The discussion is designed to assist you learn concepts in the class and to collaborate with classmates in this learning process.. Remember, we are using the PowerUps to help guide our discussion. We are focusing on quality content. Use the rubric and provided instructions to help you contribute to this discussion. To earn full credit, your interactions must be on-going and occur over the course of the discussion period. Checking in one-time to complete all of the “requirements” will not earn full-credit. You must stay active in the discussion over time.
Your post should have factual information and YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR PERSONAL THOUGHTS and OPINIONS on the topic as well.
The short clip from Investigation Discovery about the “West Memphis Three” and also conduct independent research from reliable resources about the case.
- Before watching this film, what were your thoughts about criminal investigations in general?
- Your thoughts on this case and the investigation.
- In your opinion, what are the top three factors for successfully solving a criminal investigation.
- In your opinion, what are the top three traits of a criminal investigator?
Be sure to use the PowerUp formatting for this discussion. Your discussions must incorporate at least three PowerUps. Please review the rubric for grading details.
You are not sending out a text message or tweet, so when writing your post, use proper English, grammar and writing mechanics. Make sure you include what you think about the respective section you are discussing.
Please use a question, then answer approach. Copy the prompts being asked in the discussion into your reply and respond directly to the prompts. This will help us to better understand what you are replying to.
Use the “Reply” icon to start your discussion. Once you type and spell-check your thread, use the “Post Reply” icon to submit your thoughts. Use can also review the Canvas video on posting discussions.
Participants must create a thread in order to view other threads in this forum.
Using PowerUps as a guide, you will start by adding an initial response. The initial response is your initial thoughts to the prompts being asked so you can continue a conversation with your classmates. This has a different due date than the “overall” due date for the discussion. See the Canvas Calendar for specifics about the initial response due date and time.
For the initial response, you will contribute to the discussion by providing some background information followed up by your thoughts and opinions on the respective topic. It must be substantive and thoughtful dialogue. Use outside sources such as the news, Internet, popular media, your textbook, journal articles, etc to assist you here. Make sure to use proper APA formatting to cite your work if applicable.
Next, you will engage in dialogue with at least two classmate’s by asking questions, challenging ideas, and/or supporting his/her argument with material from the reading. Two responses is the minimum. You should engage in an on-going dialogue, even if it takes more than two responses. If a classmate or I ask you a question or challenge an idea, you need to respond. This is how we have a conversation and learn with each other.
There is not a minimum word count, however, you will need to add at least 3 – 5 sentences per PowerUp to adequately contribute to the dialogue. The on-going dialogue with classmates should, in theory, be able to continue a dialogue or conversation. Superficial dialogue such as “Good post” or “I like what you said” is not going to be appropriate for our dialogue. You must contribute much more to this discussion to earn full-credit.
WHAT IS A POWERUP
Remember: List or restate something you just read; then, add an opinion in your response. Use #remember
Understand: Ask a question that will help you understand what you read. Allow a peer to respond to your question. Use #understand
Apply: Organize what you read into something new. Include a poem, chart, timeline, diagram, or model in your response. Use #apply
Analyze: Examine a quote you read, and then compare it to a different text. Explain why you think they’re related. Use #analyze
Evaluate: Critique something that you read in a respectful manner. Cite text-based evidence in your response. Use #evaluate
Create: Develop a novel response based on what you read using text, video or other supplies to innovate. Use #create
Connect: Connect to an issue outside of your school. Think globally, and share how collaborated in your response (this requires actual action on your part). Use #connect