Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Five Pillars of Islam - 9/30/2014

AGENDA - 9/30/2014
1. Warm-Up--Kahoot Quiz!  Go to http://kahoot.it and enter the code on the screen. Let's have some fun!!

2. Crash Course World History - We will finish with part two of John Green's "Crash Course World History - Islam." 


We watched 0:00 to 4:50 yesterday and then we stopped to answer questions.
Start answering these questions HERE
Today we go from 5:48 to the end - http://youtu.be/TpcbfxtdoI8?t=5m49s

3. Attention artists! - Constitution Day Poster Contest
See the top of the Chromebook cart for a flyer. Poster must be postmarked by tomorrow.

4. Above and Beyond deadlines - THIS FRIDAY (10/3) to sign up; NEXT FRIDAY (10/10) to complete your project

5. In-class re-takes on ALL standards NEXT THURSDAY, 10/9. In-class means you can study between now and then and do your re-take IN CLASS!! Use Fall Break to study and catch up so you are ready.

6. The quarter ends FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17. These grades are final and are entered into your permanent record. Know your grades in ALL CLASSES now.

HW:  Finish the Islam VIDEO NOTES handout we worked on yesterday and today in class
Ever wonder why we take notes by hand instead of on our Chromebooks? Here's why:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-learning-secret-don-t-take-notes-with-a-laptop/

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Rise of the Empire of Islam - 9/29/2014


AGENDA - 9/29/2014
1. Warm-Up--"I Wonder . . ."  Look at the map above (click HERE to enlarge). In your Composition Book, write down three "I Wonder" statements about the map. Look at it carefully. What questions do you have? What do you wonder about? What seems interesting or unusual about the map. Ask good, thoughtful questions about the map. You will start silently and individually, then you will talk to a partner sitting near you.

2. Crash Course World History - We will watch excerpts from John Green's "Crash Course World History - Islam." 
Watch 0:00 to 4:50 FIRST. - http://youtu.be/TpcbfxtdoI8
Start answering these questions HERE
And then start up again at 5:48 and finish - http://youtu.be/TpcbfxtdoI8?t=5m49s

3. Attention artists! - Constitution Day Poster Contest
See the top of the Chromebook cart for a flyer. Poster must be postmarked by October 1.

4. Last call for thank-you letters! Please give your letter to me ASAP if you haven't yet. I'm starting elementary school deliveries today.

HW:  USING CONTEXT CLUES PRACTICE (DUE TUESDAY)
Pre-read Chapter 3, Section 2 in your textbook. Use CONTEXT CLUES to define the following terms in your Composition Book:
  • Qur'an
  • revelation
  • Hadith
  • core beliefs
  • fasting
  • almsgiving
  • hajj
Ever wonder why we take notes by hand instead of on our Chromebooks? Here's why:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-learning-secret-don-t-take-notes-with-a-laptop/

Friday, September 26, 2014

Context Clues and the origins of Islam - 9/26/2014

More info on Museum Day Live - CLICK HERE

Here's what you can do during independent work time today:
  • Check your Hart District Gmail account
  • Check your grades on Infinite Campus
  • Preview today's lesson and agenda
  • Visit Google Maps at http://maps.google.com. Do a search for the word Arabia. Locate the Arabian Peninsula on the map of the world. Observe what bodies of water are around it. What modern countries are located in and around the Arabian Peninsula?
1. Take out your Composition Book - Go over the homework

2. Using Context Clues


3. Attention artists! - Constitution Day Poster Contest
See Mr. Ippolito to get a flyer. Poster must be postmarked by October 1.

4. Did you finish your thank you letter from yesterday? I am delivering on MONDAY, so please make sure you get it to me ASAP.

HW:  USING CONTEXT CLUES PRACTICE
Pre-read Chapter 3, Section 2 in your textbook. Use CONTEXT CLUES to define the following terms in your Composition Book:
  • Qur'an
  • revelation
  • Hadith
  • core beliefs
  • fasting
  • almsgiving
  • hajj
By the end of this week, students will:
  • Be able to argue, using evidence, what was Rome's greatest legacy (lasting contribution)
  • Be able to explain the difference between a fact, a belief, and an opinion
  • Know how to write an informal letter
  • Be able to define the vocabulary for the origins of Islam
  • Know what context clues are and how to use them to define words in a reading passage
  • Know how to access their English, history, and science textbooks online - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMq3smbrTsw


