Melinda Meyer



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Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:13 AM in Do you know a good simulation program?
We are trying to both expand and keep our list of simulations current.  We currently use pHet (free), Concord Consortium (free), and CK-12 (free), and Gizmos (paid) extensively.  Are there other simulation programs that you would recommend at the K-8 level?  We recently ran across the program Universe Sandbox and I was wondering if anyone has used it?

Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:03 PM in NGSS UbD Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions
Last year Connecticut adopted the NGSS.  We have been studying the Framework and Standards for over three years and our district is now in the process of writing K-8 UbD curricular units aligned with the NGSS.  I was wondering if anyone in other states that have been aligned for awhile would be willing to share UbD NGSS aligned Enduring Understandings or Essential Questions.  We are thrilled to ge...

Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:49 PM in What 3D printer do you recommend for middle school programs?
We have used a few different brands of 3D printers in our middle school STEM program and they haven't been successful in withstanding the amount of use.  They seem to be broken for the majority of the time.  I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations of brands of 3d printers that are resilient.