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June 3-7, 2013

posted May 30, 2013, 4:56 AM by Victor Viereck

Essential Questions:

What do I need to do?         

What can I use to find what I need?      

Where can I find what I need?            

What information can I use?   

How can I put my information together?

How will I know if I did well?  

Introduction: Answer the Question of the Day  on your blog 
(Write in complete sentences, use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.)
Objectives:

Students will define the information problem and identify information needed in order to complete the task, in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.

Students will extract relevant information from a source, organize information from multiple sources, in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.

Students will cite Internet sources, in writing, in a correct bibliographic format.

Students will watch videos on Plagiarism and complete an assessment with 65% or better.

Using the World Wide Web, students will Research, write for a variety of purposes and produce a variety of products, which engage readers, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

Students will judge the product (effectiveness) and judge the information problem-solving process (efficiency), in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.


Activities: Week 15 (33)
Closing/Summary: Let everyone know what you did/learned today in class. You will sum up what you learned in class today. Write a summary/comment up to 140 characters. Comment on your own Blog.
Homework
  • Collect as many photographs of your family and yourself.  Add captions to your photos.  Bring them to class.  They can be sent via the Web.  Take a new photograph related to technology every week and add a caption.
  • What's New in Technology?  Investigate new or emerging (future) technology or technology products.  What do you think about this Technology or technology Product? Write a one paragraph review, reaction or summary about one of these technologies on your blog.  You may include an image if necessary.
  • Help your parent or guardian to sign up on Engrade.  Discuss your assignments and grades.  Your parent must send an Engrade message to me from their own account.

May 28-31

posted May 30, 2013, 4:52 AM by Victor Viereck

Essential Questions:

What do I need to do?         

What can I use to find what I need?      

Where can I find what I need?            

What information can I use?   

How can I put my information together?

How will I know if I did well?  

Introduction: Answer the Question of the Day  on your blog 
(Write in complete sentences, use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.)
Objectives:

Students will define the information problem and identify information needed in order to complete the task, in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.

Students will extract relevant information from a source, organize information from multiple sources, in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.

Students will cite Internet sources, in writing, in a correct bibliographic format.

Students will watch videos on Plagiarism and complete an assessment with 65% or better.

Using the World Wide Web, students will Research, write for a variety of purposes and produce a variety of products, which engage readers, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

Students will judge the product (effectiveness) and judge the information problem-solving process (efficiency), in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.


Activities: Week 14 (32)
Closing/Summary: Let everyone know what you did/learned today in class. You will sum up what you learned in class today. Write a summary/comment up to 140 characters. Comment on your own Blog.
Homework
  • Collect as many photographs of your family and yourself.  Add captions to your photos.  Bring them to class.  They can be sent via the Web.  Take a new photograph related to technology every week and add a caption.
  • What's New in Technology?  Investigate new or emerging (future) technology or technology products.  What do you think about this Technology or technology Product? Write a one paragraph review, reaction or summary about one of these technologies on your blog.  You may include an image if necessary.
  • Help your parent or guardian to sign up on Engrade.  Discuss your assignments and grades.  Your parent must send an Engrade message to me from their own account.

May 20-24

posted May 30, 2013, 4:48 AM by Victor Viereck

Essential Questions:

What do I need to do?         

What can I use to find what I need?      

Where can I find what I need?            

What information can I use?   

How can I put my information together?

How will I know if I did well?  

Introduction: Answer the Question of the Day  on your blog 
(Write in complete sentences, use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.)
Objectives:

Students will define the information problem and identify information needed in order to complete the task, in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.

Students will extract relevant information from a source, organize information from multiple sources, in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.

Students will cite Internet sources, in writing, in a correct bibliographic format.

Students will watch videos on Plagiarism and complete an assessment with 65% or better.

Using the World Wide Web, students will Research, write for a variety of purposes and produce a variety of products, which engage readers, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

Students will judge the product (effectiveness) and judge the information problem-solving process (efficiency), in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.


