ISTE 2016: Don’t Stop Believing!

I vividly remember my very first ISTE conference back in 2012. The San Diego Convention Center seemed enormous, and there was a veritable sea of people swarming in and out of sessions as far as the eye could see! More than that, however, there was a palpable electricity in the air…

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Ohboyohboyohboy, #ISTE2016

I’m incredibly appreciative of the support I receive from my administration when it comes to professional development. I’ve been fortunate enough to attend the last four ISTE conferences (San Diego, San Antonio, Atlanta, and Philadelphia) and I’m super excited for this year’s event in Denver! There are so many amazing presentations, poster…

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littleBits: Meet the Inventor

I’ve been so fortunate to work with the amazing people at littleBits as a Global Chapter Leader for the past year or so. They are doing some really incredible stuff around STEAM education, and they’re having lots of fun in the process (just check out this video:))! I was therefore…

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Updated Retro Gaming Console with Raspberry Pi

In a recent post, I described how I built a retro video game console using Raspberry Pi, Emulation Station, RetroPie, some components from Adafruit, and a 3D printer. When all was said and done, I realized that my 3D printed box was not tall enough to accommodate the underside of…

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Build Something Awesome!

Build Something Awesome from Greenwich Country Day School on Vimeo.

Our school creates a weekly Headlines video that showcases some of the cool stuff our faculty and students are doing on a regular basis. This week, the focus is on our middle school Labrary space. If you’re interested in getting a glimpse into what we are doing, check out this…

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TechEducator Podcast: CUE SteamPunk

Last week I had the opportunity to join the #Techeducator podcast for a conversation about makerspaces/fab labs/innovation labs in education. The panel included a fantastic collection of folks (Brian Briggs & Doug Robertson) associated with Jon Corippo‘s CUE SteamPunk program, which provides “quick start” lesson plans and lends out sets…

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There’s No “I” in Labrary!

We built the Labrary to be a community space for students and faculty to pursue interests, explore ideas, and experiment with new tools and materials. Every day, the Labrary is filled with the frenetic (some would say chaotic!) energy of self-directed learning and discovery as students throw themselves feet-first into…

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Three Questions and A Statement (Or, How I Frame My Social Studies Instruction)

I’ve always loved history. Some of my favorite memories are of looking through old photo albums with my grandparents and imagining what life was like for them when they were young. I can spend hours poring over collections of historical photographs and my podcasting selections have an obvious bias towards…

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