Spanish Artists 2016 - Senora Chicka




Who is my Favorite Spanish Artist and why?


As you think about this question, consider the task assigned to you: You must decide on a subject to research, refine the subject to a manageable topic, determine what resources to use, and then gather information about your topic. Then you are going to engage your resources in order to extract vital information about your topic. At this point, you will begin to select statements from the texts you have selected and will either use these statements directly to support your ideas (a direct quotation) or you will paraphrase information found in the text to support your ideas. The next step will be to organize your thoughts and ideas as well as the supporting material in a logical manner. Typically, this will be in the form of an outline. You will then use the outline to craft your paper. To aid you in this process, there are a number a resources you will want to use and refer to as you proceed.


First, for many of you this will not be the first formal research essay. However, for a refresher of the entire process, take a look at the following site: Research and Problem Solving - A How to Guide. It will help reinforce the methodological approach to research. It will also help you pace your efforts as you research in the LMC. However, while this may not be the first research essay you've written, it will most likely be the first time you've had to produce an essay for your Espanol class. To help you with your quest, please read on so you know what resources you have at your disposal.


Next, to aid you in your quest for knowledge and to help you give credit where credit is due, I've linked up EasyBib. Why use EasyBib? Because you will work smarter, not harder. if you are going to use another author's words or ideas, you must acknowledge the use of this information through parenthetical citations and by providing a works cited page (See WPA's "Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism"). Since EasyBib is not only a citation generator, but is also a research suite featuring a new search utility and notebook utility which will help you cite and organize your the information you collect on your topic, this resource will be of value to you. Moreover, you will be asked to incorporate images of your artists works into your essay. To utilize these images correctly, you must provide a citation for each and every image! Remember, to maximize the power of EasyBib, you must first register as we have a site license!


Also, we have several useful resources available to you that are geared to aid you in your research. These include (but certainly aren't limited to) Gale's Student Resources in Context, Facts on File's Modern World History, Encyclopedia Britannica High School Edition (Under Badgerlink), Student Reference Center (Under Badgerlink), and ProQuest. These resources are can be accessed by clicking on the LUHS Databases tab found on the LMC Homepage. (Note: You have access to all of the databases remotely if you know the passwords! Be sure to scroll down on the database page!) Yet, what may be most useful to you is the new image database we subscribe to. Please explore Britannica's Image Quest database to locate images of your artist and their works!


At this point, I want to help you get a foothold, I've listed a number of different resources to aid you in your quest to identify your artist of choice and to help you begin your research. Take a look at these sites and then explore both our electronic resources and print resources (some of which I've pulled and placed in the Creative Classroom).


List of Spanish Artists


Overview of Spanish Artists


Carrot search engine


http://www.spanisharts.com/ - Spanish Arts


http://www.artcyclopedia.com/nationalities/Spanish.html - The Artcyclopedia


http://www.biography.com/people/groups/famous-spanish-painters


http://www.googleartproject.com/- Museo Reina Sofia


http://www.museoreinasofia.es/coleccion_en.html - Museum Reina Sofia


http://www.museodelprado.es/en- Prado Museum of Spain


http://umich.edu/~motherha/ University of Michigan Mother of All Art Resources


http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=3404 Voice of the Shuttle Art Resources


http://wwar.com/masters/nationalities/spanish.html- Absolute Arts



One other important note as you endeavor to locate quality information: Remember, just because it is out there (on the Web) doesn't mean it is good to use. If you are to hone your scholarly skills, it is time to ask yourself what you value: that which is easiest to get or that which is best (relevant information produced by a credible resource). Please refer to the attached PDF file that focuses on five essential criteria for Website Evaluation.

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Michalsen PSA

IF YOU COULD CHANGE THE WORLD PROJECT

GLOBAL ISSUES

Throughout the school year you will be studying different parts of the world and how it affects your own lives, and the lives of others. Throughout Global Issues, we will become aware of many historic and current events that impact our world greatly. We will also understand how our own lives are affected by the every day happenings in different parts of the world.

This assignment is to CREATE a 3-6 minute Public Service Announcement Video.

What is a PSA?A public service announcement is a media message with the objective of raising awareness, changing public attitudes and behaviors towards a social issue.

1. You will explain what you would change

2. Why you would change the issue

3. Where the issue generally takes place

4. How does changing the ONE issue affect our lives

5. You and your group members need to interview ATLEAST 2 people to share their thoughts on the issue. This needs to be included in the video. Try to come up with specific questions that raise awareness and/or offer solutions to the issue.

6. You will need to have visuals (pictures and/or videos)-You may include a video clip of awareness, but cannot be longer than 10% of original video.

***You will be working in a group of no more than 4 people*** (Groups of 2-3 Encouraged)

You will be turning in a 250-500-word essay before completing the video. The essay needs to explain your change, why you choose the topic, and how the issue relates to your own lives and today.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. To gain an understanding of what global issues interest you and what you are aware of.

2. To obtain a sample of your writing style.

3. To give you an opportunity to be creative and provoke critical discussion and thought.

4. To understand your technology ability while building technology literacy skills.

HAVE FUN WITH PROJECT-BE CREATIVE!

UTILIZE TIME GIVEN!

SCAFFOLD PROJECT AND COMPLETE 1 STEP AT A TIME!

DO NOT WASTE TIME-MEET EXPECTATIONS AND DO WELL!

DUE:______________________________________________RUBRIC:

Video:

Introduction of topic 0 1 2 3

Explain what you would change 0 1 2 3 4

Where this issue generally takes place 0 1 2 3 4

Visuals (Pictures and Video Clips) 0 1 2 3 4

Interviews: 0 1 2 3 4 5

Engagement: 0 1 2 3

Works Cited 0 1 2

Paperwork:

Explain your issue 0 1 2 3

Explain why you chose topic 0 1 2 3

Relevance and comparison to life/today 0 1 2 3

Double Space, name, date, hour, title, 12 pt. font 0 1

Persuasion Map 0 1 2

Storyboard 0 1 2 3

TOTAL: _____/40

Group Feedback:

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

TOTAL: _________/50

iMovie Project: If I could Change the World

What the group is responsible for:

1. iMovie uploaded to thunderbird server in folder designated for Global Issues-Michalsen

2. Persuasion Map (Outline of topic and paper)

3. 250-500 word paper (about 1 page)-double spaced, size 12 font, Times New Roman

a. Explain change

b. Why you chose topic

c. Steps to better the issue

4. Storyboard-step by step outline plan of what your movie will cover. (pictures, questions, interviews, video included)

5. Works Cited- Correctly done and formatted (Need to cite all information you gather and use hat was not your own knowledge). Cite pictures, videos, music, and people being interviewed, etc.

