Tag: Back to School

“Hello, world!”  That’s the sign-on now famous, or infamous, to CS50x students who bump into such messages in their adventures through coding.  We’ve been working on completing the rigorous course requirements in Scratch, C, computational thinking, and algorithmic problem solving, with more to come before the early-December end-date.  Add to that the Google Classroom transition and WebQuests, TurnItIn, and Voicethread projects, and it’s not hard to see that September was a digital dive.  As such, this corner of the internet has gotten a little dusty, for which I apologize – if anybody but me pays much attention at all!

As a small sampling of my work in the course, and as a convenient segue into freshmen short stories and senior Old and Middle English, here’s a recording of my Scratch fable.  Deep thoughts there.  Follow the link to fall into fable (as 30 sec clip)!

The Bat and Crab at the Garden Gate

Thanks, and here’s hoping for an awesome October!

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Can you believe it?!  Not much sense in thinking backwards now – so let’s go ahead and get started!  Here is the welcome back slideshow that would normally air in the Back to School evening event.  I will be absent this go ’round, attending an audition for Jeopardy! in Denver, which will hopefully look something nothing like this:

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In lieu of the in-person slideshow, here is a digital copy.  For syllabi, Remind flyers, and other info, head into the Class Resources tabs featured along the bar at the top.

Thanks for visiting, and happy school year!

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Dream job - making high-quality educational websites.  Also, having likeness preserved on a jar.
Dream job – making high-quality educational websites. Also, having likeness preserved on a jar.

Freshmen!  Welcome to theater.  We begin this week in, er, the Beginning!  The Ancient Greeks are credited with the invention of modern theater, and you are learning all about ’em this week through the City Dionysia packet.  To complete the prompts, visit the most excellent resource of ARTSEDGE, the Education in Arts wing of the Kennedy Center.

Visit the site, which opens up in your first section: Prologue.

http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/interactives/greece/theater/prologue.html

Due at the end of the week, this is your first chance in Semester 2 to earn KLEOS – TO GLORY!

9th Grade: Intro to Literature Class Resources

Hello student new to Mr. Earnshaw’s class (and a few of you who, ya know).  This year, we will be taking many quizzes and other assessments online through Google Classroom!  To help familiarize you with the quiz form – made in Google Forms – this week we have a starter quiz, to be completed as another grade for orientation.  To complete the quiz, you will follow this link to the form.

You will need to know your school Google log in – it’s your firstname.lastname@laramie2.org, and a password that you might need to reset.  Check in with the office or Mr. Kinstler to get this password sorted out.

After you have logged in and successfully completed the 3-question quiz, you will be entered into a drawing for the year’s first giveaway!

Oprah!
Oprah!

There will be two winners – a student from the freshmen class and one from the senior – chosen at random on Thursday!  Yay!

Oh, Oprah.
Oh, Oprah.

Don’t forget that Thursday is also the Gameshow Quiz over Week 1 – more fabulous prizes to be won!

Ain’t back to school grand?

You've done it again.
You’ve done it again.

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Can you believe it?!  Not much sense in thinking backwards now – so let’s go ahead and get started!  Here is the welcome back slideshow airing in the Back to School evening event.  Only those present will hear the soulful tunes and receive the wicked handouts, but all can be redeemed when school officially tarts next week.  See ya then!

 

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I’m Justin Earnshaw, a teacher of English. This blog is intended to serve as a resource for my students, as well as an online venue to begin establishing a digital presence. As a relative neophyte to the digital realm, this is a learning experience for me, and perhaps one for you, dear reader.

Things you can expect to see on this blog:

  • Messages for students (to discuss, inform, and motivate, etc.).
  • Connections to literary texts of the world (e.g. book reviews, links to excellent essays, geeking out over movie trailers).
  • Noticings about this corner of the world — southeast Wyoming and the front range corridor.

Things you should not expect to see on this blog:

  • Vitriol, vehemence, and other vile things found on the web’s dark(er) corners (such as hate speech, trolling, New York Yankees fans).
  • Detailed elements of my personal life – students will not know where I live or where my gold is buried.
  • An easy, how-to guide to doing it all the right way. This is simply my view on matters pertaining to the best possible worldly and academic education for my students.

Thanks for reading this, and now get back to reading that book!

MrE

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