Monday, December 14, 2015

Agenda: Monday 12/14/15


  1. Finish Groundwater workshop
  2. Learn about research:
    1. Go to GCFLearnfree.org and do the following:
    2. Read through the tutorials on search skills.
    3. Complete this journal (2nd-3rd hour | 4th-5th hour):
      1. 3-2-1
        • Three things I learned
        • Two strategies I plan to use
        • One question I still have
      2. How do you know if a web site is valid?
  3. Create a poster
    1. Read the instructions for the Poster project assignment.
    2. Research
      1. Create a shared Google doc for your notes. 
      2. Label what each person contributes. 
      3. Include sources (copy-and-paste the web addresses).
    3. Create your poster.



Posters and Water cycle animations will be presented in class on Wednesday.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Agenda Friday 12/11/15

Congratulations to our students who earned pancakes this morning!


Post Lab discussion
Water cycle animations
Coding

Groundwater: shaping the subsurface



Thursday, December 10, 2015

Agenda: Thursday 12/10/15

Stream Table Lab

Learning to Code!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Agenda: Wednesday 12/8/15


Pre-Lab Lecture
Streams  :shaping the landscape


Water cycle animations





Earth Science Test Corrections formatting/how to do them
     part 1 of the test 
(DUE TODAY)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Agenda: Tuesday 12/8/15

Breakfast survey

4th hour: Water Cycle Overview

Plan idea for water cycle animations

Intro to animation


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Earth Science Test Corrections formatting/how to do them
     part 1 of the test 
(due Wednesday)

Monday, December 7, 2015

Agenda: Monday, 12/7/15

Technology Retake

Water Cycle Overview


Earth Science Test Corrections formatting/how to do them
     part 1 of the test 
(due Wednesday)

Friday, December 4, 2015

Agenda: Friday, 12/4/15



Coming Up:
Earth Science Test Corrections formatting/how to do them
     part 1 of the test 
(due next Wednesday)

Test retake is Monday. You MUST have your right/wrong answers form AND notes on the wrong answers in order to take the test.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Agenda: Thursday 12/3/15


  • Finish Group Contracts #squadgoals
    • Make your group requirements concrete and enforceable.
  • Go over tech quiz
    • Use the quiz evaluation form to identify what you need to study
    • Take notes during the test review. 
    • Test retake is Monday. You MUST have your right/wrong answers form AND notes on the wrong answers in order to take the test.
  • Vocabulary Dances
  • Water Cycle Overview

Earth Science Test Corrections formatting/how to do them
     part 1 of the test 
(due next Wednesday)

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Agenda: Wednesday 12/2/15


  • Finish NTKs
  • Create Group Contracts #squadgoals
    • Make your group requirements concrete and enforceable.
  • Vocabulary Dances
  • Technology Make-ups

Earth Science Test Corrections formatting/how to do them
     part 1 of the test 
(due next Wednesday)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Agenda: Tuesday 12/1/15

Earth Science Test Corrections : part 1
& Technology test make-ups

New project: H2O and Us!

  • Analyze this web page
    • what are the facts you notice?
    • what do they imply?
  • Entry Document:
    • Individually:
      • Underline practical stuff
      • Circle or highlight content
      • What are the implied NTKs?
    • As a group:
      • Knows/Need to Knows
  • Group Contracts #squadgoals
  • Next Steps


Monday, November 30, 2015

Agenda: Monday


  • Let's learn about Google:
  1. The following websites have tutorials about different Google Apps. You will use these sites to learn something:
    1. http://learn.googleapps.com/
    2. http://www.gcflearnfree.org/googledocuments
  2. Everyone: start with a tutorial on Google Drive. Read/view the tutorial (use earbuds for videos!). Then try to do whatever the tutorial showed you how to do.
  3. Then: pick another topic.
    1. Read/view the tutorial
    2. Then try to do whatever the tutorial showed you how to do for yourself (example: if it showed you how to create a folder, then try creating a folder)
  4. When you are done, complete this journal (post in Classroom)

    1. Name one thing you learned. How do you know you learned it?
    2. How did learning using an online tutorial work for you? What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Make up test

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Agenda Tuesday 11/24/15

Lots to do today!
  • First, take the technology test
    1. Take the test.
    2. Turn in the test booklet But not the answer sheet).
    3. Input your answers on this form.
    4. Turn in your answer sheet.
  • Then complete these two items:
    • Project Reflection journal (2/3 and 4/5)
    • Peer Evaluation (2/3 and 4/5) (please include yourself in your evaluations)
    • Make-up presentations
Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Agenda: Monday 11/23/15

