Weekly News Quiz, July 28

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Find an interactive game show style quiz board with questions based on the week’s top stories in the Boston Herald, here.  There is a text only version of the questions below, as well as the answers to last week’s questions.

Questions:

1. What were the two major issues discussed at the International Conference at the Vatican?

2. Hackers threaten to expose member data of what secretive dating website?

3. Donald Trump made what controversial remark about John McCain's war years?

4. What Boston hospital took the #1 spot for Best Hospitals in the Country, issued by the U.S. News and World Report?

5. Senator Elizabeth Warren pushes a proposed law, the Schedules that Work Act, that will do what?

6. What large, new store had their grand opening on Boylston Street near Fenway Park?

7. Name three potential issues discussed surrounding Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics?

8. What celebrity is getting a new reality TV show detailing their life and recent changes?

9. Roger Goodell made what statement regarding the Tom Brady case?

 

Answers to last week's quiz:

1. Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman

2. Nuclear deal with Iran

3. Pluto

4. Planned Parenthood

5. The Pope

6. Extend the protective nets

7. Live streaming shows without a cable subscription

8. Creating an app where kids can sign up to shovel/remove snow from designated areas

9. Gawker

 

Smart Camp: Week Four

§ July 27th, 2015 § Filed under Smart Camp § Tagged , , , , § No Comments

The learning opportunities are endless with the Boston Herald Smart Edition. When your students read the newspaper online, it’s easy to make connections between the classroom and the outside world. Try this week's Smart Camp activity below.

WRITING A REVIEW

In this activity, students will practice researching a product online using different sources. Students will come up with and write about their own conclusion.

In the Boston Herald, you’ll find reviews for everything from headphones to burritos. Have students read a review for a product in the Smart Edition that interests them.

Students should research the product online by going to the manufacturer’s website and then they should read other reviews for the same product.

After, students should determine how the Boston Herald article compared to other sources. How did the information on the company website differ from the Boston Herald article? What did other sources say about the product? Did another resource rank the product more or less favorably than in the Boston Herald article? Finally, students should write their own review for the product based on what they learned.

Extension activity—Students can write a review for a product of their choice.

Weekly News Quiz, July 21

§ July 21st, 2015 § Filed under Uncategorized, Weekly News Quiz § No Comments

Find an interactive game show style quiz board with questions based on the week’s top stories in the Boston Herald, here.  There is a text only version of the questions below, as well as the answers to last week’s questions.

Questions:

1. Who is the Mexican drug lord that escaped, again, from a Mexican prison?

2. President Obama made what historical deal? With what country

3. NASA gave mankind the first close-up picture of what planet?

4. The Center for Medical Progress released a video that is sparking an investigation into what reproductive health non-profit?

5. Mayor Marty Walsh traveled to Rome  for a series of conferences with who?

6. After another fan was injured by a foul ball, the Boston City Council urges the MLB to do what?

7. HBO's new subscription, HBO Now, allows for what?

8. A Boston inner-city start-up works to solve the issue of city snow removal by doing what?

9. Two top editors resigned from what media company?

 

Answers to last week's question:

1. Bernie Sanders

2. Greece

3. Iran

4. Japan

5. Serena Williams

6. Lou Gehrig's Disease, for ALS

7. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is lobbying against anti-smoking laws

8. Seaport District

9. Martha's Vineyard

10. Batman vs. Superman

 

Smart Camp: Week Three

§ July 21st, 2015 § Filed under Smart Camp, Uncategorized § Tagged , , , § No Comments

 

If the high temperatures are keeping you indoors, then there's never been a better time to be a Smart Camper! This week’s project is to create a Newspaper Time Capsule. It’s a fun way to engage students in discussions about current events. Teachers who are participating without students can complete this activity on their own.

Newspaper Time Capsule
Have your students imagine that they were selected to make a time capsule that students in the year 2115 will read. To help students of the future understand what life is like today, your students should choose three different news stories from the Boston Herald Smart Edition that they think encompass the most important issues of our time.

Students can use the calendar tool to read back issues of the newspaper and use the search tool to find specific information. After students have selected their articles, they should share them with the class and explain why they chose them for the time capsule.

After you complete the activity, share your experience with other Smart Campers by leaving a comment on this blog post.

