Category Archives: Course 3

Middle Grades Social Studies Web Page for Students

Middle Schoolers are wonderful. Their enthusiasm is remarkably contagious. Their appreciation for teachers who make the learning experience more than survival is worth every ounce of effort on any teachers part. My goal is to create a social studies web … Continue reading

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Teachers Imbedding Video in Blogger and Google Sites

In shear terms of impact on parents, not much can compare to seeing still shots or video of your son or daughter participating in learning at school. Teachers across the globe are being introduced to the power this brings to … Continue reading

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An Oxymoron? Good Power Point Design

PowerPoint has become the default standard for sharing information in business, education, government and probably even in the mafia. Yes there are the cell phones, FaceBooks, Tweets, and web pages and wikis, but if you want to sell someone on … Continue reading

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Data Mining with Middle Schoolers

Social studies can be very exciting for middle schoolers and I was anxious this week to try out a lesson tied to benchmark goals of making data meaningful and using that data to understand much more about a historical moment. … Continue reading

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Google Maps Project – Africa – Middle School

While there are many “slick” examples of the integration of technology into education, here is one that is straightforward and fun for students. The goal was to encourage students to do some creative thinking and some basic research on African … Continue reading

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