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Google Apps for Education allows you to collaborate on documents, slide decks, and spreadsheets. It’s a great tool for having students work together on a presentation or a document where they each add their own thoughts.

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## Chatter Pix

Upload or take a picture and make it talk by overlaying a mouth on the photo and recording your voice to animate a video.

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## Let's Sway

In this 3 week unit, students will be learning to use Microsoft Sway. Sway is a presentation programthat's part of the Microsoft Office family. Students will be shown a video about Swaythen they will go through a step by step guide to using Sway. Students will be using Sway and Paint to recreate a children's storybook to present to an elementary class.

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## Visualizing the importance of Slope and y-intercept in Linear Equations

This unit focuses on the differences between a linear and nonlinear pattern of change. Students will look at data sets and determine whether a linear equation can be created by analyzing the rate of change in graphs, tables, and algebraic rules.

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## Transformational Geometry

In this unit, students will use GeoGebra to study geometric transformations to justify congruence and similarity of figures.

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## Create your own superhero!

This lesson is completely online, follow link HERE.

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## Past and Present Participles

This brief unit about participles is part of a larger unit about verbals and is in the planning to be a part of a very large unit about grammar.  This unit is intended to aid student knowledge about how words and sentences fit together as well as to improve their writing skills as they learn to model different sentence formats.

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## Narrative Writing Skills- Figurative Language

Using the theme of identity, students will work through various activities to learn the characteristics of a Narrative Essay. This particular unit will/should take place prior to writing the Narrative Essay. Many of the lessons address how to identify, create, apply and analyzeheme, dialogue punctuation, figurative language and citing direct and indirect evidence.

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## Understanding The Design Process and Creating the World's Tallest Buildings With It

Being able to create with the same process that designers and engineers use is one of the biggest learning super powers we can give our students. The steps are relatively simple to master and create a productive, growth-centered mindset in our learners.

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