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October 25, 2017

Flipgrid is definitely one of my new web tool obsessions for the classroom! It is so engaging for ALL students and you can create a free account. So what exactly is Flipgrid? How can you use it in your classroom? Let me share some info about my new edtech love!

What is Flipgrid?

Flipgrid is a platform...

January 22, 2017

As I said in a previous blog Fractions in Third Grade, fractions are an abstract concept. I always start with concrete learning so that students can start to explore concepts and build learning through their own discoveries rather than teacher-driven instruction. 

At this point in the third grade lea...

December 2, 2016

The moment students groan when a lesson is over and beg for more time makes my heart happy. Today interest was piqued and the students were invested in their learning of Maryland geography. I couldn’t be happier because I know when I was in elementary school I groaned at the thought of starting a ge...

November 20, 2016

I am writing a quick post about a program I just came across during my weekly listen to the Science Friday podcast (also broadcast on NPR at 2:00pm every Friday). If you don’t listen to Science Friday I highly recommend it. The topics are wide ranging but essentially there is something for everyone....

October 12, 2016

When my students leave school on the Friday afternoon of the very first week, I want each child to want to return to school on Monday. I want my students to feel energized and excited about the upcoming year of learning that will happen in our classroom. My goal is for my students to feel safe and c...

October 10, 2016

I just wanted to take a moment to write a post about some of the electronics resources we will use throughout our science experiments and projects for the classroom. Everything we use is available to the general public and more often than not, we will include links to purchase the exact same materia...

October 3, 2016

Every educator is always looking for great ways to improve their classrooms and create an amazing learning environment for their students. Everyone knows about Pinterest, TeachersPayTeachers and many other forums. Another fantastic resource for DIY projects, especially electronics, is Instructables....

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