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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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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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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Biblionasium, An Engaging Tool For Students to Share What They’re Reading

Friday, October 28, 2016

What could be more engaging for readers than to join an online platform and communicate about their books? Check out this video for an introduction to Biblionasium, a…

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Failing Forward at Hopkins

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Go ahead and suspend your judgment for just a moment. What if we encouraged elementary students to fail? Would we produce a community of high school dropouts or…

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They’re Off to Great Places at Hopkins School

Friday, September 30, 2016

During the first few weeks at Hopkins School, students were seen breaking out! Well, there wasn’t exactly a mad rush to the doors or to the nurse to check…

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Let the Games Begin!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hopkins School kicked off the year with a touch of Olympic flair. On September 14, Principal Bilello emceed the opening ceremonies of the 2016-17 school year. Students marched…

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