Make sure all group members work collaboratively to complete the project. All first and last names, date, class, and hour should be stated within the iMovie and on the paper.

Groups will be turning in components one at a time:

Due 1st: Persuasion Map (http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/persuasion_map/)

Due 2nd Paper and Works Cited

(http://www.Easybib.com)

Due 3rd Storyboard

Due 4th: iMovie uploaded to server

· Review Project (Transitions, Time, Neatness, Etc…)

· Share to iTunes (Medium File)

· Upload to Class Folder (Directions will be given)



iMovie Project: If I could Change the World

What the group is responsible for:

1. iMovie uploaded to thunderbird server in folder designated for Global Issues-Michalsen

2. 250 word paper (about 1 page)-double spaced, size 12 font, Times New Roman

a. Explain change

b. Why you chose topic

c. Steps to better the issue

3. Storyboard-step by step outline plan of what your movie will cover. (pictures, questions, interviews, video included)

4. Works Cited- Correctly done and formatted (Need to cite all information you gather and use hat was not your own knowledge). Cite pictures, videos, music, and people being interviewed, etc.

Make sure all group members work collaboratively to complete the project. All first and last names, date, class, and hour should be stated within the iMovie and on the paper.

Groups will be turning in components one at a time:

Due 1st: Paper

Due 2nd Works Cited

Due 3rd Storyboard

Due 4th: iMovie uploaded to server


iMovie Tutorial - iMovie 2013


Examples of PSAs

Global Warming Tick

Almost Give

RED Video

Invisible Children 100%

Words Hurt

Environmental Defense Fund

We Can Help Us


Download file "Global Issues-IF YOU COULD CHANGE THE WORLD PSA PROJECT.docx"

Download file "iMovie Change the World Project Instructions.docx"


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Spanish Artist Research 2015




Who is my Favorite Spanish Artist and why?


As you think about this question, consider the task assigned to you: You must decide on a subject to research, refine the subject to a manageable topic, determine what resources to use, and then gather information about your topic. Then you are going to engage your resources in order to extract vital information about your topic. At this point, you will begin to select statements from the texts you have selected and will either use these statements directly to support your ideas (a direct quotation) or you will paraphrase information found in the text to support your ideas. The next step will be to organize your thoughts and ideas as well as the supporting material in a logical manner. Typically, this will be in the form of an outline. You will then use the outline to craft your paper. To aid you in this process, there are a number a resources you will want to use and refer to as you proceed.


First, for many of you this will not be the first formal research essay. However, for a refresher of the entire process, take a look at the following site: Research and Problem Solving - A How to Guide. It will help reinforce the methodological approach to research. It will also help you pace your efforts as you research in the LMC. However, while this may not be the first research essay you've written, it will most likely be the first time you've had to produce an essay for your Espanol class. To help you with your quest, please read on so you know what resources you have at your disposal.


Next, to aid you in your quest for knowledge and to help you give credit where credit is due, I've linked up EasyBib. Why use EasyBib? Because you will work smarter, not harder. if you are going to use another author's words or ideas, you must acknowledge the use of this information through parenthetical citations and by providing a works cited page (See WPA's "Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism"). Since EasyBib is not only a citation generator, but is also a research suite featuring a new search utility and notebook utility which will help you cite and organize your the information you collect on your topic, this resource will be of value to you. Moreover, you will be asked to incorporate images of your artists works into your essay. To utilize these images correctly, you must provide a citation for each and every image! Remember, to maximize the power of EasyBib, you must first register as we have a site license!


Also, we have several useful resources available to you that are geared to aid you in your research. These include (but certainly aren't limited to) Gale's Student Resources in Context, Facts on File's Modern World History, Encyclopedia Britannica High School Edition (Under Badgerlink), Student Reference Center (Under Badgerlink), and ProQuest. These resources are can be accessed by clicking on the LUHS Databases tab found on the LMC Homepage. (Note: You have access to all of the databases remotely if you know the passwords! Be sure to scroll down on the database page!) Yet, what may be most useful to you is the new image database we subscribe to. Please explore Britannica's Image Quest database to locate images of your artist and their works!


At this point, I want to help you get a foothold, I've listed a number of different resources to aid you in your quest to identify your artist of choice and to help you begin your research. Take a look at these sites and then explore both our electronic resources and print resources (some of which I've pulled and placed in the Creative Classroom).


List of Spanish Artists


Overview of Spanish Artists


Carrot search engine


http://www.spanisharts.com/ - Spanish Arts


http://www.artcyclopedia.com/nationalities/Spanish.html - The Artcyclopedia


http://www.biography.com/people/groups/famous-spanish-painters


http://www.googleartproject.com/- Museo Reina Sofia


http://www.museoreinasofia.es/coleccion_en.html - Museum Reina Sofia


http://www.museodelprado.es/en- Prado Museum of Spain


http://umich.edu/~motherha/ University of Michigan Mother of All Art Resources


http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=3404 Voice of the Shuttle Art Resources


http://wwar.com/masters/nationalities/spanish.html- Absolute Arts



One other important note as you endeavor to locate quality information: Remember, just because it is out there (on the Web) doesn't mean it is good to use. If you are to hone your scholarly skills, it is time to ask yourself what you value: that which is easiest to get or that which is best (relevant information produced by a credible resource). Please refer to the attached PDF file that focuses on five essential criteria for Website Evaluation.

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Michalsen - American History - Social Change

Change the World!


By making a video . . .


The Process
1. Pre-production
2. Production
3. Post-production

Project Planning for the Project


Now, consider the “What & Why” essential questions:

· What are your goals as a filmmaker?

· What is the project timeline?

· Who will monitor the timeline and make sure it is being followed?

· What is the main idea?

· Who is your target audience?


Then, consider the “How” essential question:

· What is the style/genre of your movie?

· What resources (i.e., people, places, research) are you going to utilize to accomplish your task?

· What equipment are you going to use?

· Who is going to be responsible for what?



Steps to Making Your Video!

