Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010


Like all of you - the end of the year has swamped me - I def. want to have a kick off dinner but now, I am thinking let's do it before next year...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Online quizzes for summer assignments

Hi, I'm modifying my summer assignment for AP Chem and I am having my students outline chapters from our textbook--material that they should have already covered in first year chem. I'd like to give them an online quiz but have never used one before and don't know where to start. I'd like it to be the type that doesn't allow them to go back to a question after they've already answered it and perhaps is timed as well. Any ideas?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

No Smartboard in your classroom? Gotta Wii-mote?

Johnny Lee demos Wii Remote hacks | Video on

This is awesome... even if you already have a smartboard in your classroom, you could try this at home. It took a minute for my husband to do it with a wiimote and a regular tv remote control (which gives off the infrared light, since we didn't buy an infrared pen yet). Incredibly easy, cheap touch-screen solution. (I do not have a smartboard in my classroom so I might buying a wii-mote and a infrared pen (about $50 altogether to make one myself.)

Browse, there are so many interesting videos. How about math and some intense origami? Great for in the classroom or just for us to keep ourselves learning.

Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity | Video on

Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity | Video on

I think we actually saw this somewhere during one of the PD days, but it was interesting hearing it again.

As far as the tech-side goes, my husband and I have been browsing through, so I might be posting some of those here. They have nice 6-minute talks, too.

Lets Get It Started!

Hey! We are thrilled that we have found this many like minded educators! LiME is our chance to talk/support each other - please feel like LiME is your as much as anyone else. If everyone feel ownership of LiME it will be more successful.

Here are the first two "items":

1) I would like to host a
LiME kick off dinner at my house sometime between now and the start of summer. How does June 16th look for everyone? Also, I know that we have some dietary concerns that I need to be aware of - If you have any - please let me know!

2) What web based things have you used this year? What level of success have you enjoyed with these tools?

I am looking forward to this process!