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Goal Setting | Future Studies Warm Up Activities | Project Options | Future Cities | Utopia | Science Fact or Fiction | Issue Study | Speeches |
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Click "Proceed anyway" button - site can be trusted!

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What Are We Doing in Discovery 7 This Week? Check Edmodo for updates and geography stumpers.

Week #20
"I'm so glad we've had this time together." - Carol Burnett Reflect on your time in Discovery this year. Fill out a survey to let me know what we should keep and what we should change.




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This Week's Agenda

Check your grades. Are all revisions and assignments turned in?

Final Presentations - P6


Discovery Rewards Sticker Bingo Stickers for Geography Stumper
Store Open - Spend or save your stickers!


Discovery Course Evaluation Reflect on your time in Discovery this year. Fill out a survey to let me know what we should keep and what we should change.
Summer Cerebral GoalsCommit to one brain exercise you will do throughout the summer to keep your gray matter in shape!


Wednesday's Challenge Folder Archive - Keep your speeches! Rename your Discovery folder






Week #18/#19

"There's No Business Like Show Business." -Irving BerlinGood luck on final presentations!This Week's Agenda
Reminder: I am out on Friday

Working on revisions or on self-planned activities. If you were scheduled to give your presentation Thursday and you were not in class, you're up to present on Tuesday. MakerSpace


Order of Operations:

  1. Finish preparations for final presentation, if you are giving it Thursday.
  2. Finish revisions of Discovery work
  3. Review your final presentation video
  4. Creating and Completing your own tasks - You must post your plan for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday's class sessions today in this form.
  5. Stickers awarded for posting your activity plan, reviewing your final presentation film, and for knowing/defining the word of the day and using it in a sentence. Turn in your work to edmodo.



Brain Teaser and stickers for geography stumper will happen on Thursday.

Don't know what you want to do for your activity?
Challenge me and/or your peers in chess through chesstime - Available as an app on iOS or Android.
My username is ms given.

You can also write a creative story (see edmodo for assignment) or create an infographic (see edmodo for assignment). Sort your feed by assignment to find these.





Week #17

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said,
"The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope." Who in your own life gives you reason for hope? Why do you think hope is important to our future?




Today's Plan

  • Did you earn free choice time?
  • Speeches?
  • Did you complete your review of speech #5? Go to edmodo and turn in your the grade you think you earned based on specific observations and evidence.
  • Did you complete your review of your February and April Extemporaneous speeches? Turn in your form to edmodo.
  • Checking on Task #5 and #6


This Week's Agenda
Suggested Order of Operations
  • Did you earn stickers Friday?
  • Sign up for Extemporaneous #3
  • Evaluate your growth on your extemporaneous speaking skills.
    • See Edmodo for the assignment, evaluation sheet,
      and directions for accessing speeches.
  • Finishing up task #6
  • Working on final presentation
  • Planning and carrying out optional activities.
  1. Finish Task 5/6
  2. Extemporaneous Speech Review and Eval
  3. Sign up for Extemporaneous #3
  4. Final Presentation - complete & sign up
  5. Plan and carry out optional activities


Current Optional Assignments in Edmodo:


Choose one of the above when you finish your project.




Week #16
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Will your imagination shape a better future for you and others?


This Week's Agenda
Friday's Plan Work on one or more of the following today: Evaluate your growth on your extemporaneous speaking skills. See Edmodo for the assignment, evaluation sheet, and directions for accessing speeches. Finishing up task #6 Working on final presentation Planning and carrying out optional activities.

In Other News:
Sticker Store Will Open Monday Send a selfie to me in Edmodo of your BRAVES wear for 3 stickers on Monday. Sign up for your next optional extemporaneous speech.


Earlier This Week:

Did you leave the room ready for the next class's learning?
Extemporaneous Speeches
Speech Peer Evaluation Links
Working on Task #6 and Final Presentations


Use your Goal Setting Doc or your Goal Progress Review
to help you fill out Goal Reflection #2


Current Optional Assignments in Edmodo:




Choose one of the above when you finish your project.


Week #15
John S Harrington said:
“Once again, this nation has said there are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond our reach.”

What frontiers will you explore?

This Week's Agenda Brain Teaser in Edmodo - No Googling :)

Extemporaneous Speeches today for yesterday's sign-up

Sign up for Extemporaneous Speeches Sign Up for Final Presentation Date Check Edmodo for Sticker Opportunities Finishing up Task #6 Map Checks Starting Final Presentations - Go Visual - Use speaker notes Use your Goal Setting Doc or your Goal Progress Review to help you fill out Goal Reflection #2

Week #14
Study the past, if you would divine the future.Confucius

This Week's Agenda


Help Jensen With Her Project - Bring in one or more items from this list
Help Allen with his Discovery Project

Brain Teaser

Send your parents an email - Lexiles Write Ms. Given (kim.given@ih.k12.oh.us) and your parents an email: I am challenging myself to read more complex text. The last book I read was _. It has a Lexile score of _. The next book I will read is called . It has a Lexile score of _.



Future Cities - Finishing up maps and paragraph Utopia - Planning your class task
Speech Review - Look at speech #4 and #5 videos
(see edmodo for assignment - due end of class Friday)
What is your evidence for growth? What is your grade?

10/10 - Performance significantly improved in two or more areas. 9/10 - Performance improved in one area 8/10 - Performance was steady 7/10 - Performance decreased




Upcoming
Goals - Where are you with yours?
Lexile Level - What's the last good book you read?
Creative Writing - Power of the Pen Prompt


Week #13
Cesar Chavez said:

“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.
We have seen the future, and the future is ours.”

What have you done to effect positive social change?




This Week's Agenda

Speeches & Independent Work Time Today Stickers and Store @ End of Class

Future Cities - Map Water Source & Water Treatment | Residential Areas| Cultural Areas | Major Transportation Lines | Emergency Services | Commercial Buildings

Utopia Turn in Task #4 | Working on Task #5 | Choose date to present Task #6

Speeches Speech #5 - Know When Your Speech Is
Speech Peer Evaluation Links

Upcoming
Goals - Where are you with yours?
Lexile Level - What's the last good book you read?
Creative Writing - Power of the Pen Prompt


Week #12
Elaine Maxwell said,
"My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own.
I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny."
What will you do to ensure your true destiny becomes reality?

This Week's Agenda

Brain Teaser Friday: Discussion - How do economics work?Suggest other topics

Clarifying 8th Grade Elective Choices
Sign Up for your speech slot


Future Cities Task #5 due April 10th (Have you turned in your task #4?) Utopia Task #4 due Friday Speeches on April 6th Update your speech forms - any changes you want to make? Can you get to your results?

Friday: Discussion - How do economics work? Suggest other topics



Week #11 Charles Robert Darwinsaid, "As for a future life, man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities." What probabilities would you like to make happen?

This Week's Agenda
Welcome to 4th quarter!
Students who have finished their task #4 work may have free choice time today. Store opens today.

Brain Teaser today Grades for Quarter 3 Finalized Future Cities Task #4 Due Friday Utopia Task #4 Due April 3rd Check Edmodo and Blackboard for grade updates and notifications. Looking ahead to final presentations

Week #10
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche said,"In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain.Either you already reach a higher point today, or you exercise your strength in order to be able to climb higher tomorrow."
What are you doing to reach a "higher point" today and tomorrow?

This Week's Agenda

Check Edmodo and Blackboard for grade updates and notifications.

Congratulations! These people have earned free choice time for today: Jensen, Nick, Maggie, Maddy, Louisa, Kathy, Ellie, Olivia, Jonathan, Anne

Sean Will C. Will S. & Alex



Stickers for Geography Stumper Store open on Friday for those who have their grade. Speech videos in your Novell network drive. Speech #4 Grades posted. Task #2 Revisions Graded. Task #3, #3A and #3B Revisions Graded.
Last week of 3rd quarter
Project tasks through Task #3/#3B will go on this quarter's grades.

Speech #4 will be on Monday and Tuesday in class. Peer Evaluation Links - Check your peer evaluation - are all your classmates' names correct, does your form work?

Those with all assignments turned in, and who are earning an 89.5% or higher by Thursday's class, will have a free choice day on Friday.

Week #9 John F. Kennedy said,
"The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men."
What do you think he meant by this?


This Week's Agenda

5 min Brain Teaser
15 Minute Task 3 Essay Revision
10 Minute Speech Prep - Speeches on Monday

Task #3B Grades go in starting today - marked as missing on 3/6 6 school days before end of Quarter 3
CHANGE: Speeches on Monday 3/9


Week #7/#8
Eleanor Roosevelt said, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."What dreams are you working toward?

This Week's Agenda
BRAVES Wear Stickers - Show your BRAVES pride! Brain Teaser Store is Open for Last 10 Minutes - Plan Ahead! Grades are updated for Writing Pre-Test Revisions Grades for 3A will be posted starting today.

Goal Check Form
A different view of goal tracking.

Do you need to revise task #2? Check grades.Do you need to revise your writing pre-test? (3 revisions, grow at least 2 points, score a 26)Do you need to complete task #3A? (Edmodo & WPP)Do you need to complete and post task #3B? (Edmodo & WPP)Check Edmodo Planner


PARCC Class Schedule
Goal Check Form
A different view of goal tracking.

Do you need to revise task #2? Check grades. Do you need to revise your writing pre-test? (3 revisions, grow at least 2 points, score a 26) Do you need to complete task #3A? (Edmodo & WPP) Do you need to complete and post task #3B? (Edmodo & WPP) Check Edmodo Planner Goal Check Form

Grades for Task #2 are posted Join our new edmodo course - all Discovery students together!!
fk7b5y is join code or go here: https://edmo.do/j/ujvm5a

Review extemporaneous speech videos.
Working on current project tasks.



Week #6
Arnold Glasgow said,"The future is the past returning through another gate." What do you think he meant by that?

This Week's Agenda
Extemporaneous Speeches Today Have you turned tasks into edmodo? Grades for Task #2 up next.



Preparing for Unprepared Speeches



WPP Prompts Linked to Project Tasks Future Cities Discovery 7 - Tasks 3A & 3B Utopia Discovery 7 - Utopias in HistoryDiscovery 7 - Utopia Literature Analysis



Grade Check What's Next in our Projects? Preparing for Unprepared Speeches Speech and Writing Meetings What are you doing to improve in your goal areas - keep and track data.

Week #5
African Proverb
"For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today."
How can preparation change the future?

This Week's Agenda
Fear of Failure, Flow, & What Video Games Can Teach Us About Learning


PDF Geography Stumper #23 Stickers Awarded today If you have earned stickers for other activities, fill out the sticker earnings form.

Turning in Project Tasks on Edmodo
WPP Revision due Tuesday
Review Your Speech Video Update your Goal Sheet - Do you have a new speech goal? Speech #2
Goal Update MeetingsSpeech #2
Project - Task #2


Week #4

Eric Hoffer said,"In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."What does this say about those who choose to stop learning?

