Sometimes secrets are meant to be kept…secret. The fates of nations and organizations rest on their ability to keep secret information out of the hands of possible enemies. Today you are “Rookie” Decoders. If you are to become an “Expert”… Continue Reading
Mrs. Turner and Mr. Tomizawa are always looking for a good laugh. In the Comment section of this post, tell us your favorite joke. We’ll read all of them and make a digital collection of our favorites!
This video takes you deep into the ocean, beyond the reach of natural light, beyond the depths any mammal has traveled. If Mt. Everest were submerged upside down into the deepest part of the ocean, its summit would reach 27,000… Continue Reading
I’ve modified my Video Chat Etiquette handout to include Zoom features for students.
Mitchel Resnick of the MIT Media Lab, calls kindergarten the “greatest invention of the last 1,000 years.” And in his latest book, Lifelong Kindergarten, he argues that all schooling needs to be more like it. His point is that the… Continue Reading
I am always astonished at the ease with which Edgewood students rise to the challenge of public performances. Whether it’s the Edgewood Talent shows or 5th grade Capstone TED Talks and Ignite/Spark presentations, students today have the capacity to summon… Continue Reading
Third grade teacher, Sara Nedwick, shared this story with me. It’s the type of story that reminds us why the small moments matter. Her class was walking down the hallway when one of her students stepped onto her untied shoelace… Continue Reading
Whether we communicate with a partner in a video chat or face-to-face, we rely on the same basic interpersonal communication skills. We use our verbal language, voice intonation, body language, and facial expression to convey our thoughts, meaning, and motive. The… Continue Reading
Dr. Jane Goodall has spent her life trying to make sense of how living things share our planet. What do you think your personal responsibility is to the planet, to humans, and other animals? Watch the video below and then… Continue Reading
YouTube is an essential educational tool in today’s classroom. But not everything on a YouTube video page is vital for learning. Not anyone’s playlist, or on-deck videos, and definitely not the comments section. With this in mind, there are a… Continue Reading