Marking Period 3 - Daily Agenda Archive


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IMPORTANT TASK FOR EACH TEAM


You can click here to view the wikis and Nings that the 16 Marking Period 3 teams created.

Wiki Project Managers:
You have one final and very important task to complete today:
1) Go to your space
2) Click "Manage Space"
3) Click "Subscription"
4) At the bottom of the page, under "Request a complimentary upgrade to Plus for K-12 education" click "Request yours now"

Ning Project Managers:
You have one final and very important task to complete today:
1) Go to http://help.ning.com/?page_id=27
2) In the subject line, type "Ad Removal for K12 Education Site"
3) Put in your network ID (URL address)
4) In the Question section, copy/paste the text below.

"This Ning network was created as part of a flat classrooms collaborative project between the Korea International School (Mr. Armstrong) and Holicong Middle School (Mrs. Dorman). We created this Ning as part of our collaborative simulation. You can read the details of our task at http://onlineconnections.wikispaces.com/cbtc. Since our Ning is being used in a K-12 setting, we are politely requesting that the advertisements be removed from our network. Thank you for creating such a positive online learning space for us.


April 10, 2008


Today's Individual Task: Cyberbullying Quest
  • You will create a posting on your Ning blog that addresses the following questions with specific details from the research. (You should use at least one of the current events articles posted below as well as some of the web site links as references in your posting.)
  • Questions to answer in your Ning posting:
    • What is cyberbullying and how is it similar to and different from traditional bullying?
    • What are some examples of cyberbullying and how does it negatively impact both the victim and the bully?
    • What steps can be taken to protect oneself against cyberbullying?
    • What can YOU do to demonstrate good digital citizenship (a.k.a. netiquette)? (i.e. What specific behaviors will you practice to be a model online citizen?)

Recommended Web Sites


April 8 & 9, 2008


Today's Individual Task: Online Safety Survival Guide

The goal of this task is to overview best practices in online safety and security. You will demonstrate your learning by creating a Ning blog posting. (see the [[image:../../i/mime/32/application/pdf.png width="32" height="32" link="space/showimage/Ning Tutorial.pdf"]][[space/showimage/Ning Tutorial.pdf| Ning Tutorial.pdf]] for instructions on posting a blog)

  • Research Requirements (At a minimum, your posting must include and reference information from the following four websites. You may gather more information from the other sites included on the Online Safety wiki page.)
  • Content Requirements of the Survival Guide that you will post on your Ning blog are:
    • Detailed description of some of the common dangers existing on the Internet (i.e. personal identity, physical safety, bullying, etc.) - what should newcomers to the Internet be aware of and watch out for? (one paragraph in length)
    • "Do and Don't" list of at least 5 items in each category that students should do and should not do in order to protect themselves and their personal identity online
    • A recommendation guide for parents to inform them of specific actions they can take to assure the safety of their children who are online. (this list could include web site links you would recommend)

April 4 & 7, 2008


Today's Individual Task: Power of Being Clickable

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) more than half of all employers use some kind of online screening technology including social networking sites like FaceBook and MySpace. It is essential that you know how your online footprint might impact your future.

Directions:

Part 1: Read this background to gain some context:

(Note: Background is from "Little Freddie's Two Faced Future" on the TechLearning blog)

Chris Lyle, of Ocean Springs High School recently won a $10,000 scholarship by:

"upload[ing] a video to the Champs Sports group on facebook.com as part of the nationwide "Are you a Champs Sports Champion?" contest this past November. The challenge asked contestants to show why they're a Champion on the field, in the classroom or in their community."

Chris is a football player, a member of the Spanish Club, a member of Future Business Leaders of America, medical volunteer at a local hospital and also the first black student at his school to be elected as senior class President. However, it was his video uploaded on Facebook that earned him the scholarship.

There is a rapid proliferation of scholarships being offered via youtube (check out the hear me scholarship contest) facebook , and myspace! And with more scholarships opening up live voting (see the $10,000 live College Toolkit scholarship), that facebook or myspace network could come in handy for your students! More scholarships are allowing audio essays or videos (California's Save Me a Spot in CollegeScholarship.)

Students need their network and need an easy way to communicate with that network. Students can reap the benefit from being networked with many opportunities emerging daily from a society hungry for leaders who understand this perplexing new medium.

Freelancing is on the rise with 31% of businesses expecting to have a relationship with freelancers in 2008 in one survey. Sites like sologig.com are on the rise, as well as the use of trade associations and other organizations to find work and new employment opportunities. Linked In has more than 17 million professionals who have joined and it is rapidly become a place to find employment, freelance work, and ask questions of a professional network of your associates and friends.

