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Middle School / Jr. High Group

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LIST: 10 Summer Movies to Broaden Kids' Perspectives

Started by Ryan Goble Jun 1, 2019.

IDEA: Book Steps!

Started by Ryan Goble Apr 22, 2019.

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Comment by dvorreyer on August 23, 2009 at 7:35pm
Virginia asked for first week ideas - one of the things I plan to do with my 7th graders next week (our first week) is to challenge them to write about their whole summer in one "tweet" - limit them to 140 characters. Then, throughout the school year, I may use it as an activity when we come back from a long weekend or after a break - a way to acknowledge their tech savvy and get them to be concise.

I also have done a Post-It Potpourri - each student gets one Post-it (not the tiny ones) and writes down a song they most associate with this summer. The Post-its can be used in many ways - instant bar charts (stack them by artist or genre - a good way to introduce/reinforce genre in LA), icebreakers for small groups, etc.
Comment by Ryan Goble on August 18, 2009 at 2:47pm
If you're not in the poetry people group but teach poetry be sure to join and check out Patsy Smith's Ninja poetry video post.
Comment by Ryan Goble on August 16, 2009 at 5:46pm
Check out the Best Buy grant opp. Helen added to the bottom of this post - it is targeted at the middle school set!
Comment by Ryan Goble on August 16, 2009 at 12:33pm
Did folks see Marek Bennett's comment on the Comic Science discussion at the very bottom of the discussion thread? He put up a URL for his Jr. High Solar System Comics Unit (poor Pluto!).

It is very cool stuff with information for teachers interested in doing a comic science unit.

Check it out:
Comment by Ryan Goble on July 29, 2009 at 1:56pm
If you're also into poetry and you're not a member of Poetry People, you should
a. Consider joining the poetry group and
b. Check out this post: VIDEO: Sarah Palin, William Shatner, Conan & Poetry?


Comment by Johnathan Chase on July 15, 2009 at 5:57am
Middle school media projects are finished, posted PSA videos created by public affairs students too...

2009 Student Media Projects
Comment by Ryan Goble on July 12, 2009 at 10:00am
If you're not a member of the Graphic Novels and Comics group consider joining as you'll be hipped to postings like this one loaded with Graphic Novel resources and lists: COMIC/ARTICLE: NEA on Graphic Novels & Resources
Comment by Ryan Goble on July 8, 2009 at 1:43pm
If you do math, a. consider joining the math group and b. check out this posting - Numb3rs, NCTM, + 7th Grade Algebra
Comment by Ryan Goble on July 8, 2009 at 10:18am
Lauren posted a My Space template page to follow up on the Civil War facebook discussion. If anyone is interested in using it it is a great resource - find it here.
Comment by Ryan Goble on July 2, 2009 at 9:57am
If you're not a member of the "Teach with Moving Images Group" consider joining - today I put a great set of Amnesty International Film Curriculum Guides in that group found here.

Come on down - the price is right!


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