Girls can Code

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Global Education, Media Response | Posted on 11/10/2015

The hour of code 2015 is fast approaching!!!! This year, we will be joining the hour of coding for the third time in a row!
Every year, the organizers release a video advertising the event. This time around, they released this video with a strong emphasis on girls. So for your post, you will be answering the following questions.
1-What is the video’s purpose?
2-Why do you think the producers are using all girls to convey their message?

Media Response: Accents

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Culturally Relevant Teaching, Global Education, Media Response | Posted on 11/03/2015


In class, we have discussed the importance of identifying the theme or central message when we read stories, poems or interact with social media. After watching this commercial, you will think about the following questions:
1- Can you determine the central message or theme that the producers are trying to communicate?
2- Why do you think this commercial was created?

Like a Girl

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Global Education, Media Response | Posted on 10/25/2015

What is the theme of this video? What message/s are the producers trying to get across? Would the theme be different if “like a boy” was used instead of “like a girl”? If so, how?

An Hour of Coding < 2014 Edition>

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Global Education, Media Response | Posted on 12/08/2014

For the second year in row, I’ll bring an hour of Coding to my students!
Happy Coding Week!

 

 

Media Response: “Failure” Part II

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Media Response | Posted on 04/10/2014

We have worked with this commercial to show your understanding of how you can integrate your kowledge of character traits and theme. Now, it’s time for you to determine the tome and the mood of this commercial. So the questions for this post are the following:
1) What is the tone of this commercial? Remember you can use more than one word to describe it.
2) What is the mood? Remember to explain why.

Media Response: “Failure”

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Culturally Relevant Teaching, Media Response | Posted on 04/01/2014

In this unit, we have been learning about how to determine the theme in a story, poem, or passage.
Today, after watching this commerical and reading the script we had a class discussion around the tone, mood and the type of audience that creators wanted to target. So for this post, you will be answering the following:
1) What character traits can you infer from this commercial?
2) What is the theme of it?

Beyond the Bubble

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Media Response | Posted on 05/16/2013

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As the end of the year is soon approaching, testing is even closer! After reading about what the test will look like in the future, we have compared and contrast current questions with future ones.
Based on that, do you think the changes to the tests are an improvement or not? Why?

Screen-Free Week: April 29~May 5, 2013

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Media Response | Posted on 04/26/2013


Next week, people around the country will be celebrating Screen-Free Week“. During this week, we are encouraged to “unplug” from digital devices to spend more time with others, or alone, and to find other sources of entertainment. So… Are you ready to turn off your tv, video games, and tablets? Are you ready to look for ways to spend more time with family and friends and to enjoy nature?

Earth Day: Save the Elephants!

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Media Response, Writing | Posted on 04/25/2013


During this week, we have been celebrating Earth Day by reading, speaking, listening and writing about things we can do to help our planet.
In response to this video about the ivory trade in China, you will write to persuade your audience not to buy ivory so we can give elephants a voice like Celia Ho is doing it in China.

Media Response: A Bright Idea

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Media Response | Posted on 04/16/2013

During the last couple of weeks, we have been reading closely different texts to find solution clues. We have read to analyze how to identify the main problem in the text, how the character tried to solve it and the resolution to each of the problems.
Afeter reading about and watching this video, what kind of connections can you make?
What kind of character traits do all of these problem-solvers have in common?

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