5 Activities to 'Engineer' Fun Before Winter Break

The time period between Thanksgiving and Winter Break is always a challenge for students. Students are coming off a break and only have a...

An Authentic Look at Thanksgiving

November’s annual Native American Heritage Month and the national holiday of Thanksgiving are times when many educators across the...

9 Tips For Teaching Kindness in the Classroom

Fostering a culture of kindness enhances the connections made peer-to-peer and student to teacher. Carving out time to intentionally...

All a 'Hush' in Daisy's Garden...Hibernation with Nature Cat

Daisy’s garden in late fall and winter is a quiet place. Leafy plants stand brown and withered. An autumn frost has killed and blackened...

Learning with Littles: Demonstrating Empathy & Perseverance

Demonstrating Empathy & Perseverance January 8th @7PM ET It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood! Please come along with us,...

Spooktacular Lessons with the Wild Kratts

Halloween… one of the most exhausting yet amusing holidays we celebrate in our classrooms. This week, teachers everywhere will rise...

PBS Digital Innovators Take Students Across Miles and Time Zones: The Egg Drop Challenge

Traveling to Educational Inspiration This past summer, we had the pleasure of traveling San Antonio, TX, as PBS Digital Innovators for our...

War Games: Gamifying the Vietnam War and teaching 'The Things They Carried'

Intro and Setting the Stage Bishop McNamara High School (BMHS) in Forestville, MD, sits just across the highway from Andrews Air Force...

Using Virtual Team Teaching to Connect Classrooms

This post originally ran on EdTech Digest here. Inspiration or pure insanity. These are the only possible reasons why “Virtual Team...

Teaching Media Literacy: If Not You, Then Who?

It could be argued that there has never been a greater need to teach media literacy than now. The amount of time students spend online is...

Helping Students Find their Voice

As a high school English teacher, I encourage my students to find their voice and use it to express their thoughts and opinions. I firmly...

Improving Digital Literacy in the Classroom

As you walk down the street, in any city or town, you would not be surprised to see children as young as 2 with a digital device in hand...

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