Some terribly exciting news came yesterday -- the video of Notable Notebooks being read from the International Space Station was finally up on the Story Time From Space web site! I have been (im)patiently waiting for this since the launch back in August. I had hoped that the video would have been finished for the NSTA conference last week, but it was worth waiting for! I love the layout of the video and how they animated some of the illustrations to make it really come alive!
Last week, I joined thousands of science educators in Atlanta for the National Science Teachers Association national conference. It's one of my favorite professional events of the year. I went to several excellent sessions and came away with some useful tools for the classroom. One standout was sharing an argumentation toolkit developed by The Lawrence Hall of Science in partnership with faculty from Boston College. Their web site includes many helpful resources for implement