Friday, December 18, 2015

CNN Student News and BrainPop Gaming

CNN Student News and Current Event Mapping  As we watch CNN Student News today, identify one or two news stories that you can pinpoint geographically and place on the Current Event layer of your Social Studies World Map via Google Maps. 

Paris, France; Kathmandu, Nepal; Turkey; Syria; the French Alps; Cuba; Iran; and Great Britain were all featured in today's segment. After pinning at least one of these places on your map, consider the most important question: What happened here? You should include a title for the event, the date(s) the event took place, a brief summary of what happened, and include an appropriate photo or video.

Taking Care of Business Time  Today is the last day of your 2nd quarter of middle school! It's the last the day to turn in missing or incomplete assignments. It's the last day to take A.R. tests and earn points towards your reading goal. It's the last day to do whatever needs to be done to get your grades up.

You may use this portion of class today to silent read and take A.R. tests. You may also use this time to review your grades and assignments on School Loop and figure how to dedicate your energy during these last moments of the 2nd quarter. Additionally, consider messaging teachers if you have questions or need to inform them of anything related to your assignments or grades.    
Computer Game Reward Time If you all of your assignments and your grades are in good standing, you should be celebrated and rewarded. Congratulations! You have earned 'Computer Game Reward Time'. Head on over to BrainPop and choose from the assortment of high-interest educational games, including those featured below. Or if you choose you may continue to working on Google mapping.