#DENbdays – September 2014

September #DENbdays 2014 The DEN (Discovery Educator Network) would like to send best wishes to our DEN stars that are celebrating birthdays this month. During August let’s send some #DENLove to these DENfriends.  Happy #DENbday September wishes to: September 2nd – Chris Prout, MI, @techiebreaker September 7th - Patti Harju, MI, @scout7 September 8th - Jennifer Kraft, […]

Psst: how’s school?

How’s your new school year going? Have some teachers that are inspiring? Excited for a particular class that you finally get to take? Is your lunch period crowded? Did you finally get a locker? Tell us how it’s going in the Comments section. We’ve missed hearing from you over the summer. Let’s get the conversation […]

Variables

Greetings!! Today I taught the students the 3 different types of variables: Controlled, Independent, and Dependent. First, we took notes writing the definition of each variable. I found a really great FREE Teachers pay Teachers(TPT) PowerPoint that explained what Independent and Dependent Variables are, so I used that to guide my instruction. (Due to copyright […]

Innovate Wildly Unveiled

Hi friends, I have been holding back on sharing with you a “project” that we are implementing in our school district this year. I held back because it wasn’t until today that we unveiled the “project” to our district wide staff. They got to hear about it first. This “idea” is not a one-time event, […]

Wednesday is the day!

So I am really excited to share with the elementary teachers all about Siemens STEM Institute and Discovery Education. I have talked to some of the privately but now its time for the official presentation in front of them all! I really hope that they like it and can get as excited as I am […]

Students around the World

What do you have in common with students in Russia, Iran, and Mexico? If you’re a student in the U.S., chances are you have the school year in common with them. All of those countries have school years that run from late August or September through June. Other countries have different calendars, like Australia and Nigeria, […]

Charging Stations

I have chargers to plug into the wall, car chargers, and portable chargers. My chargers have become a part of “What I Can’t Leave The House Without” ever! I’ll turn around and go back home to get them but I won’t turn around to get my lunch. Samsung Galaxy S5 has a new commercial that […]

King George Google Conference

I attended a Google Conference in King George, Virginia on August 14th. My sole intention was to learn about Google Classroom so that I can assist classroom teachers as they start to utilize this great feature in the classroom. The first available session for Google Classroom was full and I was a tad bit angry because […]

Discovery Education Techbook

I attended a professional development focusing on the Science Techbook today. I was already familiar with the Techbook because I did use it some last year. I really like that it has an app, so each student has access to it on their ipad! It is also really well organized for the students to manipulate […]