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How to Conduct Discussion Questions
When you come upon a discussion question, it requires you to post much like you would on your Facebook or Instagram account. You will post a thoughtful, strong answer to the question posed... THEN you must reply to another student's post. If you are the first one to post, WAIT before sending your assignment in to me... just move on and check every couple of days to see if someone has posted so you can reply to their post. Once you have done both, then you may send it in to me for a grade. Otherwise, it will get sent right back to you for completion. Below are step by step instructions on how to answer a discussion question correctly.
Your reflection writing, which is to be done just before your DBA, should be very strong. Write for me like you would your English Teacher. Spell check. Most importantly, DO NOT copy and paste from books or the internet. This is called plagiarism. It is very important that you use your own words or CITE information that you gather from the internet or books. Noodle Tools is a program that our district supports: http://www.noodletools.com/ which can help you cite, should you need to do so.
A DBA (Discussion Based Assessment) is a verbal confirmation that you actually learned something from your lessons. The rubric breaks down your grade based on Content Learned, Your Reflection Writing, and your 21st Century Skills. I have attached the rubric below to visually remind you of what I will be looking for. While I do not mind you having notes handy, what I am looking for is you being able to "discuss" what you've learned without reading "word-for-word" from your notes or the lessons on the computer. If you can intelligently discuss what you have learned after I have posed a question without reading from your notes, then I will be able to see that you have actually learned something. That is the goal. I have included a study guide for the 2 DBA's in this segment below.
Study Guide for DBA's
Study guides for your DBA's are included below.
Depending on how many students are signed up for the same course, there will be a collaborative project. You will be assigned to work with someone on this project. If you are the only one taking the course or there is an odd number of people in the class, you may end up working on it alone, unfortunately. Look in your lessons for the details of this project.