Sunday, February 15, 2015

This Week and Next


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.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Chapter 1: Video Connections & Essay Assignment

Watch the video and make connections to Chapter One: Recognizing Perspectives

Post your comment (click here for video tutorial)


Essay Assignment 
Due 2/6/15
Electronically to turnitin

p.  26 in textbook Personal Profile: Snapshot of the Moment

Please choose 4 questions from items 1-6 only

 Please take into account both the pros & cons with combination of evidence from:

~Personal experience
~IB classes

Monday, January 19, 2015

Final Week

1.  Please make sure to attend your scheduled appointment for TOK EA.  

2.  You need two KQ that explicitly relate to the prescribed title.

3.  Tuesday & Thursday Agenda

~~Redo of Internal Assessments

~~Grading of Ethics notes using rubric

~~Completion of Reflection Journal (Newseum; Ethics; War Photographer)

4.  Full Draft of TOK EA:  2/4/15  (After that I cannot touch it)

Please use your resources:  
G Drive
TOK Textbook
Skills & Practice Workbook

Thursday, December 18, 2014

January Updates: Over the Break

Please review the shared calendar!

 Converse with group members on Padlet Wall

#1:  Unpack the question
 #2:  What do you understand about the question
#3:  Run ideas past group members for feedback
#4: Ask questions for clarification

 Outline your Theory of Knowledge Prescribed Title

#1:  Develop a plan to tackle the essay
#2: Provide a focus
#3: Review the flow of information
#4: Review for completeness
#5: Check outline against rubric

Seminar: Ethics Related Text-January 5, 2015
 Cold Text: No Preparation Required
Ethics Chapter Notes:  January 9th, 2015 
 Please review the rubric for note-taking criteria
 Newseum Field Trip January 13, 2015
 Please let parents know the date change