School has been out for a couple of weeks now and I’ve been spending my days relaxing. I do have some plans to update the website and I did find out right before we left that I will be teaching and introductory physics class (what most schools call “physical science” or just “general science”). I definitely need to brush up on electricity, velocity, and gravity and all the other stuff that I learned years ago in physics 101. Stay tuned for a new link added to the ‘classes” section.
My other projects include converting lessons to the format that my new Promethean Board uses and going through all the lessons and resources they have at their site. I’ve been able to do some presentations with the board since its installation and it certainly seems like an amazing piece of technology. A grant and donation allowed our school to get one and I was the lucky recipient.
I also plan to create answer keys for all of the worksheets stored in the database, I just haven’t quite worked out how to make it so that students cannot easily access answer keys. Even if I created a password protected folder, that won’t help other educators who are looking for the answers also. Open to suggestions there.
And when I’m not working on these projects, I plan to spend my summer days meditating at the city pool and catching up on summer reading. Currently, have Scott Westerfeld’s “Leviathan” in my beach bag as my *FUN* book and a more serious nonfiction science book titled “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks“.