For all the students who have not scribed yet.... there is still hope. In the textbook on pages 142 and 143 you will find 16 questions. You need to choose any 3 of them. One of your three questions must be a word problem.

This post is due by Wednesday Morning 9:00. Make sure you have it labeled correctly. percents, scribepost and your user name.

## Monday, December 20, 2010

## Thursday, December 16, 2010

### Finding Percents with a Ratio Table and Decimals

Hi everyone. Please do not forget that you have;

- Pay it Forward
- Discovery Stations
- Scribe Posts (scribe cycle is finishing on Monday)

**1/5% of 15****450% of 250****6% of 50 in Tagalog**## Wednesday, December 15, 2010

### December 15th Homework Assignments

Hi everyone. Please do not forget that you have;

- Pay it Forward
- Discovery Stations
- Scribe Posts (scribe cycle is finishing on Monday)

Labels:
2minutes2011,
homwork,
payitforward

## Tuesday, December 14, 2010

### More Percent Homework

Once again I will ask you to solve you classwork at home. In tomorrows class we will correct this homework and continue to watch Stolen Childhoods. Do not forget to finish your Pay it Forward Post \and your 2 minutes to make a Difference Gallery Walk.

Here are today's questions. Please solve them 2 different ways.

Here are today's questions. Please solve them 2 different ways.

Labels:
2minutes2011,
payitforward,
percents

## Monday, December 13, 2010

### Tonight you will do your math work for tomorrow:)

Here is a link to get to the Gallery Walk Site for 2 Minutes to make a Difference.

We are going to do some new percent work tonight. If you use the 100 grid and a ratio table everything will fall into place.... you choose do it your way or a way it will work :p

Here are your 3 questions

Here is a video of how to find the percent of a number

We are going to do some new percent work tonight. If you use the 100 grid and a ratio table everything will fall into place.... you choose do it your way or a way it will work :p

Here are your 3 questions

Here is a video of how to find the percent of a number

## Friday, December 10, 2010

### Pay it Forward 2011

Welcome to your first 2 Minutes to make a Difference Assignment. This will start you on your journey to make a 2 minute movie by the end of March. Here is your assignment.

**THIS POST AND ASSIGNMENT NEED TO BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 20TH.**^{Excerpt from the movie:}

^{"You see, I do something real good for three people. And then when they ask how }

^{they can pay it back, I say they have to Pay It Forward...to three more people. Each. So, nine people get helped. Then those people have to do twenty-seven." He turned on the calculator, punched in a few numbers. "Then it sort of spreads out, see, to eighty-one, then two hundred forty-three, then seven hundred twenty-nine, then two thousand, one hundred eighty-seven. See how big it gets?"}

^{Some possible ideas include:}

^{·}

^{ Volunteer at a soup kitchen, hospital, care home}

^{·}

^{ Clean up your community/school yard/park}

^{·}

^{ Donate Food/Clothing/Toys/Books/Christmas gifts}

^{·}

^{ Collect new and used toys and donate them to a hospital}

^{·}

^{ Help deliver Christmas hampers}

^{·}

^{ Make and deliver treat bags for children in hospitals (include pens, notepads, stickers, puzzles, candy, etc)}

^{·}

^{ Send care packages for soldiers / write letters to soldiers}

^{·}

^{ Become a pen pal with a senior citizen}

^{·}

^{ Volunteer to baby-sit for free}

^{·}

^{ Write ‘Thank you’ notes to people who have helped you}

^{·}

^{ Leave cards or notes in mailboxes, on windshields, or hanging from doorknobs}

^{·}

^{ AND LOTS, LOTS MORE!!}

^{These are just possibilities. Students are asked to be creative and try to make a difference in someone’s life.}

^{ }

cc licensed flickr photo shared by _saturnine

Title (Your Name)'s Pay it Forward

Labels payitforward, 2minutes2011, username

Your blog post is broken down into 4 parts.

