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Minecraft, Star Wars-style

August 14, 2016
Minecraft, Star Wars-style

    This summer I put together a fun science camp that combines Minecraft, Star Wars and space. It turned out to be a great unit! The kids did an incredible job! Day One: The kids worked together to make the planets in a much smaller scale. Using an exercise ball as the sun and...
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The Endless Possibilities for Learning

April 3, 2016
The Endless Possibilities for Learning

Growing and Endless Learning There is no surprise that kids pick up on technology easily. They adapt to the tools available quickly and are open to trying. So when I get an opportunity to show my students something new, I get excited.  I go through learning the new apps to see how my students...
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Maker Faire Fun!

August 9, 2015
Maker Faire Fun!

What is Maker Faire? We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth. Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans,...
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Cynthia is Published on Kindle!

April 11, 2015
Cynthia is Published on Kindle!

Cynthia Weber has published a story for children. While reading Rumpelstiltskin to my son, many years ago, we started talking about her choice of giving up her child.  I knew I couldn’t ever give my son up so I set out to change the story for him.  There are many adaptions of the Cinderella...
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Promethean, Smart Boards vs. (Dumb)White Boards!

February 20, 2015
Promethean, Smart Boards vs. (Dumb)White Boards!

Smart Boards I had an opportunity to meet with Carlos of Aim Up about Promethean Boards.  It was exciting to think about all of the possibilities I could add to make learning for my students more engaging with the use of the technology!  Assess to all of the lessons on Promethean Planet and Classflow...
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Presentation on Computer Coding for Kids!

August 17, 2014
Presentation on Computer Coding for Kids!

Computer Coding I’ve been selected to speak at the annual Community Sharing for Healthy Caring Conference on Saturday, November 15, 2014 and I couldn’t be more excited!  My topic is about computer coding: “Playing with Code – Come Learn How to Write Computer Code and Have Fun Doing It!”  I’ve had fun all summer...
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Camp Infinity and Beyond!

July 7, 2014
Camp Infinity and Beyond!

I had the opportunity to be an instructor at the recent Camp Infinity held at the University of Detroit Mercy location.  What a great group! What Camp Infinity is you ask? Well… “Camp Infinity is a week long summer technology camp for girls aged 9 to 13 years old that introduces       technology as fun...
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Putting Wow Into Beginning Writing!

March 23, 2014
Putting Wow Into Beginning Writing!

Beginning writing I had the opportunity to attend a workshop put on by Lori Jamison Rog. She was a wonderful presenter and really provided many ideas that I could apply the next day! My students have loved the clear ideas and characters she developed.  Their writing has definitely bloomed!  They have gone from writing...
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Helping Your Child be Mindful

January 30, 2014
Helping Your Child be Mindful

Came across this book “Mindful Parenting” by Kristen Rice.  I see it in my classroom, kids that are over engaged so when it’s time to sit down to do their work, they have a hard time settling down. Mindful Parenting by Kristen Race, Ph.D. Between school pressures, extracurricular activities, homework, and demanding careers, it’s...
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This Article on Teaching – Shows a Different Perspective!

January 28, 2014
This Article on Teaching – Shows a Different Perspective!

This article was originally in the Teach for America corps member blog and Slate. It was a source of a lively discussion amount the staff.  Yes, teaching is harder than more people can imagine. Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science. It’s Harder. To solve engineering problems, you use your brain. Solving classroom problems uses your whole...
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