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April 3, 2019

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Kennedy Taylor - Shakespearean Artifacts

On a virtual trip to the Globe Theatre through Google Expeditions, Kennedy Taylor’s freshman English class not only explored the theater, but they also interacted with Shakespearean artifacts through augmented reality.
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Brandy Aanenson - Electric Circuits

Marrs Maker Lab was an electrifying place recently as Brandy Aanenson’s class created electric circuits in order to build an circuit cruiser using the Little Bit kits. Once they were able to get their creation on the go, they enjoyed making some creative modifications
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Allison King - Among the Hidden Breakout

After reading the book, Among the Hidden, Allison King, fifth grade teacher at West Elementary, wanted to culminate their literacy journey with a special event. She used her creativity to design her own Breakout Edu experience for her class. After working together to solve a series of challenging puzzles that related to the novel, students were able to solve five different lock combinations and open the box. They were surprised to find their own National Identification Cards inside. These are replicas of the cards used in the book when the shadow children needed to escape from the population police. Luckily, these students don’t have to hide and are ready for their next reading adventure!
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John Spencer - 100 Writing Prompts (FREE Download!)

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Mary Feagley - Hemingway

From Mary Feagley...

Our juniors were working on a carousel activity in our beautiful library today! We were doing a pre-reading of Hemingway’s “In Another Country.”

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Karen Burke - The Waldron Shale Project

From Karen, "7th grade science students in Mrs. Burke's classes "got their hands dirty" looking for fossils before spring break! It was a great way to wrap up their Earth Science unit and a fun way to learn about Indiana's ancient history. Last summer, Mrs. Burke participated in an enrichment class concerning The Waldron Shale Project - a partnership between Bellarmine University and the Falls of the Ohio State Park. She was given a large bucket full of Silurian Waldron Shale from a quarry in Clark Co., Indiana, which her students searched through looking for 400 million year old fossils. Their finds will be documented by Mrs. Burke and shared with the collaborators of The Waldron Shale Project."

The Waldron Shale Project

I have included a link (see above) to the project so you can read more about it if you wish. My students loved this activity. My hope is for the project to continue but it lacks funding so its development has been slow. The course was great and definitely worth my time!

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