iMovie for iPad

iMovie is an easy and creative program that allows you to edit and produce outstanding videos. The iPad version is quick and easy to use. Check out the link below for a quick tutorial. Also visit Dicovery Education for resources from the AFI the American Film Institute.

Native American Project

The Fifth Grade is busy working on their collaborative Native American projects. Students can refer to these resources in addition to using the school library, World Book online and Discovery Education.



Free Teaching Resources from Discovery Education

Discover Education offers a variety of free resources, lesson plans, interactives and activities for your classroom. Take a look at a few below:


Lone Survivor

A group of Seventh Grade boys comes together to create a game on Sratch! True collaboration, adults should take note.


In remembrance and in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner, my 8th grade homeroom students reflected on what freedom means to them.
May God bless America.

So proud of my students!

The sweet days of summer are fleeting and we hope you have packed them with fun times with your family and friends. Summertime allows us to pursue our passions that we may not otherwise have the time for during the school year, and that is no exception for teachers, as well. I had the opportunity this summer to teach a group of middle school girls at the CyberSTEM Camp at the University of Maryland.

Top 10 Things I Learned at DENSI 2014


We often live our lives by habit, performing daily routines on autopilot without much thought or reflection.  It is easy to live the way we have always lived, to teach the way we have always taught, and to learn the way we have always learned.

The countdown for DEN S-I begins!

The Discovery Summer Institute is just around the corner and I am looking forward to working with my team. #DENSI2014