Weekly News Quiz, July 13

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Find an interactive game show style quiz board with questions based on the week’s top stories in the Boston Herald, here.  There is a text only version of the questions below, as well as the answers to last week’s questions.

Questions:

1. What underdog, democratic presidential candidate is gaining more attention and possibly threatening Hilary Clinton's run?

2. Which country finally made a deal with European lenders after months of financial crisis?

3. The world still awaits announcements of a nuclear deal between the US and what country?

4. Who did the Women's U.S. soccer team beat to win the Women's World Cup?

5. Which Williams sister won her 6th Wimbledon Championship over the weekend?

6. Ray Bourque, along with past hockey players from BU and BC, played in the Comm Ave Charity Classic last Friday, to raise money for what disease?

7. Why did CVS leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce?

8. Reflecting Mayor Walsh's efforts for more innovative architecture in Boston, what Boston neighborhood is gaining a 17-story, elliptical-shaped tower?

9. Obama and family will soon be taking their annual vacation to what Massachusetts beach town?

10. Ben Affleck attended Comic-Con International: San Diego to promote what 2016 movie he is starring in?

 

Answers to previous news quiz:

1. Berklee College of Music and The Boston Conservatory

2. Arlington

3. 200 additional youth jobs

4. Apologized

5. Same-sex marriage

6. the Confederate Flag

7. Milan Lucic

8. Roger Goodell

9. Donald Trump made controversial comments about Mexican immigrants

10. Apple will pay artists royalties during the trial run of their product

Smart Camp: Week Two

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This week’s Smart Camp activity focuses on editorial cartoons. Students will deconstruct editorial cartoons in the Boston Herald and then practice writing their own. Teachers who are participating without students can complete this activity on their own.

 Courtesy of the BostonHerald

 

Editorial Cartoons Activity
Editorial Cartoons are the perfect example of the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.” In an editorial cartoon, the artist shows his or her opinions through drawings. The cartoons are often humorous, but they can show the subject in an unflattering light.

With your class or on your own. look at today’s editorial cartoon in the Boston Herald Smart Edition. Then discuss the following with your students:

  • What is the artist trying to express in the cartoon?
  • How does the artist portray the subject of the cartoon? Give examples to back up your answer.
  • Do you think the cartoon was effective in expressing the artist’s opinion? Explain why or why not.
  • How would the same idea differ if it was expressed in words, rather than pictures?

Next, have students search the Smart Edition for a story that interests them. Have students draw their own editorial cartoon to go along with the article and then share it with the class.

Smart Tip— The editorial cartoons are located in the Editorials section. You can find the page number for Editorials by referring to the index on page two of the online newspaper.

After you complete the activity, share your experience with other Smart Campers by leaving a comment on this blog post. Be the first to comment!

Boston Herald Smart Camp: Week One

§ July 6th, 2015 § Filed under Smart Camp § No Comments

 

Welcome to Boston Herald Smart Camp! We hope you are ready to have fun learning how to use the Smart Edition this summer.

We will post a new activity on the NIE Blog on every Monday morning in July. You can participate in the weekly Smart Edition activity on the blog, as well as ask questions and share ideas with other teachers in the comments section. (Although students can participate in Smart Camp, the NIE Blog is just for teachers.) You can follow along with Smart Camp each week in July or participate at your own pace anytime throughout the summer.

*Note: Please email kristen.giddings@bostonherald.com if you will be primarily using an iPad or tablet to access the Smart Edition. We have special activities and instruction guides that differ from the general Smart Edition guides.

Week One: Introducing the Smart Edition

This week we will become familiar with key tools in the Smart Edition and learn how to navigate the online newspaper.

1. Download and review the Smart Edition Teacher Guide here. The teacher guide also contains all of the activities we will be covering during Smart Camp.

2. Watch the short Smart Edition video on the Smart Edition page here. You’ll see real teachers and students using the online newspaper.

3. Log-on to the Smart Edition with your username and password. (Still need access to the Smart Edition? Order here.) Read the newspaper using key features of the Smart Edition such as the calendar tool to read back issues, the search tool to find specific information, and the print tool. If you are participating with students, ask each student to read an article that interests them. Then ask students to share a summary of what they read with the rest of the class.

4. Test what you have learned by completing the following activity.

Smart Edition Scavenger Hunt

Search for these tools in the Smart Edition. Once you find them, use the directions below to label them on the picture below.

