Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Oil for the Taking?


For this week's blog post read the TeenBiz article, "Oil For The Taking?" and, after completing the activity, weigh in with your response in the comments below. "Fracking" is a controversial issue in our state. Do you think that "fracking" should be allowed? Discuss both sides of the issue and share your opinion in the comments below. Check out the above clip, and the movie "Gasland" for more information.

When you are finished, share your opinion on our poll in the sidebar to the right.

As always, make sure to proofread for CUPS and save your work in a google document before posting.

Due: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Wouldn't It Be Cool If...?


What do you think are the most important inventions of all time? How have these inventions changed the way we live?  If you could invent anything (and pitch it to a panel of judges and artist will.i.am) what would it be?

For this week's Achieve3000 and blog assignment:

1) Watch the above video and use the "wallwisher" below to reflect on what you think have been the most important inventions of all time.

2) Log in to Achieve3000 and use the "search" feature to search for articles about inventions and choose one to read, complete the activity, and summarize the article for your fellow students in the comments below (one paragraph).  Record your article title and your multiple choice activity score on your Achieve3000 graphic organizer.  As always, your multiple choice activity score will be graded as a "quiz" grade.

3) Write a paragraph about any invention ideas you would like to develop or see happen.  What would you like to invent to improve your home life, school, community, or the world?

Your blog post this week should consist of two well-developed and proofread paragraphs.  One paragraph that summarizes an article about an invention, and a second paragraph that describes an invention you think might be worth pitching to artist, will.i.am.  "Wouldn't It Be Cool If" contest details will be available on February 21st.  Who knows, maybe this is something you could develop and eventually pitch to the judges? 

**Make sure to proofread for CUPS and compose in a google doc before submitting!