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Week 19: June 7-11  LAST WEEK!! 
Thursday, June 10
FINAL EXAM HERE
Week 18: June 1-4     
Tuesday, June 1
Today's writing HERE
Week 17: May 24-28      
Friday, May 25
Assignment HERE
Thursday, May 24
So, what's in the final exam?
You are going to develop a character. You don't need to develop an entire story, but you do need to carefully create important aspects of your character.
Watch the pertinent videos earlier in the month to review.
  • Internal and External Features
  • What if? for your character
  • Trapped in an elevator
  • A Want and a Need
  • Environment
Week 16: May 17-21      
Monday, May 24
I want everyone in the class to write an article for the Bruins Buoy. Subject: We are the Oregon Baseball 2021 State Champions. Need some ideas and details about the game? Go HERE
Turn in your article HERE
Week 15: May 17-21      
Monday, May 17
Response: HERE
Tuesday, May 18 - Friday, May 21
It is time to revisit the Bruins Buoy!
Let's do some fun articles & visuals for the final issue of the Bruins Buoy! Check-out what we have so far HERE
LINK TO IDEA SHEET
Week 14: May 10-14      Character Development
Monday, May 10
Link to today's assignment HERE
Tuesday, May 11
Link to today's assignment HERE
Wednesday, May 12
Thursday, May 13
Write a MINIMUM of 3 paragraphs, using this as a prompt:

