Archive for October, 2010

Austin Science and Engineering Festival

The first annual Austin Science and Engineering Festival was held this past weekend at the Austin Convention Center. The two-day expo featured more than 100 fun and interactive activities – from robots to a planetarium to dry ice bubbles – to insp…

2010 – 2011 Accommodations Manual update

Each year TEA publishes a guidance document for campus/district/regional level personnel to access and use when “…selecting, providing, and evaluating the use of accommodations in instruction and assessment.” (2010.Accommodations Manual)

Link to TE…

From Tinker to Thinker

From Tinker to Thinker

In the field of education we are in a constant debate and struggle on how to best educate the children in our schools. Terms and teaching philosophies like differentiation, brain-based instruction, response to intervention, con…

Those Who Can Teach…

With relish, we at Region XIII read the OpEd piece Look, at your school, it’s a teacher…it’s a counselor…it’s Superman in Saturday’s Austin American Statesman.  The piece was penned by Sara Stevenson, former English teacher and current school lib…

Those Who Can Teach…

With relish, we at Region XIII read the OpEd piece Look, at your school, it’s a teacher…it’s a counselor…it’s Superman in Saturday’s Austin American Statesman.  The piece was penned by Sara Stevenson, former English teacher and current school librarian at O’Henry Middle School. In anticipation of Davis Guggenheim’s documentary, “Waiting for Superman,” chronicling the current dismal […]

Discovery Education on the iPad & iTouch

Discovery Education continues their great online content by creating a mobile site. A key feature is that the site will modify itself for the platform you are using in order to fully maximize the experience. Why not create an iPad or iTouch app inste…

Vernier Video Physics

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Vernier Video Physics for iOS brings physics video analysis to the iPhone and iPod touch. Take a video of an object in motion, mark its position frame by frame, and set up the scale using a known distance. Video Physics then…

Einstein Fellowship for STEM Teachers!

Ever wonder what it would be like to work in Washington D.C. and still be in STEM education? Read on to find out how!

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Act was signed into law in November 1994. The law gives the Department of Ene…

3 Ring Binders in the Digital Age: Your Curriculum is Online, Your Resources Should Be Too

3 Ring Binders in the Digital Age:  Your Curriculum is Online, Your Resources Should Be Too

Everyone agrees that the role of technology is to help solve problems for educators.  In years past, technology helped solve the problem of too little inform…

Supplemental Aid Project

This newly created site is for anyone looking for instructional supplemental aids to help students struggling with accessing the general curriculum, including assessments. On our site there are links to helpful tools for teachers to create their own s…