Activities: Week 13 (31)
Closing/Summary: Let everyone know what you did/learned today in class. You will sum up what you learned in class today. Write a summary/comment up to 140 characters. Comment on your own Blog.
Homework
  • Collect as many photographs of your family and yourself.  Add captions to your photos.  Bring them to class.  They can be sent via the Web.  Take a new photograph related to technology every week and add a caption.
  • What's New in Technology?  Investigate new or emerging (future) technology or technology products.  What do you think about this Technology or technology Product? Write a one paragraph review, reaction or summary about one of these technologies on your blog.  You may include an image if necessary.
  • Help your parent or guardian to sign up on Engrade.  Discuss your assignments and grades.  Your parent must send an Engrade message to me from their own account.

May 13-17, 2013

posted May 14, 2013, 4:48 AM by Victor Viereck

Essential Questions:

What do I need to do?         

What can I use to find what I need?      

Where can I find what I need?            

What information can I use?   

How can I put my information together?

How will I know if I did well?  

Introduction: Answer the Question of the Day  on your blog 
(Write in complete sentences, use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.)
Objectives:

Students will define the information problem and identify information needed in order to complete the task, in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.

Students will extract relevant information from a source, organize information from multiple sources, in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.

Students will cite Internet sources, in writing, in a correct bibliographic format.

Students will watch videos on Plagiarism and complete an assessment with 65% or better.

Using the World Wide Web, students will Research, write for a variety of purposes and produce a variety of products, which engage readers, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

Students will judge the product (effectiveness) and judge the information problem-solving process (efficiency), in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.


Activities: Week 12 (30)
Closing/Summary: Let everyone know what you did/learned today in class. You will sum up what you learned in class today. Write a summary/comment up to 140 characters. Comment on your own Blog.
Homework
  • Collect as many photographs of your family and yourself.  Add captions to your photos.  Bring them to class.  They can be sent via the Web.  Take a new photograph related to technology every week and add a caption.
  • What's New in Technology?  Investigate new or emerging (future) technology or technology products.  What do you think about this Technology or technology Product? Write a one paragraph review, reaction or summary about one of these technologies on your blog.  You may include an image if necessary.
  • Help your parent or guardian to sign up on Engrade.  Discuss your assignments and grades.  Your parent must send an Engrade message to me from their own account.

May 6-10, 2013

posted May 14, 2013, 4:47 AM by Victor Viereck


Essential Questions:

What do I need to do?         

What can I use to find what I need?      

Where can I find what I need?            

What information can I use?   

How can I put my information together?

How will I know if I did well?  

Introduction: Answer the Question of the Day  on your blog 
(Write in complete sentences, use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.)
Objectives:

Students will define the information problem and identify information needed in order to complete the task, in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.

Students will extract relevant information from a source, organize information from multiple sources, in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.

Students will cite Internet sources, in writing, in a correct bibliographic format.

Students will watch videos on Plagiarism and complete an assessment with 65% or better.

Using the World Wide Web, students will Research, write for a variety of purposes and produce a variety of products, which engage readers, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

Students will judge the product (effectiveness) and judge the information problem-solving process (efficiency), in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.


Activities: Week 12 (30)
Closing/Summary: Let everyone know what you did/learned today in class. You will sum up what you learned in class today. Write a summary/comment up to 140 characters. Comment on your own Blog.
Homework
  • Collect as many photographs of your family and yourself.  Add captions to your photos.  Bring them to class.  They can be sent via the Web.  Take a new photograph related to technology every week and add a caption.
  • What's New in Technology?  Investigate new or emerging (future) technology or technology products.  What do you think about this Technology or technology Product? Write a one paragraph review, reaction or summary about one of these technologies on your blog.  You may include an image if necessary.
  • Help your parent or guardian to sign up on Engrade.  Discuss your assignments and grades.  Your parent must send an Engrade message to me from their own account.

April 29 - May 3, 2013

posted Apr 29, 2013, 4:31 AM by Victor Viereck   [ updated Apr 29, 2013, 4:35 AM ]

Essential Questions:

What do I need to do?         

What can I use to find what I need?      

Where can I find what I need?            

What information can I use?   

How can I put my information together?

How will I know if I did well?  

Introduction: Answer the Question of the Day  on your blog 
(Write in complete sentences, use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.)
Objectives:

Students will define the information problem and identify information needed in order to complete the task, in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.

Students will extract relevant information from a source, organize information from multiple sources, in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.

Students will cite Internet sources, in writing, in a correct bibliographic format.

Students will watch videos on Plagiarism and complete an assessment with 65% or better.