1. Brainstorm and identify the ONE issue! Select one you are passionate about!
2. Watch other videos! Get ideas!
3. Write your script and storyboard Short sentences – 1 picture, Long sentences – 2 to 3 pictures,
4. Make a Folder (on the desktop of your selected computer) Save all of your media to this folder!
Name it the title of your book- everything gets saved here
5. Find your images Search – Make sure you select large images – you can always crop them in iPhoto or Photoshop, reuse or copyright free, right click & save picture on full size to folder , name , photographer?
6. iMovie Begin a new project - Be sure to take note of the # of your computer!
7. Import images Import images from iphoto
8. Match pictures to storyboard Use your storyboard: arrange your selected images. Now go back to Add title slides and transitions to your project.
9. Flow & Focus Does it flow? Does it make sense? Hit play and watch
10. Enhance & Edit Review and revise: how can you make a more dynamic presentation?
11. Add Sound & Music Import music into your iTunes library. Then access your itunes library and drag-and-and drop the mp3 file you want to use for your project.
12. Test & Show- preview 1 Hit the play button anytime – did your music enhance the story- do you still have focus and flow?
13. Narrate & Narrate again Narrate & Customize Motion – try and narrate with emotion in one sitting- Keep redoing as necessary. If it sounds good match number of seconds to your narration – customize motion
14. Test & Show – Preview 2 Hit preview button again – this where you need to adjust narration and music.
15. Finalize & Present Now your story can be rendered to a movie
16. Evaluate How did you do?? Self evaluate – a form may be provided .

Download file "imovie tutorial revised - michaelsen.pptx"


The Story Board


Download file "video-storyboard-example.doc"


Download file "imovie tutorial revised - michaelsen.pptx"

Download file "DigitalStoryStoryboardTemplate.rtf"


In a formal project, the most important part is creating the storyboard that illustrates which pictures and sound tracks / effects will be needed to successfully complete this project. It can contain any elements that you, the student, will need to put together your book trailer. It can range from a few lines scribble on paper to an elaborate play-like script.


The storyboard process helps you focus your thoughts and provides for a better finished product by giving you a visual map and narrative. It also allows you to efficiently allocate your time by seeing at a glance what pictures and sound effects and / or music they will require later on.

The storyboard allows the final product against the student's proposal. Most likely, your final product is bound to be somewhat different than the original proposal. That’s okay, and it can even enable you and the students to reflect on why their product does not follow their storyboard and their script. Meaning - Did a better element present itself? Did a more appropriate action fit? Did an improvisation really bring down the house and require making a change to the script and storyboard to be incorporated? Most great movies, from Citizen Kane to Indiana Jones, feature passages that were radical departures from their original storyboards.

What we recommend:

You, the student, should complete a script and a storyboard so that you know what elements you need to put together and where you need to go next. Too often minutes and entire class periods can be lost to poor planning.


Searching for Images, Sounds, and Music

There are several sites that students can use to find what they need without violating copyright laws. The following list is by no means exhausting, but should be adequate for most classes.

Britannica’s Image Quest is a database that houses millions of image files. You may use the content in here for your project, but (as always) you must cite your sources! Also, for music and sound effects, try BadgerLink’s SoundzAbound database first, and then proceed to use those listed below.


Creative License Image Sites

Wikimedia.org (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page) is a database of over 6 million freely usable media files, including pictures, images, videos, and sounds.

Creative Commons (http://search.creativecommons.org/) offers access to search services which in turn provide images and other media files. These images may or may not be under a creative commons license, so do your homework and investigate before you use the information!

The Library of Congress American Memory site (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ index.htm l) provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

Free Digital Photos (http://freedigitalphotos.net/) offer access to creative licensed photos and other images.

Professional photographer David Niblack has created Imagebase - (http://imagebase.davidniblack.com/main.php), which features more than one hundred pages of images that have been released for free reuse and redistribution.

Flicker.com (http://www.flickr.com/) offers access to creative licensed photos and other images. Be sure to look at the rights release of each image before you select one.

http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com/ is a great compilation of image sites.

Other sites include

http://www.public-domain-image.com/

http://www.cepolina.com/freephoto

http://www.debisty.com/Album/photos.htm l

http://www.stockvault.net

http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp

http://openphoto.net

http://images.google.com (choose "labeled for reuse")

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

http://pics4learning.com

http://photobucket.com


Creative License Music Sites

Freeplay music is a royalty free music site. While it doesn’t have major artists, it does have quality music produced by up-and-coming artists who are trying to make a name for themselves.

ccMixter (http://www.ccmixter.org/) is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want.

Dewey music (http://deweymusic.org/) has over 1 million free public domain songs by more than 10,000 artists.

Moby provides free music for film students, independent filmmakers and others who need music for nonprofit or educational uses (http://www.mobygratis.com/film-music.html).

Jamendo (http://www.jamendo.com/) is another creative license music site where bands and musicians post music licensed under Creative Commons.

Jewelbeat (http://www.jewelbeat.com/) offers free music tracks & free sound effects for any production - advertising, education, videos, photos, YouTube, etc.

Partners in Rhymes (http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/pir/PIRsfx.shtml) contains both music andsound effects.

Royalty Free Music (http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/free-music-clips.html) is yet another creative license music site.


Creative License and Free Sound Effects Sites

Ljudo.com (http://www.ljudo.com/default.asp?lang=tEnglish&do=it) has more than 1,200 free sound effects which can be listened to in RealAudio or downloaded in mp3 format.

A1 Free Sound Effects (http://www.a1freesoundeffects.com.) has more than 890 sound effects available, divided in helpful categories, and exportable in mp3 format.

More Sound Effects can also be found at http://www.stonewashed.net/sfx.html.


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Wisconsin History Day 2015

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Mr. Johnson - Addiction Research

I need a jump start to get going in the morning. I absolutely must have my coffee!

Am I an addict?

What is an addiction? What makes someone an addict? How do we know if we are addicted?


These are but a few essential questions you will address as you proceed with your research. To aid in your research, I've linked up EasyBib which not only is a citation generator, but is also a research suite featuring a new search utility and notebook utility which will help you cite and organize your the information you collect on your topic. Remember, to maximize the power of EasyBib, you must register as we have a site license!

Also, we have several useful resources available to you that are content specific to health and medical inquiries. These include (but certainly aren't limited to) Rosen's Teen Health and Wellness, Consumer Health Complete (Under Badgerlink), and ProQuest. These resources are can be accessed by clicking on the LUHS Databases tab found on the LMC Homepage. (Note: You have access to all of the databases remotely if you know the passwords! Be sure to scroll down on the database page!)

One other important note as you endeavor to locate quality information: Remember, just because it is out there (on the Web) doesn't mean it is good to use. If you are to hone your scholarly skills, it is time to ask yourself what you value: that which is easiest to get or that which is best (relevant information produced by a credible resource). Please refer to the attached PDF file that focuses on five essential criteria for Website Evaluation.



