Making It Real for Them: Literacy, Science and the Ticking Doomsday Clock

Our community of students (104 children) is reading The Giver together.  Twice a week, during advisory, each of the 5 teachers in the community read one chapter of the book and then discuss it with the class. Once every 2 weeks, the reading teacher reads an additional chapter in her class and discusses it.  She also …

Adventures in Google Classroomland: The First Assignment. Oh My.

To refresh your memory:  Adventures in Google Classroom Land: The Beginning And now... 11:53am, 9.24.15 As I write this, I'm sitting in my 5th period class, frustrated.  Not because the assignment is falling apart, but because the students can't get to the assignment so I can watch it fall apart. Week 2 of the great …

Adventures in Google Classroomland: The Beginning

This is the first post in what will organically grow into some sort of blogging monster, on my first year as a GClassroom user.  Enjoy the ride. I survived the first day with no visible bruises.   ___________________________________________ I decided back during the summer to use Classroom as my LMS this year after years of …

Educator vs Teacher: Leadership and Self-Perception in the 21st Century Classroom

I had a rather frustrating conversation with a friend this past week.  What was presented (after the fact) as a compliment on my skills and abilities as a teacher (I was sent a link about a science related event) was, according to this person, misinterpreted by me as an insult, as I responded to their …

Tech Review: Curiosity Stream

SCIENCE TEACHER ALERT!!!!! I am a big fan of adding video/audio media to lessons in the classroom.  This summer, I learned how to create learning stations that mix up the types of ways content on a particular topic could be presented and add things to learning in a way that is entertaining, thought provoking and …