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It has been a while since I have posted anything under the tag of “Science Saturday” but a new resource launched this week and I felt I had to mention. The resource is World Science U, and it is the brainchild of Brian Greene. It contains a number of short and long courses on different […]

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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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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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First up: Mr. Betts, who in addition to sporting a terrible British accent and pretending to fling tea all over Boston and recording a history of Halloween traditions (You Don’t Know Jack (o’Lanterns)) made this terrifying earworm of a video about 17th century economists. Yes, set to the tune of “What Does the Fox Say?” […]

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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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Lillian Coletta and Leah Green, two pre-service teachers at UVM, have created an amazingly comprehensive Google site for middle-level math educators: https://sites.google.com/site/8thgradeccssresources/ Each resource corresponds to an 8th grade Common Core standard, and they’d love feedback on their site, especially from any teachers who incorporate some of the resources into their classroom. A big thank-you […]

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    by Rachel Goodale (Peoples Academy Middle Level) We started out this year with a Physics Unit studying the relationships between time, distance, and speed. Students worked in partners and were given ten different speed graphs to analyze. They were also given ten different stories explaining the graphs. Students were expected to focus in on […]

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