  • Beginning of Class tasks
  • Earth Science test part 1
  • Earth Science test part 2
  • Project debrief
  • Prep for Earth Science Test (Monday
  • Prep for Technology test (Tuesday)

Sunday, November 22, 2015

11/22/15

Friday, November 20, 2015

Agenda: Friday 11/20/15

  • How to use a study guide
  • Prep for Earth Science Test (Monday
  • Prep for Technology test (Tuesday)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Agenda: Thursday 11/18/15

Today:

Beginning of class

    • Starting work

Our Focus today:


    • Study Guide (ES)

Tonight:

    • Study for Earth Science

Coming Up:

    • Earth Science test on Friday
    • Technology Spreadsheet Quiz on Monday

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Agenda: Wednesday

Today:


  • Finish Presentations


Coming Up:


  • Earth Science test on Friday
  • Technology Spreadsheet Quiz on Monday

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Agenda: Tuesday 11/17/15

Time to screen some vision!

In Class:

  1. Take this survey on organization.
  2. Take this self-assessment on Google skills.
  3. Presentations

Monday, November 16, 2015

Agenda: Monday 11/16/15

Prepare for Project 2 presentations

Begin presentations

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Agenda: Friday 11/13/15


  • Project Rubric
  • Research
  • Our school: 350,000 square feet
  • Statistics on average school energy consumption
  • Be ready for Monday!
  • Agenda: Thursday 11/12/15


    Wednesday, November 11, 2015

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    Agenda: Tuesday 11/10/15


    • Don't let your cell phone go to Cell Phone Jail
    • Finish Fossil Fuel presentations
      • debrief
    • Rubric
    • Research sources
    • Work time

    Monday, November 9, 2015

    Agenda: Monday 11/9/15

    Fossil fuel presentations

    Friday, November 6, 2015

    Agenda: Friday 11/6/15

    A visit from Link Crew.
    Fossil Fuel debate presentations

    Thursday, November 5, 2015

    Agenda: Thursday 11/5/15

    Check Thy Grades!

    Fossil Fuels Debate (due Friday)

    Due today:


    • slide guide/notes   


    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    Agenda: Wednesday 11/4/15

    Check Thy Grades!


    Fossil Fuels Formation Activity


    Fossil Fuels Debate (due Friday)
           
             Directions
         
           Groups:
            2/3 Hours
            4/5 Hours

    Making effective arguments



    Happy Hump Day!!!



    Tuesday, November 3, 2015

    Agenda: Tuesday 11/3/15


    • Finish spreadsheet activity
    • Alternative Energy part 2
    • Reading Guide 2 (due Friday)
      • text book here (chapters 1, 2, & 17; pages 94-98, 102-107, & 486-487)
    • Work Time: All missing and late work due Wednesday


    Monday, November 2, 2015

    Agenda: Monday 11/2/15


    • Submit meter data 
    • Develop Meter spreadsheets 
      • DTE charges 2015 here
    • Workshop: alternative energy, part 2 
    • Reading Guide 2 (23-38) (due Thursday)

    Sample Data from class averages
    • 32650
    • 34985
    • 35446
    • 36596
    • 37936
    • 37977

    Friday, October 30, 2015

    Agenda: Friday, 10/30/15

    Why you shouldn't Google your answers.

    3D-o-rama!

    Thursday, October 29, 2015

    Agenda: Thursday 9/29/15

    No School!
    Windy Day!

    Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    3D Modeling Resources

    SketchUp (http://www.sketchup.com/) – Free for personal and educational use. Great program for modeling objects, especially architecture. Works on Mac and PC (Windows 7 & 8).

    AutoDesk has a lot of cool creativity resources. Much of it is aimed at professional markets, but a significant amount is free for personal/educational use. Try Formit360 for an online and Android/iOs 3D model maker.

    Agenda: Wednesday 10/28/15


    • Finish Alternative Energy, pt.1
    • Work time
      • Finish spreadsheets
      • Reading Guide
    • 3-D modelling

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    Agenda: Tuesday 10/27/15

    • Did you know we have a lost and found?
    • Don't forget to read your meter!
      • How to read a meter
      • HINT: take a picture of your meter everyday so we can help you read it correctly
    • Spreadsheet assignment 2: due tomorrow
    • Finish workshop on the EM spectrum
    • Reading Guide 1

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    Agenda: Monday, 10/26/15

    Friday, October 23, 2015

    Agenda: Friday 10/23/15

    Friday 10/23/15


    • 4/5 finish half-life lab
    • Nuclear energy presentation
    • Meter reading activity set up


      • How to read a meter
      • HINT: take a picture of your meter everyday so we can help you read it correctly
    • Spreadsheet assignment 2
    • Reading guides for unit 2

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015

    Agenda: Wednesday 10/21/15


    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    Monday, October 19, 2015

    Agenda: Monday 10/19/15




  • Carbon Footprint Calculator




  • Input your answer into this form



  • Spreadsheets Pretest




  • Answers go here!



