Posts filed under ‘Creativity’

Getting started with notebooks in science

The Common Core hits science, aaarrrrggghhhh…. or is it (shhh) not so bad? 

Continue Reading August 30, 2014 at 10:31 AM Leave a comment

Improv All Kinds of Classrooms

Improv ideas for all kinds of classrooms, especially science. Have fun yourself, relax a little and enjoy a smorgasbord of improv games to add to the start of your year.

Continue Reading August 13, 2014 at 7:21 AM Leave a comment

Animal Voice Over Film Festival

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The latest project about to launch in 7th grade science, hitting concepts in animal behavior and natural selection as well as quite a few ELA CC standards. Animal stalking and film making, creative script writing skills included as well as hopefully, hilariousness.

I’m excited about this because I’m getting kids to make my favorite kind of YouTube time waster! Here’s a link to the class room ready project with stepping stones and links for a self-paced, student centered project. Let me know how it goes and I’ll update in the comments section too. It’s at NextLesson.org

February 17, 2014 at 9:12 PM 2 comments

Start with fun, finish with depth of knowledge

On the edge of overwhelm with the new standards? Start with what’s fun for kids (and you) to funnel them into real depth of understanding. Here are some ideas and sources to lighten up and light up your students.

Continue Reading February 2, 2014 at 4:04 PM Leave a comment

Lessons from ISTE – Chats, Choice and Expanding Horizons

What’s the real point of technology in the classroom? It’s far bigger than I thought before attending ISTE.

Continue Reading July 13, 2012 at 8:10 PM Leave a comment

ISTE 3: My brane is full

… but emptying it right now, right here – the haps from apps central – ISTE day 3 in San Diego. Someone’s got to do it…

Continue Reading June 26, 2012 at 12:10 PM Leave a comment

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, but how do you get started with Project Based Learning?

Overwhelmed by advice? Not sure you want to build a papier mache whale in your multipurpose room like you saw in someone else’s school that your principal pointed out to you? Here’s a slightly more distilled version of advice to get started from the school of hard knocks.

Continue Reading April 4, 2012 at 7:16 AM 5 comments

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