Developing Geometric Logic with MOOTB: Building with 3-D Shapes

1st December, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Lesson Submitted by Shannon Graham Engage: allows students to make connections between past and present learning experiences and also provides a natural pre-assessment for both the teacher and the student.  (Lowery, 1998; Wolfe, 2001). Investigate: implies that understanding cannot be imposed on the learner, but instead is developed progressively by the learner, beginning with concrete and » Read More

Reach your digital learners with a FREE technology tool from Microsoft!

22nd June, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

In the June 2010 issue of eSchool News, a new program called Mouse Mischief was announced.  Microsoft announced a free download and addition to their PowerPoint software that allows up to 25 students at a time to participate in classroom presentations and interactive activities. This program sounds perfect for a review session in the computer » Read More

Earth Science technology tool for assessment in your classroom

1st April, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 2 Comments

  Move this online game to a technology station in your classroom! We all know that assessment is key to drive your instruction. Assess your students learning through this interactive blog and connect with 21st century students and teachers around the world. Upload videos, class snapshots, science notebook entries, students interviewing students, or inquiry prompts and » Read More

STC® Organisms assessed through a first graders song. Post your creative songs below and view the first graders blog about what they have learned.

17th March, 2010 - Posted by Teacher - 21 Comments

Thank you to the first grade students that shared this classroom experience using STC® Organisms! The video begins with two very excited teammates observing guppies at their table group. While observing the guppies, the students were shocked to witness one active guppy literally jump out of the cup. The student teacher captured this teachable moment » Read More

Apply for Inquiries in Science® Mini-Grant Program by May 27,2010

11th March, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 9 Comments

Click on the image to apply today! All applications must be submitted by May 27, 2010.                       What is the Inquiries in Science® Mini-Grant Program? It’s your opportunity to see just how much Carolina Biological Supply Company’s Inquiries in Science® kits can improve your students’ » Read More

Akron, Ohio focuses on teaching inquiry in the classroom

4th March, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 4 Comments

I feel so inspired when I read stories such as this Akron, Ohio, newspaper article regarding a STEM school that opened in August of 2009.  The Akron Beacon Journal interviewed several of the 14 teachers, including a 20-year veteran Felicia Campbell, that were picked for the school’s first year.  The teachers at this 21st-century school » Read More