Some ideas to consider slotting into the rest of our class opportunities.
Again, today was good; Nat. G. article will help drive home that last connection to how we do turn turbines to how should we turn turbines.
Exploit Crude/More Friedman
Revisit Outline
Have groups list five queries and the specific results on their group page.
Revisit Outline again.
Gear up for a two min. presentation for each group. Perhaps keep is simple such as what have you learned in this term about your group lens inside the story of Glo. Clim. Change. Maybe it starts on their group wiki page and then we use the google presentation doc. option to begin a slide show. Let's say each group speaks to two profound images or graphs or visual information. Then we would have 10 images for a slide show before we go to break. This presentation could be one file that we all have access to and not have to worry about what happened last year when Carter took her computer home on a Sunday. Also give/instill for them an idea of visual standards early as well as a reminder that we're presenting in the future.

Another thing--and we may be running out of time--is a written evaluation. Rather than an open-ended one, we could target the core skills of what we're trying to do. It could look like this:

Write a 400 word evaluation (and put it...google doc or wiki page?) in which you discuss the following topics: * PBL: https://kidscollaborate.wikispaces.com/PBL* Student-centered learning.* How best can we foster a sense of collaboration in class?* Maybe have them include in a short paragraph the best team experience that they ever had; later pull out working condition adjectives.

Also, before we send this email to the Chapter 18 site, group pages should reorganize their content by:
Top to bottom order:
1) TF group takeaways; then perhaps debate w/partner about golden lines from past TF chapters;
2) HOT Log questions;
3) Key players, key terms, and key sources. These lists should be much larger by now because we this is a student-centered curriculum. Each term should be defined. Wherever possible, especially with sources, the listed items should be hypertext links;
4) Important, clear, trustworthy graphs, data, images, videos, etc, for future presentation;
5) Remove survey questions.


Interesting data and plan; great model for electronic footnotes, too. http://www.repoweramerica.org/plan/renewable-generation/
College Visits: Bill signed off for Adam missing Feb. 3/4.

Should we have the science group understand and explain this process:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/science/earth/31ocean.html?ref=science
Jeremy B. C. Jackson, a coral expert at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego who has no connection to the Monaco report, said “there is just no doubt” that the acidification of the oceans is a major problem. “Nobody really focused on it because we were all so worried about warming,” he said, “but it is very clear that acid is a major threat.” Carbon dioxide, principally from the burning of fossil fuels, is the major component of greenhouse gas emissions, which have risen steadily since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century. Oceans absorb about a quarter of carbon dioxide emissions, the group said, but as the gas dissolves in the oceans it produces carbonic acid.

Should we have them write an evaluation of the course? Essay, 1-2 pages?
Name
Emily Scientific
Amanda Scientific

Kohei Economic Pat Economic
Meg PoliticalTomasso Political
Brooke Alternative Energy
Adam Alternative Energy

Randy Action Plan
Leah Action Plan


Assessment of Group Work on Chapel Outline


Group Analysis

Rate each criterion as:
Needs Much Improvement Needs Improvement Effective Very Effective Awesome
1. Consensus was built on how to attack the problem.
2. The group worked together to develop the outline.
3. The previous outlines were used.
4. The group utilized leadership skills to achieve the goal.
5. The group stayed on task/topic.

Self Analysis

1. What was your most effective contribution to the group? Why?
2. Were you as good a listener as a contributor?
3. Was there a point when you regretted not making a point?


International Herald Tribune
Chicago Tribune RSS
NY Times RSS
LA Times RSS
Guardian RSS
Sydney Morning Herald
New Zealand Herald
Toronto Sun
Vancouver Sun
Reuters
Red, Green and Blue

Notes:
Jan. ideas:

Solution: Less than 10 years after his speech in 1961, we were on the moon. The non-partisan Alliance for Climate Protection is calling for the United States to meet another goal within a decade: 100% clean energy in 10 years. Will we make it? http://www.wecansolveit.org.http://climate.weather.com/blogs/9_17719.html

Solution--mobilization potential in our country: Maybe charge the seniors to go back to US History and find out how much time it took Detroit to refit factories from cars to tanks at the start of WWII.
Foodprint awareness:

a Carbon Foodprint calculator

CSAs: http://www.holcombfarmcsa.org/becomemember.html
Concept of Victory gardens and other local growing ideas/solutions: http://www.ctnofa.org/Join.htm

Slow food movement: http://www.slowfoodusa.org/index.php/join_us/

BU Chpater which could be a model for us to reflect on for use here: http://slowfoodbu.blogspot.com/
We have yet to discuss preventative measures: The World News Story about Irish Sci. giving farms animals drugs to reduce Methane.

Just watched a great episode on the Weather Ch. while on duty: http://climate.weather.com/ontv/?from=secondarynav

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I thought that we had a list of skeptics. Perhaps after HOT Log #2, here's a great link: http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science_and_impacts/global_warming_contrarians/

another skeptic:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2006/04/09/do0907.xml

Good collection of links from PBS Heat: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/heat/etc/links.html
We could assign this over break b/c whole show in available online (and they watch stuff on their computers all the time!)

Should we post the best (s) HOT Log from last year as a sample?

When should we try the field trip? Maybe towards the middle/end of Winter term b/c it could be a good mirror of what we would want to strive for in our presentation; would also give us enough time to incorporate any nuance learned at the exhibit, etc. OPTIONS: Dance-a-thon Monday, End of Term "exam week", some other day (Dec.18)
Will the students know that they are working in a collaborative environment when they leave at the middle of Dec.? Remind me to explain the M&M jar exercise to show collaboration and importance of reason and scientific method.

New tools from last night: http://caisconnect.wikispaces.com/Web+2.0+Tools+for+Classroom

Social Networking/having students contribute ideas to places.

1) http://change.gov/agenda/energy_and_environment_agenda/ There is an opportunity to send in ideas; should we turn this into an assignment or stretch out a portion of our presentation/future text for this? I guess we have until Jan 20th. But the way Obama has been operating in a grass roots fashion, the new depart. of energy may have the same opportunity.

2) Wikipedia page:have students update a section; see how long it lasts.

3) Should we sign up for this research opportunity? We lend our background screen program for a larger computer to crunch data; we, I think, have access to its climate models.

http://climateprediction.net/Article explaining this and other models: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/8770/title/Math_TrekCloudy_Crystal_Balls



Bill,

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