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Archive for December, 2013

Here at the TIIE, we talk a lot about the gap between students’ in-school and out-of-school technology lives. As this gap narrows, the terms ‘blended learning’ and ‘hybrid’ have become pervasive in our edu-speak. But what is blended learning? Is it truly the disruptive force, as many claim, stimulating positive educational change? Or is it […]

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I know, I know. But let me get a show of hands: how many of you now have that song stuck in your heads? You’re welcome. Whitney Kaulbach is a social studies educator at Lamoille Union High School, and over on her blog, she’s written a compelling and well thought out post on how she […]

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Vermont Hour of Code Wrap-Up

  That’s a wrap, people!   We finish up our coverage of Vermont’s epic participation in Hour of Code this week with one last Storify.   Don’t miss the kickoff and mid-week coverage as well, and make sure you’re signed up to get notified when Code Camp 2014 registration goes live, because spots are going […]

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VT Hour of Code: Day 3

In case you missed it, we Storified all the amazing tweets, images and sheer joy coming out of Vermont schools yesterday for Day 3 of Computer Science Education Week’s Hour of Code project. Check it out!

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Over on Storify, we’re covering the amazing kick-off for the Hour of Code statewide. More than 113 Vermont schools are participating in the national initiative to provide students with at least one hour of computer coding instruction the week of Dec 9-15th. Check it out! And for everyone looking for a way to continue on […]

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In November, tem students from Edmunds Middle School took part in the First Lego League Robotics competition. Here, team member Cortina explains the competition process, and how the team fared at the contest.     To read more about this amazing endeavor, read robotics coach (and BSD technologist) Kevin Grace’s blog entry over at the […]

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…a 1-minute iPad how-to from Harwood Union Middle School science educator Brian Wagner, showing you how to save augmented reality “auras” from the popular mobile app Aurasma, to Evernote.       Wagner used Aurasma with his students this past spring in creating an augmented reality periodic table, mounted in the community gallery space at […]

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When last we left our trusty Edmunds Explorers, they had just defeated a horde of geometry-loving aliens who’d invaded the school, demanding triangles, circles and trapezoids. After that adventure, the two classes of 6th graders took to the streets of Burlington. Lake Street, to be precise, which led them down to the Echo Lake Aquarium […]

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