Author Archives: CDunagan

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Who’s the Boss

Who’s the Boss

From a Diigo list I came across an article with Tony Danza about his year teaching English at Northeast High in Philadelphia.  The title of his book drew me in, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had.  I have to admit I didn’t watch his show, Teach, or even know it aired. 

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Grid Overlay

Here is an idea for students to practice measuring angles or finding slope all around them.  Have students take pictures with various angled lines. Save the grid overlay here. On a Mac: Video how to    Result: On a PC:  Video How to (bad sound you may want to mute) and result:    

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Just Two Things

You might have seen the movie City Slickers where the character Curly tells Mitch that the secret of life is “just one thing”.  Many of us spend time trying to find our “one thing” and a few lucky ones (I think many are Discovery employees) really capture it.  In this article, Lisa Nielsen reminds us

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Subtraction Poetry

This is an interesting idea I came across earlier in the year. Thank you to Austin Kleon, a writer and artist who lives in Texas, for the idea. The idea of subtraction poetry involves taking words away in order for the information to take a new form. Using a Mac computer with Preview, take a

from "Denizens of Dry Land"

DENizens

Let’s ponder the meaning of denizen. A denizen is a resident or inhabitant of a particular place.  It ends up that being a DENizen here in the network is apropos considering that when we are looking for some new material to engage students we tend to inhabit the DEN looking for ideas or content we

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Old School?

What do you consider “old school”?  I have to admit that for me it conjures memories of Ms. Pansy Taylor in 2nd grade who bent our hands back to smack them with a ruler at the least provocation. **shudder**  Thankfully that isn’t common anymore! It comes to mind because we commonly hear different uses of the

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