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An End of the Year Reflection on Using Sketch Notes With My Classes

Another Year Draws to a Close… It’s hard to believe that I’ve finished up another year in the classroom.  Looking back, this has been one of the more enjoyable teaching years that I can remember.  I felt like my students … Continue reading

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A Forensic Fairytale– Day 2 Crime Lab

Forensic Fairytale– Day 2– The Crime Lab On Day 2, my students had to analyze the evidence they collected when they excavated their “graves”.  Each person had a job or responsibility from Forensic Geologist to Forensic Anthropologist to Coroner. I … Continue reading

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A Forensic Fairytale- Day 1- Crime Scene

She really just wanted to share the little cottage in the forest with her special little guy, her woodland creatures, and live happily ever after there… NOT at the castle with a stuffy, vain Prince! It was after one heart-wrenching … 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 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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Sketch Notes in Forensics- Blood and Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

I decided to branch out and see if my Forensics classes would enjoy using sketch notes as much as my Biology classes have. The verdict? A definite YES! At first, my juniors and seniors in Forensics really didn’t know what … Continue reading

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