Part 1

What is "Pay it Forward". To complete this part please edit and revise the paragraphs that you wrote after watching the movie. Part 2

What was your Pay It Forward act of kindness?

Why did you choose this activity?

Who did you help?

What did you do?

When did you do you act of kindness?

You need to document your act of kindness. Please make sure you have a photo or video of you "Paying It forward".

Part 3

How did your act of kindness go?

What Happened?

How did you feel?

How did the person or people react?

Did you ask the person or people to "Pay It Forward"?

How did they react to your request?

If you did not ask the person to "Pay It Forward" how come?

Part 4

Why is the idea of "Pay it Forward" important?

Has your act of kindness made a difference?

cc licensed flickr photo shared by jillallyn

## Thursday, December 09, 2010

### Spread the gift of Comments

I am always impressed with your comments. You do it frequently and each comment means that the scribes have an audience. We need to spread the gift of commenting. I am leaving some links for you to go visit. Please leave some comments there. You will make their day and perhaps they will leave you a comment too. It would be great if you left a URL in their comment box so that they could return the favour.

Please include in the comment that you are a student at Sargent Park School in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada. Remember that some of the blogs you will be looking at are done by young students. Leave appropriate messages behind. Most importantly please be an audience for these students.

Here are the links to blogs that would love you to leave comments. Remember to not leave a comment at the first blog only. Explore the blog and leave comments at different posts.

Harbeck

Please include in the comment that you are a student at Sargent Park School in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada. Remember that some of the blogs you will be looking at are done by young students. Leave appropriate messages behind. Most importantly please be an audience for these students.

Here are the links to blogs that would love you to leave comments. Remember to not leave a comment at the first blog only. Explore the blog and leave comments at different posts.

- http://blogclub-martin.blogspot.com
- http://blogclub-raymond.blogspot.com
- http://blogclub-marylou.blogspot.com
- http://emilysblog3s.edublogs.org
- http://thompson67.edublogs.org
- http://kidblog.org/MrsRippsClass/
- http://littlevoiceslittlescholars.blogspot.com/
- http://minilegends.edublogs.org/
- http://8thgradeatstjohns.blogspot.com/
- http://kidblog.org/MrsStupkasClassBlog/
- http://kidblog.org/MrsMcCabesClass/

- http://trinityfourthgrade.wordpress.com
- http://sites.google.com/a/kinkaid.org/us_student_blogging
- http://guestclg.edublogs.org/2009/05/13/my-top-five-life-lessons-are/
- http://moturoa.blogspot.com/2009/05/river-bugs-podcast-by-jan-trafford.html

Harbeck

## Wednesday, December 08, 2010

### Percent Day 2

**Here are the 3 Percent Problems for today.**

1. Mary has a monthly salary of $1200. She spends $280 per month on food. What percent of her monthly salary does she spend on food?

2. Your restaurant can seat 150 guests. If 6 tables of 6 are seated, what percent of the restaurant seating is full?

3. My new golf club was $139.50 but it’s last year’s model so I got a 60% discount. What will it cost me?

## Tuesday, December 07, 2010

### Some Math Percent Problems

Wednesday Percent Problems. Complete these three problems and then work on your 2 Minutes to Make a Difference Gallery Walk.

You just hired a new baker to work in your bakeshop. In one hour the baker burned 250 chocolate chip cookies. If this represented 21% of the day’s production, how many cookies had you planned on producing that day?

A serving of ice cream contains 240 calories. One hundred forty-four calories come from fat. What percent of the total calories come from fat?

A store that sells snowboards buys them from a manufacturer at a wholesale price of $57. The store markup is 150%. What is the retail price?

**Question 1**You just hired a new baker to work in your bakeshop. In one hour the baker burned 250 chocolate chip cookies. If this represented 21% of the day’s production, how many cookies had you planned on producing that day?

**Question 2**A serving of ice cream contains 240 calories. One hundred forty-four calories come from fat. What percent of the total calories come from fat?

**Question 3**A store that sells snowboards buys them from a manufacturer at a wholesale price of $57. The store markup is 150%. What is the retail price?