This Week's Agenda
  • Future Cities Meeting at 8am - Clarifying and aligning understandings on Urban Planning.
  • P1 - Mr. Kauffman's Visit Planning
  • Goal Conversations - Speak with your parents about your goals (or theirs) by Friday.
  • Writing Conferences
    • Did you document your goal in your goal setting doc?
    • Make at least one revision in your World Issues WPP Essay - Document and reflect on results
  • Leadership Goal Conferences
    • Did you choose something you can clearly measure?
  • Projects in Context
    • Do you know where to find the details of your task expectations?
    • Are you clear on expectations and options in tasks?
    • Are you ready to begin your second task?
  • Practice your speech with a partner
    • Let your partner know what your speech goal is.
    • Use strategies to improve in your goal area as you practice
    • Be confident that your practice is keeping you on track to meet your goal
      • Refer to your rubric from your last speech (Google Drive)

Due Friday:
  • Revision of World Issues Writing Pre-Test in WPP due Friday
  • Speech #2 Notes (Based on Task #1) Due Friday
  • Logic Puzzle Brain Teaser - Due Friday (Optional)


Week #3
Alan Kay said~ "The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
What do you think he meant by that statement?


This Week's Agenda Are you showing your BRAVES Pride? Goal Email to Parents Goal Setting: Save a copy of this document and fill it out. Make sure you have set 3 goals and defined strategies by end of class today. Speech & Writing Meetings Work on your first task in your project of choice. Make second revision of essay by end of class Friday. Speech #2 next week. Topic: Task #1 and/or #2

Store Open End of Class

Earlier This Week
Work on your World Issues Essay. Post in 7th Grade WPP Online Course. Join code = 1556317 Geography Stumper Stickers



Week #2
Steven Pinker said: "We will never have a perfect world, but its not romantic or naive to work towards a better one." How does this tie into our idea of Utopia?

This Week's Agenda
Brain Teaser - Word Winks - Sticker Awards Are you showing your BRAVES pride? Speech Meetings

World Issues - P1 | P6

Speech Goal Setting - Oral Communication Rubric Writing Pre-Test - Argument Writing Rubric
New to Discovery? What do I need to know about you as a learner (Getting to Know You)?
Independent Work
Review your speech video by end of class Thursday.Make a list of 10 world issues. Identify the next book you are going to read from this list. Work on your World Issues Essay. Post in 7th Grade WPP Online Course. Join code = 1556317 Work on brain teaser or other sticker earning opportunities.

Earlier this week: Defining our Learning Utopia -
P1| P6
Speeches Make sure you have pulled up the Peer Evaluation Forms - is yours linked properly? Brain Teaser - Word Tweening Scrabble Word Finder Stickers for Geography Stumper Speech Film Review - Find 2-3 things you are doing well















Your first speech video is in your school network drive. To access these from home, click here or follow the directions on this youtube video
- just be sure to choose the correct link depending on whether
you are at home ("access files from home")
or at school ("access files from school").

How to change your Indian Hill Network password.


Week #1 Albert Einstein said: "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." What do you think that says about learning?





Your speeches of the past are in your school network drive. To access these from home, click here or follow the directions on this youtube video - just choose the link to "access files from home" rather than "access files from school".


Today's Agenda:



Later this Week:

  • Brain Teaser
  • Sticker Store
  • Speech Prep for Friday


Earlier this week:







General Topics for Week #1

Here is our syllabus for our class.

This week we will be working on answering these questions:


  • How should we treat one another in this class? Discovery Norms P1 P6
  • What do I need to know about you as a learner (Getting to Know You)?
  • What are future studies?
  • How do experts make predictions and forecasts about the future?
  • How can we use collaboration to work smarter?
  • What tools & technologies help facilitate our individual and collaborative work?
  • How should our work in Discovery be evaluated?
  • What kinds of expectations and work will we have in this class?


Our work this week will also include:





  • Discovery Norms - Creating our learning Utopia
  • Edmodo Tour
  • Preparing for speeches - note cards and peer eval forms
  • Speech Peer Evaluation Form - P1 | P6




Later this week:

Writing Pre-Test - World Issues

Speeches - World Issue

What are Future Studies?


Class syllabus

Curriculum Calendar

Project Options and Resources

New Equations Analysis Test






  • Speech Peer Eval Form P1 P6
  • Top 10 World Issues
    • Additional connections
    • Writing Levels Pre-Test
      • 7-15 sentences on a world issue or on connections between 2 to 3 issues
    • World Issues Web Assignment
  • Oral Communication Rubric
  • Working on Speech #1


Friday

Open the page with peer evaluation links

Open your speech notes

If you want something projected, be sure to share it with me (kim.given@ih.k12.oh.us)

SPEECHES!



Thursday Plan

Speech Work Time - 20 minutes

What are future studies? - 10 minutes

Speech Practice - 10 minutes




Wednesday

Top 10 World Issues Discussion - P1 | P6

What are future studies?

Speech Practice


Have you done the geography stumpers, SAT word, and question of the day? You can earn 21 stickers a week if you do these activities!




Friday Plan

Speeches!

Make sure you can access peer evaluation.




Tuesday

Speech on Friday - Speech Peer Evaluation Form - P1 | P6

Top 10 World Issues - Share your list with one or two others - compare, contrast, edit your own as you see fit

Work on speeches



Monday

Top 10 World Issues

Speech on Friday - Speech Peer Evaluation Form - P1 | P6


Topic is your choice (getting to know you, summer experience, first day of school, another awesome idea you might have)

Peer Evaluation Form Creation

What are future studies?

How should we treat one another in this class? Discovery Norms P1P6

World Issues Assignment


Progress Check

Have you finished

Getting to Know You?

Have you logged into edmodo?

Have you finished

New Equations Analysis Test?

Have you done this week's Geography Stumper?





Friday

What do I need to know about you as a learner (Getting to Know You)?


edmodo - http://www.edmodo.com/home -

If you were a member of Discovery 6, log in with your old account.


To join our edmodo class as a new student, go here.



How should we treat one another in this class? Discovery Norms P1 P6


Discovery Rewards


Line Up Activity


What are future studies?


New Equations Analysis Test

Welcome to Discovery 7Email Ms. Given - Kim.Given@ih.k12.oh.us
Goal Setting | Future Studies Warm Up Activities | Project Options | Future Cities | Utopia | Science Fact or Fiction | Issue Study | Speeches || Discovery Blackboard | Edmodo | Diigo | Bubbl.us | Mindmeister | Google Tools | Progress Book | Stock Market Game | Archive


Speech Peer Evaluation Links
MyStuff from School | MyStuff from HomeClick "Proceed anyway" button - site can be trusted!



What Are We Doing in Discovery 7 This Week?Check Edmodo for updates and geography stumpers.

Week #17
"There's No Business Like Show Business."-Irving Berlin
Good luck on final presentations this week!


This Week's AgendaPlease complete the Course Reflection SurveyMagic 8-Ball AwesomenessWhat will you do without Discovery?What do you want to do with your time today?Sticker Store is OPEN!
Monday: Final Presentation Prep; Revisions; or Create Your Own TaskTuesday - Thursday: Presentations! Check Edmodo Planner for your day.Friday: Final Friday for Discovery - How should we spend our time?


Week #16Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said,
"The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope."
Who in your own life gives you reason for hope? Why do you think hope is important to our future?


This Week's Agenda

Market Day on Friday

P1 Jensen and Andrew's Presentations - Pull up peer evaluation formsP6 Mary Claire's Presentation





Task 6 CompletionFinal Presentation CompletionTask Revisions (Don't forget POP story - 2 points improvement, at least 3 attempts)Create Your Own Tasks




Left_ - Fill in the blank to complete the central theme of your story.

Week #15The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)Will your imagination shape a better future for you and others?

This Week's AgendaBrain Teaser and Geo Stumper Stickers Today

Extemporaneous SpeechesHave You Reviewed your Extemporaneous Speech - Do you need a do-over?

Is your task #6 completed?RevisionsFinal Presentation Prep



Activity Proposal ProcessThink through these questionsLook at these resourcesCreate Your Own Task | DIY.org | Cool Tools for SchoolsFill out this form in order to get approval for your plan.

Pre-Approved DIY.org SkillsAnimator | Architect | Backend Dev | Bitster | Cartographer | Frontend Dev




Final Presentation TipsCheck Your Presentation DateFinishing Up SpeechesRevision Week


Week #14
John S Harrington said:
“Once again, this nation has said there are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond our reach.”
What frontiers will you explore?


This Week's AgendaFor TuesdayExtemporaneous Speeches

For Monday

Who has orchestra? - Extemporaneous Speeches

Class WorkFinishing POP StoryFinishing Task #6



Friday's Task - Write a story in 40 minutes - beginning, middle, and end. You can hand write or type it. Base it on the following prompt:
Left


_ - Fill in the blank to complete the central theme of your story.


When you finish your story, work on your project tasks.


Thinking about final presentationsMake it visualLess is moreConsider learning a new presentation toolUtopia exampleUtopia Example 2Utopia Example 3Future Cities example

Working on task #6Final Presentation should be completed by Dec 5 (Friday after Thanksgiving)Thursday - Jonah's Kahoot

This Week's ChallengeFriday Write-Off - POP Style
Take Mia's Survey


Write a short story - Mary ClaireDraw a map or picture - MiaPlay a game - AnikaAct out a scene - Anna





Set dates for Final PresentationAny speech do-overs to finishReflect on new speech videosExtemporaneous speeches next week


Week #13
Study the past, if you would divine the future.Confucius


This Week's Agenda

Take Mia's Survey

Review your speech video. Did you grow in your growth area?Do you need a redo Today?

Revise WPP Essays -Are there any essays with fewer than 3 drafts?Are there any grammar or spelling issues?Do you have a strong intro and conclusion?

Is your task #5 completed?

Task #5 for all projects due on Friday

This week's sticker challengeLexile Check:

  • What was the last book you read? What was its Lexile level? Find a book closer to your own ability level.
  • Lexile Analyzer - put in text from the articles your are reading or from your own writing!
  • Read it, share a review on goodreads, earn stickers!
  • More about Lexiles



Wednesday: Sticker Pay DayThursday: Brain TeaserFriday: Store Open; Email your parents - what challenge book did you choose and what is its Lexile Level?

Turn in task #4 - Listed as missing by end of day

Week #12
Cesar Chavez said:“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.
We have seen the future, and the future is ours.”What have you done to effect positive social change?


This Week's AgendaThursday: Jensen's Quiz, Brain Teaser, Speech Practice & Speech MeetingsScience Fiction, Utopia, and Issue Study Task #4 due Friday
Speeches on Monday, November 10th - Topic - Task #4Name your goalSpeech Review MeetingsHalloween Pics? - Stickers
Future Citites: Working on Task #5




Coming Up This Week:Tuesday: Jensen's Lesson on ZoningWednesday: Notecards finished by end of today; Jensen's Kahoot; James and Garrett's Civilization; Sticker Check - did you fill out our Sticker Request Form?Thursday: Brain Teaser and Speech PracticeFriday: NO SCHOOL - Do something awesome!


