• Tamanend's Distance Learning page

     

    Live Meeting Schedule for the week of June 8

    Access our meeting link through your Outlook calendar or Teams calendar.

    Monday:

    1st Period: 9:30 am

     

    2nd Period: Noon

     

    Tuesday:

    3rd Period:9:30 am

     

    4th Period: Noon

     

     

    Wednesday:

    9:30 am

     

     

    Expectations for Students

    ·       Attend our weekly classroom check-in via Microsoft Teams. You will see the link for your period’s meeting in your email inbox and Teams calendar. Please email me if you don’t see it.

    ·       Check Canvas for our weekly assignments after our virtual check-ins.

    ·       Complete and submit assignments by your period's virtual meeting the following week.

    ·       Abide by CB Online Meeting Guidelines, found here.

    Office Hours

    • In addition to our live weekly Teams check-ins, I will be available via email throughout the day at JHeisey@cbsd.org

     

    • If you are feeling stressed or confused about the class expectations (or just want to catch up!), I will be available to schedule a live check-in each day between 11:30-12 or by appointment.

    Classroom Tools

    • We will learn via weekly Canvas modules. These should take a student about 60-90 minutes to complete for the week.
    • Each Canvas module should be completed by our next live meeting date.

    Resources

    • Canvas
    • Microsoft Teams

     

     

    Distance Learning Activity: Tuesday, March 31

     

    Note: We will have optional live check-ins this week by period. They will be at the following times:

    Wednesday, 4/1:

    1st Pd: 9 am

    2nd Pd: 10 am

    3rd Pd: Noon

    4th Pd: 1:30 pm

    Thursday, 4/2:

    5th Pd: 9 am

     

     

    Overview: Today, you will begin a process that I will ask you to come back to for the duration of the coronavirus crisis. You will find and explain at least three "primary sources" that will document what is going on in the world now. 

     

     

    Estimated time: 30 minutes

    Things to know: This activity follows a Canvas module (linked below). Simply click "next" at the bottom of each page to continue to the next. I will be available via email throughout the day to answer questions.

    Tasks:

    • Open the page on the Canvas module labeled 3/30
    • Open the attached document and read over the directions
    • Put in at least three primary sources that will document this crisis for future Americans.
    • Post the most interesting primary source you found on a discussion board and explain it.
    • Related Links:
    • Advanced Canvas Page
    • Academic Canvas Page

     

    Communication:

    • I will be available via email throughout the day.

     

    Distance Learning Activity: Monday, March 30

     

    Overview: Today is My Choice Monday! Students will follow the directions on my Canvas module page for Monday, March 30. Today's activity asks you to browse the enrichment materials I have posted - podcasts, YouTube channels, and interactive experiences - to explore topics you find interesting. Find a new resource to learn that is new to you and explore it for at least 20 minutes. You can hop around to other resources listed as well.

     

    Then, write one well-written paragraph describing your experience and anything interesting that you learned.

     

    Finally, post to a discussion board and engage with your classmates about anything new that you found!

     

    Estimated time: 30 minutes

    Things to know: This activity follows a Canvas module (linked below). Simply click "next" at the bottom of each page to continue to the next. I will be available via email throughout the day to answer questions.

    Tasks:

    • Click the Canvas link below or access Canvas on your own to go to the 3/23 Mondule
    • Browse the enrichment resources I have posted
    • Choose one or two to explore in depth for at least 20 minutes
    • Choose a prompt that is listed and respond to it in one well written paragraph.
    • Post to a discussion board to share what you found with your classmates.
    • Related Links:

    Communication

    • I am availabe via email throughout the day

     

    Distance Learning Activity: Thursday, March 26

     

     

    Overview: Today, we will continue our virtual tour of Washington, D.C. You will "visit" the Albert Einstein memorial and the Vietnam Memorial Wall as you listen to brief audio recordings explaining the history and symbolism of them. After explaining a few things you learned, you will summarize your questions and findings by continuing to add to the class discussion board. Then, if you choose, you can complete the optional final activity - designing a WWI memorial based on the memorial styles you've learned about this week.

     

     

    Estimated time: 30 minutes

     

    Things to know: This activity follows a Canvas module (linked below). Simply click "next" at the bottom of each page to continue to the next. I will be available via email throughout the day to answer questions.

    Tasks:

    • Today's tasks will have you learn about the Albert Einstein memorial and the Washington Monument.
    • Complete the directions for each page and click "next" to progress.
    • Take part in a discussion of what you learned with your classmates.

