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    11 Wacky Web-Based Graphics Generators to Make Your Flipcharts Fun

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    I recently read a blog that claimed people are drawn to blogs that start with "Top Ten..." Hmm, I think that's probably correct. I guess I'm drawn to those blog titles myself, maybe because I think they will be a "quick read"...
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    Enhancing Your Flipcharts With Text Effects

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    This article provides you with a program for creating eye catching logos and titles which are formed automatically from groups of text objects in ActivInspire. The ‘Text Effects’ program will allow you to apply combinations of effects to standard...
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    A Jigsaw Maker for ActivInspire

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    This article provides you with a program for creating very simple jigsaws in flipchart format. The functionality is based upon the Jigsaw Maker game that ships with the ActivArena Demo Pack ( here ). The difference here is that the output is automatically...
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    Fun Activities for Teaching Graphing

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    In her latest article from the Teachers' Lounge, retired teacher Pat Verhoeven shares several web-based activities and tools for teaching students of all ages about graphing.

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    The ActivArena Demo Pack Comes To Town

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    The ActivArena Demo Pack comprises a set of 'product demonstrator' activities designed specifically for two users working simultaneously on ActivArena , the Dual Pen enabled Promethean Activboard. Initially designed to run on Windows platforms...
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    Teaching Science Vocabulary with Word Walls

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    Photosynthesis, sodium bicarbonate, velocity, and metamorphic rocks; Science has a lot of vocabulary and to students it can feel like learning a foreign language. In this article, Sarah Ratelis shares how she teaches her students difficult science vocabulary, and asks for your input on what works and what doesn't in your classroom.

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  • Planet Blog

    Active Mathematics: Teaching Perimeter and Area

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    Get your students out of their chairs, moving around, and learning! Retired mathematics teacher Pat Verhoeven shares a few of her favorite "active" activities for teaching measurement, perimeter, and area.

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  • Planet Blog

    More Strategies for Teaching Science Vocabulary

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    Find out what the key is to getting students to master tough science vocabulary. From musical raps to a game of Pictionary, middle school science teacher Sarah Ratelis shares more creative strategies for teaching science terminology to students.

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    Make Polygons Fun with Straws

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    To learn more about the Planet Teachers' Lounge, please click here . The use of straws can really add a new dimension to your elementary or middle school geometry units. The straws provide an excellent medium for a hands-on exploration of polygons...
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    Teaching the Scientific Method

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    Teaching the scientific method and getting students to understand variables in the secondary classroom can be challenging. In her latest Teachers' Lounge article, Sarah Ratelis shares how she walks her students through the process of writing a proper hypothesis and then drawing conclusions.

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