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RoundUp March 2015 – The Write Apps for You!

Students and Teachers Alike Need to Write all the Time – Here’s Some Great Apps to Help (Plus a Favorite Worksheet App). By: Todd Cherner and Alex Fegely As we are in our final month of preparations leading up to the relaunch of App Ed Review in April, this month we are sharing our favorite word processing and office productivity ...

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School of Rock – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson will provide hands-on practice for music students to expand their songwriting, mixing, and composing understanding. Instructional Objective: Students will write an original song and compose an accompanying musical piece for it utilizing a combination of the piano, drums, and guitar. Students will record their piece to demonstrate their understanding. Step 1: Students will pair up and write a ...

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Creative Conjugations – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson will develop Spanish foreign language students’ verb conjugation and tense understanding. Instructional Objective: Students will learn about proper conjugation for verbs when used with yo, tú, él/usted, nosotros, vosotros, and ellos/ustedes. Students will demonstrate their understanding by conjugating their choice of verbs with yo, tú, él/usted, nosotros, and ellos/ustedes in an original short story. Step 1: Students will ...

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Campaign Reporter – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson will expand and deepen social studies students’ understanding of the current presidential race. Instructional Objective: Students will investigate a politician’s poll projections, platforms, and political ideology. Students will synthesize their findings into an infographic. Step 1: Teachers will assign students a candidate and have them use the Frontrunner app to analyze their candidate’s polling numbers, trends, and other ...

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Poetry Comparison – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson will develop English students’ comprehension of poetic tools and structure. Instructional Objective: Students will compare and contrast two poems in a graphic organizer and then write their own poem that mirrors the poetic elements (symbolism, meter, meaning, rhyme, verse, form, alliteration, onomatopoeia, etc.) shared by the two poems analyzed. Step 1: Students will use the Random Poem generator in ...

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