11.27.07

Core 1:

  1. Vote-on: Which of the following debate topics will be the student selected debate?
    • Solved: New Orleans should be relocated.
    • Solved: The internet is a bad influence on children.
    • Solved: Video games should be considered a sport.
    • Solved: Everyone should know how to swim.
    • Solved: The government should aggressively fund alternative forms of energy.
  2. How do you search for good resources?
  3. Conduct your fourth and final 30-minute-expert blogging session on our chosen topic.
    • Create arguments by stating your assertion, reasoning and evidence in one paragraph on your blog (similar to the examples from the handout yesterday).
  4. Extensions: Finalize your 30-minute-expert session. Start to look back and decide which topic is right for you.

Core 2:

  1. Blog-on: Is it better to be recognized for doing something good (changing people’s ideas on race/gender) or to go unrecognized? Why?
  2. Calling attention to your cause:
    • ReacTee
    • Blogging and Linking
    • Other ideas?
  3. Work on the computers for two purposes:
    • Finish your rough draft of your Academy Authentic for Friday (share with others, not me)
    • Work on your Social Action Plan
  4. Extensions:
    • Work on your Academy Authentic

Core 3:

  1. Share-on: Share what lesson, moral, or idea you learned from reading MOV with at least 2 other people.
  2. Take a look at “Why should students come to class?” and the collaborative discussion going on with our old friends from Wallingford, CT.
  3. Work on the computers for two purposes:
    • Finish your rough draft of your Academy Authentic for Friday (share with others, not me)
    • Comment/Build upon the Wallingford-based debate on virtual classes/schools
  4. Extensions:
    • Work on your Academy Authentic

Core 4:

  1. Blog-on: What is freedom of expression and why is it important to our ever day lives?
  2. A 30-minute-expert blogging session on global censorship:
    1. Mr Mayo’s Delicious Account on Free Press
      • Resources
      • Facts
      • Opinions
  3. Extensions:
    • Finish your 30-minute-expert blogging session and post it to your blog in the correct format.

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