Wednesday, October 21, 2015

TOK 1: Day 26 (10/21) - Back to The Future Day


Please login to Turnitin.com and submit your "Plato's Cave & The Ways of Knowing" Essay.  Then submit the essay to me on Google Classroom.

Then, we will discuss the IB Yearlong Calendar and the importance of deadlines and serious study.

Finally, we will view Back to the Future II and examine it for IB-related Knowledge Claims, Concepts, and Questions.


Monday, October 19, 2015

TOK 1: Day 25 (10/19)



Today we will continue work on our first Written Assessment: Plato's Allegory of the Cave & the TOK Ways of Knowing.

Agenda:
  • Continue Drafting Essay
    • Formal Essay Structure
      • Effective introduction (Narrative?)
      • Clear Organizational Patterns
      • Careful development of difficult concepts
      • Deliberate transitions between ideas
      • Thoughtful attention to the possibilities of language for creating beauty
  • Revise/Edit/Polish
    • Logical Development?
    • Clear explanation?
    • Correct Grammar?
    • Concrete Examples?
  • I will use This Rubric to assess your essay
Coming up:
  • 10/21: Essay Due at the Start of class, on Turn It In and Google Classroom.
Homework:
  • Due 10/27: Remediate your Essay into a visual representation that captures your essential meanings and arguments.  Think creatively about the best way to portray your ideas.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

TOK 2: Day 24 (10/14) - Presentations / History

First things First
Anna will do her presentation. Please give her your attention.

Meetings:
Then, I will meet briefly with Tim and Ashlyn.

History
After that, maybe we can watch this great video about history and violence with my new personal favorite public intellectual, Steven Pinker.


Monday, October 12, 2015

TOK 2: Day 23 (10/12) - TOK Presentation Prep

TOK Presentations

I will meet with Carleigh and Vicky today!

All Documents attached to Google Classroom, and are also available on the NEW TOK Presentation section of this Blog (click on the above tab)

  • Presentation Assignment Description
  • Calendar of Presentation Dates and Pre-Meeting Dates
  • Topic Development Questions Assignment - Please be sure to complete the Topic Development Questions BEFORE you arrive at your meeting with me.
  • TK/PPD form - This must be completed carefully, as it is the method by which your presentation will be moderated
  • Rubric

Extended Essay Reminders


  • Here is the Digital EE Guide (also linked on the right side of this site)
  • Submit your Outline and Bibliography to your mentors. I will be meeting with them next week to go over assessment criteria.  You should meet with them also in the coming weeks
  • Be adding to a Researchers Reflection Space (RRS) - see that section of the EE Guide for ideas about what to include!
  • Your Draft (due November 13) should be as near complete as you can get it.  Remember that THIS IS YOUR ONE CHANCE FOR MENTOR COMMENTARY before the final submission.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

TOK 2: Day 21 (10/6) - TOK Presentation Prep

TOK Presentations
All Documents attached to Google Classroom

  • Presentation Assignment Description
  • Calendar of Presentation Dates and Pre-Meeting Dates
  • Topic Development Questions Assignment - Please be sure to complete the Topic Development Questions BEFORE you arrive at your meeting with me.
  • TK/PPD form - This must be completed carefully, as it is the method by which your presentation will be moderated
  • Rubric

Extended Essay Reminders
  • Here is the Digital EE Guide (also linked on the right side of this site)
  • Submit your Outline and Bibliography to your mentors. I will be meeting with them next week to go over assessment criteria.  You should meet with them also in the coming weeks
  • Be adding to a Researchers Reflection Space (RRS) - see that section of the EE Guide for ideas about what to include!
  • Your Draft (due November 13) should be as near complete as you can get it.  Remember that THIS IS YOUR ONE CHANCE FOR MENTOR COMMENTARY before the final submission.




Monday, October 5, 2015

TOK 1: Day 20 (10/5) - IRW

IRW

  1. CAS
    • Add Activities
    • Add Reflections
    • 1 for September
    • 2 or more for October
  2. TOK Blogs