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Topic 13 - Khan Academy: Why is the idea of Khan Academy POLEMIC? Flipped Learning? Be prepared for a live discussion with our friends at Franklin Elementary School. In preparation for the event, please watch at least ONE of Mr. Khan's videos at this link: http://www.khanacademy.org/about

If you would like to watch the 60 Minute News Segment again.
This link will TRANSPORT us to the live conversation at 11:15 on Thursday, May 3rd.


Topic 12 - PARENTS: How do you feel that TECHNOLOGY has impacted your student's learning this year?
All year we have actively participated in the critical thinking activity we have termed The Great Debate...and now we look forward to hearing your opinion.


Topic 11 - The Great Debate...Close to Home Template (EACH group member will need to retrieve and name their own template firstnamelastinitial - Manning.)

Topic 10 - In your opinion, are anti-smoking ads effective?

Topic 9 - In your opinion, what is the most important invention?

Topic 8 - Should the United States switch to the Metric System from the Imperial System?

Topic 7 - Has technology augmented, or in other words, helped you to improve your writing beyond simple spell-check and data processing? If so, in what ways and why?

Topic 6 - Bullying - what is it and what will YOU do when YOU are a BYSTANDER? As we read Mockingbird by Katherine Erskine, please think about the roles we each play in daily life.

Topic 5 - What makes a great teacher…a teacher that makes a difference?

Topic 4 - Occupy Wall Street... Inquiry Circles

Topic 3 - Should schools require school uniforms? Advanced students will write two well-developed paragraphs that substantiate two distinct points of view.

Topic 2 - Should students be taught cursive in school? Advanced students will write two well-developed paragraphs that substantiate two distinct points of view.

Topic 1 - Should students receive or expect money for good grades? We will be elaborating a written and verbal response for the Voice Thread.