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Free Lesson Plans for the 1920′s and the Harlem Renaissance

January 16, 2011
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It’s Sunday and I know some of you out there are thinking about what you are going to do tomorrow. Well good news!  I am starting a series of posts called “Search Sundays” in which  will share some the free lesson plans returned by our lesson plan search engine. This weeks topic: American History the…

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How Do U.S. States Stack Up With Other Countries? : The Two-Way : NPR

January 14, 2011
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How Do U.S. States Stack Up With Other Countries? : The Two-Way : NPR

This is a very interesting interactive map that compares the GDP of U.S. states with the closest corresponding nation.  You might find it useful when talking about GDP and international economics within your classes. Check it out! How Do U.S. States Stack Up With Other Countries? : The Two-Way : NPR. Share

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Software training online-tutorials for Adobe, Microsoft, Apple & more

January 14, 2011
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Software training online-tutorials for Adobe, Microsoft, Apple & more

Here’s a resource that I have been meaning to share with everyone.  It is an archive of tutorials for many of the popular software programs that you will be wanting to teach your students. I know that on our search engine page many teachers have requested lesson plans on software.  Some ask for themselves and…

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Draw and Fold Over: Dan Pink’s Play and Design

January 7, 2011
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Draw and Fold Over: Dan Pink’s Play and Design

This looked like fun so I thought I should share. You remember that old game where you draw something on one half of the paper and then fold it over so someone else can draw and not see it? Well here’s the digital version.  Just click on “Start a New One” and your kids are…

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Lesson Plans and Classroom Activities for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 2, 2011
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Lesson Plans and Classroom Activities for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

I know that almost all teachers; elementary, history, and others, have lesson plans and classroom activities covering Martin Luther King Jr.  But in case you would like a lesson plan covering Dr. King’s contributions closer to Martin Luther King Day, I used our lesson plan search engine to find a number of lesson plans that…

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10 Evernote Tips For School – Dan Pink’s Symphony

January 2, 2011
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10 Evernote Tips For School – Dan Pink’s Symphony

So how do kids these days keep everything organized?  Listen straight from the mouth of one college student who is offering advice on the app known as Evernote. When Dan Pink speaks of Symphony in A Whole New Mind, he refers specifically to the ability to take many seemingly disconnected thoughts and create a pattern…

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A New Year’s Wish

December 28, 2010
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A New Year’s Wish

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” - T.S. Eliot As we prepare to welcome in the new year, I thought I would share some of my personal thoughts with you about the future and our…

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Percussion Search Engine

December 25, 2010
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As a former drumline teacher I had a wild-haired idea that might help out drummers everywhere. I created a free specialized search engine that compares prices at the top online percussion sources. Let me know what you think!

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How Teen Experiences Affect Your Brain for Life – Newsweek

December 24, 2010
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How Teen Experiences Affect Your Brain for Life – Newsweek

This is a great article that helped me to remember the unique situation of the students I teach every day. As research indicates, our brains are only about 80% complete by adolescence.  So many of the “adult”-like actions that we expect from teenagers, like thinking about consequences for their action, are not connected and developed…

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Calling All Science Teachers: Google’s Body Browser

December 18, 2010
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Calling All Science Teachers: Google’s Body Browser

If you teach science and you haven’t played with Google’s Body Browser, you need to do so right now! You need to have Google Chrome, but I think it will be worth it. Basically you can cruise through the layers of the body, similar to those old transparencies we all had in our high school…

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