Week #11Elaine Maxwell said,
"My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own.
I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.?
What will you do to ensure your true destiny becomes reality?


This Week's Agenda

Brain TeaserWhat are you dressing up as for Halloween?Take pictures of you in costume and/or of your candy (arrange it artfully!) and earn stickers!


Sticker Request Form


Stickers for Geography StumpersAssignments and Due Dates for Quarter 2
Make a book recommendation for me in goodreads!Do you have ideas to help me drink more water? - Fill Out This Survey - What habit would you like to build?


Look for WEP Progress Google Doc in your Discovery folder - make edits there.

Q1 Reflection - Use formal language and conventions; Due end of class Tuesday

Revisions in WEP Progress on Google Docs: Edwards

Task #4 due Friday

Week #10Charles Robert Darwinsaid,"As for a future life, man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities."What probabilities would you like to make happen?

This Week's Agenda

Speeches today!

Options for Task #5Speech Progress and Do-OversTasks #4 and #5





Week #9Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche said,"In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain.Either you already reach a higher point today, or you exercise your strength in order to be able to climb higher tomorrow."
What are you doing to reach a "higher point" today and tomorrow?


This Week's Agenda

Today's Brain Teaser: Wacky Web TalesRemember, I will be at a conference on Monday and Tuesday. Please represent yourselves, IHMS, and Discovery well.

Finish up speeches and speech do-overs, if needed on Monday.Work on polishing tasks 3A and 3B in WPP.Start task #4, when revisions are completed.

Bonus for checking the wiki:Use the SAT Word of the Day in your own sentence to earn double stickers.The most creative sentence for each day using the word correctly and clearly demonstrating its meaning wins 5 stickers.

Week #8
John F. Kennedy said,
"The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creedbut the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men."
What do you think he meant by this?




This Week's Agenda

Speeches TodayKnow your goalKnow your orderGive good peer feedback

Writing RevisionsUse TurnItIn assignment in Discovery 7 Blackboard Course for feedback.Use WPP to help with grammar improvement.When in doubt, add more support and if appropriate, a quote or two.WPP Revisions - minimum score of 26 and demonstration of growth

Speech on Friday - Use your tasks as contentSpeech sharing at home - due 10/22Email, note in planbook, comment in google doc on drive
Assignment Revisions - revision required on anything below an 80%


Stickers for Week #7 Geography StumpersStore opens for last 15 minutes of class.

More ideas for 8th grade elective?



Week #7Arthur C. Clarke said,"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."What do you think he meant by that statement?

This Week's AgendaBRAVES StickersGrade Check and RevisionsTask #3A and #3B - Aiming for at least a 26 in WPP.Speech next week on task 3A or 3BIdeas for 8th Grade Elective - LA + Tech Integration - what does that look like?

New Store Stuff - Utopian Economy



Finishing Task #3Filr CheckSpeech Video Review - Demonstrate download evidenceHow do I access network files (my movies) from my device?My password for Filr isn't workingWriting Revisions

More future videos from TEDA Day Made of Glass - Corning

Ready to give some feedback? The High School Human Geography Classes need our help!

Links to Info GraphicsLink to Rubric

Save your infographic rubric here

Week #6Eleanor Roosevelt said,"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."What dreams are you working toward?

Today's AgendaStickers for Spirit Wear - BRAVES Friday?Sticker Awarder - first letter of middle name is the last alphabetically in the class.
The secret word of the day is "devoid". Use this in a sentence on Monday when speaking to Ms. Given to earn a sticker.

Speech Video Review
  • Download the videos in your mystuff on the school network to your device. You should have at least 3 movies.
  • List the ways in which you have improved.
  • List your goal for your next speech. In what ways will you ensure you grow in this area (how will you practice?)
  • Fill out the extemporaneous speech reflection on your extemporaneous speech. If you have more than one, choose the one where you think you did the best.

Can you see your speeches? - Try accessing your "mystuff" through Novell FilrMyStuff from School | MyStuff from HomeClick "Proceed anyway" button - site can be trusted!
Writing Practice Program (WPP) Work

  • Review the latest draft of your Writing Pre-Test.
    • (Lunch Code/braves; Grade 7 Course)
  • Identify one area in which you want to improve.
  • Read the rubric for that area.
  • Try to improve in that area.
  • When in doubt, eliminate non-specific language, incorporate a variety of sentence types, make sure to have clear support for statements and good transitions between ideas.





Model/Example/Reminder - How to be great goal setter!
Independent To Do ListRevise AssignmentsWorking on Task #3Speaking and Writing Goal Setting





Later This WeekWriting Goal Setting MeetingWednesday - Extemporaneous SpeechesThursday - Brain TeaserFriday - I'm out of the classroom, please be productive in your work

Week #5
Arnold Glasgow said,

"The future is the past returning through another gate."What do you think he meant by that?


This Week's Agenda

Today's Agenda

Looking for books at your Lexile Level? Go here!

Spirit Wear = Sticker Opportunities
M is PJ Day; T is Twin Day; W is Wacky Wednesday; Th is Jersey (sports);
F is BRAVES wear day


BRAVES wear todayStore Open

Andrew, Ethan, James, Will, & Anikaneed to submit their first draft writing pre-tests to the Grade 7 course today.

Task #1 RevisionsIs task #2 turned in?Have you found and updated your goal setting doc in Google?Have you looked at your MAP data?By 9/26 - View: One of the clips from this page. Fill out this formWorking on Task #3.



Goal Setting Doc - Find yours from last year, add in section about speechesBe looking for latest MAP Data in Google FolderSelf-Evaluation Rubric
Writing Review MeetingsRevise your writing pre-testGoal Setting Doc - add in section about writing goals


Independent Work OptionsAll must be completed, but you choose the order:

Revise Writing Pre-Test to 24 pointsThe rubric has changed

Read: Never Offline - Time's Cover Article





Add new speech goals with evidence to your goal setting doc.

Outside Resources for 30 Minutes a WeekThis is a great series of videos narrated by Michio Kaku - will give you good ideas for expanding your thinking on future advancement possibilites.


Later this week:WednesdayTask #2 DueStickers for week #5 Geography Stumper
Grade Check - Mid Term is this week

ThursdayBrain TeaserFridayBraves Wear and Store Open
Have you reviewed your speech and completed the reflection - add to your goal setting doc.Have you emailed your parents about your speech progress and your writing goal?Have you finished up and turned in task #2?

Next Week:
Extemporaneous Speeches
Speech Critiques
Speech Models and Critiques

Speech Peer Evaluation Form LinksSpeech Peer Evaluation Data Reflection


Week #4
African Proverb
"For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today."
How can preparation change the future?


This Week's Agenda

For Friday

Speech Reflections:BRAVES Wear StickersStore is OPEN!

Speech ReflectionsComment Comments - Best? Worst?Calibration of Scores - What does a 2 look like?Class Win - Best skill so farClass Goal - Biggest Opportunity for GrowthFind your goal seeting sheet from last year. Add in your current speech goal with support for your choice. Use the rubric to define what you will do to improve and what improvement looks like.

Speech Meetings - Comparing Speech 1 to Speech 2Goal Setting Sheets - Setting an Oral Communication Goal

Revise your Writing Pre-Test - Goal - 30 or higher

Next week: Set a Written Communication Goal







Brain TeasersFinish Up Speeches
Finish up SpeechesWorking on Task #2


WPP Online - userid = student id #; password = braves

Sign up for your grade level:

Grade 7 Code = 1556317Re-Post your writing pre-test.

Use the code associated with your English Teacher


  • Fahrenkamp - P2 - 6648225
  • Fahrenkamp - P3 - 4601361
  • Fahrenkamp - P4 - 3528047
  • Fahrenkamp - P5 - 5221814
  • Fahrenkamp - P7 - 3387858
  • Ward - P2 - 4831822
  • Ward - P3 - 5281866
  • Ward - P4 - 2766548
  • Ward - P5 - 4845012
  • Ward - P7 - 4081473



Working on Our Next Tasks

Week #3Eric Hoffersaid,"In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."What does this say about those who choose to stop learning?

This Week's Agenda

For FridayDiscovery Rewards DayWPP Account TestFuture Cities Task #1 Completion (Have you submitted your best answers via the form?)Finish preparing note cards; Speeches on TuesdaySpeech Review Meetings
Working on task #1/#2


Frame PuzzlesTimeline of the Far FutureTomorrow's WorldSpeech #2 Next WeekThe Miniature Earth





Week #2Alan Kay said~ "The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
What do you think he meant by that statement?



This Week's AgendaTo Do List -

  • Stickers and Store
  • Read over projects, choose one, start on task #1
  • Look, Discuss
  • Finish up sudoku? Let me know if you want your own copy.
    • Attempt from yesterday = 1 sticker
    • 25 or more squares filled in = 1 more sticker
    • Correct completion = 2 additional stickers




  • Futurology - complete and turn in via edmodo
  • 500 word writing pre-test essay - connections between world issues (Top 10 World Issues Discussion - P1 | P6) Facing the Future resource

  • Google docs on your device - Plan B for internet access
  • Using edmodo - turning in assignments
  • Google Folder - Is yours shared?
  • Finishing speeches - peer evaluation links
  • Finishing and Signing our Utopian Norms
  • Speech review meetings
  • The Miniature Earth
  • Choosing our projects
  • Feedback & Goal Setting - How to use the data

Independent Work
  • Checking our peer evaluations
  • What are future studies?
  • Writing Levels Pre-Test
  • 500 words on a world issue or on connections between 2 to 3 issues
  • Top 10 World Issues Discussion - P1 | P6
  • World Issues Web Assignment
  • Task #1 of the project you choose




Week #1Albert Einstein said:"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."What do you think that says about learning?





Today's Agenda:


Friday

Open the page with peer evaluation links

Open your speech notes

If you want something projected, be sure to share it with me (kim.given@ih.k12.oh.us)

SPEECHES!



Thursday Plan

Speech Work Time - 20 minutes

What are future studies? - 10 minutes

Speech Practice - 10 minutes




Wednesday

Top 10 World Issues Discussion - P1 | P6

What are future studies?

Speech Practice


Have you done the geography stumpers, SAT word, and question of the day? You can earn 21 stickers a week if you do these activities!




Friday Plan

Speeches!

Make sure you can access peer evaluation.




Tuesday

Speech on Friday - Speech Peer Evaluation Form - P1 | P6

Top 10 World Issues - Share your list with one or two others - compare, contrast, edit your own as you see fit

Work on speeches



Monday

Top 10 World Issues

Speech on Friday - Speech Peer Evaluation Form - P1 | P6


Topic is your choice (getting to know you, summer experience, first day of school, another awesome idea you might have)

Peer Evaluation Form Creation

What are future studies?

