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Reflection: Virtual Field Trip to the “New” Man-Made Wonders of the World

My Google Earth virtual field trip was designed for my 7th grade students, in collaboration with their social studies and English writing curriculums. Standards: Social Studies:   7.1, History of Ancient Civilizations English:  7.2, Comprehension and Analysis of Nonfiction and Informational … Continue reading

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Unit 7-Keeping Current

As a Technology Coordinator, I really wanted to find a resource that encompassed all the different areas that I work with.  The blog, “Ask a Tech Teacher”, has been a really great find for me! This blog is written by … Continue reading

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Unit 6-Activity to develop Respectful & Ethical Minds

I discovered the global project called “Debunking Stereotypes” while going through the iEarn catalog of collaborative projects, and I can’t wait to use it this year with my middle-school students. In this project, students research stereotypes that people outside of … Continue reading

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Glogster-reflection (Unit 5)

To set the stage for educators to encourage students to use and develop their creating mind, we need to do a few things.  First, we need to be ready to model creativity in our presentations and teaching to them.  Secondly, … Continue reading

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Unit 5-Sharing Creativity with iEarn

iEarn stands for the International Education and Resource Network.  Begun in 1988, iEarn is an internet-based,  not-for-profit organization that enables teachers and students from around the world to collaborate on interesting, creative, and meaningful educational projects.  Participants come from over 125 … Continue reading

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Creativity Tool-Animoto

I am really excited to bring Animoto into my arsenal of creative teaching tools.  Animoto is a free online video creation application.  It allows you to upload your own video clips, photos, and music.  It takes those and automatically melds … Continue reading

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