Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Day 7 of 2015/16

Student Expectation:  Create and interpret different types of maps to answer geographic questions, infer relationships, and analyze change.

Review Ch. 1 sec 1 notes - PPT

Head to toe/5 Themes Exercise

Thought of the Day

Focus on Essential Question Podcast -HRW

Notes - Geo Tools - p.10-13.  (If you do not have internet access at home , pick up a copy of notes on table by the door.)  (Satellite photos,GPS Examples, Google Earth)
The Study of Geography

How satellites gather Map Data - HRW

Finish reading Ch. 1  P. 2-23.

Read How GPS Works and Global Positioning Systems

Read Geographic Information Systems 

Play the latitude/longitude game for practice.
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-games/latitude-longitude-map-game.php TURN OFF THE SOUND ON YOUR CHROMEBOOK FOR THIS GAME.  Quiz is Friday 9-4-15 using this game.


Homework:  Review Thursday/Tuesday/Wednesday notes and vocabulary -Study for Ch. 1 sec 1 Quiz Thursday.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Day 6 of 2015/16

Student Expectation:  Create and interpret different types of maps to answer geographic questions, infer relationships, and analyze change.

 Classroom textbooks must remain in this room.

Create a new Study Stack - In description,  label it as Special Lines of Latitude - click the link below for the words and enter in your new stack. SAVE CHANGES.
Special Lines of Latitude

 Five Minutes - Finish Study Stack Vocabulary from Monday --If finished,   review vocabulary words with one of the games at the bottom of  your stack or Play Latitude/Longitude game.

Head to Toe/5 Themes Exercise

Thought of the Day.

Notes - 5 Themes of Geography - P. 10-13
5 Themes of Geo notes A 
5 Themes of Geo note B


Play the latitude/longitude game for practice.
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-games/latitude-longitude-map-game.php TURN OFF THE SOUND ON YOUR CHROMEBOOK FOR THIS GAME.

If time, watch Student News

If time, finish reading Ch. 1 sec 1 P. 2-23.

Homework:  Review Thursday/Tuesday notes - Ch. 1 sec 1 Quiz Thursday.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Day 5 of 2015/16

Objective:  Learn about the 5 Themes of Geography

Login to Skyward - check answers for Class Rules & Procedures Quiz.  Retake for a maximum 70 must be completed by Wed. 9-2-15 P.M.

If you come to tutorials, make sure you sign the tutorial sheet so we have a record.

Go to StudyStack - click on Ch. 1 & 2 Vocabulary stack that you created last Thursday.  (If you did NOT create a stack yet, get a classmate to help set up your account and stack using last Thurs. blog.)  Pick up a textbook from the cart by the door. On your stack, click "edit".  Click "Data" on your stack and enter vocabulary words on P. 5 and P. 10 listed as Places and Terms.  Use the glossary at the back of textbook to enter COMPLETE definitions for the 15 terms.  
SAVE CHANGES OR YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE LOST.  SHOW ME COMPLETED VOCABULARY.

Read Ch. 1 P. 2-23.  After reading the chapter, return your book to the cart.

Review Thursday notes.

Latitude Longitude PowerPoint - view slides


Homework -  Play the latitude/longitude game for practice.
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-games/latitude-longitude-map-game.php TURN OFF THE SOUND ON YOUR CHROMEBOOK FOR THIS GAME.



Thursday, August 27, 2015

Day 4 of 2015/16

Objective:  Review Latitude/Longitude/Geo Terms

 Write homework in planner.  Explain homework.

Login to Skyward -take Class Rules Quiz.  Click "Save and Complete Assignment"

Go to StudyStack - Click create a new stack.  On description line - Title the stack name  Chapter 1 and 2 Vocabulary.  Check "term and definition.". Check "generate random fill in the blank clues".  Uncheck "allow others to edit and allow others to view".  SAVE CHANGES.

Notes -Define Geography and Basic Map Components
Latitude and Longitude notes (If you do not have internet access at home, pick up a paper copy of these notes on the table by the door.)

Watch Latitude/Longitude video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swKBi6hHHMA 

(Look at Google Earth - notice latitude and longitude at bottom of map.


Practice finding Latitude and Longitude on the map.
Latitude Longitude PowerPoint - view the slides

Play the latitude/longitude game for practice.
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-games/latitude-longitude-map-game.php TURN OFF THE SOUND ON YOUR CHROMEBOOK FOR THIS GAME.


Homework: Don't forget to feed the dog.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Day 3 of 2015/16

Class Meetings - Freshman - 2nd Period Today.


Objective:  Why study Geography?

 Write homework in planner.

Review Class Rules & Procedures?

Review World Geography Brochure

Why study Geography PowerPoint.

Open your User Names and Passwords document. (If you did not finish your document, go to yesterday's blog for instructions.) Bring your schedule or a piece of paper to my desk to write down your Skyward user name and password.  Enter your user name and password in your USER NAMES AND PASSWORDS DOCUMENT.  If Skyward makes you change this password, see me & give me your new password.

Login to Skyward to make sure your password works.  

Go to StudyStack - set up an account using your school email account.  Put your user name and login in your USER NAMES AND PASSWORDS DOCUMENT.  Make sure your user name and password are appropriate for school.

Watch Student News


Homework: Study for Class Rules and Procedures Quiz Thursday.
                     

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Day 2 of 2015/16




FYI - Freshman Class Meeting - Wednesday 1st Period
Objective: Review class rules and procedures - start using Chromebooks.

Write Homework in your planner.

5 Goals for Fall Semester - share 1 goal with the class - turn in paper copy.

 Chromebooks:   This device is not a toy.  Be careful when handling the device.  Do not slam the lid as this may break the glass.  Be careful not to drop the device.

Go to World Geo blog - bookmark my blog - bookmark is the star in upper right of screen.

Go to school website  Godley ISD Website- bookmark this site - go to my website - review Website and Class Rules & Procedures

Any questions?  (If you do not have internet access at home, he may pick up a paper copy of the class rules & procedures on the desk by the door.)

2nd Day comics - what is artist trying to say

Create  a document for your Logins and Passwords.  In Google Drive, create a document - label it "User Names and Passwords".    Go to table, insert a table of "3x20".  Label the columns - site, username, password. Do you have a World Geography folder in Google Drive?  Put your document in this folder.
 Enter User Name and Password for Google and Skyward.  Skyward password is on your schedule.

Watch Student News (if time)

Homework:  Study for Class Rules & Procedures Quiz Thursday.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Day 1 of 2015/16

Objective:  Introduction to  World Geography

  Alphabetical seating - introductions.

 Create a placard - fold a sheet of paper in half longways: Paper and markers are on top of the file cabinet.

 On front, write your full name, how long you have lived in Godley, and where was the most interesting place you visited this summer.

 On back, what is something unique about you so I can remember you AND what would you put on a personalized license plate or bumper sticker.

 Come to the front of room and introduce yourself using the placard.

  Questions about the class? Questions to ponder on the First Day of School

 Visit Godley ISD Website - review class rules and procedures. Bookmark my blog.

Watch Student News (if time)

 Homework: Write 5 Goals for Fall Semester on notebook paper.  Be ready to share 1 goal with the class Tuesday. Homework should be entered in your planner.