6 Great Steps to Make Co-Teaching Awesome!

6 Great Steps to Make Co-Teaching Awesome!

By: Jessica Reed, MA,@KYgirlinAlabama  When I think of how collaborative teaching has changed over the course of the last 10 years, one consistent idea for collaborative teaching is how teachers collaborate with one another. Collaboration could take place between special education teachers  and general education teachers or it could look like general education teacher (cross-curriculum) […]

Collaborative Group Work: Does Volume Matter? Via @jenquattrucci

Collaborative Group Work: Does Volume Matter? Via @jenquattrucci

First of all, I am humbled to be writing a blog post for the one and only Brian Aspinall. Mr. Aspinall leaves me speechless with his never-ending enthusiasm for creating the best possible environments and experiences for children and educators everywhere. He sets the standard high for all of us and his passion for bettering […]

Simulating Natural Disasters With BrainPad

Simulating Natural Disasters With BrainPad

Hello World! Happy #CSEdWeek! With so many awesome activities floating around the interweb space I thought I would create my own project between travels. In this activity we will simulate different natural disasters (Earthquake, Tornado, Hurricane, etc) using Brainpad. Brainpad is a new STEAM tool on the market that I have written about here and […]

The Makey Makey Wire Game

The Makey Makey Wire Game

Hello World! Happy Halloween-eve! In this post, we will construct a Makey Makey wire game that tests your hand eye coordination, STEM skills and creativity! Big Ideas: Geometry: Plotting x and y positions on a grid Algebra: Creating, incrementing and manipulating variables Number Sense: Counting and addition ISTE Standards: Empowered Learner, Knowledge Constructor, Innovative Designer, […]

[ Video ] Introducing Computational Thinking #CodeBreaker

[ Video ] Introducing Computational Thinking #CodeBreaker

Computational Thinking can take on a variety of forms. As a generalization – it means to solve problems using technology – either with existing technology, or by creating technology to do things we haven’t done before. Let’s face it: I have put together this short video below. Please feel free to share it with colleagues or at conferences. The more […]