This week we continued with our science fiction unit and our argumentative essays.
On Wednesday, we looked into the subject of artificial intelligence (AI). We began with a quickwrite:
1. What do you currently know about artificial intelligence?
2. What movies, TV shows, or books have you seen or read that involve artificial intelligence?
3. Do you think developing advanced artificial intelligence is a good idea? Why, or why not?
After discussing these questions, we watched a video on recent advances in AI. Here is the link:
After the video, I handed out some questions to answer and discuss. They are as follows:
There was no additional homework from this class. See the post from last week for the homework due Friday.
On Friday, I collected the homework for chapter 2 of I, Robot. Then, we had a peer critique session on the rough drafts of the argumentative essays.
Your Homework for next week (meeting week) is to complete the final draft of your argumentative essay and to read to page 111 in I, Robot.
Chris Trompas - English teacher at the Learning Choice Academy in Chula Vista and La Mesa, CA.