Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Eng 9: Roots, Blogs, Reading, Design & Stories: So Much to Do

ROOTS 3. (10 Minutes) Go to the link in the sidebar for Roots & Quizlet.  Find the Roots 3 Quizlet and get familiar with the new words by using the various review tools and games there.  There will be an activity early next week to help you know them better.  There will be a quiz over Roots 1-3 on Wednesday/Thursday.

READING & DESIGN.  Cardboard Articles. (DISCOVERY PHASE) (30 minutes)

Choose one of these articles to read and complete a Notice/Wish/Wonder organizer. You will find that organizer in the English 9 OUT Folder in Google drive.  It is due today in class.  This is a reading assessment.

About the Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset .

About the Perfect Cardboard Box .

About Cardboard Drumming.

We are going to hold off on blogging right at the moment.  It's a little chaotic.  There's a lot of moving parts and pieces and I want to be sitting here to help us get on track with it.  It's totally okay.   Nothing is going to count against you.  We just need to be doing it consistently and on a schedule and that's on me.  Not a big.  We'll get back to it.


PERIOD 4G:  I'd like you to prepare for your empathy interviews (to be conducted on Monday) by coming up with the four or more questions your design team (groups of 1, 2 or 3 members) will ask your user to help find out what problems they could use a solution to, what might bring them joy, or what might entertain them.

PERIOD 2B & 4B: Today I'd like you to take a single piece of paper, fold it into 8 Boxes, and doodle/note, work up 8 different ideas for what you might make to meet the needs/solve the problem/entertain/bring joy to your user.  You are in Experiment mode.  A really good time to mess around and try new things.  It isn't time to commit yet.   Take a picture of your 8 Box and put it in your Google Drive English IN folder.

1st NARRATIVE WRITING ASSESSMENT (EMPATHY & ADVOCACY) There's a rubric in your Google Drive IN folders.  (Remaining Time in Class.)

I'd like you to practice your sketchnote skills by sketchnoting your ideas for your writing assessment.  You might use index cards, you might want to use scrap paper or photo copy paper.  You might want to use your design kits.   Take pictures of your sketchnotes.  Put them in your Google Drive English IN folder.

Work on your Writing Assessment.
Due Next Thursday/Friday.

Work on designs/prototypes of Cardboard Challenge.

Roots Quiz 3.
Next Wednesday/Thursday.

AP Lit: A Fractured Week of Fractionating: Dalloway. Discussion, and Test Prep & More

Hey folks,

We started this week by attending a hip hop culture workshop.

I misread our week schedule and thought I would be seeing you folks later this week, but I am not.  I'm presenting at the statewide educational technology conference, ACTEM, on Thursday.  (I'll be sharing some of the work we've been doing with making to demonstrate our understanding.)

Today, sketchnotes over Mrs Dalloway were due.

I don't want you to keep reading Woolf without an opportunity to discuss, to get clarification, to work with the text.

Here's what we'll do . . .

Thursday, you will start with a brief test prep.  We didn't get an opportunity to discuss your last essays, so we will focus only on multiple choice this time around.  

Then you will use the power of your laptops record a discussion of your sketchnotes and Mrs Dalloway and work together to create a unified sketchnote "map" of the novel so far.   What are the big ideas Woolf has introduced so far?  Who are the major characters?  How are  they connected?  What images, colors, objects are getting repeated?  What patterns seems to be emerging?

You may want to use a markerboard for your sketchnote map. (Any of the projector side of the room boards are fair game.)

Upload the video to one of your school YouTube accounts and send me the link; send me photos of the sketchnote as well.


READ.  Mrs. Dalloway to pg 82.  Re-read if you were confused prior to the discussion and found clarity in the conversation.
DUE. Monday 10.17.2016

READ. Your choice text.  Design challenge due Thursday, 10.27.2016


Analytical Post.  Read How to Read Lit Chapter 5 (Where Have I Seen Her . . .) and apply one of  Foster's arguments to Mrs. Dalloway and/or The Hours.   Where have you seen Clarissa Dalloway or Septimus before?  Since?  Mrs. Brown?  Virginia Woolf?  Choose any character of significance from either text to discuss.

Creative Post.  Messaging Septimus; Tweeting Dalloway.  Using, create an exchange two or more characters of Mrs. Dalloway would have on social media, were it available to them back in the day.  How many layers of intention might you add?  Consider the topic of conversation, profile picture, handle/username, etc.   What sorts easter eggs (hidden references) might find their way into your exchange.  How many messages?  That's up to you.  Have fun with it.

Due. Friday.  10.14.2016.

INDIE BOOK PROJECT.  How might we solve a problem in your choice text?
Due. Thursday.  10.27.2016.