Whitnee Gallaher

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Recent Posts by Whitnee

Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:27 PM in Increasing Student Engagement in Science Lessons
I used this in a 2nd grade classroom and it went extremely well! The students love being able to have their own devices (iPads) and seeing themselves on the scoreboard if they answered the questions correctly. They thought the music in the background motivated them to actually answer the question instead of simply clicking on an answer. I remember using this as a student myself and I always thoug...

Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:42 PM in STEM and Fairy Tales
This is a wonderful idea! Adding STEM to the fairy tale unit can really enhance students understanding of the story you are reading. I really loved the part where you give students multiple possible problems to be solved in the story. This would allow students to pick more than one option and to share all of the amazing ideas they come up with! It would be a great way to start introducing discuss...





Recent Reviews by Whitnee


Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:57 PM
3 Useful vs. Not So Useful Energy
This SciPack would be a good resource for high school students. Based on the amount of text provided in this SciPack and the difficulty of the interactive activities, I don't think middle school or elementary students would be able to successfully complete these. This SciPack would be very beneficial after students learn a lot of the terminology used in it. Without that prior knowledge, I think this would be extremely confusing for them.


Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:49 PM
2 What is Food?
This SciPack would be a good activity for older students to do. It isn't necessarily engaging/fun and I don't think it would be very beneficial to middle school or elementary school students. It is very text heavy and has some complicated activities included throughout the SciPack. If they were to simplify this one, it may be very beneficial for all types of students.


Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:39 PM
5 STEM in Early Childhood
As an Early Childhood Education preservice teacher, I often question how I am going to integrate STEM into my future classroom. This article was brief, but full of information! It provided different resources that support STEM not only for teachers, but also for parents. I do agree that we (ECE) need more training and PD to effectively implement STEM learning.






Recent Public Collections by Whitnee




I Can See and Feel the Changes in the Seasons
Type: User uploaded resource



Weather Walks
Type: User uploaded resource