Posts By Aaron Slutsky

  1. Dr. Lodge McCammon Songs are Here!

    Dr. Lodge McCammon is a Specialist in Curriculum and Contemporary Media at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.  We just added 27 of Lodge’s phenomenal songs to Discovery Education Canada STREAMING library of resources. His work in education began in 2003 at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he taught Civics and AP […]

  2. 21st Century Schools

    If you read anything about education and technology, you will hear the term 21st century skills.  21st century schools are being built.  Classrooms are being fitted with 21st century tools. But what does it really mean? I recently found a great site by Apple called Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow-Today, or ACOT2.  The site outlines what […]

  3. NASA Do It Yourself Podcasts

    If you ever wanted to interview an astronaut, you need to check out NASA Do It Yourself Podcasts. NASA is providing video and audio clips and encouraging students to remix their own podcasts. Right now, students can create podcasts on Lab Safety, Newton’s Laws, and Spacesuits. NASA also publishes a blog devoted to these podcasts.

  4. Abraham Lincoln

    “I view [education] as the most important subject which we as people can be engaged in.” –Abraham Lincoln February 12th will mark Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday.  On lincolnbicentennial.gov, you can find out about the plans for celebrations all over the country.  I didn’t see any celebration planned in North Carolina, but that doesn’t mean you […]

  5. Make-a-flake

    My daughter loves cutting paper. One day, I showed her how to make snowflakes. She had a ball. My daughter hates cleaning up. I cannot begin to tell you how much little snips of paper were on the floor. Luckily, my daughter also loves to “work” on the computer. Next time she wants to make […]

  6. Where the Wild Things Are

    In 1963 Maurice Sendak published Where the Wild Things Are.  A story of Max, who is sent to his room without supper.  In his room, Max’s imagination takes over and he journeys to the land of the Wild Things.  It has been a beloved children’s book ever since. Discovery Education Streaming has the Where the […]

  7. Can you help me pick a science fair project?

    From Janice VanCleave’s Guide to the Best Science Fair Projects, Janice VanCleave (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997) I can’t begin to count the number of times I have heard this question.  If you are like me, let me introduce you to Science Buddies http://www.sciencebuddies.org  This website has over 700 science fair projects, but it is […]