Just to keep things fun, I've made some page titles that should make you think. Remember to start and end a unit with the "big idea(s)" in mind. See below for announcements and agendas (Power Points). Here's a general overview:
NOTE: This scheduled is subject to change .
22 OCT 17 Remember to use One Note as the main resource for this course. To know what we did or are doing or is "due" or "expected, use the Calendar on One Note. The link is for Period 1, so make sure you find the calendar for your own section. It is under the Housekeeping section in your One Note Class Notebook. Also use the weekly Agenda also found under Housekeeping. The DUE TODAY is highlighted and usually found on the first day of the school week. This day will also have the "Homework" due the following first school day of the following week. We have changed the name from "Homework" to "Expectations". Expectation(s) for what students should review /do. Daily Dose(s) are readings , lectures, and problem pools (optional) suggested for students. Unit 2 "It's Elemental" has some resources on One Note. As we continue through the Unit for the next 3 weeks, we will add more pages for student use. The next exam is currently scheduled for November 20th (Monday).
12 OCT 17 and 13 OCT 17 Today there will be a substitute. Complete plans can be found on the "Substitute Plans" page (click here).
09 OCT 17 Regrades for RTE-1 will NOT be done for students who did not turn in the graded rubrics half sheet. If they are not received by tomorrow, they will not be graded at all.
1 OCT 17 Grades are being updated as I write. Consider ways to demonstrate knowledge that may not have been well communicated or not yet mastered when the progress assignments and quizzes are conducted and graded. All non-quiz grades (ex. category RTE and Progress) can be modified once. Students have been given an opportunity for modification for all qualifying grades so far. It is student responsibility for prompt return of missing or modified work. Mondays (or first day of the week) will be the only days to turn in work. All modified items pertaining to the relevant Unit is due by the day of the exam for the relevant Unit. After the unit exam, no grades will be modified pertaining to that unit.
26 SEP 17 We didn't have a RTE review quiz today which will be rescheduled to Mondays in the future. This week, we will sneak in the RTE-1 quiz tomorrow. Students will do the Observation Deck modification to demonstrate their ability to measure volume adding guessing digit and uncertainty. Make sure you have mastered the content this week for the content quiz on Friday. All measurement topics (see power point Agenda 3).
24 SEP 17 Go to this website for a quick "How To" tutorial on using One Note. One Note in Education has many other more professionally made tutorials. The password to view this screencast is shschem. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cbQTn4IOJO or use http://www.onenoteineducation.com/students . Please don't assume you will master One Note in a day or even a week. It will take time but the initial investment will be worth it to help personalize your learning experience. We will have laptops again this week to access OneNote where we can complete practices, do a little research for an activity, etc.
21 SEP 17 Make up for the Chemistry pre-test will be Monday morning before school at 7:20 am - 7:50 am. Students can use more time during class that day, if necessary If this does not work for your schedule, please send Mrs. Godley an email ASAP to arrange for another time, preferably morning or lunch sometime next week.
Educreations tracks whether or not students are viewing the lectures and what percent of the lecture is viewed. Many students are NOT watching the lectures. Reviewing the data (Educreations and VOC points accumulated), there appears to be a strong correlation between those watching lectures to their ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in class. Please watch the lectures and write down questions that arise to ask during class or via email to help clarify content. Reading the textbook also can also improve comprehension of the material.
The website and OneNote (Content Library) are being modified to be more streamlined and informative of the learning goals. Please, send suggestions and comments to help create a website that will contribute to your success. At home use One Note on a regular basis to take notes on lectures and complete practices. Unfortunately, computers for each student during class on a daily basis is not feasible. But, I will try to reserve a cart once a week whenever possible.
Weekly quizzes (exit slips) will start next week and cover any lab and activity (every Tues) and content (every Fri). Students are encouraged to ask specific questions for clarity and practice a proactive attitude towards learning. Only a handful of students have come in for tutoring or emailed with questions which implies that most students have a strong handle on the content being taught. Asking questions during labs and activities are STRONGLY encouraged as well. NOTE: A unit exam is scheduled for October 12th.
Agenda Please go to your specific class One Note: Housekeeping to access Weekly Power Point (aka. "agenda")