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Discovery Education: Key to Virtual School Content

Discovery Education: Key to Virtual School Content

          I am presently building content for Clay Virtual Academy, a virtual school created by our county for students who need or desire a public school virtual environment. Next week, I have been asked to present to two other Florida counties how I accomplish this. When carefully considering all I do and

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

Florida Test C To Predict Student Proficiency On FCAT 2.0

Just a note for our partners in the “Sunshine State.” The Florida Department of Education has formally set the new FCAT 2.0 state assessment achievement level cut scores. Since the predictions made by Discovery Education interim benchmark assessments are based on these decisions the Florida Test C interim benchmark will be a predictive measure of

The Power of Creativity

Creativity is the most important trait that a person can possess. It allows you to create meaning, importance and curiosity. It is the essence of why and how children and adults learn. As teachers and schools evolve, they should be asking themselves, how are our schools enhancing our students’ and our teachers’ creativity, curiosity, and

Columbus Day

  Christopher Columbus Columbus Day will be celebrated October 10, 2011.  I like to begin my lesson on that day reading sections from a letter that Columbus wrote without letting the class know who it is from or that it is Columbus Day.  The letter is a primary document found at http://www.ushistory.org/documents/columbus.htm.  The letter tells

The Stars Came Out for the Discovery Back to School Night

Discovery Stars and DEN members interested in becoming a Star were shining at the Teacher Training Center in Fleming Island, Florida, Tuesday, August 16.  Over thirty DEN members from three counties met with Kyle Schutt, Manager for Discovery Educator Network, along with Leadership Council Members Trudi Lawson, Janet Hallstrom, Cheryl Woolwine, and Carol Papuga. Cheryl,

Web 2.0 – Cool Tools for Schools

This is my first LC blog post after being trained tonight =) but could not wait to tell all about this great site.  Web 2.0 – Cool Tools for Schools is from wikispaces, but has anything and everything you need for presentations, resources….everything 2.0 you can use.  The url is http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Presentation%20Tools.  Check it out to

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