I’ve written before about getting students to shift their perspective on Day 1, you can check it out here. The Day 1 activity is a math problem designed to get student thinking about the nature of time and why it is so fleeting. I place a prism in the window and track a rainbow over … Continue reading Day 2: Inspiration and a promise
As teachers are ramping up the beginning of another school year, I wanted to take a moment to pause, reflect on the summer, and ask a favor of all teachers who are about to submerge themselves in the next 180(or so) schools days. Before you dive in, remember: Remember who you are and what your … Continue reading Sleep. It does a teacher good.
I am a teacher, why am I here? I am a teacher because I care. I am here because all too often, no one else is. I care about you I care about your future I care about your past I care about how well you slept, or if you slept at all I … Continue reading I am a teacher
I should have written this post three years ago and titled it “So I started moderating a twitter chat” but that didn’t happen. In case you’ve missed it I should tell you that #worldgeochat is becoming a ‘thing’ on twitter. We just ended our third season of chats and our participation has grown each and … Continue reading Why #worldgeochat is the best chat out on the Twitters!
In my last Google Earth post, I focused on many of the the new features that Google has chosen to include in their new online version. Today I’d like to show you how Google wants you to create a MyMap and how you can view them in the online version of Google Earth. This is … Continue reading New Online Google Earth Tutorial: Part III
In #worldgeochat we’ve talked at length about moving away from strict memorization of countries and locations around the world. It is becoming more and more agreed upon that spending all this time on filling out maps for the sole purpose of memorization is not an effective use of class time. I agree with this sentiment … Continue reading Geography Gaming
Last week I talked about a few tips to get you started using the new online version of Google Earth. If you’d like to review those talking points you can check the post out here. Today I’d like to focus on a few more aspects of the new Google Earth that will improve your experience … Continue reading New Online Google Earth tutorial: Part II
On the recommendation of one of the other moderators in #worldgeochat, today I’ll be giving you a few tips on getting started with using Google Earth as part of your instruction. I’m going to focus on the new online version on Google Earth since this seems to be the wave of the future. If you’d … Continue reading New Google Earth basics
A previews of #worldgeochat May 23,2017 edition where we chat about Google Earth.
All too often when I see students (both current and former) out in the real world, whether it’s at a concert, running, or even food shopping they seemed surprised to find out that I do indeed…. Have a life that exists outside of education. I love music. I love watching music at concerts. I love … Continue reading More than just a teacher