    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Thank-You Thursday! - 9/25/2014

    Here's what you can do during independent work time today:
    • Check your Hart District Gmail account
    • Check your grades on Infinite Campus
    • Preview today's lesson and agenda
    • Visit Google Maps at http://maps.google.com. Do a search for the word Arabia. Locate the Arabian Peninsula on the map of the world. Observe what bodies of water are around it. What modern countries are located in and around the Arabian Peninsula?
    1. Were you absent yesterday? Then you should complete the writing prompt on the Legacy of Rome - CLICK HERE TO BEGIN

    2. Thank-You Thursday!
    • Students will learn how to write an informal letter
    • Students will learn what the word "template" means
    • Students will access Google Classroom to get their letter template
      • You can also access a template HERE
    • Students will write an informal letter to a teacher or mentor BEYOND Sierra Vista Junior High School
    • Students will proofread their own letter, and ask at least one partner in the class, "Hey could you look at this for me, please?" BEFORE sending it to print
    • Students will print and sign the letter (in ink), and ensure it gets to its proper destination
    HW:  THIS IS A CONTINUATION FROM YESTERDAY'S HOMEWORKPre-read Chapter 3, Section 1 in your textbook. Define the following terms in your Composition Book:
    • Muhammad
    • oasis
    • nomadic
    • sedentary
    • Islam
    • Hijra
    • peninsula
    By the end of this week, students will:
    • Be able to argue, using evidence, what was Rome's greatest legacy (lasting contribution)
    • Be able to explain the difference between a fact, a belief, and an opinion
    • Be able to identify and discuss the geography of the Arabian peninsula
    • Know what a Semitic religion is, and understand the difference between polytheism and monotheism
    • Be able to explain the origins of Islam
    • Understand the Five Pillars of Islam
    • Know how to access their English, history, and science textbooks online - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMq3smbrTsw


      Wednesday, September 24, 2014

      Legacy of Rome Writing Prompt - 9/24/2014

      Here's what you can do during independent work time today:
      • Check your Hart District Gmail account
      • Check your grades on Infinite Campus
      • Preview today's lesson and agenda
      • Visit Google Maps at http://maps.google.com. Do a search for the word Arabia. Locate the Arabian Peninsula on the map of the world. Observe what bodies of water are around it. What modern countries are located in and around the Arabian Peninsula?
      0. How to access our textbook online


      1. Writing Prompt on the Legacy of Rome

      2. Finish Fact, Opinion, or Belief?



      HW:  Pre-read Chapter 3, Section 1 in your textbook. Define the following terms in your Composition Book:

      • Muhammad
      • oasis
      • nomadic
      • sedentary
      • Islam
      • Hijra
      • peninsula
      By the end of this week, students will:
      • Be able to argue, using evidence, what was Rome's greatest legacy (lasting contribution)
      • Be able to explain the difference between a fact, a belief, and an opinion
      • Be able to identify and discuss the geography of the Arabian peninsula
      • Know what a Semitic religion is, and understand the difference between polytheism and monotheism
      • Be able to explain the origins of Islam
      • Understand the Five Pillars of Islam


        Tuesday, September 23, 2014

        Fact, Opinion, Belief - 9/23/2014

        Here's what you can do during warm-up time today:
        • Check your Hart District Gmail account
        • Check your grades on Infinite Campus
        • Preview today's lesson and agenda
        1. BrainPop - "Religion"

        2. Finish Citizenship Project presentations today

        3. Fact, Opinion, or Belief?






        HW:  Prepare for tomorrow's Legacy of Rome written exam. The question will be:

        "In your opinion, what are the three greatest lasting contributions of Rome? Choose one of these three and explain how that contribution has had the GREATEST impact on our society today."



        By the end of this week, students will:
        • Be able to argue, using evidence, what was Rome's greatest legacy (lasting contribution)
        • Be able to explain the difference between a fact, a belief, and an opinion
        • Be able to identify and discuss the geography of the Arabian peninsula
        • Know what a Semitic religion is, and understand the difference between polytheism and monotheism
        • Be able to explain the origins of Islam
        • Understand the Five Pillars of Islam


          Monday, September 22, 2014

          Team Titans students getting ready for their yearbook photo

          Love this team! Go Titans!

          Autumnal Equinox - 9/22/2014

          Happy Autumnal Equinox!