How should we treat one another in this class? Discovery Norms P1P6

World Issues Assignment


Progress Check

Have you finished

Getting to Know You?

Have you logged into edmodo?

Have you finished

New Equations Analysis Test?

Have you done this week's Geography Stumper?





Friday

What do I need to know about you as a learner (Getting to Know You)?


edmodo - http://www.edmodo.com/home -

If you were a member of Discovery 6, log in with your old account.


To join our edmodo class as a new student, go here.



How should we treat one another in this class? Discovery Norms P1 P6


Discovery Rewards


Line Up Activity


What are future studies?


New Equations Analysis Test







General Topics for Week #1

Here is our syllabus for our class.

This week we will be working on answering these questions:


  • How should we treat one another in this class? Discovery Norms P1 P6
  • What do I need to know about you as a learner (Getting to Know You)?
  • What are future studies?
  • How do experts make predictions and forecasts about the future?
  • How can we use collaboration to work smarter?
  • What tools & technologies help facilitate our individual and collaborative work?
  • How should our work in Discovery be evaluated?
  • What kinds of expectations and work will we have in this class?


Our work this week will also include:





  • Discovery Norms - Creating our learning Utopia
  • Edmodo Tour
  • Preparing for speeches - note cards and peer eval forms
  • Speech Peer Evaluation Form - P1 | P6




Later this week:

Writing Pre-Test - World Issues

Speeches - World Issue

What are Future Studies?


Class syllabus

Curriculum Calendar

Project Options and Resources

New Equations Analysis Test










Wikispaces + Edmodo + Google Drive = :)



  • Speech Peer Eval Form P1 P6
  • Top 10 World Issues
    • Additional connections
    • Writing Levels Pre-Test
      • 7-15 sentences on a world issue or on connections between 2 to 3 issues
    • World Issues Web Assignment
  • Oral Communication Rubric
  • Working on Speech #1
Welcome to Discovery 7
Email Ms. Given - Kim.Given@ih.k12.oh.us
Goal Setting | Future Studies Warm Up Activities | Project Options | Future Cities | Utopia | Science Fact or Fiction | Issue Study | Speeches |
| Discovery Blackboard | Edmodo | Diigo | Bubbl.us | Mindmeister | Google Tools | Progress Book | Stock Market Game | Archive
MyStuff from School | MyStuff from Home
Click "Proceed anyway" button - site can be trusted!




What Are We Doing in Discovery 7 This Week?Check Edmodo for updates and geography stumpers.


Week #19 & #20

“The past is always tense, the future perfect.”
-Zadie Smith



This Week's Agenda


And then there were none....more days of 7th grade left!Have a wonderful last day and a fabulous summer break!
Please take our End of Course Survey.
Revisions graded.Create Your Own Task PresentationsTake Chrix's and Karisa's SurveyTake Lena's Survey.Take Kegan's Personality SurveySubmit at least 2 different book reviews to goodreads.


Grade Check - Do you have the grade you want in Discovery?Complete Parts I, II, and III of Goal Reflection at the bottom of your Goal Setting Google DocUse data to support growth statements.(Speech Rubrics, Peer Evals, Speech Videos, WPP Online Rubric scores, work examples)


Everything Finished?

Create Your Own Tasks


Week #18

There's No Business Like Show Business.
-Irving Berlin
Good luck on final presentations this week!


This Week's Agenda
Check edmodo for presentation schedule.

Finishing Final PresentationsComplete Part I of Goal Reflection

Presentation Finished?Create Your Own Tasks


Week #17

A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
Joseph Roux


Help me find quotes about the future!


This Week's Agenda

Check edmodo for presentation schedule.

Finishing Final PresentationsComplete Part I of Goal Reflection

Presentation Finished?Create Your Own Tasks


Week #16The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

This Week's Agenda
Do you qualify for Free Choice Friday? - A in Discovery; Tasks #5 and #6 completed

Task #6 CheckCheck your grades - have you turned in your map paragraph?Finishing Final PresentationsComplete Part I of Goal Reflection

Presentation Finished?Create Your Own Tasks

Week #15John S Harrington said:“Once again, this nation has said there are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond our reach.”
What frontiers will you explore?


This Week's Agenda


Check your Goal Setting Google Doc - Do you have three goals identified - if not, select them today.
Task #6 Due This FridayWorking on Final Presentations


Presentation Finished? Create Your Own Tasks

Earlier This WeekFinishing SpeechesSetting Final Presentation DatesSpeech Videos in U Drive

Week #14
Study the past, if you would divine the future.Confucius

Extemporaneous Speeches Today
Have peer eval page open.


Working on Maps, Starting Task #6
Don't forget about your map paragraph.
Extemporaneous speeches on Friday.

Speeches
Speech videos are in your U Drive.Are you improving? Look at your first and your most recent speech.What is better? What is the same? What is not as strong?Set a goal for your final presentation to improve in one area of the rubric.

Week #13
Cesar Chavez said:
“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.
We have seen the future, and the future is ours.”
What have you done to effect positive social change?

This Week's Agenda


Working on Maps - due FridayDon't forget about your map paragraph.

SpeechesSpeech videos are in your U Drive.Are you improving? Look at your first and your most recent speech.What is better? What is the same? What is not as strong?Set a goal for your final presentation to improve in one area of the rubric.

Finish up speeches Peer eval page



Week #12Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said,"The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope."Who in your own life gives you reason for hope? Why do you think hope is important to our future?



Speeches Today - Be ready 5 minutes after class begings with note cards.Have peer eval page open.

Tell about one of your city systems, make a political speech, or explain your future history.



Working on your maps




Week #11Elaine Maxwell said,
"My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own.
I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.?
What will you do to ensure your true destiny becomes reality?

This Week's Plan

Welcome Back!

Grade Check for Q3Have you turned in your future history?Working on Maps - Levels of Complexity



Week #10Charles Robert Darwinsaid,
"As for a future life, man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities."
What probabilities would you like to make happen?

Catching UpExtemporaneous Speech Self Evaluation


This Week's Plan

For Friday:Grade CheckReview Speech Video
Email Quarter Summary to Parents
Writing ConferencesCaught up with Q3? Free choice time!

For Thursday:We will finish up speeches today.Check Progress BookReview Speech #4 VideoEmail Quarter Summary to Parents

Today's Schedule

Grade Check, Speech Review, Parent Email (11:30 - 12:00)Speeches (12:00 - ??)Revising work/Working on tasks #4 and #5 (12:15 - 12:40)Spend up to 20 minutes in free time (12:40 - 1:00)


Zeroes will go in the book for missing assignments at the end of class today:Extemporaneous Speech Self EvaluationTask 3A turned in to edmodo and to WPP - Your grade is based on your current WPP score; revise if below 30Task 3B turned in to edmodo and to WPP - Your grade is based on your current WPP score; revise if below 30


Check edmodo - I have posted notes to those missing work.




Finishing Up Speeches
Revising 3B
Working on Task #4


Week #9Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche said,"In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain. Either you already reach a higher point today, or you exercise your strength in order to be able to climb higher tomorrow."What are you doing to reach a "higher point" today and tomorrow?


This Week's Plan



Peer Evaluation Links


Speeches today - make sure you have your device or paper note cards ready to go.
Finish Extemporaneous Self-Evaluations

Working on Task #3 - Part A was due last week - turn into edmodo and WPP;
Part B due Friday to edmodo and WPPClass discussions - Future City Solutions and PhilosophiesWriting Conferences - How to improve task 3A
Prepared Speeches March 14th - A Solution in Your City (some aspect of task 3B)

Are you making any of these top 10 public speaking mistakes?

Week #8:

John F. Kennedy said,"The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creedbut the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men."
What do you think he meant by this?


This Week's Plan

Working on Task #3 - Part A due Friday; Part B due March 14thClass discussions - Future City Solutions and Philosophies100 People100 People - VideoMiniature Earth

Planning AheadPrepared Speeches March 14th - A Solution in Your City
Are you making any of these top 10 public speaking mistakes?






Week #7Arthur C. Clarke said,"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."What do you think he meant by that statement?


This Week's Agenda


Finish and Submit Answers to Task 1Finish and Turn In Task 2Finish and Turn In Urban Planning EssayReview and Evaluate Extemporaneous SpeechesSubmit topics to Extemporaneous Bin

Oral CommunicationExtemporaneous SpeechesPurpose | Procedure | Practice | PerformanceWhat specific goal are you working toward?Online TimerPeer Evaluation LinksExtemporaneous Speech Self Evaluation


Project WorkWritten Communication/SynthesisUrban Planning Essay Due Friday - Paste into WPP for additional feedbackWritten Communication/Research, Analysis, & SupportWorking on Task #3

Problem SolvingRubik's Exploration
Resources for Algorithmic Approach



2057 - The City

Week #6:
Eleanor Roosevelt said,
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
What dreams are you working toward?


This Week's AgendaWelcome to the second half of 3rd quarter.

Check progress book - have you turned in all assignments?

Project TasksFinishing task #2 - starting task #3Urban Planning Essay -Review and revise answers to ONE question from the Urban Planning -Topics will be assigned todayPaste your work into WPP for feedback and writing progress
2057 - The City


Speech Performance Data ReviewReview speech videoReview peer evaluation data - Speech Peer Evaluation Data ReflectionReview and revise current speech goal on goal setting documentList strategies for improvementUpdate goal in Written Education Plan in goal setting document

Writing Performance Data ReviewReview WrAP scoresReview entries in WPPReview and revise current goal in goal setting documentBe sure to list strategies for improvement




Week #5
Arnold Glasgow said,

"The future is the past returning through another gate."
What do you think he meant by that?

This Week's Agenda
Have you completed and turned in your calamity day work?Have you reviewed your speech and completed the reflection - add to your goal setting doc.Have you emailed your parents about your speech progress and your writing goal?Have you finished up and turned in task #2?

Speech Peer Evaluation Form LinksSpeech Peer Evaluation Data Reflection

Grade Check - Mid Term is Feb 14th


WrAP Scores and Writing GoalsUrban Planning DiscussionDoodle for Google should be turned into one of the art teachers - Due March 18th

Week #4
African Proverb
"For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today."
How can preparation change the future?


This Week's Agenda
Online Calamity Day Assignment Options

Sticker Catch Up - BRAVES spirit, Week #3 Geography Stumpers, Brain TeaserOpen Discovery Rewards StoreEdmodo Badge Justification Speeches

WrAP Scores and Writing GoalsUrban Planning DiscussionEncore Course Selections for next yearSpeech #2 on Friday - NOW ON MONDAYFirst Project Tasks2057 - The City

Coming Soon:Document your speech goal on your Goal Setting sheetWrAP Scores and Writing GoalsClass Discussion of Urban Planning Certification Test




Week #3
Eric Hoffersaid,"In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."
What does this say about those who choose to stop learning?


