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Friday, December 4, 2015

Upper School Current Topics in Research in Science and Technology Addresses Climate Change

Students in Leah’s Current Topics and Research in Science and Technology class recently completed a unit on climate change. Their assignment was to learn how climate change impacts populations around the world directly and indirectly then create a fundraising campaign to combat climate change impacts in Ethiopia. Students created a Prezi describing the problem and emailed the Prezi to all students earlier this week asking them to vote for one of three initiatives. The Prezi can be found here: Climate Change Prezi

-Katrina Fuller

Technology Integration in Upper School Spanish: Book Creator App in iPads and Skype

Several exciting activities have been happening in Rosario’s classes! Spanish III students recently created a story using the iPad app Book Creator. Stories were based on a crime scene set up in the classroom and required students to include a narration of the events using past tenses and utilize a video of a witness interrogation. You can check out their work here: Crime scene book

Meanwhile, students in AP Spanish have been Skyping with students at a school near Barcelona and discussing the Catalan independence movement happening right now. An example of their conversation can be found here: AP Spanish Skype

Students in Spanish 5 Honors have also been Skyping, but this time with two alumni who are currently in Spain studying on a semester abroad. The entire class period was spent discussing (in Spanish, of course) life it Spain and what it’s like to be a student there.

-Katrina Fuller

Upper School Rebel Writers

Susie’s Rebel Writers class (English 11) has been busy working on their Rebel Projects, a six-week long project in which students become rebels themselves by identifying and tackling an issue in which they want to effect change. Throughout their project, students document their thoughts online using a wiki or a blog so that peers can follow their work and offer comments. You can see the end result of a Rebel Project upstairs near the library. Two students created a “Humans of BB&N” bulletin board. Their goal in becoming a “rebel” was to find a way for BB&N people to have an opportunity to better know one another.

-Katrina Fuller