Using the World Wide Web, students will Research, write for a variety of purposes and produce a variety of products, which engage readers, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

Students will judge the product (effectiveness) and judge the information problem-solving process (efficiency), in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.


Activities: Week 12 (30)
Closing/Summary: Let everyone know what you did/learned today in class. You will sum up what you learned in class today. Write a summary/comment up to 140 characters. Comment on your own Blog.
Homework
  • Collect as many photographs of your family and yourself.  Add captions to your photos.  Bring them to class.  They can be sent via the Web.  Take a new photograph related to technology every week and add a caption.
  • What's New in Technology?  Investigate new or emerging (future) technology or technology products.  What do you think about this Technology or technology Product? Write a one paragraph review, reaction or summary about one of these technologies on your blog.  You may include an image if necessary.
  • Help your parent or guardian to sign up on Engrade.  Discuss your assignments and grades.  Your parent must send an Engrade message to me from their own account.

April 22-26, 2013

posted Apr 19, 2013, 3:41 AM by Victor Viereck

Essential Questions:

Why is it important to use a variety of search strategies?




What strategies are there for effective and efficient online searches?


How do you know if information is credible?

How do you know if information is fact or fiction?

What plan of action would you use to conduct an online search?


Introduction: Answer the Question of the Day  on your blog 
(Write in complete sentences, use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.)
Objectives:

Students will read, discuss, analyze, and use information from Web sources, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric

Students will use a variety of search strategies to locate and evaluate Web resources, with a student performance at the basic level or above.


Students will perform different types of online searches including Web, Books, News, Scholar, and Image search, then analyze the results,  with a student performance at the basic level or above.


Using the World Wide Web, students will create an alert or automatic search, with a student performance at the basic level or above.


Students will watch videos on Online Sources and Web Searches and complete an assessment with 65% or better.



Activities: Week 11 (29)
Closing/Summary: Let everyone know what you did/learned today in class. You will sum up what you learned in class today. Write a summary/comment up to 140 characters. Comment on your own Blog.
Homework
  • Collect as many photographs of your family and yourself.  Add captions to your photos.  Bring them to class.  They can be sent via the Web.  Take a new photograph related to technology every week and add a caption.
  • What's New in Technology?  Investigate new or emerging (future) technology or technology products.  What do you think about this Technology or technology Product? Write a one paragraph review, reaction or summary about one of these technologies on your blog.  You may include an image if necessary.
  • Help your parent or guardian to sign up on Engrade.  Discuss your assignments and grades.  Your parent must send an Engrade message to me from their own account.

April 15-19, 2013

posted Apr 12, 2013, 8:49 AM by Victor Viereck

Essential Questions:

Why is it important to use a variety of search strategies?




What strategies are there for effective and efficient online searches?


How do you know if information is credible?

How do you know if information is fact or fiction?

What plan of action would you use to conduct an online search?


Introduction: Answer the Question of the Day  on your blog 
(Write in complete sentences, use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.)
Objectives:

Students will read, discuss, analyze, and use information from Web sources, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric

Students will use a variety of search strategies to locate and evaluate Web resources, with a student performance at the basic level or above.


Students will perform different types of online searches including Web, Books, News, Scholar, and Image search, then analyze the results,  with a student performance at the basic level or above.


Using the World Wide Web, students will create an alert or automatic search, with a student performance at the basic level or above.


Students will watch videos on Online Sources and Web Searches and complete an assessment with 65% or better.


Activities: Week 10 (28)
  1. Monday: Netiquette Project
  2. Tuesday: Netiquette Project
  3. Wednesday:Netiquette Project
  4. Thursday:Netiquette Project
  5. Friday: Netiquette Project
Closing/Summary: Let everyone know what you did/learned today in class. You will sum up what you learned in class today. Write a summary/comment up to 140 characters. Comment on your own Blog.
Homework
  • Collect as many photographs of your family and yourself.  Add captions to your photos.  Bring them to class.  They can be sent via the Web.  Take a new photograph related to technology every week and add a caption.
  • What's New in Technology?  Investigate new or emerging (future) technology or technology products.  What do you think about this Technology or technology Product? Write a one paragraph review, reaction or summary about one of these technologies on your blog.  You may include an image if necessary.
  • Help your parent or guardian to sign up on Engrade.  Discuss your assignments and grades.  Your parent must send an Engrade message to me from their own account.

April 8-12, 2013

posted Apr 8, 2013, 6:13 AM by Victor Viereck   [ updated Apr 8, 2013, 6:15 AM ]

Essential Questions:

What are the legal and ethical considerations involved in using the creative work of others?


What are your rights and responsibilities as a creator and consumer of content?

How do you make ethical decision about the use of creative works?

How can you make responsible choices when you use other people’s creative work?

How do you use key concepts of inspiration, appropriation, copyright, and fair use and examine how they relate to creative work?

Introduction: Answer the Question of the Day  on your blog 
(Write in complete sentences, use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.)
Objectives:

Using the World Wide Web and a blog, students will describe how to make decisions about the use of materials based on the principles of copyright and fair use, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.

Students will read, discuss and analyze information from articles, analyze the perspectives of the original creator, potential audiences, and the broader community when using others’ material, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

Given a variety of multimedia texts and videos, students will analyze the principles of copyright and fair use in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.


Using the World Wide Web and a blog, students will describe how to make decisions about the use of materials based on the principles of copyright and fair use, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 65% on writing rubric.

Students will watch videos on Copyright and complete an assessment with 65% or better.



Activities: Week 9 (27)
  1. Monday: Netiquette Project
  2. Tuesday: Netiquette Project
  3. Wednesday:Netiquette Project
  4. Thursday:Netiquette Project
  5. Friday: Netiquette Project
Closing/Summary: Let everyone know what you did/learned today in class. You will sum up what you learned in class today. Write a summary/comment up to 140 characters. Comment on your own Blog.
Homework
  • Collect as many photographs of your family and yourself.  Add captions to your photos.  Bring them to class.  They can be sent via the Web.  Take a new photograph related to technology every week and add a caption.
  • What's New in Technology?  Investigate new or emerging (future) technology or technology products.  What do you think about this Technology or technology Product? Write a one paragraph review, reaction or summary about one of these technologies on your blog.  You may include an image if necessary.
  • Help your parent or guardian to sign up on Engrade.  Discuss your assignments and grades.  Your parent must send an Engrade message to me from their own account.

March 25-28, 2013

posted Mar 22, 2013, 4:46 AM by Victor Viereck

Essential Questions:

What kind of person are you online, and how is this similar to or different from your offline self?


What are the risks and benefits of assuming different personas online?

Are there risks for creating an online presence that is very different than the offline one?

What does it means to be “real” or “fake”?

Why do people feel they can act in ways online that they wouldn’t act offline?

What role does entertainment media and technology play in shaping teens identities?

Introduction: Answer the Question of the Day  on your blog 
(Write in complete sentences, use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.)
Objectives:

Using the World Wide Web and a blog, students will describe similarities and differences in how people represent themselves online and offline, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 80% on writing rubric.


Students will read, discuss and analyze information from articles, analyze the risks and benefits of assuming different personas online, and think critically about what it means to be genuine in an online context, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

Using graphic editing software and/or tools, students will create avatars for three different online settings, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric

Given a variety of multimedia texts and videos, students will analyze risky forms of self-disclosure and their possible consequences in writing, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 80% on writing rubric.


Students will watch videos on Self Expression and Identity and complete an assessment with 80% or better.



Activities: Week 8 (26)
  1. Monday: Cyber Safety - Cyberbullying Quiz
  2. Tuesday: Cyber Safety
  3. Wednesday:Netiquette - Project Netiquette Quiz
  4. Thursday:Netiquette Project
  5. Friday: 
Closing/Summary: Let everyone know what you did/learned today in class. You will sum up what you learned in class today. Write a summary/comment up to 140 characters. Comment on your own Blog.
Homework
  • Collect as many photographs of your family and yourself.  Add captions to your photos.  Bring them to class.  They can be sent via the Web.  Take a new photograph related to technology every week and add a caption.
  • What's New in Technology?  Investigate new or emerging (future) technology or technology products.  What do you think about this Technology or technology Product? Write a one paragraph review, reaction or summary about one of these technologies on your blog.  You may include an image if necessary.
  • Help your parent or guardian to sign up on Engrade.  Discuss your assignments and grades.  Your parent must send an Engrade message to me from their own account.

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