Monday, June 12, 2017

It's Exam Week

History 10
Students are reminded that the exam is Wednesday morning (June 14) in the regular classroom (C102). The exam begins after homeroom and morning announcements. If students require any of the study notes that the class compiled last week, there are still copies available.

BBT 10 and Digital Production 120
There are no exams, but any students that have incomplete assignments are reminded to come in after exams this week to get the assignments finished, or finish them online from home. These assignments will be evaluated by Thursday, June 15, so please come in and complete them before the end of the day on Thursday. If you finish any incomplete assignment from home and post them to your course blog(s), please let me know, so I can evaluate them before submitting the final marks.

Media Studies 120
There is no exam, but any students that have to complete the final assignment, are reminded to come in after exams this week to get the final assignment done. These assignments will be evaluated by Thursday, June 15, so please come in and complete them before the end of the day on Thursday.


Monday, June 05, 2017

Exam Review and Final Assignments (June 5-9)

Digital Production 120
Students will complete their assignments for the Digital Audio Unit. If time permits the students will also look at digital video production, although most of the students have completed video work in Writing 110,  Journalism 120 and Media Studies 120. Links to the student blogs and the assignments, can be viewed here.

History 10
The students will finish their study of Ancient Rome this week.  The students will also complete review activities for the final exam. Students are reminded that the exam is next Wednesday morning,  June 14.  If time permits the students will view the documentary  "Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story" on Friday.

BBT 10
This is the last week for students to complete their fourth unit. Most of the students are working on the Computer Science Fundamentals Unit (coding). Any students who complete the fourth unit before Friday can use the time to review for their exams. Links to the student blogs, as well as the units and assignments, can be viewed here.

Media Studies 120
This week the students will complete their final assignment that is worth 30% of their final mark (like a final exam). If time permits, students will also view and peer assess the final assignments. Links to the student blogs and most of the assignments can be viewed at the course blog.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Soundscapes, The Roman Republic, Coding and Media Awareness (May 29-June 02)

Digital Production 120
This week students will work on the Soundscape Project for the Digital Audio Unit. Students will complete their soundscapes and post them to their course blogs. Students are reminded to make sure they complete the self assessment for this assignment. Links to student blogs and their work, as well as the assignments, can be viewed here.

History 10
The class will start their study of Ancient Rome this week. This week they will look at the geography of the Italian peninsula, the conflict between Rome and the Etruscans, the Punic Wars and expansion of Rome, and the rise and decline of the Roman Republic. The students will also receive the outline for the June exam. Any students who have yet to submit their written response for the Ancient Greece Unit are reminded to do so this week.

BBT 10
The students should be now working on their final unit. Most students are working on the Computer Science Fundamentals (Coding). Students who are still finishing up their third unit are reminded to complete it as early as possible this week. More information on the assignments and links to the student blogs can be viewed here.

Media Studies 120
This week the students will begin their final assignment for the course which is worth 30% of their final mark (like a final exam). The students can work in pairs or groups of three for this final assignment. Each group will determine a topic around media awareness that they will explore and determine a call of action/message that they can share in a public awareness video. Links to the student blogs and most of the assignments can be viewed at the course blog.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Audio Editing, Alexander the Great, Self-Assessment and Canadian Entertainers (May 23-26)

Digital Production 120
This week the students will complete their assignment on special effects. They will use GarageBand for editing and exporting the audio files. If time permits, the students will also begin the final digital audio assignment. Links to the student blogs and the assignments can be viewed here.

History 10
The class will complete their study of Ancient Greece. Students are reminded they have to submit their response composition exploring the documentary, Last Stand of the 300. This week the class will study the Peloponnesian War, Philip II of Macedon and Alexander the Great. The students are scheduled to have a review for their test on Thursday and the test is scheduled for this Friday.

BBT 10
The students should be completing their third unit this week. Students who have completed the third unit are reminded to complete the necessary self-assessment activities and then begin work on the fourth unit. Most students have selected the Computer Science Fundamentals (Coding) for their fourth unit. More information on the assignments and links to the student blogs can be viewed here.

Media Studies 120
This week the class will complete their unit on Canadian entertainers and Canadian content. Students will have Thursday and Friday to finish the assignment for this unit. Links to the student blogs and most of the assignments can be viewed at the course blog.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Sound Effects, Battle of Thermopylae, Automotive Design and Canadians (May 15-19)

Digital Production 120
This week the students will make final revisions to their websites. The students will then begin the Digital Audio Unit. The students will first look at the basic science of sound. They will also look at analog vs. digital audio recording as well as sound effects (Foley Sound). Links to the student writing blogs and the writing assignments can be viewed at the course blog.

History 10
The class will continue their study of the Greco-Persian Wars this week. The students will also view the documentary Last Stand of the 300. The students will write individual response compositions exploring three topics from the Battle of Thermopylae using their study notes and also the notes they took when they viewed the documentary.

BBT 10
The students are working on their third unit. Most students have selected either Business and Enterprise or Communication and Multimedia. They are also some students who are completing the Automative Technology Unit.  Links to the student blogs and the assignments can be viewed here.

Media Studies 120
This week the students will start the unit on Canadian content. The students will begin with a discussion on how Canadians are perceived by other countries, particularly our neighbour, the United States. The students will view and listen to Canadian content and read articles about past, current and popular Canadian content. They will have class discussions this week in response to what they view and read. Links to the student blogs and some of the assignments can be viewed at the course blog.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Website Design, Rise of City-States, Concert Budget and Xenophobia (May 8-12)

Digital Production 120
The students will continue the Web Design Unit this week. Students will be working on their own website and should have most (or all) of the design of their websites completed by the end of the week. The assignments and links to student blogs can be viewed here.

History 10
The class will view the documentary, The True Story of TroyThe students will then continue their study of Ancient Greece by looking at the Greek Dark Ages followed by the rise of the city-states and colonization. If time permits, the students will start their study of the Greco-Persian Wars.

BBT 10
Most of the students are working on their third unit. The majority of the students are working on either the the Business and Enterprise Unit (Concert Planning) or the Multimedia and Communication Unit (Photography) More information on the assignments and links to the student blogs can be viewed here.

Media Studies 120
The class will continue with their unit of exploring the "other" in film. The students will first have a class discussion on stereotypes in response to the film they viewed last week. The emphasis this week will be on films that deal with xenophobia and racism. Links to the student blogs and most of the assignments can be viewed at the course blog.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Websites, Mycenaeans, Self-Assessments and Stereotypes (May 01-03)

Please note: There are no classes this Thursday and Friday (May 04 and 05) due to the Teachers' Annual General Meeting and Subject Council Day. 

Digital Production 120
The students will continue work on the Web Design Unit this week. Students should be already, or close to, planning and designing their own website. The student blogs and the assignments can be viewed at the course blog.

History 10
The class will continue their study of Ancient Greece. They will first review their notes on early Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations from last week. The students will view the film Troy and, if time permits, they will start viewing the documentary The True Story of Troy. 

BBT 10
Students should either be competing their second unit this week or starting their third unit. Students are reminded to complete the necessary self-assessment activities for the unit they are finishing. Links to the student blogs and more details on the assignments can be viewed here.

Media Studies 120
The students will start their unit on "Exploring the Other" in film. This week the students will be looking at stereotypes. Links to the student blogs and any online assignments can be viewed at the course blog.