New Technologies That Reduce Earthquake Damage

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For this post, my 7th grade class has researched articles that feature new and old technologies used to prevent, or reduce earthquake damage to buildings. This research helps provide them background information before they begin creating their own earthquake resistant buildings. Old Technologies 2,500 year old wood joints used in China Wide at the bottom […]

Research and write a story about a profession related to electricity

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Photo credit: Students will research one of three professions related to electricity; write a story about performing this job; and share their ideas with their classmates. Focus on one of the following professions — lightning researcher, scientist specializing in electricity in space, or a lineman.   Next, each student will choose one profession. Each student’s […]

Making Homophones Less Scary

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 Photo credit: Nessy Learning LLC This video from Nessy provides visual mnemonics to help students remember which version of their/there to use. I also remember that all three words start with the word “the”. This helps students keep from flipping the “e” and the “i” in the word their.   Photo credit: Teach Starter I […]

Why Is Plagiarism So Wrong?

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Photo credit: Turnitin, LLC iThenticate is a software developed by, which checks for plagiarism. Their software checks over 155 million published items in search of duplicate materials. This article that they have published, titled, “6 Consequences of Plagiarism” discusses the incredible importance of academic and professional honesty, as well as the consequences assigned for […]