School is weeks away from being over but there’s still time to complete these end of the year science activities. The kids are restless and ready to be done. End of the school year, teacher tired is real. So, what can you do to keep engagement high, even when the
Teaching a unit on natural disasters will instantly engage students. Most people find tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes, and earthquakes interesting, especially if they live in an area where they might come into contact with one. While you are teaching, a natural disaster unit is typically high in engagement, further student
Last week I shared 5 awesome Google extensions that I fell in love with. Some of them I have been using prior to remote learning, others I found during the time of eLearning and will continue to use when I get back into the classroom. While compiling a list of
Technology came front and center this past spring as teachers everywhere suddenly turned into remote learning specialists managing the ups and downs of all things digital. While eLearning did have a learning curve, the sudden thrust does have many teachers bringing their digital distance teaching knowledge back into the
Welcome to the world of distance learning. Many teachers were suddenly thrown into technology this year, many with little to no experience with technology. Prior to the pandemic, many teachers who were not comfortable with technology could get away with doing the bare minimum or nothing at all. This is
I cannot stress enough how hard distance learning can be. As an almost 15 year veteran in education, I spent HOURS lesson planning for my remote learners this past weekend. This was time spent already having some digital tricks up my tech sleeve. So to my tech newbies, I do
I have always enjoyed infusing technology into my upper elementary and middle school science classrooms to spark engagement and motivation among my learners. Finding a balanced approach to hands-on learning while infusing digital components was something that I felt kept kids engaged and pushed boredom away. Fast forward to
Earth Day was first recognized in 1970 after Senator Nelson pushed for the world to take care of the earth. Since then, every April 22, global initiatives are coordinated on this day to find ways to drive transformative change for the planet and the people living on it.