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Theory Of Knowledge by Larry Ferlazzo - 2M ago

To the TOK Essay schedule here.

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Find all the information related to the 2019 Oral Presentations here.

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Theory Of Knowledge by Larry Ferlazzo - 5M ago

DECEMBER:

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Math p. 312-340 (homework due 12/5)
  • The Arts p.441- 469 (homework due 12/12)
  • History p. 417-439 (homework due  12/19)

JANUARY:

  • Ethics p. 470-509 (homework due 1/9)
  • Natural Sciences p. 341-373 (homework due 1/16)
  • Human Sciences p. 374- 416 (homework due 1/23)
  • Religious Knowledge Systems p. 510- 538 (homework due 1/30)

FEBRUARY

  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems – Cultural perspectives p. 539-568 (no required homework, but extra credit if completed by 2/6)
  • TOK Presentation Planning – Decide on topic by February 13th. Assuming we can get access to the computer lab or laptops, you will have four class periods each week to work on it for four weeks. Your written draft plan will be due on March 1st.

MARCH

  • Prepare Presentation in March
  • You will make your presentation in late March. Presentations will be video-recorded

APRIL:

  • First three weeks of April are kept available in case we are running behind. If not, we’ll do some special projects prior to starting the essay.
  • Begin work on TOK Essay in late April

MAY/JUNE:

  • Work on Essay
  • Essay due on June 3rd
  • Final group project due on day of the Final
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Here is a downloadable copy of the outline we shared the Prompt Deconstruction Meetings for Diploma Candidates.

Here is a version designed for you to fill-in if you’d like to submit it to Mr. Ferlazzo or Mr. Perryman.

You must complete this: Essay Planning Document. That link is to the PDF version. Here is the Word version, which our students should use.

Here is the TOK Essay Rubric from IB

You can find all the TOK essay resources we used last year here.

TIMELINE:

Send decision on prompt and outline by October 1st

First draft by November 1st

Second draft by December 1st

Final by after Winter Break

ADDENDUM: This could be useful:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/21673641942665152/

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Theory Of Knowledge by Larry Ferlazzo - 5M ago

Here are the two final projects by IB Theory of Knowledge classes due at the end of the school year:

Instagram Videos

Students must create three short (45-to-one minute each) videos (or one longer one) communicating the meaning of three important TOK concepts.

You can see examples here.

I think Instagram is the easiest tool to use, especially since they have now extended the length of videos to one-minute. However, they are welcome to use other tools.

Students can work alone or with one other classmate.

We will begin work on the videos on Monday, May 21st.  Because of the San Francisco field trip, the videos won’t be due until 8:00 AM on Tuesday, May 29th.

Explain Like I’m Five

Students – on their own or with one other classmate – prepare and teach a four-to-five minute lesson on one or more TOK concepts.

The key, though, is that they have to pretend that they are teaching to five-year-olds.

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” is often attributed incorrectly to Albert Einstein, though he did say something similar.

That notion has a lot in common with The Feynman Technique.

First, students read, annotate and discuss a chapter from one of my books (Here’s My Chapter On Elements Of A Successful Lesson, Along With Student Hand-Outs THEY Use To Teach).

Then, we watch Explain Like I’m Five videos.

Then students use the planning form that accompanies my chapter on elements of a successful lesson to plan the lesson (that form is actually used by them for longer lessons during the year, but they adapt it for this one).

Then, they teach it to the class.

We will begin work on the lesson on Wednesday,  May 30th.   The lessons will be taught on June 7th and 8th.

FINAL

You can receive extra credit for your Final by creating an infographic explaining the Theory of Knowledge class. You can see an example here. You can use any tool you want, including pen and paper. Free online tools include VismePiktochartVenngageInfogram or Easelly.

You will have the entire two-hour “Final” time to create this infographic, or you may begin working on it earlier.

Before you create your infographic online and leave the link to it in the comments section of this post:

First, review The Ultimate Infographic Design Guide: 13 Tricks For Better Designs and Infographics For Beginners: The Ultimate Guide.

Then, design a rough draft on paper.

Lastly, go to one of the sites and create your infographic.

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Tok from Larry Ferlazzo on Vimeo.

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As I have explained, I write a teacher advice column for educators.

This week’s questions is “What has been your best moment in a classroom?”

I thought it would be interesting to get student responses, too.

Please write about your own best experience in a paragraph or two in the comments section. It might be best to write it in Google Doc first and then copy and past it here.

Say:

When and where it happened, though don’t use names (say in elementary school, in high school, in Sacramento, or elsewhere, say the grade)

What happened

How you felt then and how you feel now about it

What made it so good

What can teachers and other students learn from the experience?

Over the weekend, I will select several passages for publication, and will give those authors permission slips needing to be signed by parents.  There will be no problem, however, if you or your parents decide that you do not want your work published.

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Theory Of Knowledge by Larry Ferlazzo - 5M ago

Play Doh project in TOK - 4th Period - YouTube

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Theory Of Knowledge by Larry Ferlazzo - 5M ago

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