Megan's Learning Journal

Please copy & paste Today's Question into your Learning Journal. Respond to each question with as much detail as you need to make your thinking clear to others.
Monday, April 30th:

1.Go back to your blog and be sure your digital story is posted properly.
2.Then, view the blog of each member of your group and make the following comments on each members' blog:
  • Using the digital story characteristics bullet points, please give two gems and two opportunities to each member.

  • What is the imact that the author is trying to make through their digital story?
  • To whom should this be given in order to further the authors' intent?
If you need help with science, see Mrs. Jacobs
Monday, March 26: 1. Up to now what have you learned about your wonder? How did you find this information? What did you do?
I have learned that there are so many other species in the arctic and i have found this it out from these websites, nat geo kids and this other websites. I have also made the digital story.
2. What do you still want to know about your wonder? What is your plan for finding this information? What have you already done to try and find this information? Did it work? Why or why not?
Other animals living in the world like the rainforest or the tropics and i have done nothing to find this out but i will.
3. What new questions/wonders do you have? Are they related to your current wonder? What could you do to look into them?
I have the tropic animals wonder also the rainforest wonder because i want to know about more animals and that i am learing about animals it still connects to my wonder.
February 27th:
Continue to work on furthering your research on your wonder
1. Please review the comments that have been posted to your blog page.
  • How can you use these comments to further your studies?
  • It will help me to cooperate with others.
  • What questions can you ask to further clarify the comments?
  • Maybe, Why do they think that my blog needs work?
  • How does this lead you to your next steps?
  • It can further my expedition. Feb 17:

    Continued work on Claims and evidence w/Effort and Acheivement
    1. What other claims have you made about your Wonder, given your research to this point?
  • 2. What specific evidence have you uncovered to support your claim(s)? Please include evidence from all 3 categories:
  • ** Facts
    • Data
    • Personal experience (your small moments, or those of others)

    Continued Work on Seeking Outside Sources -

    1. What professionals, experts, authorities are exploring your topic, or a topic similar to yours?
    2. Which have you chosen to follow, or learn from?
    3. How did you verify they are a credible source?
    4. Please post a link to their work - blog, wiki, webpage, etc.
    5. Do they have a Twitter account?
      • Who do they follow?
      • Who is following them?
      • What does this suggest about them or their work?

2. Using the comments from Mr. Truss, what are your next steps with your wonder? How does the messiness of learning help you? How does it hinder you? What do you need to know to help your next steps?
Feb 10: Combining Claim & Evidence w/ Effort & Achievement
  1. What claim(s) can you make about your Wonder, given your research to this point?
  2. I can make a bunch of claims like i know more than ever about arctic animals and i think i know more about there ways of life.
  3. What specificevidence have you uncovered to support your claim(s)? Please include evidence from all 3 categories:
    • facts
    • data
    • personal experience (your small moments, or those of others)
  4. Which of the REAL strategies have you used to verify the facts and data you are using as evidence (be sure to list all)?
  5. I used e because i have reserched the website.
  6. Use your responses from above to create a post on your blog. Be sure your post showsyour readers the effort you've put forth to discover the answers to your wonder. Be sure to include...
    • your claim(s) about your wonder
    • the specific evidence you have to support your claim
    • all sources of information and images
    • specific strategies you have already used to verify the credibility of your sources
\Feb 3: please consider the Effort & Achievement rubric we discussed in class on Monday as you respond to the following questions.
    • What efforts have you made to address your Wonder this week?
    • I am working on a powerpoint.
    • What achievements have you made?
    • I have made some achievements like searching through the web and seeing if any other animals live in the arctic other than your basic animals that live in the arctic.

    • How would you score yourself for each?
    • Reflecting on our discussion in class, what "tweaks" might make this rubric work better for you?
    • It could make me work on it more.
      • What if the end column wasn't the end point?
      • I don't exactly know what that means.
      • How might it better reflect your efforts to reach further, dig deeper, question more critically...?
      • I guess it would help me maybe make a better result.
    • Consider the responses posted by the other members of your page team...
      • How might their suggestions influence, or shape your work? (post individual replies to discussion area on your team page - be sure to identify the strategy to which you are referring in your response)
      • They could help me strech more.
      • Work as a team to come up with your "Top 2 Tweaks" (post team response to discussion area)
        • Of all suggestions made, which would represent your "Top 2 Tweaks"?
        • Be sure to include your team's thinking/rationale behind your suggestions
Jan 13:
As you narrow your focus on your Wonder, please consider the questions posted to your discussion tab by your teammates (see Dec 9 below).
  1. How does their question support your investigation?
  2. I think that it supports my investigation because there questions give me more questions to ask.
  3. How might you go about addressing or answering their question? (please craft a reply to their post)
  4. Maybe give a question to there post.
  5. What is your next step in investigating your Wonder?
  6. To work harder and give answers to people's questions
Student bloggers, please...
  1. add a linkto your blogroll:
    • a link to your Learning Journal
    • links to the blog of each member of your What's Your Question team (and others, if you wish)
  2. replace the header "Just another BPS Edublogs Campus Site site" with something that reflects your journey to find answers to your Wonder (need help? see Kate A, Gus K, Hannah S, Lauren S or Emma L)
  3. rename the "Sample Page" that came with the initial template - try to think of a name/page that will support or compliment your work
    • Resources - where you can document & store the resources you use along the way
    • My List of Wonders - post your brainstorm list of wonders from the start of the year (I'm sure you had MANY!)
    • Photo Library - post related photos that surface as you investigate answers to your Wonder
    • Maps - do maps play a part of your Wonder? Why not offer them to your readers/followers