This Week's Agenda

  • SAT & BRAVES Stickers - Store will open during independent work time today.
  • What is futurology? - Comparing definitions; Defining & clarifying methodologies
  • Speech review meetings - Craft an email to your parents
    • Copy me on email (kim.given@ih.k12.oh.us)
    • When you gave your speech (last week?)
    • What your topic was
    • What you did well
    • What your goal is for your next speech
    • You will show your speech video, speech rubric, and peer evaluations at home.
      • Do you have a PDF file with your speech performance?
      • Upload your speech video


  • Starting our projects
  • Goal Setting & Feedback - how to use the data
  • Working on first tasks

Independent Work
  • Checking our peer evaluations
  • Goal Setting
  • Did you submit revisions to WPP last Friday? - Reviewing our Writing Pre-Tests - Add to and edit your first draft for 15 minutes to earn more points in WPP.
  • What is futurology?

Previous Work:

  • Review your peer eval form - what changes does it need?
  • Choosing our projects





Week #2
Alan Kay said~ "The best way to predict the future is to invent it."

What do you think he meant by that statement?

Today's Agenda
  • Signing our Utopian Norms
  • Headphone Ettiquette
  • Finishing up Speeches
  • Speech review meetings
  • Sticker check

Independent Work
  • Checking our peer evaluations
  • Reviewing our Writing Pre-Tests - Add to and edit your first draft for 15 minutes to earn more points in WPP.
  • What are future studies?

Next Week:
Review your peer eval form - what changes does it need?
Feedback - how to use the data
Goal Setting
Speech Review Meetings
Choosing our projects -



Previous Tasks:
  • Have you shared a Google Drive folder with me? kim.given@ih.k12.oh.us
  • Speeches on Thursday - are your note cards ready?
  • Speech Peer Evaluation Form - P1 | P6
  • Your previous speech videos - Review and copy to your Google Drive

Getting to Know You
Project Options and Resources
New Equations Analysis Test





Albert Einstein said:"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."What do you think that says about learning?

Week #1

Geography Stumper:

  • The countries of Oman and India both border what sea?
  • The Labrador Sea is an arm of which ocean?
  • In which European country can you hear groups speaking the regional languages of Basque, Breton, and Flemish?
  • Almost 90 percent of what South American country's population lives in urban areas such as the port city of Maracaibo?
  • The Denmark Strait separates Greenland from what other island?


Today's Agenda:


Later this week:
Writing Pre-Test - World Issues
Speeches - World Issue
What are Future Studies?

Class syllabus
Curriculum Calendar
Project Options and Resources
New Equations Analysis Test




Stock Market Game- February 19-April 26



Wikispaces + Edmodo + Google Drive = :)


General Topics for Week #1
Here is our syllabus for our class.
This week we will be working on answering these questions:

  • How should we treat one another in this class?
  • What do I need to know about you as a learner (Getting to Know You)?
  • What are future studies?
  • How do experts make predictions and forecasts about the future?
  • How can we use collaboration to work smarter?
  • What tools & technologies help facilitate our individual and collaborative work?
  • How should our work in Discovery be evaluated?
  • What kinds of expectations and work will we have in this class?

Our work this week will also include:


Today's Agenda:
  • Discovery Norms P1 P6
  • Market Day - 10 min.
  • Speeches

Previous Work
  • Speech Peer Eval Form P1 P6
  • Top 10 World Issues
    • Additional connections
    • Writing Levels Pre-Test
      • 7-15 sentences on a world issue or on connections between 2 to 3 issues
    • World Issues Web Assignment
  • Oral Communication Rubric
  • Working on Speech #1

How Should We Treat One Another - Discovery Norms
Rewards Program
Folders


Options for 8/23
  • Brain Teasers
  • Getting to Know You (Due next week)
  • Starting Speech #1 - Topic is your choice (getting to know you, summer experience, first day of school, another awesome idea you might have)




Welcome to Discovery 7Email Ms. Given - Kim.Given@ih.k12.oh.us
Goal Setting | Future Studies Warm Up Activities | Project Options | Future Cities | Utopia | Science Fact or Fiction | Issue Study | Speeches |
| Discovery Blackboard | Edmodo | Diigo | Bubbl.us | Mindmeister | Google Tools | Progress Book | Stock Market Game |
MyStuff from School | MyStuff from Home
Click "Proceed anyway" button - site can be trusted!



What Are We Doing in Discovery 7 This Week?Check Edmodo for updates and geography stumpers.

Our final week!

Your First PriorityRevise and turn in PowerPoint presentations and/or previous assignments for additional points.

Discovery Movie & Media Festival on Friday:
On Friday, we will share videos and other media that has been created by YOU! You can start with something you have already been working on or begin with a completely new idea today. Some options include:




Week #16Check Edmodo for Brain Teaser Posts and Presentation Schedule

Presentations Today
Peer Eval Forms are HERE


Week #15
Check Edmodo for a new activity post each day.



Daily Discovery Routine:
  • Get folder
  • Log into a computer
  • Check wikispaces - read agenda
  • Check edmodo - look for new notifications, feedback on work, notes from Ms. Given
  • Read over assignments in Wikispaces to clarify directions and expectations of work

Today's Agenda:
Do you know what day you are presenting? Check Edmodo calendar.

Take Natalie Miles' Survey


Did you complete these?
  • Writing Challenge: Get all 5s on your 3B essay in WPP to earn an extra A assignment.
  • Video Challenge: Choose 3 videos from last year and 3 from this year to serve as your "oral communication growth portfolio". Upload them to Google Docs. Share with family members.

Project Work
  • Final Presentations
  • Revisions
  • Designing and carrying out your open ended tasks - submit a plan before beginning

How will you become a better curator and producer of knowledge?

Coming Attractions:
Final Presentations

YALSA Teen Book Finder App

Ongoing Stuff:


Week #14
New Geography Stumper Quiz Posted



Daily Discovery Routine:


  • Get folder
  • Log into a computer
  • Check wikispaces - read agenda
  • Check edmodo - look for new notifications, feedback on work, notes from Ms. Given
  • Read over assignments in Wikispaces to clarify directions and expectations of work

Today's Agenda:

Choosing presentation dates

Did you complete these?
Writing Challenge: Get all 5s on your 3B essay in WPP to earn an extra A assignment.
Video Challenge: Choose 3 videos from last year and 3 from this year to serve as your "oral communication growth portfolio". Upload them to Google Docs. Share with family members.

Project Work

  • Final Presentations
  • Designing and carrying out your open ended tasks - submit a plan before beginning

How will you become a better curator and producer of knowledge?

Coming Attractions:
Map and Interior due 11/26
Final Presentation due 12/6

YALSA Teen Book Finder App

Ongoing Stuff:



Week #13 + November 25th & 26th
There is a new Geography Stumper Quiz Available in Edmodo for our short week!



Daily Discovery Routine:
  • Get folder
  • Log into a computer
  • Check wikispaces - read agenda
  • Check edmodo - look for new notifications, feedback on work, notes from Ms. Given
  • Read over assignments in Wikispaces to clarify directions and expectations of work

Today's Agenda:

Writing Challenge: Get all 5s on your 3B essay in WPP to earn an extra A assignment.

Video Challenge: Choose 3 videos from last year and 3 from this year to serve as your "oral communication growth portfolio". Upload them to Google Docs. Share with family members.

Project Work
  • Working on your city's design and layout
  • Designing and carrying out your open ended tasks - submit a plan before beginning

How will you become a better curator and producer of knowledge?
Is your speech tracking spreadsheet shared with me? (In your Discovery folder)

Coming Attractions:
Map and Interior due 11/26
Final Presentation due 12/6

YALSA Teen Book Finder App

Ongoing Stuff:




Week #12

Find Geography Stumper Quiz in Edmodo! Earn 5 stickers!




Daily Discovery Routine:
  • Get folder
  • Log into a computer
  • Check wikispaces - read agenda
  • Check edmodo - look for new notifications, feedback on work, notes from Ms. Given
  • Read over assignments in Wikispaces to clarify directions and expectations of work

Today's Agenda:
Project Work
  • Working on your city's design and layout
  • Designing and carrying out your open ended tasks - submit a plan before beginning

How will you become a better curator and producer of knowledge?
Is your speech tracking spreadsheet shared with me? (In your Discovery folder)

Coming Attractions:
Extemporaneous Speeches 11/21
Map and Interior due 11/26
Final Presentation due 12/6

Writing Challenge: Get all 5s on your 3B essay in WPP to earn an extra A assignment.

Ongoing Stuff:


Week #11Elaine Maxwell said,
"My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own.
I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.?
What will you do to ensure your true destiny becomes reality?


Geography Stumper:

The Ligurian Sea borders which continent?
Berkner Island is located between Ellsworth Land and Cots land on which continent?
Tundra vegetation surrounds the mouth of the Lena River on which continent?
The South China Sea borders both Macau and what other former European colony that is now part of China?


Daily Discovery Routine:
  • Get folder
  • Log into a computer
  • Check wikispaces - read agenda
  • Check edmodo - look for new notifications, feedback on work, notes from Ms. Given
  • Read over assignments in Wikispaces to clarify directions and expectations of work

Today's Agenda:


Have you addressed these items?
  • WPP - Copy and paste past writing work into WPP -

    Grade 07, Course Code 4168200

  • Speech #5
    • Finish up speeches - Peer Eval Forms are HERE
    • Fill in spreadsheet with past scores (Choose File: Make a copy to put in your data)
    • Review speech videos,
    • Review speech 4 and 5 rubrics,
    • Did you show growth?
    • Practice and make improvements
    • Present again on Thursday
  • Goal Review and Conference Prep
    • Finish Written Education Plan Table in Goal Setting doc in Google
    • Write a paragraph summary of progress

Project Work
  • Future Cities - Working on tasks #5 and #6; how might you incorporate multimedia - garage band? Movies?
  • Science Fact or Fiction - Developing tasks
  • Issues Study - Tasks #4, #5, and #6 - Define and begin your next tasks.

    2057: The City; The World; The Body - This is a great series of videos narrated by Michio Kaku - will give you good ideas for expanding your thinking on future advancement possibilites.
    Someone we need to get to know - Chris Luebkeman (Watch the video - what do you think?)

Week #10
Charles Robert Darwin said,
"As for a future life, man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities."
What probabilities would you like to make happen?


