Cam Tour

Whether your classroom is in a quiet rural Midwest town, a bustling Northeast metropolis, a tech-savvy West-coast city, or one of the many thriving urban (or not) Southern municipalities, the scope for where you can take students on a day-to-day basis is the same across the nation. The school property is the extent of what […]

School’s In – Math is Out(side)

New math textbooks, graphing calculators with no dents, neatly organized binders with fresh tabs – it is a new school year and students enter the classroom expecting to learn a vast amount of mathematical concepts.  Whether enthusiastic or not, they know they will encounter new challenges and certainly work. Practice exercises and tests are a […]

What do you Know? – Assessing Student Learning

In some quarters, “assessment” has become a tarnished term, associated with ‘No Student Left Behind’ and fears of teaching to the test. But assessments help to understand how students are learning, to identify accomplishments worth celebrating, and to recognize gaps in knowledge or skills. Re-visit the types of assessments and explore some interactive, online formative […]

Teaching about Tragedies

Ten years ago on an ordinary Tuesday, terrorism struck the United States. Two planes full of passengers flew into the WorldTradeCenter in New York City and a third crashed in Pennsylvania. What were you doing on that day? Perhaps, like me, you were teaching. The tenth anniversary of the events of 9/11 brings up an […]


Hurricanes: A Welcome Event?

Hurricanes are among the most destructive forces in nature. Ask yourself this, are tropical cyclones always really an unwelcome event? Engage students by using some of the exciting Web tools and lessons to learn about these dynamic systems to find an answer to our question. This summer has “featured” high temperatures and drought across a […]

Remembering 9/11

This month, the nation comes together as we remember the events, the heroes, and the ones we lost on September 11, 2001. The morning of September 11, 2001 is a frozen frame of time that has been seared into the memories of the people of the United States of America and the world all over. […]

The Five Senses of Summer Vacations

From surfing the waves in Florida to hiking in the Grand Canyon, writing about “what I did over the summer” seems to be a standard for the beginning of the school year. Tapping into students’ five senses can make this type of essay come alive and help the reader see, feel, hear, taste and touch […]

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