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49_Section 3_LSC1103_April-June_2017

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Welcome to 

Group 49 LSC 1103 April-June, 2017

You have reached the landing page for SECTION 3 

 

  1. Week 6
    1. Thursday, May 11, 2017
      1. Period 3 Plan of action for the remainder of the course
        1. Review Week 2 materials from Bb Learn
        2. Write a good introduction to at least one topic given in your Google Docs
    2. Wednesday, May 10, 2017
      1. Period 1 Reading warmup
      2. Period 3 2nd Reading Assessment
  2. Week 5
    1. Tuesday, May 2, 2017
      1. Period 1, Reading on Sharjah Plane
  3. Week 4
    1. Monday, Apr 24, 2017
      1. Period 4 - Prepare for Reading Assessment #2
  4. Week 3
    1. Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
      1. Period 1 Reading Solar Power
    2. Tuesday April 18, 2017
      1. Period 4 Reading Avalanche
      2. Period 6 Vocabulary for Avalanche
    3. Monday Apr 17, 2017
      1. Period 3 - Create a Google Doc - tell your teacher something interesting about yourself
        1. Priority 2 - Reading quizzes in Bb Learn - Do these TWO by end of Period 1 on Wednesday April 19
        2. Priority 3 in Memrise - 3000 points in Desert Horsemen by end of classes Sunday April 2 
    4. Sunday Apr 16, 2017
      1. Period 2 - Complete Week 2 vocabulary work - reading quizzes - share a Google Doc
        1. TODAY! Achieve 2000 points on ANTIQUE COLLECTION vocabulary by end of Sunday, Apr 16
        2. Priority 2 - Reading quizzes in Bb Learn - Do three by Period 1 on Wednesday April 19
  5. Week 2
    1. Wednesday, April 12, 2017
      1. Period 1 Reading 2 for Week 2 and Vocabulary for Desert Horseman
      2. Period 4 Bb Quizzes on readings and Vocabulary practice with Memrise
        1. Respondus Lock Down Browser and Easter Island Quiz
    2. Tuesday, April 11, 2017
      1. Period 4 Reading 1 for Week 2
    3. Sunday, April 9, 2017
      1. Period 2 Plagiarism
  6. Week 1
    1. Wednesday April 5, 2017
      1. Per 1 Week 1 Academic Reading exercise in the Easter Island folder
      2. Per 4 Reading and Vocabulary - Memrise
    2. Tuesday April 4, 2017 
      1. Period 4 NEW Vocabulary
      2. Period 6 finish up work from yesterday
        1. Hand in Vocabulary worksheets
        2. Complete the Edpuzzle Video Attack over Baghdad Part 1 from yesterday
        3. The EdPuzzle video Attack over Baghdad Part 2 to be complete next week
        4. These materials are in the academic writing folder
    3. Monday April 3, 2017 
      1. Period 3 Get everyone in Bb MyLearn and go over course outline
      2. Per 4 Week 1 vocabulary list and matching exercise
      3. Per 5 students did Edpuzzle part 1 of 3 
    4. Sunday April 2, 2017
      1. Period 2 Showed students the Vance's Class wiki, and told the story of the Black Spot
  7. Course Documents
  8. Google Docs
  9. The Black Spot
  10. Bb Mobile Learn 
  11. See the assessment schedule here

 

Week 7

We should have 6 class hours

 

Week 6

 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

 

Period 3 Plan of action for the remainder of the course

 

Review Week 2 materials from Bb Learn

 

 

Argument and Opinion essays: http://www.admc.hct.ac.ae/hd1/english/argument/index.htm 

http://writefix.com/ is aimed at people who are learning English and taking the IELTS or TOEFL exams in writing or speaking. Learn about IELTS essay writing here! There are several parts in this site:

  1. How to write Argument and Opinion IELTS essays and lots of example essays

 

Write a good introduction to at least one topic given in your Google Docs

 

This is the first step in writing balanced argument essays.pdf

 

Find this pasted in each of your last shared Google Docs

 

Here is your next assignment, to be done in your last Google Doc

It’s due by the end of the next iPad day, Monday, May 15

Writing - Introductions to Argumentive Essays

Read the worksheet the teacher gives you, Argument Essay Explained.docx

Study these introduction paragraphs - http://writefix.com/?page_id=1715

Note how introductions can contain 3 or 4 sentences

  1. General introduction of the topic

  2. A statement FOR the argument

  3. A statement AGAINST

  4. Say what side you will argue in your essay

Write four introductions in a Google Doc or Office 365 Word document on these four topics

Do your own work. Anything submitted mostly the same as anyone else's will not be graded.

