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Graphing and Calculators

Graphing and Calculators

Flashing back on Friday I'm reminded that we didn't have calculators in school or home when I was in school (similar to the we walked two miles uphill both ways to get to school)! When calculators did make it to school they were nothing more than simple adding...

iRobot (Robots Too)

iRobot (Robots Too)

This year we decided to add an iRobot remote controlled robot to our collection.  It has a rechargeable battery, a camera, and treads!  The cool arm that is included has a pincher that allows the robot to pick up items and carry them around the house.   The boys on...

Tech Break? How about tech time?

Tech Break? How about tech time?

Our paper just ran an article that included a challenge to take a tech break each day - which is great, but I'd like to challenge everyone to take an hour using tech each day and learn something. There are so many great sites available online for everyone from kids to...

Prodigy

Prodigy

My son likes doing math and his school has used prodigy for several years. A couple different schools through the last couple years, but they both have used prodigy. The school has provided the basics for him, but we finally went ahead and got him the parent upgrade...

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2e, What’s that?

Twice Exceptional is a phrase for someone that is special needs and also gifted. Twice exceptional is also known as 2e. From my experience these students tend to get passed over a lot. As a parent of a 2e student we frequently heard things like he's doing so well...

Homeschooling? Autism and the Break at our house.

When the break for the virus started our school decided at first to just give the students the first days off as Act of God days. My son's grade school was made an effort to start posting on Facebook and reaching out to the students. Letting them know that they were...

Teaching

Right now I'm working as a long term sub at a near by school. It's our local school district and the district is the one I went to school in when I was in school (and my dad as well as his family also)… So I have an allegiance to the school. That being said, after...

Common Core?

It seems like almost everyday I hear a complaint about common core. Maybe I'm just more sensitive and notice it more at the moment, but the complaints are definitely there. All the complaints seem aimed at math specifically. The reason given for common core is to make...

iRobot (Robots Too)

This year we decided to add an iRobot remote controlled robot to our collection.  It has a rechargeable battery, a camera, and treads!  The cool arm that is included has a pincher that allows the robot to pick up items and carry them around the house.   The boys on...

Ted Talk on Procrastination

My middle son just started a special research program at Oak Ridge National Lab (Yep, I'm proud of him)...  that being said, on the way back from taking items down for him to move in we listened to TED talks.  One I just had to offer an opinion on was about...