Geography Stumper:

Name the large desert that covers parts of Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa?
What is the most populous country in Africa?
Rabat, Morocco's capital, is the second largest city in that country. What city is Morocco's largest?
The Northern Sporades are a group of islands that belong to what country?
In which state is more land used for agriculture? Illinois, New Jersey, or Connecticut


Daily Discovery Routine:paranormal.jpg


  • Get folder
  • Log into a computer
  • Check wikispaces - read agenda
  • Check edmodo - look for new notifications, feedback on work, notes from Ms. Given
  • Read over assignments in Wikispaces to clarify directions and expectations of work

Today's Agenda:


  • Speeches - Peer Eval Forms are HERE
  • SPEECH #5 - Are you ready?
Project Work

Looking Ahead:
Data Reflection and Goal Setting - Review meetings
Speeches on Friday: IDEAS: Improve a past speech, use writing from a previous assignment, future history, make a campaign speech, Haiti Water Project, Learning Commons
Earlier this week:

  • Speech Practice
  • Working on tasks #4 and #5
  • How can we incorporate Garage Band into our project. Make a "National Anthem" for your city.


Week #9
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche said,"In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain. Either you already reach a higher point today, or you exercise your strength in order to beable to climb higher tomorrow."What are you doing to reach a "higher point" today and tomorrow?

Geography Stumper:
Which state has a larger percentage of rural population? New Jersey, Michigan, Florida
Which state does not experience frequent earthquakes? Massachusetts, California, Alaska
Mandarin is to Chinese as Castilian is to WHAT?
Cape Cod, known for its beautiful shoreline, is located in which state?





Daily Discovery Routine:
  • Get folder
  • Log into a computer
  • Check wikispaces - read agenda
  • Check edmodo - look for new notifications, feedback on work, notes from Ms. Given
  • Read over assignments in Wikispaces to clarify directions and expectations of work

Today's Agenda:
  • Grade/Edmodo Check
  • Revisions
  • Working on tasks #4 and #5


Project Work

Looking Ahead:
Data Reflection and Goal Setting - Review meetings


Week #8:

John F. Kennedy said,
"The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed
but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men."
What do you think he meant by this?


Geography Stumper:


The Huang Ho is commonly known by what English name?

The Brooks Range in Alaska acts as a divide for waters flowing north into the Arctic Ocean and south into which river that flows across the state into the Bering Sea?

Lumbering and paper milling are two important economic activities in Missoula, a city located just south of the Flathead Indian Reservation, in which state?

Name Australia's longest river system.




Daily Discovery Routine:
  • Get folder
  • Log into a computer
  • Check wikispaces - read agenda
  • Check edmodo - look for new notifications, feedback on work, notes from Ms. Given
  • Read over assignments in Wikispaces to clarify directions and expectations of work

Today's Agenda:
  • Revisions
  • Google Sketchup - 2 point perspective
  • Round II of Speech 4 on Tuesday

Also on our agenda for this week:
  • Upcoming Leadership Opportunities: Haiti Water Project; Learning Commons Development
  • Speeches - Peer Eval Forms are HERE
  • Revisions
  • Two Point Perspective with Ms. Blom! Bring a pencil.

Project Work

Looking Ahead:
Data Reflection and Goal Setting - Review meetings


Week #7
Arthur C. Clarke said,
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."What do you think he meant by that statement?

Geography Stumper:

The prime meridian is also known by the name of a London borough that was the site of a royal observatory. Name this borough.

The westernmost part of the Jura Mountains is located in which country?

Death Valley, one of the hottest and driest places in the United States, is just east of which mountains?

What was the name of the short-lived island republic that united with Tanganyika to form the country of Tanzania in 1964?

The North Magnetic Pole, which lies offshore near the Queen Elizabeth Islands, is in which country?



P1
Sumner
Henry
Brittany
Mack
Remy
Dan
Albert
Brian
Samarth
Adia
P6
Ingrid
Bethany
Maddie
Natalie
Libby
Priyanka
MacKenzie
Cooper
Maggie
Ellie
Emily
Tommy


Daily Discovery Routine:
  • Get folder
  • Log into a computer
  • Check wikispaces - read agenda
  • Check edmodo - look for new notifications, feedback on work, notes from Ms. Given
  • Read over assignments in Wikispaces to clarify directions and expectations of work

Today's Agenda:

Speeches are now extended - you can choose to give yours on Friday, Oct 11 or Monday, October 14.

Project Work
Future Cities - Task #3B due end of class Tuesday
Science Fact or Fiction - Science and Society Essay due Friday
Issues Study - Tasks #4, #5, and #6 - Define and begin your next tasks.

2057: The City; The World; The Body - This is a great series of videos narrated by Michio Kaku - will give you good ideas for expanding your thinking on future advancement possibilites.

Someone we need to get to know - Chris Luebkeman (Watch the video - what do you think?)


Looking Ahead:
Prepared Speech on Friday - use your work from your project,
Data Reflection and Goal Setting - Review meetings





Week #6:
Eleanor Roosevelt said,
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
What dreams are you working toward?


Geography Stumper:
What river borders more European countries than any other river on that continent?

What characteristic is shared by all deserts?


Mount McKinley, the highest peak in North America, is in which state?

The Sioux Indians once roamed which region?

One of the world's saltiest bodies of water was known to ancient Romans as Lacus Asphaltites.
Name this body of water located east of the Mediterranean Sea.




Download the National Geographic GeoBee app!

Daily Discovery Routine:
  • Get folder
  • Log into a computer
  • Check wikispaces - read agenda
  • Check edmodo - look for new notifications, feedback on work, notes from Ms. Given
  • Read over assignments in Wikispaces to clarify directions and expectations of work

Today's Agenda:

Project Work - Finish with 3A? Take a break

Looking Ahead:
Future Cities - Task #3 due end of class Friday
Science Fact or Fiction - reading literature and taking notes; ready to begin next tasks this week
Issues Study - Continue researching and answering questions - ready to begin next tasks
Data Reflection and Goal Setting - Review meetings
Extemporaneous Speech Video Review
Someone we need to get to know - Chris Luebkeman (Watch the video - what do you think?)




Week #5
Arnold Glasgow said,

"The future is the past returning through another gate."
What do you think he meant by that?


Geography Stumper:

The island of Fyn, which is surrounded by narrow straits, is in what country?
The port of Oulu is on the western coast of what country?
The Airedale terrier takes its name from the region on the valley of the River Aire in what country?
Cape Torinana is the western-most point on the mainland of what country?
The mountainous state of Tirol is the westernmost state in what country?


Daily Discovery Routine:
  • Get folder
  • Log into a computer
  • Check wikispaces - read agenda
  • Check edmodo - look for new notifications, feedback on work, notes from Ms. Given
  • Read over assignments in Wikispaces to clarify directions and expectations of work

Extemporaneous Speech Eval Links

P1
Sumner
Henry
Brittany
Mack
Remy
Dan
Albert
Brian
Samarth
Adia
P6
Ingrid
Bethany
Maddie
Natalie
Libby
Priyanka
MacKenzie
Cooper
Maggie
Ellie
Emily
Tommy





Today's Agenda:
Extemporaneous Speeches!!

Brainteaser - can you get to this site?
http://brainden.com/
Solve this riddle for stickers (No outside source use permitted!):
Albert Einstein allegedly made this riddle for his scholars.
A fellow encountered a bear in a wasteland. There was nobody else there. Both were frightened and ran away. Fellow to the north, bear to the west. Suddenly the fellow stopped, aimed his gun to the south and shot the bear. What color was the bear?





Looking Ahead:
Future Cities - Task #2 due end of class Tuesday
Extemporaneous Speeches on Friday
NYC: Is it sustainable? - Great Prezi Example!


Revise peer evaluation form - here are some ideas for extemporaneous skills
Data Reflection and Goal Setting - Set the rest of your goals
Project work: Future Cities Task #2; Science Fact or Fiction - reading literature and taking notes; Issues Study - Continue researching and answering questions




Week #4
African Proverb
"For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today."
How can preparation change the future?




Geography Stumper:
Name the large city that lies between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River.
Lake Winnipesaukee, located south of the White Mountains, is the largest lake in which state?
The Apostle Islands are in Lake Superior off the northern coastline of which state?
Sylvan Lake, located in the Black Hills, is an attraction in which state?
Crater Lake National Park, which contains the deepest lake in the United States, is located in which state?



Daily Discovery Routine:

  • Get folder
  • Log into a computer
  • Check wikispaces - read agenda
  • Check edmodo - look for new notifications, feedback on work, notes from Ms. Given
  • Read over assignments in Wikispaces to clarify directions and expectations of work

Today's Agenda:
Data Reflection and Goal Setting
Braves wear? Geography Stumper? Market Day! (8:15 - 8:25)

Looking Ahead:
Future Cities - Task #2 due end of class Monday
Extemporaneous Speeches - 9/27

Earlier this week:

Working on Projects - Task #2 Due Friday
Writing Evaluation Conferences

Today's 2 minute distraction
Future Cities - Finishing Urban Planning Discussion
Finish Speeches
Group Brain Teaser - Answer Review and Rewards
Speech Reviews



Week #3Eric Hoffersaid,
"In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."
What does this say about those who choose to stop learning?




Geography Stumper


Most of the wheat in the United States is grown in which region?
What city is Norway's second largest, and a major shipping center on the North Sea?
What small country is located between Switzerland and Austria?
Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, is located in what Canadian province?
Which African country borders both Lake Tanganyika and Victoria Falls?



Today's Agenda


Speeches Today! Pull up peer evals - scroll down this page to find them.
Take a moment to review your note cards before we get started.


Can you get to this site?
https://ihmsprealgebra.wikispaces.com/Khan+Academy
What if you log into wikispaces?

  • Daily Discovery Routine:
    • Get folder
    • Log into a computer
    • Check wikispaces - read agenda
    • Check edmodo - look for new notifications, feedback on work, notes from Ms. Given
    • Read over assignments in Wikispaces to clarify directions and expectations of work


  • Speech Practice Tips - 20 minutes
  • Brain Teaser
  • Inquiring Minds: A Scholarly Approach
  • Futurology - Continue our discussion
  • Market Day
  • Writing Evaluations
  • Speech #2 on Friday

Independent Work
  • Creating Goal Setting Doc - List Oral Communication Goal and include strategies for improving. SHARE THIS WITH MS. GIVEN.
  • Project Task #1
  • Either improve your past speech or use your writing pre-test as your text. Work on improving your opening and conclusion. Make sure the length of sentences and arrangement of language is conducive to reading out loud. You may use bullet pointed note cards rather than sentences, if that will help your eye contact.

Earlier this week:




  • Goal Setting Doc - List Oral Communication Goal and include strategies for improving.
  • Speech Improvement Mini-Lesson - How to Write a Good Intro and Conclusion aka Getting Beyond "Hi, my name is thank you for listening to my speech."
  • Choose and begin projects
  • Speech Conferences



Week #2
Alan Kay said~ "The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
What do you think he meant by that statement?


Geography Stumper:
The Kimberley Plateau is located just south of the Timor Sea in what country?
Which European country that borders Kosovo and the Adriatic Sea has a majority Muslim population?
Many Garifuna people live in fishing villages along the coast of which country directly north of Nicaragua?
Tamils make up most of the Hindu minority in what island country?




Today's Agenda

The 50th anniversary of the Lava Lamp was this week - first shown on the show Dr. Who!!