 

Should smoking be made illegal?

 

 

Who is responsible for protecting the environment?

 

 

Why do governments spend money on weapons?

 

 

Can racism in society be eliminated?

 

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

 

Period 1 Reading warmup

 

Practice reading this

1103 Emirati Dialect a. Reading.docx

 

answer these questions

1103 Emirati Dialect b. Qs.docx

 

here are the answers

1103 Emirati Dialect c. KEY.docx

 

Continue practicing reading quizzes in Bb Learn using lockdown browser

 

Period 3 2nd Reading Assessment

 

 

Week 5

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

 

Period 1, Reading on Sharjah Plane

 

In preparation for the reading assessment postponed from week 4 and now scheduled for tomorrow

we went over this reading, LSC 1103Summary_Sharjah_plane updated and tweaked.docx

 

Week 4

 

Monday, Apr 24, 2017

 

Period 4 - Prepare for Reading Assessment #2

 

We'll go over the reading test from last Wednesday

 

This reading is assigned for homework, to help students prepare for the 2nd reading quiz on Wed Apr 26

DOLPHIN VS PORPOISES no key.docx

 

 

Week 3

 

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

 

Period 1 Reading Solar Power

 

Solar Power - solar_power Reading text.docx

 

Tuesday April 18, 2017

 

Period 4 Reading Avalanche

 

Read Avalanche - 1103 Avalanche a. Reading.docx

Answer the questions: 1103 Avalanche b. Qs.docx

Circle the words on the Vocabulary list - Avalanche.docx

and hand the reading in to the teacher

 

Quizlet - https://quizlet.com/180851421/avalanche-flash-cards/

 

 

Period 6 Vocabulary for Avalanche

 

Hand in the vocabulary list for Avalanche with complete sentences containing the words on the list

Work on the words in Memrise and Quizlet

 

 

Monday Apr 17, 2017

 

Period 3 - Create a Google Doc - tell your teacher something interesting about yourself

 

Write a paragraph about something you do (or have done) that is interesting

Share the document with vancestev@gmail.com 

 

Why? Because we will be doing writing starting Monday / Tuesday. 

Feedback on writing is most effectively done in Google Docs.

 

If you can't create a Google Doc you can write in Word and save to OneDrive in Office 365

Log on to Office 365 and OneDrive with your HCT ID

Share the document with vstevens@hct.ac.ae

 

You must share a document with your teacher today. Tomorrow we'll begin writing in one of our classes

 

Priority 2 - Reading quizzes in Bb Learn - Do these TWO by end of Period 1 on Wednesday April 19

 

Antique Collection and Desert Horsemen 

If the quizzes are done through Lockdown Browser you should see the results in MY GRADES

Your reading assessment 1 is on Wednesday Period 4 

 

Priority 3 in Memrise - 3000 points in Desert Horsemen by end of classes Sunday April 2 

  

 

Sunday Apr 16, 2017

 

Period 2 - Complete Week 2 vocabulary work - reading quizzes - share a Google Doc

 

TODAY! Achieve 2000 points on ANTIQUE COLLECTION vocabulary by end of Sunday, Apr 16

https://www.memrise.com/course/1469159/lsc-1103-kbzac/ 

 

By Sunday Apr 23, 3000 points on Desert Horsemen

 

 

Priority 2 - Reading quizzes in Bb Learn - Do three by Period 1 on Wednesday April 19

 

If the quizzes are done through Lockdown Browser you should see the results in MY GRADES

Your reading assessment 1 is on Wednesday Period 4

 

 

 

Week 2

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

 

Period 1 Reading 2 for Week 2 and Vocabulary for Desert Horseman

http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/desert-horsemen-keep-the-peace

 

  1. Read this and answer the questions at the end of the reading: Desert Horseman, horsemen.docx
    https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-6950191-dt-content-rid-10902087_1/xid-10902087_1
  2. Circle these vocabulary words in the reading, Desert Horsemen.docx
    https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-6950203-dt-content-rid-10902106_1/xid-10902106_1
  3. Write a complete sentence example for each of the 10 words
  4. Write your name on the paper and hand it in to your teacher 

 

Period 4 Bb Quizzes on readings and Vocabulary practice with Memrise

 

Respondus Lock Down Browser and Easter Island Quiz

 

You need to take the quizzes for the readings using Respondus Lockdown Browser to open them

Download Respondus Lockdown Browser from the app store

Achieve a passing grade for the quiz on Easter Island

 

What's my passcode???

