Journal

  • Your I.C.E. Journal is an important tool in collecting your ideas and developing them.  Show me your journal periodically for free tips and to ensure you are on track.

    Your journal will show development of your projects and participation in class activities.

    Copy the Rubric area between the lines below and paste it into a document along with the Professionalism Rubric.  The will be graded during the same 1 on 1 conversation with me.

    Journal Grading Rubric - due periodically (approx. 2 weeks)
    • Entry Frequency [max 5]
      • Excellent: 100% daily entries [5]
      • Good: 85 - 99%  daily entries  [4]
      • OK: 50 - 84%  daily entries  [3]
      • Poor: 20 - 49%  daily entries  [2]
      • You're fired: 0 - 19%  daily entries  [0]
    • Level of Detail [max 5]
      • Clear ideas, well formatted, multiple sketches, creative, detailed notes  [5]
      • some words and notes with sketches [3]
      • Some words [2]
    • Self-Evaluation [max 5]
      • Improvement over time or maintained excellence  [2]
      • Periodic checks by Mr. Turton (my initials) [1]
      • Do this next step: Copy this into a document with the Professionalism Rubric, print it, and score your work. [2]

    Lesson and Project Learning Objectives

    ISTE Standards - International Society for Technology in Education

    1. Creativity and innovation

    Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.

    a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes

    b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression


    2. Communication and collaboration

    Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.

    a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media

    d. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems

    3. Research and information fluency

    Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

    a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry

    b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media

    c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to tasks

    d. Process data and report results

    4. Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making

    Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.

    a. Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation

    b. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project

    c. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions

    d. Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions



    Writing Standards 6–12 [W]

    College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing


    2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

    3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.