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MyStuff from School | MyStuff from HomeClick "Proceed anyway" button - site can be trusted!

"Positivity is the key to productivity." - Matthew R. Weisfelder

Welcome to Discovery 8
Goal Setting | Leadership Warm Up Activities | Projects | Careers | Leadership | Speeches | Discovery Blackboard | Edmodo | Diigo| Progress Book| Stock Market Game | Archive
Kim.Given@ih.k12.oh.usSpeech Peer Evaluation FormsMyStuff from School | MyStuff from HomeClick "Proceed anyway" button - site can be trusted!

"Positivity is the key to productivity." - Matthew R. Weisfelder




What Are We Doing in Discovery 8 This Week?Geography Stumpers are on Edmodo.

Wikispaces + Edmodo + Google Drive = :)


Week #8George S. Pattonsaid,"Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results."Do you have an example that demonstrates this idea?

This Week's Agenda
Reminder: I am out on Friday
Make sure all assignments are turned in.
Work on planned activities or play a game.
Check out MakerSpace - if we were to get one at the middle school, what should it have in it?


Order of Operations:
  1. Finish revisions of Discovery work
  2. Review your final presentation video
  3. Creating and Completing your own tasks - We did not talk about this yet in class, but if you are finished with all other work, you can create a task for yourself. Post your plan for Wednesday and Friday's class sessions today in this form.
  4. 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.


Finish up extemporaneous speeches
Do you know when your final presentation is?



Week #7Thomas Edison said,"If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."What are you capable of? Astound yourself...and others today!

This Week's Agenda
Brain Teaser todayH&R Block Tax Preparation School & Budget Planning WorkshopSign up for extemporaneous speeches
Do you know when your final presentation is?






Week #6Warren Bennis said,
"Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult."
What do you think he meant by this?





This Week's Agenda
Friday's Plan
Work on one or more of the following today:
Working on Budget
Working on final presentation - Develop materials for your activity with the class

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 a slot to give an extemporaneous speech next week.




Speeches today


Speech #2 Roster
Speech Peer Evaluation Forms
Budget/3rd TaskSpeech #2What are your goals?Oral CommunicationWritten CommunicationScholarship (Executive Function & Leadership)

Week #5
John Gardner said,
"Most important, leaders can conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts."
Have you brought out the best in someone else today?



This Week's Agenda
Brain Teaser in Edmodo - No googling


Getting Ready for Speech #2 (Research Results)Sign Up
Final Presentation Sign Up


Who are your experts?What questions do you have for them?
What are your goals?
Oral CommunicationWritten CommunicationScholarship (Executive Function & Leadership)



Week #4
Thomas Edisonsaid,"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."Practice perseverance this week!




This Week's Agenda


Brain Teaser

Help Jensen With Her Project - Bring in one or more items from this list

Help Allen with his Discovery Project
Send your parents an email - LexilesWrite 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 _.

Finish Up First TaskReview Speeches - Strengths and Opportunities for GrowthSet GoalsWhat Are You Reading? Lexile Level and What It Can Do For You!





Week #3Steven Covey said,"Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves."How can we do this for others on a daily basis?

This Week's Agenda

Speeches and Independent Project Work Today

Peer Evaluation FormsSpeeches - Have Notes in Slide FormatLooking at Careers or Project Topics



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 leadership?


This Week's Agenda
Sign Up for your speech slotSpeeches April 6th - Elements from Know ThyselfGroup Norms - Building Our Learning UtopiaKnow Thyself Essay - Post in WPP Online under Grade 8 Course in "Discovery 8 - Know Thyself"

Project Choice

Speech Goal Setting - Oral Communication Rubric
Writing Pre-Test - Argument Writing Rubric

Your writing pre-test is your Know Thyself Essay.

Independent Work


Speech Peer Evaluation Form
  • MAKE A COPY
  • Remove your name from the list of evaluators
  • Decide if you want to change any of the elements on which you will be evaluated.
  • Decide on your scale and descriptors for performance.
  • You must keep the comment box.
  • Send out the link (click send form button, click and copy "link to share") in edmodo





SpeechesMake sure you have pulled up the Peer Evaluation Forms - is yours linked properly?

Brain Teaser - Word Tweening - Due Friday



Week #1
Peter Drucker said~
"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."What do you think the difference is between a manager and a leader?




This Week's Agenda:








Join our new edmodo course - all Discovery students together!! fk7b5y is join code or go here:
https://edmo.do/j/ujvm5a



Why study personality? Personality Theories, Types, and Tests

Jungian Personalities ESFJ, INTP - what's with the alphabet soup in personality testing?

Earlier this week:




This week we will be working on answering these questions:
  • How should our work in Discovery be evaluated?
  • How should we treat one another in this class?
  • What kinds of expectations and work will we have in this class?
  • Project Comparison - What project will be the best match for you?
  • Project Choices and Resources
  • What is leadership? What traits best define a leader?
  • How can we use collaboration to work smarter?
  • What tools & technologies help facilitate individual & collaborative work?

Our work will include:

Resources and other info:

Speech Peer Evaluation Form
  • MAKE A COPY
  • Remove your name from the list of evaluators
  • Decide if you want to change any of the elements on which you will be evaluated.
  • Decide on your scale and descriptors for performance.
  • You must keep the comment box.
  • Send out the link (click send form button, click and copy "link to share") in edmodo

Wikispaces + Edmodo + Google Drive = :)
Leadership/Ice Breaker Activity



Your speeches of the past will soon be 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".



Week #9
"There's No Business Like Show Business."-Irving BerlinGood luck on final presentations this week!


Final Presentations - Check Edmodo Planner for your Day

Monday - Jaden AndersonTuesday - Cooper Pierce and Sumner ColohanWednesday - Dan Klusty and Brian LewisThursday - Sam Richardson



Week #7/#8Thomas Edison said,"If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."What are you capable of? Astound yourself...and others today!

This Week's AgendaBRAVES Wear Stickers - Show your BRAVES pride!Brain TeaserFinal Presentation SchedulingStore is Open for Last 10 Minutes - Plan Ahead!Grades are updated for Writing Pre-Test Revisions
PARCC Class Schedule
Goal Check Form
Working on budget - due Friday.Task #1 (Career Research) wil be marked as a missing assignment for anyone who has not turned it into Edmodo by end of class Friday.

Join our new edmodo course - all Discovery students together!! fk7b5y is join code or go here: https://edmo.do/j/ujvm5a
Andrew Plummer's Speech #2









Week #6
Warren Bennis said,
"Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult."
What do you think he meant by this?






This Week's AgendaExtemporaneous Speeches TodayPull up peer evaluation page
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

John Gardner said,
"Most important, leaders can conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts."
Have you brought out the best in someone else today?


This Week's Agenda
Fear of Failure, Flow, & What Video Games Can Teach Us About Learning - PDF LinkGeography Stumper #23 Stickers Awarded todayIf you have earned stickers for other activities, fill out the sticker earnings form.

Turning in Project Tasks on EdmodoWPP Revision due TuesdayReview Your Speech VideoSpeech #2 Goal Progress MeetingsSpeech #2 Project - Task #2



Week #4
Thomas Edisonsaid,"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."Practice perseverance this week!

This Week's Agenda

Goal Conversations
Writing Conferences
Leadership Goal Conferences
Projects in Context
Revision of Writing Pre-Test in WPP due Friday
Speech #2 Notes Due Friday
Logic Puzzle Brain Teaser - Due Friday


Our Projects:Task #1 Due FridayIdeas and plan for Tasks #2 and Final Presentation for class due Friday Feb. 6th.Task #3 (Budget) due February 20th.Final Presentations run from March 4th through 12thMarch 13th is the last day of the quarter.




Week #3
Steven Covey said,"Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves."How can we do this for others on a daily basis?




This Week's AgendaAre you showing your BRAVES Pride?Goal Email to ParentsBrain TeaserGoal 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 MeetingsWork 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 #2Goal Setting: Save a copy of this document and fill it out.

Store Open last 10 minutes of class.
Speech Meetings
Finishing up Know Thyself
Working on first task of project




Week #2Steven 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 leadership?

This Week's AgendaAre you showing your BRAVES pride?Brain Teaser - Word Winks - Sticker AwardsStore open the last 10 minutes of class.Speech Review Meetings

View your speech - name 2 things you did well
Know Thyself Essay - Post in WPP Online under Grade 8 Course in "Discovery 8 - Know Thyself"
What is Leadership?
Fill out the form to share your thoughts on what makes a leader. Click on the link to access the form.

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

Project Choice

Speech Goal Setting - Oral Communication Rubric
Writing Pre-Test - Argument Writing Rubric

Your writing pre-test is your Know Thyself Essay.

Independent Work

  • What is Leadership?Fill out this form to share your thoughts on what makes a leader. Due end of class Wednesday.
  • Review your speech video by end of class Thursday. Name two things you did well.
  • Work on your Know Thyself Essay - Post in WPP Online under Grade 8 Course in "Discovery 8 - Know Thyself". Finish first draft by Wednesday 1/21.
  • Work on brain teaser.
  • Work on geography stumper.
  • Identify the next book you are going to read from this list.


