Thursday, August 28, 2014

Chrome Apps for your convenience

Speaking of Click Bait and Facebook

Google Classroom-
Evernote Web Clipper-
Tweetdeck (beware!)

We might experiment with these apps too:

Pre-Fergie BEP jam

Remember to read and answer with thoughtful reflection Good Readers and Good Writers

AP Grammies

 I may not give extra-credit but I do grant the wish of extra time.  Late Pass!  On way to grab it is through our weekly participation/ grammar exercise.  You will watch one vignette and write a brief description (1 to 4 sentences) that captures the tone.  The catch is that you must blend in at least one form of selected sentence structure while reflected pitch perfect connotation of the tone of the film.  How do you win?  You vote of course...After I tally all all the entries, I post them so you can review them and vote for the best one.  Let's be write, vote and gobble up class participation credit while honing your syntax. 
This week's syntax move: participial phrase
  1. Pursing his lips, he struggled not to call out his professor's obvious error.
  2. A lazy student, always looking for a corner to cut with his assignments, ironically, may do more work to get out of doing work. 

Remember to flex with strong verbs!

Nabokov- Good Readers and Good Writers

This needs to be read not once, twice, but three times.  Your answers will reflect the depth of understanding that can only come from multiple readings and reflection of its ideas.  Remember that this is Advanced Placement and your answers must be thorough and draw evidence from the text.  Please complete by next Tuesday.
Good Readers and Good Writers

This is my earworm today:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday is for Writers 8-27

From a post at The Dish- "The last lines of John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice
“The perspective of eternity is not a perspective from a certain place beyond the world, nor the point of view of a transcendent being; rather it is a certain form of thought and feeling that rational persons can adopt within the world. And having done so, they can, whatever their generation, bring together into one scheme all individual perspectives and arrive together at regulative principles that can be affirmed by everyone as he lives by them, each from his own standpoint. Purity of heart, if one could attain it, would be to see clearly and to act with grace and self-command from this point of view.”
I.Describe a strategy Kralovec uses to move audience closer to agreeing with this controversial thesis.  Discuss what you know of the audience and then what technique implemented to unlock the reader. (Target- 1-2 paragraphs with textual support.

II. Copy 10-15 examples of “click bait” from web pages.  
“You won’t believe what happens ne..”

Monday, August 25, 2014

Tech Tip Tuesday 8-26

                                                             Great call Kendra!

I know many of you are busy so you might want to check out this new app Timeful.  I added it to my iPhone and iPad and it is keeping me on task so far as I get pulled in several different directions once I have a moment of free time.  The web version is forthcoming...

Twitch cause a major shift in media?

Student Survey 2014

No big assignment tonight other than a reflective response to this survey so I can kick-start my familiarity with all of you.
Remember that your username is school and add 94 after your password.
Listen to this prodigy while you finish:

Follow @brainpicker   on Twitter.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Welcome to AP Language 14/15!

Syllabus on Monday as we have several students out volunteering as ambassadors.  However, I need a writing sample from you over the weekend.  Click here for the assignment.  If you did not complete all 6 posts(you know who you are), you will respond to a 2nd prompt for Monday as well.

Who you need (or who I heavily recommend) to follow on Twitter:
@brainpicker- Essential enrichment resource for this course.  Read daily.

For visuals and data

Fun weekend read-
A Visual Alphabet-Dictionary of Unusual Words

My summer vacation...Ipanema Beach in Rio!