Friday, April 29, 2016

CNN Student News, EDpuzzle, and Digital Portfolio Building

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CNN Student News  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. 

Syria; the Marianas Trench in the western North Pacific Ocean; Washington, D.C.; Chanhassen, Minnesota and Brigham Young University 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. If you need to refer to a transcript of today's broadcast you can find it here.

Period 4: EDpuzzle on the Geography and Early Greece  Students of Period 4, because you had an assembly yesterday today you are going to interact with an EDpuzzle video about Ancient Greek geography and history. Please take out your headphones, login to EDpuzzle, and locate the video "Geography and Early Greece." Watch the video carefully and answer the questions along the way to the best of your ability. You will be graded on the quality and completeness of your responses. If you don't finish in class, please finish for homework. 

Period 6: Building Your Digital Portfolio  Take some more time today to continue building your Digital Portfolio. Have you personalized your home screen? Make sure to tell your site visitors about the purpose of your Digital Portfolio, about who you are, and what you're about. Have you started adding content to your class pages yet? Reflect back on the school year and select the digital assignments that you are most proud of? You can add digital assignments in the form of Google documents, drawings, slide shows, maps, and videos.  

Also, here's a sneak peak at the rubric I will be using to assess your Digital Portfolio. We will talk more about it on Monday.