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Getting a Google Drawing into a Google Document is easy, but it is not done in a traditional manner, like copy and paste.  You could download the drawing first and then re-upload it, but there is an easier and more efficient method.

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To be able to copy and paste is extremely important.  Highlighting what is going to be copied and pasted is a skill in itself. Almost everybody knows how to highlight, copy, and paste, but here are some tricks that will make it easier.

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This is the very first lab I complete with my Earth Science students.  

  1. The best rock climbing shoe lab

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I have used many screen capture programs throughout my 19 year career as a teacher and have settled on the program LightShot.  I find LightShot very easy to use.  You can save, share and print the images quickly.  You can also edit the images without having to go to separate image editing software.  If you are looking a way to capture images and add enhancements to...Read more

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While browsing Google looking for a new study/review game I could play with my Spanish and Science students, I came across this game called the "Unfair Game" and then adapted it to my style of teaching, trying to make a little more interactive and fun.

I used the Smartboard Notebook software to create this game.  You could however, use any number of methods to play even if you don't have an interactive white...Read more

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Just came across Matific.  Matific is a free match activity website for teachers and students to access.  On this website students will get a chance to play activities that will reinforce their current mathematics knowledge.  There are also Android...Read more

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This tutorial is for those who are having issues with a numbered list that is copied and pasted.  If you have ever tried to accomplish this in Google Docs, you will have undoubtedly come across the issue where the copied and pasted portion continues with the numbering right where you left off.  An example of what I am talking about is below.  The left picture is what is happening and the right picture...Read more

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Here is a lab I created for my High School Earth Science course using old salad bars as stream tables to model river formation, stream abandonment, and ocean sediment layering.  The lab went well. i was a little worried that students would think this was too elementary, but most of them enjoyed the lab and watching water trickle through sand sediment creating rivers and banks.  My goal with this lab was to have them...Read more

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I just came across Calculation Nation website and they have a set of about 10 challenging games for older elementary students all the way to high school.  As I was evaluating the site, I found myself trying to beat the computer and it was difficult to pry myself away.  If students register an account they can even challenge other players instead of...Read more

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In this Earth Science Lab, students are able to demonstrate models of sand dunes, their predominant wind patterns, and the approximate angles of repose.

Great Sand Dunes National Park

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