Last week while I was in the middle school library, we were looking at the top books in circulation. I wasn’t surprised to see the Hunger Game series on the top ten list. Here is a lesson plan based on gender empowerment (and the Hunger Games) geared for grades 8-12. For the complete TeachersFirst post, […]
Last week I attended my first Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference in St. Charles, IL. Anne Truger, DEN Star and Past President of ICE did a fantastic job of recruiting DEN folks to present at this conference. These are some of the DEN Stars that presented at ICE: David Fisher (Florida), DENnis Grice (California), Tim Childers […]
Making things talk over lunch! While having lunch at WE Tech on Saturday, I asked Samantha Morra (you can follow her on SlideShare here) for her new favorite thing. She quickly shared the app ChatterPIX (it is for both IOS and Android) with me and then made a ChatterPix using a photo of the desserts […]
Now you can build structures without having to pick up the pieces. Visit Build With Chrome and create with various Legos. There is a tutorial to get you started. (For the complete post from TeachersFirst, pleaser click here)
Just a quick reminder to all of you interested in participating in Doodle4Google: Discovery Education will be livestreaming a visit to Google headquarters and time with the professional doodlers this Wednesday, March 5th at 1:00pm EST. You can register here and attend the live event from any computer with an internet connection. It might […]
DEN STAR Eileen Malick, a computer science instructor at Atlee High School, strives to bring authenticity into the classroom while using STEM. Malick believes that it is important for educators to gear their lesson plans and student understanding to events that are memorable and that will engage them. Malick discusses the importance of authenticity in […]
JASON has a new series on STEM careers- maybe one of these webinars would be perfect for your students. Click here to get the schedule for this year.
I was at WE Tech14 today and attended a Google Slides session with Jeff Bradbury from TeacherCast. I borrowed his idea to use Google slides as a comic strip. This one is embedded above (and if you would like to see it full screen, click here). Be sure to click on the slides to see […]
This is the first installment of a bi-weekly series “Working with Difficult Students”. This first post is a re-post of a post I wrote for the DENvice page on Facebook. It is about resources for classroom management, which includes information and resources that go beyond the usual classroom management strategies, and even includes specific information […]
The folks at Jason have another free webinar- this time with paleontologist Paul Gignac. Tune in here on Thursday, March 6 at 1:30.