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2010 English Wiki
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Access three e-lessons that go in line with curriculum for prepatory school (middle school) English standards

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Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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Ozhan Mustapha Hammami
3al Jamal bi wasat Beirut - عالجمل بوسط بيروت - On a Camel in Downtown Beirut
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This funny song by Lebanese singers describes their ride on camels through the center of Beirut. The video shows images of downtown Beirut and how unusual it is for camels to be in a big city in the Arab world.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
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Primary Source
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Individual Authors
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Michelle Keserwany
Actin-myosin Crossbridge Animation
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Roger Sabbadini, Ph.D., was the motivation behind this animation. The actin-myosin crossbridge system is complex, and we are really only speculating on the details in many ways. However, if a picture is worth a thousand words, this one second, 15 frame, animation is worth at least 15 thousand.

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Biology
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Simulation
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
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Jeff Sale
Roger Sabbadini
Addition Flash Card Maker
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You can print out your own flash cards with this addition flash card maker. Allows customization of the card color, content, and number ranges. Other resources include making simple flash cards for multiplication, subtraction, and division.

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Numbers and Operations
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Interactive
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Individual Authors
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STEM Sheets
Arabic History and Culture
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This webpage provides elementary information on aspects of Arab culture and history, including religion, politics, naming conventions, and Persian influence on Arab culture and language. The information seems to have been authored by the site's administrator, and contains no references or citations.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Religious Studies
World Cultures
Ancient History
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Reading
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Individual Authors
Author:
Hani Deek
Arabic Vocabulary Lists
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These extensive vocabulary lists are grouped by topic, and they include MSA terms and occasionally their Egyptian colloquial equivalent. There are also a number of lists with various idioms and Egyptian colloquial expressions. Arabic spellings are accompanied by transliterations.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
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Reading
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Individual Authors
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anonymous
The Art of Arabic Calligraphy
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The Art of Arabic Calligraphy is a collection of four articles by Mamoun Sakkal, a professional calligrapher. The site explains the history of the Arabic alphabet, the history of Arabic calligraphy, and presents articles on the two largest schools of Arabic calligraphy, Kufic and cursive. Articles are informative and succinct and are accompanied by helpful charts and illustrations. The first section demonstrates all the connected and unconnected forms of the Arabic letters in the most basic script.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
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Reading
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Individual Authors
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Mamoun Sakkal
Beachfront B-Roll
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A place to download (for free!) unique HD stock video footage and animated backgrounds for any production or educational purpose. All clips in the library are completely free to use and are a simple "right click save" to download.

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Arts and Humanities
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Diagram/Illustration
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Individual Authors
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A Beginners Guide to Second Life
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Textbook for a Summer School Course about Virtual Worlds at UOC Barcelona.The textbook offers a glimpse into virtual worlds in general and Second Life in particular. Titled “Mundos virtuales. Un paseo por Second Life” (“Virtual worlds. A stroll in Second Life”), the course (and book) covers a range of topics ranging from basic movement and building techniques to some theories on virtual identities.

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Arts and Humanities
Communication
Marketing
Economics
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Textbook
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Peter Bihr, Thomas Praus, Max Senges
Beginning Algebra Videos
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Visually searchable database of Algebra 1 videos. Click on a problem and watch the solution on YouTube. Copy and paste this material into your CMS. Videos accompany the open Elementary Algebra textbook published by Flat World Knowledge.

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Algebra
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Lecture
Lecture Notes
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
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John Redden
Chinese course online
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This course provides 15 lessons for self-study at a beginners level. Each lesson includes conversations or texts, new words, grammar notes and writing materials for practicing Chinese characters. This course is based on the idea that learners can make extensive use of course materials and free software to do self-directed learning.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
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Textbook
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Comment/How to DIY
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Step-by-step DIY tutorials for the world's almost 7000 languages. All tutorials are public domain or Creative Commons licensed. Anyone can copy any article so they can translate and localize it for their language and context.

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Arts and Humanities
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Activity/Lab
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
The Complete Educator's Guide to Using Skype Effectively in the Classroom
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Increasingly, educators globally are transforming their classroom using Skype to create powerful, authentic, motivating learning experiences for their students.From connecting with classrooms in other locations to learning about each others’ culture to connecting with content experts – educators are extending learning beyond classroom walls.So how do you use Skype effectively with your class?Hopefully this will help!Here’s our educator’s guide on every thing you need to know about Skype from……1. Setting up Skype2. Using Skype3. To using Skype effectively within your classroom

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Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Individual Authors
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Individual Author
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Sue Waters
Computer Concepts Video Lectures
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These are the video lectures for my computer concepts course. The link above will provide anyone with FREE access to my course (use the promo code THANKYOU). Here is a description of the course:

You are about to embark on an exciting journey learning about the information revolution and the incredible world of computers.

This course is very practical and applicable. It focuses on teaching you skills you can use. These skills include not only specific hands-on skills, like "right-clicking" and taking "screenshots," but also skills such as keeping yourself safe online, not texting while you're driving, and what to look for when buying computers (just to mention a very small fraction of the skills this course will teach you).

