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  • My Name Is Ron Hyde :-)'s avatar
    Get your students ready for the big test!!!
    Help your class get pumped up about taking the test by watching one of our now two Macklemore Parodies.
    2013: Rock that Assessment (Thrift Shop)
    2014: Glass Ceiling (Can't Hold Us)

    We hope your class has as much fun watching it as we did making it.

    Enjoy,
    My name is Mr. Hyde

    Get your students ready for the big test!!!
    Help your class get pumped up about taking the test by watching one of our now two Macklemore Parodies.
    2013: Rock that Assessment (Thrift Shop)
    2014: Glass Ceiling (Can't Hold Us)

    We hope your class has as much fun watching it as we did making it.

    Enjoy,...
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  • Mr. Sexton's avatar
    Ok, I'm trying to use the "Drafting Board": interest groups and here are the problems my students are having.
    1. They reach 75% and can't go any further
    2. Some it is just the cork board and nothing else
    3. Spinning pencil and nothing else
    4. Students finish the essay and when they go to print/view the essay is someone else's essay.

    We are using windows desktops, internet explorer

    HELP PLEASE!

    Is there a way to see how much the student actually writes?
    Ok, I'm trying to use the "Drafting Board": interest groups and here are the problems my students are having.
    1. They reach 75% and can't go any further
    2. Some it is just the cork board and nothing else
    3. Spinning pencil and nothing else
    4. Students finish the essay and when they go to print/view the essay is someone else's essay.

    We are using windows desktops, internet explorer
    ...
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  • Hilary Grant's avatar
    I want to use "Do I have a Right?" with my 8th graders tomorrow. Does anyone have a worksheet for them to fill out while they do it? I know if I just turn them loose, they will just click buttons and not focus on the program. Thank you so much!
    • Ms. Ferris - There is a score at the end. Give them credit for achieving a passable score. You can verify this by having them print out or save/upload to Edmodo the certificate that comes at the end. I tell my students that some room for error is ok, but I expect that they are MOSTLY getting the information correct...

      • Dec 12, 2013
    • Ms. Des Jarlais - I make review/reflection questions for them to complete on Edmodo about their choices, why they made those choices, what the effects were, and what they would do differently.

      • Dec 13, 2013
  • Mr. Sexton's avatar
    Ok was going to do the Drafting board -- Interest Groups and we haven't used this since August. Now trying to sign in and I used two different usernames and couldn't get logged in. HELP! They will be using this tomorrow.
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    My new favorite tool... FREE Assessment Data Collection and Analysis made simple for ANY content area.

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  • Mrs. Campobenedetto's avatar
    Does anyone have any Veterans Day ideas for today?

  • Mrs. Harbour's avatar
    Does anyone have a summative assessment that incorporates the iCivics lessons on citizenship? Or any other one for that matter?
    • Mr. Harvilla - Try Floridacitizen.org they have an applied civics curriculum that incorporates i-civics and has very good benchmark aligned questions.

      • Sep 8, 2013
  • Amos York's avatar
    My app is not launching can anyone tell me if you need a specific browser to launch the app?

    • Mr. Johnson - You must have Flash. If you are on an iPAd or device that may use safari without the flash you must have flash. Try using Puffin Free instead of other browser.

      • Oct 29, 2013
  • Mrs. Karabinas's avatar
    Can someone help me understand the benefit of purchasing/playing these through Edmodo vs. just playing them via the site?
    • Mr. Musto - Just play them through the site. it is cheaper

      • Aug 27, 2013
  • Ms. Berdaxagar's avatar
    • Mrs. Collins - My students love icivics. Very educational.

      • Aug 7, 2013
    • Ms. Anderson - icivics.org is the best!!!

      • Oct 8, 2013
    • Ms. Anderson - Right now I am using the 3 day Mock Election from icivics.org.

      • Oct 8, 2013
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  • Ms. Berdaxagar's avatar
    Systems of government by country. Interactive atlas.
  • Mr. Hamlin's avatar
    Can anyone recommend a free online marketing game for students aged 13-14 (lower ability)
    • Ms. Biebel - 401kidz.com deals with the Stock Market

      • Jun 23, 2013
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  • Mr. Carr's avatar
    I am looking for any web-based resources for military history and powerpoint ideas for my JROTC students
  • Mr. Carr's avatar
    I am a JROTC teacher and would like to know if anyone has some resources that I can use to teach military history to my classes
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  • Mr. Sexton's avatar
    Oh dear lord I am not liking the use of the outdated typical study guides. With all this technology can't we do something better to review? Seriously, sitting there listening to the copier make page after page.....packet after packet. I'm not a paper passer-outer but can't think of a better way...someone....anyone help me. I teach 6th grade ancient civ and 7th grade civics. We have used quizlet, zondle, edmodo, videos.
    • Mr. Shanteau - Study guides have been ineffective with my group this year. I've tried using content from the unit and play jeopardy with white boards. All teams that get the question right get the points. It is fun but my kids that struggle still need additional support.
      You could also change up your assessments. Do research projects that demonstrate the learning. I teach fifth grade US history and my kids are making wanted posters for a loyalist or a patriot. They also need to write a persuasive letter with reasons why the loyalist or patriot should be arrested.

      • May 16, 2013
    • Mrs. Karabinas - I agree- Change up the assessments! Create a rubric with the class with the main learning goals BEFORE the unit starts, then they will know what content/vocabulary to really focus on during the lessons. Finally, they can do self-chosen project (or selected from a menu you create) that is scored according to the rubric. Wa-la!

      • May 16, 2013
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Founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, iCivics provides free lesson plans, games, and other resources to make teaching and learning about civics fun, exciting, and relevant.

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