• Rising to the Design Challenge

    Friday, February 17, 2017

    Picture a group of individuals gathered around a table trying to solve a problem under a tight deadline while using limited resources. Sound familiar? How did your envisioned…

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  • Catching the Hype!

    Friday, January 27, 2017

    A powerhouse month when it comes to digital learning, students at Elmwood School have been catching the hype. Thrively “How do you SHINE?”  This is a question many…

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  • Photo: Student using smartphone for photography

    Innovative Smartphone Photography Course Grows

    Friday, January 6, 2017

    Reflecting on her experience taking Smartphone Photography at the high school, senior Sadie Morgan explained, “If you commit to the class and really do the projects, you can…

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  • First Graders Take on Passion Based Projects Abo...

    Friday, December 23, 2016

    Room 12 at Center School participated in a science-based Genius Hour and I am fortunate to have joined them.  From learning about earth as a class to choosing a question…

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  • Self-directed Learning: It’s Elementary!

    Friday, December 16, 2016

    How can technology redefine the student-teacher relationship? In the typical mind’s eye, students are seen taking the lead from teachers. A transition occurs between subjects. Teachers give students…

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Rising to the Design Challenge


Picture a group of individuals gathered around a table trying to solve a problem under a tight deadline while using limited resources. Sound familiar? How did your envisioned scenario turn out? At Hopkins School, students were placed in teams and given a 45-minute class period to solve a design challenge. The result was a messy mixture of creativity, teamwork, learning, leadership, frustration, and triumph. Translation: it was a beautiful process to behold!

Challenge 1: Makey a Music Video

For this challenge, students worked with Ms. Doty to produce a 30-second music-jam video featuring a Makey Makey piano.

The Process

The Product

Challenge 2: Shifting Sculptures

For this challenge, students worked with Mrs. Weldon to create a sculpture that moves featuring LittleBits circuits.

The Process

The Product

 


By: Steph Doty
 Technology Integration Coordinator
 Hopkins School
 @HopkinsTechLib / @BlendedTeaching
Cross-posted to blendedteachingtimes.wordpress.com
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Draftback

See your document in a new way with this Chrome extension! Once enabled the draftback extension let’s you watch your document being written from beginning to end. It will also allow you to see when by date and pause to view your draft history. You can see the activity from beginning to end. This is also a handy tool to see if you copied an pasted a section at what time and where. Learn about your or a student’s writing process with this. Great for essays, term papers especially in ELA or World Language classes!

See how it works here:

Review and find your challenges and your writing process with draftback. If your document is public, you can even download and embed a video of the draft on your blog or website.

By Chrystal Hoe, Secondary Technology Integration Coordinator, GET & GCI

Digital Learning

Rising to the Design Challenge

Friday, February 17, 2017

Picture a group of individuals gathered around a table trying to solve a problem under a tight deadline while using limited resources. Sound familiar? How did your envisioned…

Catching the Hype!

Friday, January 27, 2017

A powerhouse month when it comes to digital learning, students at Elmwood School have been catching the hype. Thrively “How do you SHINE?”  This is a question many…