This is a university level course designed to introduce individuals to the world of computers, so it is rich in its depth and breadth of content. I have taught this course for over a decade and have refined it to be incredibly amazing and awesome. You are going to love this course and it will forever change your life. You will gain skills in this course which you will use for the rest of your life and which will make your life easier. Knowing how to use computers is essential in our day-and-age. This course will give you the skills you need to use computers well.

Presented with high-quality video lectures, this course will visually show you how to easily do everything with computers. This is just some of what you will learn in this course:

Learn the basic principles of hardware including circuits, coding schemes, binary, the five generations of computers, Moore's Law, IPOS, registers, cache, RAM, magnetic storage, optical storage, solid-state storage, ROM, BIOS, the motherboard, buses, and the CPU.
Learn how to operate a computer including a vast array of hands-on skills – just to mention a few for example: managing files, backing –up files, right clicking, taking screenshots, determining your computer’s properties, upgrading your computer, changing settings on your computer.
Learn how to use word processing software including the creation of a title page, document sections, headers and footers, styles, an automatically generated table of contents, the insertion of images, references, and the insertion of an automatically generated citation of works referenced.
Learn how to use spreadsheet software including formulas, functions, relative references, absolute references, mixed references, and the creation of a graph or chart.
Learn how to use video editing software including adding credits and transitions then publishing that video to a video hosting website such as YouTube.
Learn how to use databases including table creation, the setting of a primary key, the establishment of table relationships, the setting of referential integrity, and the creation and execution of a query.
Learn how to use presentation software to more effectively give presentations.
Learn to do some simple programing including designing, coding, testing, debugging, and running a program.
Learn about the world wide web including sending email, conducting searches , having familiarity with online educational resources such as Khan Academy, and having an awareness of online "cloud computing" tools such as Google Word Processing, Google Spreadsheets, and the many other online tools offered by Google.
Learn about application software and system software including operating systems, utilities, and drivers.
Learn about networks including architecture, topology, firewalls, security, wireless networks, and securing wireless networks.
Learn about the Internet, the World Wide Web, censorship, the digital divide, net neutrality, differing legal jurisdictions, website creation, multimedia, social media, and eCommerce.
Learn about information systems, systems development, and the systems development life cycle.
Learn about program development, programming languages, and the program development life cycle.
Learn about databases including table creation, primary keys, relationships, referential integrity, queries, and structured query language.
Learn about privacy and security issues related to computers.
Learn about robots and artificial intelligence including the Turing test.
Learn about intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and the creative commons.
Learn about ethics and ethical issues relating to the use of technology.
Learn about health ramifications of using computers including repetitive stress injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, and ergonomics.
Learn about e-Waste and other environmental concerns related to technology.
Lifetime access to this course allows you to easily review material and continue learning new material.

After taking this course, you will have a thorough understanding of how to use computers well.

From beginners, to advanced users, this course is perfect for all ability levels. This course will add value to everyone's skillset.

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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
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Todd McLeod
Creativity for Edupunks (C4E)
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This resource aims to provide a space for you to consider the potential impact of the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement on your approaches to teaching and learning. Its eleven different sections can accumulate into a 33 hour 'course'.

Each section will suggest a number of possible sources and we hope that you will take advantage of the comments feature at the bottom of each section's page. We believe that the sharing of thoughts, reactions and perspectives can lead to a rich and recursive experience that can benefit each user of the resource.

The eleven (approximately 3-hour long) activity-based sessions cover issues related to identifying, locating, releasing and putting OERs into your curricula; understanding the concept of “openness”; as well as pedagogical (or, within the remit of this course, "anarchogogical") issues around student engagement and in particular innovative assessment. In their broadest sense, the resources (and their resultant skills, ideas and activities) should also encourage 'reflection' on the research and practice of the working lives of teaching professionals. The course will pursue a reflexive approach to each of its sections and the subsequent feedback - via the comments feature on each page of the wiki - will provide powerful and dynamic interaction for the development of our 'teaching and learning' knowledge.

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Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
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Activity/Lab
Full Course
Reading
Syllabus
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
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Phil Johnson
D.B. Cooper Project
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Challenge-based project lesson plan that works best with an Accounting Principles II class as special option or extra credit project. Your task is to take on the role of a forensic accountant and to develop an action plan for starting the investigation. For this project, you will need to learn about the DB Cooper case and choose one option to pursue your investigation. Your analysis should include maps, informational citations, suggested resources for future inquiries, and a fleshed out action plan.

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Business and Communication
Accounting
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Homework/Assignment
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Data Discovery Lessons
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The lessons posted on this site were designed to engage students with real-world data relevant to content taught in middle school and high school science courses, and to foster an understanding of ways in which they might gather organize, analyze and interpret the data in order to draw scientifically valid inferences, interpretations and conclusions. Most of the labs use computer-based technology of spreadsheet programs or the Python programming interface. The Python lessons guide students in computational thinking to create simple programs to manipulate data. The lessons also provide students (and teachers) with instructions and guidance in the use of these technologies. Teacher and Student worksheets, as well as any supporting files, are linked to from links at the top of each lesson webpage as well as from the downloads page ("downloads" link on the scrolling menu to the left).

