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Scratch Google Hangout with Barrow and Van Meter

Mrs. Hicks’s 3rd grade students have been working on building Scratch programs for several weeks now.  Originally, their journey was going to lead them to creating some scratch programs around a math standard or possibly environmental standards, but the project grew into so much more. 501 more words


Banding Together with Joyce Sidman and Heart Poems

Our two schools are part of a wonderful project called “Banding Together”.  In partnership with In This Together Media, the Van Meter third graders kicked this off while working on their Rainbow Loom research projects.   782 more words


Making Biscuits

I’m a bit behind in my participation in the Learning Creative Learning MOOC, put on by the MIT Media Lab, P2PU and sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation.   476 more words

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B"LOOM"ing with Connected Learning

Recently, a mentor posted on Facebook about the Banding Together project (here is his blog post from today).  I have been looking for more opportunities to incorporate service learning into the classroom.   315 more words


Banding Together with Rainbow Loom, Makerbot, and Libraries

Back at the beginning of the new year, my friend Shannon Miller in Van Meter, IA told me she was planning to do a research project that involved Rainbow Loom bracelets.   539 more words

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Using Skype in the Classroom to Connect with Rube Goldberg's Granddaughter

Second grade has been studying force and motion as a part of their science standards.  We kicked off this unit in the library by learning about the… 570 more words


Field Trippin' Through the Intersections

The bus pulled up in front of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center as the much-needed rain pelted down.  Excited fifth graders poured from the bus into the rain, ready to explore. 554 more words

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