The Self Driving Bike from Google - This seems like it will be the next BIG THING from Google. Can you believe what it is saying? What things does this video do to convince you that this is the next great technology? Are there any clues that showcase that this is real or not real? Write a paragraph that describes what you think about this video and then I want you to imagine and describe an invention that you think Google should try to create next. If you’re looking for inspiration, have you smelled with Google Nose or seen the future with 8 Bit Maps?
Watch the following video of a man jumping out of an airplane without a parachute. It has 13 million views on youtube. What I want to know is, do you think it’s real? What proof do you have that this is true and accurate. What do the creators of the video do to give this video validity and authenticity?
We live in an era where we hear the term “fake news” constantly. But can we recognize when news is fake and when it’s real? For your blog post this week, I want you to jot down how do you recognize when a story is fake, and can you post an example of “clickbait” (screenshot if you can) or describe how you know when something is clickbait.
I can give you a prompt to start your blog:
I think that this video "is" OR "is not" real. The proof I have for my opinion is …
Write your paragraph that talks about both the video and how you separate fact from fiction when you’re on the internet!
March break is such an important time for students and teachers. It is a time of reflection, relaxation, and a time to recharge. Enjoy this week! While you do so, please try to take some photos of the different activities and things you do over the break (I’ll do it as well). Put these photos in a quick slideshow with a 1-2 sentence caption for each and we’ll celebrate each other's break on the Monday when we come back! Post the link to your slideshow (anyone with the link can view).
Welcome to our last week before March break, our first week since reports came out, the weather is changing, seasons and terms are switching over and we’re kicking into the final phase of grade six! Before we start, I want to thank you for such an incredible year so far and I’m so excited to see what amazing things we can do with the rest of this year. As we think about this second term and how we’re going to get better, be better, and create better, I think happiness is one of the keys to our success.
Watch the above video, presented at a TED talk on happiness. When you’ve finished watching, your job is to create your very own HAPPINESS /Gratitude JOURNAL. There has been tons of research lately that explains how if we take the time to write down what we appreciate and the good things that happen in a day, our mental state becomes happier and more positive. This week for your blog, I’d like you to start a Google Doc called “Name Gratitude Journal” and write down 3 NEW THINGS that you were glad happened, positive events and/or things you’re thankful for. Post the link to your doc in the comments and we’ll share a few on Friday.
Mr. Steltman's Class
Our blog will be using inspirational quotes, news articles and more as jumping off points to showcase our digital footprint, ideas, and writing.