<![CDATA[Ms. Sockett's English Courses - TED Talk (5X2) Blogs E-Block]]>Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:51:34 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[AFter our first "Back channel"]]>Tue, 09 Apr 2013 02:30:32 GMThttp://mssockettsenglishcourses.weebly.com/ted-talk-5x2-blogs-e-block/after-our-first-back-channelToday was quite an experience!  Thanks for being patient while we got the technology up and running and while we waited for the videos to "buffer".  We watched Cameron Russell's talk about being a model, Nancy Lublin's talk about texting, Sunni Brown's talk about doodles,  and tried to watch Colin Powell but the class found it too boring (and it was really having a hard time buffering).  Your "back channel"  discussions made 8 pages of transcript and I would say that while there were some very strong points made, for the most part there was a great deal of "chatter" that had little to do with the activity at hand.  That is disappointing.

I would like to see more comments now that you've had a chance to watch more of the videos and hear what other people had to say about them.  Tomorrow you will have a final chance to voice your opinion via a comment on the blog.

We are now up to 16 students (out of a class of 27) who have posted a comment.  This will "count" on your mid-term report card!   ]]>
<![CDATA[:) and :(]]>Fri, 05 Apr 2013 02:34:12 GMThttp://mssockettsenglishcourses.weebly.com/ted-talk-5x2-blogs-e-block/-and:)
I am glad some of the students in the class have taken the initiative to go online, watch the talks, and then post some very insightful comments about them.   Thanks!

Out of 26 students in the class, only 11 have actually watched videos and actually posted comments (this is a very important part of the process!)  You are part of a digital community - you must get online and post your thoughts about the Ted talks!  If you are wondering what to write - look no further than your own classmates for inspiration.

Results right now (very hard to determine based on small number of participants) ... but:
"Yes!" - Steiner, Svitak, Sivers
"Maybe" - Lenz, Novogratz, Obama, Lublin, Russell
NOT VIEWED and/or COMMENTED UPON - Powell, Krosoczka, Meslin, Bose, Brown

We need more in
<![CDATA[The Top 5 Ted talks ]]>Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:42:02 GMThttp://mssockettsenglishcourses.weebly.com/ted-talk-5x2-blogs-e-block/top-5-ted-talks-commentsWatch the TED talks that your classmates examined and presented and then comment upon them.  Note:  there are at least two pages that contain the TED talk videos (you may need to click on a link at the bottom to go backwards/forwards). 

Ultimately, we are going to vote on the "Top 5" for our class.  As you watch the TED talks, and make your comments, think about the following things:

1.  Is the talk entertaining and informative?
2.  Does the talk have a good message?
3.  How is the talk connected to our novel (thing "big ideas")
4.  Why is the talk a "good talk" for teenagers to view?

