Internet Security Pre-test

The Internet is a wonderful resource, but you have to take precautions to stay safe. Take a few minutes to complete this Internet safety test. Please do this by yourself and do not share your answers with your classmates. I will review your answers to determine what we need to go over to stay safe online.

Click on the link below to start the test:

Thank You,

Mrs. Whiteford

DC Metro Area Maker Faire

“Robots, electric go-karts, interactive art, flying machines, and so much more to see and do –KID Museum is hosting the Silver Spring Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, September 29th at Veteran’s Plaza and Great Hall in Silver Spring, from 12:00-5:00p.m. The Maker Faire features free family activities, two performance stages, and innovative projects created by inventors, hackers, crafters, artists, and do-it-yourselfers of all kinds.

Board Builder Video Tutorial

The link to the Board Builder video tutorial can be found here:


Plagiarism game. Read the directions carefully and answer the scenarios to advance to the next level.

 Good Luck!

Focusing Student Creativity

In his book The Element, Dr. Ken Robinson defines creativity as “the process of having original ideas that have value.” I believe that as educators we are tasked with the responsibility to foster creativity in our students, but how do we do this? How do we spark imagination to create with value?

Differentiate Instructions for your Staff

On Friday I had the opportunity to introduce a new teacher to each of the Discovery products to which our school subscribes. This science and math teacher had never seen any of the DE products and was quickly engaged and excited about the impact they would have in his classroom.  When we started on the Science Techbook, he was rapidly navigating through the site and asking questions about the endless possibilities available for his students.  “This will be a dynamic classroom, I can’t wait to begin.

Spread the DEN Love!

As I was returning home from the Discovery Education Common Core Academy today, I received a phone call from the coordinator of the Chittenden County Homeless Shelter in Vermont to thank our group for supplying them with the lunch bags to feed their clients.  The clients loved the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chips and juice and were particularly excited about the fresh apples included in their lunch.  She also commented that the card we included gave it a personal touch and meant a lot to them. Apparently several of them saved the card and carry it around with them.

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