Posts By Emily Mann

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. Mobile Learning Everywhere

    We will be further updating you with reactions, exciting finds, and wonderful happenings from the AZ K12 Center Mobile Learning Conference through the week, but you can easily explore what was going on by visiting the Mobile Learning experience Posterous or Twitter pages. Tony Vincent created an easy blogging platform for all attendees to contribute […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. Schools Going Mobile, Trend Tracking and AUPs

    Reposted from Elliot Soloway, soloway@umich.edu ISTE SIGML (Special Interest Group, Mobile Learning) We told you so!! Mobile learning in the U.S. – at least – is at “the tipping point.” Based on surveying over 300,000 parents, teachers, and students, Project Tomorrow’s CEO, Julie Evans, has issued a report that documents the dramatic acceleration of the […]

  11. Blast to your past with html5

     Chrome Experiments of fun with html5 are meant to show off the clean and fast beauty of the new code.  Of  course Google wants you to see it in Chrome for full effect, and I would encourage that as Chrome is an easy and responsive browser, you try it out. The Wilderness Downtown is a […]

  12. AudioBooks for You and Your Classroom

    I use Audiobooks and Podcasts to get through all my mundane tasks and roadtrips.  I use them in the classroom as a center.  They are great to put on your classroom computers and create an easily navigated listening lab.  Many of these accompany their books with the pdf so students can read along. While I […]

  13. Google Treks

    Have you ever wanted to use Google Earth to follow a Lit Trip, visit an area, or share information and the program is not installed? Or tried to teach (or learn) place marking and other features of Google Earth and found the learning curve a bit steep? Dr. Alice Christie suggests you explore an application […]

  14. Your Invitation to a Geocaching Happy Hour in Tucson

    Tucson teachers (STARs and those soon-to-be) will be learning about the happy hunting fun of Geocaching from 4:30-7:30 on April 22nd.  Please fill out this quick form to join us at La Placita Village.Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache anywhere in the world, pinpoint its location […]

  15. The King of Creativity Today

     An extremely endearing and charming speaker and idea man.  Please don’t miss this interview and any other chance you have to enjoy the company of Sir Ken Robinson’s creativity.  From Steve Hargadon http://www.stevehargadon.com/2010/03/live-and-interactive-with-sir-ken.html Live and Interactive with Sir Ken Robinson Join me for a live and interactive interview with Sir Ken Robinson, author of The Element:  How Finding […]

  16. Tucson's Discover the Undiscovered: AZ Administrator's Pathways – Day of Discovery

    Big thanks to IDEAL & Dept of Ed, Discovery, CCS Presentation Systems, Polycom,  Lindsay Hopkins (Discovery Rep), and all the many who helped coordinate and get this event happening. The Tucson event was hosted by the generous people of CCS Presentation Systems, who not only had a LifeSize screen to show the morning speakers, but […]

  17. Webinars are Rolling

    Webinars to introduce the new Face of Discovery are rolling.  Please check on the schedule often and join us.  Justin did a great presentation today and the changes are very exciting and thoughtful.  I love that the Discovery presenters are so generous with the resources and presentations they create.  Check the right sidebar here to […]

  18. More on Tucson Geocaching

    As the National Geocaching event approaches, I post this video of the fun had in Tucson during our DEN day of educational geocaching so as to share the fun.  Join us! Two notes: 1.  I love the Media Share capabilities in the DEN. I love that it has so much storage. I love that so […]

  19. Tucson STARs go Geocaching at the Zoo

    SlideShow Digital Story made on PhotoPeach Tucson teachers got a wonderful introduction to Geocaching with the DEN STARs from the Statewide Instructional Technology Project on Saturday. Allen Swanson, a hard-core geocaching enthusiast, and Emily Mann led teachers through the DEN and its great resources and landed on the fabulous postings about Geocaching already in the […]

  20. Geocaching with the STARs May 16th

    Hey Tucsonans!  We have a great event and day for you! – To the rest of Arizona: let us know and we can bring this fun experience your way. On May 16th we will be introducing educators to educational geocaching and all the great resources in Discovery that deepen the lesson. We will be meeting […]