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. 16 Days left of my summer: eVocabulary projects

      I had the great fortune of attending the Common Core Conference at Discovery Communication HQ in Silver Spring, MD. This two-day workshop was full of seminars and networking with other teachers. One session was delivered by Rabecca Hart about using eVocabualry tools in the classroom. Here are her recommendations: (Thanks Rabecca!) Visit and create a […]

  2. 3M and Discovery Partner for STEM

    Go right now and click on this link.….DiscoveryEd has partnered with 3M to offer some fantastic lessons for STEM, called Science of Everyday Life. This is a new opportunity for teachers to find lessons, materials and give feedback. To sign up and review the materials visit this site: ………………………………. What a great way to share […]

  3. HodgePodge of Lodge

    If you have been to a Lodge McCammon workshop, then you will remember the laughter, fun and learning that took place. I too did this activity with students in my school and it was a blast. So now what else can you do with Lodge songs? Did you know they were a part of DiscoveryEducation […]

  4. GURU Webinar Resources

    First you must put the DE site on your home page on the iPad. Open Safari and go to the DE website. Click on the “send to” arrow right next to the URL and a new window will open. Choose ADD TO HOME SCREEN and a nice DE icon will be placed on your ipad […]

  5. Testing Time in PA

    Today is testing day in Pennsylvania. Our students have been prepared and the teachers are ready. This year the DOE required each teacher to complete a 45 minute webinar and quiz about the ethics of this PSSA test. I don’t mind, I did it and it was a good review of the procedures. As a […]

  6. Googlicious

    Take over 300 attendees, 27 presenters, 55 workshops and 0 pages of paper, put it together and you get a Google Summit at Charlottesville, Virginia, 2013. Dedicated to all things Google, the sessions covered topics from “Getting Started” to “Google Ninja”, there was something for everyone. There were also many DEN Stars presenting for the […]

  7. More from PETE&C

    If you want to make your students think and laugh at the same time, share with them. It is a weekly update of oddities found in textbooks. The comments are often as funny as the textbook print. Lance Rougeux shared this table for apps/sites and their use: . One of the fun activities on this page […]

  8. First #denchat Was Fun

    Thursdays at 8:00PM hop on to your Twitter account and search for the #denchat in the search bar. You will be pleasantly educated by some of the countries smartest, and most enthusiastic educators from the DEN! For the first chat the group asked questions, offered ideas and tweeted the location of their blog. The archive […]

  9. PETE&C Day of Discovery Pre-Con is Awesome!

    Taking a new twist on the day, the pre-conference was divided into sessions in the morning, an app slam at lunch and unconference in the afternoon. This was well received by the attendees, many of whom had never participated in an unconference before. Sessions included an augmented reality discussion about the following apps: Aurasma, iFunFace, Imag-n-o-tron, […]

  10. iPads Here We Come!

    Since last spring our district, Unionville-Chadds Ford, has been exploring BYOD vs. iPads in the classroom. We have debated different tablets, netbooks, and laptops, but have finally settled on using iPads in the middle school. This was a long debate and discussion with over 25 people involved. Recently our administrative team from district office and building visited […]

  11. What is in YOUR bag of Tech Tricks?

    Recently I read  some great posts on Tony Vincent’s webpage “Learning in Hand“. As I continued to click to different links it lead me to other pages and blogs he has created over the years. The post that struck me was his writing about what tech he uses and which devices he finds the most […]

  12. Free Student Handouts

    Most people are set for the first month of school. Review of material, setting the climate of the class and reminder of your rules. Here is a site, Student Handouts, that offers handouts, lesson ideas and more for most subjects and includes K-12. I thought it would be just a few black line masters, but […]

  13. Free History Poster

    Teaching History is giving away a poster for teachers. This colorful Historical Thinking Poster illustrates use of primary and secondary sources as if you are solving a mystery. This poster also includes questions students should ask when reading primary source documents. Tips for locating reliable secondary sources are also included in the double-sided poster. There […]

  14. Back to School Specials

    Image by mtsofan via Flickr While looking for some tutorials for Google, I noticed quite a few links to some great teaching information. The first one is for back to school discounts and specials for teachers from many stores. Watch your local paper for other deals and specials from Target as well. There are thousands […]

  15. Looking Back and Connecting

    Image by rmom352 via Flickr Even though most of us were not there at the DEN LC Symposium or the DEN Summer Institute, in Bentley University, we followed the discussions on various ways; Twitter, Edomodo, CoverItLive, Plurk and of course reading the blogs that were posted with tips, websites, videos and photos of the action. […]