EDGE

TUESDAY 1/30/19

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

https://app.discoveryeducation.com/learn/videos/77b2b46f-d0a3-4fed-ba25-a023db26afd0/


How Does Your Brain Compare to a Computer?

In many ways, a brain is similar to a computer. For example:

  • Both have memory that can be expanded.
  • Both can be damaged.
  • Both can be changed and modified.
  • Both are studied by scientists.

In some ways, our brain is very different from a computer:

  • Memories in the brain expand with stronger synaptic connections. The computer memory is expanded by adding computer chips.
  • If the brain is damaged, it can sometimes make new connections, bypassing damaged areas, but there are no replacement parts like those for a computer.
  • The brain is always on (even when we are asleep!). When the power is turned off for a computer, signals are not transmitted.
  • Scientists understand how a computer works, but they are just now unlocking the mysteries of how the human brain works.

How else is your brain similar to or different from a computer, and how do we know?

LIST WAYS THAT COMPUTERS & DEVICES AND BRAINS ARE THE SAME & WAYS THEY ARE DIFFERENT

EXAMPLE:

DEVICE SAME AS THE BRAIN DIFFERENT FROM THE BRAIN

Fitbit Fitness Tracker Monitors the body Cannot control the body

Communicates conditions




VIDEO - SEARCH ENGINES

https://app.discoveryeducation.com/learn/videos/2c7a8b2d-b2d1-4ae7-a098-5c60c57c2e88/


Write a paragraph comparing the way a computer search engine algorithm sorts information and the way you would like for information in a library. Does a human have any advantages over an artificial intelligence?









THURSDAY 1/24/19

DISCOVERY LEARNING

Picking our Mars Teams

The Plan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavonis_Mons#/media/File:Pavonis_Mons_THEMIS_day_IR_100m_v11_0.5.jpg

https://www.inverse.com/article/36777-mars-moon-human-colony-lava-tubes


Responsibilities

1)ENGINEERING SYSTEMS

POWER + AIR (gases, radiation shielding & temperature) WATER & WASTE

Building circuits & filtration system

2) MEDICAL & SCIENCE RESEARCH

Building medical diagnostic tools - prototypes

3) FARM & TERRAFORMING PROJECTS

Growing & caring for plants in the GBE space area

4) CONSTRUCTION: BUILDING & REPAIR - HOUSING & FACILITIES 3D PRINTERS

Building the housing model

5) COMMAND PLANNING & DECISION –MAKING - COMMUNICATION - PROCUREMENT LOGISTICS

Building the "Hopper" launch rocket

6) ENGINEERS - ROBOTICS & TRANSPORTATION EQT SURFACE SUITS

Building drone

How to make architectural models

https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+make+architectural+models&safe=strict&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS740US740&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=zo-YnYJcXIeJyM%253A%252CgdBCpmvgmRowjM%252C_&usg=AI4_-kTY64-nDkBJVfYgTnxdiZD4PjU_tg&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjzgdrgsYTgAhUSWN8KHQurAVsQ9QEwD3oECAIQBA#imgrc=M7vmILx5hAbs5M:




TUESDAY 1/22/19

EVERFI Module 2 SMART SHOPPING



DISCOVERY PROJECT BASED LEARNING

BUILDING A MARS COLONY

1992 Biosphere - Now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OOimbkvCl4


https://www.ted.com/talks/jane_poynter_life_in_biosphere_2?language=en




WELCOME BACK! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

TODAY WE START EVERFI FINANCIAL LITERACY

LOG INTO YOUR PORTAL GOTO APPS FIND EVERFI CHOOSE FUTURESMART

Now take the survey & Do simulation 1 "MAYOR" (BTW Congratulations!)









  1. Read and watch the videos on the Discovery STEM Connect "Challenge Explore".
  2. Complete page 2 of the 3-D Printing Solutions using information obtained from Discovery. I modified this activity as I do not have individual student computers.
  3. Read "Life on Mars" (Discovery handout)
  4. Watch https://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_nip_how_humans_could_evolve_to_survive_in_space

If we hope to one day leave Earth and explore the universe, our bodies are going to have to get a lot better at surviving the harsh conditions of space. Using synthetic biology, Lisa Nip hopes to harness special powers from microbes on Earth -- such as the ability to withstand radiation -- to make humans more fit for exploring space. "We're approaching a time during which we'll have the capacity to decide our own genetic destiny," Nip says. "Augmenting the human body with new abilities is no longer a question of how, but of when."

  1. Respond to questions on "Life on Mars" (Social Studies Connection) based upon reading selection and the Tedtalk.



12/5/18 PBL DISCOVERY INNOVATION & INVENTIONS - PROTOTYPES OF STUFF THAT NEEDS TO BE INVENTED

https://list25.com/25-life-changing-technological-advances-the-last-decade-has-seen/5/

Mrs.Sapp's IDEA #1

Schools should be AR meeting spaces that we attend as holographs (uniform) while actually being comfortably at home (PJs)

What are your groups ideas?

