Author Archives: Emily Mann

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Gulf Spill Investigations & Our Effect on the Systems we Live in

Gulf Spill Investigations & Our Effect on the Systems we Live in

In the case that you did not know about Jeff Corwin’s webinar on the Horizon disaster last year, please check your schedule for a 10 o’clock slot this Tuesday, April 19th. (register here) At Agua Caliente Elementary School in the Tanque Verde School District in Northeast Tucson, the fifth grade will come together to discuss

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Squish Circuits: Teaching Electricity with Play-dough

Science Teachers!  Classroom Teachers!  Wouldn’t your students love this! 4 Minute Video Demonstration with AnnMarie Thomas From TED In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties — by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into

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It Gives You Shivers Of Inspiration and Appreciation!

If you have not been a reviewer for the AzTEA Innovation Awards, you must take the next opportunity.  AzTEA received nearly thirty nominations for truly-deserving leaders from all around the state.  It is a inspiring, complete pleasure to read the praise colleagues have for their valued co-workers. The Qwest/AzTEA Innovative Classroom Awards received over seventy-five

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Thank you Outstanding Arizona Educators, Administrators and Supporters!

AzTEA Innovative Leaders Awards These are the people who are recognized as Innovative Leaders and agents of progressive change in the education of Arizona’s students.  Thank you for everything you do! Teacher of the Year Gabriel Carrillo Walker Butte K-8 Florence USD Administrator of the Year Cherryl Paul Sierra Verde STEM Deer Valley USD Technology

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Standing Ovation for Arizona AzTEA Teacher of the Year Gabriel Carrillo

Gabriel Carrillo is AzTEA’s teacher of the year with good reason and the organization is proud to nominate him for ISTE’s Outstanding Teacher award. Of this, Carrillo says, “That’s my Christmas bonus right there.” (TriValley Central) From TriValley Central AzTEA teacher of the year says he is ” Just Doing My Job” Carrillo was cited

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Qwest/AzTEA Innovative Classroom Grant Winners Shine Bright in a Field Excellence

Seventy-Five Applications were received this year.  Thirteen projects were funded by Qwest’s generous donation of $100,000 to AzTEA. The projects created by the award recipients are distinguished because of their strong foundation in the characteristics of project-based learning, solidly defined SMART goals, community connections, and an emphasis of putting students at the center of the

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Delicious is Officially Dead

Please see Wes Fryers’ post Delicious Social Bookmarks Going Away –What Shall We Do? Reposted from Cool Cat Vicki Davis Now, Delicious is officially dying as yahoo pulls the plug for good. The good news is that you can go into Diigo and import your delicious bookmarks. You can also have it save to delicious

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Redesigned EDSITEment Launches on Verizon Thinkfinity

Communication Package from Verizon Thinkfinity Verizon Thinkfinity and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announce a completely updated EDSITEment website designed to immerse educators, families and students in the world of humanities. Use primary resources with students to delve into Arts and Culture, Literature and Language Arts, History and Social Studies and Foreign Languages

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Congratulations Qwest Grant Winners!

Qwest/AzTEA Mini-Grants Wow! What outstanding and innovative educators we have in our Arizona classrooms. Teachers engaging students in creative and self-directed learning with technology that deepens and give more meaning to their studies. iPads, iTouches, laptops, video editing software, eBooks, DNA sequencing equipment and more have been funded by the generocity of Qwest’s Teachers and Technology

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