There is only a few weeks left until we are officially 25% of the way done the school year...Seniors, scared yet? It is coming up fast but I think we are making some good progress. We will continue the Google Drive project this week and you should have your shared document ready to be graded by end of day Tuesday. This will give me time to check them out and give you feedback for Wednesday. On Wednesday you should start your presentations, since you will have to present them to the class on the last couple days of the Quarter. Check the rubric, it's all there.
Another three blogs this week. It seems like some of you are really getting the hang of it. It should start to become second nature and you should start seeing a change in the comfort of your writing. It is a work in progress and it will slowly develop over time. It is really fun when you start getting into it.
Remember, the marks are based on there being a significant volume of writing (3-4 sentences really doesn't count as much of a blog). Also, check to make sure your blogs are published correctly by checking your own site. I check Friday morning and double check just after 12 noon...that's how the marking goes.
So after the last week if an extremely successful and interesting (but short unit) on relaxation I thought I would try something new again. Everyone knows I am a fan of Google and what they bring to the table. However, you may not have seen all that they can offer you. So this unit we will be working on will be designed around the introduction of Google Apps (Docs, Circles, Photos, Play, etc). I think I have come up with a great way to start the unit off...ZOMBIES!
Here is a breakdown of what I hope to accomplish this week.
Sunday - Establishing Google Accounts and groups. We need to be able to share information and collaborate.
Monday - Zombie outbreak research with collaborative groups
Tuesday - Outbreak spreads, but we need to know what it is and where is came from
Wednesday - Completion of zombie outbreak research and understanding
Thursday - Take on the Zombie Apocalypse with our power of typing
3 blogs again this week
So this week is going to go by extremely quickly...short week and then the Eid. We all need this (I need to spend time with Scarlett and Mrs. Lianne). So this is the plan for the week is this:
All the relaxation stuff will be in a folder on the server. You can keep it and use it later.