 

 

When you have this installed, take the quiz from week 1 reading

 

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

 

Period 4 Reading 1 for Week 2

 

The first assessment, on reading and vocabulary, is in week 3

 

For today, period 4, read Antique Collection and answer the questions at the end of the reading.

https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-6950187-dt-content-rid-10902081_1/xid-10902081_1 

Put your name on the paper and hand it in to your teacher.

 

For more information

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/national-day-2013/old-gun-belt-that-gave-one-bedouin-an-edge-in-battle#ixzz2pncxlY7V

 

What is Dr. Khoori holding in his hand?

 

Period 6 Vocabulary for Antique Collection

 

Use this list

https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-6950202-dt-content-rid-10902105_1/xid-10902105_1

to circle the words in the reading, and return it to your teacher

 

  • There are two vocab exercises for week 1 based on the next two readings: Antique Collection and Desert horsemen.
  • The readings are up under week 2 materials, along with the on-line quizzes, which will need to use Respondus to open them.
  • The vocab exercises are printable and they should use the Cambridge on-line dictionary, or its downloaded app, to complete them.
  • You can also go to Memrise for further practice (link in week 1 folder).

 

 

 

 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

 

Period 2 Plagiarism

 

Download the presentation here:  4. Plagiarism-at-HCT-PPT.pptx

 

Plagiarism at HCT is resource #T150 in the HCT Student Research website, covering what plagiarism is, what the consequences are for plagiarizing, and how to avoid it.

 

RESOURCES from Slide 1

 

  • “Plagiarism: How to avoid it”.  2:50 min. VIDEO 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q0NlWcTq1Y  
  • “You quote it, you note it”. 10 min. TUTORIAL 
    http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/plagiarism/  
    • This is a very interactive tutorial covering plagiarism, the research process, and citing resources you have used appropriately.  Choose a player, take quizzes along the way, and have fun!  Produced by Vaughan Memorial Library, Canada.  Tutorial is approx. 10 min.  

 

  • “Copyright perspectives: No you stole it”. 1:53 min. VIDEO 
    Conversation between 2 students on how to attribute the work of others
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzV8GAtK0A0
    • A short video discussing plagiarism with students as actors.  Language and example given is simple to follow.  Produced by Penn State University.  Video is 1:53 min. 

  • “Avoiding plagiarism: What do I need to cite?”  1:04 min. VIDEO
    (Answer: any words you took, also any ideas)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atTRlg6iaGo  
    • This reviews when you will need to cite your sources – referencing both direct words, and ideas.  Produced by the Critical Thinker Academy.  Video is 1:04 min.
    • It is important to discuss that while plagiarism can be a major academic problem, there are many ways to avoid it, including correctly citing resources used, note taking and summarizing skills. 

 

 

Week 1

 

Wednesday April 5, 2017

 

Per 1 Week 1 Academic Reading exercise in the Easter Island folder

 

Per 4 Reading and Vocabulary - Memrise

 

Obtain - or log on to - an account at http://memrise.com

Name yourself (or change your profile name to read)

49s3_Firstname_lastname

 

Achieve 2000 points on the LSC 1103 KBZAC leaderboard

(Your teacher did this in 15 minutes)

 

Search for / Log on to the LSC 1103 KBZAC

or use this direct link to practice in this course

https://www.memrise.com/course/1469159/lsc-1103-kbzac/  

 

 

Tuesday April 4, 2017 

 

Period 4 NEW Vocabulary

 

First list of vocabulary that students will be tested on in Academic Vocabulary in Week 3

is in a folder labeled Easter Island. This contains

 

 

Period 6 finish up work from yesterday

 

Hand in Vocabulary worksheets

https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-6947595-dt-content-rid-10888460_1/xid-10888460_1  

 

