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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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The Continuing Evolution of Our Labrary Makerspace

The role and influence of our Labrary Makerspace continues to grow and evolve with each passing year. Three years ago, when we first opened up a small makerspace in the Upper School library, it was simply a room with some cool equipment. The plan was to have it open for students…

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#NerdyCast Conversation with @TheNerdyTeacher

I had the opportunity this evening to chat with Nicholas Provenzano (@thenerdyteacher) on his podcast NerdyCast. Over the course of an hour, we discuss comics, graphic novels, reading, and makerspaces in schools. True to form, Nick brings his passion, insight, and humor to the conversation while also managing to drop some…

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Thad Starner, Lizzie, and the Beginnings of Wearable Technology

On my way home from Massachusetts yesterday, I listened to an episode of NPR’s Invisibilia called Our Computers, Ourselves, which dealt with the evolving relationship between humans and computers. The whole episode is well worth a listen, but I was particularly intrigued by the story of Thad Starner, who, as…

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Don’t Miss This Week’s NerdyCast Show!

Tomorrow evening I’ll be chatting with my #GTAMTV colleague and friend, Nicholas Provenzano, AKA @thenerdyteacher, on NerdyCast, an incredible podcast he’s been running for the past few years. The archive of past shows is well worth checking out! We’ll be talking about makerspaces in education, education technology news, comic books, Star…

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#CTedu Twitter Chat Recap: Makerspaces in Education

  Tonight I had the opportunity to facilitate the Connecticut Educator Twitter Chat (#CTedu) with special guests Nicholas Provenzano (aka @thenerdyteacher) and Andrew Watt (aka @andrewbwatt). The topic was makerspaces in school communities: What are they? How and why should they be used? What resources are available for me to…

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Design Challenge: #BitOlympics

For the past three weeks, the littleBits team has been busy running a global design challenge called the BitOlympics. Participants all over the world were asked to consider how they might remix an Olympic sport and then build a project that showcases their design. Five sports were chosen by a International…

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MakerSpaces + Education: A #CTedu Twitter Chat

Next Tuesday night, 8:00-8:30PM EST, I’ll be moderating the Connecticut Educators Twitter Chat (#CTedu) with two very special guests: Nick Provenzano (@thenerdyteacher) and Andrew Watt (@andrewbwatt). We will be talking all about the role and impact of makerspaces in education, and it promises to be a engaging and fast-paced conversation…

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