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Discovery Atlas

January 31st, 2015 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

Lively Lessons  Discovery Atlas Interactive Map – DEN Blog NetworkHere is a blog post from last week about the Interactive Atlas in Discovery Education. Just login to your Discovery account and type atlas in the keyword search and it will at the top of the list.  The blog post has several ideas on how to use the atlas with your students.  It is much more than a map!


Lord of the Flies (and real fighting flies)

January 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts

Text to Text   ‘Lord of the Flies’ and ‘A Fight Club for Flies’   NYTimes.comIf your students read Lord of the Flies, you might want to explore this lesson from the NY Times Learning Network which pairs the novel witan informational text on a fight club for flies.  Please click here for the link.


EdTech NJ Presentation

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments · Professional Development

I am presenting at EdTech NJ tomorrow- here’s the presentation.  For step by step directions, click here.



Darwin – stage by stage

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments · Content - Science

darwj d222Darwin, a naturalist’s voyage around the world, is an interactive view of Darwin’s monumental trip. This would be a great tool for whole group instruction using a projector or maybe a station for smaller groups.

For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.