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Using ThingLinks for Museum Projects

Submitted by Ms. Eva Abbamonte, MD History

7th grade students created ThingLinks to present images and information from historical sites and museums in the New York City area. They posted and shared their ThingLinks on Padlet so their classmates could virtually visit the sites they had visited.

Here is some of the work created by the students on Padlet.

Posted by sbergen on Monday January 9, 2017
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Teaching Verbs in French Class

Submitted by Ms. MaryBeth Donnelly, MD World Languages

For our review unit, I put my 7th grade students in charge, and each group created a presentation on a specific topic. They were given the chance to select the type of multimedia they wanted to use. Some of the students used apps like Chatterpix and Puppet Pals to create something that was part of a larger presentation that they made on Prezi or Google Slides. Here is a sample of one of the videos a group created with Puppet Pals that was part of a larger presentation on -re verbs in the present tense:  

Posted by sbergen on Thursday January 5, 2017
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Hindu Deity Presentations

Submitted by Ms. Catherine Garrison, MD History

My students recently used Adobe Spark Page to present their research on various Hindu Deities. This was a two day mini project that was done both in-class and at home. The students were instructed to use the HM library databases and trustworthy (they've been working on evaluating sources) websites to find information and images on their assigned deity. On day two they began their Spark Page (with some basic suggestions from me) and completed it for homework for the following day. Here is a sample page:

Parvati - The Goddess of Love, Fertility, and Devotion

Posted by sbergen on Thursday January 5, 2017
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Teaching States of Matter

Submitted by Ms. Rosie Leone, MD Science

Students used Adobe Spark Video to create informational videos on the states of matter. They discussed the general behavior of the molecules. Students gave a unique twist to their project through the incorporation of a fun fact or comic.

Posted by sbergen on Thursday January 5, 2017
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My Favorite Poem Project

Submitted by Mr. Drew Samuels, MD English

The best use of iPads and technology recently has been creating iMovies in the model of Robert Pinsky's "My Favorite Poem" project ( It was students second time using this app, and having more experience with editing on iMovie really helped students create polished, engaging work. Students introduced themselves and their connection to poetry, read the poem, and then analyzed and explained the poem. I encouraged them to try filming in different locations, and may students made parts of the movies at home and in their neighborhoods.

Posted by sbergen on Thursday January 5, 2017
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