Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Thursday, April 30. 2015

Today's schedule is D-AG-C-B-A

D Block Crime, Media & Society 12 - Today we continue with our last two presentations from yesterday and then we'll continue our unit on media literacy. We will talk about the history of media and communication formats (I'll give you a handout on the topic and we'll go over it today). So...

I want you to track your consumption of media for one day. Today we'll estimate how much time of the day you think you consume and interact with media. We'll look at this Kaiser Family Foundation study from 2010 and it will give us a good idea about amounts. The Infographic to the left from MBAOnline posted at Socialmouth is a good visual of generational differences for media consumption throughout the day. So for the end of each hour that you are awake for one day I'd like you to write down what media format you interacted with for that previous hour and guestimate how much time you interacted with it. I know that you are a generation of multitaskers (and that you are interacting with this blog right now) so try to be as honest as you can about what you consume/interact with.

Remember the types of Mass Media include: Print media encompasses mass communication through printed material. It includes newspapers, magazines, booklets and brochures, house magazines, periodicals or newsletters, direct mailers, handbills or flyers, billboards, press releases, and books. Electronic media is the kind of media which requires the user to utilize an electric connection to access it. It is also known as 'Broadcast Media'. It includes television, radio, and new-age media like Internet, computers, telephones, etc. With the advent of Internet, we are now enjoying the benefits of high technology mass media, which is not only faster than the old school mass media, but also has a widespread range. Mobile phones, computers, and Internet are often referred to as the new-age media. Internet has opened up several new opportunities for mass communication which include e-mail, websites, podcasts, e-forums, e-books, blogging, Internet TV, and many others which are booming today. Internet has also started social networking sites which have redefined mass communication all together. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have made communication to the masses all the more entertaining, interesting, and easier

C Block Geography 12 - Today we are working on the Medicine Hat Topographic map. You need your Canadian Landscape topographic map book and the Medicine Hat map can be found on pages 40-42. You will need to work on questions 1 a-d, 2 a & b, 3 a-e, and 7 a-d. This work is due this Friday and if you wish to work on this activity out of the class (and really who wouldnt?) I would highly suggest you ask me questions ahead of time. You can find topographic maps of Medicine Hat on Google Maps (Type in Medicine Hat Alberta on a Google search and click on maps at the top and then choose "Terrain" as an option). Do not forget that you have a unit final test on Monday. Please take all of your marked/corrected work out of the bin in the class and spend some time preparing. Good Luck.

B Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll finish our look at the military campaigns we began Tuesday (Blitz & Barbarossa in Europe and Hong Kong and Pearl Harbor in the Pacific). We'll also examine Dieppe and Canada's role in that battle today. along with the battle of Ortona. We'll watch  “Dieppe” from Canada: A People’s History. When you’re done, you can work on questions 1, 2, and 3 on page 110 of the Counterpoints text.

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