Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Through Spring Break

We have spent time discussing the following concepts:


We now make our segue to Perception as our 1st WOK to study.

Over Spring Break you should have completed the following:

Completed your research on your Padlet Wall and done it thoroughly.

Read and taken notes on the Chapter on Perception (5)

Monday, March 9, 2015

Overview of Purpose of G+ Community

By Thursday's class time you should have:

Voted on the poll in the G+ Community
Responded to the post in the G+ Community about the essential questions
 Replied to a classmate from Mexico (with a question or comment to further the discussion)
Complete Challenge Beliefs Worksheet from Dr. Middleton

Monday-Chapter 3 & 4 Notes Presentations

Wednesday-Progress in your Collaborative Groups via Padlet 

Friday-Revision of Assessments (Knower's Profile and/or Photomontage)

What new understandings do you have about the Essential Questions after the Skype session?  New questions? Use the draw tool or record an audio!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

This week and next

 3/10/15 Skype Session with Dr. Middleton

Preparation for Skype Session: 
  1. Consider this situation--either recently or in the past--in which you acted aggressively (aggression can include attacking someone verbally such as name calling; physical aggression; or 'property destruction' such as throwing something).  Consider the context (e.g., what were you doing beforehand, where and when did it happen, etc.) and then take note of what you were thinking at the time as well as how you felt. 
  2. Check the website LessWrong:    Sophisticated Critical Thinking Blog

Chapter Notes Activity 3&4- In Class Presentations 3/12/15 3/16/15

Chapter 3 

Chapter 4 

Resubmissions of Knower's Profiles and/or Photomontages 3/20/15

Sunday, February 15, 2015

This Week and Next

Credits: quotessays.com

We have been working on culture and we are making our segue to chapter 2.

The Arrival:  your original post is due by 11:59 pm tonight and your reply to a classmate is due by Wednesday morning 6:59 am.  Please see the blog post rubric for guidelines.

Redo of reflection is due by Saturday 2/21/15 11:59 pm
 I have read your reflections and will start chiming in on them.  Additionally, I will leave voice comments in turnitin for your knower's profile essays (4 questions).   

Notes for Chapter 2 are due on Tueday 2/24/15 of this week.  Please adhere to the SQ3R guidelines to complete the chapter.  I will post a new rubric by Tuesday to complement the SQ3R process.

Adapted from Hunter Assessment in eLearning

Photomontage Assignment is coming up and we will start it in class on Wednesday.  The due date
 2/27/15-Friday by 11:59 pm Photomontage~~Dominant Culture vs. Sub-Culture.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Content Objective:  Students will examine the complexity of culture through a graphic novel

Language Objective:  Students will write both write a post and reply to a classmate using TOKish vocabulary from prior learning in the unit.


30 minutes-READ: Tan, Shaun. (2007) The Arrival. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books 

20 minutes-POST: Identify an image or sequence of images from The Arrival that you find particularly powerful. In your post, share which images you chose and reflect: What is powerful about them? What has the artist done to make them function in the way they do? How would you describe the way Shaun Tan’s book speaks about culture? What connections can you make to the work we have already done around culture? 

10 minutes-REPLY: Read your peers’ threads and click "reply" to post a substantive comment or question on at least one classmate's post.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Next Week

Tuesday Assignment

You have one of two articles:  How Time Flies or Cultural Profiles

Read and annotate the article to identify the following:

1.  Main Ideas & Ahas
2.  Connections to Chapter One
3.  Questions to Consider

Thursday Assignment

e-Reflection #1: Culture

You have shared your reflection already with me.
The parameters are in the journal itself along with the rubric.
You may write your reflection or insert an audio.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Partnership with ITESM (School in Monterrey, Mexico)

We are partner with a school in Mexico to explore culture...
...& develop a global framework for understanding. 

We need to narrow down our choices. 

Take a look at the sites below... 
...& select 5 choices for disasters that you would like to know more about. 

Catch: Cannot be a US or Mexican issue 

Site #3

Bring your top 5 to class tomorrow please.