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Entries from January 23rd, 2013

Geography Ideas from the NYT

January 23rd, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

This lesson plan from the New York Times Learning site lists 10 innovative ways to teach geography.  From creative Bingo boards (that require student research to cover the square) to student as travel writers, there are many ways to use the NYT resources in your classroom.  You can help make the principles of geography alive […]

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The Best of the American Revolution

January 21st, 2013 · 1 Comment · Content - Social Studies, iPad, Video/movies

Last week Katie Llera and I worked with Claire Craft’s 7th grade class.  As an end of unit project, her students created iMovie trailers on Independence. The student feedback was very positive.  Not only did they enjoy creating the trailers, several students said it helped them to process the information with the visual images.  Another […]

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Now a new app site

January 15th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Classroom

Richard Bryne (from Free Technology for Teachers fame) now has a new blog- and it features apps- if you have iPads in your school, you might want to subscribe to this blog (iPad apps for schools)  for the latest and greatest apps.

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If you liked the Mayan post,

January 12th, 2013 · No Comments · Classroom

Jen Mahieu suggests you explore Ballgame .  Here students can learn about the ancient games, the rules, and then a chance to play the game.

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