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Tuesday, August 29

  1. page Resources edited ... Interactive Whiteboard Resources -----This page contains information on how to effectively us…
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    Interactive Whiteboard Resources
    -----This page contains information on how to effectively use Interactive Whiteboards (IWB), in your classroom.
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    -----This page contains resources for keyboarding and typing help.
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  2. page Multimedia Creation Tools edited ... View the Switch site. Opinion ... more about this resource Opinion from the View the O…
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Monday, February 13

  1. page Book Study During the School Year edited ... I start out with an Edmodo Group or small group specifically for the Book Study. This keeps cl…
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    I start out with an Edmodo Group or small group specifically for the Book Study. This keeps clutter out of the main class group and helps cut down on possible confusion for students.
    I posted online flashcards for student access using both Study Stack and Quizlet.
    I created a sample Book Trailer using Touchcast for my students to view.
    Once it is up and running
    Discussion groups were held during class periods and I offered after school sessions for students who felt they needed extra help.
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  2. page Book Study During the School Year edited ... As I read through the book on my own I kept an overabundance of notes for my reference. I used…
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    As I read through the book on my own I kept an overabundance of notes for my reference. I used a free online version of The Jungle and compared it to the hard copy we had for student use in the school. I prefer the online versions, I can take notes right in the eReader app as I go along.
    I wrote my questions into a Google Doc as I come up with them, I mark pages for answers as I read so I can track info easier. I organize the questions into logical sections, this helps students keep themselves organized.
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    for my notetaking.notetaking, this does add a step in creating Study Guides for my students.
    I searched Google for information; both for myself and to see what the students could find while searching. I believe there is no reason to reinvent the wheel AND I wanted to make sure my students could not easily find the answers to the assignments without reading the book.
    Rolling out the Project to Students
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  3. page Book Study During the School Year edited ... Prep Work As I read through the book on my own I kept an overabundance of notes for my refere…
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    Prep Work
    As I read through the book on my own I kept an overabundance of notes for my reference. I used a free online version of The Jungle and compared it to the hard copy we had for student use in the school. I prefer the online versions, I can take notes right in the eReader app as I go along.
    I writewrote my questions
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    themselves organized.
    I currently use Evernote for my notetaking.

    I searched Google for information; both for myself and to see what the students could find while searching. I believe there is no reason to reinvent the wheel AND I wanted to make sure my students could not easily find the answers to the assignments without reading the book.
    Rolling out the Project to Students
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  4. page Book Study During the Summer edited ... Looking to the Future I am not sure how I will approach this upcoming summer book study, I am…
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    Looking to the Future
    I am not sure how I will approach this upcoming summer book study, I am thinking of switching schedules for a lesson or two with my good friend and colleague Bryan Pasquale; he has all of the current Freshmen US History and Government I students. He runs many similar projects with his students, so they will have a general understanding of how to complete the necessary tasks for a book study.
    We have discussed switching a few periods of students for mini-units. I can introduce blogs to the students who will be moving up to my Honors US II class next year, that is the one specific tool they will not be exposed to this year.
    Links to Student Projects
    You can access the Summer of 2016 Student Projects here.
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  5. page Book Study During the School Year edited ... To ease the pressure for our first book study and because I encourage students to learn how to…
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    To ease the pressure for our first book study and because I encourage students to learn how to appropriately collaborate, I encourage them to work collaboratively on their projects.
    I was able to successfully use Zoom to video conference into my class while I was out on an unscheduled doctor's appointment/test. Contact your local Intermediate Unit for Special Educational pricing.
    Student ProjectsProjects: Creating
    My students already have blogs through Edublogs.org so we incorporated those for the writing component. My students have iPads as their classroom computing platform, so podcasts using Garageband and videos created with iMovie were easy to integrate. Students were also shown TouchCast, a free app on iPads to create videos. It is easy to use and share videos.
    Student ProjectsProjects: Collecting
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    Once students submitted their projects, I posted them to a Blendspace project and embedded the Blendspace into a wiki. I group projects by Themes and Student Period.
    Videos were uploaded to my school YouTube Channel for storage, from their I copied the link to the videos and embedded them into Blendspace. Audio files were uploaded directly into Blendspace as an mp3 file.
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    Pulling Students Along
    -----Some students still prefer worksheet work.
    Next year, I will be rolling out the Summer Reading Project without having previously taught the students.
    Tips
    Break up tasks into smaller manageable pieces, monitor heavily, students can easily fall through the cracks if you don't.
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  6. page Book Study Spring 2017 edited ... The Prep First, I need to read the book, but it looks promising and falls into the era that I…
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    The Prep
    First, I need to read the book, but it looks promising and falls into the era that I will be covering in the Spring, Vietnam.
    As I have been reading through the book, I use Evernote to collect notes on the book for my self, create questions for students, and highlight interesting or quirky points of the book for later use.
    A quick Google search of the book shows a number of online resources, which means we will have to work to make our project unique and not easily Googled for answers, or even just reviewed on the Wiki.
    Discussed the book with teachers who have taught the book in the past.
    As I have been reading through the book, I use Evernote to collect notes on the book for my self, create questions for students, and highlight interesting or quirky points of the book for later use.
    The book has a bit of language, it is not gratuitous, it is realistic. Letter needs sent home since I have 10th graders. We are looking up alternate assignments for any students whose parents object.

    Links
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  7. page Book Study Spring 2017 edited ... The Prep First, I need to read the book, but it looks promising and falls into the era that I…
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    The Prep
    First, I need to read the book, but it looks promising and falls into the era that I will be covering in the Spring, Vietnam.
    As I have been reading through the book, I use Evernote to collect notes on the book for my self, create questions for students, and highlight interesting or quirky points of the book for later use.
    A quick Google search of the book shows a number of online resources, which means we will have to work to make our project unique and not easily Googled for answers, or even just reviewed on the Wiki.
    Links
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