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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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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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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Computer Science Students Head to Harvard University for CS50 Lecture

Friday, October 6, 2017
Photo: HHS Students at Harvard University CS50 Field Trip

As September came to a close, 40 Hopkinton High School students trekked into Cambridge to hear a lecture by Harvard University’s David Malan. Already familiar with the professor…

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HPS STEAM: A Call for Expertise

Friday, April 28, 2017

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Games in the Math Classroom

Friday, April 7, 2017
Photo: Close Up of Student Playing Heads Up!

“You use it to solve problems.” “It has buttons” “There is one one on your phone.” A small group of students shout out clues to help their teammate…

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TedEd Lessons

Friday, March 17, 2017

If you love Ted Talks, you may especially enjoy their TedEd Lessons. Here you can easily search lessons by student level, by content, length of the video and…

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Science & Engineering Fair Participation Surges

Friday, March 3, 2017
Photo: 2017 2017 HHS Science & Engineering Fair Winner Himanshu Minocha

This week, the library hosted the annual high school science and engineering fair. This year’s fair grew markedly in both size and scope from the previous year. The…

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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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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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