Download file "Applying the CRAAP Test to Evaluating Web Sites.pdf"

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Ms. Chicka's Research - Spanish Artists




Who is my Favorite Spanish Artist and why?


As you think about this question, consider the task assigned to you: You must decide on a subject to research, refine the subject to a manageable topic, determine what resources to use, and then gather information about your topic. Then you are going to engage your resources in order to extract vital information about your topic. At this point, you will begin to select statements from the texts you have selected and will either use these statements directly to support your ideas (a direct quotation) or you will paraphrase information found in the text to support your ideas. The next step will be to organize your thoughts and ideas as well as the supporting material in a logical manner. Typically, this will be in the form of an outline. You will then use the outline to craft your paper. To aid you in this process, there are a number a resources you will want to use and refer to as you proceed.


First, for many of you this will not be the first formal research essay. However, for a refresher of the entire process, take a look at the following site: Research and Problem Solving - A How to Guide. It will help reinforce the methodological approach to research. It will also help you pace your efforts as you research in the LMC. However, while this may not be the first research essay you've written, it will most likely be the first time you've had to produce an essay for your Espanol class. To help you with your quest, please read on so you know what resources you have at your disposal.


Next, to aid you in your quest for knowledge and to help you give credit where credit is due, I've linked up EasyBib. Why use EasyBib? Because you will work smarter, not harder. if you are going to use another author's words or ideas, you must acknowledge the use of this information through parenthetical citations and by providing a works cited page (See WPA's "Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism"). Since EasyBib is not only a citation generator, but is also a research suite featuring a new search utility and notebook utility which will help you cite and organize your the information you collect on your topic, this resource will be of value to you. Moreover, you will be asked to incorporate images of your artists works into your essay. To utilize these images correctly, you must provide a citation for each and every image! Remember, to maximize the power of EasyBib, you must first register as we have a site license!


Also, we have several useful resources available to you that are geared to aid you in your research. These include (but certainly aren't limited to) Gale's Student Resources in Context, Facts on File's Modern World History, Encyclopedia Britannica High School Edition (Under Badgerlink), Student Reference Center (Under Badgerlink), and ProQuest. These resources are can be accessed by clicking on the LUHS Databases tab found on the LMC Homepage. (Note: You have access to all of the databases remotely if you know the passwords! Be sure to scroll down on the database page!) Yet, what may be most useful to you is the new image database we subscribe to. Please explore Britannica's Image Quest database to locate images of your artist and their works!


At this point, I want to help you get a foothold, I've listed a number of different resources to aid you in your quest to identify your artist of choice and to help you begin your research. Take a look at these sites and then explore both our electronic resources and print resources (some of which I've pulled and placed in the Creative Classroom).

http://www.googleartproject.com/- Museo Reina Sofia


http://www.artcyclopedia.com/nationalities/Spanish.html - The Artcyclopedia


http://www.spanisharts.com/ - Spanish Arts


http://www.museoreinasofia.es/en - Museum Reina Sofia


http://www.museodelprado.es/en- Prado Museum of Spain


http://umich.edu/~motherha/ University of Michigan Mother of All Art Resources


http://totallyhistory.com/art-history/famous-artists/


http://wwar.com/masters/nationalities/spanish.html- Absolute Arts


Carrot Search Engine



One other important note as you endeavor to locate quality information: Remember, just because it is out there (on the Web) doesn't mean it is good to use. If you are to hone your scholarly skills, it is time to ask yourself what you value: that which is easiest to get or that which is best (relevant information produced by a credible resource). Please refer to the attached PDF file that focuses on five essential criteria for Website Evaluation.

Download file "How to Evaluate info checklist.jpg  (1).pdf"
Download file "CRAPTestmap.1.docx"

EasyBib Basics Tutorial 1

EasyBib Basics Tutorial 2


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LUHS LMC Resources - In-Service February 10th


LUHS LMC Resources - FEBRUARY 11TH IN-SERVICE



ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:


What resources are available through the LUHS LMC?


How do I access the identified resources?


How can the resources help me as an educator?





OBJECTIVES:

  1. What is the technology tool?
  2. How do the identified resources help instruction?
  3. How do the resources help us - the educators - engage students?
  4. How do the resources encourage learning?
  5. AND how to best use the identified resources!


ACTION PLAN:

  1. Location and access of resources
  2. Identification of specific resources
  3. Demonstration of each resource and how the resource can aid instruction and help student engagement
  4. Work time
  5. Questions?

LUHS LMC











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Wisconsin History Day 2014

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The Book Trailer - Ms. Erickson

Make the Book Come Alive


YOUR ASSIGNMENT:

Download file "I am the Messenger Book Trailer.docx"


Essential Questions


How can I convince others to read a book using video editing software?

Why do people choose books?

What "sells" a book?

What persuasive elements are present in an effective book trailer?

How can I take what I already know about a book, and persuade others to read it?


An Example






Book Trailer Examples


Barnes and Noble studios

http://bookscreening.com/

Circle of 7 productions

Many of you will remember having to write the dreaded book report in school, and then presenting it at the front of the class. This project is similar in concept, except that it uses everyday computer programs you have access to in your classrooms, your media centers or computer labs. The only requirement is that you have access to a computer and video editing software.

Creating these book trailers allows you, the storyteller, to share your vision. You will become familiar with locating or creating appropriate pictures and music, and then assembling them using software commonly found in schools (iMovie or Moviemaker) or freeware programs downloaded from the internet (Animoto).

This book trailer project can take as little as four classes, or as many as ten, depending on the complexity of the stories being told, and the speed at which you, the student, can master the software and the underlying concepts behind it.


Steps to Making a Book Trailer

1. Pick the right book Select one you love
2. Watch other trailers Get ideas!
3. Write your script and storyboard Short sentences – 1 picture, Long sentences – 2 to 3 pictures, get basic book info for title
4. Make a Folder (on the desktop of your selected computer) Save all of your media to this folder!
Name it the title of your book- everything gets saved here
5. Find your images Search – Make sure you select large images – you can always crop them in iPhoto or Photoshop, reuse or copyright free, right click & save picture on full size to folder , name , photographer?
6. iMovie Begin a new project - Be sure to take note of the # of your computer!
7. Import images Import images from iphoto
8. Match pictures to storyboard Use your storyboard: arrange your selected images. Now go back to Add title slides and transitions to your project.
9. Flow & Focus Does it flow? Does it make sense? Hit play and watch
10. Enhance & Edit Review and revise: how can you make a more dynamic presentation?
11. Add Sound & Music Import music into your iTunes library. Then access your itunes library and drag-and-and drop the mp3 file you want to use for your project.
12. Test & Show- preview 1 Hit the play button anytime – did your music enhance the story- do you still have focus and flow?
13. Narrate & Narrate again Narrate & Customize Motion – try and narrate with emotion in one sitting- Keep redoing as necessary. If it sounds good match number of seconds to your narration – customize motion
14. Test & Show – Preview 2 Hit preview button again – this where you need to adjust narration and music.
15. Finalize & Present Now your story can be rendered to a movie
16. Evaluate How did you do?? Self evaluate – a form may be provided .

