5-21-13

Posted: May 21, 2013 by mcculloughmg in Uncategorized

Word:  Sanitation

Type I:  In what ways do sanitation and world health connect?  (think both small and large scale.)

 

With 7 billion, poop problems assignment

Posted: May 20, 2013 by mcculloughmg in Uncategorized
Word:  Pandemic
Def:  epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region very quickly.
Type I:  Why are pandemics a more recent issue in human history?
Took notes/answered questions:
http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-pandemics-spread#review

Why are epidemics and pandemics a relatively recent phenomenon in human history?

How do war zones and natural disaster sites become breeding grounds for infectious diseases?

What happens to the influenza virus every 20-40 years, and why? What are the recent example(s)?

5-16-13

Posted: May 16, 2013 by mcculloughmg in Uncategorized
Word:  Arab Spring

Term for a revolutionary wave of nonviolent and violent demonstrations, violent and nonviolent protests, and civil wars in the Arab world/Middle East that began on 18 December 2010 (and still continuing)

Type I:  How could technology be used in revolutions like Arab Spring?
Assignment:   After watching the videos below, answer the question:  “What would the reaction be to the internet/phones being shut down at Loy Norrix?  In your State?  In the entire U.S.?

5-15-13

Posted: May 16, 2013 by mcculloughmg in Uncategorized

Word: MOOC

Type I:  What type of MOOCs would you like to take?

Assignment:  10% summary CLICK HERE

5-14-13

Posted: May 14, 2013 by mcculloughmg in Uncategorized
Word:  EPA
Def:  Environmental Protection Agency of the government meant to protect air, land and water.
Type 1: Analyze the following image.  What is it saying about technology and students?
See yesterday as we completed the discussion questions today.

5-13-13

Posted: May 13, 2013 by mcculloughmg in Uncategorized
Word: Electric Car
Def:  Automobile that is propelled by one electric motor or more, using electrical energy stored in batteries or another energy storage device
Why do you think there are not more electric cars on the road? Are they better for the environment?
Today table 6 reported a bit on our topic this week in regards to N. Korea’s limited technology/internet capabilities.  When then used the discussion questions below to look at the issue of electric cars and how their expansion is effected by many stakeholders.

5-10-13

Posted: May 13, 2013 by mcculloughmg in Uncategorized

Create a commercial for your Environmental Middle School and email to Mr. McC!

5-9-13

Posted: May 9, 2013 by mcculloughmg in Uncategorized
Word:  Sustainability
Def: Operating in a fashion that allows for future generations to benefit from use of a place, system or idea.
Type I:  What things or systems do we need to use sustainably?
Today we spoke about sustainability and how it could be incorporated into our ‘green’ middle schools we are creating.  Our completed schools are due tomorrow.

5-8-13

Posted: May 8, 2013 by mcculloughmg in Uncategorized
Word:  LEED Certified
Def:  Buildings that have Lower operating costs, reduce waste, conserve energy and water and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions
Type I:   Analyze this image:
Today we continued work on our Environmental Middle School watching the videos below for inspiration:

5-8-13

Posted: May 8, 2013 by mcculloughmg in Uncategorized
Word:  The Great Society
Type I:  How was the Great Society similar to the New Frontier?
Due to having a sub and being a bit confused about our JFK spectrum yesterday we discussed and finished working on our assignment.