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Teach This! Teaching with lesson plans and ideas that rock #teaching 05/01/2012
Another freshman project. Here a student created "pageant palace" to teach girls about pageants. This is something she loves to do. She's also mapping out all of the events in south Georgia and created a special email and google calendar separate from her personal account to track and manage the activities.
If you want to teach about the Olympics, the TES forum out of the UK is where the great content is being uploaded daily. There are two activities of note, one is Olympic Games: Now and then and another is about Greek Ideas and what has been passed down. Many interesting lessons by grade level.
Two of my students animated this video using the touch screen computers, hand drawing, and a bamboo tablet mostly using PhotoShop and paint.net. This is their freshman project and I'm so pleased with what they did. They wanted to encourage people to recycle and that they can change the world.Such a great job. I hope you'll share this video.
This website was built by a student of mine, Brandon B, for his Freshman project, providing an authentic project. He did a lot of fascinating things like set up a Google calendar and photo album integration.
Looking at Riya P's Freshman project is a joy. The daughter of a pediatrician, Riya wants to go into the medical field as well. She decided to create a video channel to help children be unafraid of medical equipment. Her dad was the cameraman and said he had a great opportunity to teach her all about the equipment. She far exceeded the requirements of the project. This is something that she will use for her life. We're burning a DVD for her to keep for the future, but you can also visit her website or YouTube channel. Such a lovely job she did. The students took 20% of their time working on a special interest project.