With some companies advocating Facebook Fridays and other companies requiring blogging, knowing how to network and communicate online is an essential skill with many of today's famous authors, movie stars, and rock stars boasting prolifically viral networks via Facebook and myspace.

Miss New Jersey was forced to share her public pictures on the Today show when one of her "friends" copied them and threatened to blackmail her and mail them to the news outlets.

Wall Street Journal's college edition advises students to "Clean up their Facebook" accounts. Inappropriate photos are coming back to "haunt" people now. Imagine in 20 years when someone is running for president if he or she has to account for every photo taken in college!

Part 2: Read the following articles.

Part 3: On your Ning blog . . .

1. Summarize the major points of the articles and background reading (this can be a bulleted list and should be representative of both the background reading and the two articles)
2. Explain in a solid paragraph the impact of this information on your future. (This paragraph could include both positive and negative consequences of being clickable.)
3. Then, offer a list of suggestions to people who are currently seeking jobs or applying for college.

April 2 & 3, 2008

  1. Important announcement from Mrs. Dorman re: the team video.
  2. Wiki and Ning due Friday, April 4. Video or podcast due Thursday, April 11.
  3. Group work time.

When your team is ready for Mrs. Dorman to score your Ning and Wiki, print out a copy of the rubric, put all your group member's names on top, and hand the rubric to Mrs. Dorman.


March 31 & April 1, 2008

Wiki, Ning, and Video = Due April 4th

Agenda: Complete the three team projects (wiki, ning, video)

March 27 & 28, 2008


Team Leaders, please click here to complete an important team data form.

Important Announcement: Google Docs Problem Solved

  • The district has resolved the issue with Google Docs that has prevented us from accessing it from Windows 2000 machines. The solution is to access Google Docs with this URL address - https://docs.google.com/. Notice that there is https instead of the regular http in the web address. The s is the solution. Be sure that when you are access Google Docs and open files that the web address has the s.

Agenda: Team work time. If you are unsure of how to spend your work time in class, check with your team leader. Every group member should be dividing the work and assisting each other. There should be no one who "has nothing to do . . ." until all three team products have been submitted for scoring. If you have any questions, Mrs. Dorman will be checking her Wikispaces and Ning messages from her workshop.

Targets for this week:
  1. Complete the wiki - let Mrs. Dorman know when the wiki is completed and can be graded. Be sure to post a link to your wiki on your team planning page.
  2. Complete the video script - your script must be completed and reviewed by Mrs. Dorman before your filming appointment. Be sure to share your script with Mrs. Dorman through Google Docs. (Mrs. Dorman = cliotech@gmail.com) Remember, no green clothing on filming day! Check the Video Editing and Filming Schedule (link above) for your team's filming and editing time.
  3. Continue to find pictures for the video as necessary. Rehearse spoken parts of the script to be prepared for your filming appointment.
  4. Continue to work on the Ning - adding groups and forum posts, embedding dynamic media and widgets, and creating an introduction blog posting for the main page. Be sure to post a link to your Ning network on your team planning page.
  5. Check your team's Ning group and the Ning page of your Team Liaison for communications from Mr. Armstrong's students.



March 25 & 26, 2008




Agenda: Team work time. If you are unsure of how to spend your work time in class, check with your team leader. Every group member should be dividing the work and assisting each other. There should be no one who "has nothing to do . . ." until all three team products have been submitted for scoring.

Targets for this week:

  1. Complete the wiki - let Mrs. Dorman know when the wiki is completed and can be graded. Be sure to post a link to your wiki on your team planning page.
  2. Complete the video script - your script must be completed and reviewed by Mrs. Dorman before your filming appointment. Be sure to share your script with Mrs. Dorman through Google Docs. (Mrs. Dorman = cliotech@gmail.com) Remember, no green clothing on filming day! Check the Video Editing and Filming Schedule (link above) for your team's filming and editing time.
  3. Continue to find pictures for the video as necessary. Rehearse spoken parts of the script to be prepared for your filming appointment.
  4. Continue to work on the Ning - adding groups and forum posts, embedding dynamic media and widgets, and creating an introduction blog posting for the main page. Be sure to post a link to your Ning network on your team planning page.
  5. Check your team's Ning group and the Ning page of your Team Liaison for communications from Mr. Armstrong's students. Very Important = Team Liaisons, if your RFP included a request for an interview you MUST update the RFP to include specific questions you want to have Mr. Armstrong's students ask in the interview. Your interview will not be fulfilled unless you post questions on your Google Docs RFP. If you cannot get into your RFP Doc, you can post the interview questions on your Team Ning Group Page forum and include a note stating that you posted questions on your Team Ning Group Page under your URL on the **Bid List.**



March 17 & 18, 2008

Is your group on target? By March 18th:
  • Wikis creation should be completed and the pages and content should be reviewed, edited, revised by the Quality Assurance/Quality Control directors.
  • Nings networks should be created and groups/forums/blog entries should be started.
  • Video script should be completed and groups should sign up for filming times on the schedule that will be posted on Google Docs this Friday.
  • All existing RFPs should be posted on the Bid List. Any remaining RFPs must be submitted no later than March 18th.

