Monday, March 15, 2010

Poetry Song Birds

Taken from one of Mr. Trotter's great lessons, please respond to the following prompt:

Please quote one of your favorite song lines or lyrics and explain how it exhibits one of our studied poetry terms.

Make sure the quoted lyrics are appropriate. Please italicize the song lyrics, include the title and the artist and establish the connection between the poetry term(s) and the lyric.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

PLN Reflection

I want you to take some time and really reflect on our use of Personal Learning Networks. Think about the following questions and compose a detailed and thoughtful response in order to guide our use of PLNs for second semester. Please use complete sentences and proper mechanics. You must incorporate #8, #9 and 10 in with your response.

1. What do you like about PLNs?
2. What are some challenges of PLNs?
3. What do you think of the PLN presentations in class on Fridays?
4. Does it help you to get the reactions of your classmates to your presentation? Should we be reflecting, in writing, on each other’s blogs more often?
5. Are the categories of your subscriptions helpful?
6. When you don't complete an assigned PLN, why don't you?
7. Are there any suggestions or changes you think we need to make for next semester or the next year?
8. What skills do you think you acquired? What will you take away from these assignments? How will you improve and hold yourself accountable to do that?
9. What did you learn about your writing or thinking?
10. What is the value of your learning NOW? Would you see this as valuable if you weren’t receiving a grade? Is learning important to you?
11. Was the feedback you received helpful?
12. Do you feel you will continue to expand your personal learning network?

Monday, September 28, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Your Learning

Please answer all of the following questions: (Make sure you proofread and use complete sentences)
1) After viewing Mr. Fisch's world-renown "Did you Know" powerpoint, what are some things that strike you about the facts presented? How does this make you think about the world and your place in it? How could this impact you?
1) What is the value of learning?
2) What is your role as a learner?

Summer Reading

Over the summer, you were asked to read at least two novels of your choice. 1) Briefly tell me what you read, including the titles and authors. 2) I want to know what you liked about the books, what you learned and, more importantly, what matters to you about the book's content.

*Make sure to adhere to proper conventions and proofread your response. If, for some reason, you did not read two novels, tell me about two novels you have read and answer the above