Ms. Andrea Love Art and Gifted Educator
Today in TAG we did the following:
Our writing prompt was to write about what we accomplished while Ms. Love was gone yesterday and what we learned from the scientific journal we read "Why We Can't Replace Our Brains With The Internet." We discussed what they learned and how our brains are much more reliable than Google. We also talked about the importance of reading scientific journals such as this journal as the focus was to check and see if the author wrote it for teens to understand, along with valuable learning about the brain and reading comprehension. This type of skill needs to be practiced often to prepare us for our future as High Schoolers.
Students were asked to do the following:
Answer these questions while you read the article:
Why do we need our brain?
What does your brain do when it doesn't know a word?
Does “dusting” mean to add dust or to take it away?
Why is your brain superior to Google?
How does speed reading help you or hinder you while reading?
To make sense of information, you need to do what while reading?
Write a summery about this article. What questions do you have about the article? If you were to critique the article and give suggestions, what would they be? Would you change the article, how? If you were in charge of the editing before it was to go to print, what would you suggest? As you write a reflection, remember to answer the questions above, they are in the reading and then give your suggestions if you are the editor. There should be around three paragraphs with 5 complete sentences in each paragraph.
After our discussion we began a new journey of CSFirst Coding. Students will follow the journey of writing a story using Scratch. After the get the basics of coding with Scratch, they will write their own story or game to help their community issue we wrote about last week.
I am excited to see what the students come up with during their coding adventure!
Boonville Talented and Gifted Program