Yesterday we did a brief activity watching a couple of videos to get you thinking about the way's in which you can start using technology to make an impact in the world!
For all intents and purposes, when I say "our world," at first, I only mean our school. We are going to target all of our current work towards informing and changing the minds of your classmates and teachers. We will expand outwards from there.
Here is what I want you to know right now:
1. You are about to begin making a website that will be visted by hundreds of Camino Nuevo Students and Staff.
2. The purpose of your new website is to report and share your opinions (and the opinions of others) about current and important NEWS that is taking place all around the world. You are now a reporter and an opinion writer!
3. The news you report on should be important! I really don't think it would be a good use of our time and efforts right now to be reporting about Celebrity Gossip and Video Games. Those are entertaining topics, for sure, but those are things you might already be reading and talking about with others. This new website of yours needs to be bigger and more impactful than that.
Today: I want you to visit 3 news websites and record notes about topics that you are interested in reading more about. I have a worksheet on my desk you should walk over and get right now that you will use to write down topics you find that you are interested in. You should actually READ the articles. When you finish reading one you found interesting, write a summary on the worksheet you took from my desk. I included an example of what this should look like on the worksheet. You have until 3:15 to read and write these summaries out. I was only able to fit 4 summary slots on the front of the worksheet. Please flip the page over and write ONE more on the back. NO. YOU CAN NOT WATCH NEWS VIDEOS TODAY. YOU NEED TO READ :-)