Imagine my surprise when I was able to squeeze my way into the final spot available for this year’s pilot program of the ExoLab! The ExoLab system is a self-sustained experimental platform. From their website, the “ExoLab is a plant biology investigation with Arabidopsis thaliana, a model plant organism used in many scientific investigations. The … Continue reading ExoLab and Our Study of Microgravity
Google Classroom in the Kindergarten class? Yes! This platform gives students the opportunity to create, collaborate, learn and explore. Students discovered that they were capable of creating digitally. I would love to get more K-2 teachers on board with using Google Classroom! It is not as hard as you think! To begin with, procedures must … Continue reading Google Classroom for Kinders
If a student is able to explain math concepts with audio, visuals and text in a video they created, they will most likely retain far more information than if they had simply written down the definition.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube are four of the most highly used social media apps that are used by students. Schools have filtered these apps from their web servers. Social media has changed the world in a lot of positive aspects. It can be used as an educational tool by being used in a … Continue reading Social Media in the Classroom
I will have to admit, I was one of those teachers who created worksheet templates on Google Docs and had my students answer their questions on the computer. It felt amazing not having to waste paper, let alone carrying the worksheets back and forth from work to home. Finally, I realized that I was doing … Continue reading A Saturday with Alice Keeler
By Timothy Costello What is TPACK and how does it play a role? I will be the first to admit when I started teaching; I resorted to my “comfort zone” of what I knew. This was notes on the whiteboard, work sheets and/or assigned homework out of a student consumable…LOTS of consumables. Was this efficient? … Continue reading Technology in Our Teaching
We live in a fast paced world where there always seems to be more to do than there is time in which to do it. Part of the reason for that is that we now have tools that, when working properly, allow us to do more work in a very short period of time. That … Continue reading When Tech Problems Happen