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Famous People from the 1800s!

February 15, 2016
Famous People from the 1800s!

  These are short biographical summaries of people that made a difference in the events in the United States during the 1800s.   Since we watched a DVD on Lewis and Clark from National Geographic, that my students enjoyed, I wanted them to focus on other famous people from that time period.  Granted, I...
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Making Yummy Science – Rainbows in a Cup!

December 21, 2015
Making Yummy Science – Rainbows in a Cup!

      Using food to represent the layers of the earth or rainbows or celebrations of colors, is fun and easy!  There are tons of recipes on line but I decided to use: pudding Cool Whip food coloring vanilla wafers Optional: chocolate chips coconut flakes cut up fruit rainbow sherbet Steps to build:...
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Colonial America on Kahoot!

November 22, 2015
Colonial America on Kahoot!

My students are finishing up a unit on Colonial America and I make the following activity for them. They love doing Kahoot – it challenges them to remember facts quickly and they love working with a team mate to put the correct answer in quickly – usually within 20-30 seconds! They see almost instantly...
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Makey Makey Fun for Creative Learning

September 6, 2015
Makey Makey Fun for Creative Learning

Creative Learning I have the Makey Makey bug! I don’t know if there is a cure, I only hope my students enjoy it as much as I do. You ask, “What is Makey Makey?” Well – it is an open-ended platform that encourages experimentation, creative learning and collaboration. Using a banana as a piano...
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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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Digging into a Dinosaur Cake!

July 10, 2015
Digging into a Dinosaur Cake!

Dig Into A Dinosaur Cake! Materials: sheet cake (homemade or store bought) sugar cookie dough (homemade or store bought) chocolate frosting template for “bones” 1 cellophane package of chocolate graham crackers coconut flakes green food coloring (optional) zip-lock food storage bag flour to cover the surface to roll out the cookies on rolling pin...
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Inspiring the Use of Computers!

May 3, 2015
Inspiring the Use of Computers!

Computers in Learning I went to the MACUL (Michigan Association of Computer Users for Learning) and came away inspired! There is so much out their to help teach and many of the tools are free.  I only put a few in this post but I’ll add more in the future. Kahoot      ...
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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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Inventors and their Inventions

October 17, 2014
Inventors and their Inventions

My students are exploring the inventions of the 1800’s.  There are a wealth of inventions from that time period.  They selected the invention that they wanted to learn more about and are researching the inventor.  In a week they will be participating as the inventor in our “Conversations with the Inventor” event as the...
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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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