Total Results: 58

Kristie Ennis Jan 15, 2018

Jan 15, 2018

Ed Tech can Ease the Stress

Sometimes, Educational Technology can be so overwhelming; there is so much out there that it is easy to feel that you'll never keep up. There are always shiny, new tools available for classroom and personal use that grab our attention and the ...

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Delsia Malone Dec 26, 2017

Dec 26, 2017

It's Snowing in the Classroom

Ever wondered how to get snow inside the classroom for the students without it melting? Be sure to look at wonder #1141 with the children to find out what happens to melted snow. Well here is a great recipe to create snow. Add it to the sensory ...

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Kristie Ennis Dec 18, 2017

Dec 18, 2017

Camp Wonderopolis Goes on the Road

This morning, I have had some time to reflect on the amazing opportunity I had last week to take Camp Wonderopolis on the road. Principal Matt Arend, now a fellow Wonder Lead Ambassador, invited me to come work with the Sigler Elementary School 5th ...

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Carol Varsalona Dec 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017

Thoughts on the First Snow

As Long Island changed from late autumn to a winter-like scene and back to autumn this past weekend, I turned to Wonderopolis to continue wondering about snow. Wonder of the Day, #1141, provided information on Where Does the Snow Go When It Melts. ...

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Kristie Ennis Nov 30, 2017

Nov 30, 2017

Create Wonder-full Presentations with Buncee!

After meeting Francesca A. in the #txlchat, I had the opportunity to walk through the uses of the amazing presentation tool called Buncee. If you haven't checked it out yet, you should! Students, teachers, and everyone else can use this tool to make ...

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Carol Varsalona Nov 1, 2017

Nov 1, 2017

Thoughts at the End of Halloween 2017

Halloween magic was evident in my neighborhood today. A parade of continuous costumed-characters made their way down the street from early afternoon to late at night. They came in packs of dozens being ushered along by parents and friends. From ...

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Kristie Ennis Oct 31, 2017

Oct 31, 2017

Differentiation Doesn't Have to Mean "Extra"

This week's Book Fort is all about differentiation because let's be honest, it is an educational buzz word that not many of us really know what to do with. Doubet and Hockett do a fabulous job in their book, Differentiation in Middle and High School ...

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Delsia Malone Oct 2, 2017

Oct 2, 2017

New Role in Education

As a kid, I often heard my parents say hard work pays off. I would hear their words again throughout my life but especially remember those words at my high school graduation, again at college graduation and my first post college career assignment. ...

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Kristie Ennis Sep 18, 2017

Sep 18, 2017

Wonder on the Drive

As I was driving back to the Chicago area from Dublin, OH, which will become my new home in about one month, I was reminded that wonder is everywhere, even in the car when you are exhausted and restless. The wind farm in Northern Indiana captured ...

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Carol Varsalona Sep 16, 2017

Sep 16, 2017

Make Your Mark on International Dot Day 2017

It's International Dot Day 2017, "a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration". Dots are filling Twitter like confetti from the sky. 10,007,526 people are celebrating in 169 countries around the world. Thanks to author, ...

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Carol Varsalona Sep 7, 2017

Sep 7, 2017

Student-Inspired Poetry Creations

Are you delighted by the feel of sand between your toes, the smell of salt air, and the warmth of a summer day? I am and wanted to share the experience with my grandbaby while in Cape May this summer. I filled a pail of sand so my granddaughter ...

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NCFL Sep 5, 2017

Sep 5, 2017

Families learn about design and alternative energy with “Land Yachts” at the Covina Public Library

This summer, three libraries across the nation were awarded $3,000 grants, NCFL training, and Campsite Kits to implement Camp Wonderopolis® programming, thanks to generous support from Better World Books. These libraries provided Maker activities ...

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NCFL Sep 5, 2017

Sep 5, 2017

Maker activities spark wonder at Texas elementary school

This summer, three libraries across the nation were awarded $3,000 grants, NCFL training, and Campsite Kits to implement Camp Wonderopolis® programming, thanks to generous support from Better World Books. These libraries provided Maker activities ...

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Delsia Malone Aug 9, 2017

Aug 9, 2017

Picture Book Recommendations

This year I was compelled to share picture books on the themes of individualism, self esteem, and kindness. I also located accompanying wonders on Wonderopolis. Happy reading! Cheer Up by Michael Gordon -Simple rhymes tell of a little boy learning ...

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Delsia Malone Aug 5, 2017

Aug 5, 2017

Who Loves the Beach?

This year my husband and I traveled to Mexico Beach, Florida. It is July. It’s hot. It’s very, very hot. As we drove, I could not help but wonder: Why do we love the beach? We do not need a tan. I hate being sweaty. I shy away from the sun. Why ...

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Lisa Silmser Aug 5, 2017

Aug 5, 2017

A Foundation of Community

I've been doing some research this summer on how important it is to build community in a classroom and in a school. When people feel like they belong and have connections to others in a group they are more productive, healthier and have a greater ...

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