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So how have things changed..

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Science

yloeDuring you time on earth?  The BBC has the answer with Your LIfe on Earth.  Enter a few numbers and begin. See how the environment has changed, how many times your heart has beaten and more! For the complete post on Free Technology for Teachers, please click here.




PBL and Zombies!

October 30th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Science


Here is an interesting blog post on Project Based Learning and Zombies! This was written by a middle school teacher and includes rubrics and classroom suggestions.


DE and the (Virtual) World

October 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Content - Science

Today I had the chance to participate in a DE Turnda Connection event (with a group of K-1 students at Wilson).  We all learned about the polar bears- everything from their great sense of smell, the number of cubs, and their shrinking habitats).  Next week is Polar Bear week (click here for the sessions). Be sure to connect on twitter (it was great to get responses to our comments) using the #tundraconnections hashtag.  In the same school, students participated in the DE event live from the White House kitchen!


RWT and Acrostic Poems

October 29th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts


I love RWT.

ReadWriteThink had got to be one of my favorite sites!  Not only do they have wonderful interactives- but then there are all the lesson plans ( divided by grade!).  Here’s one I just saw on Twitter-

Use the Acrostic Poems interactive to celebrate the National Day on Writing with a poem  #WriteMyCommunity