Songhai Concepts

Media Literacy/Digital Archiving Instructor

Saturday, December 02, 2006

All Ninth Grade New Media Students

I know it has been a rather hectic first semester for all of us - not enough computers, no dedicated (quiet) space to record our projects, not enough cameras, the Macintosh computer fiasco, MySpace control and much, much more. But according to my timeline, all 9th grade students should have submitted their project conclusions on Friday, December 1, 2006.

Two and one half hours a day may seem like a lot of time to work on your projects, but when you consider there is no project time on Thursdays because of Physical Education class and when you consider we have Spanish class on Tuesdays and Wednesdays - that only leaves us with Monday and Friday afternoons to spend a full two and one half hours on projects.

The last two weeks prove just how precious project time really is. Two weeks ago we were off for the Thanksgiving holiday and we had no school on Friday. Wednesday the 29th of November we had the talent showcase and Friday we spent all morning talking about Sonny Rollins, hip hop, basketball and tennis. By the way, did any of you go check out Sonny Rollins on Friday night at the Kimmel Center?

Yet despite the obstacles, detours and seemingly "out-of-the-blue" teachable moments that we face in life, at home and in the classroom, we are still responsible and accountable for delivering our work on time. In fact, instead of writing this blog post, I should be entering your grades for the first semester. But somehow and some way, between now and the fifth of December, when your grades are due, I will finish the job.

Until that time, I want to know where you are and how you plan to complete your cell phone project. And what better way for me to gague where you are in that process than by having you take a survey. Please begin the last question of the survey by typing in your name so that I know who has responded.

Click here to take survey


Mr. Songhai


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