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:
2) Locavorism:
3) Gender Specific Prom Attire Requirement:

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:

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:
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'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:..........)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Vaughn Classroom Book Donations

Now that you have hand-picked, labeled with important information, organized, logged and delivered the books to the classroom of your choice, please reply and explain:

1) What your overall impression of this "mini-project" is. 

(My overall impression of donating books was.....)

2) What technologies were used to complete this task? 
(In order to complete this successfully, the technology that we used as a network included.....)

3) Would you be interested in doing this for one more class with our remaining books?
(I would/would not be interested in donating books, again, to a different classroom)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

AoW: The Kids are More Than Alright

Ms. Parker-Pope explains in her last paragraph that "there are a number of compelling possibilities that may have contributed [to the decline of sex and drug use among today's teens]." In your opinion, what might be a possibility or reason why sex and drug use is less in today's teens (your generation), than your parent's generation when they were teens?  Explain (3+ sentences) 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Video Creation Programs

Today we will begin to look at the differences in


After opening both programs and looking through their options, please complete the following explanations:

*It seems as though WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER will allow me/help me to....
*It seems as though PHOTOSTORY3 will allow me/help me to....
*Upon looking at the two programs, I am more excited to work in the_______________ program because........

Happy replying  :)!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Book Ideas (for the books we have remaining from our GLR Project)

Please reply below by stating "Yes, I would like to continue working on hand-selecting appropriate books for the class my network presented to in December!"  Or you may offer another suggestion for our books by replying with your suggestion.

SO, read through the replies and if you like a classmates idea, then reply below theirs and let me know you prefer their suggestion/idea.

Happy Blogging!

AoW (Article of the Week)

Please use the link below to look through Kelly G's Articles of the Week.  Sift/Skim through them and decide which 3 you would be most interested in reading and list them in a reply.

Happy sifting!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Global Literacy Project and other work (from semester one)

Welcome Back!!!  You have approximately 4 1/2 months left in this class and it is super important that you are able to reflect on and explain how our projects have improved your digital literacy skills and also how our projects developed  you as a global citizen.  With that said, I want to know how you feel about past work in this class and what your hopes are for the future.

This semester we will be revisiting our proposals and making presentations to create change about our proposal topics.  We will also be creating products that will inform younger grades of internet safety.  Here's what I would like to know from you so that as we plan for this semester I know what to consider:

1) Explain what you have enjoyed most about this class (it can be a project, an activity, a particular way the class is run, working in networks...etc).  Please be as specific as possible and include as many details as possible. (3+ sentences)

2) Explain one thing you would add or change if you could. Please be as specific as possible and include as many details as possible.  (3+ sentences)

3) Explain one skill you really hope to improve in this class and how you think we should develop that skill in this class (typing, video editing, collaborating, digital writing, digital reading...etc.) (3+sentences)