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STEM Kit Expansion at FETC

Posted on January 10, 2019

We are thrilled to announce an addition to the Lyle and Louise Forensic STEM Kits which will be released at FETC 2019. The software will be used to teach students: Faces Forensic Science Effective Communication and Teamwork Growth Mindset Genetics   The software will be paired with projects that will address the 4 topics listed above and will cover 6-8 class periods. Students will work in groups of 4 to solve a mystery using Faces

3 Teacher Goals for 2019

Posted on January 2, 2019

We have put together 3 teacher goals for 2019 with advice on how to achieve these goals! Focus on important content. Use grading rubrics. Be kind to your students.   When you focus on important content, you will achieve more content mastery success. If you are in a rush to cover content before testing starts in the spring, identify the content the students absolutely must master and content you want the students to master. Cover

Formal Teacher Evaluation Lessons

Posted on December 17, 2018

Are you stressed out trying to make a lesson plan for a formal teacher evaluation? Here’s a quick checklist: Does the material connect to content already learned? Does the material connect to content you will address in the future? Does the lesson show students how to use the content in real life? Are the students assessing themselves based on criteria they develop (student-made rubric)? Do the students have freedom in the lesson? (differentiation). Are the

3 Education Trends We Love

Posted on December 12, 2018

Education trends come and go but we sure hope these stick around! Block Coding. We LOVE the simplicity of block coding and truly believe this trend will open doors for both students and corporations. Block coding allows students (and professionals) to quickly program a piece of technology to complete a task(s). Any command you can think of “flip backwards”, “follow line”, or “flash light” can be easily accessed and programmed. Block coding allows students to

Reasons to attend FETC

Posted on December 7, 2018

Are you going to FETC January 27-30, 2019 in Orlando? If not, you should sign up IMMEDIATELY!   We are giving away over  in STEM kits, including drones! See video below! Live demo will be happening at our booth #954 ALL DAY EVERY DAY! You can save 10% at registration using the code: CROSSCUT19 The Practical Educator is presenting booth 461 session PS053 We are launching a new product at FETC! Thousands of new technologies and

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