Jamboard and Sketchnotes

Friday, April 13, 2018

Google’s Jamboard is a new core app that your admin can turn on for you to have access to. What is Jamboard? Think Google Doc/Google Slides, but you…

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A “Break the Script” Mindset

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

  Chip Heath and Dan Heath in The Power of Moments define breaking the script as “defying people’s expectations of how an experience will unfold.”  Lately I’ve pondered the…

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Designing more than Games, Students Design Experiences

Monday, April 2, 2018
Photo: Student and teacher play testing a board game.

One of the newer course offerings at the high school is game design. For students with an interest in gaming, digital or analog, the course reverses the student’s…

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Blinding Me with Science

Friday, February 9, 2018
Students presenting arctic plant prototype

Walk the halls of Hopkins School and you just might find yourself immersed in scientific discovery and engineering. From students actively engaged in designing water filters in the…

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Why Edcamp?

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

It was October when my colleague, Chris Basile, and I discussed the idea of bringing an edcamp experience to Elmwood School.  Although it would be mini, modified, and…

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Coding is the New Cool

Sunday, January 7, 2018

The month of December was packed with coding experiences and I feel incredibly fortunate in that I was immersed in many.  My intended goal in terms of exposure…

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Building Toward Greater Success in Robotics

Monday, December 18, 2017
Image: Jack Dionne solving a problem with the build.

Since joining the high school, Doug Scott has been rebuilding the robotics program with rising success. Currently, two courses are offered. For the students, robotics offers an alternative…

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Breakoutedu Updates

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The All-New Breakout EDU The new Breakout EDU Platform provides you with 300+ games that were previously available are still available for free on the new platform. In addition…

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Seesaw is Blending Learning, Unleashing Creativity, and Building Confidence

Friday, October 20, 2017

Whether students are focusing on a subject area, social emotional learning, or both, Seesaw has been invaluable in empowering their learning.  Hundreds of students at both Center and Elmwood…

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Last Year’s Third Graders LED With Passion and Innovation

Friday, September 15, 2017

At the end of last year, four third grade classrooms were exploding with passion and students were running back even during the final days.  Together with their teachers,…

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