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As part of their celebration of Digital Learning Day, students at Edmunds Middle School hosted a “speed-geeking” session: they each had six minutes to explain a tech tool and how they’re using it in school. Here, one student explains how she’s using a Google form with lexile reading scores to keep a multi-level reading log. […]

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    This morning we’re honored to be able to share a prezi by Currier Memorial School educator Susan Gibeault, on fostering students’ global awareness. Gibeault has taught special education, speech and language and elementary education and received the  2012 BRSU Outstanding Teacher award. This presentation is the culmination of a project she undertook with […]

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  Guest post by Lindsey Halman, facilitator at The Edge at Essex Middle School: What is a system?  How are living things organized? How do the structures of organisms contribute to life’s functions?  Learners on the Edge team addressed these questions through a unit on Structure, Function and Information Processing in Living Organisms using the […]

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On February 11th, Edmunds Middle School opened their doors to the community and invited them to see what technology integration looks like in a 21st century Vermont school.  

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  As part of celebrating Digital Learning Day yesterday, we visited The Edge team at Essex Middle School for their annual Project Fair, where students share their learning with the community. Here’s a look at some of the amazing work on display.             For a round-up of more Digital Learning […]

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  Over at Curat.ivity, TIIE professional development coordinator Susan Hennessey is blogging about how to take the huge flow of informational text and current events news and find ways to customize it for individual users. “One-size-fits-all has no place in our classrooms, given the ready access we have to digital tools that support differentiation, which […]

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Sixth grade math educator Laura Botte explains how she’s using a simple Google form to make it easier for students to talk about what’s on their minds.      

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Edmunds Middle School teachers, students and district technologists were on Commissioner’s Corner last night , talking about their experiences designing mobile iOS games with ARIS and the Echo Museum. We’re proud to say we knew them way back when. If you’re interested in hearing from Laura Botte and Katie Wyndorf about this project, they’ll be […]

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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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