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 whetheryou are at home ("access files from home")or at school ("access files from school").
How to change your Indian Hill Network password.

Earlier this week:
Group Norms- Building Our Learning Utopia
SpeechesMake sure you have pulled up the Peer Evaluation Forms - is yours linked properly?

Brain Teaser - Word Tweening - Due Friday




Week #1
Peter Drucker said~
"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."What do you think the difference is between a manager and a leader?


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".

This Week's Agenda:



Why study personality? Personality Theories, Types, and Tests

Jungian Personalities ESFJ, INTP - what's with the alphabet soup in personality testing?


Earlier this week:







Brain Teaser: Congruences/Modular Math





This week we will be working on answering these questions:
  • How should our work in Discovery be evaluated?
  • How should we treat one another in this class?
  • What kinds of expectations and work will we have in this class?
  • Project Comparison - What project will be the best match for you?
  • Project Choices and Resources
  • What is leadership? What traits best define a leader?
  • How can we use collaboration to work smarter?
  • What tools & technologies help facilitate individual & collaborative work?

Our work will include:


Resources and other info:

Speech Peer Evaluation Form
  • MAKE A COPY
  • Remove your name from the list of evaluators
  • Decide if you want to change any of the elements on which you will be evaluated.
  • Decide on your scale and descriptors for performance.
  • You must keep the comment box.
  • Send out the link (click send form button, click and copy "link to share") in edmodo

Wikispaces + Edmodo + Google Drive = :)
Leadership/Ice Breaker Activity



Week #9

This Week's Agenda

Remember, I will be at a conference on Monday and Tuesday. Please represent yourselves, IHMS, and Discovery well.The last day of first quarter is Thursday. Teachers can revise grades through next week.
First Priority: Those who have not presented need to make sure they are prepared.

Options for students who have finished their work: Working on assignments from other classesRead a book
Consider one of these activities.Work on brain teasers or puzzles.Make an infographic related to your career.
For your consideration: If you would like to have a celebration, we can hold it during your lunch period one day next week since our class periods are filled with final presentations.

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

Wednesday - BriannaThursday - Karisa & AlyssaFriday - Alyssa & Brittany

Store opens for the last 15 minutes of classTask RevisionsGet Budget Turned InWPP Revisions - Demonstrate growth, minimum score of 26Are you ready for your final presentation?

Ideas of 8th Grade Elective




Week #7George S. Pattonsaid,"Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results."Do you have an example that demonstrates this idea?



This Week's Agenda

BRAVES StickersGrade Check and RevisionsAiming for at least a 26 in WPP.Ideas for 8th Grade Elective - LA + Tech Integration - what does that look like?

New Store Stuff - Utopian Economy


Optional
Ready to give some feedback? The High School Human Geography Classes need our help! Links to Info GraphicsLink to RubricSave your infographic rubric here

Finishing BudgetFilr Check -
How do I access network files (my movies) from my device?

My password for Filr isn't working
Speech Video Review - Demonstrate download evidenceWriting Revisions





Week #6Warren Bennis said,
"Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult."
What do you think he meant by this?


Today's AgendaStickers for Spirit Wear - BRAVES Friday?Sticker Awarder - first letter of middle name is the last alphabetically in the class.BRAIN TEASER IS IN FOLDER HOLDER

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 Filr
MyStuff from School | MyStuff from Home
Click "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 8 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.

Remember - Final Projects Have Been AdjustedReviewing our Socratic Dialogue from FridayBrain Teaser from last week?

Can you see your speeches? - Try accessing your "mystuff" through Novell Filr
MyStuff from School | MyStuff from HomeClick "Proceed anyway" button - site can be trusted!

Model/Example/Reminder - How to be great goal setter!

Independent To Do List
Revise AssignmentsWorking on Task #3Speaking and Writing Goal Setting

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



Week #5John Gardner said,"Most important, leaders can conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts."Have you brought out the best in someone else today?

This Week's Agenda

Next Week'sSpirit Wear = Sticker Opportunities
M is PJ Day; T is Twin Day; W is Wacky Wednesday; Th is Jersey (sports);
F is BRAVES wear day


Brianna's Speech
Socratic Dialogue - Have your notes and your articles open

MAP Scores:
Looking for books at your Lexile Level? Go here!


Madison, Karisa, & Priyanka,need to submit their original Know Thyself essay to Grade 8 course today.
Socratic Dialogue Friday This Week's Time Cover Story - Never Offline


Speech Do-Over - Madison
Writing Pre-Test and Revisions - score at least a 25 (rubric has changed - best score is now 30)


Working on Finding an ExpertDesigning Class Career ExperienceTask #6 - BudgetSpeech Models and Critiques

Choosing Presentation Dates

Week #4
Thomas Edisonsaid,"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."Practice perseverance this week!


This Week's Agenda
For FridayBraves Wear StickersStore is OpenSpeech Review MeetingsStarting Next TasksCareers - Personal BudgetLeadership - Research and/or Planning TasksRevise your Writing Pre-Test - Aim for a score of 30 or higherWe'll have writing goal meetings next week

Next Week:Speech Do-OversProject Progress MeetingsWriting Goal Meetings

Brain TeasersFinish Up SpeechesReflections:Comment Comments - Best? Worst?Calibration of Scores - What does a 2 look like?Class Win - Best skill so farClass Goal - Biggest Opportunity for Growth

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

Revise your Writing Pre-Test

Next week: Set a Written Communication Goal
Finishing SpeechesPost your Know Thyself Essay in a new spot on WPPCourse Join Code = 7278502

Speeches on Tuesday



Speech Practice
WPP Online



COURSE NAME
STATUS
COURSE CODE
GRADE LEVEL
EXPIRATION DATE
Grade 8-6 - Ryan
Active
2248677
Grade 08
8/01/2015
Grade 8-5 - Ryan
Active
7371666
Grade 08
8/01/2015
Grade 8-4 - Ryan
Active
7260060
Grade 08
8/01/2015
Grade 8-3 - Ryan
Active
5058335
Grade 08
8/01/2015
Grade 8-1 - Ryan
Active
3337320
Grade 08
8/01/2015
Grade 8-6 - Dean
Active
5782848
Grade 08
8/01/2015
Grade 8-5 - Dean
Active
7604653
Grade 08
8/01/2015
Grade 8-4 - Dean
Active
2641456
Grade 08
8/01/2015
Grade 8-3 - Dean
Active
6348612
Grade 08
8/01/2015
Grade 8-1 - Dean
Active
3815844
Grade 08
8/01/2015

Mapping Out the Rest of Our Time
Working on Our Next Tasks


Week #3

This Week's AgendaWorking on Task #1Speech Review MeetingsSpeech #2 Next Week



Week #2Steven Covey said,"Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves."How can we do this for others on a daily basis?



This Week's Agenda

Today's To-dosStickers & StoreLook; DiscussHow should we treat one another in this class?Know Thyself - make sure this is submitted in edmodoChoose and begin your project

Speech EvaluationsGoogle docs on your device - Plan B for internet access
Using edmodo - turning in assignments
Google Folder - Is yours shared?
Finish Speeches - peer evaluation linksSpeech Review MeetingsHow should we treat one another in this class?Know Thyself


Task #1




Peter Drucker said~

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."
What do you think the difference is between a manager and a leader?




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
Leadership DiscussionSpeech Partner Practice
Know Thyself



WednesdayFinish What is Leadership? - Turn in via edmodo
Speeches on Friday - Work Time


Know Thyself

Have you done the geography stumpers, SAT word, and question of the day?
You can earn 19 stickers a week if you do these activities!

Tuesday
Speech Peer Evaluation Form
MAKE A COPY
Change the title to include your nameDecide if you want to change any of the elements on which you will be evaluated.Decide on your scale and descriptors for performance.You must keep the comment box.Send out the link (click send form button, click and copy "link to share") to my email: Kim.Given@ih.k12.oh.us
Finish What is Leadership? - Turn in via edmodo
Speeches on Friday - Work Time
Know Thyself




MondaySpeeches on Friday - Topics - About me; Leadership; Other topicsHow should we treat one another in this class?What is Leadership? - Turn in via edmodoFlexibility of Thinking


Speech Peer Evaluation Form
MAKE A COPY
Change the title to include your name
Decide if you want to change any of the elements on which you will be evaluated.
Decide on your scale and descriptors for performance.
You must keep the comment box.
Send out the link (click send form button, click and copy "link to share") in edmodo






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

Sign up/Log into Edmodo- Click here to join our class if you are new to Discovery

How should we treat one another in this class?Discovery Rewards - Are you wearing BRAVES colors?
What is Leadership?Flexibility of Thinking

Week #1

This week we will be working on answering these questions:

  • How should our work in Discovery be evaluated?
  • How should we treat one another in this class?
  • What kinds of expectations and work will we have in this class?
  • Project Comparison - What project will be the best match for you?
  • Project Choices and Resources
  • What is leadership? What traits best define a leader?
  • How can we use collaboration to work smarter?
  • What tools & technologies help facilitate individual & collaborative work?
Our work will include:

Resources and other info:

Speech Peer Evaluation Form
  • MAKE A COPY
  • Remove your name from the list of evaluators
  • Decide if you want to change any of the elements on which you will be evaluated.
  • Decide on your scale and descriptors for performance.
  • You must keep the comment box.
  • Send out the link (click send form button, click and copy "link to share") in edmodo

Wikispaces + Edmodo + Google Drive = :)
Leadership/Ice Breaker Activity


What Are We Doing in Discovery 8 This Week?Geography Stumpers are on Edmodo.

