I am always trying to mash together different apps and websites for innovative but clear and concise projects for students. When I first heard about the AR Sandbox my mind instantly started doing just that. I connected the dots between Tinkercad, 3D printing, and the AR Sandbox and came up with a project for 5th... Continue Reading →
It's amazing how much this room has transformed over the past couple of months. Even when I compare pictures from the beginning of the school year to now so much has changed. I think that's the greatest things about student spaces. They can adapt and change over time based on student needs.
Last year, our volunteer coordinator created an Instagram for our school. At first I was unsure but then realized this was a positive push in the right direction. After spending a year maintaining the schools' Instagram site, I realized there were a lot of people we were reaching through Instagram that we weren't reaching through... Continue Reading →
We have amazing people in Asheville City Schools. Walter Dove, a member of our district's General Maintenance Department, is one of those people who goes above and beyond for kids. Walter came across the UC Davis website (https://arsandbox.ucdavis.edu/) on how to make Augmented Reality Sandboxes and decided he could build one too. He found his... Continue Reading →
Last December, a 5th grade parent came to me and asked if I had ever thought of starting a VEX IQ robotics team. I answered truthfully, "I haven't and I don't know that much about it, but I'm willing to learn!". That was the best answer I could have ever given. So, we wrote a... Continue Reading →
Check out these digital resources for writing in the upper grades. Great resources to integrate technology into your writing class!
"From the mountains to the sea, all are welcome to unite and learn from each other to better educate our North Carolina students!" On Saturday, November 18th the NC Chapter of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year held the first annual edcampuniteNC at Elizabeth City State University. This was the first edcamp... Continue Reading →