  • Writing Evaluations
  • Daily Discovery Routine:
    • Log into a computer
    • Check wikispaces - read agenda
    • Check edmodo - look for new notifications, feedback on work, notes from Ms. Given
    • Read over assignments in Wikispaces to clarify directions and expectations of work
  • The Miniature Earth
  • Futurology - read and discuss
  • Choose and begin projects
  • Market Day




Previous Agendas
Speech Comment Review and Sharing
World Issues Writing Pre-Test


  • Edit and polish
  • Turn in second draft to edmodo

World Issues Web - revised
Free-Choice time/2057


Speeches (scroll down for peer eval forms)
Top 10 World Issues

  • Additional connections
  • Writing Levels Pre-Test
    • 7-15 sentences on a world issue or on connections between 2 to 3 issues
    • World Issues Web Assignment




Albert Einstein said:"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."What do you think that says about learning?


Week #1

Geography Stumper:


  • Almost 90 percent of what South American country's population lives in urban areas such as the port city of Maracaibo?
  • In which European country can you hear groups speaking the regional languages of Basque, Breton, and Flemish?
  • The Strait of Jubal connects the Gulf of Suez with what sea?
  • The countries of Oman and India both border what sea?
  • The Labrador Sea is an arm of which ocean?
  • Name the country that borders Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina.
  • The Denmark Strait separates Greenland from what other island?


Today's Agenda:
  • Discovery Norms P1 P6
  • Market Day - 10 min.
  • Speeches


Speech Peer Eval Forms
Sumner
Henry
Brittany
Mack
Remy
Dan
Albert
Brian
Samarth
Adia
Ingrid
Bethany
Madeline
Natalie
Libby
Priyanka
Mackenzie
Cooper
Maggie
Ellie
Tommy
Emily


Previous Work
  • Speech Peer Eval Form P1 P6
  • Top 10 World Issues
    • Additional connections
    • Writing Levels Pre-Test
      • 7-15 sentences on a world issue or on connections between 2 to 3 issues
    • World Issues Web Assignment
  • Oral Communication Rubric
  • Working on Speech #1

Speech Peer Eval Forms
Sumner
Henry
Brittany
Mack
Remy
Dan
Albert
Brian
Samarth
Adia

Ingrid
Bethany
Madeline
Natalie
Libby
Priyanka
Mackenzie
Cooper
Maggie
Ellie
Tommy


Friday's Agenda:
Rewards Program
How Should We Treat One Another - Discovery Norms


Options for 8/23
  • Brain Teasers
  • Getting to Know You (Due next week)
  • Starting Speech #1 - Topic is your choice (getting to know you, summer experience, first day of school, another awesome idea you might have)

General Topics for Week #1
Here is our syllabus for our class.
This week we will be working on answering these questions:

  • How should we treat one another in this class?
  • What do I need to know about you as a learner (Getting to Know You)?
  • What are future studies?
  • How do experts make predictions and forecasts about the future?
  • How can we use collaboration to work smarter?
  • What tools & technologies help facilitate our individual and collaborative work?
  • How should our work in Discovery be evaluated?
  • What kinds of expectations and work will we have in this class?

Our work this week will also include:


Have a wonderful summer! Keep in touch via email or edmodo.Let me know if you read a great book, go on an awesome trip, or have other news to share!

What Are We Doing in Discovery 7 This Week?

Week #20!

Geography Stumper:
Name the Asian capital city that was the site of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games.Most of the wheat in the United States is grown in which region?

Crater Lake National Park, which contains the deepest lake in the United States, is located in which state?


Period 1 has class M-R

Monday - Discovery "The Office" SpoofTuesday - Final Activity ShowcaseWednesday - Spelling Bee, Sudoku ScrambleThursday - Progressive Board Game Blast

Period 2 has class M-WMonday - Spelling Bee, Progressive Board GameTuesday - Final Activity ShowcaseWednesday - Movie Mash Up

Let's plan our weekFinal Activity ShowcaseMovie Mash-up CompetitionTrivia ContestGeography BeeSudoku ScrambleProgressive Board Game BlastSpelling BeeDance Off





Week #19

Geography Stumper:
The Mediterranean fruit fly can destroy fruit crops. These flies have damaged citrus crops in Florida and which other state?
The Altiplano, second only to the Tibetan Plateau in elevation and extent, is shared by Peru and which neighboring country?

Arnhem Land, which includes a tract of Aboriginal-owned land in northern Australia, lies west of what gulf?

The Arab League, which promotes economic cooperation among its members, is made up of countries on which two continents?


This Week:

Finishing up presentations
Final Revisions
Planning your activities





Week #18
A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
Joseph Roux
Help me find quotes about the future!


Geography Stumper
About three-quarters of the population of which state lives in the main metropolitan area?
What is the chief language of Austria?The Great Basin can be found in which state?The Mississippi River is to Minnesota as the Rio Grande is to WHAT?
The wildebeest is to the savanna as the caribou is to the WHAT?



This Week:
Check edmodo planner for your presentation date What 'something extra' will you add to make your presentation 'above and beyond'?
Check out our Presentation Revision Checklist!

Do you have any outstanding assignments? What's next? What will you do for your post project option?

Activity IdeasWhat to Do When I'm Finished?Activity Proposal Planning

Tech Tool Site Organized by Use

Week #17
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Geography Stumper
In which Asian country would you find kabuki actors using music and colorful, elaborate costumes to tell a story?

In August 2002, the city of Prague was hit by a flood that raised the waters of what river that runs through the city?
Formerly known as the Malagasy Republic, what country is the world's fourth-largest island?

More than 80 million people live in the European Union's most populous member country. Name this country.

What is the largest island in French Polynesia?



This week:
  • Final Presentations - Your challenge - 10 words a slide or fewer.
  • Extemporaneous Speech Self Evals
  • Goal Meetings

Missing work - check progress book (Missing Speech #4 evaluations, Map Paragraphs?)


Week #16
Study the past, if you would divine the future.Confucius


Geography Stumper:
The distinctive shape of Europe's Matterhorn was created by which agent of erosion?

In the southwestern United States, a Spanish word is commonly used for a streambed that is usually dry except after heavy rains. What is the term for this kind of intermittent stream?

Fort McHenry, site of the British attack that inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner" is in the harbor of what city in Maryland?

Lucknow, located on the Gomati River, was the site of a mutiny against the British in 1857 in what present-day South Asian country?



Which country has the largest population of Maori people?


This Week:
  • Badge(r) Day
  • Finish up extemporaneous speeches
  • Evals online
  • Goal Meetings
  • Have you turned in speech #5 self-eval?
  • Working on final presentations


Week #15John S Harrington said:“Once again, this nation has said there are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond our reach.”
What frontiers will you explore?

Geography Stumper:Öland, Corsica, and Malta are islands that are part of which continent?
The production and crushing of copra, the dried meat of coconuts, are important activities in a country that lies on the eastern half of the world's second-largest island. Name this country.International skiers meet for a ski jump competition every year near Oslo in what country?
Which mountains extend across the most degrees of latitude?

Madagascar is the largest island in which ocean?

This week:
Evaluate your peers
Extemporaneous speeches Friday

Goal Meeting Prep
Review Speech #5

Grant Update
Final furniture choicesFinal grant draft
Starting final presentations
Extemporaneous speeches Friday




Week #14
Cesar Chavez said:
“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, and the future is ours.”
What have you done to effect positive social change?




Geography Stumper:

  • Name the only Asian country through which the Equator passes.
  • Poi is a food commonly associated with people native to which state?
  • Cashews are an important export crop for Tanzania and which neighboring country to the north?
  • The balboa is the official currency of the country that occupies the land the explorer Balboa crossed to reach the Pacific Ocean in 1513. Name this country.
  • Newport, a prominent seaport in colonial times, is now a popular tourist area located in which state?



Friday:
Finish up grant

Thursday:
Grant Writing
Task #6 Conferences


Wednesday:
Check Progress Book
Task #6 Conferences
Starting Final Presentation
Grant Writing moved to Thursday

This week:
CoLA Elements that are Keepers
Pricing our Grant
Pinterest:

  • Seating,
  • Tables,
  • Other (game tables, lighting, rugs, white board/moveable wall options

Writing our Grant



Week #13Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said,"The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope."Who in your own life gives you reason for hope? Why do you think hope is important to our future?

Geography Stumper:
The Yamal Peninsula, which lies north of the Arctic Circle, holds what may be the largest natural gas reserves in the world. This peninsula is part of what country?
Name the capital city of Taiwan.
The southernmost island country in the Caribbean Sea has an ethnic mix of primarily East Indians and Africans. Name this country.
Name the river that provides irrigation for most of the cotton grown in Africa.

This Week:CoLA PresentationsCoLA FeedbackFinishing up Google Sketchup SpeechesMoving from Task #6 to Final Presentations

Week #12
Elaine Maxwell said,
"My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own.
I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.?
What will you do to ensure your true destiny becomes reality?




Geography Stumper:
Mauna Loa is a large shield volcano located in which state?Which state is home to the oldest state capital, established by Spanish officials around 1610?
The Otavalo Indians, who are known for their ponchos, blankets, and other woven goods, are native to which mountain range?
The Indian mongoose was imported to a U.S. state to help control rats in sugarcane plantations. However, the mongoose has also killed many ground-nesting birds near Hilo in which state?
Mont-Saint-Michel, an abbey off the Normandy coast, is in an inlet for the Gulf of Saint-Malo. This gulf is an extension of what larger body of water?



This week:

  • Work on Task 6 this week - Task 5 should be in the finishing stages.
  • Future Cities Discussion on Wednesday - What systems need consideration?
  • Speeches Friday - Your Google Sketchup
    • Be prepared to navigate and talk to us about your city features.
    • What construction and/or infrastructure is an improvement over today's cities?








































































  • Our Developing Plan for the CoLA
    • Develop CoLA areas (plan, design, draw, explain)
    • Create a Proposal
    • Develop a persuasive pitch/speech for panel
    • Develop a way to evaluate and choose the best plan
    • Make the proposal to panel
    • Write the grant for funding




Week #11Welcome back from spring break!Happy fourth quarter!




Geography Stumper:

What does a barometer measure?
The Thames Barrier was built to protect which European capital city from tidal flooding?
The Nansen Cordillera, an undersea ridge named for explorer Fridtjof Nansen, is found in which ocean?

The Java Trench is the deepest point in which ocean?


This week:
  • Super Cool Planning meeting with Mrs. Daus on Thursday during BRAVES.
  • Our Developing Plan for the CoLA
    • Develop CoLA areas (plan, design, draw, explain)
    • Create a Proposal
    • Develop a persuasive pitch/speech for panel
    • Develop a way to evaluate and choose the best plan
    • Make the proposal to panel
    • Write the grant for funding

  • Work on finishing up Task 5 this week.
  • Future Cities Discussion on Wednesday - Technology of the future
  • Speeches next week - Your Google Sketchup
    • Be prepared to navigate and talk to us about your city features.
    • What construction and/or infrastructure is an improvement over today's cities?

