3rd Block Discussion #1 – FALL 2016

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This is a discussion for 3RD BLOCK ONLY! If you are not in 3rd Block, go back to the main page and scroll to find your class’ discussion post.

DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR COMMENT.
1. Click on the post title above to go to the page where you will be able to comment.
2. Scroll down to the comment section.
3. Type in your first name and last initial. (Do not use your full name here!)
4. Type in your email address. (Only I will be able to see this. Use your DPS Gmail account.)
5. In the comment box, type in your response to the prompt.

Be sure to use your rubric as a guide! There are six qualities that your comment should have.

DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR REPLY.
1. After others have posted their comments to the discussion prompt, read through them and find one that you can respond to.
2. Under his or her name, click on “Reply.”
3. Type in your first name and last initial. (Do not use your full name here!)
4. Type in your email address. (Only I will be able to see this. Use your DPS Gmail account.)
5. In the comment box, type in your reply to your classmate’s comment.

Be sure to use your rubric as a guide! There are five qualities that your reply should have.

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2nd Block Discussion #1 – FALL 2016

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This is a discussion for 2ND BLOCK ONLY! If you are not in 2nd Block, go back to the main page and scroll to find your class’ discussion post.

DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR COMMENT.
1. Click on the post title above to go to the page where you will be able to comment.
2. Scroll down to the comment section.
3. Type in your first name and last initial. (Do not use your full name here!)
4. Type in your email address. (Only I will be able to see this. Use your DPS Gmail account.)
5. In the comment box, type in your response to the prompt.

Be sure to use your rubric as a guide! There are six qualities that your comment should have.

DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR REPLY.
1. After others have posted their comments to the discussion prompt, read through them and find one that you can respond to.
2. Under his or her name, click on “Reply.”
3. Type in your first name and last initial. (Do not use your full name here!)
4. Type in your email address. (Only I will be able to see this. Use your DPS Gmail account.)
5. In the comment box, type in your reply to your classmate’s comment.

Be sure to use your rubric as a guide! There are five qualities that your reply should have.

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1st Block Discussion #1 – FALL 2016

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This is a discussion for 1ST BLOCK ONLY! If you are not in 1st Block, go back to the main page and scroll to find your class’ discussion post.

DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR COMMENT.
1. Click on the post title above to go to the page where you will be able to comment.
2. Scroll down to the comment section.
3. Type in your first name and last initial. (Do not use your full name here!)
4. Type in your email address. (Only I will be able to see this. Use your DPS Gmail account.)
5. In the comment box, type in your response to the prompt.

Be sure to use your rubric as a guide! There are six qualities that your comment should have.

DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR REPLY.
1. After others have posted their comments to the discussion prompt, read through them and find one that you can respond to.
2. Under his or her name, click on “Reply.”
3. Type in your first name and last initial. (Do not use your full name here!)
4. Type in your email address. (Only I will be able to see this. Use your DPS Gmail account.)
5. In the comment box, type in your reply to your classmate’s comment.

Be sure to use your rubric as a guide! There are five qualities that your reply should have.

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2014-15 Symbols Board

For many years, I’ve been asking my students to share themselves with me and their classmates through a collage activity that I make into a bulletin board. They make the card with at least one symbol that represents themselves, then present the card to the class as an introduction. A lot of them get very colorful and creative!

If you’d like to see older versions, here are a few:
2009-10
2008-09 (and the most creative card winners that year)
2007-08

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Fahrenheit 451 Tweets

I used Storify to pull together a bunch of tweets about the novel my AD English 9 students are currently reading. This is the first time I’ve used Storify, but I’ve seen it a lot, especially in bundling tweets following a discussion.

I’m thinking about working this into an assignment, maybe requiring certain hashtags for me to follow: #Fahrenheit451, #RayBradbury, #mrshawke. I’ve had students creating tweet-like posts in writing before, but I’ve never used Twitter as an assignment. One issue would be that a Twitter account is not a class requirement. (Do teachers do that? Probably.) I’m pretty sure most of my students have Twitter accounts, though; I will be asking soon.

Basically, once you set up an account, you just search for content from various social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr. When you see something you want to include in your story, you click and drag it over. You can also click to make text boxes in between the pictures, videos, tweets, etc.

Storify has many options, so I’m going to post a few different versions to see how they work.


