How can you utilize the game “Pokemon Go” in your classroom in a meaningful way? Student excitement about this game can be easily harnessed to support all kinds of fun and pedagogically-sound lessons and activities! Before we start, and if you have not yet played the game, there are some vocabulary words you might need.
Whisked away from DENSI 2015 at American University in Washington DC to Intermediate Unit 21 in Schnecksville PA, and then back to DC for the DENmazing Race from 7–9 PM–all in a day’s work for Illinois native Steve Dembo. Co-author of Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching. Father of 2 children.
The link to have. DS 4 YT: Abbreviated. Simple. Creative. Moments. Footage? Stills? Both. “It’s not where you take things from; its where you take them to.” Steve’s Prezi. .
In 1851, a former slave became a luminary of the women’s rights movement. Sojourner Truth, born Isabella Baumfree, delivered an impassioned speech later titled “Ain’t I a Woman?” that questioned society’s out-of-kilter view and treatment of women. In her day, there was no Women’s History Month, but instead a tireless, year-round fight against injustice. As
My name is Conni Mulligan and I have been part of the Discovery Educator Network since 2005 when the service was called United Streaming. Shortly after applying to become a STAR educator, I inquired about why North and South Carolina were combined on the DEN Leadership Council Blog instead of being separate states. Well, long story
The Fantastic Ferrets are an amazing group of fifth graders that I was privileged enough to work with this year. Their enthusiasm, work ethic, and need to make the world a better place exhausted, overwhelmed and exhilarated me. When I thought the year was beginning to wind down, I couldn’t have been more wrong. They
Wow! What a day of learning, fun, and collaboration! Were you there? Did you miss it? Either way, here is a quick recap in pictures of what a great day it was: By the way, if you missed our New England Day of Discovery in Natick, MA this past Saturday, we still want to provide you with a
Many of you may have realized, to your chagrin, that the Xtranormal site has been shut down as of July 31st. I searched for alternatives and found Digital Films . I have only been playing around with it for a few hours, but have not noticed a feature that allows characters to speak typed text
The Common Core Standards address the “4 C’s”of 21st Century skills: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity. They also address Speaking Skills. I found some great Presentation Rubrics created by the Buck Institute (BIE.org), a leader in the PBL (Project Based Learning) field. Note that these rubrics address the speaking and presentation elements and not the
If you enjoyed Planet Earth, Life, and Frozen Planet get ready for this new series from the Discovery Channel by engaging your students with a number of opportunities from Discovery Education. Take advantage of the special CD/DVD just for STAR Discovery Educators that includes an episode of North America and several songs from the soundtrack. See Chad’s Teacher