Visual Literacy Tips

This month's book list over at STEM Tuesday highlights excellent science comics. For this month's classroom tips, I talk about tips for building visual literacy. Images are fantastic stepping-stones into complex science ideas!

Wild webcams

Last week I was at the regional NSTA conference in Charlotte (always a great experience!). I attended a great session with Krista Brinchek, the science specialist at Abbots Creek Elementary in Raleigh, NC. She talked about her experiences using live wildlife webcams with her classes, and has generously agreed to let me share some of … Continue reading Wild webcams

STEM Tuesday

I have joined the STEM Tuesday team over at the From the Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors blog. I'll be posting every other month (alternating with the delightful Carolyn DeCristofano) on using STEM books in the classroom. My first post is up today, on using Botany Books for Bellringers! Also, don't forget their … Continue reading STEM Tuesday

STEM Tuesday CosSTem contest

Starting next month, I will be joining the STEM Tuesday bloggers at From the Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors. And I'm just in time for the 1st Annual CosSTEM contest! Dress up like your favorite STEM book and win fun prizes!  

Bug-Out Educators!

I have a good friend and excellent educator who wants to help bug-tastic teachers apply for entomology grants--if you use bugs (or would like to give it a go), see below: The Entomological Society of America is offering President's Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Primary and Secondary Education. If you are a primary or secondary … Continue reading Bug-Out Educators!