Archive | February, 2013

ECA Garden First Taste

February 28, 2013

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I learned that vegetable plants grow very quickly.  I also learned that growing quickly doesn’t necessarily mean everything will produce food quickly. However, only three and half weeks after planting, our blossoming ECA Community Garden just produced it’s first crop of radishes and greens! We decided to let the middle school students, who all helped […]

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Cool Science Topic Boards with Pinterest

February 23, 2013

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I wanted a visually appealing way to share cool links and sites I came across with my students and other teachers.  I am giving Pinterest a try and so far I am very happy with the ease of use and the way the boards look. Check out the Pinterest Overview, Mr. Fox’s Pinterest Home Page, […]

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Science and Art: BFF

February 21, 2013

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I have always found many things in nature and science artistically beautiful.  However during my school learning experiences, I was never given the chance to explore science and art as an integrated experience. This year Mr. Anderson helped me create opportunities for students to creatively explore science and art concepts to produce understanding and wonderful […]

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CooL TooLs

February 14, 2013

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Knowing and using the right tool for the job can save you time and allow you to effectively perform a task. There are two definitions of “tool” that I am referring to: (mainly the first for now) Dictionary:  Tool an implement, especially one held in the hand, as a hammer,saw, or file, for performing or facilitating mechanical operations. anything used as a means of accomplishing a task or purpose Every job has it’s own set of tools Chef:  knife, garlic press, rolling pin […]

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Procedures: Origami Pots

February 8, 2013

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One way I learn how to do many things is through procedures shared on the internet.  There are many experts (and many non experts) around the world who have shared their ideas and insights to help other interested learners around the world.  I have learned how to cut a hole in my roof and install […]

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My Mentors: My Dad

February 7, 2013

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This is a long post, but a meaningful one for me.  So please give it a real read. With all of the wonderful comments on the Design Post, I noticed how many of you mentioned working with family or friends as a key piece of your enjoyment.  It led me to write this post about […]

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