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This is a unit from Algebra 1 that is a intended for use in a blended learning environment. Lessons are primarily through video and practice would have access to small group or individual instruction. The focus is on solving 1 step equations, two step equeations, and multi-step equations.

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I am looking for new ways that blended learning can be used to teach French so I decided to create a blended unit on French weather. This unit is designed to be used in a beginner level French course to introduce vocabulary and to draw comparisons between the weather of France and other countries. 

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This unit will be designed to be taught concurrently with other units throughout the beginning (1st quarter and beginning of 2nd quarter) of the school year.  It will focus on teaching grammar concepts in context.  Front-loading grammar instruction has been a focus of the district ELA department.

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Students will investigate the Silk Road to learn about the beginnings of globalization, and study the process of globalization, global trade, comparative advantage, design, sourcing, manufacturing and distribution. Students will consider if globalization results in more positive or negative contributions to our communities and society as whole.

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This 8th grade unit highlights main events of the Civil Rights Movement and navigates to the life of Jackie Robinson and watching the movie 42. 

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This is a unit I designed for an argumentative essay. I teach this unit every year but wanted to enhance it with more technology. When using this unit, teachers take on a facilitating role while students take on the task with feedback from peers. Students will be able to move through each step of the writing process at their own pace as well.

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Student demonstration of analysis of literary elements in fiction and nonfiction.

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Digital whiteboard and screencast tool. It's greatest strength is that it can turn your tablet into an interactive remote to control presentation. 

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WeVideo is an online video editor that students and teachers can use to capture, create, view and share movies. It is a good alternative to iMovie for non-mac devices and access from shared devices in general.

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