First Graders Take a Leap with BrainPOP Jr-Come Join Them!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

BrainPOP Jr. has been a big hit recently as teachers and students have discovered and explored its newest features.  Perhaps the greatest discovery has been seeing the power in…

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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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Innovative Smartphone Photography Course Grows

Friday, January 6, 2017
Photo: Student using smartphone for photography

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 About Earth

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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Re-Making the High School’s MakerSpace

Friday, December 2, 2016
Photo: MakerSpace-3DPrinter

A year ago, librarian Kirsten Fournier opened up a makerspace as part of an ongoing effort to transition the high school library from a traditional setting into a…

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Embracing the 4 C’s With Kindness

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

With even our youngest students, 21st century learning is playing an essential role in education and Mrs. Homan’s kindergarten class is leading by example.  We often hear of the 21st Century “Super…

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Google My Maps, not just for directions

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Google has a feature called “My Maps” which is great geo-tool for education. You may immediately think of Google maps for directions to a destination, but My Maps actually…

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Inside the High School’s New Fab Lab

Friday, November 4, 2016
Photo: Declan Curry and Jade Poovakad in Fab Lab

“You’re going to need some graph paper, a ruler with the cork back, and a 45-degree triangle,” art teacher Christine Enos declares to her first-period class. The students…

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