What biome might this be? Who committed the crime in this mystery novel? What can you infer about this era in history from the artifacts found at an archeological dig? These are just a few of the ways in which the ability to infer is important in school. As a firm believer in using visual
“Creative, Entrepreneurial, and Global: 21st Century Education” As I was gearing up for the 2012 MassCUE Conference (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) held last week, I was reminded of last year’s keynote presentation that truly had an impact on me. Yong Zhao is a University Distinguished Professor at the College of Education, Michigan State University, where
Every year the Massachusetts Computer-Using Educators (MassCUE) conference provides many opportunities for learning and sharing among innovative, committed teachers, administrators, and technology specialists. This year was no exception! DEN Stars and Leadership Council members contributed to the conference’s success at every level. Joanne Najarian, MassCUE Board Member and DEN Star chaired the entire successful conference.
“There is nothing here to help me teach reading,” lamented a woman at a recent Discovery Education Day of Discovery in Connecticut. She said this to me after learning that I am a middle school reading specialist and very excited about Discovery resources. She taught struggling high school readers. While I empathize with this woman
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching so we need to start thinking of what special ways we can celebrate our mothers. When I think of Mother’s Day I think of all the women in my life who have had an influence of who I am today. I try and remember to send a little thank you
Class DoJo is a FREE real-time web 2.0 classroom management tool that helps teachers monitor and gather data on behaviors or attributes that are occurring in the classroom (or any setting, for that matter). In my district, several teachers are using this and loving what it has done to help set classroom and individual goals.
Several MA DEN members, along with some invited colleagues, were treated to a special event on April 10th. We gathered at Peter’s Blue Bunny Bookstore in Dedham, MA, to chat about his work, his journey, and his passion for all people, young or old, to “make their mark.” We also talked about technology and his
We had a wonderful afternoon at Champion High School in Brockton! Twelve teachers got together for a Glogster workshop and the room was a buzz with creative juices! As always Discovery was a big part of this event! Teachers were amazed with what they could do to present student work and research in such
Did you ever wonder if llamas really spit? How about what are ten strange holidays? Wonderopolis is a web site sponsored by Thinkfinity that poses questions like this accompanied by a picture or video and then text that answers the question. This would be a great way to add some novelty into a lesson, stimulate
At the recent New England Day of Discovery, I briefly met Greg Limperis from Lawrence. He has a lot to offer the DEN community, so I was thrilled to learn that he became a DEN Star. Thank you, Greg, for sharing a little about yourself, your experiences, and your interests. Greg writes: My name is