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Drew Ackerson

7th Grade Social Studies Teacher

A Good Digital Citizenship Poster from Edmodo. WebQuest Maker. Why Routines Make Classroom Management Easier; Plus One Great Idea. Before every shot, professional golfers follow a very specific procedure, unique to them, called a pre-shot routine.

Why Routines Make Classroom Management Easier; Plus One Great Idea

Painting With Light. This is my absolutely favourite photography effect, and all you need is: - A camera with long exposure (shutter speed) capabilities (the longer the better) - A source of light (flashlights work the best but if you have glowsticks instead, check out this instructable!)

Painting With Light

- And a pitch black room (if you want a nice black background) - or you can do it outside if it is pitch black. For the full instructions go here, or view my summary of the tutorial below: Step 1 - Get your camera a nice place to sit and aim it at a spot about 10-15 ft away where you will easily be able to draw your picture. - Take a regular shutter speed shot in the light to make sure that your spot is in focus (see picture) Trick Photography, 7th Grade. Alienation on Behance. “Alienation” is a collection of portraits that challenges the viewer by using creative tactics based on the concept, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” - Wayne Dyer.

Alienation on Behance

Be introduced to the alienated being inside us all, disconcerting beauty emerges. The work is on the one hand strangely aesthetic, on the other hand mysteriously eerie. All Rights Reserved © Anelia Loubser. Gang Leader to Graduate - A Conscious Discipline Transformation. Scholars in Room 239 - Home. " Easy Eddie and Butch O'Hare" - Kevin Scruggs. A story of two men: Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago.

" Easy Eddie and Butch O'Hare" - Kevin Scruggs

Capone wasn't famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder. Capone had a lawyer nicknamed "Easy Eddie. " He was his lawyer for a good reason. World War II produced many heroes. This took place on February 20, 1942, and for that action Butch became the Navy's first Ace of W.W.II, and the first Naval Aviator to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. Butch O'Hare was Easy Eddie's son. Bottle Boys. Bottle Boys playing Michael Jackson's Billie Jean on bottles!

Bottle Boys

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A little inspiration goes a long way (23 Photos)

Paul Zak: Trust, morality - and oxytocin. Cool Google tricks you should test out. This "Star Wars" Parody Of "Frozen" Is Strong With The Force. 10 Kids That Shred Harder Than You. The Floyd Leg. 74 Creative Ways to Stop Summer Brain Drain. Teacher-meme.jpg (720×555) England v Peru: victory by 3 goals and a paper plane (ft. Blair Valentine)

6 Tips for Getting Started with Genius Hour. Posted 05/22/2014 2:36PM | Last Commented 02/02/2015 11:36AM Genius hour is a great way to allow students to drive their own personalized instruction but where to begin such a big project?

6 Tips for Getting Started with Genius Hour

How to Get Started.

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Ending the Year on a Positive Note. It's that time of year.

Ending the Year on a Positive Note

You look up at your calendar and begin counting down to the last days of school. You might even have little numbers in the corner of the boxes indicating how many days are left in the year or until graduation. Likewise, your students are on the edge of their seats. Maybe the weather has been getting nicer and nicer, or maybe students are in a hubbub about the upcoming dance or graduation or their summer vacation. Administrators are wringing their hands with everything that needs to be done before the school doors close for the summer. May is a tough month for anyone who works in a school. Have Students Create Their End-of-Year Legacy Now.

Ask your students to imagine themselves at an assembly in June.

Have Students Create Their End-of-Year Legacy Now

All of their classmates, teachers, staff, even parents are there. Every student is called up to the podium at the center of the stage, and the principal reads a statement of what they accomplished in the past year. Here's a question for your students: What would you want the principal to say? Inviting students to write their end-of-year legacy at the start of the school year is one of the most powerful and efficient social-emotional and character development (SECD) interventions you can do for students, grades 5-12.

First, you get to teach them about the concept of "legacy," and "reputation. " Have Students Create Their End-of-Year Legacy Now. Folding stool 13 in: Home & Kitchen. Folding Step Stool - The Didgeridoo - How To Make A Didgeridoo. You might want to try making your own didgeridoo if you're on a tight budget, if you want an inexpensive practice instrument, or if you just have fun making things.

The Didgeridoo - How To Make A Didgeridoo

Current Events Sites for Students - Middle School Journalism.

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New Seven Wonders of the World vs. Ancient Seven Wonders. Photograph by Samba Photo/Photonica/Getty Images The 105-foot-tall (38-meter-tall) "Christ the Redeemer" statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was among the "new seven wonders of the world" announced July 7 following a global poll to decide a new list of human-made marvels. The winners were voted for by Internet and phone, American Idol style.

The other six new wonders are the Colosseum in Rome, India's Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, Jordan's ancient city of Petra, the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, and the ancient Maya city of Chichén Itzá in Mexico. SmarterEveryDay. Twitter SmarterEveryDay Loading... Educator Resource Area - Right Question Institute. We’ve developed this resource page to help educators deepen their understanding of the QFT and offer materials to support implementation of the strategy. Our materials are available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you may use, adapt, revise, re-purpose, and share our materials.

We ask that you reference the Right Question Institute by including “Source:” on any materials you use or develop. * If you are already a member please login first to download our resources. Make Just One Change Use these resources to learn the process and how to facilitate the QFT. Speed Learning: A Classroom Activity. When I explain speed learning to the students, it is inevitable that one of them will say… is this like the learning version of speed dating, and the answer is, Yes!

One of the issues that I try to address in the classroom is to have each student talking with the other students about their academic work. If you have students in groups, some will dominate and some will play wall flower.

Poetry in Lessons

28 Signs That Were Made Funnier By People. The Last One Cracked Me Up! Some people have a great sense of humor… We don't want to encourage vandalism or graffiti, we just want to spread some laughter into your day. THE LION KING Australia: Cast Sings Circle of Life on Flight Home from Brisbane. Infographic List.

Geography Ideas. Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must — Take Our Jobs. Imagine that 7 out of 10 working Americans got fired tomorrow. What would they all do? It’s hard to believe you’d have an economy at all if you gave pink slips to more than half the labor force. But that—in slow motion—is what the industrial revolution did to the workforce of the early 19th century. Two hundred years ago, 70 percent of American workers lived on the farm. Today automation has eliminated all but 1 percent of their jobs, replacing them (and their work animals) with machines. It may be hard to believe, but before the end of this century, 70 percent of today’s occupations will likewise be replaced by automation.


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