  • Intro to spreadsheets (take notes)



  • Goals 


  • sample spreadsheet data
  • Friday, October 16, 2015

    Agenda: Friday 10/16/15

    Coming up:

    Thursday, October 15, 2015

    Agenda: Thursday 10/15/15

    Today's goals:

    Coming up:
    • ESci test corrections and any make-up work are due on Friday
    • Tech quiz retakes, also on Friday

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    Agenda: Wednesday 10/14/15

    Today's goals:
    • Project Need to Knows
    • ES Vocab
    • How to study
    Coming up:
    • ESci test corrections and any make-up work are due on Friday
    • Tech quiz retakes, also on Friday

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    Agenda: Tuesday 10/13/15

    • Let's talk about grades...
      • 3 different categories
      • Turning Things in:
        • Credit will be given to files with names (including last)
        • Please click “turn in”
        • want feedback? Google docs!
      • papers: 
        • (4 questions should = 4 paragraphs)
        • include a heading!
        • use paragraphs!
        • Use.Your.Own.Words. Or it’s a zero.
          • changing a few words does not count.
          • using multiple sources will help.
          • Citations would be nice, too (teach this).
          • How to avoid copying? Make it personal.
        • writing should have: 
          • main point
          • focus
          • paragraphs around single ideas
          • details!
          • citations
      • Missing/redone work needs to b e in by Thursday
    • Earth Science Test 1 Corrections Steps for test corrections

    Monday, October 12, 2015

    Friday, October 9, 2015

    Agenda: Friday 10/09/15

    Today

    • Non-threatening Earth Science quiz
    • Finish group contracts! (Go to "File > Make a Copy" to add an editable version to your Google Drive)
    • Entry Document!
      • Knows
      • Need-to-Knows
    Coming Up:


    Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Agenda: Thursday 10/08/15


    • Finish reviewing Earth science packet
      • Quiz tomorrow
    • New Groups!
      • Make a contract! (Go to "File > Make a Copy" to add an editable version to your Google Drive)
    • Entry Document!
      • Knows
      • Need-to-Knows

    Tonight:
    • Prepare for your technology quiz tomorrow
    Coming Up:
    • Technology quiz on Monday

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    Agenda: Wednesday 10/07/15


    • Non-threatening science test  :-)
    • Peer-evaluation feedback
    • Groups
    • Contract
    • Entry Doc
      • K/NTK

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    Agenda: Tuesday 10/06/15


    • Check in Earth Science Reading Packet
    • Review Reading packets; prep for quiz tomorrow.
    • Lecture on technology
      • Quiz date:

    Monday, October 5, 2015

    Agenda: Monday 10/05/15


    • Project wrap-up:
      • Teacher feedback on presentations
        • structure
        • look at the directions!
      • Look at grades for presentations; discuss how to bring grades up
      • Peer feedback
        • remember to include group number
        • comments to teacher are anonymous
      • Reflection Journal (individual)
    • Work on Reading Assignment: Chapter 1 (individual assignment due tomorrow; homework if not finished in class)
    • Technology Stuff

    Friday, October 2, 2015

    Agenda: Friday 10/02/15

    Finish project presentations.
    Debrief and wrap-up



    Coming up:
    Reading Assignment: Chapter 1 (due Tues.)

    Earth Science Text Chapter 1 online:

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    Agenda: 10/01/15

    Spirit Packages on sale tomorrow (2nd hour): 

    Spirit packages consist of eyeblack stickers, red light-up necklaces, black pirate bandanas, and a white rally towel. Cost: $12.

    Project presentations today.


    Don't forget:

    Reading Assignment: Chapter 1 (due Tues.)

    Earth Science Text Chapter 1 online:


    Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    Agenda: 9/30/15

    Work on project presentation (due tomorrow).

    Reading Assignment: Chapter 1 (due Tues.)

