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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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  Some fantastic Friday reading: Over at AMLE Magazine, TIIE director Penny Bishop and associate director John Downes are talking about the power of teaming in supporting successful technology integration in schools: Today‚Äôs middle school teams use a wide range of technology tools to achieve six important goals: to develop their teacher team; to design […]

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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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“It is time that educators recognize and capitalize on the social nature of their students because their virtual interactions stretch well beyond their standard school day. Therefore, by integrating assignments and homework into social media platforms, students’ motivation, their time spent completing school assignments, and their grades will increase.”   Via interactyx and Jonathan Flegg, […]

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Vine is a tool where users can craft looping six-second videos for sharing globally, and other users can up-vote them, follow favored Vine-creators (some of whom have one million+ followers) and comment. It’s available for the Android, iOS and Windows platforms, and despite the nominal age-17 requirement for the platform, it’s more than likely that […]

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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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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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