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.
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!
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.
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.