Thoughts shared with previous graduates:
Some important ideas I hope you take away from this past year are a sense of time management, attention to detail, taking pride in what you produce and create, and learning how to learn. By that I mean, in this time of digital overload of information, how do you know what is true, what is right, what is safe? We can no longer say, "No one ever taught me that" because all we have to do is find someone on YouTube or Twitter who is an expert in that skill we need to learn. We can sign up for an online course or learn about a topic in so many ways. Teaching correct use of digital tools and providing you with opportunities to think, analyze, and create is our way of "teaching you to fish", rather than merely handing you some fish. There is a wonderful world out there. Continue to learn what is worth keeping and what to throw back. Make a positive mark on the world.
When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch." (Luke 5:4)
organization of information
evaluating websites for authenticity and purpose
analyzing and synthesizing information
comprehension of informational text
choosing appropriately licensed media
writing formulas in spreadsheets
coding and programming logic
video production in Moviemaker and iMovie
8th Grade 60 Second Earth Impact Videos
What is the impact of landfill leachate on groundwater?
What is the impact of stormwater runoff on the environment and human health?
How does surface mining/strip mining impact the environment?
Could CO2 capture and storage have an impact on reduction of carbon emissions?
What is the impact of increasing greenhouse gas emissions on humans and the environment?
How does deforestation impact global climate change?
What is the impact of fracking on groundwater?
What is the impact of agricultural pesticides on groundwater?
What is the impact of soil degradation and desertification on the environment?
What is the impact of rising CO2 levels on the ocean?
What is the potential environmental impact from oil sands and the Keystone XL Pipeline?
What is the impact of bottled water use on the environment and human health?
What is the impact of styrofoam on human health and the environment?
How can the use of geothermal energy impact climate change?
What is the impact of groundwater depletion on the environment?
Ability is what you're capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
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