Jan 6:
Consider the student blogs you reviewed at the start of our week...
  1. How do you imagine your own blog might teach, inspire, motivate, or connect others?
  2. i think that my blog will help teach other children all over the world
  3. How will you invite others into the conversation of your posts?
  4. I will ask questions in my conversation
  5. What traditional writing techniques do you need to remember as a blogger?
  6. You need to remeber to be suttle and nice
  7. Please showyour answers by completing each of the following tasks:
    • How do you subscribe to our What We Wonder blog so you receive updates to your school email account?
    • How do you add a link to our What We Wonder blog so it appears on the blogroll on the front page of your blog?

Dec 9:
  1. Click on your team What's Your Question? page
  2. Carefully review the learning journal of the person above AND below you on your What's Your Question? page.
  3. Use the Question prompts on our wiki to push the thinking of your page partners by posing at least one strong question on their discussion tab.
  4. On Monday, we'll work on crafting strong responses to the questions posed by your page partners

D. Learning Journal

Dec 2:
  1. SLOW DOWN: Why is it important to verify the resources you are using to uncover answers to your Wonder?
  2. its important because it is good to work hard.
  3. THINK: How might it help you to plan out your questions before seeking information from others (professionals)
  4. it would work better because you could verify your answers first.
  5. LOOK AHEAD: How might you share your learning with the world (blog, wiki, Learning Journal, Glog, etc.)?
  6. maybe just on my journal.

1. What questions from our "Asking Questions" page helped further your search on your wonder?
It help me because i chose to never give up and i found a website with some answers.
2. What answers did you find?
That their are more then just foxes seals and polar bears.
3. What are your next steps
To get a better grip on things.
Nov 30:
  1. What professionals are exploring your topic, or a topic similar to yours?
  2. They are exploring what animals live in the artic

  3. Which have you chosen to follow, or learn from?
  4. There are two from ask kids and wikipedia
  5. How did you verify they are a credible source?
  6. I think that i'm pretty sure that the ask kids one is but not the wikipedia

  7. Please post a link to their work - blog, wiki, webpage, etc.
  8. My Source or one of them
  9. Another Source
  10. Do they have a Twitter account?
    • I don't think they do.
    • I think that it puts on them that they are very interested in the same topic.

Nov 29:
  • Please post a brief summary (2-3 sentences) of a resource you found during your work time today. Be sure to include:
    • I found a resource calledScience Buddies and i think that i liked it. I think that my next steps will be to
    • work harder then i did to day and then finish the project at the due date. I know that i used the real strategies to find out the product of this website.

Nov 21:
In the Paper Clip movie, the students in Whitwell had a very specific wonder about the world - they wondered about the sheer number of Jews who were killed in the Holocaust. Reflecting on their efforts to better understand a group of this size, please respond to the questions below:
  • They learned that not everyone lived like they did.
  • It made a difference to motivate others to do stuff like them.

  • I think that it would teach them that not all trees are alike
  • I can facts and teach them how leafs grow
  • I think that it will teach them to find out their wonders.
  • I think that you should bother because you could be a good person and a smart one to learn about the stuff.

Nov 18

  • To find out what i need to know about the things i am reaserching
  • I think they can do their own and not help me with mine
  • Find what i need to know to make it better.
Nov 7: I know that my facts are trusted and that maybe they maybe aren't and there might be more facts. I would like to learn about this and how the process goes.
Oct 28: i used the real strategies and all of them and i got my work done.
Oct 21:
You could make what ever you think i need
Oct 17:
  • These are my inspirations and it will help me make more investigations
  • It has all the facts in my authority list and i can trust my self

Oct 3:
  • I learn more about that discussion stuff.
  • I could help otthers if i learn more.

Sept 26:
  • It could shift a question because so many people make new details.
  • A Question can spure it all these answers
  • Some people do not take things seriously and that could weaken a discussion.

Sept 23:
  • The feel of winter.
  • What there inspirations are and how you can get something from it.

Sept 19:
  • What can you learn on your own?
  • How to listen too eachother
  • What are your learning styles