Friday, May 25, 2018

Socratic Seminar Today!

If you are absent, please plan to attend the make-up on June 5 during advisory/lunch.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Examining OUR data

Curious about the results from the survey you took at the beginning of this unit?
Today we will look closely at that data.

CLICK HERE to make a copy of our data set slides. No need to share with me at this point.
Click through them to see how your classmates answered the questions.

Talking about our quantitative data: 
Follow the steps below with your table group.

  1. Begin with slide 26. Look at it. 
  2. Talk about what you think the data means with your group. 
  3. Use the notes section of the slide to write about what you think this data means and/or what it says about students at Point Loma. 
  4. Repeat this process for at least 10 other data slides in the deck. Pick the ten most interesting slides as a group. 

Writing about our quantitative data: 
Have ONE person at your table open this document and make a copy.
Name it properly, share it with your table mates, and share it with me.
Use the sentence frames to discuss, analyze, and write about the data as a group.

Examining our qualitative data:
Now, take a look at the short answer responses your peers gave to the survey questions.

Extra time? Make sure all of your notes are ready for the Socratic Seminar on FRIDAY.
Required notes:

Monday, May 21, 2018

"Faking the Grade"

Today we are watching the CBC documentary "Faking the Grade." During and after the film, you will respond to some questions about academic honesty. These questions/answers will be part of your notes for the Socratic Seminar.

Friday, May 18, 2018

PLHS Academic Honesty Policy

Are you familiar with the Point Loma High School Academic Honesty Policy? You should all signed it in the beginning of the year! Let's see how much you know...

1. Let's play Quizzizz. I'll give you the game code to join.

2. Need a refresher? Read and study the PLHS Academic Honesty Policy.

3. Let's play again! I bet you'll do better this time.

4. Table Talk! Discuss the following questions with your table group:

  • How much of the PLHS Academic Honesty Policy did you already know?
  • What surprised you about the policy?
  • Do you think the policy is fair? Why/why not?
  • Do you think the policy is publicized enough? How could it be made more visible?
  • What would you change?
  • Is the policy an effective deterrent to cheating? What might work better? 

5. Reflect. Write in your English Journal about the discussion your table just had. Address the questions above.

Thursday, May 17, 2018


Are you caught up with assignments for this unit? Check out the list below to select what you need to work on today.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Examining infographic data

Examining an infographic:
In an increasingly visual world, data is now often packaged and presented in "infographics."
Read through the infographic below.
What data stands out to you?
This infographic is based on this article (which you read yesterday). Which is more helpful to you?
What are the pros and cons of using infographics?

Writing about the data:
With your table partner, discuss the data. Then, in your English Journal, choose six of the sentence stems below to write six sentences interpreting the data. Lastly, write a paragraph that responds to the questions you discussed above.

  • In results about…..
  • The data suggests / implies / indicates
  • The research shows / demonstrates
  • According to the data, _____________ are most likely to ____________ 
  • Based on the data, it seems that many students ______________ because / due to ….  
  • While the data reveals…. It does not show……
  • The data does not consider ….. 
  • Most surprising was the pattern of ……  

Cheating in the digital age
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