Election Activities

24 10 2012

Hi everyone,

It’s been a while since my last post. Sorry about that. I’m almost caught up with work and will make it a point to post each week.

I know that you are all overwhelmed with work this year so with the election only two weeks away, I thought you may be interested in some of the ideas for activities at http://www.edutopia.org/search/apachesolr_search/election.

Let me know if you find anything that you can easily use.

I’m putting together information about a terrific website called LearnZillion – BY TEACHERS FOR TEACHERS and ALL Common Core. I hope to have it ready to post by Monday so I will keep this one short.

Have a great rest of the week,


MTRACT has Moved

9 10 2012

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a relaxing Columbus Day weekend.



We have new “digs”! We are still in McKenna but located in Room 202. Enter through the front and go upstairs – our room faces Spruce Street.

Remember that MTRACT is YOUR teacher center and although our location may have changed we still have much to offer.

NEW THIS YEARiPads ! We have 10. Call ahead to reserve one.

And of course, we still have the following for you to borrow:

  •       SMART Senteo Interactive Response Set
  •       SMART Doc Camera
  •       SMART Airliner Wireless Slate Boards
  •       Digital Cameras
  •       Digital Movie Camera
  •       Dell Laptop (wireless)
  •       Mac Laptops
  •       iPod Tune Talk Stereo
  •       Snowflake Microphones (noise canceling)
  •       Plantronics wireless headset with microphone

Taking Classes? Come to our library:

  • Books straight from ASCD (don’t buy them – borrow them)
  • Journals
  • Teachers Helper Magaziner


 Don’t re-invent the wheel:

Collegial Circles that have been completed for various subject areas

 Better yet – create your OWN collegial circle for INSERVICE and to count toward your 175 HOURS!!!

And you know about the equipment

  •       Hot Laminator
  •       Binding Machine
  •       Button Maker
  •       Poster makers – color and black and white
  •       Letter cutout maker

Our hours will be changing. More information on that will be forthcoming. Just make sure you always call before you come.

Have a great week,