Wednesday, May 21, 2014

AoW responses

This week you have the choice to respond to any of the following AoW's:

1) Female Genital Mutilation in US: http://kellygallagher.org/resources/AoW%201314_37%20FGM.pdf
2) Locavorism: http://kellygallagher.org/resources/AoW%201314_17%20Locavorism.pdf
3) Gender Specific Prom Attire Requirement: http://kellygallagher.org/resources/AoW%2012_13%2030%20Gay%20Discrimination.pdf

Please reply to this question:  What, in the article was most interesting or alarming to you?  Explain with as much detail as possible for your classmates who have NOT read the same AoW. (4+ sentences)  Please introduce the article, author and source properly in your reply. (In Ms. Espinoza's article, "Why I love my students," which was written in 2014 and published in VISA times, I was alarmed to read that...)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Boko Haram, #BringBackOurGirls


According to either our AoW or any credible resource, what is the intention/reason behind the kidnapping of school girls in Nigeria by Boko Haram? Please explain your response in 2-3 sentences. At the close of your response, ASK ANY QUESTION THAT YOU HAVE regarding the #bringbackourgirls situation.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Read our Article of the Week:
http://kellygallagher.org/resources/AoW%201314_35%20Death%20Row.pdf

Please reply by answering BOTH the first and second response questions.  Also reply to a classmates post with a complete sentence comment.

Keep in mind that skimming the article will not allow you to completely understand and therefore answer/reply to the article. 

Happy Blogging!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Internet for All-According to M. Zuckerburg! (Assignment #22)

Mark Zuckerburg, CEO of Facebook, argues that Internet should be free for all. He even claims is a NEED in our communities...and should be added to our hierarchy of needs list.
Go to: http://mashable.com/2013/08/26/zuckerberg-dial-tone/
to read his argument.  Do you agree or disagree with him?  Why or why not? (3+ complete sentences)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

ISS Project Comments

Our ISS Project Calendar and checklist was passed out and reviewed with you today.  Take a deep breath.  400 points is a lot, but it is all very doable and you are WELL AWARE of how to gain/earn all of those points!

Please use this post to reply with the following:

1) Explain what you are MOST looking forward to in our ISS project, which will happen over the next 6 weeks.

2) Explain what you are LEAST looking forward to in our ISS project.

3) If you had to use 3 words to describe our ISS project to your parents, what 3 words would you use? They can be 3 separate words or a phrase made up of 3 words...it's totally up to you!

4) Any questions or concerns?  If you have any personal questions or concerns, feel free to email them to Ms. Espinoza, TODAY--so that I can address them today :).

Happy replying!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Colegio Sinoli Follow Up Questions

School has officially already started at Colegio Sinoli in Chirripo, Costa Rica.  Now that we have completed the Global Literacy Research Project and fundraised to help build this school, we should think about follow-up questions that we have regarding the progress made.  What questions do you have that we might email to the Costa Rican liason that we have worked with?

Your questions can be regarding funding, the  school property, curriculum, school schedule, future plans...etc.

Be as clear and specific as possible by asking at least two questions

(Some of the questions that I have regarding Colegio Sinoli are:..........)