I have shared in the past how BrainPOP is much more than a movie site and is great for providing a broad range of learning opportunities. I want to focus on the way it allows teachers to differentiate learning opportunities for students. My background in New York City’s District 75, citywide special education, makes personalizing … Continue reading Differentiation With BrainPOP
Get In the Game With BrainPOP
This post is part of my selection as the BrainPOP Certified Educator for September 2017. You can view the first part of my interview as well as my post about all that's new at BrainPOP for more information. Personal Gaming History I've always been a deeply competitive lover of games. It may have started with … Continue reading Get In the Game With BrainPOP
BrainPOP CBE of the Month
I was selected to be September's Certified BrainPOP Educator of the Month. This is part 1 of 2 posts that will also be posted on the BrainPOP Educator Blog. History and Background: What grade(s) do you teach? Subject area? I am a special educator and STEM Coach who has teaches in New York City’s District … Continue reading BrainPOP CBE of the Month
Responsible Digital Citizenship
I'm going to give you an overview of Common Sense Education's (CSE) Digital Citizenship curriculum & resources. If you want more on what Common Sense does, check out my previous post called "Use Some Common Sense". SOCIAL MEDIA STATISTICS According to a recent Pew Research Center (PRC) study, 69% of all American adults use some … Continue reading Responsible Digital Citizenship
Shall We Play A Game?
This is part of a series of posts on game-based learning in conjunction with the Games for Change Festival. See the whole series. History Of Gaming If the WarGames reference wasn't clear, it is once again the week of the Games for Change Festival. So it seems like the perfect opportunity to discuss the how, why, … Continue reading Shall We Play A Game?
What’s New at BrainPOP?
You may know BrainPOP as the fun robot movie site. And it is an amazing way to introduce a student to or further their understanding of a variety of topics. I also, as a teacher of students with autism, have a soft spot for Moby who never says a word but communicates so much. Gladly my district … Continue reading What’s New at BrainPOP?