an der Kreuzung - Projekt The Listening portion of our Kapitel 2 test can be found at Blackboard - Assignments/Kapitel 2/audio for test - Kapitel 2, along with the test itself - available after 12:00 PM, October 26, 2012 Deutsch 4
Aufsatz: Schrecklich mit dem Computer!! - Benutzen Sie einige von den Vokabeln auf Seite 37 und stellen Sie sich vor, wie ärgerlich und unmöglich Computertechnologie sein könnte! Seien Sie kreativ, und auch phantasievoll. Ihre Erfahrung darf fiktiv sein. Eine Seite, bitte, mit doppeltem Zeilenabstand. Fällig - am Freitag! Gewalt im Fernsehen - eine Radiosendung
As I struggle a bit with the latest version of Blackboard version 9, which I generally find to be a messy pile of badly written software, I'll update your homework from here for a while. It's entirely possible I might abandon Blackboard. It's a rude piece of software!
Now we look at some German Geography!! Here is a map of the 16 German states (Bundesländer). Color it neatly and search the Internet for the GERMAN NAMES of these 16 German states. Label your map clearly. You should color it lightly, because we'll be adding more landmarks to the map (capital cities, major rivers, mountains, regions, etc.)
So a new school begins at Enloe, and new hopes and aspirations. I am pretty thrilled about it and I am sure you are also. My goal for this blog this year is to post announcements pertinent to every Enloe German student here: things like articles, German videos, links, pictures related to German-speaking culture. SOme of these posting will become a basis for an assignment or a reaction post to our discussion boards. I'll just say, check kandah.org, and BAM! your posting will be there!
For your convenience I include links here for your course syllabi for German classes at Enloe. You'll need to be able to open Adobe PDF files in order to view many of the files I make available to you all.
Someone at the open house asked about ways to to listen to German broadcasts from home, for instance, while eating, or for background sound. This is an excellent way to create a more immersive environment at home. I would suggest a multitude of Internet resources, streamed from a laptop or tablet of some kind. Here are a few of my favorite German media sources:
A two week sojourn in the far east is in my playbook starting this afternoon. I'll try to get some pictures up here for those lucky ones following kandah.org. I decided to eschew facebook as my mode of mass communication/social networking. Not really sure why. But in any case, I'll probably miss my home for two weeks, but I will relish basking in the Japanese culture.
The summer is upon us and what a scorcher it has been. After wishing all my Enloe Seniors farewell, I embarked on a summertime that by all accounts will shape up to be a banner summer, a memorable summer.. First started off with visiting friends in Carolina and simply decompressing around home with several books on the reading list: Doktor Faustus by Thomas Mann, a dense, beautifully written 20th century novel by the great Nobel Prize Winning German author, and The Physics of the Future, a well-written set of predictions of what the world will be like in 50 and hundred years based on the current-edge cutting research efforts surrounding nanotechnology, genetics, robotics, physics and quantum mechanics (Higgs Boson, anyone?) written by a Japanese atom scientist Michio Kaku, and I just began a book describing the life of times of the Prussian King Wilhelm II, by the British historian Lamar Cecil. Good reading is always an essential summer pastime for me.
I spent a week in Montezuma, New Mexico with teachers from all the world (and two fine colleagues from Enloe High School!) getting trained and exposed to the International Baccalaureate curriculum. I was highly impressed with the workshop and feel it might inject a more modern, wholistic angle to the German program at Enloe. We not only studied hard at the sessions, but we also partied hard at the workshop, with decent food, and lots of beverages and diversions planned for us throughout the week that included a guitar concert in the Dwan Light Sanctuary, an austere, round, acoustically majestic building topped with prism-bearing skylights. Quite meditative at night during the concert with a program of Spanish-style classical guitar and shimmering covers of well-known tunes and popular styles. During the day, Mr. Uzzell and I managed to drag some guitars to the sanctuary during the dry heat of mid-day New Mexico and sample an ambiance of colored light, bright sunshine and fine sounds from our guitars. Then on the closing barbecue party, during a classic geselliges Beisammensein that typically concludes a lengthy educational retreat, Uzzell and I stood up and played a couple of songs for the gathering, some rock and blues to regale the participants, ZZ Top's Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers and the Allmann Brothers' One Way Out. Linking a youtube.com video to this post to highlight finer versions of these two classic songs seems too obvious: see below for the videos.
First, above, the ZZ Top song, apparently live from a German concert in 1980.
And now the Allmann Brothers song, One Way Out, also from Germany, a 1995 concert....WooHoo!!
Hallo. Zuerst können Sie Ihre Aufgaben bei unsrer Blackboard-Website. Aber kandah.org lebt noch, und manchmal sollen Sie die Website besuchen, wie zum Beispiel diese Woche für Deutsch 3. Vergessen Sie nicht die früheren Botschaften auf der Website durchzuschauen.
Using Blackboard at my current school took me away from updating kandah.org. But a new format of the page might inspire to revive the long-running website. We spoke this morning about the Mercedes Benz commercial for their new, ultra-environmentally friendly model in the B-class series. Internet problems prevented us from seeing it so here it is in all its glory from youtube.com: