Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remembering It All

It seems like yesterday to me. My wife and I had just arrived back in the states the night before from France. I was preparing to make a trip in the Chicago and while preparing, the news hit. I was in complete shock and the first thought that came to my mind was, we can't go home.

Monday, September 10, 2012

What's In The News Today

As we begin the official year in the "Creative Lab" I want to see how you are able to respond to certain stimulus. Please peruse the above video and comment based on your thoughts about any 2 particular topics discussed.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

End of The Year Awards

Please fill out the following survey to vote for your classmates for one of the three "SPECIAL" awards.

Monday, April 30, 2012

How Media Persuades

My mom would always tell me that I couldn't do two things at once...at least do them both well. Check out this video for some proof. Watch the following video to see how media can use emotion to persuade you to think a certain way. After viewing the video, I want you to think about the serious of the add campaign that AT&T has launched. As a kid, do you think that you can be an influence to stop this dangerous trend of texting while driving? The answer should be a resounding yes, you have a voice in this matter because all of you ride in the car with someone who has answered a text while driving, picked up the phone to dial a number while pulling out on the highway. You have been a witness to it all and that gives you power to speak up. Your assignment today is to write a persuasive letter to the Channel 8 News in Dallas to support your effort to get the word out about the dangers of texting and driving. Use pages 240-242 of the Write Source books on the desk to help you construct a great letter. Use the example and instructions as a guideline to making your letter effective. Address Your letter to Ron Corning at WFAA Channel 8, 606 Young St Dallas, TX 75202 After you construct your letter, Use the drawing paper to create a campaign add to state your message. Pretend this add will be on one of the billboards that everyone can see while driving on I-20 or I-635.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

And The Smittie Goes To...

Wow, the end of the year is approaching so quickly! I can hardly believe that we entering our last six-week period. As we prepare for the final stages of such a wonderful year, I want to start considering some categories and those who would fit those categories for our end of the year awards. A list of award categories have been compiled already. Click the link to go to the list to view the options.(Smittie Awards) Consider who you feel best fits that category and try to fit everyone in the class in a least one of those choices. On a separate piece of paper, fill out the list. Voting will not be open until April 27, but I want you to be ready to vote by completing your list now.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Too Close To Home...

The above video shows some of the recent tornado events in our area. As grateful as we are for not having our lives disrupted, we still need to reflect on what has happened. Many homes were lost, memories gone, dreams and desires gone in a moment. However, the rebuilding process must begin immediately. As a blog post, write a pursuasive blog entry to get the surrounding communities to gather to help the families that have lost everything. Title your post: Rebuilding Our Land Starts With You. Happy blogging.