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Encouraging Young Entrepreneurs to Change the World

Suzanne Horan and her 5th grade class of gifted and talented students were recently showcased on our district website for an outstanding project they did this year.   225 more words


What Made Me

I was recently doing research for an article and ran across this fabulous public art installation.  Wouldn’t this be cool to adapt for a classroom?   33 more words


Hexagonal Learning with Tuck Everlasting

When you can give students time to deeply discuss a text, you may be surprised by the connections and conclusions they make on their own.  This is the purpose of “Hexagonal Learning.”  You can read more about the origins and many uses of Hexagonal Learning in a… 398 more words


3d Printed Mandalas

My 4th grade gifted class is learning about mathematical masterpieces, talking about the symbolism of the circle, and discussing immortality as we read Tuck Everlasting… 134 more words


Real Student Coding Projects

As mentioned in a previous post, Hatch Canada is a project-based program which allows students to create, modify, and personalize a wide variety of projects, ranging from simplistic to complicated.  98 more words

Robots and Expressions of Art

Robots provide the unique opportunity for students to experiment with the relationship between the digital world and the arts. As mentioned previously, the boundaries of robots are not defined, and robots can be used in a variety of ways to teach a huge range of curriculum subjects.  82 more words

The 3d Printing Revolution is Just Beginning

I have zero vision.  When I first heard about 3d printers, I thought, “Isn’t that what factory machines do?  What’s the big deal?”  (I’m also the person who thought drones were just fancy versions of remote control airplanes.) 105 more words