Week #8"There's No Business Like Show Business."-Irving Berlin
Good luck on final presentations this week!


This Week's Agenda

Please complete the Course Reflection SurveyMagic 8-Ball AwesomenessWhat will you do without Discovery?What do you want to do with your time today?The Sticker Store is OPEN

Given BRAVES Session Survey - For participants in Ms. Given's December BRAVES group.

Ellie and James present on Monday - Please make sure to film their presentations.

Monday - Friday: Presentations! Check Edmodo Planner for your day.Friday: Final Friday for Discovery - How should we spend our time?


Week #7This Week's Agenda




When do you present? Check Edmodo plannerBudget Check

Revisions/Missing Work:Know Thyself: JamesTask #1: Lena, Maddy, Ellie, Jack, Adia, James, Regan, JamieTask #2: All goodTask #3: Maddy, Jack


Final Presentation Prep

Create your own task/activity.Socratic Dialogue #2

Week #6
Warren Bennis said,

"Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult."
What do you think he meant by this?


This Week's Agenda
Brain Teaser & BRAVES wear stickers today


Wednesday - Finish up Budget TodayMake sure you have sent your expert emails!

Are you finished with your tasks - Plan a new activityActivity 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


Finish SpeechesPresentation PlanFinding an Expert - Asking Great QuestionsBudget

Week #5For TuesdayExtemporaneous Speeches



Socratic Dialogue postponed to MondayWork on your tasks today or WPP Know Thyself Revisions.

Working on Task #2 - Outside Learning ExperienceTask #3 - Create a budgetFinal Presentation - Lesson/Activity for the ClassChoosing Presentation Dates

What is Socratic Dialogue?Our Topic - Never Offline
Read the article and take notesFind two other resources to read about the impact of being online - pro and conCreate questions to generate discussion

Revise WPP Essay (Know Thyself) -Did you write at least 3 drafts?Are there any grammar or spelling issues with your most recent draft?Do you have a strong intro and conclusion?Did you earn a 5 for word choice or for sentence structure?If your score is below 25 do the Elaboration in Essays lesson and revise again.


Week #4John Gardner said,"Most important, leaders can conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts."Have you brought out the best in someone else today?

This Week's AgendaTake Mia's Quiz

Speech #2 Friday - Careers Task #1; Leadership - My Project Plan

Task #1 Due this Week

This week's sticker challenge

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

Next Week: What is Socratic Dialogue?Our Topic - Never Offline
Read the article and take notesFind two other resources to read about the impact of being online - pro and conCreate questions to generate discussion

Revise WPP Essay (Know Thyself) -Did you write at least 3 drafts?Are there any grammar or spelling issues with your most recent draft?Do you have a strong intro and conclusion?Did you earn a 5 for word choice or for sentence structure?If your score is below 25 do the Elaboration in Essays lesson and revise again.


Week #3Thomas Edisonsaid,"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."Practice perseverance this week!

This Week's Agenda

BRAIN TEASER!Starting our ProjectsCareers: Do you have a list of possibilities? You can start to focus your research next week.Leadership: Have you figured out the main portions of your project plan?

Accessing our VideosAccessing Peer CommentsSpeech Conferences

Giving our SpeechesFinish Up Know Thyself

Week #2Steven Covey said,"Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves."How can we do this for others on a daily basis?



This Week's Agenda

Speeches on MondayPractice today
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 Stickers and other independent awesome!

Post your Know Thyself Essay in WPP - Prompt is called "Discovery 8 - Know Thyself"Course Join Code = 7278502
Group Norms - Building Our Learning Utopia


Design our Parent Conference and Waiting Space

Project Options - Make your choiceSpeech on Friday - Use Know Thyselfas resource for scriptSet some goalsHave you sent me your link to your speech peer review survey in edmodo?


Make a book reccomendation 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?


Speech Peer Evaluation Form
  • MAKE A COPY
  • Change the title of the form to include your name
  • Decide if you want to change any of the elements on which you will be evaluated.
  • Decide on your scale and descriptors for performance.
  • You must keep the comment box and have a minimum of 4 skills on which your peers assess you.
  • Send out the link (click send form button, click and copy "link to share") in edmodo



Week #1
Peter Drucker said~
"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."
What do you think the difference is between a manager and a leader?


This Week's Agenda:


Group Norms - Building Our Learning Utopia
Project Options
Store is open!

Know Thyself

Why study personality?
Personality Theories, Types, and Tests

Jungian Personalities
ESFJ, INTP - what's with the alphabet soup in personality testing?



Brain Teaser: Congruences/Modular Math

What is Leadership?
Fill out this form to share your thoughts on what makes a leader. Click on the link to access the form. Our discussion begins 2:00 today


This week we will be working on answering these questions:
  • How should our work in Discovery be evaluated?
  • How should we treat one another in this class?
  • What kinds of expectations and work will we have in this class?
  • Project Comparison - What project will be the best match for you?
  • Project Choices and Resources
  • What is leadership? What traits best define a leader?
  • How can we use collaboration to work smarter?
  • What tools & technologies help facilitate individual & collaborative work?

Our work will include:

Resources and other info:

Speech Peer Evaluation Form
  • MAKE A COPY
  • Remove your name from the list of evaluators
  • Decide if you want to change any of the elements on which you will be evaluated.
  • Decide on your scale and descriptors for performance.
  • You must keep the comment box.
  • Send out the link (click send form button, click and copy "link to share") in edmodo

Wikispaces + Edmodo + Google Drive = :)
Leadership/Ice Breaker Activity



Week #9

This Week's Agenda

Remember, I will be at a conference on Monday and Tuesday. Please represent yourselves, IHMS, and Discovery well.The last day of first quarter is Thursday. Teachers can revise grades through next week.
First Priority: Those who have not presented need to make sure they are prepared.

Options for students who have finished their work: Working on assignments from other classesRead a bookConsider one of these activities.Work on brain teasers or puzzles.Make an infographic related to your career.
For your consideration: If you would like to have a celebration, we can hold it during your lunch period one day next week since our class periods are filled with final presentations.


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

Wednesday - BriannaThursday - Karisa & AlyssaFriday - Alyssa & Brittany

Store opens for the last 15 minutes of classTask RevisionsGet Budget Turned InWPP Revisions - Demonstrate growth, minimum score of 26Are you ready for your final presentation?

Ideas of 8th Grade Elective


Week #7George S. Pattonsaid,"Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results."Do you have an example that demonstrates this idea?

This Week's Agenda

BRAVES StickersGrade Check and RevisionsAiming for at least a 26 in WPP.Ideas for 8th Grade Elective - LA + Tech Integration - what does that look like?

New Store Stuff - Utopian Economy


OptionalReady to give some feedback? The High School Human Geography Classes need our help! Links to Info GraphicsLink to RubricSave your infographic rubric here


Finishing BudgetFilr Check -
How do I access network files (my movies) from my device?
My password for Filr isn't working
Speech Video Review - Demonstrate download evidenceWriting Revisions





Week #6Warren Bennis said,
"Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult."
What do you think he meant by this?


Today's AgendaStickers for Spirit Wear - BRAVES Friday?Sticker Awarder - first letter of middle name is the last alphabetically in the class.BRAIN TEASER IS IN FOLDER HOLDER

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 Filr
MyStuff from School | MyStuff from Home
Click "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 8 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.

Remember - Final Projects Have Been AdjustedReviewing our Socratic Dialogue from FridayBrain Teaser from last week?

Can you see your speeches? - Try accessing your "mystuff" through Novell FilrMyStuff from School | MyStuff from HomeClick "Proceed anyway" button - site can be trusted!

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 #5John Gardner said,"Most important, leaders can conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts."Have you brought out the best in someone else today?

This Week's Agenda

Next Week'sSpirit Wear = Sticker Opportunities
M is PJ Day; T is Twin Day; W is Wacky Wednesday; Th is Jersey (sports);
F is BRAVES wear day


Brianna's SpeechSocratic Dialogue - Have your notes and your articles open


MAP Scores:
Looking for books at your Lexile Level? Go here!


Madison, Karisa, & Priyanka,need to submit their original Know Thyself essay to Grade 8 course today.
Socratic Dialogue Friday This Week's Time Cover Story - Never Offline


Speech Do-Over - Madison
Writing Pre-Test and Revisions - score at least a 25 (rubric has changed - best score is now 30)


Working on Finding an ExpertDesigning Class Career ExperienceTask #6 - BudgetSpeech Models and Critiques

Choosing Presentation Dates

Week #4
Thomas Edisonsaid,"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."Practice perseverance this week!