## Wednesday, November 10, 2010

### Math Scavenger Hunt Stations

Welcome to a chapter review done in a different way. In class today we are doing a scavenger hunt. You will need to complete the question in class and go into the lab to add your answers

Station 1

Station 2

Station 3

Station 4

**if you have time**. Follow the following steps:- Complete the 4 questions in class
- Complete the questions on a large white piece of paper. Put your name on the paper.
- In the lab find the computer that has the station number on it.
- Type your explanation into the blog post provided
- Be sure to add your Name and Room Number under your explanation

Station 1

Station 2

Station 3

Station 4

### Math Scavenger Hunt Station 1

What is a perfect square? How do you use a square root? When you answer these questions please include the definitions of perfect squares and square roots.

Labels:
perfect squares,
Scavenger Hunt,
squareroots

### Math Scavenger Hunt Station 2

How do you know that the following are Right Triangles? Explain your thinking in words and pictures. Show your work on a white piece of paper and colour it to explain your thinking

### Math Scavenger Hunt Station 3

What do you know about Right Triangles??? Answer the following and see what you understand about right triangles. For question 14 add in the comments one triangle you have created that is a right triangle and one that is not a right triangle.

### Math Scavenger Hunt Station 4

Question 1

Find all the whole numbers who have a square root between 6 and 7. What do they all have in common?

Estimate the square roots using fractions for all of the whole numbers from the previous question.

Question 2

Using your perfect square chart estimate the square roots of the following numbers

10

30

112

350

Find all the whole numbers who have a square root between 6 and 7. What do they all have in common?

Estimate the square roots using fractions for all of the whole numbers from the previous question.

Question 2

Using your perfect square chart estimate the square roots of the following numbers

10

30

112

350

## Wednesday, November 03, 2010

### Comments Comments Comments

As many of you have noticed there are lots of comments at our posts. It is important to read the comments that you have received. Your classmates and people from around the world have spent time reading your post and leaving you feedback.

Blogger etiquette would have you responding to the comments you have received. A simple thanks and telling them that you have done the corrections they have suggested would be a great starting point.

Now how do you leave a good comment. Most of you are excellent in telling the author how to make a better post. You are great editors and find many small spelling and math mistakes. But does it end there??? Lets try to do more.

Scribes are expected to find a video and a link for their post. You can also leave a video or link in your comment. To do this you will need to use some html code. The code to leave a link is like this

So a link to Sargent Park Mathzone would look like this

Do not forget to use the to finish.

and would look like this after you published it in your comment

Sargent Park.

Try to spice up your comments by leaving links and having conversations with others who have commented.

Blogger etiquette would have you responding to the comments you have received. A simple thanks and telling them that you have done the corrections they have suggested would be a great starting point.

Now how do you leave a good comment. Most of you are excellent in telling the author how to make a better post. You are great editors and find many small spelling and math mistakes. But does it end there??? Lets try to do more.

Scribes are expected to find a video and a link for their post. You can also leave a video or link in your comment. To do this you will need to use some html code. The code to leave a link is like this

So a link to Sargent Park Mathzone would look like this

Do not forget to use the to finish.

and would look like this after you published it in your comment

Sargent Park.

Try to spice up your comments by leaving links and having conversations with others who have commented.

## Friday, October 29, 2010

### Halloween Homework

Make sure that all blog posts are completed.

Your Square Root Homework is

Scribes

Scribe 1 Show You Know Page 82, Page 85 Questions 1,5,10,16

Scribe 2 Show You Know Page 83 Page 85 Questions 2,6,11,15

Scribe 3 Show You Know Page 84 Page 85 Questions 3,7,12,14

Scribe 4 Page 86 Questions 17 and 19 and 21

Scribe 5 Page 86 Questions 18 and 20 and 22

Your Square Root Homework is

- HW Book Pages 22 and 23
- Text book Page 86 17 to 23 and then Choose 2 from 24 to 27 on Page 87

Scribes

**Scribe 6 Any 2 questions from Page 87**

## Wednesday, October 27, 2010

### Work for October 29

Hi Everyone. I am sick today. I have no voice and find it depressing when I try to talk and sound like a snapping turtle. Hrumph. Here is the work you need to accomplish today.