          Here's what you can do during warm-up time today:
          • Check your Hart District Gmail account
          • Discuss with a partner, "What was Rome's greatest legacy?"
          • Preview "The Prophet Muhammad" article from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
          • Check out my brand-new Above-and-Beyond opportunity: Learn How to Type!!
          • Check your grades on Infinite Campus
          • Preview today's lesson and agenda
          1. The Legacy of Rome - review one last time before we assess on Wednesday

          2. Continue Citizenship Project presentations today
          3. Re-takes this week by appointment
          4. Class Representatives meet today at lunch
          • Period A - Connor and Ismael
          • Period B - Jack and Paul
          • Period C - Brianna and Angela
          • Period E - Zach and Hanna
          • Period F - Jenavie and Ray
          HW:  In our new unit this week, we will begin talking about people's faith, as it relates to our historical study of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Ask an adult in your life what they know about the difference between facts, opinions, and beliefs.

          By the end of this week, students will:
          • Be able to argue, using evidence, what was Rome's greatest legacy (lasting contribution)
          • Be able to identify and discuss the geography of the Arabian peninsula
          • Know what a Semitic religion is, and understand the difference between polytheism and monotheism
          • Be able to explain the difference between a fact, a belief, and an opinion
          • Be able to explain the origins of Islam
          • Understand the Five Pillars of Islam

            Sunday, September 21, 2014

            MR IPPOLITO - Chromebooks, Infinite Campus, and Re-takes

            Dear parent/guardian,

            By now you may have heard from your child that we have started using our classroom set of Chromebooks in Mr. Ippolito's class. The kids love them, they are a great tool for learning, and they are very reasonably-priced when compared to a computer or even a tablet.

            As we get closer to the holiday season, a number of parents have asked me, "Where do you get a Chromebook?" or "What kind of Chromebook is that?"

            The specific touch-screen Chromebook we are using in the classroom is the Acer Chromebook C720P-2625. It retails for $329.99. You can find the specs here:



            Amazon has one that is very similar currently retailing for $248.00 (has 2GB RAM instead of 4GB) here:

            Five-Week Progress Report grades are being posted by teachers throughout the weekend. Back when I started teaching, the Progress Reports and Report Cards (mailed out every five weeks) might have been the only times teachers reported academic progress to students and parents. Now that we are in the age of the Internet, you can check your child's progress anytime by using the Campus Portal.

            Click the Campus Portal link on MrIppolito.com or on the Sierra Vista Junior High School website. If you haven't yet set up a parent account, you can do so here:

            When looking at your child's grade in my class, you may wonder, "Hey, Mr. Ippolito, where's my kid's grade? Why is that box always empty?" It's because I use Standards-Based Grading. The up-to-date grade is there; you just have to do one more click to see it.

            When you click on my class, Wld Hist/Geog, here's how to interpret what you see:



            Students have virtually unlimited opportunities to get help on concepts they don't understand and to do re-takes in my class. This past week, students had an opportunity at lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and after school on Wednesday through Friday. Students can also arrange to re-take standards by appointment before school or at brunch.

            If your child has a C or below in my class right now, they can still improve their grade by re-taking any of the standards that are below a 3. They have until just before the end of the First Quarter (mid-October) to do this. Hopefully they won't wait that long.

            If your child has a B, and wants an A, he or she should be working on an Above and Beyond opportunity. We've gone over this extensively in class, but if you'd like to learn more you can click on the "Above and Beyond" tab at http://www.MrIppolito.com.

            All the best,
            Mr. Ippolito

            --

            Ron Ippolito
            Teacher, Sierra Vista Junior High School
            Google for Education Qualified Teacher
            Induction Support Provider & SDAIE Trainer, William S. Hart UHSD
            twitter: @rippolito   voice/text: (661) 347-4990

            Friday, September 19, 2014

            End of the 5-Week Grading Period - 9/19/2014


            1. Power Cycle
            2. Pre-Test - click HERE
            3. Vote for TWO class representatives
            4. Legacy of Rome - FINISH
            5. Continue presentations

            Notes and announcements: Today's seating arrangement is temporary. I am trying it out for our testing today. Also, DFYIT members, please note that today's t-shirt handout has been postponed. This means it needs to happen at a later date. Please see Ms. Sandoval in Room 402 if you would like more information.

            HW: Check your grades on Infinite Campus this weekend in ALL classes. Make sure they are what you are expecting, and that there are no surprises. If you think a grade is wrong, have a polite, respectful conversation with that teacher to ask about the grade.

