design thinking

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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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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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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#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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