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What Do You Want For Your Students?

What Do You Want For Your Students?

I had the privilege of spending the day in Miami with 70+ members of the district’s leadership team.  Curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, classroom teachers, and more dived right in to a discussion about what they want to see for their students.  I thought it would be fun (and funny) to share the products they developed

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DENSI 2012

Not sure what to say about this awesome Institute in Bozeman, Montana. Once again the DEN Discovery team out did themselves! The Florida DEN was well represented with veteran and new Star members! A few of us met prior to the start of DENSI2012 for an awesome day of Saddle and Paddle! Again Florida was

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Florida Regional Science Institute 2012!

“Making Science Come Alive in a Digital World” What a great start to the Florida Regional Science Institute 2012! A fantastic group of 38 Florida Educators have come together at UCF in Orlando. The theme for our 3 days together is “Making Science Come Alive in a Digital World”.  The Discovery team has once again

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Rainy Day Idea For Data Use

I want to credit Shelly Strickland, a school administrator in the Taylor County, Florida school system for passing on this idea to me. At her school, Strickland uses those unfortunate rainy day recesses to put some exciting Discovery Education content in front of her students. Instead of sitting around with nothing to do, her elementary

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Making PowerPoint More Powerful

PowerPoint has always been my presentation tool of choice.  I have explored many others and enjoy the different effects, but I always return to PowerPoint.  Being the “Grand Dame” of presentation tools, PowerPoint has been a tool a novice can use, but has also has many possibilities for the advanced user.  Many of the effects

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The Untethered Classroom

I was told it couldn’t be done – so of course I had to prove them wrong. Since last year when I received a class set of i-Pads through a grant that I participated in, I have wanted to be able to project my iPad and all of the apps that I have through my

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Mining Magnificent Minds

  Being a teacher means trying to help every child be successful in the classroom. However, ask yourself this question: What can teachers do to get the most out of their students? There are a lot of answers to this question such as differentiate instruction, use collaboration, conference with the student, make learning real and

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