            Thursday, September 18, 2014

            Finishing The Legacy of Rome - 9/18/2014

            Here's what you can do during warm-up time today:
            • Write your name on the board if you are presenting your Citizenship Project
            • Discuss with a partner, "What was Rome's greatest legacy?"
            • Study for an upcoming re-take exam
            • Check out Above-and-Beyond opportunities
            • Check your grades on Infinite Campus
            • Preview today's lesson and agenda
            1. The Legacy of Rome - this lesson began yesterday (see 9/17 directions if you were absent yesterday).


            2. Begin Citizenship Project presentations today


            3. Re-takes at lunch through this Friday (if you want the improved grade to be reflected on your Progress Report)

            4. Above and Beyond opportunities - available at MrIppolito.com

            5. Elections for our two class representatives

            6. Pre-Test tomorrow
            • Pre-test will cover Week 5 Academic Vocabulary
            • Pre-test will cover The Legacy of Rome
            • This "pre-test" means that you can earn a 3 on both of these standards if you do well, but scoring lower than a 3 won't be recorded yet in Infinite Campus
            HW:  Be kind and helpful to those around you today.




            By the end of this week, students will:
            • Be able to argue, using evidence, what was Rome's greatest legacy (lasting contribution)
            • Understand and be able to use all ten of this week's academic vocabulary words
            • Be able to log into their Hart District Google account to send and receive email
            • Be able to log into and use Google Classroom

              Wednesday, September 17, 2014

              Happy Constitution Day! and the Legacy of Rome - 9/17/2014

              Here's what you can do during warm-up time today:
              • Take the online Academic Vocabulary Practice Quiz (scroll down or click HERE)
              • Copy down the grid on the board (picture also available under #2 - "The Legacy of Rome")
              • Make sure you have clicked TURN IN on your homework in http://classroom.google.com
              • Study for an upcoming re-take exam
              • Check out Above-and-Beyond opportunities
              • Preview today's lesson and agenda
              1. Happy Constitution Day!

              2. The Legacy of Rome
              DIRECTIONS: Please take out your Composition Book and draw this rectangle on the next available blank page. Use the entire page.
              Divide it up into four sections: engineering and architecture, law and government, religion, and language. This will help you prepare for today's interactive slide lecture: The Legacy of Rome.

              3. Re-takes at lunch through this Friday (if you want the improved grade to be reflected on your Progress Report)

              4. Above and Beyond opportunities - available at MrIppolito.com

              5. Elections TOMORROW for our two class representatives

              6. Pre-Test on Friday
              • Pre-test will cover Week 5 Academic Vocabulary
              • Pre-test will cover The Legacy of Rome
              • This "pre-test" means that you can earn a 3 on both of these standards if you do well, but scoring lower than a 3 won't be recorded yet in Infinite Campus
              HW:  Send a message Mr. Ippolito and tell him . . .
              • What Above and Beyond opportunities you are considering to move closer to an A --OR--
              • What plan is for getting the four current standards up to 3's --OR--
              • Just tell me, "Mr. Ippolito, I'm happy with my current grade right now. I'm cool. I'm chill. It's all good."
              By the end of this week, students will:
              • Be able to argue, using evidence, what was Rome's greatest legacy (lasting contribution)
              • Understand and be able to use all ten of this week's academic vocabulary words
              • Be able to log into their Hart District Google account to send and receive email
              • Be able to log into and use Google Classroom

                Academic Vocabulary Practice Quiz

                Tuesday, September 16, 2014

                Week 5 Academic Vocabulary - 9/16/2014

                1. Academic Vocabulary


                2. The Legacy of Rome



                3. Re-takes at lunch through this Friday (if you want the improved grade to be reflected on your Progress Report)
                4. Above and Beyond opportunities

                HW: Finish Academic Vocabulary Grid (due tomorrow, 9/17)

                By the end of this week, students will:

                • Be able to argue, using evidence, what was Rome's greatest legacy (lasting contribution)
                • Understand and be able to use all ten of this week's academic vocabulary words
                • Be able to log into their Hart District Google account to send and receive email
                • Be able to log into and use Google Classroom

                If we have time today . . .

                • How to use Gmail (To, From, CC, BCC, Subject, Body, Salutation, Search, and finally: You don't need to delete! Use Archive instead.)

