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      Exploring Endangered Species: Unleashing the Superpowers of Wildlife

      Posted by Christine Hall on Fri, May 17, 2024

      As we observe National Endangered Species Day, it's a reminder of the critical importance of wildlife conservation—not just today, but every day. In both school and life, understanding the significance of endangered species is essential for fostering empathy and preserving biodiversity. 

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      Topics: Lessons, Science Lessons, STEM Lessons, tips for teachers, teacher resources, STEM education

      Cultivating Knowledge: The Transformative Power of Planting Activities

      Posted by Nicholas Gearing on Tue, Mar 12, 2024

      Finding innovative ways to engage students in meaningful, hands-on activities can make all the difference in the classroom. Let’s explore the immense potential of incorporating planting activities into classroom lessons, particularly for STEM education. As an educator who stumbled upon the joy of gardening during the pandemic, I can attest to the transformative power of cultivating plant life. There are numerous benefits of bringing gardening into the classroom, especially how it can foster a deep understanding of environmental care and its impact on our future. 

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      Topics: Lessons, Science Lessons, tips for teachers, edtech, steam lessons, STEM education

      Writers Workshop: Fostering Writing Resilience

      Posted by Christine Hall on Thu, Feb 1, 2024

      What methods inspire your students to write? Discover inventive strategies and unconventional approaches within Writers Workshop to cultivate resilient writers, empowering students for creative and expressive self-expression. 

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      Topics: Lessons, Writing, tips for teachers, Writing skills, education

      Exploring Hydroponics and pH Monitoring with #MimioSTEMChallenge Winner

      Posted by MimioSTEM on Thu, Dec 21, 2023


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      Topics: Lessons, Science Lessons, STEM Lessons, Labdisc, STEM education, MimioSTEM, #mimioSTEMchallenge

      Teaching Tales: Time Traveler Day Sparks Classroom Time Capsules

      Posted by Christine Hall on Fri, Dec 8, 2023

      When I embarked on my teaching career as a 4th-grade teacher in Verrado, Arizona, the vast desert landscape was a far cry from the familiar surroundings of my hometown in Detroit, Michigan. Transitioning from a state surrounded by lakes to the sparse desert evoked a deep appreciation for the resilience of the land and the communities flourishing in this seemingly inhospitable terrain. 

      Today is Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day (December 8, 2023). Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day whimsically celebrates the allure of time travel, sparking curiosity and reflection on the mysteries of temporal exploration in popular culture. Seeing this day on my calendar takes me back to a special memory from my early teaching days. It was a time when I, like my students, became a time traveler of sorts. We delved into a fascinating project to celebrate our town's 100-year anniversary, a project that left an indelible mark on my teaching philosophy. 

      The concept was simple yet powerful - students could choose any time frame, past or future, and create a time capsule representing that era. This not only celebrated our community's rich history but also allowed students to explore the spirit of change over time. Today I see Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day on my calendar —a day that may not seem very important—it brings back memories of the happiness and positive impact such projects had on students and teachers. 


      Application for Teachers 
      For fellow educators, consider channeling the spirit of time travel in your classrooms. Encourage students to take pride in their local history by assigning a time capsule project. Share the process of the project on digital displays throughout the school campus to involve everyone in the school community. Connecting with the community's past not only fosters a deeper appreciation for the present but also creates lasting memories that stand the test of time. 

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      Topics: Lessons, tips for teachers, education

      Sparkling Ideas: 10 Interactive Activities Before Winter Break

      Posted by Emily Turk on Wed, Nov 22, 2023

      Teachers, are you ready for winter break? Your students are, too, so bring some excitement to your classrooms as winter break approaches using your interactive displays. They are excellent tools that can turn any lesson into an engaging adventure. Whether you're teaching language arts, any STEM class, art, history, or any other subject, these activities will “spark” some enjoyment and engage both you and your students in the weeks leading up to winter break. 

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      Topics: Education Technology, Lessons, Student Engagement, tips for teachers, teacher resources, student learning, interactive displays, education

      Empowering Girls in Engineering: Activities to Unleash Their Potential

      Posted by Hannah Olson on Fri, Jun 23, 2023

      On this International Day of Women in Engineering, let's honor the achievements and contributions of women in the field of engineering. Let’s use this day to inspire and empower the next generation of female engineers. We can cultivate interest and curiosity in our students through interactive learning activities that incorporate technology and the engineering design process. 

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      Topics: Lessons, Science Lessons, STEM Lessons, teacher resources, STEM education, Women in STEM, Girls in STEM

      5 Activities to Celebrate World Rainforest Day

      Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Thu, Jun 22, 2023

      Today is World Rainforest Day, a global celebration that takes place annually on June 22nd. World Rainforest Day is a reminder of the important role rainforests play in our planet's health and biodiversity. Take the opportunity to inspire your students and foster their love for nature through interactive learning activities that spark their interest and motivation to protect these valuable ecosystems. Let's explore some fun ideas to engage your students and deepen their understanding of rainforests, their importance, and the need for conservation.   

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      Topics: Lessons, Activities, Science Lessons, STEM Lessons, tips for teachers

      Ed Tech for Young Learners - Ideas for Early Ed Classrooms

      Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Wed, Jan 18, 2023

      Walk into an early education classroom and you might see children exploring sensory-focused items (blocks, sand, water), hear singing with repetitive words and lines, and you will feel the joy and wonder that these young ones experience as they discover something new. You might also see technology playing a larger role in their learning environment. From tablets and robotics to interactive displays and 3D printers, educational technology is transforming how our youngest students learn new skills.  

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      Topics: Classroom Technology, Education Technology, Lessons, tips for teachers, Early Education

      SAMR, Ed Tech, and Your Classroom - How It All Works Together

      Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Wed, Dec 14, 2022

      The mission to implement educational technology in classrooms has grown substantially over the last few years. Districts are driven to invest in ed tech solutions that are comprehensive, integrate with current learning management systems (LMS), and are turnkey. While having the technology is wonderful, not using them properly or to their full potential is still a struggle. This is where the SAMR model can help teachers maximize what they can do to enhance teaching and learning. 

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      Topics: Classroom Technology, Education Technology, Lessons, SAMR, tips for teachers


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