  1. Team Meeting - team leaders should review the suggestions from Mrs. Dorman posted here (they should also appear in your Google Docs account)
  2. ALL TEAM MEMBERS - Should be working productively on the tasks assigned by the team leaders.

Specific Task Reminders:
  • Team Leaders, be sure to continue updating your team calendar and Bubbl.us flow chart. Also, please add a link to your team's wiki and Ning (if created already) to your team planning page.. Don't forget to log your team's accomplishments on the discussion tab of your team planning page before the end of class.
  • Team Liaisons, please review the RFP steps by clicking here. Check your RFP documents to review the $ amount and/or comments from Mrs. Dorman. Log your RFPs on the Bid List once a $ amount has been assigned. ALL RFPs MUST BE SUMBMITTED BY MARCH 18TH. Check your Ning pages as well as the Ning group page for the group from KIS who is working on your RFPs (you can see who was assigned by visiting the Bid List). Be sure to advise your Financial Officers of the costs associated with the RFPs so that the costs can be deducted from your team expense sheet.
  • Financial Officers should adjust the team expense sheet with any RFPs. Share your expense sheet with Mrs. Dorman (cliotech@gmail.com)
  • Team Liaisons and Financial Officers should be assisting the video project managers with the creation of the script once their primary tasks ahve been completed.
  • Wiki Project Mangers and Quality Control/Quality Assurance Directors, check out the different media tools you can use to create interactive widgets for the wiki. You should considered adding some dynamic elements to your product. Wikis should be completed by the end of this week.
  • Ning Project Mangers and Quality Control/Quality Assurance Directors, check out the different media tools you can use to create interactive widgets for the Ning. You should considered adding some dynamic elements to your product. Widgets are embedded in the Text/HTML boxes of the Ning. Be sure to create your groups, blogs prompts, and forums.
  • Video Project Managers, as you work on your script, be sure that you are following the script format contained in your group folder. Share your script with Mrs. Dorman (cliotech@gmail.com) on Google Docs. Your script should be completed by the end of this week.

Content requirements for your 5-minute video:
  • government
  • economy
  • society
  • history
  • climate
  • recreation

March 12-14, 2008


Is your group on target? By the end of this week:
  • Wikis creation should be completed and the pages and content should be reviewed, edited, revised by the Quality Assurance/Quality Control directors.
  • Nings networks should be created and groups/forums/blog entries should be started.
  • Video script should be completed and groups should sign up for filming times on the schedule that will be posted on Google Docs this Friday.
  • All existing RFPs should be posted on the Bid List. Any remaining RFPs must be submitted no later than March 18th.

  1. Team Meeting - team leaders should review the suggestions from Mrs. Dorman posted here (they should also appear in your Google Docs account)
  2. ALL TEAM MEMBERS - Should be working productively on the tasks assigned by the team leaders.

Specific Task Reminders:
  • Team Leaders, be sure to continue updating your team calendar and Bubbl.us flow chart. Also, please add a link to your team's wiki and Ning (if created already) to your team planning page.. Don't forget to log your team's accomplishments on the discussion tab of your team planning page before the end of class.
  • Team Liaisons, please review the RFP steps by clicking here. Check your RFP documents to review the $ amount and/or comments from Mrs. Dorman. Log your RFPs on the Bid List once a $ amount has been assigned. Check your Ning pages as well as the Ning group page for the group from KIS who is working on your RFPs (you can see who was assigned by visiting the Bid List). Be sure to advise your Financial Officers of the costs associated with the RFPs so that the costs can be deducted from your team expense sheet.
  • Financial Officers should adjust the team expense sheet with any RFPs. Share your expense sheet with Mrs. Dorman (cliotech@gmail.com)
  • Team Liaisons and Financial Officers should be assisting the video project managers with the creation of the script once their primary tasks ahve been completed.
  • Wiki Project Mangers and Quality Control/Quality Assurance Directors, check out the different media tools you can use to create interactive widgets for the wiki. You should considered adding some dynamic elements to your product. Wikis should be completed by the end of this week.
  • Ning Project Mangers and Quality Control/Quality Assurance Directors, check out the different media tools you can use to create interactive widgets for the Ning. You should considered adding some dynamic elements to your product. Widgets are embedded in the Text/HTML boxes of the Ning. Be sure to create your groups, blogs prompts, and forums.
  • Video Project Managers, as you work on your script, be sure that you are following the script format contained in your group folder. Share your script with Mrs. Dorman (cliotech@gmail.com) on Google Docs. Your script should be completed by the end of this week.

