education

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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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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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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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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