About Scott McDonald

Teacher / Instructional Coach with 17 experience. Fortunate to work at Bend-La Pine Schools. Enjoy camping, skiing, white water rafting and my two amazing kids.

Creative and Critical Writers using Book Creator

The Pilot Butte 7th grade students in Karen Corson’s Language and Literature class enjoy writing. In large part because their teacher provides purpose, audience and student choice on many of their assignments. This week, the students are editing their rough Continue reading Creative and Critical Writers using Book Creator

Set Students Up for Success With Screentime Settings

When it comes to a student completing his or her homework, some challenges will always remain the same. Especially when it comes to time management and minimizing distraction. It does not matter if the work is completed on paper or Continue reading Set Students Up for Success With Screentime Settings

Innovation Spotlight – Academic Language Acquisition Using Socrative

Melinda Brown is the ELL specialist at Elk Meadow Elementary. She uses the quiz builder tool Socrative to manage the large amounts of data that she and the rest of her team gather when working with students. One of the Continue reading Innovation Spotlight – Academic Language Acquisition Using Socrative

Innovation Spotlight – Plant Cell Tour Using Sphero Robots

Stephanie Morrison and Fred Kent, two science teachers from High Desert Middle School, recently shared an interesting way to explore plant cells using Sphero robots. The objective of the lesson required students to create a large scale map (model) of Continue reading Innovation Spotlight – Plant Cell Tour Using Sphero Robots