Homework Book 20, 21

Show you Know on Page 82

Show you Know on Page 83

Show you Know on Page 84

Copy down any Key Ideas you do not have onto your Foldable from Page 84

Page 85 Do questions 1-13

Page 86 Do Questions 14-18

DO NOT DO THE QUESTION PAST QUESTION 18. THESE ARE FOR TOMORROW.

If you get stuck use the back of the book for the answer, copy out the question and fill in the middle or the WORK.

DO NOT GET STUCK ON ONE QUESTION. DO ALL THE ONES YOU KNOW THEN GO BACK TO THE ONES YOU STRUGGLED ON.

Each room needs three scribes today.

I will be in the Math Help Chat Box periodically during the day. Leave a message if you need help.

Homework Book 20, 21

Show you Know on Page 82

Show you Know on Page 83

Show you Know on Page 84

Copy down any Key Ideas you do not have onto your Foldable from Page 84

Page 85 Do questions 1-13

Page 86 Do Questions 14-18

DO NOT DO THE QUESTION PAST QUESTION 18. THESE ARE FOR TOMORROW.

For all questions SHOW ALL YOUR WORK. It is not good enough to just put 3 as the answer to, What is the Square Root of 9? You have to prove your understanding.For all questions SHOW ALL YOUR WORK. It is not good enough to just put 3 as the answer to, What is the Square Root of 9? You have to prove your understanding.

If you get stuck use the back of the book for the answer, copy out the question and fill in the middle or the WORK.

DO NOT GET STUCK ON ONE QUESTION. DO ALL THE ONES YOU KNOW THEN GO BACK TO THE ONES YOU STRUGGLED ON.

Each room needs three scribes today.

- Scribe 1 Show You Know Page 82, Page 85 Questions 1,5,10,16

- Scribe 2 Show You Know Page 83 Page 85 Questions 2,6,11,15

- Scribe 3 Show You Know Page 84 Page 85 Questions 3,7,12,14

**scribepost, Name, squareroots**. Remember these scribes are important.I will be in the Math Help Chat Box periodically during the day. Leave a message if you need help.

## Thursday, October 14, 2010

### Posting your Video FAQ

There will be many questions about posting your video. Here are a few hints in getting the job done.

Signing in

use your spmathgr8 email and password to get to the Sargent Park Youtube account.

Once there click upload and find the file on your computer or drive. While the file is uploading please take time and fill out some information at youtube.

Please do not include your last names. Use your display names from blogger (Biff817).

Now back to your post.

To embed from youtube you need to get the embed code. It can be found here

Copy it to your clipboard and return to your blog post.

It is important that you are not in

**If you are using Windows Movie Maker you need to export it as a different file type. This link will help you out.**Signing in

use your spmathgr8 email and password to get to the Sargent Park Youtube account.

Once there click upload and find the file on your computer or drive. While the file is uploading please take time and fill out some information at youtube.

Please do not include your last names. Use your display names from blogger (Biff817).

Now back to your post.

To embed from youtube you need to get the embed code. It can be found here

Copy it to your clipboard and return to your blog post.

It is important that you are not in

**composer**at blogger.**TO paste the code**in properly you need to be in**edit html**.Enjoy your post. Remember to comment on others work either at youtube or at the blog. This assignment is due on Monday at 9:00.

## Wednesday, October 13, 2010

### Sesame Street Video Post

So the time has come to prepare a post to capture the math in your Sesame Street Video. The post will need three parts to be complete;

cc licensed flickr photo shared by Bert23 www.aerosolplanet.com

Title Biff's Sesame Street Video Post (please substitute your name for Biff)

Labels Biff817, ratiorateproportion, "Sesame Street Video" (substitute your name for Biff)

Body of Post

Who was in your group then...

cc licensed flickr photo shared by Bert23 www.aerosolplanet.com

Title Biff's Sesame Street Video Post (please substitute your name for Biff)

Labels Biff817, ratiorateproportion, "Sesame Street Video" (substitute your name for Biff)

Body of Post

Who was in your group then...

