A general membership meeting is scheduled for 2/24, 6:00 p.m. at u.school. All u.school parents/guardians and students are invited to attend. See e-mail for discussion particulars.
First Bumblebee Declared Endangered in U.S.
The rusty patched bumblebee population has declined 87 percent over the past two decades.
“Bumblebees are among the most important pollinators of crops such as blueberries, cranberries, and clover and almost the only insect pollinators of tomatoes,” according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s rusty patched bumblebee profile. “The economic value of pollination services provided by native insects (mostly bees) is estimated at $3 billion per year in the United States.” (See seven intimate pictures that reveal the beauty of bees.)
Here is the link to the Process essay I talked about in class. It can get pretty dry but some of the writing process ideas are helpful if you are stuck with how to start and/or how to structure your writing.
Please sign up to go via the Google form which was sent to your e-mail Monday morning.
Assignment for the week of Feb. 12th.
Read the essay “On Self-Curation” and answer the practice session questions (I have marked the ones I think are most important) in Google Docs. I will also set up a classroom assignment (you don’t have to use it, but it helps some).
Watch this TED Talk as a companion to the reading: https://www.ted.com/talks/clay_shirky_how_cellphones_twitter_facebook_can_make_history
We will discuss your work on this reading on Friday.
Pick one visual prompt and write on paper or a shared (with S.Frye) Google doc.