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. Meograph

    Meograph, a new application that uses Google Earth to make digital storytelling easy goes live today. I have previously posted about this application, and today you can sign up for your own free account. Meograph is like Photostory meets Google Earth, and makes adding geographic tags, images, and information from Google Earth to a digital […]

  2. STEM and Gamiming: Play foldit and Add Knowledge to Scientific Research!

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    Foldit is a revolutionary new computer game enabling you to contribute to important scientific research. This page describes the science behind Foldit and how your playing can help. http://fold.it/portal/info/science  Teach Biology students about the importance of proteins and protein structures in a fun, inquiry-based exploration via this game. A wealth of background information on the […]

  3. Get free online curricululm resources from SAS!

    Get ready for the 2012-2013 school year with a free e-learning account for teachers from SAS! SAS provides free e-courses and lesson resources to teachers in a variety of subjects. Students receive a student log-on tied to a free teacher account, and can explore a variety of academic concepts at their own pace. For more […]

  4. DENVisory Board and Virtual DENSI Live

    For those of us who cannot make it to DENSI 2012 will have an opportunity to attend virtually via the DEN Blog. Here is a link to the Virtual DENSI Live agenda. Don’t forget to vote for your representative of choice for the DENVisory Board. The nominations are in, and I, Monique Liles, along with […]

  5. Science at Sea

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    Join Steve Spangler and other teachers for a unique professional development experience in June of 2013. We’re taking the Spangler Seminars experience to the seas for the third time in June, 2013 with Holland America. Join our award-winning naturalists and Steve Spangler as we explore the inside passage of Alaska. We will explore Juneau, Glacier […]

  6. Meograph – Four Dimensional Digital Storytelling

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    Meograph helps automatically create, share, and watch interactive multimedia stories.  The first product pairs Google Earth with a timeline and multimedia overlays to tell stories in context of where and when. Authoring is structured into a few simple prompts on an intuitive interface.  Viewers get a new form of media that they can watch in […]

  7. QR Codes: A Beginner’s Guide

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    What are QR codes? QR codes are quick response 2D bar codes. They hold  a lot of information in one code, and can be scanned with a variety of devices such as Smartphones, iPod Touches, iPads, laptops with webcams, etc. When scanned they provide marketing information about products and companies, coupons, etc. How are QR […]

  8. App Recap with Zinepal

    Here is a recap, courtesy of  Zinepal, of the great apps and educational tech tools highlighted by the Georgia DEN Blog Team this year.  I have created a Zinepal eBook of this year’s  blog posts. While in the eBook, just click on the blogger’s name to see a list of all of their posts. It’s […]

  9. Great Resources to Teach Epidemiology

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    Here is a list of sites with wonderful comprehensive interdisciplinary lesson plans and materials to teach epidemiology! There are also some great games and simulations listed below as well. The end of the year after state testing is a great time to use simulations and role play games to keep students engaged with the curriculum […]

  10. Join Us for the Georgia DEN Social Learning Summit/Virt Con!

    Georgia DEN Social Learning Summit/Virt Con Register here to  join us at the TELLUS science museum at I-75 Exit 293, Cartersville, Georgia as we collaborate and experience the Discovery Spring Virtual Social Learning Summit with colleagues who share our enthusiasm. Learn also about the DEN and what we have to offer to those of like […]

  11. Flip Your Classroom with Discovery Education

    What is the “flipped classroom”? The flipped classroom is when students view lectures and gain information at home for homework, and spend time interacting with the teacher, and practicing concepts in the classroom. This practice is called flipping the classroom because students spend time viewing lectures and taking notes for homework, and practicing concepts with […]

  12. DEAF STEM

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     DEAF Educational Access for Computational Science Are you looking for STEM resources to engage hearing impaired students? The Shodor Education Foundation has what you need to support all of your students in STEM curriculum content. Click here to view the Deaf Educational Access For Computational Science  (DEAF CS) website. Here you can view ASL annotated […]

  13. Qwiki Creator! Show What You Know!

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    Several months ago I created a post about a great site called Qwiki. Qwiki is a talking search engine that tells you about your searches. Back then I though Qwiki was great, but now I know Qwiki is going to revolutionize learning with Qwiki Creator! Soon you, and your students can show what you know […]

  14. Celebrate Art!

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    March is Youth Art Month!  Celebrate and teach your students about art using the over 526 videos and resources provided by Discovery Education. Teach students to think critically about what art is, learn about the contributions of past and present artists, and help them connect with their inner artist. The following are other sites that […]

  15. Engage Your Students in Black History

    Engage your students in the study of Black History by attending some of these informative museum sponsored events during Black History Month. View the Atlanta.net Civil Rights museums page (http://www.atlanta.net/civilrights/museums.html?ucid=P2011-004652) to find out where you and your students can see a replica of the Yates & Milton Drugstore which was one of Atlanta’s first black-owned […]

  16. Louder Than A Bomb

    The must see documentary Louder Than A Bomb premiers on the OWN Network tonight at 9:00 PM EST. The DVD will be released in March. This documentary chronicles the quest of four teen slam poetry teams to win the world’s largest teen poetry slam competition in the world. More than six hundred teens from sixty […]

  17. Games and STEM

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    Here is the next installment of  the Games and STEM series. These games and interactives highlight STEM concepts while engaging students in the learning process. I have organized them in categories by science content. These games are exciting and wonderful ways to supplement the science curriculum, provide another avenue for concept exploration for your students, […]

  18. Virtual Museum Exhibits with Discovery Streaming, Qwiki, Wikimedia, and Glogster

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                                                                                                                             View Canada Glog When my daughter was tasked with creating a virtual museum exhibit about Canada, I immediately seized upon the opportunity to introduce her to GlogsterEDU, her Discovery Student account, Qwiki, and Wikimedia commons. She completed her virtual museum exhibit organizer on Canada using pictures of landforms and an interactive population map from […]