**Part 1**Definition or Ratio, Rate and Proportion with an example showing how to use it. Use your pink paper to help you. These definition and examples will be part of your video. Remember when you rewrite the script to the video or song please add the definition of Ratio Rate and Proportional Reasoning.**Part 2**You need to embed the video from Sesame Street into your post. To do that you need to go to youtube, search for the title of your Sesame Street video found at sesamestreet.org. If you cannot find it at youtube please leave the link to the video at sesamestreet.org and a brief description. i.e. The Count is counting different speeds on the speedometer etc**Part 3**Embed your video in your post. Upload your video to youtube. We have a youtube channel. To upload go to youtube and sign in a spmathgr8@gmail.com. Your password is the same one we always use for math projects. There will be a second post on what to do at youtube.

## Thursday, October 07, 2010

### Sesame Street Rocks

Yesterday someone sent me a Sesame Street video. It wasn't this video but I saw but it peaked my interest...

How can we use videos found at Sesame Street to show our learning. Simple we are going to rewrite them!!!

Yes I said rewrite.

Your assignment is to choose a video from Sesame Street and rewrite to have a theme of either Ratio, Rate or Proportional Reasoning. In the video above imagine Ernie is being hussled to buy a ratio. You could show lots of different examples of ratio and explain what it is. When Ernie is broke at the end and tells the hussler he bought 9's you could have bought rates. Ernie would then give multiple examples of rates.

The possibilities are endless.

Homework for Tuesday

Choose a Video

Choose a group

HAVE FUN IN MATH

How can we use videos found at Sesame Street to show our learning. Simple we are going to rewrite them!!!

Yes I said rewrite.

Your assignment is to choose a video from Sesame Street and rewrite to have a theme of either Ratio, Rate or Proportional Reasoning. In the video above imagine Ernie is being hussled to buy a ratio. You could show lots of different examples of ratio and explain what it is. When Ernie is broke at the end and tells the hussler he bought 9's you could have bought rates. Ernie would then give multiple examples of rates.

The possibilities are endless.

Homework for Tuesday

- Choose a group (up to 3 people and one person should have access to a camera)
- Choose a video from Sesame Street. Any video will do BUT you must rewrite it using Ratio Rate and Proportional Reasoning.
- Study for your Proportion Quiz on Tuesday.

Choose a Video

Choose a group

HAVE FUN IN MATH

## Wednesday, September 29, 2010

### Your First Post Math Profile

Your Math Profile

cc licensed flickr photo shared by charbeck10Welcome to blogging. Today I am going to explain a few things about using Blogger. You will learn as you create a post for me:)

The first thing you do when you blog is to create a title.

Your title will be ####'s Math Profile. (please change the #### to your name)

The next thing you do is to add your labels. Separate all labels with a comma.

Your labels will be your user name Biff817, Math Profile

Now you can type into the body of your text. Here you will create posts that talk about what

- we did in class,
- assignments like this
- add videos that enhance your post
- add links that make you post better.

Math Profile

In the body of your post you will have to tell me a few things about you and your math learning. Please write in paragraph form and do not just answer the questions. More than one sentence is better than just one sentence.

- What do you tell people if they ask you "Do you like math?" What is the best thing that you ever did in a math class. Why did you like this event?
- Last year was Grade 7. What was your best unit you studied? Why did you do well in this unit? What unit made you struggle? What could you do this year to not struggle so much?
- This is Grade 8. What will you do this year to be a successful math student? What do you want to learn this year?
- If you blogged last year, what was your favorite post that you created (add a link). How did blogging help you become a better student? What do you want to do this year on the computer in math class?

