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Scratch Your Itch to Learn Programming

Yesterday I mentioned the free online course being offered by Mitch Resnick and his colleagues at the M.I.T. Media Lab called, “Learning Creative Learning… 332 more words

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Thinking Outside the School

Some people look at space differently.  For example, you might walk past a suddenly empty retail space in an outdoor mall, and completely ignore the “For Lease” sign.  383 more words

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Video Story Problems

This resource was shared by Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher).  I am always looking for new ways to bring relevance to math, and I love this idea.  The… 114 more words

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If You Build It

I had the fabulous opportunity to view an “edufilm” a couple of nights ago at the SXSWedu Festival.  The film, If You Build It, is a documentary about an ambitious endeavor taken on by the founders of “Project H” to guide a group of high school students through a year-long course that would culminate in them creating a building for their economically-depressed community. 262 more words

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Revisiting TouchCast

Last August, I did a post on a new, promising iPad app (also available for use on PC) called, “TouchCast.”  In my post, I offered some possible uses for the app, which allows you to create videos with special interactive features, in classrooms.   289 more words

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Cubelets Update

Last November, I published a post about an interesting product by Modular Robotics called, “Cubelets.”  It was included in my “Gifts for the Gifted” series, which I try to do every November and December.   320 more words

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Nothing More

This song has haunted me for a couple of months.  When I first heard it, I knew immediately that I was going to be using it in my classroom in some way.   299 more words

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