Content requirements for your 5-minute video:
  • government
  • economy
  • society
  • history
  • climate
  • recreation

March 10 & 11, 2008

  1. Team Meeting - team leaders should review the suggestions from Mrs. Dorman posted here (they should also appear in your Google Docs account)
  2. ALL TEAM MEMBERS - Should be working productively on the tasks assigned by the team leaders.
  3. Refer to the Collaborative Simulation wiki page for general instructions and the details below for specific leadership role tasks.

  • Team Leaders, be sure to continue updating your team calendar and Bubbl.us flow chart. Also, please add a link to your team's wiki and Ning (if created already) to your team planning page.. Don't forget to log your team's accomplishments on the discussion tab of your team planning page before the end of class.
  • Team Liaisons, please read some important information about sharing RFPs with Mr. Armstrong's students and reviewing the RFP steps by clicking here. Check your RFP documents to review the $ amount and/or comments from Mrs. Dorman. Log your RFPs on the Bid List once a $ amount has been assigned. Be sure to advise your Financial Officers of the costs associated with the RFPs so that the costs can be deducted from your team expense sheet.
  • Team Liaisons and Financial Officers should be assisting the video project managers with the creation of the script.
  • Wiki and Ning Project Mangers and Quality Control/Quality Assurance Directors, check out the different media tools you can use to create interactive widgets for the wiki and Ning. You should considered adding some dynamic elements to your product.
  • Video Project Managers, as you work on your script, be sure that you are following the script format contained in your group folder. Share your script with Mrs. Dorman (cliotech@gmail.com) on Google Docs. Content requirements for your 5-minute video:
    • government
    • economy
    • society
    • history
    • climate
    • recreation

March 6 & 7, 2008


  1. Team Meeting - team leaders should review the suggestions from Mrs. Dorman posted here (they should also appear in your Google Docs account)
  2. ALL TEAM MEMBERS - Should be working productively on the tasks assigned by the team leaders.
  3. Refer to the Collaborative Simulation wiki page for general instructions and the details below for specific leadership role tasks.

  • Team Leaders, be sure to continue updating your team calendar and Bubbl.us flow chart. Also, please add a link to your team's wiki and Ning (if created already) to your team planning page.. Don't forget to log your team's accomplishments on the discussion tab of your team planning page before the end of class.
  • Team Liaisons, please review some important information about RFPs by clicking here. Be sure to advise your Financial Officers of the costs associated with the RFPs so that the costs can be deducted from your team expense sheet. Team Liaisons and Financial Officers should be assisting the project managers on the Ning, Wiki, and Video as per Team Leader instructions.
  • Wiki and Ning Project Mangers and Quality Control/Quality Assurance Directors, check out the different media tools you can use to create interactive widgets for the wiki and Ning. You should considered adding some dynamic elements to your product.
  • Video Project Managers, as you work on your script, be sure that you are following the script format contained in your group folder. Share your script with Mrs. Dorman (cliotech@gmail.com) on Google Docs.

March 4 & 5, 2008

  1. Copyright 101 - DE streaming video overview
  2. Copyright and Fair Use in Education
  3. [[space/showimage/copyright_chart.pdf|copyright_chart.pdf]]





February 29 & March 3, 2008

  1. Team Meeting - team leaders should review the suggestions from Mrs. Dorman posted here (they should also appear in your Google Docs account)
  2. ALL TEAM MEMBERS - Should be working productively on the tasks assigned by the team leaders.
  3. Refer to the Collaborative Simulation wiki page for instructions

February 25-28, 2008

  1. Team Meeting - team leaders should review the suggestions from Mrs. Dorman posted here (they should also appear in your Google Docs account)
  2. ALL TEAM MEMBERS - Should be working productively on the tasks assigned by the team leaders.
  3. Here are some targeted items for specific jobs:
    1. Team Leaders - be sure to update your Bubbl.us and Calendar as necessary based on newly assigned team member responsibilities
    2. Wiki project managers - don't forget to review the Wikispaces tutorial to learn how to create your wiki (look under Tutorials on the left navigation menu)
    3. Video project managers - as your group gathers research, start brainstorming the order of topics for your video. Use Google Docs to create your script (when you are ready)
    4. Team Liaisons / Operations Managers - You are ready to start submitting RFPs as your Team Leader and Project Managers advise you to do so.