    Optional Activity:

    Complete the last optional page to design a memorial for World War I based on what you've learned.

     

    • Related Links:

    Communication

    • I am availabe via email throughout the day

     

    Distance Learning Activity: Wednesday, March 25

     

     

    Overview: Since we will not be going to Washington, D.C. in early April as planned, I'm going to bring Washington, D.C. to you.  This week, we will be taking a virtual tour of Washington. You will "visit" the major monuments and memorials as you listen to brief audio recordings explaining the history and symbolism of them.

     

     

    Estimated time: 30 minutes

     

    Things to know: This activity follows a Canvas module (linked below). Simply click "next" at the bottom of each page to continue to the next. I will be available via email throughout the day to answer questions.

    Tasks:

    • Today's tasks will have you learn about the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
    • Complete the directions for each page and click "next" to progress.
    • Take part in a discussion of what you learned with your classmates.

     

    • Related Links:

    Communication

    • I am availabe via email throughout the day

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Distance Learning Activity: Tuesday, March 24

     

     

    Overview: Since we will not be going to Washington, D.C. in early April as planned, I'm going to bring Washington, D.C. to you.  This week, we will be taking a virtual tour of Washington. You will "visit" the major monuments and memorials as you listen to brief audio recordings explaining the history and symbolism of them.

     

     

    Estimated time: 30 minutes

     

    Things to know: This activity follows a Canvas module (linked below). Simply click "next" at the bottom of each page to continue to the next. I will be available via email throughout the day to answer questions.

    Tasks:

    • Go to Canvas and access the "Distance Learning Washington, D.C." Module
    • Complete the directions for each page
    • Learn about Washington, D.C., the WWII Memorial, and the FDR Memorial
    • Take part in a discussion of what you learned with your classmates
    • Related Links:

    Communication

    • I am availabe via email throughout the day

     

     

     

    Distance Learning Activity: Monday, March 23

     

    Note: I will be having optional virtual office hours on Monday, March 23 at 10 am and 2 pm. A link will appear right here briefly before office hours begin. This is optional - just a chance to check in, ask any questions, and see me and your classmates.

     

    Click here for the 2 pm office hours.

     

     

    Overview: Today is My Choice Monday! Students will follow the directions on my Canvas module page for Monday, March 23. Today's activity asks you to browse the enrichment materials I have posted - podcasts, YouTube channels, and interactive experiences - to explore topics you find interesting. Find a new resource to learn that is new to you and explore it for at least 20 minutes. You can hop around to other resources listed as well.

     

    Then, write one well-written paragraph describing your experience and anything interesting that you learned.

     

    Finally, post to a discussion board and engage with your classmates about anything new that you found!

     

     

    Academic classes only: Some students have asked about the midterm "Ideals Essay" that we worked out last week and was due on Friday. If you have it completed and would like to turn it in, a turn-in page is included in this module.

     

    Estimated time: 30 minutes

    Things to know: This activity follows a Canvas module (linked below). Simply click "next" at the bottom of each page to continue to the next. I will be available via email throughout the day to answer questions.

    Tasks:

    • Click the Canvas link below or access Canvas on your own to go to the 3/23 Mondule
    • Browse the enrichment resources I have posted
    • Choose one or two to explore in depth for at least 20 minutes
    • Choose a prompt that is listed and respond to it in one well written paragraph.
    • Post to a discussion board to share what you found with your classmates.
    • Related Links:

    Communication

    • I am availabe via email throughout the day
    • I will have "office hours" on Microsoft Teams today, Monday March 23 at 10 am and 2 pm. This is optional - just a chance to check in, ask any questions, and see me and your classmates.

     

     

    Friday, March 20

    Attention Students: I am unplugging today (Friday, March 20). You should too. Enjoy the beautiful weather in any way that you can. Stay off the screens for as much as you can today. Read a book. Learn to juggle. Build something in the garage. Occupy yourselves however you'd like, but keep washing your hands and distancing yourselves. I'll be back in touch on Monday. My office hours are pushed back until Monday at 10 am and 2 pm. This will be an optional check in.

     

    Have a great weekend!

    Mr. Heisey

     

     

    Distance Learning Activity: thursday, march 19

     

    Note: I will be having optional virtual office hours on Monday, March 23 at 10 am and 2 pm.

    This is optional - just a chance to check in, ask any questions, and see me and your classmates. (Ok, - maybe a game as well.)

     

    Overview: Students will follow the directions on my Canvas module page for Thursday, March 19. Today's activity has students log into the website www.newsela.com (please choose "Log In with Clever.")

