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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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The Blue People of Kentucky~ Such an Awesome Project-Based Learning Project!

Ok, I admit it….. I have always wanted to try a Project-Based Learning Project (PBL) but I have been a little intimidated by it.  I teach high school general Biology students, not honors, so how can I differentiate a huge … Continue reading

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A Cool New Classroom Game from Quizlet!

Have you tried the new classroom game from Quizlet? I confess.  Yesterday, I really needed an engaging way to help my students review our big unit on Chromosomes, Cell Cycle (Mitosis), and Meiosis.  Most of my students are familiar with … Continue reading

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A Sample Unit Plan Using Sketch Notes-Cellular Molecular Biology (Cell Size, Chromosomes, Cell Cycle, Meiosis)

Cellular Molecular Biology Unit- What does a unit plan look like in my classroom incorporating Sketch Notes? I have just completed a large Cellular Molecular Biology Unit with my students. (They test within the next couple of days since we … Continue reading

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What Does the Research Say About Using Sketch Notes in the Classroom?

(c)copyright 2018 DrM What Does the Research Say About Using Sketch Notes in the Classroom? Good question!  Since I’ve been using sketch notes with my students this year, I’ve been asked this question many times.  My dissertation work was rooted … Continue reading

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Need a Cute Activity for Valentine’s Day? Create an “Anatomically Correct” Valentine

Need a Cute Valentine’s Day Activity? How about Creating an Anatomically Correct Valentine Heart? I developed this several years ago and always used it with my Anatomy and Physiology classes.  They loved it!  Some years, I had the students draw … Continue reading

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