Earth Day Resources

Earth Day is a great opportunity to expose students to all kinds of activities including recycling, gardens, and sustainable energy sources.  Here are some links to lessons and classroom ideas I have found. Garden Based Learning: Earth Day: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, and Classroom Ideas Educationworld: Earth Day Lessons NEA: Earth Day Curriculum Resources, Grades…

How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching

by Terry Heick A little bit of technology doesn’t change much. Can make things a little easier by automating them. It could make a lesson here or there gee-wiz flashy, or even engage hesitant students. Tacked-on learning technology can do this. But deep integration of technology–real at-the-marrow fusion of learning model, curriculum, and #edtech? That changes…

Laughter and Learning: Humor Boosts Retention

E.B. White famously quipped, “Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process.” At the risk of committing some sort of “humor-cide,” a type of scientific dissection must take place if teachers are to consider harnessing the powerful effects of humor, not only to increase joy and enhance the…