Archive for October, 2012

The Danger of a Single Story

The Danger of a Single Story is a talk in which an author, Chimamanda Adichie, talks about the impact of stories in her own life. She makes an argument that everyone’s story matters and that silencing and controlling the stories of others is an act of violence. What idea was most powerful to you in her […]

Real Life Predator Prey Causes Parent Outrage in Minnesota

Hi educator buddies, Check out this recent MN flop in teaching predator–prey relationships to high schoolers. Crookston High School took quite an interesting perspective on this lesson!

Book Activities

Hey everyone I found this really cool website that has fun activities that go along with popular children’s books. Some of the ideas look like a lot of fun! One of the first ones that I saw was making muffins for the book If You Give a Moose a Muffin. Also another super fun activity […]

Coloring Sheets

Hello class, I found this website that has a super ton amount of coloring pages (999 to be exact) and they are all super fun! There is a ton of different categories depending on your needs. The best part is that there is no paying in order to print them off. They are free and […]

In the News: Education and the Presidential Candidates

With Election Day only two weeks away I thought I would post a link from both camps on their thoughts of education. As future educators we need to pay attention to what will be happening in the schools of the future. Thinking about their education plan only, what do you believe are the pros and cons of […]

Born this way

I highly suggest everyone in the class read up on the goals and mission of the Born this way foundation. Although Lady Gaga can be scandalous I do feel like she is someone to look up to and socially is exactly what we need as a country. We  have had far too few celebrities use […]

Educationally cute

This is something that I have been meaning to share with everyone! I think it would be fun to do with our class hehehe Next what I have here is an awesome resource for young/ new educators. This would have been really beneficial to look over during EDU Tech. Technology is something that […]

Math and Science Website

Just found this really cool website on Pinterest for math and science called Study Jams. It goes through a bunch of different aspects of both math and science including a video for how to explain place values and different videos in a section for scientific inquiry. There are multiple big sections for both math and […]

Presidential Debate on Education

So I just got done a little bit ago watching the final Presidential Debate and I could go on forever about some of the things that were said, but I wont do that. I would like to point out how though the debate was supposed to be on each candidates’ position on foreign policy there […]

Technology Resource

Hi all, this is another Geofest resource that I said I would share. I attended a presentation on ipad programs and Map Mashups. The man who presented has a website with all the resources he shared with us. There are some really good ones! To access these resources visit: When you get there, visit […]