Hi there my name is Chris. I am a math student in Grade 8. If someone asked me if I liked math I would say yes it is a subject I like to take. I am not the strongest student but I love figuring out puzzles and playing with numbers. I remember a time in Grade 4 when we got to talk about fractions and submarine sandwiches. This was an activity that really was fun to do. When we were finished we got to eat the sandwiches. That is math that I really like. Yumm

In Grade 7 I really liked the unit on Integers. I remember all about positive and negative numbers. We were using bingo chips to talk about zero pairs. I also remember struggling with fractions. Trying to figure out the difference between improper fractions and mixed numbers really frustrated me. Last year I did not do all of my homework. This year to be successful I will use the blog and complete all of my homework.

This is now Grade 8. I know that finishing all of my homework and using the blog and my friends to help me finish my questions will make me a better student. I am looking forward to learning Algebra and want to be ready for grade 9.

I was a blogger last year. One post I did was all about getting ready for the final exam. I am really proud of this post because I included a video, had images and explained the topic well. Many of my classmates commented on my post. I feel great when I receive many comments. This year I am looking forward to making my own math movies and working on 2 Minutes to Make a Difference.

**Due Date October 5**

## Wednesday, September 22, 2010

### Trail Mix

Here is your homework today. Please answer it in your notebook. When you have completed this question create your own Trail Mix ingredients and ratios. I love the Costco Trail Mix:) Cashews to peanuts to M&M's. Yumm.

cc licensed flickr photo shared by bastique

cc licensed flickr photo shared by bastique

## Tuesday, September 21, 2010

### Cutlery Drawer Homework

Todays ratio homework is to create 10 ratios that can be found in your families cutlery drawer. Remember to use all of the different types of ratios in your homework

- part to part
- part to whole
- part to part to part
- part to part to whole
- 2 term ratio
- 3 term ratio

Leave comments and use the help box for assistance.

## Sunday, September 19, 2010

## Wednesday, September 15, 2010

## Tuesday, September 14, 2010

### Math Problem Solving September 14

Here are today's Math Problems

Broken Calculator

Handshake

Broken Calculator

**Calc**

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**Handshake**

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## Monday, June 07, 2010

### Exam Review 2010 Algebra

Algebra Problem Solving Exam Review

Remember everything you need for these types of questions, a graph, table, let x, and make sure you verify your expression or equation to equality.

Remember everything you need for these types of questions, a graph, table, let x, and make sure you verify your expression or equation to equality.

## Friday, June 04, 2010

### Exam Review 2010 Open Ended Questions

Open ended questions allow you to flex your math muscles. There is no right answer just how you justify or explain your math thinking. Please try these 3 questions. Some are harder than others. Be sure to explain your reasoning in up to 5 sentences. This is where the marks will be found.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

## Saturday, May 29, 2010

### Exam Review 2010 Pythagoras

Here are some excellent Pythagoras Questions. You should draw a picture to figure out the ABC and have a correct answer.

- Tony has got his kite stuck at the top of a very tall tree. He knows the string on his kite is 20 m long. When he pulls the string tight and holds the very end on the ground it touches 17 m from the bottom of the tree. If the ground is flat, how tall is the tree
- Susan is making a jump to ride her bike over. She uses a 1m plank of wood to make the jump, and raises the end 50 cm off the ground with a second piece of wood. How far along the ground from the end of the plank that touches the ground is the second piece of wood?
- Robert is using a 5m ladder to climb in his upstairs bedroom window. He finds that if he puts the base of the ladder 3.3m from the wall the top leans on the windowsill. How high from the ground is the windowsill?
- The guy wires holding up an 11m radio transmitter join 2m from the top of the aerial, and are anchored to the ground 7m from the base of the aerial. How long are the guy wires?
- Tim is standing across a river from Mary. They discover that if they stand exactly opposite each other they can each hold one end of a 5m rope. How long would the rope have to be to reach if Tim moved 8m downstream?

Please use examreview and pythagoras as your labels. Keep studying.