You and your friend are hanging out in the kitchen. As a joke, your friend makes a hat out of aluminum foil and puts it on. It turns out the that is no ordinary hat - it is very powerful. What happens?
I strongly suggest that you make a rough outline BEFORE you write. NO ONE is very successful without a structure to their story.
Copy your final story HERE
Friday, May 14
Introduction to Story Structure (3:56)
Great Read on this statement HERE
Response: HERE
Week 13: May 3-7
Monday, May 3
Have you achieved your goals for this school year?
What were your goals? Write them down.
There are still 5 weeks left - Today I want you to write a list of the things you are going to do to achieve your goals. Make the goals achievable.
Do NOT give up - your Freshman year is just as important as you Senior year - reach out. I am here to help you succeed and will do whatever I can so that you can close this difficult year on an upswing.
  • What were your goals at the beginning of the school year? Write them down.
  • What has gone well? What has not gone well. What were the lows and the highs of this year?
  • There are still 5 weeks left - Today I want you to write a list of the things you are going to do to achieve your goals. Make the goals achievable.
  • Do NOT give up - your Freshman year is just as important as you Senior year - reach out. I am here to help you succeed and will do whatever I can so that you can close this difficult year on an upswing.
You will turn-in your final response to the prompt HERE.
Tuesday, May 4
We are going to do a great unit on storytelling from Khan Academy.
When we have finished watching two videos, the assignments will be posted here.
Expressing Memories LINK HERE
Your 3 favorite movies LINK HERE
Thursday, May 6
I'll be back tomorrow. In the meantime, pretend that you are in charge of the high school and you get to dictate how the school will be run, bell schedules, everything.
Write 3 strong paragraphs on what the new BHHS would look like and how it would be a better school for everyone - the parents, the teachers, the community, and the students.
You will turn-in your final response to the prompt HERE.
Friday, May 7
Back to Khan Academy:
Activity #1: What if?
Your processing of the What if? ideas HERE
Week 13: April 26-30
Period 6 Students: The writing prompts are for Period 4 student ONLY. You need to work on articles/photos/art for the final issue of the BruinsBuoy.
CTE STANDARD: ARDS01Use basic methods of data collection and analysis to provide information for projects.
  • The Daily prompts will be posted on this website.
  • Each daily assignment is worth 50 points.
  • Write a minimum of three thoughtful paragraphs.
  • You will turn-in your final response to the prompt HERE.
  • All assignments are due at the end of the period on that day. NO EXCEPTIONS.
PROMPTS - 3 paragraph response due at the end of class
Turn-in your final response to the prompt HERE
Monday, April 26
PROMPT 9
If you could have any question answered, what would you ask - and why?
Tuesday, April 27
PROMPT 10
If you could build a dream house, what rooms would you have? Describe your house.
Wednesday, April 28
PROMPT 11
What is the best compliment you've ever received? How did it make you feel?
Thursday, April 29
First, check out this new face generator HERE
PROMPT 12
Write about TWO historical figures who you believe truly changed the world.
Friday, April 30
PROMPT 13
"There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do." -Anais Nin
Use your imagination to "transcend reality" and retell your day as an entirely different, fantastic experience. Use a lot of details to describe your day.
Week 12: April 19-24
PROMPTS - 3 paragraph response due at the end of class
Turn-in your final response to the prompt HERE
Monday, April 19
PROMPT 4
How frequently do you use social media? What platforms do you use, and why?
Tuesday, April 20
PROMPT 5
What is the most important issue our world faces today?  Write about your stance on the issue.
Wednesday, April 21 EARTH DAY
PROMPT 6
Hey, it's Earth Day! There are almost 8 billion humans on our tiny planet! What do you have to say about the state of our planet? Overpopulation? Climate Change? Do you think we will ever some together as one united globe? What about Aliens? What about inhabiting other planets? Have fun with this.
Thursday, April 22
PROMPT 7
In many countries, citizens are required to serve in the military for a year or more. Do you believe the United States should institute a similar practice? Why or why not? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Friday, April 23
PROMPT 8
For centuries, people have wondered about the possibility of life on other planets in the universe. Do you believe extraterrestrial life exists? Write an essay persuading others to share your point of view.
Judy's favorite wild Aliens story HERE
Week 11: April 12-16
PROMPTS - 3 paragraph response due at the end of class
Turn-in your final response to the prompt HERE
Monday, April 12
PROMPT 1
Should video games be considered a sport? What have you learned playing video games? Do you like watching other people play video games?
Tuesday, April 13
PROMPT 2
Do you have a curfew? Why or why not? What do you think of curfews?
Wednesday, April 14
PROMPT 3
What career are you best suited for? Write about two professions where you would excel.
Week 10: April 4-8
CTE STANDARD: ARDS01Use basic methods of data collection and analysis to provide information for projects.
Monday, April 5
  • Let's put some video clips together. We will use Adobe Rush to start with. It is easy to use and you can quickly add features that will make your video shine.
Tuesday, April 6
Thursday, April 8
Need some more direction on how to do the assignment? GO HERE
Week 9: Mar 29- Apr 2 (start of Qtr 4)
CTE STANDARD: ARDS01Use basic methods of data collection and analysis to provide information for projects.
Monday, March 29
  • Time to decide what we are going to do to finish out the year. GO HERE and give me your thoughts. You will receive a grade for participating. DUE MONDAY, MARCH 29.
Tuesday, March 30
  • I will show:
    "How to Shoot Video that Doesn't Suck"
    "Seven Deadly Camera Sins"
  • Learn about shot angles and what makes a good video. We will watch a video showing what I want you to produce.
  • Do not be afraid to show your life - what you do during the day - those are the videos that win awards. The more personal, the more impactful. Do you have an animal? Show it- up close- far away- interacting with other animals and things - eating - sleeping. Do not create what you think I want to see - create what YOU want to show me! It might look amateurish at first, but with some editing, voice-over, and music, you, too can make award-winning film!
  • Shot Angles Assignment due: Fri. Apr. 9 - no exceptions
Week 8: Mar 15-19
CTE STANDARD: ARDS01Use basic methods of data collection and analysis to provide information for projects.
2. Do Item 4: Democracy's Watchdog - worth 315 points DUE FRI, MAR 26
3. DUE Thursday, Mar 18: Write 3 strong paragraphs
  • Paragraph1: My Future: Worst Case Scenario
  • Paragraph 2: My Future: Best Case Scenario
  • Paragraph 3: My Future: How I intend to achieve a satisfying life
Week 7: Mar 8-12
CTE STANDARD: ARDS01Use basic methods of data collection and analysis to provide information for projects.
Let's Talk About This...
The COVID pandemic has created many fundamental changes to the world. How? Due to the universal lock-downs and social isolation, online platforms realized an unprecedented surge in activity which will cause many changes to our world as a result.

The first part of the week we explored Advertising. What I did not realize was how fundamentally the advertising industry has changed with the resulting dominance of Facebook and Google in the game.

As a result of this realization, we will think and individually predict what the world will look like in 2050. All essay responses will be published anonymously (perhaps).

I would like to promote the idea of a "time capsule" --just ask me.
Before you leap on the assignment, please pause and go to that place in your mind where you have envisioned the future.

