Interactive white boards a hit in Chicago! Way to go Troy schools!

6th July, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 2 Comments

Jacqueline Garretson, third-grade teacher at the Troy Hofer Elementary School, assists student Michelle Bloomquist with Troy School District’s new Mimio system. (Marianne Eisenbrandt/For Sun-Times Media) Written by MARIANNE EISENBRANDT For Sun-Times Media JOLIET — Brianna Buccellato is so inspired by new technology in her classroom at the Troy Hofer Elementary School that she finds learning » Read More

Use the law of reflection to change the direction a light ray travels

21st June, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Thank you BBC for sharing this wonderful interactive game! How can you change the direction that a light ray travels? After playing this game in your classroom technology center, use the reply box below to share what you learned about reflecting light and how light travels. Read More

Where do you fit into the food chain? (A technology center for science notebooking)

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

Teachers…In what ways could you use this online teaching/assessment game in your classroom? Post your lesson ideas below for a chance to win FREE materials. Learn why animals look and act the way they do in this life science unit for grades 3-5. Students will construct and maintain three habitats and learn about the fascinating organisms » Read More