    Earth Science Text Chapter 1 online:

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    Agenda: Tuesday 9/29/15

    Work on your project (due Thursday)
    Discuss STEM Perspectives (after project?)
    Workshop on Oral Presentation

    Monday, September 28, 2015

    Agenda: Monday 9/28/15

    Welcome your new science teacher!
    Submit your Career Essay to Google Classroom

    Friday, September 25, 2015

    Agenda: Friday 9/25/15



    • After researching a career, write a short essay that explains:
      • What the job actually does
      • Salary and employment prospects
      • Required preparation (education, training, etc.) and necessary skills
      • Ways in which this particular career uses science and/or technology
    • Start with these sites:
      • Stemjobs.com, especially the section on careers
      • US Bureau of Labor Statistics
      • CAREER CRUISING - Internet based career exploration and planning tool used to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. Links to College Websites, applications, and admission criteria. User name is pinckney and password is pirates.

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    Agenda Thursday 9/24/15

    Trash Talk
    Vocabulary Review
    Begin research

    • Start with these sites:
      • Stemjobs.com, especially the section on careers
      • US Bureau of Labor Statistics
      • CAREER CRUISING - Internet based career exploration and planning tool used to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. Links to College Websites, applications, and admission criteria. User name is pinckney and password is pirates.
    • Find a career that looks interesting and learn about it (take notes!). Include:
      • What the job actually does
      • Salary and employment prospects
      • Required preparation (education, training, etc.) and necessary skills
      • Ways in which this particular career uses science and/or technology







    https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/f52e1ed1-e346-4522-be75-681b5dcade13

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    Agenda: Wednesday 9/23/15


    • Finish your Technology Simile poster and submit it to Google Classroom (only 1 per group. If you created yours on paper, take a picture and upload that).
    • Earth Science Vocabulary

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    Agenda: Tuesday 9/22/15

    Review:

    • How do 1s and 0s relate to computers?
    • What are the strengths and weaknesses of computers?
    Group: develop similes for each of these terms:
    • Terms: 
      • RAM 
      • Hard Drive 
      • Processor 
      • Code 
      • Bits/Bytes 
      • Input device 
      • Output device 
      • Peripheral

    Monday, September 21, 2015

    Agenda: Monday 9/21/15

    Journal: what is science
    2nd hour
    4th hour

    Demonstration activity

    Debrief the activity.

    Notes: What is a computer? What does it do? What are the limits? What are the parts?


    Terms:
    RAM
    Hard Drive
    Processor
    Code
    Bits/Bytes
    Input device
    Output device
    Peripheral

    Saturday, September 19, 2015

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    Agenda: Wednesday 9/16/15

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    Agenda: Tuesday 9/15/15


    • Report out Knows and Need-to-Knows from the entry document; determine next steps.
    • Small group work:
      • Why does this picture represent this class?
      • What is science? what is tech? Develop definitions and share out
    • What is science?







    • STEM Perspectives

    Monday, September 14, 2015

    Agenda: Monday 9/14/15

    Contracts
    what does it take to work together? personal stories > lead into contracts and how they reflect real world experiences (like facilitator, using individual strengths, norms, attitude & focus, etc)


    entry document

    Friday, September 11, 2015

    Agenda 9/11/15

    Today:

    • Turn in Journal to Google Classroom
    • Human Machine
      • Finish planning
      • Present
      • Debrief
        • Why are we doing this? How do we learn? What would make this effective? What are some potential trouble spots (elicit working with others as a NTK). Connect back to why we are here/skills for success (start a classroom list)
      • Discuss learning
      • Introduce PBL





    Thursday, September 10, 2015

    Agenda 9/10/15

    Survey
    • Google stuff
    • Journal: 
      • Think of a time you learned something. 
        • What did you learn? 
        • How do you know you learned it? 
        • How did you learn it?
      • Complete in Google Classroom and submit before class tomorrow
    • Human Machine

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Agenda 9/9/15

    • Handbook
    • Emergency procedures
    • Google accounts
    • Finish Hopes and Fears 
      • In groups, list: what would make this the best/worst school year ever?
      • 4th hour: Report out
      • 2nd and 4th hour: Discuss
        • What goals are suggested by this activity?
        • What norms should we have to help us reach these goals?
    • Who done it? (summer edition)

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015

    Google Classroom

    We will be using Google Classroom to submit most of our work this year. Please sign-up while logged into your "students.pinckneypirates.org" account.

    1. Go to classroom.google.com
    2. Enter the correct code for your class:
      • 2nd/3rd hour: vp6cjt
      • 4th/5th hour: eozdtlj

    Syllabus

    Course Syllabus

    Agenda 9/8/15


    • Attendance
    • Introductions
      • Who we are
      • The nature of the class
      • Partner introductions
        • Name
        • One wierd thing
    • Any Need to Knows?
    • Hopes and Fears 
      • In groups, list: what would make this the best/worst school year ever?
      • Report out
      • Discuss

    Monday, September 7, 2015

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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