Monthly Archives: April 2007

Printable Content Provider List

Here’s a little treat for you. I’ve just added a Printable Content Provider List to our VC Program Database linked on TWICE and Polycom. It pulls directly from the our database, so each time you print it, it’s the most … Continue reading

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Women in Aviation

Today Marcellus Elementary is connecting to NASA Langley for their Women in Aviation program. This program ties in learning about famous women pilots, learning about the importance of math and science, and actually creating a kite. Several visuals are used … Continue reading

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Is she a robot?

Here’s a really funny story from today. I was doing a test call with a school for Michigan Exchange, and one of the students in the library said, “Is she a robot?” He’d never seen a videoconference before! It’s pretty … Continue reading

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Last MysteryQuest USA of 2007

Today we had some fun clues. Classroom A, Pennfield Central Elementary, Pennfield, MI, integrated their poetry unit into their MysteryQuest USA presentation. All of our clues are going to rhyme And we’re all going to have a great, great time. … Continue reading

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Providing Simple Content for Your Schools

I’ve written before about the importance of educational service agencies providing content for their constituent schools. It doesn’t have to be something that’s as time intensive and complicated as MysteryQuest! It could be as simple as singing to the students! … Continue reading

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Great Clues from Alaska

How do you give a clue about the time zone of your state when it includes the name of your state? By giving a math problem! EST -4; CST – 3, etc. Notice the great background this school created for … Continue reading

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Updated Favorite Field Trips Page

Today I updated the list of content provider program reviews from my blog (plus a few video clips from 2000) on our Favorite Field Trips page. Just thought you might want to revisit the list if you haven’t been back … Continue reading

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More Math Clues

Another MysteryQuest USA session today. We had some rough technology problems at the beginning, but they smoothed out and the kids settled into taking notes. One school presented a news show! I love those. They also included visual clues at … Continue reading

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Why Projects Failed This Year

I’m beginning to get into “end of the year” reflection and planning mode. One of the things that’s been simmering in my brain for a while now is why projects failed this year. Yes, I figured you might want to … Continue reading

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Do VCs raise students’ self-esteem?

Over lunch today I read an article on Overcoming Underachievement in Edutopia. In a nutshell, the study showed that a simple 15 minute writing exercise where minority students wrote about attributes “they value, such as relationships with friends or being … Continue reading

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