Making the Most of Google Keep This is a guest post from Avra Robinson (@AvraRachel) of EdTechTeacher, an advertiser on this site. Google Keep is a program that allows users to quickly and easily create, access and organize information such as notes and lists. Before discovering Keep, I'd been using a different note-making app on my Android phone. I made lists, checked items off lists, and colored my notes for easy sorting, but I was so accustomed to the world of sharing! I really wanted a way to share my notes. I wanted a way to share a to-do list with my team teacher and help students create assignment to-do lists.
Science Projects for Kids If you’re looking for science projects for kids, I have a mega list for you that’s 100% kid-tested. Note: This post contains affiliate links My children and I have worked our way through a LOT of science projects over the past few years, so I compiled them into one easy-to-find spot. If you’d like more ideas like this, you’ll love my best-selling book, TinkerLab: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors. Most of these science projects and experiments will be engaging for children ages 3 and up, although I did MANY of them with my 2-year olds. Enjoy! Knowledge Quest Thank you for your interest in writing for Knowledge Quest! Knowledge Quest is seeking original, unpublished manuscripts that address the integration of theory and practice in school librarianship and new developments in education, learning theory, and relevant disciplines. Knowledge Quest is devoted to offering substantive information to assist building-level school librarians, supervisors, library educators, and other decision makers concerned with the development of school library programs and services. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
tinkering at preschool Gever Tulley would be proud of us. Today we tinkered up a storm and discovered that taking things apart is just as much fun as building things. Things took an unexpected twist when the children wanted a way of displaying all the wonderful bits and bobs they removed from the old video recorders. How making expands students' visions of themselves SmartBlogs The goal of maker education is not college and career preparation. The goals are deeper learning and authentic engagement, with an emphasis on turning learning over to the learner. However, making is the best college and career preparation that I have encountered, in part because it isn’t the core goal. Through making, students build their agency and find new passions. Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland, Calif., where I work, serves students from low-income communities.
TInkering Lab – Let's Play! Exposing children to danger may seem counterintuitive, but when done right, and with the support of caring adults, it is ultimately the best preparation we can give them for becoming resilient, thoughtful and capable human beings. Kids just don’t have enough “good danger” in their lives these days. No, really…Hear us out! Science Teaching Resources Welcome to Laura Candler's Science File Cabinet. Here you'll find dozens of free printables and helpful website links for the upper elementary or middle school science classroom. The resources and links on this page are organized into the following categories. Click each heading to jump directly to a topic. Featured General Science Freebies More General Science Resources
App Smashing For Educators: Leveraging Tools To Maximize Communication Parent-teacher communication has always been a cornerstone for success in education. For decades, schools have attempted to build and maintain this crucial bridge to lasting learning. Research shows that the stronger the connection between home and school, the greater the academic achievement can be for students. In socioeconomically challenged school districts, this correlation is magnified tenfold! Thankfully, there are new tools that all educators can leverage to easily maximize parent-teacher-student communication. Highly Effective Communication Tools
Upcoming Classes smartyshorts art classes, 2-4 year olds Sensory Arts Drop-In Fridays 10am June 23-August 18 Every Friday this summer @ 10am come by for an hour of messy outdoor sensory play in the courtyard! We will dig our hands into several activities and messy fun art materials. (It’s a good idea to bring a change of clothes or swimsuit!)