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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Mark Wenning
Effel Online Arabic Dictionary
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This dictionary allows the user to look up words either in Arabic, in English, or via an Arabic stem. For instance, if you type in ___ it will give you six different words that have the same stem (or root). The dictionary includes less than 4,000 words, and there is no space to type in Arabic; one must use the online keyboard provided. It is available both online and for PC download.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
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Individual Authors
Author:
Frits Broekhuis
Electromagnetic Spectrum
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The electromagnetic spectrum* describes the range of energies associated with different forms of electromagnetic radiation. Electromagnetic radiation travels through space as discrete packets called photons. Photons can transport energy the way particles do, but photons have no mass*. Photons vary in the amount of energy they carry. The energy associated with a photon determines where on the electromagnetic spectrum it falls.

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Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
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Individual Authors
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Science Primer - Andrew Staroscik
FLTEACH listserv
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This listserv is provided by the Foreign Language Teaching Forum and is an integrated service for foreign language teachers, dedicated to encouraging communication, sharing, and collaboration at all levels. The broad discussion topic is foreign language teaching methods for any level of instruction in all languages. Students in teacher training programs, teachers both new and experienced, administrators, and other professionals interested in any aspect of foreign language teaching are invited to participate in discussions. Messages are sent via email and are also archived in a searchable database. The website is hosted by the State University of New York College at Cortland.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Individual Authors
Henrik Theiling's Script Teacher
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This is a program designed to teach individuals different language scripts, among which Arabic is included. It is an exam/game designed to test whether or not the student understands the sound the letters make; an Arabic letter is shown, and students must click on the corresponding sound in English. It is available for standalone Arabic letters, ligatures, and numerals. The game keeps track of the percentage of correct inputs scored. Different transliteration options are available. Scroll down the table to see the row for Arabic links.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Game
Interactive
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Individual Authors
Author:
Henrik Theiling
Home Land Security
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This site includes numerous links related to civil liberties in general, the USA Patriot Act, Homeland Security, and civil liberties after 9/11. The site offers a critical perspective and includes "Reflection Questions" that encourage visitors to think about issues and come to their own conclusions.

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Activity/Lab
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Home - Scientix
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Scientix – the community for science education in Europe – was created to facilitate regular dissemination and sharing of know-how and best practices in science education across the European Union.Scientix is open for teachers, researchers, policy makers, parents and anyone interested in science education.

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Assessment
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Lecture Notes
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Simulation
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Textbook
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How to Present with Twitter
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If you’re going to present to a tech-savvy audience you need to know how the presentation landscape has changed with the advent of Twitter and other backchannels.
Twitter was not the first tool to be used as a backchannel, but it is the one that has had the most impact on conference presentations so far. Twitter first grabbed the attention of mainstream presentation bloggers and commentators during an interview at the 2008 SXSW conference. The interviewer wasn’t asking the questions the audience wanted answered. In the past, audience members would have grumbled internally or maybe whispered to their neighbour. But this was a tech-savvy, Twitter-enabled audience and they started tweeting their discontent. The grumbling accelerated. And knowing they had backing, members of the audience started taking over the interview.

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Reading
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Olivia Mitchell
Inquiry into Poetry
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Sometimes the topic of poetry is not received with enthusiasm by a classroom of high school students. What has worked for me in the past is to have a set of simple questions in regards to poetry itself, answered by my students (the 5 w's? + how?). There are no wrong answers because poetry means different things to different people. After the answers to the questions have been written on the board ( or butcher paper) and explored, I present a bilingual poem that includes everyday things ( such as bread). I have used Roque Dalton's "Como tu," "Like you," in the past.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Cesar Barragan
The Inspiration Series Blog Project
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Ms. Franco is organizing a teen blog called “Digital Lit Lives” and would like the entries to be for teens, by teens. The first round of blogs will be called “The Inspiration Series” and will focus on the people, places, and things that inspire teens to become their best selves. Write an informative, interactive essay blog about one of the focus areas below to explain to others what we are passionate about. A blog allows others to continue a virtual dialogue on the topic you discuss. The hope is that if we write about what inspires us, this will inspire others to explore these topics.
People I Admire
Places I’ve Traveled To
Hobbies I Do Well
Careers I am Interested In

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Arts and Humanities
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Ms. Franco
Instant Play music education system
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A system that re-writes music to the needs of the player. All previous music requires the learner to adapt to the song. This system transposes chords to simpler versions that can be played with simple 1-finger guitar chords, recorders, xylophones etc. It is a free Creative Commons resource.

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Arts and Humanities
Film and Music Production
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Activity/Lab
Full Course
Game
Lecture
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Individual Authors
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Dr Tom Benjamin