Nicole McKamey

I like to surf. I have two children, ages five and 7.




Kapaa High School

Recent Posts by Nicole

Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:34 PM in Technical Writing: Making Visible the Hidden Magic of Nonfiction Writing
WOW TR! Thanks so much for the wisdom and the link to that handbook. I am really excited to dive into it and use it. Next year our school is making the big shift into common core and our principal is really making an effort to prep us with all kinds of PD meetings where experts come in and help us learn to navigate the common core standards, tie them in with state benchmarks, assess writing sam...

Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:33 PM in Chemistry Apps
Oh, here is the file for you all. Its just sloppy copy pasted with the comments so you can we can know what's what and edit how you like.. ~Nicole

Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:29 PM in Chemistry Apps
Wow what a great list! I am new to teaching, and definitely know that my students love it anytime we do assignments in the computer lab. We also have a mobile i pad cart that I share with four other teachers. Betty, the iTunesU program seems like really neat, and not only as a "full course" for students, but also as a way to help them keep up if they are absent. As out school gets more and m...

Recent Reviews by Nicole

Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:11 PM
5 An Awesome Resource!
The first thing that I found useful was the way that the map was laid out with the themes which were correlated to resource links, like the video talk on graphine and graphite. Another thing I was thrilled about is the variety of different resources. It has everything from pdf worksheets, to interactive simulations, to online lessons from people working in field chemistry. As I look to figure out ways to hit the benchmarks, I will look to the SciGuide for resources and ideas. I will definitely use the demonstration QuickTime movies with demonstration manuals to help me gain confidence and figure out what materials to order for next year. I like that there are so many different types of resources to choose from, so that I can pick and choose what will work best for me. One thing that could be done to improve the guide is to have someone remove the links that don’t work anymore. Another thing might be to organize the map differently, with the “Themes” as units such as “Atomic Structure and Bonding” or “Chemical Reactions” since that is the way it seems to be organized in textbooks and state benchmarks.