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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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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Turnitin Service Alert

Monday, October 24, 2016

Planned maintenance, Saturday November 5 Planned maintenance, Turnitin, TurnitinUK, iThenticate, WriteCheck and Integrations –Saturday November 5 On Saturday November 5, the following services will be unavailable from 6am…

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Teaching Mindfulness with Technology

Friday, October 7, 2016
Photo: Jane Gomes and Kirsten Gleason Teaching

For the past four years, adjustment counselors Jane Gomes and Kirsten Gleason have greeted ninth graders with a message of mindfulness. As part of the district’s ongoing effort…

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Transforming from Library to Learning Commons

Friday, September 16, 2016

Since taking over as the librarian at the high school, Kirsten Fournier has transformed the space and services for students and staff. Last year, she introduced a maker space…

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Breakout EDU Gaining Following with High School Math Teachers

Friday, June 3, 2016
Photo: Breakoutbox EDU Kit

It is a plain concept really, present students with a problem, give them a series of clues to solve it, and stand back to see what happens. That…

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Google Expeditions Visits Hopkinton Schools

Friday, March 11, 2016
Image: Students on a Google Expedition

Google’s Expeditions Pioneer Program visited Hopkinton Middle School on March 9. With more than 50 Android devices, outfitted with Google Cardboard, district students and teachers experienced virtual field trips…

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Science Fair Growing Through Blended Learning

Friday, March 4, 2016
Photo: Fair organizer Devon Grilly present First Prize to Freya Proudman.

Previously an exhibition of projects created as a regular part of the science class curriculum, the high school science fair has changed over time. A few years ago,…

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Library Moving Towards a Learning Commons

Friday, February 26, 2016

As Kirsten Fournier continues to transform the high school library into a learning commons and not merely a repository for books, movie screenings are likely to become a…

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