                Monday, September 15, 2014

                You Can Learn Anything - 9/15/2014




                1. YOUTUBE - "You Can Learn Anything"

                2. Google Classroom introduction
                Check the invitation I sent you via email and click the link to join
                OR go to http://classroom.google.com and enter your class code

                Period A - k147cgv
                Period B - ngc5oo
                Period C - kgy8bx
                Period E - v9wrdu3
                Period F - vjgdhc


                3. ASSIGNMENT - Week 5 Academic Vocabulary Grid
                4. A valuable skill - "Read the entire question and answer the prompt"

                • Retakes are graded; check Infinite Campus
                • I have also emailed feedback, if needed

                Are you getting "The Dinosaur" when you try logging into your Chromebook? Please see me. We are trying a fix.

                5. Contributions of Rome - Textbook Chapter 1, Section 5

                HW: Work on Academic Vocabulary Grid (due Wednesday)

                By the end of this week, students will:

                • Be able to argue, using evidence, what was Rome's greatest legacy (lasting contribution)
                • Understand and be able to use all ten of this week's academic vocabulary words
                • Be able to log into their Hart District Google account to send and receive email
                • Be able to log into and use Google Classroom

                If we have time today . . .
                Above and Beyond opportunities
                How to use Gmail (To, From, CC, BCC, Subject, Body, Salutation, Search, and finally: You don't need to delete! Use Archive instead.)



                Friday, September 12, 2014

                Being a Critical Thinker - 9/12/2014

                Agenda - 9/12/2014
                Essential question: How do I know which sources to trust for accurate information?
                1. Share the results of your 9/11 interview
                2. 9/11 Brainpop - http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/september11th/
                To view this on your own, you will need the Sierra Vista username and password. Ask Mr. Ippolito.

                ACADEMIC VOCABULARY
                • terrorism
                • radical fundamentalism
                3. How to access Infinite Campus

                • username is your 8-digit student ID
                • password is your initials and 6-digit birthdate
                • EXAMPLE for someone born April 13, 2002:
                   username: 99029999
                   password: ri041302 

                4. Start an email to Mr. Ippolito
                • Put my email address in the TO line (rippolito@hartdistrict.org)
                • Put a subject in in the SUBJECT line:
                  What I learned this week in Mr. Ippolito's class
                • Start your message:
                  Mr. Ippolito, here's what I learned in your class this week:
                • Saving as a draft
                • Where to find your drafts later
                Homework:
                • Finish your What I learned this week in Mr. Ippolito's class email
                • Tell me what your learned in class
                • Please include the FIVE academic vocabulary words you wrote down from the "9/11" activity your did yesterday. It looks like this:
                • Completely answer the prompt

                • Resources needed:  MrIppolito.com, access to the internet (mobile or computer)
                Mr. Ippolito's HW: Finish grading re-takes and create 



                Other great stuff:
                The first edition of our school newspaper is now online! Check it out!
                http://svplainsmanpress.weebly.com/

                Thursday, September 11, 2014

                Patriot Day - 9/11/2014


                Agenda (Mr. Ippolito in meetings on this day)

                1. Hand out "Junior high students don't know 9/11" discussion sheet
                2. Hand out "Junior high students don't know 9/11" reading
                3. Read
                4. Discuss

                HW: Ask your parent/guardian what they remember from 9/11. The homework is listed right at the bottom of the sheet.

                Wednesday, September 10, 2014

                Rome Re-Takes and Google Drive - 9/10/14


                Agenda for 9/10/2014

                1. Take attendance and go over today's online agenda.

                2. Get your Chromebook. Go to MrIppolito.com.

                3. Checking Google log-ins. Please note that you must successfully log in to your Google account to complete this assignment.
                Click here: http://j.mp/1qEOMz9


                4. Test Re-Take - You can either ask for a paper re-take, or do the online test re-take.
                Online re-take is here: http://j.mp/1qEOpVj

                5. When you are done with your re-take, or if you didn't need to take it, you may work on your CITIZENSHIP PROJECT independently.

                HW for tonight: Make sure you can access your Google account. Write your password down in a safe place.

                Monday, September 8, 2014

                Progress Tracker, PechaKucha Talks - 9/8/14

                3-Week Exam Re-Take Questions

                #1 - JUSTICE
                Tell me five different ways in which the word justice could be used. You may use fictional examples, but you must include at least three examples from real life.