The Story Board


In a formal book trailer project, the most important part is creating the storyboard that illustrates which pictures and sound tracks / effects will be needed to successfully complete this project. It can contain any elements that you, the student, will need to put together your book trailer. It can range from a few lines scribble on paper to an elaborate play-like script.


The storyboard process helps you focus your thoughts and provides for a better finished product by giving you a visual map and narrative. It also allows you to efficiently allocate your time by seeing at a glance what pictures and sound effects and / or music they will require later on.

The storyboard allows the final product against the student's proposal. Most likely, your final product is bound to be somewhat different than the original proposal. That’s okay, and it can even enable you and the students to reflect on why their product does not follow their storyboard and their script. Meaning - Did a better element present itself? Did a more appropriate action fit? Did an improvisation really bring down the house and require making a change to the script and storyboard to be incorporated? Most great movies, from Citizen Kane to Indiana Jones, feature passages that were radical departures from their original storyboards.

What we recommend:

You, the student, should complete a script and a storyboard so that you know what elements you need to put together and where you need to go next. Too often minutes and entire class periods can be lost to poor planning.


Searching for Images, Sounds, and Music

There are several sites that students can use to find what they need without violating copyright laws. The following list is by no means exhausting, but should be adequate for most classes.

Britannica’s Image Quest is a database that houses millions of image files. You may use the content in here for your project, but (as always) you must cite your sources! Also, for music and sound effects, try BadgerLink’s SoundzAbound database first, and then proceed to use those listed below.


Creative License Image Sites

Wikimedia.org (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page) is a database of over 6 million freely usable media files, including pictures, images, videos, and sounds.

Creative Commons (http://search.creativecommons.org/) offers access to search services which in turn provide images and other media files. These images may or may not be under a creative commons license, so do your homework and investigate before you use the information!

The Library of Congress American Memory site (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ index.htm l) provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

Free Digital Photos (http://freedigitalphotos.net/) offer access to creative licensed photos and other images.

Professional photographer David Niblack has created Imagebase - (http://imagebase.davidniblack.com/main.php), which features more than one hundred pages of images that have been released for free reuse and redistribution.

Flicker.com (http://www.flickr.com/) offers access to creative licensed photos and other images. Be sure to look at the rights release of each image before you select one.

http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com/ is a great compilation of image sites.

Other sites include

http://www.public-domain-image.com/

http://www.cepolina.com/freephoto

http://www.debisty.com/Album/photos.htm l

http://www.stockvault.net

http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp

http://openphoto.net

http://images.google.com (choose "labeled for reuse")

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

http://pics4learning.com

http://photobucket.com


Creative License Music Sites

Freeplay music is a royalty free music site. While it doesn’t have major artists, it does have quality music produced by up-and-coming artists who are trying to make a name for themselves.

ccMixter (http://www.ccmixter.org/) is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want.

Dewey music (http://deweymusic.org/) has over 1 million free public domain songs by more than 10,000 artists.

Moby provides free music for film students, independent filmmakers and others who need music for nonprofit or educational uses (http://www.mobygratis.com/film-music.html).

Jamendo (http://www.jamendo.com/) is another creative license music site where bands and musicians post music licensed under Creative Commons.

Jewelbeat (http://www.jewelbeat.com/) offers free music tracks & free sound effects for any production - advertising, education, videos, photos, YouTube, etc.

Partners in Rhymes (http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/pir/PIRsfx.shtml) contains both music andsound effects.

Royalty Free Music (http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/free-music-clips.html) is yet another creative license music site.


Creative License and Free Sound Effects Sites

Ljudo.com (http://www.ljudo.com/default.asp?lang=tEnglish&do=it) has more than 1,200 free sound effects which can be listened to in RealAudio or downloaded in mp3 format.

A1 Free Sound Effects (http://www.a1freesoundeffects.com.) has more than 890 sound effects available, divided in helpful categories, and exportable in mp3 format.

More Sound Effects can also be found at http://www.stonewashed.net/sfx.html.


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Change The World - Mr. Michalsen's Global Issues

Change the World!


By making a video . . .


The Process
1. Pre-production
2. Production
3. Post-production


Project Planning for the Project

“You can either take an eraser to the blueprint or take a pickaxe to the foundation.”

~Frank Lloyd Wright

Consider the Big Picture:




Now, consider the “What & Why” essential questions:

· What are your goals as a filmmaker?

· What is the project timeline?

· Who will monitor the timeline and make sure it is being followed?

· What is the main idea?

· Who is your target audience?


Then, consider the “How” essential question:

· What is the style/genre of your movie?

· What resources (i.e., people, places, research) are you going to utilize to accomplish your task?

· What equipment are you going to use?

· Who is going to be responsible for what?


Cooperative Group Structure – Planning Guide

Download file "Project Planning Guide Global issues Michalsen.docx"


Group Member Names:


What is your topic in one or two words?


Who in your group is the editor? What qualifies them for this role?


Who in your group is the director? What qualifies them for this role?


Who in your group is the writer and researcher? What qualifies them for this role?


Explain in a thesis style complete sentence what you will research and study for your video project?


How does this issue present a problem?


What solution do you propose?


What interesting facts will help support your ideas? Approximately 15 useful ideas (List your research here):


Who is involved in this issue? List and describe all the stakeholders:


Who supports your opinions?


Who disagrees with your opinions?


Who would you need to interview? (5 people or more) and how do they help strengthen your argument?


Write 10 questions you could ask in an interview, (avoid yes or no questions):

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10


Find five (5) sources you can use for reference in your film. Provide the proper MLA citations on an attached sheet.



Describe in a paragraph the purpose of your documentary? State your thesis. Who is your audience? Why should we (your audience) be concerned about this conflict? What are the consequences if it should persist?


Steps to Making Your Video!

