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About Me: I teach 7th and 8th grade Math,Science, Design and Engineering. I received my National Board Certification in EA Science in 2006. This is my 20th year of teaching.
Affiliation: Pacific Middle School
Location: Renton, Washington
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Recent Posts by Sandy
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:52 PM in Rethinking Google Glass
I am at a conference today for CTE, (Career and Technical Education), teachers. We had a keynote speaker that totally blew my socks off – honestly, she said she would and she did. I am a technogeek. I love technology toys and can’t wait to get my hands on them. When Google Glass was first introduced, all I could think of was all of the negatives. Today, my perspective was changed. Corinne...

Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:21 PM in Oh my Goodness, Anatomy 4D
I am at a conference today for CTE, (Career and Technical Education), teachers. We had a keynote speaker that totally blew my socks off – honestly, she said she would and she did. There is a free app for Anatomy 4D https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/anatomy-4d/id555741707?mt=8 and 4D Human Anatomy images to use with the app can be found at http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=...

Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:08 PM in Rethinking Homework
I am at a conference today for CTE, (Career and Technical Education), teachers. We had a keynote speaker that totally blew my socks off – honestly, she said she would and she did. The speaker was Corinne Hoisington, and she shared a whole new perspective on tools for student learning. For years, we have had students make corrections on their work, quizzes, assessments, etc. Today, Corinne ...





Recent Reviews by Sandy

5 Hmmm, I am wondering ...
how else I might use original source materials in my middle school Design and Engineering and Science classrooms. An interesting way to teach Science I had not considered. I appreciate the links to the digitized collection of Alexander Graham Bell’s papers. I am left wondering what else might be found there.


5 I Never Knew ...
you could do that! This was a really nice review of all of the new tools Google offers for use on the classroom. Some I had heard of, some not. Of particular interest was the use of site:search. I can’t wait to show this to my middle school students when they are doing their research essays. I had always used the images section for the images, but did not realize I could follow the prompt to discover similar images through the camera icon.


5 Chemical Cleanout
A great reminder for the beginning of the year, especially for a teacher that is either new or in a newly inherited room. “On the Web” resources are appreciated because they are up to date and applicable. Flinn Scientific is mentioned in the article. I think it is especially important for new teachers to note, their catalogue contains chemical information that is exemplary, http://www.flinnsci.com/ Also available are a variety of free online laboratory safety videos and resources.






Recent Public Collections by Sandy



Mask of Black God: The Pleiades in Navajo Cosmology
Type: Journal Article
Grade: College


Reach for the Stars!
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School


12 Resources


The Art of Argumentation
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School


Editor’s Note: Arguing Versus Scientific Argumentation
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School


1 Resources



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