Genius Time Again
Genius: What do you want to solve when you grow up?
ProCon.org = issues
Next #clmaker is Environment
Planning for Genius Time: CCC
Genius Time: Make a mark. Make it matter.
Better the world
Search / Investigate
Notes for Content: own words/ specific / cite sources
Peer / Teacher Review
Peer / Teacher Review
Peer/ Teacher Review
Edit, Edit, Edit
REVISE: Make better, do more research, be more clear, more specific, and more interesting
REVISE and DESIGN
How do researchers investigate successfully?
What strategies and processes do collaborators need for success?
How do readers and writers determine and develop relevant, accurate, and complete topics?
How do publishers design and organize content for their audience and purpose?
Why and how do editors and speakers use and edit with the rules for standard English grammar and language ?
After writing and revising your poem in your own document, let's share one revision together. Work Space
Revision: ARMS -- Work on "Add" and "Move"
Add detail, description, figurative language to elaborate your ideas for your audience [word choice, voice]
Remove general, repetitive, unnecessary information [ideas, word choice]
Move around the phrases and sentences into a more logical and clear order [organization].
Substitute boring, general words with action and imagery [sights/ sounds].
Detail: 5WsH Who What When Where Why How
Description: Sights, Sounds
author strategies to create the exact picture you want in your readers mind.
Class Shorts: Brief facts about us.
1. Think of a fact about you.
2. Think of an image that fits the fact.
3. Your code name.
4. Add to the slides, using animation so your information is presented in this order: fact image, fact, your code name.
What you and I are looking for:
What is CLbooc?
Read this introduction; add your questions here.
Blogging Open Online Collaboration
Students across the United States and Canada are returning to school, just as you are. Do you wonder about that? About what other students are doing, making, and sharing?
We’ve been invited to join the Connected Learning Blogging Open Online Collaboration [CLBOOC]. We’ll connect with other student bloggers from
We’ll consider various topics and create responses which we’ll share on our blogs as “Connected Learning Makes” --- #clmake. That means we’ll be making and explaining projects together, connecting and commenting on each others’ work in our blogs as we learn our required skills in diverse ways shared as blogging buddies.
How did this project start?
The teachers in the project connected via social media while participating in a Connected Learning Massive Open Online Collaboration -- #clmooc. Educators participated in “Make Cycles” to become connected learners and leaders. A question was asked: “Why not connect students in the same way?” From that, one teacher, Julie Johnson, began the process of building a network of connected educators who would connect their students -- which is how we got here, to you, our amazing students.
What is expected?
The goal is participation in seven “make” cycles monthly from Oct 1 to May 1 (excluding Jan 1, due to holidays). Each cycle consists of four periods per cycle to cover four weeks in each cycle:
1 Introduction to Make Cycle topic
2-3 Work and Publication,
4 Feedback/comments on peer blogs
Since many students are participating, students will be randomly grouped into a “learning hub,” a group of students to whom each is responsible for connecting, making, offering feedback, and sharing responses. Students may, of course, view and comment on other “hubs,” but their responsibility is to their learning hub.
This is just a start -- how students creatively design and innovate the topic and connections with school district / teacher approval means that many extensions are possible.
What topics will be explored?
Blogging Partners: CLBOOC
Connected Learning Blogging Open Online Collaboration
What is it? Read about it here.
Work Progress Reflection [Go to File --> Make a Copy ]
Who are our blogging partners? Well, they are wondering who WE are!
So, to begin, we will create poems to share a bit about ourselves.
How? Let's get started:
Where are you from?
Listen to this poem by George Ella Lyons: Where I'm From
Listen to more as Ms Edwards reads student versions to you. Student
These poems are models for our project.
How can you write a poem like this? Plan a prewrite!
Suggestions for prewriting -- be as descriptive as possible; include sights and sounds:
1. Traditions: List traditions you have with family and friends [ holidays, pow wows, hunting, going to the lake, etc.]. Star two. For those two, list the sights and sounds of those traditions.
2. People: Who are important people in your life? What did you learn from them? What did they say? Why are they important to you?
3. Sadness: And then there are the sad or disappointing times. Did you fall or did some one important pass?
All of these are things that make us who we are as we grow and cope with the positive and negatives of our lives.
Sometimes it helps to draw a timeline of your life: Here's an example.
Try creating your own. Start with your birthdate, then add events. If the event is happy, place it above the horizontal middle line extending from your birthdate; if the event is disappointing or sad, place it below the horizontal middle line extending from your birthdate.
First, look over your lists and timeline. Add some descriptive language -- sights, sounds, actions.
Now let's share a few of our first "I am from" ideas. List them here.
See what others write. Which ones SHOW excitement, interest, sights, and sounds? Those will draw in your reader -- your blogging buddies. You want to make them love the things you love, feel sad at your sad and disappointing times, and want to do the things you do. They will if you are DESCRIPTIVE with DETAILS.
What do I mean? Read these poems with me: I am from.
Now make a copy of this template to use your lists and timeline to add more details and draft your two to three verse "I am from" poem like the second example in the link above.
Once you have your poem, you will be able to make your video reading, like this one: Ask What Else I Am From.
Then we will add each of yours to this class slideshow:
And, again, here is the syllabus for our CLBOOC !
Our work this year will be fund in Google Classroom.
What is Google Classroom?
Let's find out with this lesson: What is Google Classroom?
This slide show will take us step by step over several days to learn how to work within the Google Classroom environment, and we'll review our Netiquette Guidelines and use a few tools to create assignments.
Let's start: What is Google Classroom?