It’s just after 8:00 am at Molholm Elementary as I walk into Amy Clink’s 1st/2nd split classroom. There’s the quiet stillness in the room. You know the one. That moment when everything is ready to be learned...just waiting for eager minds to reach out and grab it.
From the moment you walk into her classroom, you know you are not in the average classroom. Amy’s classroom set-up is a bit unconventional. Desks are in the familiar pod groupings but desks are at different heights. Tall desks are for students who want to work standing up and low desks for students who prefer to kneel. There are exercise balls and T-stools (stools for balance) for sitting. It’s clear right away that students are the focus of her teaching style.
Utilization of Google Apps for Education has changed the way we collaborate and communicate with students and colleagues. Another great benefit of using your Google Drive is unlimited free cloud storage. While this fuels collaboration power, it can be a hindrance when it comes to organization. Below are some simple time saving tips to help you organize your Google Drive and use it more efficiently.
On Saturday, January 23rd educators and members of the Jeffco community gathered at Arvada West High School to attend the annual Jeffco Tech Share Fair. It was a wonderful day full of learning, sharing, growth and fun!
Collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking through coding: a showcase of learning across jeffco
a newly released white house initiative
The white house released a new initiative for computer science in January. The initiative, known as "CS (computer science) for All" is designed to empower all students, from kindergarten through high school, to learn computer science and develop the skills they need to thrive in a digital economy. With the rapid shift of technology in our economy, educators and business leaders are recognizing that computer science is a now a basic skill for students to be able to persevere in the work place.