Monday, October 31, 2016

Mystery Skype with Vero Beach, Florida, USA

The Friday ended with a mystery Skype call to somewhere in the world. The students in SA15M had 15 minutes to prepare questions and settle in their groups before we received a call....from what we at the end then discovered was St. Edward's School in Vero Beach, Florida. Here are some images from the Skype session that put a wonderful end to the week:

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

We have received videos from our friends in Florida and Tokyo - for SA16M

Kelly and her students in Florida have responded to the video that we sent, introducing ourselves and our city and school. Here are two videos from the Chinese students that go to high school in Florida. Enjoy! 

and here's one from our friends at St. Mary's High School in Tokyo:

Friday, October 14, 2016

I Am NOT Black, You Are NOT White - Diversity

Now, more than ever, the urgency to emphasize that diversity enriches us is great....and growing day by day. After starting to read All American Boys (we're part of the Global Read Aloud 2016) we are starting to soak our minds in the notion that we don't like labeling, it confines us and limits our thinking. Today the lesson starts with the video above....

Against The Wall from Against The Wall on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to Bob Dylan

The Nobel Committee announced a few minutes ago that Bob Dylan has been awarded the prize in literature 2016. Here's an example of his lyrics: 

Like a Rolling Stone

Once upon a time you dressed so fine
Threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People call say 'beware doll, you're bound to fall'
You thought they were all kidding you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hanging out
Now you don't talk so loud
Now you don't seem so proud
About having to be scrounging your next meal
How does it feel, how does it feel?
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone
Ahh you've gone to the finest schools, alright Miss Lonely
But you know you only used to get juiced in it
Nobody's ever taught you how to live out on the street
And now you're gonna have to get used to it
You say you never compromise
With the mystery tramp, but now you realize
He's not selling any alibis
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
And say do you want to make a deal?
How does it feel, how does it feel?
To be on your own, with no direction home
A complete unknown, like a rolling stone
Ah you never turned around to see the frowns
On the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you
You never understood that it ain't no good
You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you
You used to ride on a chrome horse with your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
Ain't it hard when you discovered that
He really wasn't where it's at
After he took from you everything he could steal
How does it feel, how does it feel?
To have on your own, with no direction home
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone
Ahh princess on a steeple and all the pretty people
They're all drinking, thinking that they've got it made
Exchanging all precious gifts
But you better take your diamond ring, you better pawn it babe
You used to be so amused
At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
Go to him he calls you, you can't refuse
When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose
You're invisible now, you've got no secrets to conceal
How does it feel, ah how does it feel?
To be on your own, with no direction home
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone

Read more:  Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone Lyrics | MetroLyrics 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Evaluation of Module 2: the U.S. Election 2016 - to be answered after giving your own speech

After giving your speeches I want you to do this evaluation of module 2. After completing this evaluation you log onto PingPong and do the self-assessment there. Thanks!