Schoology at Walter Reed

Our school district is in the process of adopting a Learning Management System (LMS) at all middle schools and high schools (elementary schools will roll out at a later date). I’m posting some very basic information here and will update this post as I get more information.

Schoology Quick Start for Students

Download the Schoology app:

Access Schoology with a desktop browser: https://lms.lausd.net

In order for a student to sign in to the schoology app or website they must have a current and active LAUSD email account. To reset a student email account you will need a PIN number (I’m looking in to how I can provide those to you).

Once you have your pin number you can reset your LAUSD student email account at: https://mylogin.lausd.net

 

2017-2018 School Year Guide

Welcome back to another school year!

I hope you had a great summer. I spent my summer vacation doing seven (!) weeks of jury duty. :(

My classes this year have been assigned an interesting title on your program cards and on Schoology: CAREER AWARE A: TERM AF.

The actual course titles and periods are right here:

  • Period 1: Cartooning & Animation
  • Period 3: Architecture & Design
  • Period 4: Cartooning & Animation
  • Period 5: Cartooning & Animation
  • Period 6: Cartooning & Animation

I’ll be posting more first week materials and information on this post so check back later.

Film Study: Rear Window (1954)

Roger Ebert on Rear Window:

The hero of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” is trapped in a wheelchair, and we’re trapped, too–trapped inside his point of view, inside his lack of freedom and his limited options. When he passes his long days and nights by shamelessly maintaining a secret watch on his neighbors, we share his obsession. It’s wrong, we know, to spy on others, but after all, aren’t we always voyeurs when we go to the movies? Here’s a film about a man who does on the screen what we do in the audience–look through a lens at the private lives of strangers.

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Film Studies: Spirited Away (2001)

Christopher Runyon at Movie Mezzanine on Spirited Away:

The film is–what else?–a coming-of-age story centered on a young girl named Chihiro, who’s really bummed out about moving to a new city where she won’t be able to be with her old friends. Her mother and father, who mean well but still shrug off her depression, are ready to move into their new home when a wrong turn on the road leads them to a mysterious, abandoned theme park. Or so they think. It turns out that the family has stumbled upon a passage to the spirit world, with Chihiro’s parents transformed into livestock after unknowingly consuming the food of the spirits without permission. Frightened and utterly alone, the only way for Chihiro to survive in this strange new world is to toil and work herself raw in a bathhouse run by a wicked sorceress.

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