Wednesday, March 20, 2013

CHS New Media Skypes with Guernsey College

On Monday, March 18, 2013, the New Media class at CHS had the opportunity to Skype with the Business Administration course at Guernsey College on the island of Guernsey.  Below are links to two blog posts written by Michaela Burke and Nicole Smith, two Design Academy students currently enrolled in New Media.

Skyping with the Girls of Guernsey
Cali, Jersey, The Big Apple, and Fancy Guys

Below is a photo of the Girls of Guernsey College:

Monday, March 18, 2013

Pyramus and Thisbe

The freshmen at High Tech recently finished Romeo and Juliet  and also studied the myth of Pyramus and Thisbe.  After reading both, they were challenged with analyzing Hans Baldung Grien's famous painting of Pyramus and Thisbe, set in a more medieval time.  The themes of all three are the same, despite the different mediums (drama, poem, and painting) and students analyzed all three.  Then, they were challenged with creating their own piece of art that shared the same theme, but in a more modern setting.  Below is Jess W.'s painting, a Pyramus and Thisbe tragedy set in the modern age, with prescription drugs as the fatal weapon, rather than swords.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

español a Biotech

Ever wonder what Biotech students do in Spanish class? Now you can find out!

Take a look at BTHS freshmen Anshul and Kat's children's story. Their Spanish 2 teacher Sra. Carbajal notes that it is creative and well written. To top it off, it has a moral!

Click here to enjoy El Jardin Para Jugar!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Slice of Life Roundup at High Tech

The entire freshmen class at High Tech is participating in the Slice of Life blogging challenge!  Woohoo!

The challenge is to write daily.  Students are blogging their slices of life, or stories of small moments in their lives, for at least 20 days this month.  They have been challenged to write a new slice and post it every single day between March 1st and March 31st, if they choose to accept that challenge.  While it can be difficult at first, a few students have noted that they have started to enjoy the writing and find themselves looking at their daily lives a little differently.  Many of the freshmen haven't missed a day yet!  They are encouraging one another with comments, too.

A handful of the freshmen have made the decision to "go public" with their blogs for this challenge, rather than continuing to blog on our private class Ning.  You can read some of those blogs by following the links below.  Be sure to leave comments!  Comments are like candy to our writers. :)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The British Invasion Comes to Biotech!

It is a truth universally acknowledged...

...that Biotech students are awesome! 

Take a look at BTHS junior Justine G.'s blog post about the connections she sees between Pride and Prejudice and Downton Abbey. Students watched the first episode of Downton in class as a way to help them understand many of the cultural traditions that contribute to the main conflict in Pride and Prejudice.

Click here to read all about it!

(And if you're not watching Downton Abbey yet, you should be!)

Biotecher blogs about education

You may have seen this video: 

But have you read BTHS junior Akhil C.'s response to it? 

Click here to read his thoughts about the future of education in America.