Cheska Robinson

Middle school science teacher and state ed education specialist Author of "From the Listservs Roundup" column, Science Scope (2016-2018) Mother of hens, chocoholic, and adventurer in upstate New York




Schoharie CSD

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Recent Posts by Cheska

Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:31 AM in Connecting with experts
One of my goals is to increase student awareness of STEAM careers. I am slowly reworking my units to become more 3D and problem-based. I would like to connect with STEAM experts and professionals, so students could interact with them and ask them questions for their research. I am in a rural area though, relatively new to the community, and am struggling to find companies and organizations with ...

Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:19 AM in Planet sizes
Hi Hye Ju Lee,  a human scale model is always a great idea. I found this activity online for you:    

Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:21 AM in How do I make the most of my Chromebooks?
One of the best things I ever learned from a teacher professional development workshop was the SAMR model. Chromebooks are wonderful, but I personally hate being in a room where all of my students are quiet and all they do is work independently on their screens. The beauty of SAMR is that it really makes you think about how you and your students use technology. The goal in SAMR is to use technolo...

Recent Public Collections by Cheska

Blow-by-Blow Inquiry: Students use their minds and lungs in this engaging inquiry activity
Type: Journal Article

Teaching Through Trade Books: Science From the Heart
Type: Journal Article

Injecting Inquiry Into Photosynthesis Investigations
Type: Journal Article

Our Human–Plant Connection
Type: Journal Article

The Virus Debate
Type: Book Chapter