Think about food shelter clothing health fitness entertainment social events education shopping travel transportation ...


12/3/18 PBL DISCOVERY BUILDING A MARS HABITAT

https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/29/nasa-mars-habitat-contest-finalists/

CONDITIONS ON MARS

https://www.space.com/27202-living-on-mars-conditions-infographic.html

https://www.scienceinschool.org/2011/issue19/habitat


12/19/18

FINAL MAWI LESSONS & SUMMATIVE GRAPHIC ORGANIZER

11/27/18

MAWI LEARNING

Lessons 2 & 3

11/20/18

MAWI LEARNING MINDSET

MAWI LEARNING

MINDSET - GROWTH MINDSET

ASSIGNMENT

You have been assigned to be a PEER-TUTOR for a six grade student, Taylor. This student is missing many basic skills in mathematics and feels that math will never be a subject that can be mastered.

ON YOUR GRAPHIC WRITE 5 REASONS WHY BUILDING A GROWTH MINDSET CAN HELP Taylor get better in sixth grade mathematics.


11/14/18

MAWI LEARNING MINDSET

MAWI LEARNING

MINDSET

Lesson 01: Grow Your Brain

Summary

You can create a powerful brain or a weak brain. Your brain gets stronger and makes new connections when you learn something new. You can make your brain stronger by practicing, learning from mistakes, finding coaches who can help you grow, and believing that you can grow. How will you grow your brain and abilities today?

Assignment

1. Complete all reading and interactive practice in this lesson.

2. Complete the 04.01 Grow Your Brain Quiz

04.01 Grow Your Brain Quiz MINDSET

Lesson 01: Grow Your Brain

1. What would be the best way to grow a stronger brain?

Only study a few subjects that you’re good at

Spend time studying things you find challenging

Study the science of the brain and learn how to memorize

Read the same book at least two times

2. Select the best answer. When you challenge your brain, you are building new…

Neurons and neural pathways

Understandings

Sections of your brain

Skills and natural talents

3. Mark and Luke are twin brothers: Mark is getting an “A” in math, Luck is getting a “C”. Luke thinks, “There is no point in trying, Mark is just better at math than me.” Which of these statements is true, based on the evidence presented in this lesson?

Even if Luke tries harder on assignments, he will probably keep failing

Luke can get better at math, if he challenges his brain to practice

Mark was just born smarter than Luke

Mark should be tutoring Luke in math

4. Carly wants to improve her Spanish skills. What would be the best way for her to improve her Spanish?

Listen to a Spanish-language radio station and take detailed notes

Read her textbook, take notes in class and go to extra study sessions

Try to talk with a Spanish speaker, even if she can’t understand some of the words



10/29/18

Teacher Mrs. Sapp

Student…………………………………………………………………………………….Date………………

MAWI LEARNING

RELATIONSHIPS

Lesson 04: Open Your Conversations

In this lesson, you will learn how to create open conversations with friends, teachers, and family.

Summary

Open Conversations create greater understanding and make it easier for both sides to get what they need. Closed Conversations decrease trust and increase anger and frustration. You can have Open Conversations when you start by listening, assume you don't know, and share your thoughts.

Assignment

Grace got her Language Arts paper back from her teacher with a big red “D” on the top. Grace is upset--she worked really hard on this paper and thought it was good. Grace starts by having a Closed Conversation with her teacher.

Closed Conversation


Start by talking - "You were so unfair to me. I deserve an A."

Assume you know - "You gave me a bad grade because you don't like me"

Share nothing - "I don't care what you say. "


1. For your assignment, change Grace's conversation to an Open Conversation. Write complete sentences describing how Grace could:

  • Grace starts with " Mrs. Montividez I would like to ask you bout the grade on this assignment"

o Start by Listening

o Assume You Don't Know

o Share Your Thoughts






10/12/18 HAPPY FRIDAY!

Student Council Elections

PBL Project:

  • How Do Designs and Plans Become Products? How is our compost progressing?



10/10/18 EDGE SURVEY

EDGE Survey

1. Log onto student computer with your own username and password.

2. Open web browser

3. Type in the url: Surveys.panoramaed.com/miamidade

4. Enter Access Code: Student ID including 0s.

5. Click the Start the Survey Button. (2 green buttons right hand side)

-If you need to take in Spanish click box in left hand corner.

6. Complete the survey and click the submit button (blue button).

7. Complete second survey about the school.


10/8/18 RESTORATIVE PRACTICES - What does friendship mean to me?



10/4/18 COMPOST CHECK

10/2/18 GETTING ORGANIZED - Let's look at our Bookbags & Desks then write the Gummy Bear letter.

9/28/18 FRIDAY RESTORATIVE PRACTICES - SUPERHEROES

Superheroes are considered by many as strong leaders and defenders of humanity. If you could be a superhero which superhero would you be and why?

POST IT - What strengths do you have that are like your superhero?


