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What’s in a Lab Report?

What’s in a Lab Report?

What Should be in a Lab Report? You’re a high school student and have just performed a lab at home.  You collected the equipment, read and followed the procedure, and jotted down the results.  Now what?  Well, it is important to learn how to master the typed lab...

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Literary Analysis is not Just for Future English Majors

Literary Analysis is not Just for Future English Majors

Every academic discipline has the inevitable, “Why do I need this?” topic.  For English classes, that topic is literary analysis.  It’s easy to dismiss the importance of literary analysis if you think you will never use it again outside of high school, but assuming...

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Selecting a Grammar Program

Selecting a Grammar Program

Studying grammar has many proven benefits, among them an increased ability to craft a variety of sentence types and to analyze the writing structures of others. So, in addition to improving students’ own writing, understanding English grammar will help those students...

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Why Microsoft Office is an important course to take.

Why Microsoft Office is an important course to take.

Microsoft Office is embedded in almost every business these days 83% of US businesses use Microsoft Office. (Tech Republic) Microsoft's Office 365 commercial monthly active users number is now at 120 million, up from 100 million in April 2017. (McAfee) Office 365 has...

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Mark It Up:  Tools for Annotating

Mark It Up: Tools for Annotating

I grew up in an educational environment where writing in books was discouraged; thankfully, my parents had a different mindset and allowed me to annotate in my books from an early age.  I credit this practice for instilling a love for reading and a fascination for...

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Life Should Not Exist on Planet Earth – Yet, Here We Are!

Life Should Not Exist on Planet Earth – Yet, Here We Are!

In 1966, the atheist astrophysicist, Carl Sagan, who is widely known for his highly publicized explanation of the “pale blue dot” photo captured by Voyager 1 while looking back at Earth, reported that there were two requirements for a planet to be able to sustain...

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Learn From Food, Part 1: New England Region

Learn From Food, Part 1: New England Region

Teaching History and Geography Through Cuisine, Part 1: New England Region The United States is divided into a variety of regions. In this post, I will introduce the New England states, which are Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode...

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Telling A Story With Sound – A Student Project

Telling A Story With Sound – A Student Project

A famous film director once said that “...70% of a film is sound.” I don’t know that we can put a number on it, but one of the most important lessons beginning filmmakers can learn is the importance of high quality and creative sound in their films. Instructors of...

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Is French Just for France

Is French Just for France

I believe that French is a very useful language and obviously très cool, but what if you don't plan on going to France? Is learning French still practical? Of course it is! But, I would say that because I'm a French teacher, right? Well, I decided to test my theory...

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