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Parabolas in Nature
Algebra II students in Ms. Talbot-Paul’s classes look for parabolas in nature; take images; and bring them into Geogebra to plot their graphs. They are free to choose any presentation tool to share projects with the class.
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Rate of Change Project
Students in Ms. Talbot-Paul’s Algebra I classes let their imaginations run wild in the Rate of Change Project. Requirements: choose a favorite activity (hiking, climbing, cycling) and identify related events that can be represented in a graph. Next, create a … Continue reading
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GoAnimate Rocks World Languages!
GoAnimate rocked in Middle School French, Spanish and Chinese classes this year. We started with GoAnimate4schools.com free account: 1 teacher + 40 students, but soon upgraded to the Super Teacher account: 2 teachers + 48 students for $99.00/year. Seeing the … Continue reading
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Space and the Solar System
7th grade Earth Science students enjoyed an interactive videoconference with the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center (NCOESC). They explored gravity, life in space, and other concepts through a variety of engaging activities.
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Three Cups Project
Ileana Lavender’s Visual Arts students experiment in clay.
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Floor Plans to Scale
Dennis Perry’s Foundations of Algebra students describe how they use the tools on FloorPlanner.com to recreate and remodel their bedrooms.
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What better way to wrap up the school year and a unit on Invertebrates, than to create an original invertebrate of one’s own? Susan Vicelli’s 6th Grade Life Science students did just that. After studying the earthworm, squid, sea star and crawfish, … Continue reading
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A Busy Year
The 2013-14 academic year flew by and EdTechTurista is way out of date. Sorry about that! It’s time to showcase a few projects. But before I begin… iPhone’s iMovie App One of my favorite “job-related” discoveries this year was the iMovie app for iPhone. I … Continue reading
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Gaming and Motivation Lesson Plan
According to Deci and Ryan’s Self Determination Theory, humans are intrinsically motivated. If we feel autonomous and competent on our own, we are more likely to interact and relate our knowledge with others. We are also more motivated to engage … Continue reading
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The Electric Art Project
Electricity and Art collided in 8th grade science classes in May. Science teacher, Victoria Eng, along with teammate Jon Sikora, launched the Electric Art Project which Victoria created ten years ago in collaboration with colleagues at the Archer School for … Continue reading
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