Online Global Interdependence Literature Circles
Through literate conversations, we believe we can begin to understand and empathize with the realities of our world in a richer way.
Hey Andrea, we were sharing this today with the group and the subject of privacy etc. came up. Although only members can see these bios, kids can copy and paste off the site, so we added a bunch of stuff here. We thought this would be a good opportunity to talk to the kids about internet safety. Let me know what you think. We also added the suggestions about providing a global link. L Excellent - these are all great points/ideas
To further identify yourself when you are online, students are going to write short biographies. Similar to the biographies that authors write about themselves, these short biographies will serve to give others a little window into your life.
Your biography must:
1. Be written from the "third person point of view." This means you will refer to yourself in the third person - Example: "Jane came into this world in 1991 and nothing has been the same since her arrival."
2. Be between 4 sentences (minimum) and no longer than 8 sentences (maximum). In order to write more about yourself, you'll have to combine your sentences, use sentence openers and semi colons to extend the length of your sentences.
3. You may include the following: birthplace, where you have lived, where you currently reside. Include reference to your other family members, hobbies and interests.
4. Include any experiences, understandings or first hand accounts you've had in relation to these global issues.
5. Be handed in for evaluation and may be posted in your profile space on Moodle (after teacher & parent approva...
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..., shoveling manure, and even teaching beginners at the local stable; it was during her teen years that Lisa refined her inability to accurately track time, something her husband Bruce refers to as “horse time”. Lisa attended UVIC sometime ago, trained to be an English and Social Studies teacher, and started her teaching career at Carihi Secondary in Campbell River. Lisa and her husband Bruce married sometime ago and are learning more about life through their two sons, Keegan and Sebastian. The Cooke family enjoys Sunday morning cross-country skiing, soccer, eating, and recently, during a winter trip to Cuba, realized how much they love to travel. Presently, Lisa spends her time running, reading, socializing, and working with English and Humanities 9 students at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary in the Comox Valley. She still has a habit of slipping into “horse time”.
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