https://domyassignments.com/blog/10-essay-topics-about-the-future/
DUE DATE: Thursday, March 23 - NO EXCEPTIONS
Week 6: Mar 1-5
CTE STANDARD: ARDS01Use basic methods of data collection and analysis to provide information for projects.
What story are you contributing to the Mar 4 issue of Bruins Buoy? Tell me HERE. Your work is due
at the end of class on Tuesday March 2nd. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Week 5: Feb 22-26
CTE STANDARD: ARDS01Use basic methods of data collection and analysis to provide information for projects.
2. Do Lesson 3: The First Amendment
SLOW DOWN and think about your answers. This is a graded assignment: 400 points!
Do you want to do it together as a class? There are 47 questions!!
Another quick note: I will work on re-formatting the Bruins Buoy so that it more closely resembles the layou that most online newspapers are using. Example HERE
Week 4: Feb 16-19
Tuesday - Friday February 16
CTE STANDARD: ARDS01Use basic methods of data collection and analysis to provide information for projects.
2. Do Lesson 2: InfoZones: School Lunch.
SLOW DOWN and think about your answers. This is a graded assignment!
3.The instructions are HERE. Looking for ideas? Go to this spreadsheet from a survey last week and read through the entries.  Some of the entries should inspire ideas. Let's talk about ideas and work together to build story ideas for the next issue. DUE FRIDAY - NO EXCEPTIONS
Week 3: Feb 8-12
Thursday, February 11
CTE STANDARD: ARDS01Use basic methods of data collection and analysis to provide information for projects.
Go to this spreadsheet from a survey last week and read through the entries. Some of the entries should inspire ideas. Let's talk about ideas and work together to build story ideas for the next issue.
The following articles are missing. Do them before tomorrow!!
  • Quarantine lockdown and how it affects the youth
  • Wildfire Safety
  • Music
  • Student Survey
Tuesday, February 9
CTE STANDARD: ARDS01Use basic methods of data collection and analysis to provide information for projects.
We need stories. Stories that reflect our hopes, dreams, and concerns.

1. Look at one high school newspaper from 1 western state (not OR) and one from another state. Using the supplied worksheet, record details of the articles, graphics, and topics that are outstanding. What do you see that really grabs your attention? How are you drawn into an article?
I will pass out paper worksheets to make it easier. If you prefer an online sheet here it is.

2. Go to: https://snosites.com/our-customers/high-schools

3. We will discuss and brainstorm what works and what doesn't. If we have time we will talk about ideas for the next edition: February 26.
Do want to take our format in a different direction? Check out the examples below, and let's discuss.
Monday, February 8
CTE STANDARD: ARDS01Use basic methods of data collection and analysis to provide information for projects.
If you have not yet registered, look in the Week 2 box for instructions.
2. CHECKOLOGY LESSON 1 DUE TODAY - It's the first lesson in the course: InfoZones, where you categorize information into one of six "zones": news, opinion, entertainment, advertising, propaganda or raw information.
3. How far have you gotten with the phone app: INFORMABLE? You should be through the Ad or Not? Module of the game by now. Is it just me, or does the app hang all of the time?
Week 2: Feb 1-5
It's about being ALERT to your surroundings.
Fri. Feb. 5
Thurs. Feb. 4
CTE STANDARD: ARDS01Use basic methods of data collection and analysis to provide information for projects.
  1. 4th & 6th Pd Classes: Register HERE for an excellent resource that we are going to USE and discuss.
    4th pd. Class code: BKWUX-QZR6Q-6ZB
    6th pd. Class code: 4SLWB-TPVS0-6ZC
  2. 4th & 6th Pd Classes: ON YOUR PHONE, go to the App store and install Informable. Part of your grade will be based on your progress in this app.
  3. Find out what is going on! CLICK HERE for template.
  4. A copy of the template will open. Immediately File>Rename it as: YOUR NAME-DATE
  5. Do the research as a group -(each person does a different task and shares) and fill out the form. Share the link with me in an email.
  6. Check out the BEST online newspaper on the Southern Oregon Coast.
  7. ALWAYS check out the Curry Pilot
COPYRIGHTS
CTE STANDARD: AR04 Analyze the legal and ethical responsibilities required in the arts, audio/visual technology and communications workplace.
As of 2020, copyright has expired for all works published in the United States before 1926. In other words, if the work was published in the U.S. before January 1, 1926, you are free to use it in the U.S. without permission.
Learn the legal and ethical responsibilities required in the arts, audio/visual technology and communications workplaces.
Guiding Questions
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Do you have to file copyright?
-What are the consequences of breaking copyright law?
RESPOND: DUE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3    Online Copyright Quiz
Week 1: Jan 25-29
Before we get started, please take this important survey HERE
This 2nd form is to help me get to know you better. It's worth 100 points! HERE
I Am From project
  • Why do this project?
  • The Poem by George Lyon HERE
  • Use this FORM to do your poem.
  • When you are done, hit the downward arrow in the upper right of the window.
    Save "With Your Changes"
  • Re-name the file in this format:
    LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME-IAMFROM.PDF
  • Turn-in using the BEAR BUTTON in the upper right of this web page.
  • You're done!
IMPORTANT
ENTER YOUR IDEA for something you will contribute for the February 12th issue of the Bruins Buoy HERE
"No matter what job you have in life, your success will be determined 5% by your academic credentials, 15% by your professional experiences and 80% by your communication skills."
- Stephen Wang, Entrepreneur
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