This Week's AgendaFor FridayBraves Wear StickersStore is OpenSpeech Review MeetingsStarting Next TasksCareers - Personal BudgetLeadership - Research and/or Planning TasksRevise your Writing Pre-Test - Aim for a score of 30 or higherWe'll have writing goal meetings next week

Next Week:Speech Do-OversProject Progress MeetingsWriting Goal Meetings

Brain TeasersFinish Up SpeechesReflections:Comment Comments - Best? Worst?Calibration of Scores - What does a 2 look like?Class Win - Best skill so farClass Goal - Biggest Opportunity for Growth

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

Revise your Writing Pre-Test

Next week: Set a Written Communication Goal
Finishing SpeechesPost your Know Thyself Essay in a new spot on WPPCourse Join Code = 7278502


Speeches on Tuesday



Speech Practice
WPP Online

COURSE NAME
STATUS
COURSE CODE
GRADE LEVEL
EXPIRATION DATE
Grade 8-6 - Ryan
Active
2248677
Grade 08
8/01/2015
Grade 8-5 - Ryan
Active
7371666
Grade 08
8/01/2015
Grade 8-4 - Ryan
Active
7260060
Grade 08
8/01/2015
Grade 8-3 - Ryan
Active
5058335
Grade 08
8/01/2015
Grade 8-1 - Ryan
Active
3337320
Grade 08
8/01/2015
Grade 8-6 - Dean
Active
5782848
Grade 08
8/01/2015
Grade 8-5 - Dean
Active
7604653
Grade 08
8/01/2015
Grade 8-4 - Dean
Active
2641456
Grade 08
8/01/2015
Grade 8-3 - Dean
Active
6348612
Grade 08
8/01/2015
Grade 8-1 - Dean
Active
3815844
Grade 08
8/01/2015

Mapping Out the Rest of Our Time
Working on Our Next Tasks



Week #3

This Week's AgendaWorking on Task #1Speech Review MeetingsSpeech #2 Next Week

Week #2Steven Covey said,"Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves."How can we do this for others on a daily basis?

This Week's Agenda

Today's To-dosStickers & StoreLook; DiscussHow should we treat one another in this class?Know Thyself - make sure this is submitted in edmodoChoose and begin your project

Speech EvaluationsGoogle docs on your device - Plan B for internet access
Using edmodo - turning in assignments
Google Folder - Is yours shared?Finish Speeches - peer evaluation linksSpeech Review MeetingsHow should we treat one another in this class?Know Thyself



Task #1



Peter Drucker said~

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."
What do you think the difference is between a manager and a leader?


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!


ThursdayLeadership DiscussionSpeech Partner Practice
Know Thyself




WednesdayFinish What is Leadership? - Turn in via edmodo
Speeches on Friday - Work Time


Know Thyself

Have you done the geography stumpers, SAT word, and question of the day?You can earn 19 stickers a week if you do these activities!


Tuesday
Speech Peer Evaluation Form
MAKE A COPYChange the title to include your nameDecide if you want to change any of the elements on which you will be evaluated.Decide on your scale and descriptors for performance.You must keep the comment box.Send out the link (click send form button, click and copy "link to share") to my email: Kim.Given@ih.k12.oh.us
Finish What is Leadership? - Turn in via edmodo
Speeches on Friday - Work TimeKnow Thyself





MondaySpeeches on Friday - Topics - About me; Leadership; Other topicsHow should we treat one another in this class?What is Leadership? - Turn in via edmodoFlexibility of Thinking


Speech Peer Evaluation Form
MAKE A COPY
Change the title to include your name
Decide if you want to change any of the elements on which you will be evaluated.
Decide on your scale and descriptors for performance.
You must keep the comment box.
Send out the link (click send form button, click and copy "link to share") in edmodo





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

Sign up/Log into Edmodo- Click here to join our class if you are new to Discovery

How should we treat one another in this class?Discovery Rewards - Are you wearing BRAVES colors?
What is Leadership?Flexibility of Thinking

Week #1

This week we will be working on answering these questions:
  • How should our work in Discovery be evaluated?
  • How should we treat one another in this class?
  • What kinds of expectations and work will we have in this class?
  • Project Comparison - What project will be the best match for you?
  • Project Choices and Resources
  • What is leadership? What traits best define a leader?
  • How can we use collaboration to work smarter?
  • What tools & technologies help facilitate individual & collaborative work?
Our work will include:

Resources and other info:

Speech Peer Evaluation Form
  • MAKE A COPY
  • Remove your name from the list of evaluators
  • Decide if you want to change any of the elements on which you will be evaluated.
  • Decide on your scale and descriptors for performance.
  • You must keep the comment box.
  • Send out the link (click send form button, click and copy "link to share") in edmodo

Wikispaces + Edmodo + Google Drive = :)
Leadership/Ice Breaker Activity
Welcome to Discovery 8
Goal Setting | Leadership Warm Up Activities | Projects | Careers | Leadership | Speeches | Discovery 8 Archive | Discovery Blackboard | Edmodo | Diigo
Progress Book| Stock Market Game |Mystuff from School

"Positivity is the key to productivity." - Matthew R. Weisfelder

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 8 This Week?

Week #9/#10There's no business like show business.Irving BerlinGood luck on presentations this week!


This Week's Agenda

Yearbook SigningFinish up class activities.Please take our End of Course Survey.Take Lena's Survey.

Check edmodo planner for presentation dates.Check grades - address missing assignments and revisionsKeep working on Socratic dialogue essay in WPP online to earn 30 points on ERB rubric.

Audrey's sources for activity:

__http://anthropology.si.edu/writteninbone/comic/XPlayer.html__
__http://anthropology.si.edu/writteninbone/comic/#__



Week #8Thomas Edisonsaid,"If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."What are you capable of? Astound yourself...and others today!

This Week's AgendaCheck Edmodo for Presentation Schedule

Monday - Project WorkTuesday - Project WorkWednesday - Dr. OkumThursday - Sam's PresentationFriday - Johnny and Kelsey

Working on Final Presentations - Is your class activity planned and ready?Goals on Socratic Essays - Revise to earn at least 30 points on the rubric.Presentation Finished?
Create Your Own Tasks

Week #7George S. Pattonsaid,"Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results."Do you have an example that demonstrates this idea?

This Week's AgendaCheck Edmodo for Presentation Schedule

Working on Final Presentations - Is your class activity planned and ready?Goals on Socratic EssaysDo the Rich Call the Shots Redux on Friday - What additional information so we know?

Earlier This WeekFinishing Extemporaneous Speeches (20 minutes)

Week #6
Warren Bennis said,
"Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult."
What do you think he meant by this?

This Week's AgendaRevisiting Friday's Socratic DialogueChoose a question, research at least 3 sources, write a 500 - 750 word essay.Post under the Socratic Dialogue prompt in WPPonline. -WPP Code - 1625316Earn at least a 30 in WPP for full credit.

Suggestions:Define "rich" as related to our recent Socratic Dialogue. Use statistics to show wealth relative to our nation's population. What do you think the impact of this distribution has on our society?

Define "power". What are the different ways groups in our society have and use power?Which ones do you think are most impacted by wealth? Why?

Define "corruption". What does the saying "Absolute power corrupts absolutely" mean?What role might wealth have in relation to corruption?

Make another proposal.

Budget - Finish by FridayFinal Presentations - Finish by next weekExtemporaneous Speeches on Friday




Week #5John Gardner said,"Most important, leaders can conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts."Have you brought out the best in someone else today?

This Week's Agenda

Socratic Dialogue Today - make sure your notes are ready when the bell rings.

Notes for Socratic Dialogue - Check Edmodo for resources

Choosing Presentation DatesWorking on Finding an ExpertDesigning Class Career ExperienceTask #6 - BudgetSocratic Dialogue



Week #4
Al Gini said,
"The term 'power' comes from the Latin posse: to do, to be able, to change, to influence or effect. To have power is to possess the capacity to control or direct change. All forms of leadership must make use of power.
The central issue of power in leadership is not, 'Will it be used? 'But rather, 'Will it be used wisely and well?'"
Use your own power wisely and well!


This Week's Agenda

Speeches Today
Task #2A Due TuesdaySpeeches on Friday - Know Thyself or Career ResearchGenerate up to 10 questions to ask a practitioner of your chosen careerDesign an activity for the class to help us better understand your chosen career.

Week #3
Thomas Edisonsaid,"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."Practice perseverance this week!

This Week's Agenda

Socratic Dialogue Today - Start at 1:50.

Our Classroom Learning Utopia

Prep for Socratic DialogueResources posted in edmodoRead over these articlesMake sure your notes have sources, quotes, your own opinions, at least one discussion question


Know Thyself - Turn in Monday, Post in WPPWPP Code - 1625316

Explore Career Options Today

Take ONE of These - (they overlap in their questions).
**Career Interest Survey**Career Cluster Interest SurveyCareer Interest QuestionnaireAnd/Or do a search for your 4 letter personality type and careers (i.e., Careers for ENFP)More on personality types
Career Information & Resource Services

Monster
Career Builder
Career Mag
Career Journal
Employment Guide
Job Hunter's Bible


**College Board Job Listing** - A list of a different jobs organized by categories. Descriptions of each job are listed.

Socratic Dialogue Topic VoteFinish up Speeches - peer eval pageKnow Thyself - Turn in MondayChoosing our projects






Week #2

Steven Coveysaid,
"Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves."
How can we do this for others on a daily basis?

