It only takes a minute

To nurture civic engagement.  60 Second Civics is a great way to engage your students (and if your kids have earbuds, they could listen on the Chromebooks).  While I first posted this in 2009, I think it is worth a second look.  For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.

Who  doesn’t like polar bears?

Most of the students I see are fascinated by these beautiful creatures.  And here is a chance to connect your students to the place many polar bears call home.  The Tundra Connections are hosting a series of live webcasts (geared to different issues and grade levels) in October and November. Please click here for all […]

Going down in the mine..

Here’s another virtual field trip opportunity from Discovery Education.  On November 13, your class can visit a copper mine with the experts.  Along the way, there will be plenty of discussions about math and science and how it relates to these real world careers. Click here for all the details and registration information.

Wild science

Or at least Untamed Science- this site (geared for grade 6 and up) has a variety of quick science videos on a many of topics.  I’ve included their introduction  video below. For the complete post at TeachersFirst, please click here.  

Classroom Updates

Google rolled out a few changes to Classroom earlier this week. You can now Restrict students from posting and comments. Change the sorting order to last name. Have assignments marked as done (when there is no product to turn in). Download multiples assignments grades at once. Invite students based on groups. Show deleted items in your […]

Meet America’s Top Young Scientist

Last night, after an exciting, collaborative, and tense competition, Sahil Doshi won the coveted title of America’s Top Young Scientist. Along with the title, Sahil received a $25,000 prize and a trip to Costa Rica. You can see all the finalists’ entry videos and read their blog entries about the experience at Favorite the […]