    Note: This is a new resource for my class. If you have trouble logging in or finding the assignment, you won't be alone, so please email me and I'll help you through it!

     

     Once logged in, students will find an "assignment" that's is called "Women Worth Knowing." They will choose two articles on significant women in history and proceed to read and annotate them. Please take the brief comprehension quiz at the end.

     

    From there, there is a discussion post with a series of prompts to choose from. Please choose at least one prompt to reply to. Finally, return to the discussion board throughout the day to engage with your classmates and reply to their posts.

     

    Academic classes only: Some students have asked about the midterm "Ideals Essay" that we worked out last week and was due on Friday. If you have it completed and would like to turn it in, a turn-in page is included in this module after you complete your oral history.

     

    Estimated time: 30-60 minutes.

    Things to know: This activity follows a Canvas module (linked below). Simply click "next" at the bottom of each page to continue to the next. I will be available via email throughout the day to answer questions.

    Tasks:

    • Click the Canvas link below or access Canvas on your own to go to the 3/19 Module
    • Log into NewsELA
    • Find the assignment "Women Worth Knowing"
    • Choose two articles to read and annotate
    • Take the comprehension quiz
    • Post and reply to other posts on the Canvas discussion
    • Related Links:

    Communication

    • I am availabe via email throughout the day
    • I will have "office hours" on Microsoft Teams on Friday, March 20 at 10 am and 2 pm. This is optional - just a chance to check in, ask any questions, and see me and your classmates.

     

     

     

    Distance Learning Activity: wednesday, march 18.

    Overview: Students begin by doing a "google-a-day" warm up, that has them utilize search engine skills to find answers to four google puzzles. If students complete it within the given timeframe, they can submit a screenshot of their points. The winning student will get a shout-out the next day. From there, students will read about the importance of oral histories and the role that they play in our society. Given the historical significance of Covid-19, they will listen to my oral history of my experience during this experience, and then they will create their own. Students may either write or record their oral histories of being a 9th grader when Coronavirus came to the U.S. They will then have the option to share their experiences with classmates in a discussion post, though this is not required.

     

    Academic classes only: Some students have asked about the midterm "Ideals Essay" that we worked out last week and was due on Friday. If you have it completed and would like to turn it in, a turn-in page is included in this module after you complete your oral history.

     

    Estimated time: 30-60 minutes.

    Things to know: This activity follows a Canvas module (linked below). Simply click "next" at the bottom of each page to continue to the next. I will be available via email throughout the day to answer questions.

    Tasks:

    • Click the Canvas link below or access Canvas on your own to go to the 3/18 Module
    • Attempt to solve the "Google-a-day" puzzle utilizing effective search engine skills
    • Read the "Oral History" assignment page and watch my oral history. Then, brainstorm and create your own, either through typed text or digital video.
    • Finally, check out the oral histories of your classmates and consider sharing your own.

    Related Links:

    Communication

    • I am availabe via email throughout the day
    • I will have rotating "office hours" on Microsoft Teams throughout this experience in varying the time slots. You can utilize this to ask questions, catch up with classmates, and possibly play an interactive trivia game or two.
    • Info on our first optional office hours will be posted here when scheduled.

     

     

    Distance Learning Activity: tuesday, march 17

    Overview: Students will take part in a discussion thread to catch up with their classmates and teacher, explaining what they have been up to the past few days and posting questions they have about the upcoming days. Then, they will take a practice quiz of content we have learned so far this year, using their textbook or other online resources to look up answers they got incorrect and fixing. Finally, students will browse through enrichment resources that are always available on Canvas for extra practice and learning.

     

    Estimated time: 30 minutes

    Things to know: This activity follows a Canvas module (linked below). Simply click "next" at the bottom of each page to continue to the next. I will be available via email throughout the day to answer questions.

    Tasks:

    • Click the Canvas link below or access Canvas on your own to go to the 3/17 Module
    • Post (writing or media) on the discussion thread to catch up with your classmates and explain any questions you have going forward.
    • Complete the practice quiz on the next page. Try it once without notes, then use the text or other resources as necessary.
    • Finally, browse the enrichment resources to check out other links, podcasts, youtube sites, etc., that you may enjoy while learning at home.

    Links:

    Communication

    • I am availabe via email throughout the day
    • I will have rotating "office hours" on Microsoft Teams throughout this experience in varying the time slots. You can utilize this to ask questions, catch up with classmates, and possibly play an interactive trivia game or two.
    • Info on our first optional office hours will be posted here when scheduled.