Posts By Pamela Skelly

About Pamela Skelly

I work at EASTCONN, a regional education service center in northeastern Connecticut. Most of my work over the last 20 years has been integrating technology into education. The topic taps into my love of math and logic, as well as a general interest in content and speciality topics. Professionally, I have been teaching students, grades preK-adult, since 1978.

  1. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    On Monday, October 18th schools across the country will be celebrating 50 days until the 50th anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the far northeastern corner of Alaska by flying kites (mark your calendar for the Refuge’s anniversary on December 6th!). And they would love to have your students be a part of […]

  2. August 21st Reminder: Staples Appreciation Day

    Connecticut Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Leadership Council members will be at the Vernon and Wallingford Staples stores in CT on their Teacher Appreciation Day from 9 AM to 11AM. We will be there to inform teachers about Discovery Education services and the DEN STAR programs. The Vernon store is located at 35 Talcottville Road and […]

  3. Edmodo: Classroom Social Network

    Edmodo is a FREE, safe and secure social networking site designed specifically for education. Teachers can share ideas, files and assignments. Once you have an account, you can create groups for both classroom and professional needs. Edmodo provides tools for grading and polling. Teachers can also share resources in their library. Teachers have control over […]

  4. Summer Reading & Technology

    Connecticut Reads 2010: The Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge journal accompanies the summer reading list that students have brought home. As educators, we hold literacy in the greatest regard, encouraging everyone to find joy in reading. Kindles and other eBook Readers (some reviewed on TopTenReviews) are now used in some schools and homes. How will this […]

  5. Rumsey Historical Maps with Google Earth

    Google Earth is a sophisticated imaging tool that can be used quite powerfully when teaching history. The visual perspective can illuminate a viewpoint not easy to convey through words. Maureen Festi shared how to use the Rumsey Historical Maps in Google Earth at the April 27th Teaching American History session. David Rumsey has made his […]

  6. MASS Day of Discovery on May 22

    Connecticut wants to support our neighbors in Massachusetts on their Day of Discovery on May 22, 2010. Specifically for New England educators, this exciting and interactive day of professional development will highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate curriculum using 21st century digital resources. The day is from 9:00-3:30 at Xavierian Brothers High School […]

  7. Round & Round: Seasons and Cycles

    Sunny and 70 degrees — Spring Fever! This time of year I love my World Sunlight Map gadget on my iGoogle homepage. For a similar image at die.net is the World Sunlight Map mercador projection. “Watch the sun rise and set all over the world on this real-time, computer-generated illustration of the earth’s patterns of […]

  8. PBS Teachers Innovation Awards: Ends March 12

    I wanted to share the following email and link I received from PBS teachers. Quick deadline, but good rewards for winners! “Dear PBS Teacher, PBS Teachers salutes you and your colleagues for your limitless creativity, endless enthusiasm and ongoing innovation in the classroom. It is YOUR inventive thinking that continuously fuels, inspires and engages young […]

  9. Amistad in Connecticut: Black History Month

    Black History Month in Connecticut should be noted, especially since our state was the location for some key events of the Amistad incident. A short summary of the events from the Connecticut’s Amistad Trail description at VisitConnecticut.com follows: “In 1839, 53 Africans who were bound for slavery in Cuba aboard the ship Amistad took over […]

  10. Animal Web Cams

    How do you catch a glimpse of the fastest creature on earth?  Go online!  “Raptors in the City” is a real-time, inquiry-based science and technology program that stars the peregrine falcon.” Falcon nesting season starts at the end of February. I received the above message in my email today and it reminded me that I […]

  11. SCIcon on January 9th

    Save this date: Saturday, January 9, 2010 The Connecticut DEN Leadership Council is planning to host our first event on January 9th from 9am to 4pm. This is the time that the DEN’s SCIcon virtual conference will take place. We want to invite DE teachers from Connecticut to meet together and share at one location. […]

  12. Entertaining Estimation

    I suspect one reason students test poorly in estimation is because students have ready access to calculators, estimating skills are less important in their daily life. An accurate estimate provides feedback to students on how reasonable their answer is. Most students probably think estimation is just another skill to be tested so we need to […]

  13. CCSU Veterans History Project

    Sunday’s Hartford Courant had a timely story about the Veterans History Project at Central Connecticut State University. The article highlighted how the project provided one man with information that lead to a meeting with his late father’s shipmate. Check out the full article. The Veteran’s History Project has videos of interviews with veterans and other […]