This Week's Agenda

Speeches today at 1:50
Make sure you have your note cards or device with your speech ready to go (in hand).

Have peer eval page open.

Finalize Discovery Norms

Know Thyself -
  • WPP Code - 1625316


Speeches on Friday

Speech Peer Evaluation Form


  • MAKE A COPY
  • Add your name to the title of the form
  • Remove your name from the list of evaluators
  • Decide if you want to change any of the elements on which you will be evaluated.
  • Decide on your scale and descriptors for performance.
  • You must keep the comment box.
  • Send out the link (click send form button, click and copy "link to share") in edmodo


Later this week:
Goal Setting
Choosing our projects







Quarter #3

Week #10Irving Berlin wrote:"There's no business like show business."
Good luck with presentations this week. Don't forget to practice!



This Week's Agenda

Today's Plan:Everett's ActivityFree Choice time


7th Period - Monday and Wednesday at 1:05 - 2:35

PresentationsMonday: Chad, Duke, Everett, & Danny (PPT only)Wednesday: Katie, Allison, & Class Career Activities for Monday people

Chad, Katie, Danny,Allison

Friday: Finish Up Class Career Activities (Everett)


https://ihmsdiscovery.wikispaces.com/Peer+Speech+Evaluation+Links




Week #9Thomas Edisonsaid,"If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."What are you capable of? Astound yourself...and others today!

This Week's Agenda

Nicole's Presentation ThursdayCody's Presentation on Friday.

Finish Extemporaneous Self-EvaluationsWorking on Final PresentationPresentations Scheduled Week of March 17thAnyone ready to present this week?
Finishing up details on Class Activity & Other Tasks

Preparing for our Final Presentation:
Are you making any of these top 10 public speaking mistakes?How is your visual appeal?


Week #8:
George S. Pattonsaid,
"Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results."

Do you have an example that demonstrates this idea?

This Week's Agenda
Final Presentations Week of March 17th
Working on Final PresentationFinishing up details on Class ActivityClass Speaker on Friday

Preparing for our Final Presentation:Are you making any of these top 10 public speaking mistakes?How is your visual appeal?

Do we want to take part in the personal finance challenge?


Week #7
Warren Bennis said,
"Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult."
What do you think he meant by this?


This Week's Agenda
Oral CommunicationExtemporaneous SpeechesPurpose | Procedure | Practice | PerformanceWhat specific goal are you working toward?
Online Timer



Extemporaneous Speech Self-Evaluation


Project Work
CareersTask #7 - Research & Analysis/EvaluationFinished with your budget? Write a paragraph justifying your choices.(Housing choice and location, transportation, optional expenses)
Task #6 - Preparing for career class immersion activity


Problem SolvingRubik's Exploration
Resources for Algorithmic Approach



Week #6John Gardner said,"Most important, leaders can conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts."Have you brought out the best in someone else today?


This Week's AgendaWelcome to the second half of 3rd quarter.Grade check and missing assignments.

Project TasksSend emails/make appointments with your expert this week if you haven't already.Working on task #7Thinking ahead to final presentations (March 17-21)

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

Project Tasks
Working on task #7Thinking ahead to final presentations (March 17-21)


Week #5
Al Ginisaid,

"The term 'power' comes from the Latin posse: to do, to be able, to change, to influence or effect. To have power is to possess the capacity to control or direct change. All forms of leadership must make use of power.
The central issue of power in leadership is not, 'Will it be used? 'But rather, 'Will it be used wisely and well?'"
Use your own power wisely and well!


This Week's Agenda

Awesome IslandSpeech ReflectionReview Video
Speech Peer Evaluation Data Reflection
Parent Email

Have you completed and turned in your calamity day work?
Please include:Performance of speech 2Goal for speech 3Writing goal and how you chose it


Working on task #7.


Grade CheckSpeechesPeer Evaluation LinksFinishing up Awesome IslandStarting Task #7 - BudgetSetting Speech and Writing Goals - Goal Setting doc in Google


Week #4
Thomas Edisonsaid,"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."Practice perseverance this week!

This Week's Agenda

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

Starting Task #7 - Creating a BudgetAwesome Island Game
Online Calamity Day Assignment Options


Speech #2 on Friday - NOW ON MONDAYFinishing up Careers Research

Later this week:Making plans for finding a mentor and planning a class activity.WrAP Data - Interpreting and Planning Goals







Week #3"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent."--Anonymous



This Week's Agenda

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

Prepare for our Socratic Dialogue
Is it the athlete or the equipment?
  • Read all of the opinions related to the argument.
  • Find one related source outside of the Room for Debate site.
  • Take notes on what you read.
  • Include questions you want to discuss, facts you have found, and your opinions.


Ways to explore the best career for you:
What options are listed under your Meyers-Briggs personality profile (do a search for your personality type and "careers" online)?

Complete a SWOT analysis - What are your strengths and weaknesses? What opportunities and threats exist for you?

Browse through the occupational handbook - what looks interesting?

What do your family members and parents' friends do?

Australian Career Quiz
What Career Is Right For Me
Your Free Career Test
What Fashion Career is Right for Me?


Choosing and starting our projects
Did you turn in Know Thyself?
Socratic Dialogue on Friday - Help us find a topic

1. Read/Skim the 3 links at the top of the Socratic Dialogue Page
2. Submit 3 discussion topics for this week's dialogue to edmodo. Use the Room for Debate site as your resource for choosing topics.
3. Read over project options, make a choice, let Ms. Given know what you want to work on.


Want to earn more stickers? Check edmodo for quizzes and assignments.







Week #2

Steven Coveysaid,"Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves."How can we do this for others on a daily basis?

Geography Stumpers are on Edmodo.
Today's Agenda

Finalize Discovery Norms
Finish Speeches

Getting to Know You
Know Thyself
Flexibility of Thinking

Later this week:
Goal Setting
Choosing our projects




Peter Drucker said~
"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."
What do you think the difference is between a manager and a leader?



Almost 90 percent of what South American country's population lives in urban areas such as the port city of Maracaibo?


Today's Agenda:
Creating our Learning Utopia - Discovery Norms
Speech Peer Evaluation Form

  • MAKE A COPY
  • Remove your name from the list of evaluators
  • Decide if you want to change any of the elements on which you will be evaluated.
  • Decide on your scale and descriptors for performance.
  • You must keep the comment box.
  • Send out the link (click send form button, click and copy "link to share") in edmodo


Getting to Know You
Leadership Is...Flexibility of ThinkingKnow Thyself

Here is our syllabus for our class.
Curriculum Map
Projects

Flexibility of Thinking
Sign up for Edmodo/log in - group code - g4vazp
Getting to Know You

Wikispaces + Edmodo + Google Drive = :)


Stock Market Game - February 19-April 26


This week we will be working on answering these questions:

  • How should our work in Discovery be evaluated?
  • How should we treat one another in this class?
  • What kinds of expectations and work will we have in this class?
  • Project Comparison - What project will be the best match for you?
  • Project Choices and Resources
  • What is leadership? What traits best define a leader?
  • How can we use collaboration to work smarter?
  • What tools & technologies help facilitate individual & collaborative work?

Our work will include:

Resources and other info:
What is Leadership?
First Speech - next week
First Socratic Dialogue November 12th - Topic Ideas?


























Presentation Schedule

Have you completed your research on your topic or career?Have you created 5-7 interview questions for an expert in your field?Have you identified someone you could interview in person or through email?Have you designed your activity for the class to help us better understand your career or topic?Have you started working on developing your budget based on your first year's salary in your career.All assignments can be found in our Wiki
Careers | Leadership

Need a break?
Further explore how technology impacts our knowledge and understanding.
What are the pros and cons of filter bubbles and other "personalization algorithms"?
How can we encourage online entrepreneuers to better police and promote good uses of the internet?
What are some examples of good uses of online spaces? Which spaces would you advise your friends to avoid? Why?
Trying having someone else in the class do a search of your name through Google and see what shows up.



Last Week's Stuff:For Tomorrow's Discussion - Filter Bubbles

  1. Socratic Dialogue - Find a TED Video that would work for a substantive discussion with the class. Send your preference as a message to the class on Edmodo (Q2P2 Discovery 8).
  2. Complete this survey - how does it add to your understanding of your preferences?
  3. Work on your projects - keep track of your research by keeping a list of URLs and notes.
  4. Skim this example Socratic Dialogue to help us frame our discussion for Friday.
  5. Do you have a contact person in your area/career? Design 5-7 interview questions you could ask.

  • Future Casting - an interesting site that helps you to be in charge of your future
  • More info on the behind the scenes reasons and purpose of FutureCasting
  • Peer Eval Forms are HERE
    • Edmodo
    • WPP Code - 1625316




WELCOME!!

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?

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?
The Denmark Strait separates Greenland from what other island?


To Do:

  • Working on Know Thyself Todaytumblr_mtagwpX0rd1sz9ttoo1_500.jpg
  • Explore and take notes on ideas for our quarter projects
  • Finish up - What is Leadership? - Discussion Wednesday
  • Start - Know Thyself


This week we will be working on answering these questions:
  • How should our work in Discovery be evaluated?
  • How should we treat one another in this class?
  • What kinds of expectations and work will we have in this class?
  • Project Comparison - What project will be the best match for you?
  • Project Choices and Resources
  • What is leadership? What traits best define a leader?
  • How can we use collaboration to work smarter?
  • What tools & technologies help facilitate individual & collaborative work?

