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Journal Blog Entry: Topic Choices:


My first choice of a topic is basketball
because I want to know more about it

My second choice of a topic is iphones
because there is a lot more things that I don't know about

My third choice of a topic is shopping with mom
because we could do more and we have fun


Journal Blog Entry: Topic Analysis:


Which topic had the most sources? basketball and iphones

Which topic seems to be of greatest interest? basketball

What will be my goal for tomorrow? look for more basketball books


Journal Blog Entry: Why I Chose This Topic:

I chose basketball as my topic because there are different plays that you can learn. I want to learn more about famous people that have played and know a lot about basketball. I love playing basketball because it is fast and a physical sport. I play year round with my dad and want to learn more about it.


Journal Blog Entry: What I Knew Before I Started My I-Search:

Before I started my i-search I know that Michael Jordan was a famous all star, best player ever. I knew that Dirk Nowitzki earned the the MVP award in the NBA playoffs where the Dallas Mavericks won the championship. He is a great player and contributed a lot to Dallas winning it all. I also knew that there different moves that you can put on a defender like behind the back, cross over, spin moves, shot fake, between the legs and a pass fake. You can set a pick and get your other player open.


Journal Blog Research Entry Date: October 21

What have I accomplished so far? I have answered three questions on Dirk and how money is earned in the NBA. I used the Sports Ilustrated Championship Basketball book and some interesting websites. I had to check other websites when I thought I read that Dirk made 80 million dollars a year. When I double checked I learned that he makes 20 million dollars a year and had a four year contract of 80 million. I have also opened my Glogster account and input some basic graphics and the picture of Dirk I took at Mavs camp.


How have I done so far? I think I have done OK.I enjoy finding the answers to my questions and building my Glogster.


What do I need to do next? Answer more questions with websites and the books found and then conduct my interview.


Journal Blog Research Entry Date: October 22

What have I accomplished so far? Today I found a great book on women's basketball. It had lots of information on how to increase your shot percentage. It had lots of details and pictures explaining how to make a good shot.


How have I done so far? I am doing pretty good. I need to answer one more question and get my interview complete.


What do I need to do next? I need to answer one more question and get my interview complete.

Journal Blog Research Entry Date: October 23

What have I accomplished so far? I have finished answering all my questions. I was also able to complete my interview. I chose my dad to interview. He has coached in schools and is also my select basketball coach. He grew up playing basketball and his brother and dad are varsity basketball coaches. His brother made it to the state tournament with his team this past year. We live and love basketball, so I thought he would be a good person to interview.


How have I done so far? Great


What do I need to do next? Finish my iSearch story and my Glogster

Journal Blog Research Entry Date: October 26

What have I accomplished so far? I had to change my picture of Dirk on my Glogster because I was unable to use the picture I took at Mavs camp because of copyright issues.


How have I done so far? Great but disappointed that I can't use my picture. It will be OK though.


What do I need to do next? Finish my iSearch story and my Glogster