EdTech Spotlights: Jen Varrella, of LEMS, using PhET for Science Simulations

Hands-on, authentic learning has always been one of the hallmarks of education in Science classes.  But the challenge Science teachers consistently face is one of time, funds, and resources to complete labs and other interactive, student-centered lessons.  Plus, scientists today often complete their initial experiments in a controlled context with the use of computer simulations. ... Continue Reading →

In the Spotlight:  Steven Rauer, of VBES, Students Create Instructional Videos

Van Buren Elementary, one of Thompson's "best-kept secrets" Nichole Schlagel - principal, gets creative with limited technology resources.  They leverage limited resources, clever instructional design, and team work to help students be innovative thinkers and content creators. Without technology, 5th grade teacher Steve Rauer's students would be slogging through a long, drawn-out 2-digit division unit.  Keeping students... Continue Reading →

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