Monday, December 21, 2015

Final Preparations for TOK Internal Assessments

Please review before finalizing:

1.  Rubric
2.  Checklist
3.  Questions to the right on this blog
4.  Full IA in dropbox (did you watch the video? read the examiner's comments?)
5.  Rehearse (confidence; competence)
6.  Review full mock process (videos; conferencing; outline)

Order of Presentations:

John & Awura:   9:30-9:50
Camilla & Nadia:   9:55-10:15
Taylor & Esmeralda:   10:20-10:40
Tiyra & Chamira: 10:45-11:05


Joycelyn & Temitope: 11:25-11:45
Mubeen: 11:50-12:00
Esther & Stephanie: 12:05-12:25
Victoria & Jesse: 12:30-12:50

Friday, December 11, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Personal Reflections on PBL: Poverty

1st Outline of TOK IA
Due 11:59 pm 12/4/15

Personal Reflection is due by Tuesday 12/8 7am
Comments on Videos from Mexico due by Tuesday 12/8 7am

Link to Alicia's Student Videos
Comments should include:
New information learned
Connections to the United States & Social Issues
Connections to IB Courses Studied
Padlet Link

I am very proud of all of you!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Monday: Are you reviewing the rubrics? Where are you? Self-Grade!

1.  Slides with images and/or words should be built out in Google Slides or Haiku Deck (or an alternative)

          ~Images should be high resolution with no pixel distortions
          ~Images should not be copywritten (use morgue file; wikimedia; Google [advanced setting])
          ~Images should be tasteful, but thought-provoking and impactful 
          ~Images should tell the story visually
          ~Images could be a word cloud (wordle, tagul, tagxedo) or an infographic (canva, piktochart)

2.  Script to accompany each image should be completed

          ~Script should have a beginning, middle, and end
          ~Script should have pathos, logos, and ethos
          ~Script should have a thesis

3.  How will you deliver this TED-Like talk?

          ~Pregnant Pauses?
          ~Body Language?
          ~Eye contact?

This will be our schedule for Monday:

FOOD:  11-11:20 am
With Pat: 11:20-11:40- Nadia, Victoria, and Camilla
With Pat: 11:40-12:00- Chamira, Mubeen, and Tiyra
With Pat: 12:00-12:20- Stephanie, Jesse, and Esther
With Pat: 12:20-12:40- Taylor, Esmeralda, and John
With Pat: 12:40-1:00-   Joycelyn, Temitope, and Awura

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Home Stretch

Be ready to run the script past us (sans the images) on Thursday.

Thursday will be spent finding images (high resolution)

Monday will be practicing with Pat

11/30 GO TIME

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Finishing the Deep Dive into the Data

I hope you got some ideas, inspiration, and courage from watching the TED Talks!

What more do we need to consider with our data?!  

What additional knowledge questions come to mind?

John & Nadia fed us a start with data and emotion.  What others come to mind?
How much context is needed to understand data? Need an emotional connection?

Read Mubeen's post about data and its effect on how a country receives aid.
The math helps people who need aid?  or hurts them?

Read Chamira's post.  She champions the people for her country of research!
Poverty is not a single story!

Read Awura's post where she connects her article to IB Math Studies IA! 
Data collection swims in the murkiest of waters.

Read Tiyra's post about how her country is perceived based on toursim ads!
How do people really live?

Read Temitope's post about what the GNI DOES NOT include!  
Are the measures fairly applied across countries?

Read Taylor's post about measuring poverty.
Have we changed measurements in the US?  The income gap is wider.

Questions to think about:

Past:  How much progress can we expect from the country based on the past?
People: How does culture play a role?  Languages? Religions? Ethnic Groups? etc.
Politics: How do government systems shape the progress of your country?
Place:  What is going on around in the other countries that influences yours?
Peace:  What are the wars based on?  culture? territory? religion?
Power:  How stable is the power?  When is the next election?  Implications?

Questions to think about:

Read the PPI for your country and how it was conducted.  Implications?
What value judgements are made based on the UN data?
Is the MPI a better tool to use?
Which index helps people understand your country best? Why?
In what way do you want people to understand your country?

For ALL:
Your group is the champion for your country of research!
What is special about it?  Why do they deserve help?
What more have you learned about poverty?
What are your new modes of thinking? on poverty? data? value judgments?
Review our old fav rubric?  Are you reflective yet as a group?

Friday, November 13, 2015

TED Talk Evaluations Friday in class 11/13/15


Use your device for to view the TED Talks 
Use the back of the rubrics to critique and take notes
You can make a 3 column chart on the back of the rubric or use your own paper