Web 2.0 in the Classroom – Joining the Debate

Last month we explored what Web 2.0 is all about and what it could mean for the future of our educational program. We certainly could not cover this pertinent topic without an unbiased examination of the views for why this application may or may not be ideal for education. Students attend school to gain information. […]

The Night Sky

Clear skies, calm winds, and long nights. Yes, it is a bit cold, but with proper clothing you and your students have a natural laboratory to explore to your heart’s content! Teaching a unit like this enables your students to dream and imagine. The distances are so vast in space that “the amount of space […]

The Big Bang & Beyond

The Big Bang is a high-energy story for explaining the origin of the Universe, but what is the evidence that supports that theory? Take students on a tour to explore these observations, while demonstrating that this story’s end remains unwritten. Humans are curious creatures, infinitely seeking to explain the world’s workings in familiar terms and […]

The Greco-Persian Wars

On one side sits a world power and on the other side sits a collection of city-states. Who will win? In the fifth century BC, the Persian Empire was the dominant force in Mesopotamia and one of the largest in terms of geographic size in world history. By the late 400s BC, the Persian Empire […]

Exploring the Pythagorean Theorem

One of the most commonly recognized and employed theorems in secondary math is the Pythagorean Theorem. It states that for any right triangle, the area of the square which side is the hypotenuse (the side opposite of the right angle) is equal to the sum of the areas of the squares which sides are the […]

Revisiting the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 20 is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year, invite students to open their minds by first opening their ears. Explore Dr. King’s continued significance through music. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Christopher Columbus are the only historical figures who never served as President for which the Federal government commemorates with a day […]

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The ELA Common Core Standards

Academic standards have been around for years. For at least a decade, states and local agencies offered their version of standards to ensure equitable, high quality education for all. Teachers spent countless hours studying dozens of standards and planning standards-based curriculum. Yet, critics charged that the system of well, unsystematic state standards was not unified; […]

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