Diversity 101

This article isn’t about skin color or national origin. This article isn’t about religious beliefs or social norms.  This article is about the two people in my group of 155 who I think about every single day because they are so very different from every other student in my group. J. arrived in the U.S….

There must be 50 ways to use your Twitter…

ok, sorry Paul Simon, I had to go there… Things are rolling along nicely in my classes this year!  My 7th graders are excited about being able to use their devices to learn science and my 8th graders are actually teaching ME new ways to get those devices to do interesting things. Let’s take Twitter…

Why we need more visual texts in our teaching and learning

Lovingly borrowed from Mr. G Online Good Stuff for visual learners!! Found this fantastic infographic touting the success of infographics. Reading it ( or more correctly, viewing it) immediately focused my thoughts on the use of visual texts in classrooms today. Click on the screenshot above to view the animated, interactive info graphic that presents  13 reasons why we…