Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December 18 and beyond...

Hi everyone,

Great news! The Anti-Defamation League published a blog article about our class. Here is the link and feel free to share it with your friends!!! Congratulations!!

Today we will finish our Malala book projects which are due on 12/22 (next Monday).

After break it will be all about completing our research projects.

For today, make sure you have completed the following:

  • Your title and cover page
  • Your table of contents
  • Your letter to the reader
  • Your letter to Malala's father
  • 8-10 pages of images and captions
  • Maps of where Malala lived
Then assemble and be ready to present next Monday.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Week of December 8 and beyond...our Human Rights Research Final & Malala project

Hi everyone,

Today we will begin our finals and  work on the independent Malala book projects!!!

Both assignments are links here on the blog to the left of this post.

For your research you must find information from credible human rights organizations. Links to these organizations are below:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Week of December 1, our grades

Hi everyone,

Today we will look at our grades for this marking period. 

  • Please go to the Engrade website to see your grades. You need your access code to do this. See me if you have any questions or see any discrepancies.
  • Then please answer the questions on the grade evaluation form

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Week of November 13, Using the Blog

Hi everyone,

Today we are going to practice using our blog, posting comments, and responding to comments.

Please answer the questions below as a comment to the blog.

  1. What is the value of using technology as part of class?
  2. What experience do you have using blogs?
  3. Do you know how to type?
  4. Do you have a computer with internet access at home?

Then read the comments of another classmate and respond to his or her comments by answering:

  1. What do you have in common with the answers of this classmate?
  2. What question do you have?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Week of September 24, Welcome to Our Class Blog

Hi everyone,

This week we are going to become familiar with using a class blog.

Each week we will be using our blog to share our ideas about the literature we read and the themes we discuss in class.

  • Headphones
  • Gmail account (click here to get a gmail account) (make sure you choose a user name and password that you will remember because you will have to sign in often)
  • Google docs account (comes with gmail and is free)
  • Internet at home
I will expect you to finish the assignments on this blog each week. If you do not, you will have to finish them for homework.
This week, please use google docs to answer the questions below:
  1. How do you feel about using technology (computers, internet, smart boards, etc.) in the classroom and why?
  2. What experience do you have using blogs as part of your classes?
  3. Why is it important to learn to use a blog for our class?
  4. How will using this blog help you in the future as a college student and when you are a professional adult?
Once you have answered the questions below, please paste your answer into a comment to our blog. Be sure to put your first and last name on your post so we know who you are. Please do not use a nickname because this can be confusing.
Then, read two classmate's comments and write a comment to them answering the questions below:
  1. What do you like about their blog post and why?

  2. What did you find interesting and why?