February 27

posted Feb 27, 2012, 5:58 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 1:24 PM ]
Today we'll be continuing Friday's electronic read-around. 

Activity 1: 
Unless you did this Friday and are completely satisfied with the feedback you received, you'll be sharing your essay with a few others in class. Here's how:
First, make a copy of your essay by choosing File > Make a copy... from the menu options on the screen. (This will preserve your original essay even though others may be making corrections and changes to it.)

Then it's time to Share your Google Doc with someone else:
  1. Open your Google Doc
  2. Click on the blue "Share" button at the top right of the screen
  3. Find the open address bar near the bottom of the pop-up screen
  4. Type the first name of the person you want to share your essay with in that address bar. As you type, suggested addresses should appear; choose the correct one for the person you want to share with. (firstname.lastname@whitesalmonschools.org)
  5. Keep the "Can edit" setting and the checkbox that says "send an email" selected.
  6. If Mr. Knowles' email address (peter.knowles@whitesalmonschools.org) is NOT there yet, include him as a recipient, too. 
  7. Click the blue "Done" button at the bottom.
Your document has now been shared with whoever you chose.

Now, check your email to see if anyone has shared their essay with you. If they have, you should see an email inviting you to read their work. Click on the link in the email to open up their document, which you can now read and comment on. 

To enter a comment, 
  1. Highlight what you want to comment on (a word, phrase, or sentence)
  2. Choose Insert > Comment (or Ctrl+Alt+M)
  3. Type your comment in the box that appears on the right
  4. Click on the blue "Comment" button to save your comment
To make changes or a correction, simply make your changes to the text of the essay. Remember, you're working on a copy, so any changes you make won't have to be included in the original. But more importantly, your changes will be color coded in the original so the person who wrote the essay will be able to tell changes from the originals, and will be able to see who offered what corrections. 

If you finish reading and commenting on one essay, check your email to see if anyone else has shared with you, and repeat the process. 

Take the last few minutes of class to read over the comments and changes that your classmates have given you. Then, turn off the sharing you've set up by clicking the blue Share button, then the button at the far right of each contributor you want to disconnect from your essay.

Activity 2: 
When your essay is done (you've reviewed comments, made corrections that you want, checked spelling, punctuation, etc.) open up the Blog that you created last week. (You may need to click on the Blogger App to get there).
Click a button or link called "New Post", then Copy and Paste your entire essay into your blog. 
Be sure to give your post a title that makes sense. 
Look it all over a bit to make sure it looks right. Then choose the "Publish" button to submit it to Mr. Knowles for grading. 
This needs to be done by midnight tonight, or the assignment is late and you'll need to come in at lunch tomorrow.

If you're done publishing your blog, and you did the last assignment, and you'd like to take a quiz to find out what political party you probably belong to, then click here

Activity 3:
Tomorrow we go back to the ideas we were looking at last week having to do with the Six Basic Principles in the Constitution (p 55-59) so re-read those pages or review your last homework assignment before class tomorrow. This is the homework you should already have completed. 
HOMEWORK: Chapter 3.1 – Six Basic Principles                   READ PAGES 54-59, THEN...                  

Define the following terms in your own words, please. 

a. Popular sovereignty (55)

b. Constitutional ism (56)

c. Rule of law (56)

d. Judicial Review (58)

e. Federalism (59)

Answer the following questions using the pages noted below

a. How do the principles of Popular Sovereignty and Limited Government fit together? (How does one impact the other?) (55-56)

b. How do the principles of Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances fit together? (56-57)

c. How is the concept of Federalism another form of compromise? (59)