Link for google docs idea page about CoLA!
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qkoqiFrTqkps2o4LtBV7A2aPFGTPUufAQKFrT0sJHok/edit?usp=sharing




Week #10

Charles Robert Darwin said,
"As for a future life, man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities."
What probabilities would you like to make happen?



Geography Stumper:
The world’s largest dairy export company has its headquarters in which island country south of Fiji?
Rosario is a major commercial center on the lower Parana River in which South American Country?
Processing fish is an important industry in Trondheim, a port city in what country that is crossed by the Arctic Circle?
The port of Boma near the Atlantic Ocean exports timber and bananas from what country that borders Angola?

What country bordering France and Italy is known for manufacturing precision instruments?


Take AJ's Survey -
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CDRK727




This week:

  • Check Progress Book and Edmodo for Updates and Missing Assignments
  • Task #4 -Future History - Finish today if not already turned in.
  • Working on Task #5
  • Future Cities Discussion on Wednesday - Technology today
  • Speeches on Friday - Topic choice - Your city solutions OR Persuade your family to take a trip
  • Stock Market Game - Rules

Discovery Rewards Opportunities This Week:
Geography Stumpers = 5
SAT Question & Word of the Day = 10
Brain Teaser = at least 1
Red and White on Friday! = 1
Sticker Bingo = ???
Stock Market Game Performance = ???





Week #9
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche said,"In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain. Either you already reach a higher point today, or you exercise your strength in order to be able to climb higher tomorrow."What are you doing to reach a "higher point" today and tomorrow?


Geography Stumper:
What Saharan country bordering Mali and Chad has a population growth rate of more than 3.5 percent a year?
The city of Trieste is located in a narrow Italian province bordered by the Adriatic Sea and what country?
More than 85% of the population is Lutheran in what northern European country west of the Gulf of Bothnia?
The Rastafarian movement began in what country in the Caribbean?
The city of Bangalore, located west of the Eastern Ghats, is a fast-growing technology hub in what country?

This week:

  • Check Progress Book and Edmodo for Updates and Missing Assignments
  • Working on Task #5
  • Writing Portfolio - Choose your two best pieces from Discovery this quarter that represent your use of support in writing.
  • Future Cities Discussion - Technology today
  • Task #4 -Future History - Finish today if not already turned in.
  • Stock Market Game - Rules
  • Finish end of the quarter revisions by end of class 3/27.

Discovery Rewards Opportunities This Week:
Geography Stumpers = 5
SAT Question & Word of the Day = 10
Brain Teaser = at least 1 Red and White on Friday! = 1
Sticker Bingo = ???
Stock Market Game Performance = ???



Week #8
John F. Kennedy said, "The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men."
What do you think he meant by this?




What are we doing this week in Discovery 7?
Geography Stumper
Foreign workers far outnumber citizens in which Persian Gulf country made up of a confederation of states?
What Syrian city located at an oasis fed by the Barada River is thought to be one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities?
What empire had its capital at present-day Istanbul from 1453 – 1922?
Amharic is a widely spoken language in what landlocked country bordering Eritrea?


This Week's Tasks

  • Working on Task #4 - Future History
  • Issues Project - Send me a progress update

Other To-Dos:
  • Edmodo Badges - Make a case!
  • Still missing some 'Defend your grade' - extemporaneous speech support paragraph
  • This should have been turned in already!! - View and Evaluate your Extemporaneous Speeches (you only need to reflect on one of your speeches).
  • Check Progress Book and Edmodo for Grades
  • Check your Goals
  • Using Google Sketchup - Mini-Lesson
  • 2057 Clips - The World (Space Elevator and Station) or The Body (Healthcare and Medical Advancements)
  • Future City Development Discussion: Waste Management & Environmental Policy

Stock Market Game -Rules





Week #7
Arthur C. Clarke said,
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
What do you think he meant by that statement?
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Geography Stumper:
  • Mono Lake is located east of Yosemite National Park in what state?
  • Lake Winnebago drains into Lake Michigan in what state located north of Illinois?
  • Lake of the Ozarks provides electricity and recreational opportunities in what state located north of Arkansas?
  • Name the provincial capital at the southern end of the Vancouver Island.
  • Lake Champlain is located on the western side of what state?

This Week:


  • Sharing Google Docs Tip - Make a Discovery folder and share with Kim.Given@ih.k12.oh.us. Set my rights to "can comment" Any document in that folder should allow me view and comment rights. Still post link to specific assignments in edmodo.
  • Edmodo Badges - Make a case!
  • Defend your grade - extemporaneous speech support paragraph
  • View and Evaluate your Extemporaneous Speeches (you only need to reflect on one of your speeches).
  • Thursday - Future Cities discussion - Education & Government
    Future Cities - Finish up task #3; Working on Task #4
  • Issues Study - planning and following through with activities
  • Stock Market Game - Rules
  • City Ideas - 2057






Week #6:
Eleanor Roosevelt said,
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
What dreams are you working toward?





Geography Stumper:
Seneca Lake, the largest of the Finger Lakes, is located southwest of Syracuse in what state?
The Orange River forms the border between South Africa and what country on the Atlantic Ocean?
Ethnic Albanians make up more than 80 percent of the population of what country where the Prishtina is the capital?

The Mekong River supports rice growing areas before emptying into what are of the Pacific Ocean?


Friday:
Revisions?
Extemporaneous Speeches
Free Time


Other items this week:
Extemporaneous Speeches (Thursday)
Stock Market Game
Future Cities
2057 Clips
This week's city discussion topic - Education - How will your city address it?
Speech/Goal meetings with Ms. Given

Stock Market Purchases - Our Stock Market Page
Investing "tips"


Discovery Rewards Opportunities This Week:
Geography Stumpers = 5
SAT Question & Word of the Day = 10
Brain Teaser = at least 1
Red and White on Friday! = 1
Sticker Bingo = ???
Extraordinary Performance = ???





Week #5
Arnold Glasgow said,

"The future is the past returning through another gate."
What do you think he meant by that?

Geography Stumper:11382157-valentines-day-or-happy-birthay.jpg

  • What is the largest island in French Polynesia?
  • Aeolian erosion is caused by what?
  • A narrow strip of land (such as Panama) connecting two larger landmasses is called what?
  • The ports of Anchorage, Vancouver, and Acapulco are along which coast of North America?

Thursday:
Have you turned in task #2?
Working on task #3


Also this week:
Task #3 Mini-Lesson - Tuesday

Future Cities Discussion - Tuesday
Task #2 - Due Wednesday

Infographics: What are they good for?


Coming Soon: Extemporaneous Speeches!





Week #4African Proverb"For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today."How can preparation change the future?

Geography Stumper:gj cost of scifi.jpg


  • The North Pole is dark twenty-four hours a day during which season in the Northern Hemisphere?
  • The sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer at which time of the year?
  • What term is used to describe crescent-shaped lakes, formed when a meander of a stream has been bypassed?
  • Diverging winds have what effect on air pressure?
  • What is the name of bowl-like features cut into mountains of hills where glaciers form?

Friday:
Sorry, sports fans, I'm out sick again today :( Be nice to the sub and be productive! We'll have market day and some free time on Monday, when I return.

  • Working on task #2
  • Discussion - Future Cities and Urban Planning - To be continued Monday
  • Goal Setting - Did you finish and turn these in yet?

Later this week
  • Working on tasks #1 and #2 of your project
    Goal Setting with Ms. Given
  • Thursday - 2057 Video + Free Choice
  • Task #1 due end of class Tuesday
  • Task #2 - Due next Monday - Future Cities,Utopia & Issue Study
  • Are you eligible for free choice time? (task one completed and turned in; all world issues web revisions and future studies revisions complete; goals turned in)
  • Speech Videos in your U Drive - Review and evaluate your performance; Turn completed rubric into edmodo
  • Brain teaser (Have you turned in your goals, task #1, finished revisions on World Issues Web and finished task #2?)


Discovery Rewards Opportunities This Week:
Geography Stumpers = 5
SAT Question & Word of the Day = 10
Brain Teaser = at least 1
Red and White on Friday! = 1
Sticker Bingo = ???
Extraordinary Performance = ???




Week #3Eric Hoffersaid,
"In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."
What does this say about those who choose to stop learning?



Geography Stumper:
  • Guadalajara has grown rapidly since the 1940s as a major industrial center in the state of Jalisco. Name the country in which it is located.
  • The reflectivity of a surface, such as the ground or a cloud is known as what?
  • What is the name for a rocky desert?
  • What large U.S. lake is the remains of Pleistocene Lake Bonneville?
  • What is the name of the lowest layer of the atmosphere?

This Week's To Do List




Week #2Alan Kay said~ "The best way to predict the future is to invent it."What do you think he meant by that statement?




Geography Stumper:
  • Name the capital city of Taiwan.
  • Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre are the largest islands of a French overseas department in the Leeward Islands. Name this French overseas department.
  • At what Virginia settlement were British forces defeated by American and French troops, ending the fighting during the Revolutionary War?
  • Baffin Bay and Davis Strait separate Baffin Island, in Canada, from which other island?


To Do List This Week:
Finish Futurology work
World Issues Discussion - Top World Issues - Make a list of what you think are the top 10 issues affecting our world. Compare with your peers - what are the similarities and differences. We will discuss later in the week.
World Issues Web - Directions are here.
The Miniature Earth - Watch video, write a paragraph reaction.
How should we treat one another in this class? P1 P6 - on Wednesday
Goal Setting - Goal Meeting with Ms. Given
Starting Our Projects
Finish up speeches - on Wednesday

Discovery Rewards Opportunities This Week:

Geography Stumpers = 4
SAT Question & Word of the Day = 8
Sticker Bingo = ???
Extraordinary Performance = ???
Spirit Wear on Friday



Albert Einstein said:"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."What do you think that says about learning?


Week #1

Geography Stumper:

Which U.S. state straddles the Tropic of Cancer?
Which state has the lowest average elevation?
From 1910 until World War II’s end, the Korean Peninsula was controlled by which island to the east?
Which Canadian provincial capital city is located in a region of marine west coast climate?
What is the term for a part of an ocean or sea that cuts far into the bordering landmass and may contain one or more bays?



For today:
How should we treat one another in this class? P1 P6
SPEECHES
What are future studies?
Market Day


General Topics for Week #1
Here is our syllabus for our class.
This week we will be working on answering these questions:

  • How should we treat one another in this class?
  • What do I need to know about you as a learner (Getting to Know You/ Part Deux )?
  • What are future studies?
  • How do experts make predictions and forecasts about the future?
  • How can we use collaboration to work smarter?
  • What tools & technologies help facilitate our individual and collaborative work?
  • How should our work in Discovery be evaluated?
  • What kinds of expectations and work will we have in this class?

Our work this week will also include: