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The Woodpeckers Who Fought the Woodcutters – Story

The Woodpeckers Who Fought the Woodcutters Short Story on “The Woodpeckers Who Fought the Woodcutters” Once upon a time there was a group of woodpeckers, living in a jungle. They had built their homes in the trunks of trees and were living there happily with their families. They loved their babies and took great care of them. One day, armed ...

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Simple Stop Motion Animation with Parapara

Earlier this week I read about Parapara Animation in a headline of Free Technology for Teachers.  I am always on the lookout for a quick and simple way to animate molecular motion, so I thought I would check it out.  Richard Byrne’s post gives a great overview to the features of Parapara.   I headed over to the Parapara site and ...

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Collect Student Responses Easily with the NEW The Answer Pad

One of my favorite student response systems is The Answer Pad.  This week The Answer Pad released a new version of itself, a sleeker and cleaner interface with some excellent new features.  I participated in the beta testing and am anxious to start regularly using this new version of a great tool.  The color scheme and graphics look new and ...

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Get Ready for Quizzes with Quizizz

On Friday, during our 5 minute class change between second and third periods, I saw a tweet about a tool called Quizizz that I hadn’t heard of.  Intrigued, and still during the class change, I quickly searched and read about the tool.  It was one of the fastest and easiest tools to use I have ever tried; my third period ...

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A Station Rotation with Loads of Potential

A station rotation in my classroom usually means students are moving through a series of experiments in the lab in order to experience different aspects of a chemistry concept.  Every student completes the same stations, everyone has the same experience.  During my unit on chemical kinetics, I used a stations experience to deliver content in a slightly different way. Students ...

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Why We Opted IN

In Ohio we have landed in the lull between rounds of PARCC standardized tests.  As of March 19, 2015, almost 1,000,000 PARCC performance-based tests had been given in math and ELA; over 500,000 similar AIR tests had been administered in science and social studies.  Later this month we will begin round 2, the End-of-Course tests.  Much has been written about ...

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The Lighter Molar Mass Lab

OK.  First things first.  You get some very funny looks when you buy this many lighters at Giant Eagle.  But, if you can push past that, and the occasional derogatory remarks, you have the beginnings of one of the very first inquiry labs I ever tried. I teach a lesson on the Ideal Gas Law, followed by a lesson on ...

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A Research Task Template

Last week I attended OETC and presented two sessions.  The first session was about three ways to use technology in high school science classrooms in order to meet the increased demands of Ohio’s new learning standards.  I presented the second session with my friend and colleague Tracy Coleman.  We showcased a template we created for teachers to use to make ...

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