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Archive for May, 2013

“Grand Theft Diamond”, a video from Flood Brook Union School’s 6th graders, showing how the popular game Minecraft can be turned into a digital storytelling platform. Check out some more of the Londonderry VT school’s Minecraft projects here.

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Page 1 | 2 The annual Rube Goldberg Challenge is an opportunity for students to engage in their inner creative, design-build personalities. They are tasked with completing a simple task through a complex, convoluted, over the top device that incorporates simple machine physics and creative problem solving. There are limits to their space, time, and […]

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One of our partner educators, Brian Wagner, teaches eighth grade science at Harwood Union Middle School, in Moretown VT. This past spring, he used Aurasma with his students to bring elements of the periodic table to life in a gallery walk.   The Rube Goldberg Challenge was not a good fit for the Aurasma app […]

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Meet Ryan Becker. He’s an 8th grade science teacher at Woodstock Union Middle School, a UVM doctoral student and tweets under the handle @PhySci8. He and his students use twitter in their classroom, and they’re wondering how many other science teachers do the same. “I’m very interested in how technology, and the web, can be […]

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Thank you to partner educator Amanda Bickford for sharing this video about how technology’s being integrated into the Manchester Elementary Middle School classroom, in Manchester VT. It’s gratifying to hear directly from educators the difference our support is making in their classroom. Thank you, everyone, for a truly innovative year.

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Over on Storify, a brief recap of how our first annual iPad play-day went this past weekend. With more than 70 educators from two states, 13 workshops and more live-tweeting than an aviary, we had a BLAST.

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