You need to view all of the talks and post a comment on at least 5 of them by Friday, April 5th.]]>
<![CDATA[Teaching one child at a time ted talk]]>Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:55:56 GMThttp://mssockettsenglishcourses.weebly.com/ted-talk-5x2-blogs-e-block/teaching-one-child-at-a-time-ted-talk
“Educating the poor is more than just a numbers game,” says Shukla Bose. She tells the story of her adventurous Parikrma Humanity Foundation, which brings hope to Indians by looking at the past with frightening statistics and focusing on treating each child as an individual. Shukla Bose is the founder and head of the Parikrma Humanity Foundation, a non-profit that runs four excellent schools for poor children.
- Brandon H., Marcus S. and Dominik C.
<![CDATA[looks aren't everything ted talk]]>Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:53:07 GMThttp://mssockettsenglishcourses.weebly.com/ted-talk-5x2-blogs-e-block/looks-arent-everything-ted-talk
The main message of our TedTalk is that looks don’t matter. The media has portrayed a sense of “Beauty” into the eyes of our society and that has blinded us from seeing what true beauty is. In actuality, who can decide what beauty is? People are judged by their looks and are not able to fully show themselves in a positive light. Cameron Russell (The speaker) goes on to say that we can achieve anything in life if we put our minds to it. This connects back to the novel because Arnold from The Absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian sets his mind on going to Reardan high school and pursuing a better education for himself and achieving a brighter future. We think that our Ted Talk is worth watching because it has an amazing message that applies to all of us.
-Victor P. and Bethany J.
<![CDATA[Texting that saves lives ted talk]]>Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:49:47 GMThttp://mssockettsenglishcourses.weebly.com/ted-talk-5x2-blogs-e-block/texting-that-saves-lives-ted-talk
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<![CDATA[doodlers unite ted talk]]>Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:47:15 GMThttp://mssockettsenglishcourses.weebly.com/ted-talk-5x2-blogs-e-block/doodlers-unite-ted-talk
Our ted talks most important messages are that doodlers are bullied and discriminated because they doodle. Also you can retain more information from drawing than you would by reading a text. Another point is that the definition of a doodler has always meant a fool but this is not an accurate definition, doodling means to kill time by drawing or sketching. The broad idea of our Ted talk that relates to the novel is that Arnold loves to draw, he is always drawing to express his emotions, feeling and his surroundings. Arnold gets picked on because he doodles, people are always getting mad at him when he draws.   This is just like what the ted talk was explaining; that people are always getting put down because of their artistic beliefs. This Ted talk is important for readers to know that doodling doesn’t make you a fool but it actually shows that you are expressing your emotions in different ways. This can really inspire students to show different ways of learning or expressing your feelings.
- Bikram K. and Dillan V.
<![CDATA[how to start a movement ted talk]]>Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:45:14 GMThttp://mssockettsenglishcourses.weebly.com/ted-talk-5x2-blogs-e-block/how-to-start-a-movement-ted-talk1
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<![CDATA[what adults can learn from kids ted talk]]>Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:40:11 GMThttp://mssockettsenglishcourses.weebly.com/ted-talk-5x2-blogs-e-block/what-adults-can-learn-from-kids-ted-talk1
The important message in our TED talk is “You must lend an ear today because we are the leaders of tomorrow”. Adults don’t realize that kids have inspiring ideas and thoughts that can help build the future to be better. Kids abilities are underestimated such as Charlie Simpson’s who raised 120 000 pounds for Haiti. We need opportunities to lead and succeed but adults have low expectations of us which doesn't challenge us to be our best. One connection that we found between the TEd talk and the novel is education. The speaker goes on to tell that no matter where you are in life whether it’s a good or bad place, you can create opportunities for yourself. This connects back to the novel because Arnold is in a bad place he’s surrounded by bad influences but he’s being brave by leaving the reservation to go to a different school and getting a better education for himself to have a brighter future. The adults should learn from Arnold and keep trying to succeed at what they want to show their kids that they can do and be whatever they want. We think that our TED talk is worth watching because we can all learn something from this. Not only just the TED talk itself but from the speaker as well. The speaker is a young girl about nine years old and she’s already doing big things like doing the TED talk for one and she has already written her first novel. This girl is a great example of how you are never too young to start living your dream.
- Mahdiyyah K. and Hasina S.
<![CDATA[Michelle obama's ted talk]]>Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:29:21 GMThttp://mssockettsenglishcourses.weebly.com/ted-talk-5x2-blogs-e-block/colin-powells-ted-talk1
Michelle Obama visits an all girl school in London, England in order to empower women and encourage students that education is important. Although she lived in a low-income economy in Chicago, Michelle Obama excelled at Harvard Law School. Arnold transferred from his school on the Rez, Wellpinit, to Reardon in order to obtain a better education. Both Arnold and Michelle left their homes despite the extenuating circumstances in order to achieve a greater destiny. This TED talk is worth watching because students who have the opportunity to attend school often don’t realize how privileged they are.
- Nicole C. and Brianna M.