Creativity Driven Assessment

[caption id="attachment_204" align="aligncenter" width="500"] cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Ryan McGilchristhttps://flic.kr/p/4ocshf[/caption]   Assessment is a large part of what we do as educators. However, it seems that many traditional forms of assessment might not be aiding in pushing our students to be 21st century thinkers.…

How To Start Making

The maker movement is something I have had my eye on for a while now. I love the principals behind it: creation, play, experimentation, innovation, sharing knowledge, collaborative projects, re-purposing, hacking, coding, etc. I have always been a big believer in learning by doing, and that is what maker education…

Thrift Fan Boat Lesson Plan

NGSS Standards Addressed: MS-PS-2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions MS-PS2-3 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions MS-PS3-1 Energy MS-PS3-3 Energy MS-ETS1-1 Engineering Design MS-ETS1-2 Engineering Design MS-ETS1-3 Engineering Design MS-ETS1-4 Engineering Design Iowa 21st Century Skills Standards Addressed: 21.6-8.ES.1 21.6-8.ES.2 21.6-8.ES.3 21.6-8.ES.4 21.6-8.ES.5 21.6-8.TL.1 21.6.8.TL.2 21.6-8.TL.3 21.6-8.TL.4 Driving Questions:…

Google Keep: GTD

I know it wasn't one of the prescribed options, but Google Keep has been on my radar for quite a while now. I've used it just slightly, but never for more than jotting down a quick note when using my Android phone. I think it has potential to be a go…