6/2/10 Engage Meeting:

  • Complete preparations for Olympics
    • complete Prezi pages for posting
    • record Google tour screen cast (Sara)
    • gather materials (Erica)
    • copying (Tammy)
    • laptops loaded with probeware - (Erica/Russ)
    • material cut & supply collection (Roy)
    • medals - make your own
      • kids design medal for assigned person in their team
      • each student receives medal
      • teachers record bullet point list of student recognitions (archive reflections)
  • What's needed to close the year?
    • nada nada lemonada!
  • 2010-2011 Engage Map
    • what to keep?
    • anything to pass to 3/4?
    • what to try?
    • what needs to be done?


11/18 Engage Meeting

Siemens - Environmental Challenge

  • Gather info & add to wiki; become experts on research topics


Environmental Science GLCE's

Chapter 1
1. Living Things and the Environment - skip
  • bullet points 1&2 covered hydrosphere
  • bullet point #3 to be covered w/ population study (sect 2)

2. Studying Populations
  • pg 16 - Changing Population size Env Sci book - covers first bullet pt
  • consequences covered lightly in hydrosphere - should be revisited;
  • see note on document - pg 22 & 23: Science & Society Activity
  • newscast - Rochester deer snipers
  • hit third bullet point

3. Interactions Among Living Things

patterns of relationships - competition, parasitism, symbiosis, predator/prey -- read Chapter, starts on p. 24-29, pg 31Qstn #3
Sara- post as Q&A on Moodle or Engagify

4. Changes in Communities

Chapter 2 Ecosystems & Biomes
1. Energy Flow in Ecosystems - RB to Engagify
  • pg 42-47

2. Cycles of Matter - skip
  • bullet points 1-3 covered in Hydrosphere & section 1, lesson 2

3. Biogeography - skip, no objectives

4. Biomes - Pauline to Engagify
  • create Quadrama - see handout from Environmental Science
  • hit Human Impact!

5. Aquatic Ecosystems - skip, no objectives

Chapter 3: Living Resources

1. Environmental Issues
  • Hydrosphere

2. Forest & Fisheries - skip

3. Biodiversity - Damon to Engagify
  • consequences - species, extinction, sources, depletion, climate change, pollution
  • p. 95

4. Search for New Medicines





10/2 Engage Planning Meeting

Tweak Digital Lab Reports/Digital News Stories
- compare strengths & weaknesses of traditional lab report to wiki page (culminating piece)
- two very different ways of communication

Media Literacy
- I know what this media is good for; tool choice

Digital Age Literacy
-How-to of making wiki & video

Siemens: We Can Change The World Challenge
- What about student created Wiki pages?
- add throughout
- learn wikis
- add video to wiki



Toshiba - Exploravision
Creative Thinking
Problem Solving
Innovation

1. Explore current technology -
what it does
how it works
how, when, why it was invented

2. Project into future -
what this technology could be like in 20 years
what scientific breakthroughs need to occur to make reality

3. Share Vision-
written description
five simulated web page graphics

Service Learning