 

1. Draw a triangle over the buttons that turn the page.

2. Draw a rectangle around the search box.

3. Draw a star over the zoom tools.

4. Draw a heart over the button that will always take you back to the homepage.

5. Circle the print button.

6. Draw a smiley face on the calendar button that will let you read other issues of the newspaper.

7. Draw a diamond over the Table of Contents.

8. Draw a square over the Sign In/ Sign Out button.

After you complete the activities above, share your thoughts right here on the NIE Blog. Post a comment below about your Smart Camp experience.

Check back next Monday for Week Two’s activities!

§ June 22nd, 2015 § Filed under Uncategorized § No Comments

Find an interactive game show style quiz board with questions based on the week’s top stories in the Boston Herald, here.  There is a text only version of the questions below, as well as the answers to last week’s questions.

Questions:

1. What happened in a local church in Charleston, South Carolina?

2. Why did Rachel Dolezal resign from her position as president of the NAACP?

3. What healthy food item is McDonalds now testing on it's menu?

4. CVS Health Corp. is buying and running the in-store pharmacy for what major retail company/store?

5. A new iPad add-on kit, Osmo, changes how kids interact and play games on an iPad by doing what?

6. What is sailing back into Boston Harbor?

7. Last week, two men were recognized as the first what to graduate from the Boston Police Academy?

8. A documentary is being made about the major business battle surrounding what supermarket?

 

Answers to last week's questions:

1. Welfare/food stamp fraud

2. Innovator of the Year award

3. Handing over the company to his two sons

4. A maximum security prison in NY

5. He was charged in a Foxborough car crash and abandoning the scene

6. Super Bowl XLIX ring ceremony

7. Golden State Warriors lead Cleveland Cavaliers 3-2

8. Streaming music

9. Competitiveness

 

Weekly News Quiz, June 15

§ June 15th, 2015 § Filed under Uncategorized § No Comments

Find an interactive game show style quiz board with questions based on the week’s top stories in the Boston Herald, here.  There is a text only version of the questions below, as well as the answers to last week’s questions.

Questions: 

1. Six men were arrested in Lawrence after a three year investigation into what?

2. The Boston Herald and Boston Herald Radio is one of three finalists for what national award given by the Associated Press?

3. Rupert Murdoch, owner of 21st Century Fox, Inc. announced that he will be doing what?

4. The northeast, including BPD, are on high alert because two men escaped from where?

5. Why was Brandon Spikes, former New England Patriots linebacker, released from the team?

6. What ceremony did the Patriots attend Sunday evening at Robert Kraft's house?

7. What team is leading in the NBA finals?

8. Apple recently announced their new service for doing what?

9. A new study, by the Beacon Hill Institute, ranked Massachusetts number 1 (for the eighth time in nine years) in what?

 

Answers to last week's questions: 

1. $400 million

2. serious injury to a fan hit by a broken bat

3. 6 years in prison

4. Patriot Act and Freedom Act

5. The celebrity, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, who recently underwent a sex change

6. Entourage

7. Celine Dion

8. Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning

9. American Pharoah

Weekly News Quiz, June 8

§ June 8th, 2015 § Filed under Uncategorized § No Comments

Find an interactive game show style quiz board with questions based on the week’s top stories in the Boston Herald, here.  There is a text only version of the questions below, as well as the answers to last week’s questions.

Questions:

1. What was the record breaking donation that Harvard University recently received?

2. What injury happened at Fenway Park during Friday night's game?

3. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friend, Dias Kadyrbayev, who was charged with obstructing justice, was sentenced to what?

4. What law/act expired on June 1st? What law/act did Congress pass on June 2nd?

5. Who is Caitlyn Jenner?

6. What HBO series, that ended in 2011, released their first big-screen movie last week?

7. What Grammy winning artist will be staying in Boston while her husband gets treated for throat cancer at Mass General?

8. What two teams are playing in the Stanley Cup Finals?

9. What American racehorse won the first Triple Crown since 1978?

 

Answers to last week's quiz:

1. IndyCar race, Grand Prix of Boston

2. Blue Angels

3. Bernie Sanders

4. Amnesty plan, a plan to protect children brought into the country illegally and protect some parents

5. Brain cancer

6. FIFA

7. a "Free Tom Brady" rally

8. A "throw-and-shoot" drone camera, that captures pictures and videos while flying in the air within 100 feet of you

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