## Tuesday, May 25, 2010

### Exam Review 2010

cc licensed flickr photo shared by jackhynes

This year since we need to continue learning right up to the exam..... the review will be online. You have many options;

The problem solving on the exam requires you to do math writing. Do not shy away from using words to explain what you are doing.

If you create a post please label it

This year since we need to continue learning right up to the exam..... the review will be online. You have many options;

- leave an answer in a comment at the Mathzone Post
- create your own blogpost and use the label
**examreview** - do the question on paper and tak a phot and upload it to your blogpost or... just do it on paper.

The problem solving on the exam requires you to do math writing. Do not shy away from using words to explain what you are doing.

Fractions

**Question 1**

**Question 2**If you create a post please label it

**examreview, fractions, displayname**.## Tuesday, April 27, 2010

### 2 Minutes to Make a Difference Final Reflection

This post is worth 25 marks of your movie project. Please do it properly.

cc licensed flickr photo shared by ...-Wink-...

cc licensed flickr photo shared by ...-Wink-...

- Please embed your Google Doc, Version 1 and Final cut of your movie.
- Please relect and talk about the changes you made between the first and final cut of your movie. Were the student comments helpful in making your final cut better?
- How did you find your expert? List 3 important points your expert added to your movie. What did you learn from your expert?
- How did you find your expert?
- If you did not find an expert tell us why you were unsuccessful. Be honest.
- What was your greatest success in the 2 minutes project. What skills will you take away with you and use in the future?
- What frustrated you during the movie making process? What strategies did you use to become successful?
- Why is the 2 Minutes project important to Grade 8 Students?
- How will
**you make a difference**in the future? - label your post 2minutes2010, reflection

## Monday, April 26, 2010

### Comments from other students

Many of your youtube videos are being watched by other students from around the world. Please if you get a comment click on their link and return the favour. Here is a comment on one of your videos

It would be great to comment on other videos too. You should comment on our videos and see what the difference was between version 1 and 2. Great work on your 2 minutes to make a Difference. I hope you enjoyed the project.

Turnstudent27 from Wingham,Ont: What an amazing video. This video has caught my attention and is making me want to do something about this topic. Why did you guys pick this issue of justice? I had recently done a project on gender discrimination in India, and this video relates to my project. I really enjoyed the beginning of this video it was very unique! Very well done!

Child Abuse has always been a major issue in our world and I think you reflected on this Social Issue amazingly. Adding the transitions in your video added to it. I also liked how you added the 3 dots in because it added some suspense to the video. I do not know anyone that is abused I think many children are and it needs to be stopped. This video really made me want to do something about this issue. Why did you decide to pick child abuse as your issue? Turnstudent27 from Wingham,Ont

It would be great to comment on other videos too. You should comment on our videos and see what the difference was between version 1 and 2. Great work on your 2 minutes to make a Difference. I hope you enjoyed the project.

## Thursday, April 22, 2010

### 2 Minutes to Make a Difference Final Cut

**Important uploading information.**

Part of your movie project is completing tasks on time. A big deadline is looming. By Friday the final copy of your movies should be published online. I am asking that you sent them to our youtube channel. Please follow these proceedures:

- Title your movie (topic, 2 Minutes to make a Difference 2010, Version 1) i.e.
**Stop Poverty in Africa 2 Minutes to make a Difference 2010 Final Cut** - Label your movie
**2minutes2010, topic, spmath, finalcut** - In the description please include all group members and a brief description of the video and what you changed from the first version to the final cut.

Sign into youtube. Use spmath and the usual ilove****

Select upload

Select upload video

**NOT**record from webcam

While you are uploading you need to make the changes that I asked you to do earlier in this post. (click the picture for full screen)

It is important that you title and label your video properly. Please ensure that you have...

- Titled your movie (topic, 2 Minutes to make a Difference 2010, Version 1) i.e.
**Stop Poverty in Africa 2 Minutes to make a Difference 2010 Final Cut** - Label your movie
**2minutes2010, topic, spmath, finalcut** - In the description please include all group members and a brief description of the video and what you changed from the first version to the final cut.

