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Skype in the Classroom

We have been using Skype for a few years in my classroom.  Sometimes we have chatted with experts for genius hour projects and other times we have talked with classmates who have moved away.   466 more words


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Five topics that I would like to research are artificial intelligence, society’s fascination with superheroes, video game technology, computers used for education, and computer programming. 191 more words

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#MarsChallenge: Design Thinking the Future of Edu

It all started with one question …

What if we had a chance to build a school from scratch?

On Mars.

And so with a great idea from fellow educator @ajjuliani…

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Why Teacher PD Should be Genius Time

I’ve attended approximately 90 professional development days in my career as a teacher to date, but can honestly say that only 5 of them have had a positive, lasting effect on my practice. 1,095 more words

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27 Years Later...

Hey friends!

So… I haven’t worked on my musical for over a month. This is a good start. I was planning on getting more done before I made my next blog post, but as this weekend (and my patience) comes to a close, I figured I’m well overdue for an update. 274 more words

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Kickbox Coding Challenge

Based on ST Math Kickbox activities, here is a great project/lesson you can do with your students using Spheros, Ozobots, Dash and Dot and even Bee-bots that promotes critical thinking, PBL and STEAM with gamification.

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Genius Time and the birth of Interdisciplinary Culminating Activities at L.D.S.S.

The best part about being a teacher is learning something new: an idea, activity or assignment that can connect, engage and inspire students. And in the words of Steve Jobs, I’m “all about stealing good ideas”. 1,494 more words

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