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Friday
Oct142011

Cross Country Team and the Fight Against Cancer

The Windward Cross Country team continues to support Art Nagle and the fight against cancer.  They will compete along with parents and other Windward athletes and coaches in the 5K race at Calabasa Classic on November 13, 2011.  The team has raised over $600 for the event thus far.

Friday
Oct142011

Apple releases iOS5 for iPad and iPhone

Apple has recently released an updated iOS for the iPad and iPhone with over 200 improvements.  (Details on the update process and improvements are here:  http://is.gd/Apple_IOS5)  Many of these improvements are tied to the new iCloud service from Apple and will help untether our MCI faculty and student iPads!

 

Thursday
Oct132011

Sandwich Making in Theater I

Is the key to storytelling making a sandwich?  When teaching my Theater I class the fundamentals of storytelling, I asked each student to pantomime making a sandwich. I reminded them that this was an exercise in spacework and the focus should be visually representing sandwich-making to the audience. The audience must be able to follow each step of assembling the sandwich and be able to decipher the type of sandwich being made from the quintessential pb & j to almighty hamburger. Each pantomime needed a beginning, middle, and end, as well as three fun details the actor added to make the pantomime special. Here you'll see the well-loved sandwich come to life!

 

Thursday
Oct132011

Inititative Update: Writing and Rhetoric Across the Curriculum

Writing and Rhetoric Across the Curriculum held its third meeting of the year.  For today's session, we read chapters two and three of Because Writing Matters by the National Writing Project and Carl Nagin.  We discussed best practices for teaching students how to write and also explored how writing across the curriculum improves students' knowledge of specific content. At our next meeting, we'll be examining the best strategies for providing meaningful and useful feedback to student writers.

Friday
Oct072011

Clickers in Latin and History

Paula Hirsch's Latin class checked their understanding of typical Roman houses using clickers (a student response system), while Daniel Gutierrez's AP European History class worked on being able to distinguish between Medieval and Renaissance art.