Coding! Coding! Coding! It is the latest “Buzz” word in education. I prefer the term programming, its more accurate but I will save that for
Garrett Brown, inventor of the Steadicam said “I was a better inventor then I was cameraman and director”. BINGO! Here was the perfect example that STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math occur fluidly and naturally within all disciplines, not separately.
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Looking for lesson ideas to get your kids outside and learning? Give the FREE app Leafsnap a try! Developed by Columbia University, University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Leafsnap is an interactive electronic field guide that will have your students identifying trees in no time. Easy to use, open the app and snap a leaf from a tree. Based on the leaf outline, the app makes a suggestion as to what type of tree this could be.
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March, Womens’ History Month, comes to a close. As we start to say goodby to March isn’t it only appropriate that today is opening day of another exciting baseball season and the countless times “Take Me Out To the Ballgame” will be sung this year? Why you ask? Well, back in 1908 when Katie Casey’s beau asked her to go to a play, which he assumed a women would enjoy attending, she responded with “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”.
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The Winter Olympics is a great reminder that we are all global citizens. Beginning Thursday, February 8, 2018, the Winter Olympics provides a great jumping point to integrate real world events into your curriculum no matter the subject area. Following are classroom ideas and resources that can integrate within your curriculum.
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The way I see it, one of the biggest advantage of Makerspaces is that is provides an open ended space where students can design a solution to a real life teachable moment. There is no way to anticipate what that teachable moment will be. That is why Makerspaces are perfect. Students desperately need Makerspaces, teachable spaces that can answer those teachable moments, where the solution requires ingenuity and creativity. (Click on continue reading)