Category Archives: Agenda & HW

Storify + Twitter

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I first did a post on using Twitter as a PD tool two years ago. Considering that Twitter is going to be 9 years old in March, I was way late to the party.  I also admit that I was late to the party in joining Twitter. I didn’t join Twitter until January 2008 when Twitter was already two years old.

I am a slow adapter, an infrequent contributor and a “sunny day friend” to Twitter. The only time I am really on is when I am at a conference, lurking at a conference that I am not at, or forgetting that my Instagram is connected to my Twitter. But last year my huge epiphany happened at ISTE 2014 when I found notes to sessions that I was locked out of available to me on Twitter just by following the hashtag #ISTE2014. Don’t know how to do this or what a hashtag is, go here. For Tweet-phobes, I offer this: if you are going to a conference, especially a national conference, join Twitter even if it’s just to follow the hashtag for the conference.

This post, despite the long intro is really about the power of combining Twitter with Storify, especially now that Storify allows you to make Twitter cards. It allows people like me who lurk at conferences that I don’t actually attend (like NCTE) to use Storify to pull pertinent tweets from others together to synthesize my own learning. Check out Amy Rudd’s example linked below. She too did not go to NCTE but learned anyway by following the tweets.

Her story

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Homework Day 2

If you were absent on day 2 for English (3/28 for odd periods; 3/31 for even periods) please do the following:

Go to resources (other) in blackboard and look at the day 2 presentation

Go to handouts and fill out the day 2 notes using the presentation and transcripts

Fill out the exit pass in the Discuss It! area and submit.

If you have questions, please email Mrs. Ikeda.

Agenda and HW Day 1

For the 7th grade English classes, if you missed Day 1 (3/25 for odd periods); (3/27 for even periods) – here’s the homework:

Six-word memoir + selfie

Take a picture of yourself

Write a 6 word memoir (no more, no less). Go to blackboard and assignments to turn it in. If you have questions, email me, Mrs. Ikeda.

Apply for a Grant for Your Classroom

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The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The Foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them.

The foundation awards grants to individuals in amounts up to $10,000.

 

To get more information, or to apply online, click here. The application deadline is April 15, 2014.

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Technology Alone Will Not Transform Teaching

The article “Wrong focus: teacher-centered classrooms and technology” from Education Week talks about the failure of EdTech to live up to the promise of a new classrooms of the future for two key reasons:

  1. We continue to focus on the value of EdTech by what the teachers do with it NOT what the students do with it.
  2. We continue to focus on the value of EdTech by what happens to the high stakes, standardized test scores.

Focus

Educational Technology Will Not Transform Teaching

The article “Wrong focus: teacher-centered classrooms and technology” from Education Week talks about the failure of EdTech to live up to the promise of a new classrooms of the future for two key reasons:

  1. We continue to focus on the value of EdTech by what the teachers do with it NOT what the students do with it.
  2. We continue to focus on the value of EdTech by what happens to the high stakes, standardized test scores.

Focus

Tonight’s Screencast

Watch the following screencast for homework and be ready to submit your entry pass reflection in class.

How to submit an assignment on BB

Entertainment Links

ABC

CBS

NBC

PBS

FOX

Cartoon Network

Discovery Kids

Nickolodeon (check out the games)

Animal Planet

MTV

Disney Movies

Local Events links:

Prince Kuhio Theatres

Kress Theatres

Palace Theatre

‘Imiloa

Lyman Museum

Center Stage dance studio

 

Help grow this list. Let me know what other learning activities are available for teens.

May 16 – 26, 2011

Monday, May 16

viewing, work day – quotes worksheet

HW: quotes worksheet/outline due next class

Tuesday, A day

same as Monday

Wednesday 5/18 B day

Work day, drafting

HW: draft due for peer review in class

Thursday, 5/19 C day

same as Wednesday

Friday, 5/20 PM schedule

Peer review and editing, revision

HW: Final paper due on Monday, 5/23

Monday, 5/23 Monday schedule

Preparation for final, turn in final essay

Finals on Thursday, May 26

May 9-13, 2011

Monday May 9, D day

Discussion

Act V kuisa (Act V study guide turned in to bb)

Book check

Final vocab. tree test

HW: Read Ko’olau page 21 – 1st paragraph 29

Tuesday, 5/10

same as Monday

Wednesday 5/11 D day

Reading/discussion p. 29 – top of 34

viewing

HW: Read Ko’olau 34-end

Thursday 5/12 A day

same as Wednesday

Friday AM schedule all classes

Viewing, essay of classification work (thesis due next class)

HW: Essay of definition thesis to bb