Category Archives: Project Based

STEM: Cantilever Spans

              Background on Cantilever Spans (click on any photos in post to see enlarged) We participated in a school’s Family STEM/Science Night recently, which always ends up being a kick. Having families participate together and … Continue reading

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Rethinking School District Social Media Policies for Teachers / Students

I’ve been fortunate enough to teach in a school district that blocks very little – blogs, Twitter, Flickr, wiki’s, YouTube, Cover-It-Live, and more are all open. FaceBook and the obvious porn and other sites are blocked. However in my job … Continue reading

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Constructive Learning Is …

7 Years ago Doug Noon, an elementary teacher in Alaska, who some will remember for his fantastic blog “Borderland,” which unfortunately he decided to end awhile back, challenged his readers to write their own blog posts about what constructive learning … Continue reading

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Trout In The Classroom

Trout in the Classroom from Nevada Department of Wildlife on Vimeo.     One of the more engaging aspects of my job is supporting teachers doing science in their classrooms. Today I helped deliver trout eggs to 2 fourth grade … Continue reading

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Hand Held Windmills – Messy Learning At Its Finest

A few weeks back I posted about a training we did with teachers using windmills and wind turbines. This past week Lou Loftin and I were the show at a local school’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Night designed … Continue reading

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Being Transparent When Things Get Messy

Last week while I was at our state science and math conference down in Las Vegas, I used Google Hangout and Todaysmeet to participate in a discussion about our book “Making Connections With Blogging” with a group of teachers in … Continue reading

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“Making Connections With Blogging” Is Published!

Our new book “Making Connections With Blogging” is out. Actually the book has been out for more than a month. The “Making Connections” part of the title is really what is stressed. From the ISTE web site: “Some students find … Continue reading

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Independence Day

It’s been a tough year or so under “new” administration, and short of actually revolting, a change needed to happen and so it has. I’ve taken a new position in my school district being the Gifted and Talented specialist at … Continue reading

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Leaving Their Mark – Redux, Redux

This is a first I think, a second repost of a post on my blog. I’m doing so because of my appearance on NBC’s Education Nation Teacher Townhall. I talked about things my students have done and an innovative pedagogy, … Continue reading

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Turning The Corner

I’m told I’m a pretty upbeat person. I usually note the challenge in something and take it on, or deal with it as positively as I can. One of the self imposed challenges I’ve taken on gladly the last few … Continue reading

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