Click below to watch some spectacular images of Mars taken by the NASA Rover Perseverance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B_6K-splRU
When we look at something, we see what we want to see, and that becomes our reality. But in order to really see what we are looking at - that is, to experience it fully - we have to take into account not just what is in our field of view, but the context of … Continue reading Look Beyond What You Think You See
You guys have been working pretty hard, and believe me, I can tell! I've graded a lot of your submissions as I've watched more and more come in. It's a little overwhelming, but it's all worth it, and I'm glad to do it. Now it's time to sit down, take a break, and unwind. So … Continue reading Break Time 3
As you continue to work on your original poem (see last week's assignment) and prepare to video the presentation, take time to really think about what you want your work to say, how you want it to make your reader feel, and what impressions you want to leave your reader with. Hopefully, you haven't rushed … Continue reading What Makes a Poem Good?
Today's video introduces our next lesson, and I hope you'll become as excited about it as I am about it! Yeah, it's about writing a poem, but I'm going to leave the technical stuff for the lesson video. To get you into the spirit of things, watch Nova Venerable deliver her poem, "Apartment on Austin." … Continue reading Poetry Slam!
The cool thing about a classroom environment is its spontaneity. If you have a question, you ask it and get an answer. A classmate can ask you a question, another can answer, and this may spark a discussion that maybe wasn't planned but from which everyone benefits. Good times, good times. Unfortunately, real classrooms have … Continue reading Digital Learning & Communication
Happy Easter Eve, folks! Look for a post tomorrow that will explain what our class will look like going forward and what we can expect from each other. For now, though, it's still Spring Break, and I want to celebrate by posting another Rube Goldberg machine video. Special thanks to one of my second period … Continue reading Break Time II
I've noticed that some of my students are having difficulty submitting their work through the Google Classroom platform. I'm no expert, but I know someone who is: our Media Specialist, Ms. Mathews! She has graciously stepped in to save the day by suggesting this video. Watch it, and if you're still confused, email me or … Continue reading How to Submit Google Classroom Assignments
Let's face it, folks - these are stressful, trying times. There's a nasty virus keeping us inside our homes for most of the day, and we're all going stir crazy. Time to take a break. Watch a real Rube Goldberg machine in action!
Need to take a break from studying? Watch this cool video from Nigel Stanford.