Maker-First Steps in Electronics-Light guided rotating and moving plastic container

. . Light guided rotating and moving plastic container In previous Maker tutorials WE were using LEDs and vibration motors, WE will continue with it […]

Adventures in #realworldPBL: The Field Trip

Standard 3-part story-driven post: 1) what it is, 2) what it looks like in a school, 3) how to do it in your school The […]

My students are taking ownership of the NGSS - Part 1: The Practices

Image source: http://www.slideshare.net/nashworld/ngss-workshop-2013-2  In a recent conversation with a group of colleagues, I was surprised to hear comments such as:"I teach science, this NGSS are just […]

My students are taking ownership of the NGSS - Part 2: The Crosscutting Concepts

In a previous post, I talked about how my students have taken ownership of the Science and Engineering Practices by identifying the practices and making […]

Three ways to display student work

We all know the importance of displaying student work. Displaying student work send the message that the teachers and community values the work they do. […]

Is it cross-curricular?

Image: http://www.idiagram.com/ideas/knowledge_integration.html I was in a PD the other day, and we were asked to provide examples of units that were cross-curricular. A couple of teachers […]

Appsmash: Google cardboard +Tinkercad+Sketchfab

I am going to be totally honest here. When I first heard about Google Cardboard I figured that this was not for me. What could […]

PBL - Project Management Made Easier with Trello

A while back I posted some ideas on how to keep the students on track during a PBL run (PBL - Avoiding the pitfalls of […]

PBL Toolkit

What do you do when your administrator asks you to show your colleagues how to develop and run PBL projects? Once the meltdown is over, […]

Student AppSmash - A PBL success story

https://goo.gl/Gni2Bl Many of you may have experienced that gut wrenching moment where, before the students have even begun to understand what the PBL experience they […]

Pokemon Go in the classroom?

As I look around my neighborhood today, I cannot help but notice the bands of kids and teenagers walking around looking at their phones. Yes, […]

Web Tools to explore before the summer ends

Summer is coming to an end. As you start getting your teacher hat back on, and dreaming about your "perfect" classroom, you may want to […]

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