Hacking the Classroom: A New Year

Update on attempts to hack the classroom to create an inspiring and creative classroom space.

Starting the Year Off Right: Science Ideas for Week One

Science Penguin blog post on some first week activities to get your Science class off to a productive start at the beginning of the school year.

What to Do When Genius Hour Doesn’t Work

Discussion and ideas on what to do with students who are not engaged in Genius Hour or want to always change their project to something that is easier.

Chromebook Resources for Teachers

Discussion on the purchase and implementation of Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education including a list of resources on using these tools in the elementary school.

Genius Hour Begins

Description of how we are implementing Genius Hour with the Grade 4 and Grade 6 classes. Includes resources and discussion of the steps we took before and during the start of Genius Hour.

Start.io and the Classroom

Start.io is a simple tool for creating a one page website to display your links for easy access. It is a great tool to use on classroom computers or in computers for students using teacher collected links.

Adding to the Coding Education Debate

NPR article discussing whether coding should be a literacy taught in schools along with second languages.

The Best Edtech Podcasts to Help Kickstart Your Professional Learning Network

The Best Edtech Podcasts to Help Kickstart Your Professional Learning Network

8 Sites to Help Teachers Find and Create Rubrics

Rubrics have been around for a long time and, while multiple choice and right or wrong answers are much easier to assess and mark, they are the assessment tool popular with the 21st century crowd. Once created, ...

5 Free Science Resources For The Classroom

Free science resources for educators to use that will help spruce up your science units.