Month: November 2019

Hour of Code: Prep Time

Organize an Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week, December 9th-15th. There are many ways to get your class, grade level team, content area team, and school involved. Here are some of those ways/resources: Code.org This site has resources for students and teachers…

Preparing for the Holidays?

How about giving the gift that gives this season? You might be thinking I mean books…and if so, you are both right and not completely right. 🙂 The other night I went out to celebrate my friend’s birthday. The days leading up to that…

#teamtrees

Have you heard about #teamtrees? If not, it is my joy to share this invitation to participate and to help. YouTuber MrBeast started this invitation movement to make a positive environmental impact, by raising funds to plant 20 million trees around the globe. With…

Cultural Fabric: Follow-Up

About a month ago, I shared a Cultural Fabric activity that I invited my school to participate in. Please see my post Cultural Fabric: Class Building Activity for more information, including a link to a PDF for instructions. To my delight, they did 🙂,…

NOV8…INNOVATE…Success!

Parents and students had a wonderful time problem solving and designing together at our NOV8…INNOVATE event! 😀 The use of the character cards, and open design challenge cards were perfect for our time frame and goal. If you want to read more about the…

NOV8…INNOVATE: Character and Design Cards

Yesterday I shared my NOV8…INNOVATE family events ideas. Well, after some think time, and some discussion with my amazing colleagues, I have decided on using character and design cards (which is sort of a combination of my ideas): Please click HERE to access the…

NOV8…INNOVATE!

How do you plan on celebrating NOV8/INNOVATE day, as part of National STEM/STEAM month? Me…I am still trying to figure out those last minute details, but here’s what I have figured out: At my middle school, we are going to try something new. We…