9/26/18 WEDNESDAY PBL- Making Compost

9/24/18 MONDAY MAWI - STAYING IN THE ZONE CREATING THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR


9/20/18 Thursday Project-based Learning COMPOSTING

The United States has the most agriculturally productive land in the world – why do we need to investigate ways to increase food production?

http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Agriculture/Arable-land/Hectares

But the U.S. has had terrible ecological disasters like The Dustbowl of the 1930’s that took 100 million acres of land out of farming. There were 14 dust storms in 1932 on the Great Plains. There were 38 dust storms in 1933 on the Great Plains. More than 300,000 people moved to California during the Dust Bowl to start over because of the damage to land caused by the Dust Bowl.

https://www.livescience.com/4915-1930s-dust-bowl-bad.html

So if you do live in a part of the world that has poor soil and limited access to fresh water – what are some solutions?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNQeP2P0lbA

Composting is using a natural process in a smart way to grow more food by giving plants better soil to grow in.

https://ecommons.cornell.edu/handle/1813/11313



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What would happen if all of the decomposers on Earth disappeared?

How long would it take for all of the dead plants, insects and animals to cover the surface of the Earth and keep building up?

Physical decomposers:

mites, millipedes, centipedes, sow bugs, snails, slugs, spiders, springtails, beetles, ants, flies, nematodes, flatworms,

rotifers earthworms.

Microbial decomposers:

Bacteria - actinomycetes, protozoa, and fungi

Five factors influence how long composting takes and how much heat is generated:


HANDOUT - PLANNING PAGES

COMPOSTING

Physical decomposers:

mites, millipedes, centipedes, sow bugs, snails, slugs, spiders, springtails, beetles, ants, flies, nematodes, flatworms,

rotifers earthworms.

Microbial decomposers:

Bacteria - actinomycetes, protozoa, and fungi

Five factors influence how long composting takes and how much heat is generated:

With ideal composting conditions, high temperatures will be generated to destroy weeds and pathogens and organic materials can be composted in several weeks. In less than perfect conditions, decomposition may take several months or even years. But remember that, as with all organic materials, composting will happen in a matter of time.

1) Carbon/Nitrogen Ratio – between 25:1 to 30:1

Decomposers need carbon for energy and nitrogen for growth. Carbonaceous materials are generally brown or yellow, dry, coarse and bulky compared with nitrogenous materials, which tend to be green, succulent, gooey and dense.

What to add to your compost pile? Examples of biodegradable items

· Food Waste

· Most paper products (not shiny paper – photos or magazines)

· Egg shells

· Grass Clippings

· Flower/brush clippings

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· Sewage

· Slaughterhouse waste

10 Major Agricultural Problems of India

1. Farms are too small and spread out

2. Access to high quality seeds

3. Manures, Fertilizers and Biocides:

Indian soils have been used for growing crops over thousands of years without caring much for replenishing. This has led to depletion and exhaustion of soils resulting in their low productivity. The average yields of almost all the crops are among the lowest in the world. This is a serious problem which can be solved by using more manures and fertilizers. The country has a potential of 650 million tonnes of rural and 160 tonnes of urban compost which is not fully utilized at present.

4.Irrigation

5.Lack of mechanization

6.Soil erosion

Large tracts of fertile land suffer from soil erosion by wind and water. This area must be properly treated and restored to its original fertility.

7. Agricultural Marketing:

Farmers have to depend upon local traders and middlemen for the disposal of their farm produce which is sold at throw-away price.

8. Inadequate storage facilities:

Farmers are compelled to sell their produce immediately after the harvest at the prevailing market prices which are bound to be low.

9. Inadequate transport:

Farmers cannot carry their produce to the main market and are forced to sell it in the local market at low price.

10. Scarcity of capital


WHY DO YOU THINK THAT COMPOSTING WOULD BE THE EASIEST THING FOR INDIAN VILLAGE FARMERS TO CHANGE?

Best response:

If Indian farmers decided to start composting they could grow more crops than they do yearly now. The compost would be good fertilizer and will help grow healthy crops.


Project-based Learning Challenge Feeding the World

POPULATION GROWTH - How Can We Feed the World of 2025?


MAWI Class Session 9/13/18

How to turn a VICTIM MOMENT into a TURBO MOMENT


Come up with an example of a VICTIM SITUATION and describe the problem. Figure out a way to illustrate the situation in a photo with captions.

Then come up with a TURBO BUTTON solution to the problem. Figure out a way to illustrate the situation in a photo with captions.













HIT YOUR TURBO!

Turbo Your Dreams

1. Because Holly hit her Turbo Button, she is more prepared to reach her dream. What are some of your dreams? How can you hit your Turbo Button today?

2. Describe one dream you have for yourself.

What are some Turbo actions you can take this week to move closer to this dream?

SUMMARY OF LESSON

1. What is the Turbo Button, and how can you use it?

2. Describe a time when you hit your Turbo Button. What did you do? Why did you do it?