Our work will include:

Resources and other info:
What is Leadership?
First Speech - next week
First Socratic Dialogue November 12th - Topic Ideas?

Here is our syllabus for our class.
Curriculum Map –https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5xTcFd5VwTXcW9vZGNrS013dm8









































































The following text comprises our agendas from first quarter. Our timeline for second quarter may look much different. Feel free to review the information below, but check in with Ms. Given before completing work that may not be required in our particular Discovery course this quarter.


Week #9Thomas Edisonsaid,"If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."What are you capable of? Astound yourself...and others today!


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




Today's Agenda:
  • Check grades and edmodo - you may need to do revisions at home - get any updates to me by Tues., Oct 29th at 5pm

Upcoming Stuff:
  • Presentations tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday
  • Speeches - Peer Eval Forms are HERE




Week #8:


George S. Pattonsaid,
"Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results."

Do you have an example that demonstrates this idea?

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.





Today's Agenda:
  • Gabrielle's presentation

  • Upcoming Leadership Opportunities: Haiti Water Project; Learning Commons Development
  • Speeches - Peer Eval Forms are HERE
  • Preparing for final presentations
  • Guest Speaker one day next week - anyone else willing to present this week?

Project Work
  • Presentations on 10/17 and next week






Week #7

Warren Bennissaid,
"Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult."
What do you think he meant by this?

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.

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?






Today's Agenda:

Project Work:
  • Careers - Tasks #7, #4, and #5; Final Presentation Prep
  • Leadership - Planning and following through on activities; Final Presentation Prep

Speeches on Monday

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



Week #6John Gardner said,"Most important, leaders can conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts."Have you brought out the best in someone else today?

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 Geo Bee 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:
Have an outline of a plan for task #5?
Have 6-10 questions for an expert?
Made it through the taxes portion of your budget?
Take a break today!

Project Work
  • Careers - Tasks #7, #4, and #5; Final Presentation Prep
  • Leadership - Planning and following through on activities; Final Presentation Prep

Looking Ahead:
Data Reflection and Goal Setting - Review meetings
Extemporaneous Speech Video Reviews
Final Presentations October 22nd

Earlier this week:

Socratic Dialogue




Week #5
Al Gini said,
"The term 'power' comes from the Latin posse: to do, to be able, to change, to influence or effect. To have power is to possess the capacity to control or direct change. All forms of leadership must make use of power.
The central issue of power in leadership is not, 'Will it be used? 'But rather, 'Will it be used wisely and well?'"
Use your own power wisely and well!


Geography Stumper:
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

Today's Agenda:

Extemporaneous Peer Eval Forms:
Joel
Kaira
Anna
Annie
Tommy
Maggie
Maanas
Gabrielle
Cynthia

Socratic Dialogue Topic Choice - Frontier of Classroom Technology

Revise peer evaluation form - here are some ideas for extemporaneous skills

Data Review and Goal Setting - Finish up goal setting and strategic planning
Working on Task #7, #4, and #5 for Careers
Starting task #3 for Leadership

Looking Ahead:
Socratic Dialogue Prep on Tuesday - We will choose a topic to discuss today from one of the options from The New York Times - Room for Debate
Extemporaneous Speeches on Friday
Task #1 and #2 for Leadership due 9/27

Prior Activities:




Week #4
Thomas Edisonsaid,"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."Practice perseverance this week!

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 Review and Goal Setting
Working on Task #7, #4, or #5 for Careers
Task #1 and #2 for Leadership due 9/27

Upcoming Tasks:
Data Review and Goal Setting on Friday
Socratic Dialogue next week :)

Prior Activities:

Today's 2 minute distraction
Task #4 and #5 Mini-Lesson

Brain Teaser
Finish Up Speeches
Leadership Activity - Whiteboard Authors

Review Speeches





Week #3
Steven Covey
said,"Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves."How can we do this for others on a daily basis?


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 AgendaSpeeches 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 Strategies - 20 minutes
  • Brain Teaser - More time on Sudoku
  • Socratic Dialogue Follow Up
  • Writing Evaluations
  • Speeches on Friday

Independent Work:
  • Working on First Assigned Task
  • Practicing your speech

Earlier this week:

  • Inquiring Minds: A Scholarly Approach
  • Finish up Know Thyself
  • Choose and begin projects
  • Market Day

  • Goal Setting Doc
  • Speech Conferences




Peter Drucker said~
"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."
What do you think the difference is between a manager and a leader?

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

  • Socratic Dialogue
    • Bring your questions about the Myers Briggs and other personality surveys
    • Be aware of your own personality survey results and be able to discuss them knowledgeably
    • Be ready to discuss!
  • Wrap Up Activity



Earlier Agendas


  • Warm Up
  • Brain Teaser
  • Socratic Dialogue Prep
    • Learn about Socratic Dialogue
    • Finish up Know Thyself while doing the following:
      • Formulate questions about the Myers Briggs and other personality surveys
      • Do more reading to learn more about the Myers Briggs and other personality surveys
      • Be aware of your own personality survey results and be able to discuss them knowledgeably
      • Know Thyself - due end of class Wednesday 9/4
      • Speech Comment Review and Sharing


  • Speeches (scroll down for peer eval forms)
  • Know Thyself - due Wednesday 9/4





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?




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:




Speech Eval Forms

Joel
Kaira
Anna
Annie
Tommy
Maggie
Maanas
Gabrielle
Cynthia






Previous work:


Independent Work

  • Did you turn in Getting to Know You?
  • Are your note cards completed?
  • What is Leadership? due Wednesday
  • Know Thyself - due Wednesday 9/4
  • First Speech Aug 30 (Friday)
  • First Socratic Dialogue September 6th - Topic Ideas?









For Friday:Discovery NormsBlow Wind Blow

Independent Work:Finish Getting to Know You
What is Leadership?
First Speech Aug 30Getting to Know YouFirst Socratic Dialogue September 6th - Topic Ideas?

General Info:
Here is our syllabus for our class.
Curriculum Map –https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5xTcFd5VwTXcW9vZGNrS013dm8

This week we will be working on answering these questions:

  • How should our work in Discovery be evaluated?
  • How should we treat one another in this class?
  • What kinds of expectations and work will we have in this class?
  • Project Comparison - What project will be the best match for you?
  • Project Choices and Resources
  • What is leadership? What traits best define a leader?
  • How can we use collaboration to work smarter?
  • What tools & technologies help facilitate individual & collaborative work?


Our work this week will include:


  • How do we want to treat one another?
  • Log into Novell, Blackboard, Edmodo and Wikispaces. Set all passwords to the same word/phrase.
  • Finish Getting to Know You Part Deux. You can go to edmodo to get your last year's work.
  • Planning our class structure and activities
  • What is Leadership?Leadership/Team Work Activity
  • Games: Make a Shape ; Blow Wind, Blow : Master Architecs


What is a Socratic Dialogue (read the three links here).
Socratic Dialogue Prep

  • Read the questions posted at the bottom of the page.
  • Read two pro and two con articles.
  • Take notes in Word to help you with the discussion. Your notes should be no longer than one page (feel free to change font and margin size) and should include facts, quotes and your own opinions to answer the questions posted.







Quarter 2 1013Welcome to Discovery 8
Goal Setting | Leadership Warm Up Activities | Projects | Careers | Leadership | Speeches | Discovery Blackboard | Edmodo | DiigoProgress Book| Stock Market GameKim.Given@ih.k12.oh.us

MyStuff from School | MyStuff from HomeClick "Proceed anyway" button - site can be trusted!

"Positivity is the key to productivity." - Matthew R. Weisfelder
Are We Doing in Discovery 8 This Week?



Peter Drucker said~
"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."
What do you think the difference is between a manager and a leader?



Check out the Geography Stumper Quizzes posted in Edmodo!


Today's Agenda




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:


  • Create and share a movie mashup using internet video or video of your speeches.
  • Create and share a public service announcement or how-to video.
  • Curate and share your knowledge on a topic of your choice.
  • Tools & thoughts to help you:
    • Online video creation and other tools
    • How to do a YouTube Video
    • Do not start filming or editing without a plan - create an outline or storyboard first!
    • Mrs. Daus may have a device for you to record video if you do not have a phone, tablet or computer of your own.
    • Consider working in teams of 2-3 people. Please do not delete any of the videos off of the flip camera we have in the room.


PRESENTATION Today
Peer Eval Forms are HERE




Presentation Schedule

Have you completed your research on your topic or career?Have you created 5-7 interview questions for an expert in your field?Have you identified someone you could interview in person or through email?Have you designed your activity for the class to help us better understand your career or topic?Have you started working on developing your budget based on your first year's salary in your career.All assignments can be found in our Wiki
Careers | Leadership

Need a break?
Further explore how technology impacts our knowledge and understanding.
What are the pros and cons of filter bubbles and other "personalization algorithms"?
How can we encourage online entrepreneuers to better police and promote good uses of the internet?
What are some examples of good uses of online spaces? Which spaces would you advise your friends to avoid? Why?
Trying having someone else in the class do a search of your name through Google and see what shows up.


