Imagine it for a second. What if report cards looked like Twitter? Or Facebook? Or Instagram? I've heard a few people toss this idea around recently. At first, I couldn't wrap my mind around it. But the more I pondered the idea, the more it started to make sense. Think about it. It could be really … Continue reading Why Don’t Report Cards Look Like Social Media?
Today, students (and teachers!) participated in Hour of Code. If you aren't familiar, Hour of Code is part of Computer Science Education Week and encourages people of all ages and ability levels to have fun with coding! Or, in the words of a few students today ... Here are some other things I've been … Continue reading Hour of Code
For the past several weeks, all ninety-three students in my sixth grade science classes have been working toward one common goal ... to create their own website. Finally, it's ready to be shown to the world! I'm so pleased to announce the launch of ... keepushealthy.dps109.org Their purpose in creating the website was to … Continue reading Announcing the Launch of keepushealthy.dps109.org
A couple of weeks ago, my students were doing research on different types of animals. One student came up, chuckling, to show me his computer screen. I stood there, staring at it for almost a full minute, before I realized what he was laughing at. Once I got it, he eagerly took it around to … Continue reading Exactly What We Want
There is nothing more fun to watch than a curious kid. Over the last week, I've had way too much fun. Watching students' eyes light up at the idea that the Chromebooks were arriving. Watching them carefully unzip the cases, set them on the desk and begin testing them out. Eagerly customizing and exploring … Continue reading New Blog, New Chromebooks, New Adventure …