August D.'s Profile

August D.
Classroom teacher
Ridgewood Elementary School
Eureka, United States
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My Grades K
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts

About Me

I teach kindergarten at a small school nestled among the redwoods of far northern California, and was named the 2016-17 Humboldt County Teacher of the Year. In addition to my regular classroom duties, I am part of my district's Leadership Team, a 2015 PBS Digital Innovator, current National Writing Project teacher-consultant, and co-facilitator of a monthly Next Generation Science Standards collaborative for K-12 teachers for my county office of education.
I enjoy writing about innovative and creative teaching methods for various education organizations (including Graphite, Edutopia, Ten Marks, and more), infusing the maker movement into my teaching practice, and using my classroom 3-D printer in new and novel ways as often as possible. Most importantly, though, I am the proud geek dad of three amazing kids!

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Weaving Math into Stories
5 items
April 28, 2016
Making Math Homework Feel Like Play
16 items
February 12, 2016
Exploring Measurement and Data
9 items
October 14, 2015
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My Lesson Plans

Creating Comics... For Science!!!
English Language Arts, Science
Grade 6 – 12
5 steps
July 27, 2016
Gregory Was a Terrible Eater (and So Are You!)
English Language Arts
Grade 2 – 4
5 steps
July 26, 2016
Bringing History to Life with 3D Printing!
Science, Social Studies, Arts
Grade 9 – 12
4 steps
July 25, 2016
#WithMathICan Find Patterns in Arithmetic
Grade K – 1
4 steps
December 21, 2015
iSpeak and iListen: Tech to Build Phonemic Awareness
English Language Arts
Grade Pre-K – 1
5 steps
August 14, 2015
The ABCs of Teaching the ABCs
English Language Arts
Grade Pre-K – K
5 steps
August 10, 2015
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My Blog Posts

Creating Space for "Maker Moments"
posted on May 4, 2017
Give your students the opportunity to tinker and invent, building real-world skills.
An Hour of Code for a Lifetime of Knowledge
posted on November 30, 2015
You don't need to be a programmer to introduce your students to coding.
Electrify Student Writing with Technology
posted on August 3, 2015
4 Tools to Inspire and Scaffold Genre-Specific Writing
From Legos to Maker Labs: Fun and Learning After School
posted on June 29, 2015
After-school clubs offer both students and teachers the freedom to explore alternative approaches to learning.
When My Kindergarten Class Got a 3-D Printer
posted on May 11, 2015
How one teacher creates real-world learning opportunities through "making."

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