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"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 #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 Tuesday Review 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 Parents
Brain 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 #1Peter 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 FilrMyStuff from School | MyStuff from HomeClick "Proceed anyway" button - site can be trusted!
Writing Practice Program (WPP) Work


  • Review the latest draft of your Writing Pre-Test. (Lunch Code/braves; Grade 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 - Budget
Speech 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 Tasks Careers - 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