Jeanne Rogers


Posted by Jeanne Rogers Mar 22, 2012

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I first saw this in the Big Deal Book for Spring 2012.  MissionUS is a multimedia approach for learning history (grades 5-8) through interactive games.  The blog post written by Ryan Dube, September 2010, does a great job of describing the games.  The educator guides provide an overview that includes essential questions, background information on historical events, and classroom lessons to complement the missions.  There are additional missions planned for release in 2013 and 2014.  Head to MissionUS, bookmark it, and return often.  You won’t be disappointed.

Jeanne Rogers

Science Videos

Posted by Jeanne Rogers Mar 17, 2012

I discovered Mark Hayes' YouTube Science videos while reading a post "How do you motivate the unmotivated?" I so enjoy learning from others! 

Jeanne Rogers

World Poetry Day

Posted by Jeanne Rogers Mar 11, 2012

World Poetry Day is March 21.  National Poetry Month is held every April. This spring plan on celebrating poetry with your students and discuss the role it plays in literature and in our culture.  When working on your poetry unit this year, teachers will find lesson plans, handouts, interactives, and additional resources here in Thinkfinity’s ReadWriteThink site. Students can create Acrostic, Diamante, and Shape poems using interactives within the Verizon Thinkfinity site.  A sample of what you will find includes "Walk with Thoreau" and a Peer editing check list. You will find more suggestions at EDSITEment!


Another resource, Poetry 180, is designed to help make it easy for high school students to read or hear a poem a day for the school year.

Jeanne Rogers

iPad Webinar March 13

Posted by Jeanne Rogers Mar 6, 2012

Hi there,

You may have noticed your iPad didn't come with
an instruction manual...

But we can help get you up and running, using your
iPad with confidence in just 60 minutes!

Join Chris Casal, iPad trainer extraordinaire, for a brand new
online workshop (100% FREE) designed specifically for teachers
that will get you started on your iPad journey.

==>Register Now

Chris has helped 1,000's of teachers learn about this new
teaching tool, and all the basics of getting started.

During this online workshop, you'll...

- Learn about the basic, out-of-the-box settings
- Build confidence navigating and operating your iPad
- Discover the power of Apps, and how you can add them to
   your device
- Receive a list of "starter apps" to get you going
- Increase your confidence using the iPad as a teaching tool

Join Chris Casal on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 from
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST (USA).

Hurry - space is limited.

==>Reserve Your Seat Now

Don't miss your chance to learn the basic in's and out's
of using your iPad.

See you there,

Kimberly from SimpleK12

P.S. Feel free to invite your educator friends and colleagues
(and anyone else that would enjoy this free, online workshop!)

Jeanne Rogers

Women's History Month

Posted by Jeanne Rogers Mar 3, 2012

2012 National Women’s History Month Theme: Women’s Education –Women’s Empowerment


Here's a resource with several sites that may be useful for class presentations and discussions.


Be sure to take a look at all of the wonderful resources available on Verizon Thinkfinity.  Start by checking out

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