Last Week's Stuff:
For Tomorrow's Discussion - Filter Bubbles
  1. Socratic Dialogue - Find a TED Video that would work for a substantive discussion with the class. Send your preference as a message to the class on Edmodo (Q2P2 Discovery 8).
  2. Complete this survey - how does it add to your understanding of your preferences?
  3. Work on your projects - keep track of your research by keeping a list of URLs and notes.
  4. Skim this example Socratic Dialogue to help us frame our discussion for Friday.
  5. Do you have a contact person in your area/career? Design 5-7 interview questions you could ask.

  • Future Casting - an interesting site that helps you to be in charge of your future
  • More info on the behind the scenes reasons and purpose of FutureCasting
  • Peer Eval Forms are HERE
    • Edmodo
    • WPP Code - 1625316




WELCOME!!

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?


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?

The Denmark Strait separates Greenland from what other island?


To Do:

  • Working on Know Thyself Todaytumblr_mtagwpX0rd1sz9ttoo1_500.jpg
  • Explore and take notes on ideas for our quarter projects
  • Finish up - What is Leadership? - Discussion Wednesday
  • Start - Know Thyself


This week we will be working on answering these questions:
  • How should our work in Discovery be evaluated?
  • How should we treat one another in this class?
  • What kinds of expectations and work will we have in this class?
  • Project Comparison - What project will be the best match for you?
  • Project Choices and Resources
  • What is leadership? What traits best define a leader?
  • How can we use collaboration to work smarter?
  • What tools & technologies help facilitate individual & collaborative work?

Our work will include:

Resources and other info:
What is Leadership?
First Speech - next week
First Socratic Dialogue November 12th - Topic Ideas?

Here is our syllabus for our class.
Curriculum Map –https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5xTcFd5VwTXcW9vZGNrS013dm8









































































The following text comprises our agendas from first quarter. Our timeline for second quarter may look much different. Feel free to review the information below, but check in with Ms. Given before completing work that may not be required in our particular Discovery course this quarter.


Week #9Thomas Edisonsaid,"If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."What are you capable of? Astound yourself...and others today!

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



Today's Agenda:
  • Check grades and edmodo - you may need to do revisions at home - get any updates to me by Tues., Oct 29th at 5pm

Upcoming Stuff:
  • Presentations tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday
  • Speeches - Peer Eval Forms are HERE




Week #8:


George S. Patton said,
"Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results."
Do you have an example that demonstrates this idea?

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.





Today's Agenda:
  • Gabrielle's presentation

  • Upcoming Leadership Opportunities: Haiti Water Project; Learning Commons Development
  • Speeches - Peer Eval Forms are HERE
  • Preparing for final presentations
  • Guest Speaker one day next week - anyone else willing to present this week?

Project Work
  • Presentations on 10/17 and next week





Week #7

Warren Bennissaid,
"Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult."
What do you think he meant by this?


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.

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?






Today's Agenda:

Project Work:
  • Careers - Tasks #7, #4, and #5; Final Presentation Prep
  • Leadership - Planning and following through on activities; Final Presentation Prep

Speeches on Monday

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



Week #6John Gardner said,"Most important, leaders can conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts."Have you brought out the best in someone else today?

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 Geo Bee 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:
Have an outline of a plan for task #5?
Have 6-10 questions for an expert?
Made it through the taxes portion of your budget?
Take a break today!

Project Work
  • Careers - Tasks #7, #4, and #5; Final Presentation Prep
  • Leadership - Planning and following through on activities; Final Presentation Prep

Looking Ahead:
Data Reflection and Goal Setting - Review meetings
Extemporaneous Speech Video Reviews
Final Presentations October 22nd

Earlier this week:

Socratic Dialogue



Week #5
Al Gini said,
"The term 'power' comes from the Latin posse: to do, to be able, to change, to influence or effect. To have power is to possess the capacity to control or direct change. All forms of leadership must make use of power.
The central issue of power in leadership is not, 'Will it be used? 'But rather, 'Will it be used wisely and well?'"
Use your own power wisely and well!


Geography Stumper:
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

Today's Agenda:

Extemporaneous Peer Eval Forms:
Joel
Kaira
Anna
Annie
Tommy
Maggie
Maanas
Gabrielle
Cynthia

Socratic Dialogue Topic Choice - Frontier of Classroom Technology

Revise peer evaluation form - here are some ideas for extemporaneous skills

Data Review and Goal Setting - Finish up goal setting and strategic planning
Working on Task #7, #4, and #5 for Careers
Starting task #3 for Leadership

Looking Ahead:
Socratic Dialogue Prep on Tuesday - We will choose a topic to discuss today from one of the options from The New York Times - Room for Debate
Extemporaneous Speeches on Friday
Task #1 and #2 for Leadership due 9/27

Prior Activities:




Week #4
Thomas Edison said,"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."Practice perseverance this week!

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 Review and Goal Setting
Working on Task #7, #4, or #5 for Careers
Task #1 and #2 for Leadership due 9/27

Upcoming Tasks:
Data Review and Goal Setting on Friday
Socratic Dialogue next week :)

Prior Activities:

Today's 2 minute distraction
Task #4 and #5 Mini-Lesson

Brain Teaser
Finish Up Speeches
Leadership Activity - Whiteboard Authors

Review Speeches





Week #3
Steven Covey
said,"Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves."How can we do this for others on a daily basis?


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 AgendaSpeeches 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 Strategies - 20 minutes
  • Brain Teaser - More time on Sudoku
  • Socratic Dialogue Follow Up
  • Writing Evaluations
  • Speeches on Friday

Independent Work:
  • Working on First Assigned Task
  • Practicing your speech

Earlier this week:

  • Inquiring Minds: A Scholarly Approach
  • Finish up Know Thyself
  • Choose and begin projects
  • Market Day

  • Goal Setting Doc
  • Speech Conferences




Peter Drucker said~
"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."
What do you think the difference is between a manager and a leader?


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

  • Socratic Dialogue
    • Bring your questions about the Myers Briggs and other personality surveys
    • Be aware of your own personality survey results and be able to discuss them knowledgeably
    • Be ready to discuss!
  • Wrap Up Activity



Earlier Agendas


  • Warm Up
  • Brain Teaser
  • Socratic Dialogue Prep
    • Learn about Socratic Dialogue
    • Finish up Know Thyself while doing the following:
      • Formulate questions about the Myers Briggs and other personality surveys
      • Do more reading to learn more about the Myers Briggs and other personality surveys
      • Be aware of your own personality survey results and be able to discuss them knowledgeably
      • Know Thyself - due end of class Wednesday 9/4
      • Speech Comment Review and Sharing

  • Speeches (scroll down for peer eval forms)
  • Know Thyself - due Wednesday 9/4




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?


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:


Speech Eval Forms

Joel
Kaira
Anna
Annie
Tommy
Maggie
Maanas
Gabrielle
Cynthia






Previous work:


Independent Work
  • Did you turn in Getting to Know You?
  • Are your note cards completed?
  • What is Leadership? due Wednesday
  • Know Thyself - due Wednesday 9/4
  • First Speech Aug 30 (Friday)
  • First Socratic Dialogue September 6th - Topic Ideas?








For Friday:Discovery NormsBlow Wind Blow

Independent Work:Finish Getting to Know You

What is Leadership?First Speech Aug 30Getting to Know YouFirst Socratic Dialogue September 6th - Topic Ideas?

General Info:

Here is our syllabus for our class.
Curriculum Map –https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5xTcFd5VwTXcW9vZGNrS013dm8

This week we will be working on answering these questions:
  • How should our work in Discovery be evaluated?
  • How should we treat one another in this class?
  • What kinds of expectations and work will we have in this class?
  • Project Comparison - What project will be the best match for you?
  • Project Choices and Resources
  • What is leadership? What traits best define a leader?
  • How can we use collaboration to work smarter?
  • What tools & technologies help facilitate individual & collaborative work?


Our work this week will include:

  • How do we want to treat one another?
  • Log into Novell, Blackboard, Edmodo and Wikispaces. Set all passwords to the same word/phrase.
  • Finish Getting to Know You Part Deux. You can go to edmodo to get your last year's work.
  • Planning our class structure and activities
  • What is Leadership?Leadership/Team Work Activity
  • Games: Make a Shape ; Blow Wind, Blow : Master Architecs


What is a Socratic Dialogue (read the three links here).
Socratic Dialogue Prep


  • Read the questions posted at the bottom of the page.
  • Read two pro and two con articles.
  • Take notes in Word to help you with the discussion. Your notes should be no longer than one page (feel free to change font and margin size) and should include facts, quotes and your own opinions to answer the questions posted.











Week #20

Monday - Task 5 Showcase

I will accept revisions through Thursday June 6th 5pm.



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:

Talk to me if you are looking to improve your grade!
Final presentations - check edmodo calendar for schedule
Final Revisions
Planning your activities



Week #8/18

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?


