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Extra Credit: Psychology

March 23, 2014 · No Comments · extra credit

Go to Fields of Psychology.

For each field, write an essay using the following prompt, print it out, and copy and paste it in the comments section of this post. Also, turn each essay into a PowerPoint, upload it to Authorstream and paste the link in the comment section.

What is (insert name of particular field of psychology), and how can it be applied? Do you think it is an important field? To support your opinion you may use examples from your own experiences, your observations of others, and anything that you have read, including what you read online. Be sure to cite your sources.

Or watch these videos instead.

More Psychology



January 24, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Go to Newsela and sign up using LDNNZ


New Orleans Data Set

December 19, 2013 · No Comments · New Orleans

Go to The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About New Orleans and add new information into your New Orleans’ categories.


Using Reading Strategies When Learning About Natural Disasters

October 4, 2013 · No Comments · Natural Disasters

Use Bounce to annotate webpages and copy and paste links to them in the comments section. Use these reading strategies:


Making Connections


Ask a Question


Find articles here (please don’t watch videos today — we’ll be bringing headphones and watching videos next week):

Go to this New York Times page and find the “Weather” box at the upper right hand corner and find an article you want to read that answers your questions about natural disasters.

Natural Disasters at Discover Magazine

Natural Disasters at The Guardian


Earthquakes, Hurricanes & Tornadoes

September 29, 2013 · 1 Comment · Natural Disasters

Add items to your data sets from these lists:

The Best Sites For Learning About Earthquakes

The Best Resources For Learning About Tornadoes

The Best Sites For Learning About Hurricanes


Year-End Reflection

June 5, 2013 · 16 Comments · Uncategorized

Please pick the best five answers in your year-end reflection in a Word document, and copy and paste them in the comments section of this post.

Please type the questions you pick, as well as the answers.


Mountaineering With Mr. Taylor

May 26, 2013 · No Comments · Everest


Everest Equipment

May 19, 2013 · No Comments · Everest

Research what equipment is needed in order to climb Mt. Everest. You can find a list here, or explore these links.

Then research what the equipment looks like and how much each piece costs. You can explore various links here.

Copy and past the images and costs for what you think are the twenty most important pieces of equipment. You can do that on Spaaze, Loose Leaves or EdCanvas (or try out other sites here).

Put them into these categories:

Clothing — Inner Wear
Clothing — Outer Wear
Protective Gear For Hands and Head
Climbing Equipment
Food & Drink

Post the link to your project in the comments section of this post.


Famous Person Project

May 2, 2013 · No Comments · famous name project

Here are instructions for the Famous Person Project.


Create An Everest Picture Data Set

April 28, 2013 · No Comments · Everest

Go to Spaaze and register, if you have not already.

Look at the categories you used for your Everest Data Set. Look for images on the Web to create a Picture Data Set using those same categories.

Find at least seven new images for each category, and add a caption with a related piece of new information to each image. Please put the new information in your own words and do not copy and paste it from another site.

When you data set is complete, copy and paste its url address into the comments section of this post.