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Happy 3.14159265358979323846264 Day!: 7 Classroom Resources for Learning Pi|Edutopia

On Friday, March 14 – Students around the country will spend the day exploring the amazing world of Pi. As teachers in every grade level plan their activities, I’d like … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Minecraft Cell: Biology Meets Game-Based Learning | Edutopia

Like so many educators, I have been watching the evolution of technology in education for over 20 years. From the desktop to laptops to iPad technology, I have been watching … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kindergartners Explore Through Project Learning | Edutopia

As many schools grapple with the question of student centered (or learner centered) education, Auburn Early Education Center, in Auburn, Alabama has decided to put words into action. Using a … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Windy City Takes A Leap: Innovators in the Field of Computer Science

It seems the city of Chicago has decided to take the leap moving forward with plans that for some may seem hasty and for others won’t seem hasty at all. … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Using LEGO to Build Math Concepts | Scholastic.com

If you were like me, the thought of math made you want to run for cover. I cannot explain my fear of math as a child. I can only tell … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Year of the Code | Edutopia

7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills | Edutopia. During this year’s Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15) educators were asked to devote one hour to coding within the classroom. … Continue reading

December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Motivates Us?

I love using principalaim to highlight an educational perspective that I share or that I am wrestling with. Today’s “Read This Now!” features Daniel Pink’s RSA Animate YouTube talk, Drive: The Surprising Truth … Continue reading

December 24, 2013

Learning Through Exploration

   I believe children learn best when they are given opportunities to be active participates in their learning. In 2014, let’s give children more opportunities to learn through exploration and … Continue reading

December 23, 2013

Movement is NOT a Reward

Movement is NOT a Reward. Boy was I excited when I discovered this post on twitter this morning. Educators have long understood the importance of movement as not only a … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Making STEM Accessible for Every Child

A New Way to Think About STEM Non-traditional students are being challenged in a program that connects academics with real world opportunities. P-Tech is a Brooklyn based-school program “whose mission … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment