Reaching for the Stars

This post was featured on the Skype Social Good blog. How can I connect concepts my students are learning about to real world experiences? That’s the question that teachers ponder every day. It’s easy to throw a math problem up on the board for children to solve or...

Shake, Rattle, and Roll

As we began to learn about Earth, we discovered that it is made up of many different layers, the crust, mantle, outer core, and inner core. The crust and the upper part of the mantle is often also referred to as the lithosphere. The lithosphere isn’t completely...

A View From Above

Back in April, Mr. Avery had traveled out to Arizona as part of a trip for LearnZillion While there, he had the opportunity to experience the Education Innovation Summit. He was able to meet people who run many of the websites and apps that we use such as Edmodo and...

All Shook Up

You may have recently read that there was an earthquake that happened in Maine. Well, the earthquake could be felt as far away as Connecticut. Some of us even felt it! Even though it wasn’t very strong, some of us felt the ground shaking beneath our feet. It was...

Just a Short Jump

During his fall, Baumgartner will not only be out for a joyride, he’ll also be collecting scientific data that will help create future suits for astronauts that could help them better survive in space. He’ll top out at about 690 miles per hour and will...