Student Expectations
How Will I Meet This Expectation?
How Did I Meet This Expectation?
Demonstrate ability to
evaluate sources of
biology information on
the internet

I'll only use credible websites in my posts
and I'll contribute to the "credible sources
page" on the wiki to help my classmates.
I evaluated websites such as:
www.msnbc.msn.com
www.bioedonline.org
www.mayoclinic.com
http://ecos.fws.gov/tess_public/SpeciesReport.do
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090114075921.htm
and I added www.biology.about.com to the credible sources page on the wiki.
I made sure that all the rules here apply to all of them.
Demonstrate an ability
to read and understand
current biology news
I'll research a topic that I'm interested in
and that's talked about in current science
news. I will also look up words I don't
understand.
I reasearched vitamin D for my post.
I didn't plagerize on any of my posts or comments.
My post was biology related.
My post was related to a topic previously covered in class.
I used multiple sources and made sure they were all credible.
I made sure all of the research was current.
I researched about Jennifer's post at this website, analized it, and added new information to her topic.
I was able to distinguish between which information I understood, and which I didn't.
I was able to distinguish which information was credible, and which wasn't.
Demonstrate proper
use of online resources

In my posts, I'll put in hyperlinks to all of
my sources and put a creative commons
picture that is relevant to my post topic.
In my post, I put hperlinks to all three of my sources:
-http://www.henryford.com/body.cfm?xyzpdqabc=0&id=46335&action=detail&ref=928
-http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/crohns-disease/DS00104
-http://www.biologynews.net/archives/2009/02/16/arabamerican_women_need_supplement_to_boost_dangerously_low_vitamin_d_levels.html
my sources were all credible.
I hyperlinked my creative commons picture.
I made sure my picture was relevant to my topic.
For all of my sources, I checked all of the rules at this websiteto make sure that they were all credible.
I also put those sources on my discussion page.
Publish work that is
available for peer-review
I'll put my blog post on my wiki page and
have one of my classmates review it
before I send it to Ms. Baker and I'll post
on the class blog.
I put my post, "Arab-Americans Need Supplement To Boost Dangerously
Low Vitamin D Levels"on my wiki and it was reviewed by Aimee.
Discuss published work
with a practicing biologist
in that particular field

I will find scientists that are blogging about
the same topic that I am and comment on
their post. I'll also respectfully ask for their
input or for them to critique my post.
PalMD and Gary M. commented on my post on vitamin D here.
I commented on PalMD's post on his blog.
Provide constructive
peer-review to
classmates
I'll write constructive comments to my
classmates' posts and continue the
conversation about it, respond to the
comments that are written in response to
mine, and I'll respond to the comments on
my post. Also, I'll edit my classmates'
blog posts on their wiki page.
I reviewed Skye's post on her discussion
board on the wiki. I made suggestions to improve it.
I reviewed Sam H's post on her discussion board
on the wiki. I gave feedback and made a suggestion
to improve it.
I reviewed Rachael's post on her discussion board on
the wiki and gave feedback and a suggestion to improve it.
I reviewed Aimee's post on her discussion board on the wiki
and made suggestions to improve it.
I reviewed Aimee's post on her discussion board on the wiki
and made suggestions to improve it.
I reviewed Skye's post on her discussion board on the wiki
and made suggestions to improve it.
I reviewed Justin's post on his discussion board on the wiki and
made suggestions to improve it.
I commented on Ryan J's post on his discussion board on the
wiki and made suggestions to improve it.
I commented on Jennifer's post on the class blog.
I commented on Mary's post on her her discussion board on the
wiki page and made suggestions to improve it.
Discuss in-class
assignments

I'll comment on the posts that relate to our
in-class topics and I will make my post
relevant to in-class topics by adding to my
post something that has been discussed in
class.
I discussed malaria and malaria statistics on Jennifer's post.
My post on vitamin D was relevant to what we have learned in class.
Apply creativity
to work
I will add a relevant video, picture, or cartoon
to my post.
I made a poll for my post with the question, "Do You Think You Get Enough Vitamin D?" with three options
that were: "yes, I drink a lot of milk and get a lot of sunlight, or "no, I don't drink a lot of milk or get a lot of sunlight", or "I don't know."

Caitlin



Hi I'm Caitlin. I play piano and I laugh a lot. I love snow, hanging out with my friends, my ipod, Christmas, and dogs (:

My favorite thing we've done in biology so far is the cockroach experiment because we worked with live animals. It was fun because if we hadn't done this experiment, I definitely wouldn't even have touched the cockroaches, let alone kiss one.
Here are some pictures of them.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mapplegate/493170901/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9093057@N04/2462795451/