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.

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.

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.