Complete the Edpuzzle Video Attack over Baghdad Part 1 from yesterday

https://edpuzzle.com/media/57cc4386a73451b6461eb390

 

Go to http://edpuzzle.com

Create a STUDENT account

Give a real name that I can find in my gradebook

JOIN this Class

ehatioz

 

The EdPuzzle video Attack over Baghdad Part 2 to be complete next week

https://edpuzzle.com/media/57cc4382f117dc6634fea9ec

 

The third part of the series is not yet assigned 

https://edpuzzle.com/media/57cbef5ef117dc6634fde248

 

 

 

Reading

 

Reading strategies

https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-6947543-dt-content-rid-10885082_1/xid-10885082_1

 

Reading 1 - Health

https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-6947544-dt-content-rid-10885083_1/courses/KBZAC-LSC_1103_Academic_Reading_And_Writing/LO1-2%20Reading%20Module%201%20-%20Health.pdf

 

You should find all of these in the week 1 folder of the weekly materials.

 

These materials are in the academic writing folder

 

Introduction Paragraph.pptx

https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-6947548-dt-content-rid-10885087_1/xid-10885087_1 

 

Introduction paragraph- goes with power point.docx   (48.241 KB)

https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-6947549-dt-content-rid-10885088_1/xid-10885088_1 

 

 

Monday April 3, 2017 

 

Period 3 Get everyone in Bb MyLearn and go over course outline

Official LSC 1103 Course Outline 01701

 

Per 4 Week 1 vocabulary list and matching exercise

The vocabulary list covers these 25 words (which I’ve alphabetized)

https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-6947545-dt-content-rid-10885084_1/xid-10885084_1

 

authority  chapter  income  normal  process  scheme
approach  community  issue  period  range  series
area  data  legal  policy  research  significant
available  despite (prep)  major  prime  role  structure
          theory

 

The students did this exercise

https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-6947595-dt-content-rid-10888460_1/xid-10888460_1  

 

Per 5 students did Edpuzzle part 1 of 3 

Work this one on Monday April 3 - Attack over Baghdad 

https://edpuzzle.com/media/57cc4386a73451b6461eb390

 

Go to http://edpuzzle.com

Create a STUDENT account

Give a real name that I can find in my gradebook

JOIN this Class

ehatioz

 

 

Sunday April 2, 2017

 

Period 2 Showed students the Vance's Class wiki, and told the story of the Black Spot

 

The room we were assigned had no teacher technology equipment so effective teaching was not possible despite cooperative nature of students. I spent time afterwards arranging a move to S6 classroom for the rest of the week.

Course Documents

 

Here are our 

 

Google Docs

 

For writing, we will use Google Docs 

Please activate or create an account

 

Here's what we can do with Google Docs

 

https://youtu.be/bH1p86lXD40

 

The Black Spot

 

To return easily to this page

you can put a BLACK SPOT on your iPad - here's how

 

Visit Vance's Class at PBWorks.com

http://vancesclass.pbworks.com

 

  1. Open the link in Safari. 
  2. Tap on    on the iPad screen
  3. Select ADD TO HOME SCREEN
  4. Select ADD
  5. Show the Vance's Class icon on your home screen to your teacher 

 

Bb Mobile Learn 

 

The LSC1103 BB Learn course is now set up and all of the team and students have access to it.

 

See the assessment schedule here

 

assessment_schedule.pdf

 

New, improved assessment schedule

  • 10% Week 3 Reading #1
  • 10% Week 6 Reading #2
  • Week 7 (no assessment)
  • 20% Week 8 Agree/Disagree essay assessment
  • 10% Week 9 Vocabulary test on words in the Memrise course
  • Week 10
    • 20% Research Paper due (300-500 words)
    • 30% Final written assessment 
      • Reading
      • Writing 

 

 


 

This is for way later

https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-6947546-dt-content-rid-10885085_1/xid-10885085_1 

 

For exercises A, B, C, D

achieve (v.)  

estimate (v.)

expect (v.)   

evaluate (v.)  

function (n.)  

progress (n.)  

promotion (n.)  

require (v.)  

research (n.)  

role (n.)

 

For exercises E, F

approach (n.)    

barrier (n.)    

combine (v.)    

complex (adj.)    

confirm (v.)    

constantly (adv.)   

essentially (adv.)   

major (adj.)    

predict (v.)     

similarly

 

 

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