Archives for January 31, 2012

  1. New York Governor Encouraging Implementation of Evaluation Systems

    As discussed in a previous blog, “Educators ‘Score’ Evaluation Tactics Low,” New York state educators, administrators, and government officials are locking horns over the implementation of teacher evaluation systems that include student assessment results. The latest wave of activity featured a statement by state governor Andrew Cuomo that districts must adopt new evaluation systems or […]

  2. Letters Alive in Texas

    Herman Lawson Elementary School in McKinney ISD spent the day showing off how kids are learning these days. Many of you may have heard of the term Augmented Reality. Well, that’s exactly what the kids are experiencing. Letters Alive is a letter learning program that uses flashcards with document style camera called a 3cam. When […]

  3. Please Allow Me to Elaborate…

    In our continuing discussion about ideas for the 5E’s instructional model this month we will look at ways to use DE Science Techbook resources to “Elaborate” Typically, by this point in your lesson the students have “Explored” the concept and “Explained” what they understand regarding the material.  Now it is time for them to SHOW […]

  4. Discovery Education Theme Pages of Discovery Talent

    Discovery Education just launched exciting new theme pages that feature some of the great talent from Discovery. There are videos from Phillip Cousteau that focus on environmental education. The Danny Forester page features segments on Architecture and Engineering. Reed Timmer from Storm Chasers videos feature his work in extreme weather conditions. Head Rush and MythBuster […]

  5. Upcoming Project Learning Tree Opportunities

    A couple of dreary days and I am sure we are all ready for some sunshine!  How about getting outside with a Project Learning Tree?  Please share this information with those in your networks. These workshops are open to anyone that works with youth and wants to provide engaging and hands-on activities including classroom teachers, […]