1. Brainstorm and identify the ONE issue! Select one you are passionate about!
2. Watch other videos! Get ideas!
3. Write your script and storyboard Short sentences – 1 picture, Long sentences – 2 to 3 pictures,
4. Make a Folder (on the desktop of your selected computer) Save all of your media to this folder!
Name it the title of your book- everything gets saved here
5. Find your images Search – Make sure you select large images – you can always crop them in iPhoto or Photoshop, reuse or copyright free, right click & save picture on full size to folder , name , photographer?
6. iMovie Begin a new project - Be sure to take note of the # of your computer!
7. Import images Import images from iphoto
8. Match pictures to storyboard Use your storyboard: arrange your selected images. Now go back to Add title slides and transitions to your project.
9. Flow & Focus Does it flow? Does it make sense? Hit play and watch
10. Enhance & Edit Review and revise: how can you make a more dynamic presentation?
11. Add Sound & Music Import music into your iTunes library. Then access your itunes library and drag-and-and drop the mp3 file you want to use for your project.
12. Test & Show- preview 1 Hit the play button anytime – did your music enhance the story- do you still have focus and flow?
13. Narrate & Narrate again Narrate & Customize Motion – try and narrate with emotion in one sitting- Keep redoing as necessary. If it sounds good match number of seconds to your narration – customize motion
14. Test & Show – Preview 2 Hit preview button again – this where you need to adjust narration and music.
15. Finalize & Present Now your story can be rendered to a movie
16. Evaluate How did you do?? Self evaluate – a form may be provided .

Download file "imovie tutorial revised - michaelsen.pptx"


The Story Board


Download file "video-storyboard-example.doc"


Download file "imovie tutorial revised - michaelsen.pptx"Download file "video-storyboard-template.doc"


In a formal project, the most important part is creating the storyboard that illustrates which pictures and sound tracks / effects will be needed to successfully complete this project. It can contain any elements that you, the student, will need to put together your book trailer. It can range from a few lines scribble on paper to an elaborate play-like script.


The storyboard process helps you focus your thoughts and provides for a better finished product by giving you a visual map and narrative. It also allows you to efficiently allocate your time by seeing at a glance what pictures and sound effects and / or music they will require later on.

The storyboard allows the final product against the student's proposal. Most likely, your final product is bound to be somewhat different than the original proposal. That’s okay, and it can even enable you and the students to reflect on why their product does not follow their storyboard and their script. Meaning - Did a better element present itself? Did a more appropriate action fit? Did an improvisation really bring down the house and require making a change to the script and storyboard to be incorporated? Most great movies, from Citizen Kane to Indiana Jones, feature passages that were radical departures from their original storyboards.

What we recommend:

You, the student, should complete a script and a storyboard so that you know what elements you need to put together and where you need to go next. Too often minutes and entire class periods can be lost to poor planning.


Searching for Images, Sounds, and Music

There are several sites that students can use to find what they need without violating copyright laws. The following list is by no means exhausting, but should be adequate for most classes.

Britannica’s Image Quest is a database that houses millions of image files. You may use the content in here for your project, but (as always) you must cite your sources! Also, for music and sound effects, try BadgerLink’s SoundzAbound database first, and then proceed to use those listed below.


Creative License Image Sites

Wikimedia.org (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page) is a database of over 6 million freely usable media files, including pictures, images, videos, and sounds.

Creative Commons (http://search.creativecommons.org/) offers access to search services which in turn provide images and other media files. These images may or may not be under a creative commons license, so do your homework and investigate before you use the information!

The Library of Congress American Memory site (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ index.htm l) provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

Free Digital Photos (http://freedigitalphotos.net/) offer access to creative licensed photos and other images.

Professional photographer David Niblack has created Imagebase - (http://imagebase.davidniblack.com/main.php), which features more than one hundred pages of images that have been released for free reuse and redistribution.

Flicker.com (http://www.flickr.com/) offers access to creative licensed photos and other images. Be sure to look at the rights release of each image before you select one.

http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com/ is a great compilation of image sites.

Other sites include

http://www.public-domain-image.com/

http://www.cepolina.com/freephoto

http://www.debisty.com/Album/photos.htm l

http://www.stockvault.net

http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp

http://openphoto.net

http://images.google.com (choose "labeled for reuse")

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

http://pics4learning.com

http://photobucket.com


Creative License Music Sites

Freeplay music is a royalty free music site. While it doesn’t have major artists, it does have quality music produced by up-and-coming artists who are trying to make a name for themselves.

ccMixter (http://www.ccmixter.org/) is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want.

Dewey music (http://deweymusic.org/) has over 1 million free public domain songs by more than 10,000 artists.

Moby provides free music for film students, independent filmmakers and others who need music for nonprofit or educational uses (http://www.mobygratis.com/film-music.html).

Jamendo (http://www.jamendo.com/) is another creative license music site where bands and musicians post music licensed under Creative Commons.

Jewelbeat (http://www.jewelbeat.com/) offers free music tracks & free sound effects for any production - advertising, education, videos, photos, YouTube, etc.

Partners in Rhymes (http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/pir/PIRsfx.shtml) contains both music andsound effects.

Royalty Free Music (http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/free-music-clips.html) is yet another creative license music site.


Creative License and Free Sound Effects Sites

Ljudo.com (http://www.ljudo.com/default.asp?lang=tEnglish&do=it) has more than 1,200 free sound effects which can be listened to in RealAudio or downloaded in mp3 format.

A1 Free Sound Effects (http://www.a1freesoundeffects.com.) has more than 890 sound effects available, divided in helpful categories, and exportable in mp3 format.

More Sound Effects can also be found at http://www.stonewashed.net/sfx.html.


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Espanol II: Virtual Tour (Por Senora Chicka's and Senor Aguirre's students)



Espanol II: Proyecto de "Una Gira Virtual"


Wouldn't it be great to walk the streets of Madrid? Or even some place closer to home . . . like Chicago?

Here is your chance!

You and your fellow group members are going to demonstrate giving commands and utilizing prepositions of place by using Google Maps Street View.

First, you are going to learn how navigate the Google Maps Street View Website.

Then you will navigate your assigned city/land mark and choose a route that you would like to use in your tour. Be sure to take notes as you will want to create a type written script that will help you stay focused during the creation of your screencast.

Then, once you have a formal type writen script ready, you will create a screencast account using Screencast-O-Matic. Please note that for the sake of expediting your research process and to emphasize the need to practice presenting your selected route, the Screencast-O-Matic app has now been installed on the Macs you will be using for this project.


Creating a Screencast-O-Matic account will be similar to creating an email account. Once you have registered for your account, you will want to request use of a headset (with a mic).

