Alm4 Learning Journal

April 9th:

Are you having fun researching your topic for your wonder? Explain.

Monday, April 9th:

Are you having fun researching your topic for your wonder? Explain. Yea I realy have a lot of qustion`s about my wonder! It`s more like my wounder for my hole life.

What could you do to make your topic more interesting if you are not interested and what could you do to keep your topic interesting if you are interested? To ask more qustions.

How could others input make researching your wonder more fun? Proble add more.

How could you push your wonder to stretch your thinking? To ask NASA.

Monday, March 26:

Monday, March 12:
As you reflect on your journey of discovery about your Wonder(s), consider the posts, comments & responses on your blog.
Respond to the following questions as a new post on your blog. Keep in mind, your post can include text, audio and images. Please be as detailed and descriptive as possible when drafting your post. This MATTERS!
  • Give it a meaningful title and a brief introduction.
  • Think carefully about how you'll respond to each question
  • Write your responseswith as much detail as possible (remember, you are working to make your thinking & process clear to others)
    • How are you digging underneath the surface of your chosen issue, problem, challenge, question, or interest?
      • What questions are you asking?
      • What information are you finding?
    • How are you digging underneath the answers and information, to discover more?
      • What are your strategies for deeper discovery?
    • How are you inviting others into your learning journey? Who are your contributors, collaborators, editors, reflectors, challengers...who help to strengthen your work?
  • Write a conclusion at the close of your post, inviting others to comment.

February 27th:
Continue to work on furthering your research on your wonder
1. Please review the comments that have been posted to your page.
  • How can you use these comments to further your studies? They can give good feedback.
  • What questions can you ask further to clarify the comments? To awnser there qustions.
  • How does this lead you to your next steps? When im done asking my self qustions they whould do the same thing but better.
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? To make it BOLD and BETTER then it is.

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)
Feb 10: Combining Claim & Evidence w/ Effort & Achievement
  1. What claim(s) can you make about your Wonder, given your research to this point? That I am more interted in something todly differnt.
  2. What specificevidence have you uncovered to support your claim(s)? That im going to chang wonder and for my data is I now a lot about my new wonder. I know people that are famos!
    • facts
    • data
    • personal experience (your small moments, or those of others)
  3. Which of the REAL strategies have you used to verify the facts and data you are using as evidence (be sure to list all)? Ask them.
  4. 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:
    • What efforts have you made to address your Wonder this week? That I finnaly found my wonder!
    • What achievements have you made? Just getting more into my wonder.
    • How would you score yourself for each? Probly a nine.
    • Reflecting on our discussion in class, what "tweaks" might make this rubric work better for you? To have a redic just for my subjet.
      • What if the end column wasn't the end point? I whould get more intesid.
      • How might it better reflect your efforts to reach further, dig deeper, question more critically...? To get my own rubic.
    • 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)
      • 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 30:
As you consider the research you've done to this point on your Wonder, please respond to the following with thoughtful, rich and complete posts:
  1. Where do you see Science in your Wonder? Science is in evey thing like math.
  2. What claim(s) can you make about your Wonder, given your research to this point? That this is more intesting then my other ones.
  3. What specificevidence have you uncovered to support your claim(s)? Please include evidence from all 3 categories: That NASA is relly geting into this. That no one has gone in there and come out. I dount relly have any personal experience because I ahve never been in space.
    • 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)? Looking it up on differnt websites.

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? To find out why and maby that I whoud under sand why.
  2. How might you go about addressing or answering their question? To ask NASA why.please craft a reply to their post)
  3. What is your next step in investigating your Wonder? To get more into my reserch.
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? To see how good getting out and being ative.
  2. How will you invite others into the conversation of your posts? To put pichers and true facs.
  3. What traditional writing techniques do you need to remember as a blogger? To say postive things only.
  4. 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.

Dec 2:
  1. SLOW DOWN: Why is it important to verify the resources you are using to uncover answers to your Wonder? Because they might be fake and miss leding me.
  2. THINK: How might it help you to plan out your questions before seeking information from others (professionals)? To ask people to help that has experons.
  3. LOOK AHEAD: How might you share your learning with the world (blog, wiki, Learning Journal, Glog, etc.)? To ask more qustions.

1. What questions from our "Asking Questions" page helped further your search on your wonder? To have more detail.
2. What answers did you find? I found out that it will take maby like 4 to 5 moths to find my qustion because there is qustionns for each little dietail.
3. What are your next steps? To look every where and find more imformation.

Nov 30:
  1. What professionals are exploring your topic, or a topic similar to yours? Yes there is one similar to mine.
  2. Which have you chosen to follow, or learn from? I learnd from
  3. How did you verify they are a credible source? It had all of the answers to my qustions and a lot of details.
  4. Please post a link to their work - blog, wiki, webpage, etc.
  5. Do they have a Twitter account? I dount know.
    • Who do they follow? I dount know.
    • Who is following them? My family and more people.
    • What does this suggest about them or their work? They explianed a lot about the topic.

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:
  • What did they learn "in the cracks" of their quest to collect 6 million paperclips? That it toke all lot of time to get responses.
  • How did this influence, or make a difference to others? That they let people now about this and make other rellie what happend.

  • What about your wonders might make a difference to others? That thay whoud now about it.
  • How might you teach others about your Wonders of the World ? I will reserch some facts and look in books and then I will teach others about what happend.
  • How might your learning journey serve to educate others? I will help and indroduse new things to them.
  • Why bother? That we all woud now what haapen and why so then they can under stand a lot more at hustre

Nov 18:
Reflect on your answers to last week's questions: "What do you know?" & "What do you need to know?"....
  • What will your next step(s) be? To get better grades.
  • How can your team help you with your next steps?That they help me.
  • Keeping in mind that we'll only be in school on Monday & Tuesday, what is your goal for next week? That I will have better grades then last weeks.

Nov 7;
Given the question on your list that you feel is most worthy of investigating, please respond to the following:
  • What do you know?I know to come to class early and come perpared.
  • What do you need to know?How to do all of that in time for class.
  • Why does it matter?So I can be apart of the class and that is importamt because I need to learn.

Oct 28:
  • Which of the REAL strategies have you used this week to validate information you have found?I used the URL to help me.
Oct 21:
  • How can we be sure to save enough time each class to document and reflect on our work?To work the hole time.

Oct 17:
  • What questions on your page seem worthy of an investigation? To be on time for class!

  • How might your Learning Journal support your investigation?To look and see my make stacks and dont do them agen.

Oct 3:
  • How will you use the discussion rubric to strengthen your own work?To ask for help when i need it.
  • How will you use the discussion rubric to support the work of your peers?To ask qustions and help them when they need it

Sept 26:
  • In what ways can questions shift a discussion?If you think about somthing else you get of subjut.
  • what you are doinguestions strengthen a discussion? Iut somet will be like how many donnuts do amacra likes to fix it is like what is the poplachon of people in amarca.

Sept 23:
  • Who can you add to our authority list?
  • How might learning from such authorities in a particular field or area of study be different from learning for yourself, with your peers, or from another adult? IT well help becuse they are mre smarter then me

Sept 19:
  • What can you learn on your own?To look at the teacher when she is talking
  • What can you learn from your each other?To focis more
  • What do you need to learn from us?To leen back i my chair