least 10 cited examples of the Artist's work.
  9. Layout, colors, and style is creative and appropriate.
  10. A complete bibliography of all resources must be included.
  11. Follows Rubric and Scoring Guide requirements.
You have TODAY to get your site complete. Tomorrow we will present and grade based on self, peer, and teacher assessments.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wed. March 24

Do Now: Listen or read this story on bullying. React on your blog, and include the link to the story.

Classwork: Continue working on your web or design project.

Web Site
Rubric and Scoring Guide requirements
3D Graphics Options
  • Open Alice (Class of 2012 folder) and watch ALL 4 of the tutorials. Create a short animation on a historical event or internet safety
  • Download and install CHEETAH 3D and watch the tutorials. Create a 3D avatar of yourself

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Do Now: Study Island assignments

Classwork:

1. On your BLOG please list
  • 3 things that make you angry
  • 3 inappropriate responses to anger
  • 3 appropriate responses to anger
2. I will be around to check your 3D designs and website. While waiting, continue working on blog posts.

3. Email me the URL of your weebly site, the URL of your blog, and/or a screenshot of your Alice/Cheetah project. Explain what you have learned on this project (paragraph)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Mon. 3/22 Periods 2A-L & 4

Do Now: Read and react to this article about the historic legislation passed yesterday. ON YOUR BLOG

Classwork:
EXPLORE Teaching Tolerance AND/OR National Youth Violence Campaign.
ON YOUR BLOG, write a short description of
  • What is Tolerance?
  • List 5 ways we can promote tolerance and respect of diversity in the school and community.


When complete: Finish Website and 3D Designs (Alice/Cheetah).

Web Design:
  1. Create an account on weebly.com
  2. Experiment with adding frames and the templates
  3. Check out these HOW TOs
Web Site
Rubric and Scoring Guide requirements
3D Graphics Options
  • Open Alice (Class of 2012 folder) and watch ALL 4 of the tutorials. Create a short animation on a historical event or internet safety
  • Download and install CHEETAH 3D and watch the tutorials. Create a 3D avatar of yourself.
Cheetah HOW TO VIDEO

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Fun Quiz!

  1. Listen to this story on No Child Left Behind
  2. Email mirandagt2012@gmail.com the following
  • Reaction to the story
  • Your weebly URL (like mysite.weebly.com) OR
  • A screenshot of your 3D design AND/OR
  • 6 sentences detailing other assignments (civil war, set up computers, help others, etc)
Classwork: Continue working on Weebly, Alice, Cheetah - Quiz due by 3:30 pm today.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday March 18

Do Now: Read and react to the article on MAGNET SCHOOLS in PHILADELPHIA

Classwork:

Continue working on Web Design or 3D Graphic Design (Alice or Cheetah).

IF FINISHED, work on the Geometry and History Webquest

ASSESSMENT: Websites and Designs will be graded on FRI. MARCH 19

Cheetah- How to video for Cartoon
video

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Do NOW: StudyIsland or READ AND REACT to article on Windows Live. Create an online account for 25 g of storage.

Classwork:

Continue working on Web Design or 3D Graphic Design (Alice or Cheetah).

IF FINISHED, work on the Geometry and History Webquest

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Do Now: Study ISland (10 minutes) OR Read and react to THIS STORY on No Child Left Behind

Classwork: Choice of 3D Graphic Design or Web Design


Web Design:
  1. Create an account on weebly.com
  2. Experiment with adding frames and the templates
  3. Check out these HOW TOs
Web Site
Rubric and Scoring Guide requirements
3D Graphics Options
  • Open Alice (Class of 2012 folder) and watch ALL 4 of the tutorials. Create a short animation on a historical event or internet safety
  • Download and install CHEETAH 3D and watch the tutorials. Create a 3D avatar of yourself. SEE ME for youtube how-to videos.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

DO NOW: StudyIsland (10 questions/1 assignment)
Classwork
CHOICE of Web Design or 3D Graphic Design

Web Design:
  1. Create an account on weebly.com
  2. Experiment with adding frames and the templates
  3. Check out these HOW TOs
Web Site
Rubric and Scoring Guide requirements
3D Graphics Options
  • Open Alice (Class of 2012 folder) and watch ALL 4 of the tutorials. Create a short animation on a historical event or internet safety
  • Download and install CHEETAH 3D and watch the tutorials. Create a 3D avatar of yourself. SEE ME for youtube how-to videos.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Period 2 A-L and period 4


DO NOW: StudyIsland (10 questions/1 assignment)
Classwork
CHOICE of Web Design or 3D Graphic Design

Web Design:
  1. Create an account on weebly.com
  2. Experiment with adding frames and the templates
  3. Check out these HOW TOs
Web Site
Rubric and Scoring Guide requirements
3D Graphics Options
  • Open Alice (Class of 2012 folder) and watch ALL 4 of the tutorials. Create a short animation on a historical event or internet safety
  • Download and install CHEETAH 3D and watch the tutorials. Create a 3D avatar of yourself.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Term 3 Period 2 A-L & Period 4

Do Now: Open your Scratch animation for assessment.

Assessment Criteria:
  • 2 or more sprites (at least one hand drawn/modified) (20 points)
  • 2 or more costumes for each sprite (20 points)
  • Appropriate background or backgrounds (10 points)
  • Movement and interaction (30 points)
  • Appropriate timings (10 points)
  • Dialog or text from the song/poem (10 points)
  • Extra Credit - use of a poem by black poet or Mice & Men (10 points)
100 points + 10 points EC

Classwork
NEXT PROJECT: CHOICE of Web Design or 3D Graphic Design

Web Design:
  1. Create an account on weebly.com
  2. Experiment with adding frames and the templates
Web Site Options
  • Design a site honoring an artist or art form. Info on artists HERE
  • Choose a topic in American History, especially Civil War, and create an informational site
  • Create a fictional business and a web site to promote it
  • Create an informative website on Internet Safety/Cyberbullying
3D Graphics Options
  • Open Alice (Class of 2012 folder) and watch ALL 4 of the tutorials. Create a short animation on a historical event or internet safety
  • Download and install CHEETAH 3D and watch the tutorials. Create a 3D avatar of yourself.