Posts By Robin Martin

About Robin Martin

Middle school computer lab teacher and adjunct professior for Wilkes University technology courses. Member of PA LC council for 5 years along with PA blog team.

  1. Sounds of Nature IN Your Classroom

    Have you ever used sound effects in your classroom? There are so many different sites you can use to locate specific sounds to enhance a lesson. Below are two fantastic examples. One from http://www.naturesoundmap.com/ and the other is of course from the DiscoveryEducation media library. Use these sounds: -when students enter your room to get their attention […]

  2. Huzzzah!

    Hear Ye Hear Ye all lads and ladies of the shire and beyond. You have missed the celebration of the NC DEN Ren14. Where were you? This was the most whimsical, thematic Discovery Day ever. The fun festivities began with the game show “Family Feudalism” which set the tone for the day of learning. This […]

  3. March is Women’s History Month

    Women’s History Month has been celebrated since the 1980′s in honor of those that cleared a path for today’s young women.  Traditionally history has highlighted only a few women of our past including Susan B. Anthony, Marie Curie, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sally Ride, Sandra Day O’Connor, first ladies and a few others. Bringing more attention […]

  4. Reducing Paper

    Ever since we have implemented portable devices and carts in our middle school, the paper and toner budget has exploded. For a school grades 6-8 with 1100 students, we use over 380 cases of paper and over $12,000 in toner. It would have been higher, but our principal stopped purchasing toner at the end of […]

  5. PETE&C Lives Up to Expectations

    Each February educators from PA, MD, DE, NJ and more descend upon the “Sweetest Place On Earth” – Hershey,PA for the annual PETE&C conference. This showcase of exemplar integration lessons, products and ideas inspires hundreds of folks to try something new at their home district. From keynotes to informal conversations at the fireplace, teachers gathered to […]

  6. First Day of School Ideas!

    Try something new for the start of school this year. Here are some suggested activities form some leaders in education. There are suggestions about seating assignments as well as thoughts for making new students feel at home in your room. Robert Byrne: http://bit.ly/13JIv6T Tom Barrett – 36 Ways to get to know your class better: http://bit.ly/14Bkvsx Edudemic […]

  7. 5 Days Remaining: Augmented Reality for Newbies :)

    Wikipedia explains augmented reality as “…a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data…..in which the view of reality or real life is digitally modified” Think of this as if you are looking at a flower and someone places a transparency […]

  8. 14 Days Remain: Don’t forget to write! (Edmodo)

    I would classify Edmodo as an online communication tool for a group of people. That group can be teachers, teacher/students/parents, a social group, grade level or department. Using Edmodo can be a substitute for a face-to-face meeting or eliminate off task activity. As a part of DiscoveryEducation Network, I have used Edmodo in our Summer […]