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The L.E.A.D. DoSeum

Mrs. Lasher’s incredible 5th grade GT students are currently hosting a “pop-up” museum at their school.  Inspired by San Antonio’s new hands-on children’s museum, the DoSeum, the students designed their very own interactive exhibits, and invited select guests to visit.   177 more words

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The Do's and Don'ts of Making Zombie-bots

With my students, brainstorming generally begins with zombies.  So, even though our theme for the district Robotics Showcase was, “Trash Trek,” practically the first idea that was thrown out was zombies. 708 more words

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Google Slides Q & A

My 5th graders are polishing up their Genius Hour presentations, and one of the students was trying to incorporate a poll into his presentation.  He was just going to switch windows in the browser during his presentation, but I was sure there must be a way to actually embed one into Slides.   372 more words

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#DronesforGood

Monday’s post was about a recent field trip my 3rd-5th graders took to Mitchell Lake Audubon Center that was augmented by adding some drone education while we were out there.   185 more words

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Cubelets + Legos = Cube-gos

For today’s Phun Phriday post I wanted to share some of the impromptu creations made by our Robotics Club yesterday.  We took a break from our EV3 robots to explore Cubelets, and the students were incredibly thrilled when I showed them the Lego connectors and put out a bunch of bins with random pieces for them to add to their new bots.   49 more words

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Project Based Learning Resources

An article I wrote called, “25 Creative Ways to Incorporate More Project Based Learning in the Classroom” has just been published. There are lots of great resources – even if you aren’t ready to try PBL quite yet. 9 more words

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I Love You the Mauvest

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and I have been looking for some writing activities to do with my gifted Kinders and Firsts.  I found several great ideas, and thought I should share them with you in case you are looking, too! 338 more words

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