Infographic – Language and Your Brain

Here is an awesome infographic that explains how your brain learns and uses language.

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Next Generation Science Standards – STEM, Common Core, and Engineering

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A colleague of mine asked me about engineering standards with regards to STEM. Immediately, I thought of the Next Generation of Science Standards. Click on NGSS for a topical arrangement of standards based on grade levels. Notice that engineering applications are highlighted in blue, core objectives are in orange, and cross-categorical concepts are in green. Also note, the Common Core standards are listed at the bottom of each page.

How Minecraft is Teaching a Generation About Teamwork & the Environment

How Minecraft is Teaching a Generation About Teamwork & the Environment

How Minecraft is Teaching a Generation About Teamwork & the Environment.

I am actually the club sponsor for our “Minecraft Club.”

Students and teachers praise technology in schools – Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

My school was on the news regarding technology in the classroom.

Students and teachers praise technology in schools – Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports.

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10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

Wherever we are—the University of Sydney or Mississippi Elementary, we’d all like to think our classrooms are “intellectually active” places. Progressive learning (like our 21st Century Model) environments.

In short, highly effective and conducive to student-centered learning.

So we put together 10 characteristics of a highly effective classroom that can act as a kind of criteria to measure your own against.

See if you notice a pattern.