Friday Round Up 5/25/12

Happy Memorial Day weekend to all that celebrate! On June 7, Join the Conversation About Summer Reading On June 7th the NY Times Learning Network is hosting a day long twitter conversation to kick off their Third Annual Summer Reading Contest which begins June 15th and runs till August 17th. On June 7th people will… Read more »

The New Community Forum!

We are excited to announce we now have a Community Forum for our users! We hope this can become a valuable place for community members to share ideas and help support each other as we use ShowMe! On the Forum we hope to : Discuss Feedback and Improvement for our App and Website Share different… Read more »

ShowMe of the Week: Greenhouse Effect

Thanks to Sharon Churchwell for this fantastic ShowMe! It provides a comprehensive overview of how we get carbon dioxide and methane gas into our atmosphere and how they help warm our planet. This also explains (as the title claims) the greenhouse effect and the concept of global warming! Please upgrade your browser

Friday Round Up 5/18/2012

It’s a beautiful day in New York and it should be a nice weekend as well. I hope everyone else is experiencing good weather for the weekend! Is the Master’s Degree the New Bachelor’s Degree? This article highlights how many careers that previously required only a bachelors degree are now seeking out applicants that have… Read more »

Friday Round Up 5/11/12

Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids? In the process of writing his new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works Jonah Lehrer has discovered that many children lose their playful sense of creativity as they get older, specifically between the ages of 3rd-5th grade. Lehrer believes this is partially because our students are deemed valuable based… Read more »

Our Awesome Educator Community!

This weekend Kika and I attended edcampNYC. Edcamp, described as an “unconference”, is free and put together entirely by educators in different cities throughout the United States. This was my first edcamp and I really enjoyed the comfortable, supportive atmosphere. All attendees are invited to host workshops. It was acceptable to switch between workshops halfway through if you… Read more »

ShowMe of the Week: Frog Lifecycle

I loved learning about animals and lifecycles! This ShowMe from Barbara Ainscough demonstrates the lifecycle of a frog. Please upgrade your browser

Friday Round Up 5/4/2012

Happy May! We hope to see some of you at EdCamp NYC tomorrow 🙂 In Crown Heights, Getting Past Stereotypes Through Learning Fours girls from the High School for Global Citizenship in Crown Heights, Brooklyn recently participated in a WNYC radio reporting workshop in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves. These four girls are all immigrants from… Read more »

The Summer Lifelong Learning List

I believe in lifelong learning as a goal. Sure, since I teach, I talk to students about becoming lifelong learners and that seems like the right thing to do, but I don’t do it because it’s the right thing to do, I do it because I believe in it. As a result I don’t believe… Read more »

ShowMe of the Week: Elements of a Short Story

Sany LeMahieu gives a fantastic, brief overview of the elements of a short story! This is a great introductory video for classes that are embarking on a Short Story unit. Please upgrade your browser