Geeky Shirt Friday!

This week’s edition of Geeky Shirt Friday . . . do you know what it is? The answer will be posted in a comment below.

My new favorite tool – Remind.com!

My new favorite tool is Remind.com! Wow, what a powerful communication tool for parents and students. Remind lets you send out text blasts to specific groups of people in a safe, secure, and private manner. For example, I have a group set up for my Business Club students. They enrolled in my group by sending …

Help us build our computer science maker space!

After attending my STEM fellowship in Washington DC this summer, I have a renewed interested in promoting all things technology-related. Authentic learning experiences and real world problems to solve are the cornerstones of my classes. Since participating in the Hour of Code, my students have been hungry for more! After receiving a student request to …

STEM Career of the Week – Physicist!

  Stephen Hawking and Jim Parsons Physicist Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories. Education: Masters, Doctoral, Post-Doctoral Possible Job Titles: Health Physicist, Scientist, Research Scientist, Physicist, Research Consultant, Research Physicist, Biophysics Scientist Possible Employers: academia, government laboratories, military, …

Code.org Student of the Week!

So very proud to announce that one of my students was honored as the Code.org Student of the Week! I nominated Paulina as the student of the week because she really embraced coding when introduced to the Hour of Code in my Entrepreneurship class. She jumped on board, completed the optional 20-hour computer science introduction …

Geeky Shirt Friday!

On Fridays, I like to represent my geeky side by wearing t-shirts of my favorite geeky things that students may or many not recognize. I’ll try to post pictures here each week! And the first geeky t-shirt of the year is . . . Captain America! Keeping it simple this week.

First Day!

I think it was a successful first day of school, meaning I’m super tired, barely have a voice left, and have achy feet. Hope everyone has a great year!

STEM Career of the Week – Programmer!

Each week I will feature a STEM career in my classroom and on my blog. Hopefully, this will inspire students to think about different subjects and careers that may not have been on their horizon previously. Programmer Grace Hopper, invented the compiler Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications …

Interviewed by the Wall Street Journal!

I was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal regarding my interest in personal finance.  I had no idea that the article was complete and posted, until I got an inquiry about the class via email from someone who had read the article.  Very exciting!  Without further ado, here’s the article (printed to a PDF …

Welcome!

My first blog post!  I’m hoping to use this tool in the upcoming school year to pass information to my students, parents, and community.  This blog will be kept up to date in conjunction with my Moodle site, mrsprester.com, where all of my curriculum lives.  Thanks for stopping by!

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