Category Archives: Resources

Research Lesson Series: Part 3

In this post I will share how I use a film to teach researching skills. I hope the post generates some ideas for you. I like movies. I think movies and other forms of media are powerful learning tools, even … Continue reading

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Research Lesson Series: Part 2

Even with options, students will still use Google for research. Especially for everyday searches. For the second post in the series I want to share a few advance options in Google that will help students search in a more efficient … Continue reading

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Research Lesson Series: Part 1

In 2011, I read an interesting article, “Clive Thompson on Why Kids Can’t Search.” The article highlights a habit that I see today in my students. I fondly call it “page one syndrome.” Clive Thompson’s article delves into the subject … Continue reading

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Creative Assignments by Essay Type

Teaching the guidelines for each essay type can be one of the difficult aspects of a writing unit. You have to give the students the information so that they can construct the specific essay you are asking for. Over the … Continue reading

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Writing Process: Word Choice

I grade essays with the six traits of writing model. Yes, I know that there is a +1 now, but I continue to use the original six for my instruction. This post isn’t about the traits, but to share a … Continue reading

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The Writing Process: Prewriting

The first step for any writing assignment is to prewrite, to get ideas going on paper. It doesn’t matter if students are given a topic or choose their own topic, prewriting will help them past that first hurdle: What do … Continue reading

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The Writing Process: Introduction

For the next series, I am going to focus on the writing process. I will share some of my lecture notes, but also share some of my favorite assignments I use to enhance my classroom. Some of the assignments are … Continue reading

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Metaverse AR Platform

The Metaverse is only a screen away… well with the Metaverse app anyway. So download the app, scan the code below and experience what Metaverse can do. If you are reading this on your phone, click the link below. https://mtvrs.io/BelatedCheerfulAmericancrowContinue reading

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ZooKazam

Are you studying animals? Maybe even dinosaurs? Want to see them up close? Even learn some facts about the species? Then you need the ZooKazam app! (.99 cents and free.) This app still uses a target image. There are a … Continue reading

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Spacecraft 3D

Another A/R app that uses a target sheet is NASA’s Spacecraft 3D.  (Scroll down the website to find this app. You can download the target image from the site, too.) There is a main image (as seen below) and a … Continue reading

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