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Helping Middle Schoolers Succeed

April 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Content- Cross Discipline

Middle Web Smartbrief recently posted an interesting article on how to help your middle schooler build their confidence (and correspondly, their success).  This clip from Happy Days is just one of the methods suggested.  For the complete post, please click here.

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Editing a dystopian paper

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts, Content - Social Studies, Content- Cross Discipline

When I am in the Middle School library, many of the students are interesting in dystopian stories.   Here is a chance to edit a newspaper in a dystopian society.   Visit the Republia Times. You select the articles and the size in an attempt to present the government’s view and ensure the safety of your family. […]

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Write a story with Google

March 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · Content- Cross Discipline

I bet you have seen this in a Google commerical (if not click here). You can click on the one aboe to see my sample.  I did one a long time ago  but lost interest because students didn’t have access- but they do now. You can create up to 10 characters (or voices) and begin […]

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Canva makes things beautiful

March 18th, 2014 · No Comments · Classroom, Content- Cross Discipline

While I had tried this creation tool a while ago, I was prompted by Discovery Education’s March Madness to take a second look.  Canva provides an easy way to create a poster, a presentation, or really anything using their design templates and objects.  The image in this post was created in Canva  (all I did […]

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