Log in to your Screencast-O-Matic account and check your audio preferences in order to use the Logitech headset microphone (See the video tutorial below).

Once you have specified the use of the Logitech headset through your computer, you will have to select the use of the headset device with Screencast-O-Matic.

Then, you will begin practicing your tutorial.

Once you have produced a refined screencast tutorial, you will email the link to your project to Senora Chicka.

Ultimately, you and the members of your group will present your tour to the class.

View the Google Street View Tutorial below:


Using Screencast-O-Matic tutorial (for Mac)







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Senora Chicka's Spanish Artist Research




Who is my Favorite Spanish Artist and why?


As you think about this question, consider the task assigned to you: You must decide on a subject to research, refine the subject to a manageable topic, determine what resources to use, and then gather information about your topic. Then you are going to engage your resources in order to extract vital information about your topic. At this point, you will begin to select statements from the texts you have selected and will either use these statements directly to support your ideas (a direct quotation) or you will paraphrase information found in the text to support your ideas. The next step will be to organize your thoughts and ideas as well as the supporting material in a logical manner. Typically, this will be in the form of an outline. You will then use the outline to craft your paper. To aid you in this process, there are a number a resources you will want to use and refer to as you proceed.


First, for many of you this will not be the first formal research essay. However, for a refresher of the entire process, take a look at the following site: Research and Problem Solving - A How to Guide. It will help reinforce the methodological approach to research. It will also help you pace your efforts as you research in the LMC. However, while this may not be the first research essay you've written, it will most likely be the first time you've had to produce an essay for your Espanol class. To help you with your quest, please read on so you know what resources you have at your disposal.


Next, to aid you in your quest for knowledge and to help you give credit where credit is due, I've linked up EasyBib. Why use EasyBib? Because you will work smarter, not harder. if you are going to use another author's words or ideas, you must acknowledge the use of this information through parenthetical citations and by providing a works cited page (See WPA's "Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism"). Since EasyBib is not only a citation generator, but is also a research suite featuring a new search utility and notebook utility which will help you cite and organize your the information you collect on your topic, this resource will be of value to you. Moreover, you will be asked to incorporate images of your artists works into your essay. To utilize these images correctly, you must provide a citation for each and every image! Remember, to maximize the power of EasyBib, you must first register as we have a site license!


Also, we have several useful resources available to you that are geared to aid you in your research. These include (but certainly aren't limited to) Gale's Student Resources in Context, Facts on File's Modern World History, Encyclopedia Britannica High School Edition (Under Badgerlink), Student Reference Center (Under Badgerlink), and ProQuest. These resources are can be accessed by clicking on the LUHS Databases tab found on the LMC Homepage. (Note: You have access to all of the databases remotely if you know the passwords! Be sure to scroll down on the database page!) Yet, what may be most useful to you is the new image database we subscribe to. Please explore Britannica's Image Quest database to locate images of your artist and their works!


At this point, I want to help you get a foothold, I've listed a number of different resources to aid you in your quest to identify your artist of choice and to help you begin your research. Take a look at these sites and then explore both our electronic resources and print resources (some of which I've pulled and placed in the Creative Classroom).

http://www.googleartproject.com/- Museo Reina Sofia


http://www.artcyclopedia.com/nationalities/Spanish.html - The Artcyclopedia


http://www.spanisharts.com/ - Spanish Arts


http://www.museoreinasofia.es/coleccion_en.html - Museum Reina Sofia


http://www.museodelprado.es/en- Prado Museum of Spain


http://umich.edu/~motherha/ University of Michigan Mother of All Art Resources


http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=3404 Voice of the Shuttle Art Resources


http://www.intute.ac.uk/ - Intute


http://totallyhistory.com/art-history/famous-artists/


http://wwar.com/masters/nationalities/spanish.html- Absolute Arts


http://demo.carrot2.org/demo-stable/main



One other important note as you endeavor to locate quality information: Remember, just because it is out there (on the Web) doesn't mean it is good to use. If you are to hone your scholarly skills, it is time to ask yourself what you value: that which is easiest to get or that which is best (relevant information produced by a credible resource). Please refer to the attached PDF file that focuses on five essential criteria for Website Evaluation.

EasyBib Basics Tutorial 1

EasyBib Basics Tutorial 2


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Mr. Johnson's Survivor Research

I Will Survive!


Download file "johnsonsurvival research.pdf"

Essential questions:

  • What makes a person a survivor?

  • To what extent does our ability to change or adapt affect our chances of becoming a survivor?


As you think about the importance of these questions, consider the task assigned to you: You must decide on a subject to research, refine the subject to a manageable topic, determine what resources to use, and then gather information about your topic. Then you are going to engage your resources in order to extract vital information about your topic. At this point, you will begin to select statements from the texts you have selected and will either use these statements directly to support your ideas (a direct quotation) or you will paraphrase information found in the text to support your ideas. The next step will be to organize your thoughts and ideas as well as the supporting material in a logical manner. Typically, this will be in the form of an outline. You will then use the outline to craft your paper. To aid you in this process, there are a number a resources you will want to use and refer to as you proceed.


First, for many of you this will not be the first formal research paper. However, for a refresher of the entire process, take a look at the following site: Research and Problem Solving - A How to Guide. It will help reinforce the methodological approach to research. It will also help you pace your efforts as you research in the LMC.

Next, to aid you in your quest for knowledge and to help you give credit where credit is due, I've linked up EasyBib. Why use EasyBib? Because you will work smarter, not harder. if you are going to use another author's words or ideas, you must acknowledge the use of this information through parenthetical citations and by providing a works cited page (See WPA's "Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism"). Since EasyBib is not only a citation generator, but is also a research suite featuring a new search utility and notebook utility which will help you cite and organize your the information you collect on your topic, this resource will be of value to you. Remember, to maximize the power of EasyBib, you must first register as we have a site license!

Also, we have several useful resources available to you that are geared to aid you in your research. These include (but certainly aren't limited to) Gale's Student Resources in Context, Encyclopedia Britannica High School Edition (Under Badgerlink), Student Reference Center (Under Badgerlink), and ProQuest. These resources are can be accessed by clicking on the LUHS Databases tab found on the LMC Homepage. (Note: You have access to all of the databases remotely if you know the passwords! Be sure to scroll down on the database page!)

One other important note as you endeavor to locate quality information: Remember, just because it is out there (on the Web) doesn't mean it is good to use. If you are to hone your scholarly skills, it is time to ask yourself what you value: that which is easiest to get or that which is best (relevant information produced by a credible resource). Please refer to the attached PDF file that focuses on five essential criteria for Website Evaluation.