This is what Storify calls the “Full Header Story”:


This is the “Mini Header Story”:


This is the “Full Header Grid with a border”:


And this is the “Mini Header Slideshow”:


I’m not sure why the “full header” examples are not showing all of the content, but only the tweets that contained pictures. I guess I have some investigation to do.

I think I like the “Mini Header Story” best. What do you think?

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Class Discussion – 6th Period

DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR COMMENT.
1. Click on the post title above to go to the page where you will be able to comment.
2. Scroll down to the comment section.
3. Type in your first name and last initial. (Do not use your full name here!)
4. Type in your email address.
5. In the comment box, type in your response to the prompt:
Should George Washington High School require students to wear a school uniform?
Be sure to use your rubric as a guide! There are six qualities that your comment should have.

DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR REPLY.
1. After others have posted their comments to the discussion prompt, read through them and find one that you can respond to.
2. Under his or her name, click on “Reply.”
3. Type in your first name and last initial. (Do not use your full name here!)
4. Type in your email address.
5. In the large box, type in your reply to your classmate’s comment. Be sure to use your rubric as a guide! There are five qualities that your reply should have.

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Class Discussion – 5th Period

DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR COMMENT.
1. Click on the post title above to go to the page where you will be able to comment.
2. Scroll down to the comment section.
3. Type in your first name and last initial. (Do not use your full name here!)
4. Type in your email address.
5. In the comment box, type in your response to the prompt:
Should George Washington High School require students to wear a school uniform?
Be sure to use your rubric as a guide! There are six qualities that your comment should have.

DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR REPLY.
1. After others have posted their comments to the discussion prompt, read through them and find one that you can respond to.
2. Under his or her name, click on “Reply.”
3. Type in your first name and last initial. (Do not use your full name here!)
4. Type in your email address.
5. In the large box, type in your reply to your classmate’s comment. Be sure to use your rubric as a guide! There are five qualities that your reply should have.

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Class Discussion – 3rd Period

DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR COMMENT.
1. Click on the post title above to go to the page where you will be able to comment.
2. Scroll down to the comment section.
3. Type in your first name and last initial. (Do not use your full name here!)
4. Type in your email address.
5. In the comment box, type in your response to the prompt:
Should George Washington High School require students to wear a school uniform?
Be sure to use your rubric as a guide! There are six qualities that your comment should have.

DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR REPLY.
1. After others have posted their comments to the discussion prompt, read through them and find one that you can respond to.
2. Under his or her name, click on “Reply.”
3. Type in your first name and last initial. (Do not use your full name here!)
4. Type in your email address.
5. In the large box, type in your reply to your classmate’s comment. Be sure to use your rubric as a guide! There are five qualities that your reply should have.

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Class Discussion – 2nd Period

DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR COMMENT.
1. Click on the post title above to go to the page where you will be able to comment.
2. Scroll down to the comment section.
3. Type in your first name and last initial. (Do not use your full name here!)
4. Type in your email address.
5. In the comment box, type in your response to the prompt:
Should George Washington High School require students to wear a school uniform?
Be sure to use your rubric as a guide! There are six qualities that your comment should have.

DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR REPLY.
1. After others have posted their comments to the discussion prompt, read through them and find one that you can respond to.
2. Under his or her name, click on “Reply.”
3. Type in your first name and last initial. (Do not use your full name here!)
4. Type in your email address.
5. In the large box, type in your reply to your classmate’s comment. Be sure to use your rubric as a guide! There are five qualities that your reply should have.

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Class Discussion – 1st Period

DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR COMMENT.
1. Click on the post title above to go to the page where you will be able to comment.
2. Scroll down to the comment section.
3. Type in your first name and last initial. (Do not use your full name here!)
4. Type in your email address.
5. In the comment box, type in your response to the prompt:
Should George Washington High School require students to wear a school uniform?
Be sure to use your rubric as a guide! There are six qualities that your comment should have.

DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR REPLY.
1. After others have posted their comments to the discussion prompt, read through them and find one that you can respond to.
2. Under his or her name, click on “Reply.”
3. Type in your first name and last initial. (Do not use your full name here!)
4. Type in your email address.
5. In the large box, type in your reply to your classmate’s comment. Be sure to use your rubric as a guide! There are five qualities that your reply should have.

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