,…and discovered that you can talk to people face to face or take a walk with your friends in a park or play an instrument. All kinds of possibilities were revealed, as well as the concept of saving energy by unplugging! We know this because you wrote about the experience in your terrifically insightful essays. Here are the winning entries for Challenge 1A:
1st Place: Anna Yaksich, Springdale Junior High School
2nd Place: Emily Ehrenberger, Shaler Area Middle School
Yes, amazing as it may seem, 822 middle school students and more than 400 high school students in our area did the “You, Unplugged” Challenge and survived with some difficulty and many epiphanies! Winners will be revealed in the next post!
If you’d like to see how each challenge aligns with the Pennsylvania Academic Standards, just go to the category above that says “High School info” or “Middle School info.” You’ll find it posted there.
How will the teens and tweens survive 24 hours without their phones (among other things)? We can’t wait to find out when the entries roll in on Friday, October 24th. The deadline is 5 p.m. However, since we like to be flexible and do not like to cause undue stress, we will accept any entries postmarked by this 5 p.m. deadline, as well.
Challenge #1 rubrics are now posted. See: Challenges in Depth, Challenge #1 under “Additional information.” In fact we will be posting the rubrics for each of the challenges here on the blog. This is still a work in progress, but all the rubrics will be posted in plenty of time for you to use them to your benefit. Thanks, teachers, for the great idea!