Monthly Archives: April 2011

Understanding by Design

April 29, 2011 at 5:05 am, by

This spring, GCE educators are preparing students to renovate their recreation room (aka: wreck room) via multi-disciplinary lessons on urban renewal. By investigating scientific and mathematical fundamentals of urban planning, drawing upon literary and historical perspectives, and exploring artistic flourishes in progressive design, GCE faculty believe that students will be more likely to contribute in Read More…

For the Love of the gAAAme

April 29, 2011 at 3:24 am, by

Although “An American Argument” is not among GCE’s spring-term offerings, this beta-version, expandable, graphic organizer (http://popplet.com/app/#/20756) reflects my interest in planning and technology, and explains how Carlos Leite, Hiu To, Keziah De Fusco, and I organized at GCE last term to deliver the goods (waka, waka…).  

Mi Familia y Yo

April 27, 2011 at 8:18 pm, by

Yo elijo este trabajo porque yo quiero compartir con los estudiantes y profesores de GCE. Mi nombre es DN. Yo hablo tres idiomas. Mi primer idioma es Kirundi. En algunos momentos yo no hablo mucho y en algunos momentos yo hablo mucho. Cuando mi hermano y hermana hacen ruido yo tengo que hablar mucho. Mi Read More…

Transference

April 26, 2011 at 10:45 am, by

This  video compares GCE’s Fabric—its primary threads of interest—to elements of a layered diagram recently presented by Keziah De Fusco to her freshman and junior classes. The animation also introduces specific characteristics (Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work, 2008) that guide how GCE uses 21st century tools. Forthcoming entries will report on these expressions in […]

Transference

April 26, 2011 at 5:45 am, by

This  video compares GCE’s Fabric—its primary threads of interest—to elements of a layered diagram recently presented by Keziah De Fusco to her freshman and junior classes. The animation also introduces specific characteristics (Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work, 2008) that guide how GCE uses 21st century tools. Forthcoming entries will report on these expressions in Read More…

LN Stop-Motion Video

April 26, 2011 at 2:25 am, by

The purpose of my stop motion is to tell a story without speaking and make it a clear story that anybody watching can understand. I tried to tell my story from Winter term at GCE, with the field experiences we had. I took lots of pictures to make people understand my stop motion. I am Read More…

LN Stop Motion

April 26, 2011 at 2:25 am, by

The purpose of my stop motion is to tell a story without speaking and make it a clear story that anybody watching can understand. I tried to tell my story from Winter term at GCE, with the field experiences we … Continue reading

East Garfield’s Swadeshi

April 25, 2011 at 7:46 pm, by

I chose this piece because, after hearing and seeing the problems other communities have, it made me appreciate the local economy in my neighborhood. The purpose of this piece was to acknowledge a problem in your neighborhood that creates a bad local economy, write a protest letter, and send it to someone who can help, […]

Cabrini Green Protest Letter

April 22, 2011 at 8:06 am, by

I chose this piece because I want to tell the Alderman of Cabrini Green how I feel about the buildings getting knocked down in the neighborhood, and how people will lose their culture. The purpose of this piece was to write a letter to somebody and tell them about a problem that is going on […]

How can we solve problems

April 22, 2011 at 12:25 am, by

I chose this piece because it is important and interesting to put in my blog, to give an example of how any person can make the world better, by protesting in many different ways. The purpose of this piece was … Continue reading