Daily Archives: October 4, 2012

What’s the 4-1-1?

It’s always a struggle to balance the craziness of today with the needs of tomorrow. How do you find time for continual professional development when you have 100 papers to grade, phone calls to make, laundry to fold and Modern Family to watch?!?! We realize educators are constantly in a time crunch and it is

Poster My Wall

I am LOVING PosterMyWall!  I have to thank my colleague Jennifer Morrison for sharing this great resource on our Discovery Education Edmodo site because it is a real find. PosterMyWall is an online site that will allow you or your students to instantly and FREELY create wonderful quality posters.  You can use the pre-loaded backgrounds

Beyond the Textbook Event in New Jersey – Join Us!

Saturday, November 3 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Samsel Upper Elementary School Sayreville, NJ Register at: http://beyondthetextbooknj.eventbrite.com Join the Discovery Education team for a free professional development workshop to help you go “Beyond the Textbook” with your instructional practices. Attendees will cycle through a series of workshops that provide practical strategies you can use in your

Randomness: Feeling Dinged Up?!?

I love to kick start PD sessions by asking the question “What were the first golf balls made from?”  Usually, people respond wood.  Actually, the first golf balls were made from leather sacks filled with goose feathers.  Took a few versions before they figured out wood might work best.  They began with smooth wood balls