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Mark Olofson has put together an online version of the Aurasma presentation we gave at VTFest in November, including shots of the app in action, ideas for implementation and student feedback. Let us know if you use this app in your classroom!    

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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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One way I know for sure an app has potential to transform classroom practice is when, with minimal introduction and little prep time, a whole team of teachers adopts it and launches its use.      

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It’s PAML 6th grade educator Joe Speers, of course! And he’s here to explain how his students are using Explain Everything to share the Best Part Of My Week with their families. Joe previously showed us how his students use Corkulous to create vocab flashcards, and how he uses Google Drive to organize student work.

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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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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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Following up on our intro to ARIS with geometry last Friday, this morning the 6th graders from Edmunds Middle School spent some time at the Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center working through “Frogworld”, a demo ARIS game that made use of items at the Echo Center. After they played the game, they spent some […]

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Pop quiz, hotshot. What do geometry, aliens and the augmented reality gaming platform all have in common? A: All were spotted last Friday at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington. As part of a unit on exploring place, educators Laura Botte and Katie Wyndorf are having their students work with the free iOS app ARIS, an […]

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Julia Melloni, the Middle School Religion teacher at Mater Christi School in Burlington, worked with her students on “blending ancient Scripture with modern technology”. She used the iOS app PuppetPals2 to promote student learning, collaboration, and creativity. From Ms. Melloni: The lesson addressed reading comprehension of Jesus’ teachings in the Bible as well as the […]

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