While in Sue Henry’s class this week, we ended with 2 short games of Kahoot! When the students wanted to play again, we gave them an option: if they wrote the question, we would play again. Each third grader wrote a sample of 3 sentence types. After collecting the papers (think of them as exit […]
I love using a thesaurus- and while Google Docs has this feature (tools-dictionary- then look for synonyms), when I pasted my new word in, the font would not match my existing text. Today (while reading the Google Gooru), I found the answer to my issue. The remove formatting key( in the toolbar- click on More […]
Another great opportunity for your high school students to get the inside story on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur! Join Discovery Education, Chobani Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya and other leading entrepreneurs on January 14 at 1PM ET for an exclusive discussion on what it means to be an entrepreneur, and how […]
You’ve probably just noticed: we have a new design and more features on our Student Blog! We loved our original blog, but your interests and activities are so varied, we thought we needed to provide more areas for communication, collaboration, and creativity. So we’ve repainted the walls, added in some new wiring, and given it an […]
Just got this email this morning- the Hour of Code is December 8-15! Next week, participate in the Hour of Code by following a coding curriculum with your students created by teacher Alexandra Vlachakis and student Ty Simpson of Sandy Creek High School in Georgia. Designed to familiarize students with JAVA, a language that is […]
As an educator the hardest part is staying current. We need to stay current on pedagogical best practices, content updates as brain research as it relates to our students and profession. For STEM teachers they also need to stay current on workforce trends. One of the best ways to do that is to utilize STEM […]
Collapus: Energy Risk Conspiracy- this online game explores ( in a variety of media) the worldwide energy crisis. This is geared for 8th grade and above. For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.
Here’s an interesting site on the story of the internet. Geared for high school students, it includes personal stories of the players involved. For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.
Saw Wesley Fryer’s tweet this morning from the Google Apps for Education summit in Texas. One of the speakers (Ken Shelton) mentioned WordShift (and it reminded me of this old post). This is a twist on the traditional word cloud. Yes, it makes the most common words larger- yet you can highlight words by topics, […]
This morning I presented before school for some of the newer teachers at Wilson. Below is my presentation.