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iMake iLearn: Sphero Me Some Fun and Learning

iMake iLearn: Sphero Me Some Fun and Learning

This week our three 2.0 Spheros arrived.  What is a Sphero you say?  It is a programmable ball and so much more.  After looking at many different options to introduce robotics and coding into our SP Design Lab, I learned about the Sphero. Several great posts have already been done by Erin Klein and the Nerdy Teacher which made me realize

Featured Board: Math Concepts

Teachers want students to understand concepts and be able to explain their learning. Sure, there’s always a test or report a student could create, but what about a multimedia board sharing what they’ve learned? This week’s Discovery Education Board Builder Featured Board does just that. Take a look at the screen shot below of a

JOIN TONIGHT! “Standards for Mathematical Practice: They’re Not Just for Students!”

FREE PD Virtual Event: Standards for Mathematical Practice: They’re Not Just for Students! This session will examine the mathematical practices in classroom tasks with an emphasis on how teachers can use the practices to deepen our own content knowledge and to improve our instruction. Example tasks will span K-12. Presented by: Christopher Danielson Normandale Community

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August 2013: iMovie Movie Trailers across the content areas

I have finally had time to work with iMovie movie trailers on the iPad, and it is so much fun! A movie trailer is a perfect summarizing activity.  It can also act as a “teaser” as an introduction to a presentation or student paper. A movie trailer can readily showcase the acquisition of knowledge of

Meet Marco: An Amazing Educator With An Amazing Resource

Last week I was in Albuquerque Public Schools working with a group of high school students who are members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee (SAC). Each of the 18 SAC members invited a teacher to attend a day of learning and professional development focused on Discovery Education. We spent the day with the teachers

Grid Overlay

Here is an idea for students to practice measuring angles or finding slope all around them.  Have students take pictures with various angled lines. Save the grid overlay here. On a Mac: Video how to    Result: On a PC:  Video How to (bad sound you may want to mute) and result:    

High Definition Hall Davidson

They’re Coming from the Cloud and They’re There to Help: The New Digital

Hall Davidson, Distinguished Lecturer and an amazing tech guru began his presentation by defining terms because they define us. Early “stuff” existed in itself, like floppy disks, CD Roms, flashdrives, a wired network but then progress. Now we can deliver that same information because we have more devices that move around, wirelessly. Wi-Fi and mobile