                OR--

                #1 - JUSTICE
                Using at least three examples from the Twelve Tables as a resource, explain, in your opinion, whether you think Roman law was JUST or UNJUST.

                #2 - ACADEMIC VOCABULARY
                Show me that you know the difference between conversational vocabulary, academic vocabulary and domain-specific vocabulary. Give three examples of each kind of word. Be prepared to explain why you chose each.

                #3 - ROMAN NUMERALS
                Get 80% or higher on the online quiz. Practice here: http://www.manythings.org/fq/m/2982.html

                #4 - FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
                Tell me three different causes for the fall of the Roman Empire. Then tell me which one you think is most similar to a problem we have in the US today.

                OR---

                #4 - FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
                DO THIS PART IN YOUR STUDY AT HOME: Examine the five paintings in the Course of Empire series. Print the paintings and pick out a total of five different details within the paintings (circle where they are on the paintings), then . . .
                DO THIS IN CLASS: Use the evidence you gathered at home to answer this question: What message is Thomas Cole trying to send to Americans in his paintings?

                The CITIZENSHIP Project

                What do the words "CITIZEN" and "CITIZENSHIP" mean to you? What are the different kinds of citizenship? We will explore the definitions of CITIZEN and CITIZENSHIP in this project, and ultimately connect this to the concept of citizenship in the Roman Empire, in the empires of Islam, and later on in Medieval, Renaissance, and Enlightenment-era Europe.

                SO WHAT CAN I DO?
                It's your choice. I would start by Googling the words CITIZEN and CITIZENSHIP and see what comes up. Do a Google Image search (http://images.google.com), then do a Google News search (http://news.google.com) for each of these words. Find a topic that you think will be interesting for you to explore, and interesting for the class to hear about. Potential topics for you to explore:

                • What is the process for you to become a citizen of the United States?
                • What does good citizenship mean here at Sierra Vista?
                • What did it mean to be a citizen of the Roman Republic?
                • Tell the story of someone you would consider to be a "model citizen"?
                • What does the phrase "digital citizenship" mean?
                • What does the phrase "global citizenship" mean?
                • What kind of work does CHIRLA do?
                • We expect Americans to be "informed citizens"? What does this mean?
                • Tell the story of a student who got an award for being a "Good Citizen."
                • Survey several people to ask them what the word "citizen" or "citizenship" means to them. Take photos of the people you interview and share their thoughts.
                • If you have artist friends, ask them to draw what "citizen" or "citizenship" means to them. Scan their art and discuss it in your presentation.
                • What kind of work does Project Citizen do for young people?
                • What kind of work does the Central Coast Citizenship Project do?
                • What rights and responsibilities do American citizens have?


                THE FORMAT
                You will format your presentation as a PechaKucha talk. PechaKucha is a presentation format designed to bring interesting people and interesting ideas together. It started in Tokyo in 2003, and is a 20x20 presentation, meaning you present 20 slides and you have 20 seconds to present each slide. The format requires you to practice your timing. You generally do not put any words on the slides. The slides contain images only. You should either have your presentation memorized, have some bullet point notes for each slide, or have a script for each slide. Some examples of PechaKucha talks are at the bottom of this blog post.

                THE PROJECT
                The project itself may be done by yourself, or with one partner. PechaKucha talks are usually done alone, but for this first time you may have a partner.

                THE DUE DATE
                Your project should be ready to present on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

                SIGN-UP
                This Above and Beyond project is OPTIONAL. If you complete it successfully by following the format and presenting it to your class, you will earn one Above and Beyond point (that gets you a little closer to an A). If you record audio and prepare it to be published worldwide, you will get TWO Above and Beyond points.






                SOME PECHAKUCHA TALKS GIVEN BY KIDS AROUND THE WORLD
                http://www.pechakucha.org/channels/kids/presentations/art-evolution
                http://www.pechakucha.org/channels/kids/presentations/alfie
                http://www.pechakucha.org/channels/kids/presentations/cricket-for-dummies

                SOME PECHAKUCHA TALKS GIVEN BY ADULTS
                http://www.pechakucha.org/presentations/sprinkling-pixie-dust**
                http://www.pechakucha.org/presentations/from-daydreams-to-ink-and-pixels


                **this is a fascinating first-hand account of a college student's experience learning about customer service and the "guest experience" working at Walt Disney World. He does let one expletive slip out (a naughty word for poop). Be forewarned. Other than that, it's a great presentation!