Monthly Archives: May 2011

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Iditarod is Coming to Boston!

Iditarod is Coming to Boston!

June 1 Workshop Join us for an afternoon and evening of 21st Century Classroom Ideas!  Education Leader of Iditarod Education, Diane Johnson will conduct two workshops for teachers who would like to participate in creative lessons to engage their students in many curriculum levels. Iditarod – a 21st Century Teaching Tool for the Classroom Embassy

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The Gravity of the Situation

Background Information: The mythical story of an apple dropping on Newton’s head is simply one way to describe gravity.  Dropping a large textbook and a feather is a way to illustrated it, but what if you really want to define it.  Turns out, it’s not so easy. Explaining Einstein’s general theory of relativity to an

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Tech Tip of the Week:How to embed DE videos in PowerPoint!

Did you know that you can download Discovery Education videos for use in your classroom PowerPoint presentations? In recent years, embedding DE videos in PowerPoint has become one of the most popular uses of our content for student users. It’s quick and easy to do! First, locate the video you want to use, and verify

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Stone Mountain Park Appreciates Teachers!

Stone Mountain Park is showing appreciation for teachers by offering active certified teachers and principals free adult Adventure Passes the week of June 12-17th. Teachers can purchase up to six additional Adventure Passes for $20.00 each. While visiting the park investigate the great standards aligned field trip options for the 2011-2012 school year. Visit the

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School’s Out for Summer!

School’s out for summer and it’s time to prepare for next year! Check out some of these web 2.0 planning and collaboration tools and make next year’s lesson planning and administrative tasks a breeze! Zoho: Check out the great, FREE, collaboration tools at http://www.zoho.com. Zoho has a host of free tools to make collaborating with

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No SmartBoard? Use an iPad!

After finally getting my own iPad this Spring, I have found that I am using it almost daily in some of the classes that I’m teaching. At my school, I’m still using a chalkboard, so I have no Interactive White Board. But, I have found some great apps in the last few months that give

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