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Daily Updates

In order to make your work time more efficient, less interrupted, this page will serve as a daily update area.  If the teachers or school need to deliver news that will affect your day in CDAT9, we'll post it here.

Home Stretch - EOCT, Portfolios

posted Mar 20, 2012, 8:37 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Mar 20, 2012, 8:37 AM ]

We'll be finishing up some topics in all subjects, lots of review coming.

Also, you need to add the Project 7 page (here are the scoring guidelines), and then improve your entire portfolio.  Your entire portfolio will be your Performance Final grade for Technology.

The Next Few Weeks

posted Feb 6, 2012, 6:37 PM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Feb 10, 2012, 8:30 AM ]

Check out the Project 7 summary for the major AKS we're covering.  You're going to have some traditional academics in preparation for the next project.  In the meantime, there's always something else to do:

Team Planners and Portfolios

posted Jan 25, 2012, 3:20 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Jan 25, 2012, 3:42 AM ]

Project 6 is underway!  While there is a great, positive energy, we need better team planning for the most part.  On your team site, here are things you NEED to start with:  list of team members, a general plan for the next two weeks, a summary of how you will integrate the subjects, and a page for your daily plan.  Start each day by meeting with your team, plan the day in writing, make no assumptions.  If each person has a task and a deadline, your team will have a better chance to succeed.  

Here's a link to a decent site (will need more accurate AKS connection later):

In addition, you were all asked to create a new page (not just an entry, a page) on your Portfolio for Project 6.  It should include a summary of what YOU wanted to do on this project.  By the end of the Project, you should have this updated with the standard information (decent visuals like pictures, etc. ).  

Email a link to mr and bh with the subject "Project 6 Portfolio Page".

New Approach

posted Dec 31, 2011, 5:21 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Dec 31, 2011, 5:21 AM ]

This semester, we're going to try something new.  Each project will be about 5 weeks long.  Your first 3 weeks we will cover information that is necessary for the project.  You will then have an assessment (a test) on that information.  Students who do well on the test will move onto project-mode.  Those who do not perform well will need to participate in remediation.  During the first 3 weeks, you should be brainstorming about how you would want to incorporate the topics.  

In addition, some other changes:  you don't have to use the current Math standards for your project, you can pick from another Math topic you find interesting.  Also, you don't have to use Health AND Technology, you can choose one or the other.

This is similar to what we did last term, but a little more formal.  We'll check on how this works during the process, and refine it as necessary.  Let us know what you think!

Plan EVERY DAY, and week

posted Oct 30, 2011, 6:42 PM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Oct 30, 2011, 6:42 PM ]

Why are we so consistent about your plans?  Good planning makes better projects and less strife.

Each day:
  • Meet with your team.
  • Write down what everyone is doing, and be specific:  WHO is expected to do WHAT TODAY?  Each person should have something to show when you are done with the day or when you meet for planning the next day: a certain number of graphics created, an estimated script created, etc.  Write it all down, make it something you can measure, and assign a name!
Team Planning sites will be evaluated much more regularly, so keep on it!

Reminder: how to plan your day

posted Sep 14, 2011, 5:42 PM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Sep 14, 2011, 5:45 PM ]

Meet with your team as soon as class begins.  Answer these questions:
  • When is everyone here, out?  You should never be "waiting" for your team.  Plan your Math, plan your P.E.
  • Write down what every member will accomplish every day toward the project.  Always shoot to finish early, not late.
  • If you have independent time, every team member needs to show some type of 3D tutorials accomplished, and maybe other work like math, writing, your fitness plan, and probably more.

So...what do we do now?

posted Sep 8, 2011, 6:13 AM by Brittany Haddock   [ updated Sep 8, 2011, 7:50 AM by Michael Reilly ]

Now that P3 is officially underway, it’s time to begin your research and development in order to create your alternative physical challenge.  Today we will be offering a series of roundups to assist you in drawing and framing your initial group plans. Please check the CDAT calendar for the roundup schedule so that your time may be used efficiently today.

Remember, your task is to research, design, and persuade the purchase of an alternative physical challenge that will remain at Lanier for others to enjoy! Unleash your creativity and sharpen your rhetoric!  

First Day of P3

posted Sep 6, 2011, 1:59 PM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Sep 6, 2011, 2:00 PM ]

Using this post, we will regularly push out some notes to help you focus your day.  Day 1 of this project, get to know your team.  Also, plan when your PE is going to take place.  You need a minimum of 4, 30 minute blocks each week.

A news test

posted Sep 3, 2011, 3:07 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Sep 3, 2011, 3:08 AM ]

This is just a test of the "daily updates", holding space until we have more.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

posted Sep 3, 2011, 3:07 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Sep 3, 2011, 3:09 AM ]

Probably no update today, as this is the start of a NEW PROJECT!  Let's learn from our last project on what worked and what did not!

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