Order for Submitting RFPs -
1. Confirm the specific task you want the students at KIS to complete by talking with your Team Leader
2. Complete the RFP (located in your Google Docs account) - if this is your first RFP, be sure to follow the instructions for creating and renaming a copy of the RFP template for your team
3. Send Mrs. Dorman a Wikispaces message to let her know to review your RFP
4. Review any suggestions that Mrs. Dorman may send back - revise/edit the RFP details as necessary
5. After Mrs. Dorman assigns a $ amount to your RFP tasks, discuss the cost with your Team Leader to determine if the cost is worth the product you anticipate receiving - if yes, add your RPF details to the Bid List
6. Advise your Financial Officer to deduct the cost of your RFP from your team's expenditures spreadsheet



February 21 & 22, 2008

  1. Team meeting - wrapping up wiki research and starting on video or Ning work (don't forget to tag your bookmarks with your team number (i.e. Team2video, Team14, etc.) and share it with our Online Connections Diigo Group
  2. Team leaders - post Bubbl.us flow charts and Google calendars to your team planning page
  3. Wiki project managers - use this tutorial to help you organize your team's wiki



February 19 & 20, 2008

  1. Team meeting - wrapping up wiki research and starting on video or Ning work (don't forget to tag your bookmarks with your team number (i.e. Team2, Team14, etc.) and share it with our Online Connections Diigo Group
  2. Team leaders - post Bubbl.us flow charts and Google calendars to your team planning page
  3. Wiki project managers - use this tutorial to help you organize your team's wiki



February 13 & 14, 2008

  1. Team leader meeting
  2. Team work time
  3. Bubbl.us and Google Calendar tutorial for team leaders


February 11 & 12, 2008


  1. Press play on the Voki above.
  2. Your team leader will advise the group of their tasks for the class period. Team leaders should also be sure to post their summary on the team work log.
  3. Team Leader's - (create a Bubbl.us flow chart with team leadership roles and responsibilities, work on your group Google calendar being sure to add due dates for the wiki, be sure to post your team work log entry on your team wiki page discussion tab)

Here is a sample of of the type of flow chart you need to create on Bubbl.us. You will only have data for the wiki tasks at this point in time. All group members must appear on the flow chart. You can use your mouse to drag around the graphic to see all the portions.



February 7 & 8, 2008

  1. Sign into Diigo and join the Online Connections Diigo group. Be sure that when you post something to that group, you tag it with your transition team number.
  2. Add the Diigo Digolet to your Internet Explorer favorites if you did not do so last class period. Be sure to read the instructions on the page to understand how to add the digolet - you can't just bookmark the entire web page . . .
  3. Team Meeting - set agenda for the class work
  4. Brainstorming and researching as directed by Team Leader
  5. Team Leader meeting (group Google calendar, team work log entry on team wiki page discussion tab)

February 5 & 6, 2008

  1. Complete and post your narrative on your Ning blog (see the prompt under Feb. 1 & 4)
  2. Network site registration (Diigo, Bubbl.us)
  3. Add the Diigo Digolet to your Internet Explorer favorites. Be sure to read the instructions on the page to understand how to add the digolet - you can't just bookmark the entire web page . . .
  4. Leadership meetings
  5. Homework - Be sure to confirm your regsitration for Diigo and Bubbl.us. Each service will send you and e-mail with a link you must open to finalize your registration process.

February 1 & 4, 2008

  1. Transition Teams Assignment (enter contact data) - read through the simulation instructions
  2. Ning Tutorial - how to post a blog entry
  3. Post your narrative on your Ning blog (instructions below)
  4. Homework: Complete and post your narrative on your Ning blog if you did not finish today.

Helpful Tutorials:

Instructions for the Ning Narrative Blog Posting:
  • You will write a narrative to introduce yourself to our partner class in South Korea. Your narrative should address, but is not limited to, the following:
    • Your name, the members of your family, where you were born, places you have traveled, your likes (music, movies, foods, etc.), ways you use the Internet, and at least one interesting story about something that you did over the summer or last school year
    • Your transition team and your leadership role(s)


January 30 & 31, 2008

  1. Network site registration (Wikispaces, Google Account for Docs, Calendar, Reader, and Notebook, Ning)
  2. Homework: Be sure to check your e-mail tonight to confirm your registration for Wikispaces, Google, and Ning.

Helpful Tutorials:

January 28 & 29, 2008

  1. Getting to Know You - Introductions
  2. Why this course?
  3. Overview of collaborative simulation
  4. Assignment - parent permission form due back next class