Persuasive Essay On Ipods In Class

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Hello, my name is Rob Stone, a high school language arts and social studies teacher and the Page Host for this iPod-inspired Writing Across the Curriculum homepage here at Writingfix. And here is what I believe…

If you asked today’s students to rank the things that are most important to them, two things are sure to make nearly every list. As a matter of fact, for them, these two things supersede any mere list and move into an almost spiritual realm that includes things that are vital to their very survival. Those two things, of course, are technology and music.

The reality is that, though classic literature, chapter books and picture books will always maintain their well-deserved importance in growing minds, today’s students find inspiration in places beyond the published works traditionally used in the classroom. If we truly want to reach them and make connections, we have to meet them where they are and “link” our world as teachers to their world as millennial learners.

I passionately believe that one of the places to look for that missing link is where today’s technology meets music: the iPod. Skeptical? Pull out an iPod in class and watch the interest immediately appear on your students' faces. Put lyrics on the overhead and watch the focus in their eyes. Hit play and they are yours. Implement a well-designed lesson attached to that song and you can do magic…

So what would a lesson for students look like if it was inspired by something shared from the teacher's iPod? The purpose of this page is to answer that question. It contains many writing across the curriculum lessons created by many amazing teachers from nearly all curriculum areas. Each lesson is tied to the writing process, the writing traits and a “mentor text” which, in each poetry lesson below, is the song and its lyrics. Read, enjoy, and give some of them a try. We will consistently be adding great lessons to this page. Perhaps yours will be one of them.

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Propose your own ipod lesson to be posted at WritingFix! Here is our template for our iPod lessons. If we end up using your lesson at WritingFix, we will send you any two of the NNWP's Print Resources as our way of saying thank-you for sharing your ideas with the thousands of teachers who use this website.

Rob's iPod-inspired Writing Lessons

Lesson:
With Your Own Two Hands

Inspired by: Ben Harper’s With My Own Two Hands as well as John Mayer’s Waiting On The World To Change.

Students write: a poem about how they might change the world.

Lesson:

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Inspired by:Yesterday by the Beatles, Today by the Smashing Pumpkins, and Tomorrow from the Annie Soundtrack.

Students write: a poem exploring the past, present, and future.

Lesson:

My Adidas

Inspired by: Run D.M.C.’s My Adidas.

Students write: a creative piece of writing from the perspective of a personal object or item.

Lesson:
Poems about Ages and Stages

Inspired by: Shakespeare’s The Seven Ages of Man and Harry Chapin’s Cat’s In The Cradle.

Students write: a poem about their own life's stages.

Tell Rob what you think of these lessons. Join his Music Inspires Writing! ning and post your thoughts!
Lesson:

The Legend Lives on

Inspired by:Gordon Lightfoot's The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Students write: a poetic examination of a historical event.

Essay about Should Electronic Devices Be Used in School?

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Persuasive Essay

Do you like your electronic devices? Do you want to use it at school? Well, you have come to the right place. By electronics in school can mean you can use your phones, laptops, Ipods, and tablets in school. Not only these devices but more like a Playstation Portable(PSP) or a Dual Screen(DS). You would only use these devices for school work nothing else, but only after school. Electronic devices should be used in school because they can be used in an emergency, increases students organization, and for educational purposes.

To begin with, cell phones are needed in school because a student can have an emergency. As teens get older they are becoming more independent. Often the only way that their parents can be sure…show more content…

Persuasive Essay

Do you like your electronic devices? Do you want to use it at school? Well, you have come to the right place. By electronics in school can mean you can use your phones, laptops, Ipods, and tablets in school. Not only these devices but more like a Playstation Portable(PSP) or a Dual Screen(DS). You would only use these devices for school work nothing else, but only after school. Electronic devices should be used in school because they can be used in an emergency, increases students organization, and for educational purposes.

To begin with, cell phones are needed in school because a student can have an emergency. As teens get older they are becoming more independent. Often the only way that their parents can be sure that their kids are safe is by calling them. Imagine if there was a fire in a school and your child was the only one to know about it. He/she could call 911 or his/her parents.Or imagine if your child was stuck in the school while it was burning. He/she can call 911, her parents, or a nearby friends. Just like BubbiG(A user on Teenink) said: “Electronics should be allowed in school because of emergencies, organization, concentration, and for educational purposes. Another emergency a electronic device can be used in is a kidnapping scene. Say that your child was getting kidnapped or saw someone getting kidnapped. He/she can call the cops, his/her parents, or close by adults. As a result, electronic devices should be used in school if a student

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