Some links to help get you thinking:

Outside Magazine 2007

Outside Magazine 2004









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Walking the Streets of . . . Germany?



GERMAN II: Exploring Germany


Wouldn't it be great to walk the streets of Berlin? Or even Munich?

Here is your chance!

You and your fellow group members are going to demonstrate giving commands and utilizing prepositions of place by using Google Maps Street View.

First, you are going to learn how navigate the Google Maps Street View Website.

Then you will navigate your assigned city/land mark and choose a route that you would like to use in your tour. Be sure to take notes as you will want to create a type written script that will help you stay focused during the creation of your screencast.

Then, once you have a formal type writen script ready, you will create a screencast account using Screencast-O-Matic.


Creating a Screencast-O-Matic account will be similar to creating an email account. Once you have registered for your account, you will want to request use of a headset (with a mic).

Log in to your Screencast-O-Matic account and check your audio preferences in order to use the Logitech headset microphone (See the video tutorial below).

Once you have specified the use of the Logitech headset through your computer, you will have to select the use of the headset device with Screencast-O-Matic.

Then, you will begin practicing your tutorial.

Once you have produced a refined screencast tutorial, you will email the link to your project to Frau Peterson.

Ultimately, you and the members of your group will present your tour to the class.





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Engaging Students - Student Response Systems & Programs

30 HOURS - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH, 2013 - STUDENT RESPONSE SYSTEMS



Please complete the questionnaire!


"In a visible world, the invisible does not compute; in a corporate culture, hypnotized by quarterly results and profit margins, the gradual sifting of political sentiment is of no value; in a horizontal world of “information” readily convertible to product, the verticality of wisdom has no place. Show me the spreadsheet on skepticism. "

~Mark Slouka


Download file "HarpersMagazine DEHUMANIZATION.pdf"


"Today, half of students quit college before earning a credential. Proponents feel that making better use of data to inform decisions, known as "analytics," can help solve that problem while also improving teaching."

~Marc Parry


Download file "“A 'Moneyball' Approach t...cle of Higher Education”.pdf"


ESSENTIAL QUESTION:


Does data collection lead to dehumanization? Or is the use of to data invaluable to achieving improved student outcomes?


OBJECTIVES:

  1. What are the technology tool?
  2. How do these tools (SRSs) help instruction?
  3. How do the SRSs help student engagement?


STUDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM RESOURCES


  • eClicker








OTHER POLLING OR QUIZ-MAKING RESOURCES


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Transliteracy - Evernote & EasyBib

EVERNOTE & EASYBIB - FEBRUARY 11TH IN-SERVICE



ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:


What is transliteracy?

How can the implementation of these Web 2.0 tools help your students develop transliteracy skills?

OBJECTIVES:

  1. What is the technology tool?
  2. How do Evernote and EasyBib help instruction?
  3. How do Evernote and EasyBib help student engagement?
  4. How do Evernote and EasyBib encourage learning?
  5. AND how to use Evernote and EasyBib in a more technical way?






ACTION PLAN:

  1. Define "Transliteracy"
  2. Define what Evernote is
  3. Demonstration of Evernote and how it can aid instruction and help student engagement
  4. Installation of Evernote Webclipper
  5. Installation of Evernote on your device (computer or mobile device)
  6. Definition of EasyBib
  7. Demonstration of EasyBib Notetaking feature and how it can aid instruction
  8. Demonstration of how to utitlize Evernote in conjunction with EasyBib
  9. Questions?

LET'S GET STARTED!


Click on the word "elephant" to begin!



Download file "Easybib Notebook Tutorial.pptx"



Ideas Orbiting Around A Man's Mind. Photography.Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 10 Feb 2013.

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Mr. Keeler - States' Rights vs Federal Rights

Essential Question:

Should states have the right to legalize marijuana usage?


In composing your essay, use the following resources. Remember, you will be expected to use a minimum of three (3) sources and a maximum of five (5).

Download file "Should Marijuana be legalized.pdf"

Download file "US Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Ashcroft v Raich.pdf"

Download file "DEA Position on Marijuana.pdf"

Download file "State laws legalizing marijuana puts obama.pdf"

Download file "Colorado starts to plot course for legal pot.pdf"

Download file "How will Feds deal with marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington.pdf"

Download file "Irrational Basis the Legal Status of Medical Marijuana.pdf"

Download file "Marijuana Initiative Sparks States' Rights.pdf"

Download file "legalization of pot risks ripple effect.pdf"

Download file "On the lookout for pot incursion.pdf"

Download file "On the Limits of Supremecy.pdf"

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Mr. Mestelle's Wisconsin History Day 2013

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Ms. Johnson's Global Issues - World Conflicts

Documenting the struggle: Ms. Johnson's Documentary Project



Download file "World Conflicts Documentation.doc"

Download file "Project Planning for the Documentary.docx"


Making the Documentary Presentation


Project Planning for the Documentary

“You can either take an eraser to the blueprint or take a pickaxe to the foundation.”

~Frank Lloyd Wright

Consider the Big Picture:




Now, consider the “What & Why” essential questions:

· What are your goals as a filmmaker?

· What is the project timeline?

· Who will monitor the timeline and make sure it is being followed?

· What is the main idea?

· Who is your target audience?


Then, consider the “How” essential question:

· What is the style/genre of your movie? (Documentary)

· What resources (i.e., people, places, research) are you going to utilize to accomplish your task?

· What equipment are you going to use?

· Who is going to be responsible for what?


Cooperative Group Structure – Planning Guide


Group Member Names:


What is your topic in one or two words?


Who in your group is the editor? What qualifies them for this role?


Who in your group is the director? What qualifies them for this role?


Who in your group is the writer and researcher? What qualifies them for this role?


Explain in a thesis style complete sentence what you will research and study for your documentary?


How does this issue present a problem?


What solution do you propose?


What interesting facts will help support your ideas? Approximately 15 useful ideas (List your research here):


Who is involved in this issue? List and describe all the stakeholders:


Who supports your opinions?


Who disagrees with your opinions?


Who would you need to interview? (1-2 people or more) and how do they help strengthen your argument?


Write 10 questions you could ask in an interview, (avoid yes or no questions):

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10


Find five (5) sources you can use for reference in your film. Provide the proper MLA citations on an attached sheet.



Describe in a paragraph the purpose of your documentary? State your thesis. Who is your audience? Why should we (your audience) be concerned about this conflict? What are the consequences if it should persist?


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