Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Abandoned Manor- What Really Happened to the Family Who Lived Here?A Forensic Activity for Questioned Documents/Handwriting

Scenario: You and your team have been called to investigate what happened to the family who lived in this abandoned house.  After walking around, you can tell that it looks as if they left unexpectedly, leaving behind their possessions as … Continue reading

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How to Write a Project-Based Learning (PBL) Case for Your Class the EASY WAY!

Writing and/or incorporating a project-based learning case is a scary experience for most teachers.  We have all read the research on the benefits of having students participate in a large real-world project. We know these projects deepen student learning and … Continue reading

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Making Infographics Easy With Easel.ly!

Ever wondered if it is difficult to make an infographic? Well….. it isn’t! My students made the infographics above as part of their CER (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning) presentation during our Blue People of KY PBL for genetics.  I added this … Continue reading

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Tardigrades… Water Bears… Moss Piglets.. What?

  So What Exactly IS a Tardigrade? A Tardigrade (also known as “water bears” or “moss piglets”) is a microscopic organism that can survive extreme heat, cold, pressure, no water, no air, and any other insane circumstance you can throw … Continue reading

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