Posts By Monique

About Monique

I am a science and special education teacher at Flint River High School in Clayton County, GA. I teach biology, physical science, and chemistry. I hold several degrees (B.A Sociology, J.D., M.S. in Education in Cognitive Science and Instructional Leadership (BrainSMART teaching and learning), M.S in Education – Education Media Design and Technology from Full Sail University, and enjoy teaching, instructional technology, and learning.

  1. iMakeiLearn: M.I.T App Inventor

    M.I.T. App Inventor is an app creation tool that makes teaching app building to students easy. There are lesson plans and resources such as the educator’s forum, and a free course in a box called App Inventor. MIT  App Inventor is making it easy for teachers to help develop their students into makers and builders.  […]

  2. Why Schools Should Encourage Students to Become Builders and Makers

    Why Schools Should Encourage Students to Become Builders and Makers -Monique Liles Building Learning Spaces: There are many platforms for students to build and engage in transformational play that will enhance critical skills needed for the global 21st century economy. Students are building and making a variety of objects from 3d worlds such as Minecraft,, […]

  3. Affordable 3D Printing at Your Fingertips

    Affordable 3D printing at your fingertips from 3Doodler, the world’s first 3D printing pen! Ink is released from the pen, hardening into a solid design very quickly. Visit the 3Doodler blog for more information about this product, and to pre-order for $99.00. http://www.the3doodler.com/about-us/ Free stencils are available on the “teach” link. What will your students […]

  4. Back to School Discounts for Georgia Teachers

    Staples and Office Depot appreciate Georgia teachers in McDonough, GA on August 3, 2013. Check with your local stores for times in your area. The Staples on Jonesboro Rd. in McDonough, GA will provide the following for teachers from 9:00 am -12:00 pm on 8/3/13: FREE shopping bag plus 20% back* in Staples Rewards® on […]

  5. Create Beautiful Data with Infographics!

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        Create beautiful data for presentations, or have your students create visually stunning posters from their data for FREE! I used an app called Piktochart to create a poster for my Earth Science students about careers in geoscience. I plan to teach my students to create similar posters from their science lab data, for […]

  6. 3M Loves Teachers!

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    Click the link below, or the picture above, to visit the website and see all of the information that they have to offer teachers, parents, and students to keep them engaged in the study of science. Study the science of everyday life, visit innovations HQ, or work through a virtual lab on wind energy. There […]

  7. MOOCs the Gateway to Free Online Learning

    MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course. Now you can attend courses at top universities for free by signing up for a MOOC. Learn about a topic of interest in a variety of subject areas, or take professional development courses. Provide low risk higher education experiences for students by introducing them to MOOC courses. They […]

  8. Get Ready for Next School Year with Classtools.net!

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    Use the free tools at classtools.net to help you randomly pick students to call on, create interactive activities to use with your whiteboard, and engage students with an abundance of interactive learning tools. Students can make fake social media pages for historical figures , scientific elements, or any other creative educational use you and your […]

  9. DEN Techformation: Tools To Reach All Learners: UDL

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    Universal Design for learning, or UDL,  is a set of principles that give all students an opportunity to learn. The following websites provide all the information teachers need to start using UDL principles in their classrooms.Use this summer to familiarize yourself with UDL and be ready to implement it in your classroom on the first […]

  10. Great Uses for Google Voice at School!

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    Google Voice is a great technology tool to use at school! I use Google Voice to have one central number that students, parents, other teachers, and school personnel can have for me. If I want my private numbers to remain private, or don’t want to have to update my phone number with everyone when it […]

  11. Make Science Fun!

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    Watch Tyler DeWitt on TED talk about making high school science fun. http://on.ted.com/TylerDewitt A couple of great ideas for the high school science classroom: 1. Remember that biology is all about reproduction (sex), relationships, drugs, and food. These are things that are interesting to middle and high school students, and if associated with biology, are […]

  12. Free Interactive Whiteboard

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    Don’t have an interactive whiteboard, but want to use this technology with your students? Get Scribblar!  Scribblar.com is a free interactive whiteboard that allows students to collaborate in real time. It is an excellent tool to use to flip your classroom. I use it to upload articles, like the ones available from Discovery Education, to […]

  13. Great Biology iBook and Games to Teach Osmosis!

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    This year Clayton County Public Schools, in partnership with researchers at UGA, launched a new case study platform and promoted the use of an awesome interactive Biology iBook. I, along with other science teachers got the chance to explore the new iBook and the case study on diffusion during the Clayton County Summer Institute. These […]

  14. Fernbank Museum of Natural History Educator Evening

    Educator Evening at Martinis & IMAX® Friday, September 7 from 5pm-6:30pm Enjoy a special FREE evening just for educators at Martinis & IMAX®!*  Exclusive after-hours access to Museum exhibitions, including the award-winningFernbank NatureQuest. Free IMAX® film Free Martinis & IMAX® cover charge Free drink during a private reception Fernbank’s Field Trip Team invites you to join us for […]