Monthly Archives: October 2014

Young Adult Literature Review #3

Title: A Wrinkle in Time Author: Madeleine L’Engle  Reading Level: 5.8 grade level equivalent (according to Scholastic); despite it’s lower reading level, this book includes sophisticated vocabulary and sentence structure variety; though probably best as a middle school book, it could be valuable … Continue reading

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Romeo and Juliet Remix

For one of my courses, I recently had to create a remix, and I was inspired to design something that I could use in the classroom.  Therefore, I decided to create a Romeo and Juliet remix by rewriting Beatles lyrics, recording the new … Continue reading

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Spice Up Discussions with Technology

Facilitating a lively, interactive discussion in which all students participate is sometimes challenging in a high school class.  One way to help accomplish that goal is to integrate technology into a discussion.  I have highlighted a few tools below that … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Technology: QuickTime and Scratch

Last week, I went on a brief field trip to the HarvardX studio with my technology class.  In addition to state-of-the-art equipment, the studio includes teams of people to help professors develop online courses.  As a public school teacher, I … Continue reading

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Flipping Grammar Around

One of my personal goals during graduate school is to become more familiar with educational technology and to develop a clear philosophy about how I should use technology in my teaching. Though I am learning more about the benefits that … Continue reading

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Young Adult Literature Review #2

Title: Feed Author: M.T. Anderson Reading Level: 6.7 grade level equivalent (according to Scholastic); however, due to language and themes, I would recommend using this with high school students Synopsis: On a spring break trip to the moon, Titus and his … Continue reading

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Peer Review Guidelines

Peer Review Reflection: In one of my graduate courses, I recently participated in a peer review activity; for the first time in several years, I played the student role in this process.  Peer review activities are difficult to facilitate well, … Continue reading

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