Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Humanities: Whole New Mind Portfolio Work & Review & Tips on Better Presentations

Hey folks,

On Monday, we reviewed the Whole New Mind senses by first putting the definitions in our own words (using the 3 second pause to check for understanding), then putting the senses on notecards to create maps that help us connect the dots between the senses we understand and the ones we don't, and then used doodle to think skills to create doodle representations of each sense on the cards.  We put those decks in our books for easy access and remembering later.  (That was a huge run-on sentence back there.  Sorry for that.)

Tuesday, we worked.  We also ate sweet blueberry kielbasa from Gavin.

On Tuesday, we forgot to assign Roots List #2.  There will be a quiz next Thursday over both Roots #1 & #2.  Also, a Roots Product #2.  It needs to use at least 5 roots-based words from Roots List #2.

Here's a GREAT slide deck to help you with your portfolios.  Don't feel like you have to read every slide, especially if you don't understand the wording.  There are tons of great examples and tons of TERRIBLE examples.  Just be sure you know if you are looking at  good examples or bad examples.

Here's another one.  Each slide pairing is a bad one, then a better one.


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Req'd Blog Post:  #showyourwork. Share some of the images and ideas of your Whole New Mind portfolio as you are working on it.  What are you struggling with?  What are you proud of so far?

Roots: Roots 2
Study: Quiz Over Roots 1 & 2
Create: Roots Product
Due: Thursday, Oct 16th

Complete: Whole New Mind Portfolio
Due: Thursday, Oct 9th

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