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Flick It On: Collaborative Student Film Making Project

Flick-It-On! is a collaborative film making challenge for students from Year 1 –  8.  The project is now in it’s fourth year and has developed from a 3 day film festival to a 10 week project where students collaboratively and creatively produce a digital narrative from across many different schools. 6 more words

Student-centered Learning

Welcome back to Term 3.

This term our classroom has changed; there are different tables and new stuff like bean bags and we can now sit wherever we want. It has changed a lot. 335 more words

Sandy Warner

Our Passion Projects!

Last week our class started working on their passion projects and it was great to see so many students pursing their interests and being so engaged in their work. 76 more words

Sandy Warner

Genius Hour

Genius Hour is becoming a staple in the classroom. It enables students to take full control of their learning by exploring and creating projects based on topics they are passionate about. 11 more words

Connecting The Classroom

Trying to Find Passion in a Sea of Standards

“Education is being strangled by the culture of standardized testing.” – Sir Ken Robinson

“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. 843 more words


MakeDo Toys

The Mindy Project binge/make-stuff-for-school continues on into the night.

“Are you talking to God behind my back?” -Mindy

Anyways, I just signed up for an Animoto account, which I signed up for my first year of teaching, and then promptly forgot about.

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"Genius Hour": A Treasure Trove of Data Collection

By Mary Anne Mather, Managing Editor
TERC’s Using Data For Meaningful Change Blog

 Too often, when people think about using data, they limit their thinking to consulting test and assessment data from state tests, to district benchmarks, to classroom assessments. 802 more words