Monthly Archives: June 2010

Stories of Science for an Authentic Audience

Eighth graders can be a tough crowd to please with graduation on the horizon. Mix in state standardized tests along with a four-day class trip to Washington D.C. and you have more students checked out than books at your local … Continue reading

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Research Project Podcasts

For years the 8th grade research project had been dead. A nearly forgotten piece of Parker Middle School lore, the veteran social studies teacher on my team longed for its return, lamenting that the shifted attention to mathematics due to … Continue reading

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Blogging Field Trips

Over the past two years I’ve made recording student field trips a priority. The method of this has changed as I’ve experimented over time with video journaling (or vlogs as Karen Janowski once referred to them) and blogging.  As somebody … Continue reading

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