This Week:
Check edmodo for presentation date. Be ready on your date!Have extra time? What's your presentation exit music?
Thursday - Ben W.'s Presentation, What You Do When You're Finished
Wednesday - Presentation Visual ChecklistTuesday - Get your final presentations together.Monday - Socratic Dialogue - bring your notes :)

Are all assignments turned in and revised?Is your PPT completed?

Activity Proposal PlanningActivity Ideas | What to Do When I'm Finished?


Week #7/#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 more quotes on leadership!


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.

THURSDAY:
Prepare notes for your Socratic Dialogue led by Hannah and Sohini. Be sure to turn in your notes to edmodo before you leave class today. If you finish your notes early, you may work on other items on your to-do list. Check to make sure your notes include good depth of information, a balance of quotations/paraphrasing and your own opinion, and include citations.

This week:
  • Finish extemporaneous speeches
  • Final Presentations - Your challenge - 10 words a slide or fewer.
  • Goal Meetings
  • Socratic Dialogue Prep and Discussion Thurs and Fri
  • Examples of slides with visual appeal



Week #6/#16
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:
  • Working on Task #7 and Final Presentations
  • Game on Wednesday
  • Badge(r) Day
  • Goal Meeting Dates
  • Revisiting SD Notes - Supporting Opinions and Making Conclusions in Social Science
  • Extemporaneous Speeches - Friday



Week #5/#15
Larry Sabatosaid:
“ One factor is the Republican and Democratic leadership have been encouraging members to hang on — it's so much easier to re-elect an incumbent, almost any incumbent, with the exception of those entrenched in scandal, but you would be surprised even how many of those get re-elected, too.”How will you participate in making our democracy better?


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:
Socratic Dialogue Friday

Socratic Dialogue Prep Thursday
Quarter - Working on Budget (Task #7) (see Wikispaces for assignment)Semester - Working on Ted TalkGoal Meeting Prep (see Edmodo for assignment)




Finishing up speeches Monday



Week #4/#14Week #14Edwin H. Friedman said,"Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future."


Geography Stumper
Which state is bordered by both the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers?
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:
Speeches

Thursday:
Working on speech prep and quarter/semester tasksSemester Group - Review Final Version of TED Rubric
Wednesday:
Working on speech prep and quarter/semester tasksSemester Group - Review Current Version of TED Rubric
This week:
Speeches on Friday: Your career/Your TED topic
Quarter: Task #4 and #5 Plans due Thursday, Start Task #7
Semester: Rubric for TED due Thursday, Resources and Research for your TED topic
Leadership Game






Week #3/#13

Warren Bennis said,
"Leaders learn by leading, and they learn best by leading in the face of obstacles. As weather shapes mountains, problems shape leaders."
In what ways could adversity shape leaders?




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's To Do List



Week #2/#12

Week #11
"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent."--Anonymous

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:Friday: Speech Reflection, Socratic Dialogue Prep, Task #2 (Quarter), TED (Semester), 2:15 - Game Time
Thursday: Finish speeches, Speech Reflection; Socratic Dialogue Prep; Work Time
Wednesday: Finish up speeches, Project choices
All students: Speech on Tuesday
Quarter Plan:
Finish up Know Thyself Project Choice
Semester Plan:
Socratic Dialogue Resources due Wednesday (4-5 sources; 4-5 discussion questions; your own notes)
TED Talks





Week #1/#11
Welcome 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?

Today:

  • Edmodo - check our calendar/to-do list
  • Set goals and turn in
  • Write speech - topic is your choice
  • Game @ 2:20

This week:
  • Introductions - semester and quarter groups
  • What will this quarter entail?
  • Google Docs - creating a Discovery folder, giving me comment rights
    First speech - next Tuesday

First day/week folks:

Semester folks:
  • Socratic Dialogue Planning
  • Ted Talks Research







Week # 10

The Bible, Matthew 15:14 says "And If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."Based on the quote, what quality would be important in order to be a good leader?

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

Today's Presentations: Finishing up Mrinal & Alex, Task #5 Weisfelder


This week:
  • Review edmodo and Progress Book for current grades and missing assignment info,
  • Monday presentations: Matt Duncan and Matt Weisfelder (These are still scheduled - I will review the video)
  • Tuesday presentations: Tucker Mullen and Mrinal Singh
  • The rest of the week can be found in edmodo on our calendar/planner.






Week #9Thomas Edisonsaid,"If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."What are you capable of? Astound yourself...and others today!

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

Presentations will begin 5 minutes after the bell to begin class.
Monday: Sohini's Game
Tuesday: Alex's Activity
Wednesday: Hannah's Game, Colton's Presentation
Thursday: Sydney, Alex
Friday: Shaheel, Hannah

Missing assignments will result in an "I" or an incomplete in Discovery for the quarter. You can remove the "I" from your report card by turning in missing work.




Week #8George S. Patton said, "Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results."Do you have an example that demonstrates this idea?

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:

  • What does your final presentation need to include?
  • Choosing presentation dates
  • View and Evaluate your Extemporaneous Speeches (you only need to reflect on one of your speeches).
  • 'Defend your grade' - extemporaneous speech support paragraph
  • Working on Final Presentation, Tasks #4 and #5
  • Presentations begin next week




Week #7cb giraffemousepig.jpg
Warren Bennis said,"Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult."What do you think he meant by this?



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:
  • Extemporaneous speeches on Friday
  • Speech #2 - View and evaluate your speech with the Speech Rubric
  • Working on Final Presentation, Tasks #4 and #5
  • Further thoughts on Lucid Dreaming?
  • Presentations begin March 11th
  • Leadership Game




Week #6John Gardner said,
"Most important, leaders can conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts."Have you brought out the best in someone else today?


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?
What is the largest island in French Polynesia?

Friday:
Socratic Dialogue - Bring your notes

Thursday:
Prepping for Socratic Dialogue

  • What makes a good topic?
  • What makes a good discussion question?
  • Find and post a site
  • Read at least 3 sources.
Finishing up task #7 - don't forget your paragraph
Start working on final presentation.

Other items for this week:
Socratic Dialogue on Friday
Finishing Task #7
Working on Final Presentation
Presentations start the week of March 11th
Extemporaneous speeches next week

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
Al Gini said,
"The term 'power' comes from the Latin posse: to do, to be able, to change, to influence or effect. To have power is to possess the capacity to control or direct change. All forms of leadership must make use of power.
The central issue of power in leadership is not, 'Will it be used?'But rather, 'Will it be used wisely and well?'"
Use your own power wisely and well!


Geography Stumper:

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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:
Working on Task #7
Any other ideas for Socratic Dialogue?
If you are finished with your taxes (Task #7A) you can take a break today

Have you contacted your expert?

Next Week:
Find an interesting video related to your career or careers in general on YouTube or TedTalks.
Working on Task #7
Next Socratic Dialogue is next week - submit topic idea - we will have two small groups



Week #4
Thomas Edison said,"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."Practice perseverance this week!

Geography Stumper:
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Let's do our best to avoid this situation today, please.


  • 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:
  • Speech on Friday - Your Personality Test Results or Your Project (Career Info or Leadership Research)
  • Have you turned in Task #2A (Career Project)?
  • Plan for tasks #4 and #5 (Speaking, Writing, and one additional area) Turn in today
  • Writing new goals Turn in today
  • If you finish all other work, begin on task #7

Later this week:

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 #3
Steven Coveysaid,"Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves."How can we do this for others on a daily basis?


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?

Friday:
Socratic Dialogue - Make sure you have your notes
Market Day





Later This Week:

Clarification of Socratic Dialogue and Topic
Socratic Dialogue Prep - prepare your page of notes
Final revisions on Know Thyself and Leadership Is...

Start Projects - Careers - Begin with Task #2A
Quick Game :)





Peter Drucker said~

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."
What do you think the difference is between a manager and a leader?


Week #2
What are we doing in Discovery 8?
Geography Stumpers:
  • 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?

This week's to do list:



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?




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:



General Info:
Here is our syllabus for our class.
Curriculum Map –https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5xTcFd5VwTXcW9vZGNrS013dm8

This week we will be working on answering these questions:

  • How should our work in Discovery be evaluated?
  • How should we treat one another in this class?
  • What kinds of expectations and work will we have in this class?
  • Project Comparison - What project will be the best match for you?
  • Project Choices and Resources
  • What is leadership? What traits best define a leader?
  • How can we use collaboration to work smarter?
  • What tools & technologies help facilitate individual & collaborative work?


Our work this week will include:


  • How do we want to treat one another?
  • Log into Novell, Blackboard, Edmodo and Wikispaces. Set all passwords to the same word/phrase.
  • Finish Getting to Know You Part Deux. You can go to edmodo to get your last year's work.
  • Planning our class structure and activities
  • What is Leadership?Leadership/Team Work Activity
  • Games: Make a Shape ; Blow Wind, Blow : Master Architecs


What is a Socratic Dialogue (read the three links here).
Socratic Dialogue Prep

  • Read the questions posted at the bottom of the page.
  • Read two pro and two con articles.
  • Take notes in Word to help you with the discussion. Your notes should be no longer than one page (feel free to change font and margin size) and should include facts, quotes and your own opinions to answer the questions posted.