## Tuesday, April 20, 2010

### Version 1 Waiting to be Edited 2 Minutes to Make a Difference

Production and Direction Rubric

Content Rubric

Group and Peer Response

Use the arrow on the right hand side to switch videos. Thank you for your time

Here are 2 screencaptures of the rubrics

## Monday, April 19, 2010

### If you still cannot get the Moive to upload....

If you still cannot get your movies up to spmath here is one likely reason why.

Continue to upload. Here is the test of what you need to add to your comments tomorrow:

Group member's name(s): _________________________________________________________

Continue to upload. Here is the test of what you need to add to your comments tomorrow:

__PEER GROUP RESPONSE FORM 2 Minutes to Make a Difference Version 1__Group member's name(s): _________________________________________________________

Name of viewer:

_________________________________________________________

**When answering the following questions, be as specific as possible, and write as clearly as you can. Your goal is to help your peers improve their work.**

__What is t__

__he main topic/idea of this video__?

__What I like about this video__

__:__

**List at least 3 things**

**. Be specific. Possibilities to consider include: transition between slides, sound quality, use of images, clarity of text, introduction, conclusion, and overall message about making a difference**

**.**

__The__

__suggestions I have for the mak__

__er__

__s of this video__

__:__

**Give at**

**least 2**

**suggestion**

**s for improvement. Possiblities to consider include: transition between slides, sound quality, use of images, clarity of text, introduction, conclusion,**

**and overall message about making a difference, Also, consider**

**areas that are confusing, that do not seem related, or that need further explanation**.

### Studnet Response for Movies

You need to leave comments behind at the other projects. Here is a template you can use. Please cut and paste the information you find at this google doc and use it as the base for your comments at youtube.

http://docs.google.com/View?id=df5nsmnp_184hqxqnggc

Please remove the bold printing. Those are instructions for you. Just use the regular font.

http://docs.google.com/View?id=df5nsmnp_184hqxqnggc

Please remove the bold printing. Those are instructions for you. Just use the regular font.

## Thursday, April 15, 2010

### Uploading your 2 Minutes Movie to Youtube

Part of your movie project is completing tasks on time. A big deadline is looming. By Monday the first drafts of your movies should be published online. I am asking that you sent them to our youtube channel. Please follow these proceedures:

Sign into youtube. Use spmath and the usual ilove****

Select upload

Select upload video

While you are uploading you need to make the changes that I asked you to do earlier in this post. (click the picture for full screen)

It is important that you title and label your video properly. Please ensure that you have...

- Title your movie (topic, 2 Minutes to make a Difference 2010, Version 1) i.e.
**Stop Poverty in Africa 2 Minutes to make a Difference 2010 Version 1** - Label your movie
**2minutes2010, topic, spmath**

Sign into youtube. Use spmath and the usual ilove****

Select upload

Select upload video

**NOT**record from webcamWhile you are uploading you need to make the changes that I asked you to do earlier in this post. (click the picture for full screen)

It is important that you title and label your video properly. Please ensure that you have...

- Titled your movie (topic, 2 Minutes to make a Difference 2010, Version 1) i.e.
**Stop Poverty in Africa 2 Minutes to make a Difference 2010 Version 1** - Label your movie
**2minutes2010, topic, spmath** - In the description please include all group members and a brief description of the video.

## Wednesday, April 14, 2010

## Tuesday, April 13, 2010

## Monday, April 12, 2010

## Friday, April 09, 2010

### Rubrics for your 2 Minutes to Make a Difference

There are 2 categories that you will be marked in for your Movie Project. One is Production and Direction (The artistry of your movie) and Content. Here are the two rubrics that will be used. Feel free to print them off and ask questions. If you have completed a movie and want to make it better please use the rubrics to achieve a better mark.

Production and Direction Marking Rubric

Content Marking Rubric

Production and Direction Marking Rubric

Content Marking Rubric

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