Class Expectations for 2011-12 school year

Hi, my name is Jake C. The class I am in is world cultures for Mr. Sal. This year at nbhs. I am in 6th period.

Like the rest of my fellow classmates, I have a few expectations about the class of world cultures, and about the technology that we are to use in the class. Furthermore, one expectation I expect for the class is to discover new countries and the lifestyle that they all follow. every country has them, like the average American works 5 days a week and has the weekend off, there may be a country out in the middle east that does not have an office to go to every day, or land to work on. Another thing I expect from our class would be a lot of projects and papers doing research and working as a team to accomplish certain tasks

As for the technology, one of the expectations I have is to learn on the ipod’s and computers more than I have in any of the previous classes I have ever been in. I feel learning about a new culture through the internet will create a better learning environment for myself, this enables all of us to see daily blogs, new internet sites, etc. that are updated often from other people in different countries. Also, I expect to use technology so often in this class, that by the end of the year it will make no difference to myself or any classmate that by working on a project or assignment online or with a poster.

20th <3

Well, hey there. I’m Kristo. I pretty much ADORE  history. I’m in 20th at the moment.

There are some things I really want to learn more about. One of which is pretty much everything that happen in the 1960’s. Gay rights,Women’s rights,and HIPPIES! I do have reasons.

Women’s Rights, Gay Rights, and Harvey Milk

This probably my favorite topic because so much happened! I believe in equal rights for every one, no matter what. I’m a liberal;  What can I say? 🙂 Harvey Milk was a HUGE inspiration to every one, not just gay community. He showed that you can do anything no matter who you may be.

Hippies!

Hippies are like the coolest humans alive. Hey were so accepting and were liberal. They loved nature and had WOODSTOCK! I wish I was alive in the sixties. They were super chill and believed in free love and equality. They were so natural it was beautiful, man.  The music at Woodstock was amazing. (ex. Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, ect.)

In short, the 1960’s were amazing. I really do wish I was alive in the sixties. The music was groovy, the Hippies were so cool, and it was a decade for change. 🙂

Expectations

Hello, my name is Tim C. and I am in 1st period 20th Century U.S. history. My expectations for this year are getting to learn about World War II and the Great Depression. I think WWII was an important part of U.S. history and I would love to learn more about this subject. The Great Depression is also not to be overlooked.

I would also like to use the technology in class to improve my skills, and to acquire new learning processes. By using new technology it will make my life easier and others as well. With multiple techniques I can experience alternative ways of learning.

 

about me

Hi, my names Cory. I like to chill with my friends and you can almost always find me listening to music. I have a job and sometimes i work 30 hours a week, I also skateboard.

My math skills are not the best and i’m a good reader for the most part. oh, i almost forgot i’m 16.

 

about Ashton

Hi there! My name is Ashton G.  I am in Mr. Salvucci’s 20th century class.   In my twentieth century class, I would like to learn all about what went on in the 1960’s.  I would like to see how technology developed and interesting facts throughout the 20th century.

I would also like to learn how to work the technology better in our class.  I want to improve my skills with technology.    I am not very skilled with computers, but i feel by taking this class i can develop a better understanding of computers.

about Zach

My name is Zach F. I am currently in Mr. Salvucci’s 20th century class. In Mr. Salvucci’s class i would like to learn about technology throughout the 20th century and important facts throughout the 20th century.  Such as; ipods, computers ect…  I feel by taking this class my skills will improve in all levels of the 20th century learning.

The goals I wish to achieve are learn to use and the history behind new technology. I expect to know how to use this technology to my advantage. such as, homework, studying, and learning new things. this class is going to improve my classwork and also help me in the future with possible jobs and schools.

Expectations for Mr. Sals Class

My name is Ashley Dietz, I am sixteen years old and I’m a junior at New Brighton. I’m going to BCCTC for Food prep and Service. I absolutely love to read and cook, I spend most of my time at home or with my close friends.

What I expect to learn from 20th Century US History is obviously about the history of the united states. I would think  we will discuss the different wars that happened with the US and I also believe we will study the development the united states has gone through over the many years.

What I expect to learn from the technology is how to use different techniques using different technological equipment. I also think we will learn how to do different projects on different pieces of technology.

Class Expectations: 2011/2012

Hello, I am Mr. Salvucci, usually called Mr. Sal.  I teach world cultures, POD, and 20th Century US History in New Brighton.

My expectations for class content this year mainly focus on streamlining the curriculum.  By this I mean having the content flow smoothly at a fairly even pace.  Last year seemed choppy at times, partly due to my adjusted schedule as Technology Integrator.  There are some interesting projects that can be implemented this year, such as world newscasts in world cultures, additional decade-based projects and multimedia in the 20th Century class, and interviews in POD.  I am hoping we can do more of these projects this upcoming year.

As for expectations based on technology…the main focus is to make technology invisible.  By that, I am aiming to make it such a normal part of the class, the students accept using technology as if it were pencil and paper.  Afterall, technology is to them what pencil and paper was to me as a student.  When we were finally allowed to use pens it was a big deal, not to mention the outcry of joy when erasable pens were introduced!  I apologize for my tangential rant, now back to my topic.  My second expectation is to regularly model the use of basic technologies, such as podcasting and blogging.  I feel that I need to participate on a regular basis if I expect my students to use these technologies in class.

We shall see what the new school year brings.

Skype chat with Hichem/

I now know more about life in the middle east. Before i new nothing about the middle east I didn’t even know they had cars over there but I know that they do now. I also know about their currency and some other things.

If we were to have another skype conversation with someone from another country i would let ever one talk indivualy