Monday, April 25, 2011

E-portfolios Final Polishing up for Student Led Conferences

Introduction to the Portfolio

You need to start the reflection off with an introductory paragraph.  Sum up what you have done this year at Sargent and Add the statements from the Personal Reflection below.

Personal Reflection

  1. Two things I am good at are:
  2. Two things I need to improve on are:
  3. My goals for the next 6 weeks of school are:

Adult Response

  • In looking at your work, I would like to compliment you on the following 2 things:
  • In the last 6 weeks of school I will help you reach your goals by:
Your parents will fill this part in after your conference. 

Lead parents through your learning.  For each of your units you should have the following
Proportion, links to posts about Proportion, Sesame Street Video, Parent Quiz
Pythagoras Pythagoras Scribe Post, Parent Quiz
Percent Percent Video, link to percent posts, Parent Quiz
Volume & Surface Area are one part. Video embed and link to scribe post, Parent Quiz
Integers Link to the Great Big Book Of Integers, Test Mistakes and Parent Quiz
Fractions  Add your multiplying fractions movie , Parent Quiz

Language Arts To be added later
Task Intent Criteria Frame to be added to the Wiki

Throughout the year I have completed assignments based on Assessment for Learning practices. The learning process has followed the three key components:
TASK: What was I asked to do for this assignment?

INTENT: Why am I completing this assignment?

CRITERIA: How do I know what I needed to do to be successful in completing this assignment?


Include the images taken in the lab in either Social Studies or Language Arts.

Social Studies To be added later
Include the images taken in the lab in either Social Studies or Language Arts.

Science Powerpoint needs to be uploaded to then embed at wiki

2 minutes to make a difference
Small paragraph describing what you have done:
  1. What is your topic?
  2. What were your big questions?
  3. What are some key points that you have researched?
  4. Where are you in your project... When is the project due
Remember completion and having the conference with your parent is part of your 2 Minutes and Portfolio marks for the third term.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Student Led Conferences

Welcome Parents. This might be the first time you have arrived at the Math Blog.  Please fill out the form below to inform us of when you will be doing a Student Led Conference with your child.  These conferences are a chance for your child to showcase their learning and for you to see them in action.  Student Led Conferences along with their 2 Minutes to Make a Difference Movie Project worth 20% of their third term mark.  Please find time to participate on Thursday April 28th or Friday April 29th.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you out for these conferences.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Math Parent Quiz

As part of your E-Portfolio you are expected to teach your parents Grade 8 Math.  This is the Parent Quiz that you will be giving to them.  Make sure you know how to do these questions.  You want to be smarter than your parents:D

Monday, April 18, 2011

Dividing Fractions

Some Fraction Homework.

Here is the work from the board today.  Please show how you get your answer in two different ways.

Do not forget that you have 2 Minutes homework and E-Portfolio work to complete too.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

So what have you done so far....

  • Chosen a topic
  • Researched the topic
  • Created a Story Arc to put it all together....
What is missing....... Media to create a movie.  This is your latest assignment.  You must have all of your media gathered and ready to use by the end of April.  What is media?

  1. Pictures your own and from the net
  2. movies your own
  3. anything else you are allowed to use!!
A previous post showed you how to find CC or Creative Commons Images.

Where are you going to put all of this media?

For all of your pictures place them at your google document.
  • You will create a slide called Photo Links.
  • Paste all links into this slide
  • Create another new slide and use the Copy Image Location to insert the image.  
  • Repeat as many times as needed as you find more images.  
If you  are using your own images you need to store them at your google doc too.  Upload them from your PC or camera to the slide.  You do not need an image citation for your own photographs.

Any picture without a citation will not be allowed in your movie.  Be sure to use only CC material.

2 Minutes 2011 Marking Rubrics

There are 2 categories that you will be marked in for your Movie Project.  One is Production and Direction (The artistry of your movie) and Content.  Here are the two rubrics that will be used.  Feel free to print them off and ask questions.  If you have completed a movie and want to make it better please use the rubrics to achieve a better mark.

Production and Direction Marking Rubric

Content Marking Rubric