Songhai Concepts

Media Literacy/Digital Archiving Instructor

Monday, October 30, 2006

Creative Writing Activity #2

Topic: hyperbole (exaggeration for effect)
Hyperbole is a key ingredient in poetry and song. When used cleverly, hyperbole can be very effective at conveying imagery, sound, colors, and the vastness of the writer's mind.

For this exercise we will use Nikki Giovanni's poem ego trippin as a vehicle to spark the creative writing process for us.

For this assignment you will recreate an original rendition of Giovanni's ego trippin'.

You will recreate this piece by answering a series of questions based on Miss GIovanni's original poem.

Click here for "ego trippin'" questions.

Use hyperbole generously throughout this exercise.

Please refer to Miss GIovanni's poem when creating your work.

Once you have finished your version of ego trippin', You will need to add hyperlinks to key words in your poem.

All work to be published to your blog by 11/3/06.

Mr. Songhai

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Sequencing Your Science Project

Click here for a growing list of science resources.

Please email me if you have questions about
the software and hardware tools needed to
complete this project.

Mr. Songhai

Friday, October 13, 2006

Ninth Grade Physical Education Class

NMTCS Physical Education Class
Simon’s Rec Center
Philadelphia, PA

New Media students, how well do you know West Oak Lane?

Click map to enlarge image
Can you identify Simon’s Playground on this map?
Can you identify New Media Tech?
Can you explain the route and direction we walked on Thursday to get
from New Media Tech to Simon’s Rec Center?

What are you thoughts about Thursday's Phys. Ed. class?

Please post your reflections on Phys. Ed. class and your responses to the map questions on your blog.

Mr. Songhai

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

All Ninth Grade New Media Students

Photo of Three Mile Island, Middletown, Pennsylvania, site of America's worst nuclear nightmare. Three Mile Island is located 102 miles from Philadelphia. Less than 2 hours from New Media Technology Charter School.

You are about to begin work on your second project for this trimester on the topic of pollution. Our driving question for this project is How does pollution affect our environment?

You may pursue any of the following pollution topics for this project including: air pollution, space pollution, land pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, body pollution, even mind pollution. See me, or your advisor for additional information.

9-2 Advisees only

Click here to take survey
Your responses will determine whether or not you remain in your current work groups or whether you will be placed in another group.

Mr. Songhai

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Keeping track of your blog

This graphic represents the number of visits made to my blog page during the month of September. The visits are colored in green and the page views are colored in purple.

Assuming that most of the visits and page views were made by New Media students, what does the graphic say about the blogging habits of New Media students for the month of September, and in particular, the last week of September? How would you explain the highs and lows represented on this graphic? Why are the page view numbers higher than the visit numbers?

Explain your answer in three or more paragraphs.

Please post your answers on your blog.

The graphics are provided Site Meter, a free web counter service.


Mr. Songhai