Are you READY?! The 2012 MACUL Conference in Grand Rapids is just a few days away. I know that there are many DEN members that will be attending and even presenting. It will be great for us to show our support by attending any of the sessions that DEN members are leading. If you are
While searching for phonics resources online to supplement our district’s curriculum. Here are sites that I found. Some are interactive, some have pre-made printables, and some have a tool to create your own phonics printables. Cando’s Helper Page Hard/Soft C and G sounds SEN Teacher (onset and rime) Phonicsworld Funfonix Tools for Educators Lanternfish: phonics
While I was perusing Promethean Planet for lessons to use with my 2nd grade geography unit this site was within the search items. What an awesome resource! Just watching the introduction video by Sir David Attenborough gave me goosebumps. Watch it below.
It still really has not sunk in yet but I have a one-to-one computing classroom. When I checked into my room at the start of the year I found a laptop cart in there. Even though they are half as old as my students, most don’t hold any charge at all, and just able to
In gathering resources for my lessons on 9-11, these are some that I have come across. BrainPop’s September 11 page Teach+Learn: National 9/11 Memorial Scholastic’s 9/11 page History Channel has 3 pages: Ten Years Later: 9/11 Attacks, 102 Minutes that Changed America Discovery Education also has their page with links to resources: Rise: Reconnect &
I am currently taking on on-line course; Michigan History for the 3rd Grade Teacher. One of activities has us critiquing 17th century French maps of the Great Lakes and more. Go here. You can zoom in and out and shift all over the maps. I did check out the Luna Commons site to see what
Welcome to Michigan’s new DEN STAR’s Stephanie Carone and Karen Keffer Welcome!
As most teachers do when summer starts I am taking a class. This one is on-line and uses Moodle and the group feature of Facebook as its platform. One of the tools used is the web 2.0 site Bubbl.us. Here is one mind map that I put together for an assignment on early Woodland culture.
Six members of the Michigan LC and 3 guests gathered for a beautiful couple of hours of geocaching at Creasey Bicentennial Park in Grand Blanc. For a few of them this was the first time ever geocaching. Even though we had to navigate some flooded areas we were able to find 3 caches out of
This past Tuesday the DEN had their annual DENny Awards webinar. Michigan had a couple of STAR’s that were recognized for their DEN blogs. Jerry Jennings for his Admin Academy blog. Eric Strommer for his personal blog. But the part of the night that everyone was on pins and needles for was the announcement of