5 Ways to Participate in the Mars Rover Landing on Thursday, February 18

The Perseverance Rover will land on Mars this Thursday, February 18th at approximately 3:55 pm Eastern Time. The live landing commentary will began at 2:15 pm on NASA Television, the agency’s website, the NASA app, and YouTube. Recently, I was able to participate in a Q&A Session with a few of the hundreds of people involved in this […]

Teaching Python: How Children Can Learn Python Programming

Episode 720 with Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor

how to teach python to children

Teaching coding can be challenging and expensive, but our guests Sean and Kelly have a solution. We can start teaching the second most popular coding language – Python – in our schools. Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor host the Teaching Python Podcast where they share how to help kids of all ages learn this valuable […]

Back to School Twitter Chat Tuesday, July 28th – 8 pm EDT #Back2SchoolChat

#Back2SchoolChat

As we prepare to go back to school, we need to share best practices and ideas for learning. The exchange of ideas and building of our Personal Learning Network (PLN) is part of our growth and learning. On Tuesday, July 28th at 8 pm EDT, I’ll be co-hosting a #Back2SchoolChat with Advancement Courses. Conversation topics […]

Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

The new (Re)Defining STEM learning Module from TGR Foundation and Discovery Education is the first of several courses to support educators to integrate STEM in new and powerful ways. Every STEM educator should take a look at these resources and integrate them into their blended or online learning environment.

Mathematical Modeling on Trial and the Maths Fix

Mathematical Modeling on Trial and the Maths Fix

The mathematics curriculum of today was created before computers. Conrad Wolfram has written a book, The Math(s) Fix and how AI can be part of this process of learning new math. He says we’re “making humans into third rate calculators instead of helping humans be problem solvers.” He also argues that math should be approachable […]

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

Personalize learning this summer

We educators need to rest and recover this summer. So many of us are exhausted. But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Even if we go back to face-to-face learning, we will all have […]

5 Major Elements of a STEAM Mindset

5 Major Elements of a STEAM Mindset

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math comprise STEAM learning. However, there is more to a true STEM mindset than just the content. Today Tim Needles talks about five elements that comprise an effective STEAM mindset to help us bring these topics into our classrooms as we teach and learn together. Sponsor: In today’s challenging times, […]

21 Tools I Use to Manage Distance Learning

Today I share the tool kit and tips that have helped streamline distance learning at my school. Scroll down to see the list of links and listen to the show to hear how I’m using these tools with teachers and students. Sponsor: See 10 Professional Development Courses to Improve Your Online Classroom which I shared […]

Free Ideas for Teaching Middle School Math Online #RemoteLearning

Math can be taught online. In today’s show, Noelle Pickering shares free ideas for teaching middle school math online. These ideas will help you teach math no matter where you or your students are online. Show Sponsor: Advancement Courses has a free micro-course  – Launching Online Learning. Register for this free micro-course. Now is the […]

My Amazing Movie Poster: Free Project Plan to Teach Graphic Design

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Students can be filmmakers in this fun, engaging project that teaches graphic design, photography, the prototyping process and more. I’ve created the unit plan, lesson plan, and rubrics for this project-based learning experience that brings together the graphic design concepts I teach in my class. They are uploaded to Adobe Education Exchange and make a […]