PhotoTool for iPads/phones

Want an easy way to create with photos?  Consider  Pixlr Express.  You can create collages, modify images, and add text.  Please click here for a blog post from Free Technology for Teachers (while this indicates the Plus product- I couldn’t find it yet in the App Store).  Below is a sample I created with some […]

What type of sentence am I?

  This is a rhetorical.  But for younger students dealing with the four sentence types, you might want to visit The Ed Files for sentence descriptions as well as a short quiz.  I think I would use this in stations, on a whiteboard, and then perhaps have the students write their own examples.  You can […]

Google Classroom versus Edmodo

Since Google Classroom rolled out the end of last month, I’ve been getting emails asking about it and edmodo. Both allow you to share (files, links, etc) with students, allowing for conversations,  and are easy to access (via apps and extensions) and seem to work on all devices. But there are differences.  I think some […]

Epic Story Launches Next Week!

Just for students: Epic Story is a challenge that invites you Pick One, Hear One, and Tell One! Make your voice heard in the Pick One phase (opening on September 8th) when you vote for your favorite Science Channel clip. Clips in the running feature bugs, science, and the universe. The Producer of the most […]

Ok, now what did I do?

Hi, Recently I opened Discovery Ed to find my Star was gone….  Have you tried living without your star?  Now that you know all of the things that go with it?  All the great lesson ideas, the comradery, and the fun summer institute.  YOU don’t want to go back to teaching the old way.  Martha […]

#DENbdays – September 2014

September #DENbdays 2014 The DEN (Discovery Educator Network) would like to send best wishes to our DEN stars that are celebrating birthdays this month. During August let’s send some #DENLove to these DENfriends.  Happy #DENbday September wishes to: September 2nd – Chris Prout, MI, @techiebreaker September 7th - Patti Harju, MI, @scout7 September 8th - Jennifer Kraft, […]

Psst: how’s school?

How’s your new school year going? Have some teachers that are inspiring? Excited for a particular class that you finally get to take? Is your lunch period crowded? Did you finally get a locker? Tell us how it’s going in the Comments section. We’ve missed hearing from you over the summer. Let’s get the conversation […]


Greetings!! Today I taught the students the 3 different types of variables: Controlled, Independent, and Dependent. First, we took notes writing the definition of each variable. I found a really great FREE Teachers pay Teachers(TPT) PowerPoint that explained what Independent and Dependent Variables are, so I used that to guide my instruction. (Due to copyright […]