The Beginning and the Blog

I’ve learned a few things in my quest to be a better teacher. Clearly outlining the objective is a great educational practice which definitely applies to this blog:

Objective of this blog: The reader will… learn about the latest improvements to the site, and discover the great activities that work well in the Edufy format.

Ben, Will, and Kirk will give updates when we’ve implemented cool new features that the community has asked for, and I’ll share great activities that work well in our “find the pieces you need” approach. Here’s two I want to highlight:

  • Liz posted an activity to model the layers of the Earth with Interior of the Earth Foldable.
  • Dottie posted an exciting Observation vs Inference demo. It features the teacher eating a burning candle! This was a big hit on the NSTA listserv, so she posted it here too.

We can’t wait to have enough activities shared  (8/15?) so we can start to invite our colleagues before school starts. At that time, anything is possible. Imagine the power of 30,000 Earth Science teachers posting even one great idea.

A big thanks to Ben for setting up this blog, thanks to everyone helping out this summer, and thanks for helping to make great teaching easier.

Best wishes,

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