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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HPS STEAM: A Call for Expertise

Friday, April 28, 2017

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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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Teacher Leaders

Monday, May 2, 2016

We have had a number of teachers in our district joining the first cohort of EdTechTeamOnline where they are learning how to embrace emerging technology and read/discuss current…

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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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HMS going digital in PE

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Ms. Pinto’s classes (Grade 6-8) have been using their Chromebooks to video themselves doing positions correctly and incorrectly in class. The class first videos themselves doing a movement like…

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Youtube has been turned off for Grade 7 and below. Any video that teachers want to share will have to be presented in class. There are a few work…

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Going 1:1 gives us a great opportunity to show resources that we don’t have access to all the time in class. Two of the many go-to websites are Youtube or…

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Flipped Learning and the WSQ Strategy

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

“Flipping” is not a brief fad in education where teachers substitute in-class lectures for online video tutorials. For those new to the idea, “flipped learning” should be understood…

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From Summer Slide to Summer “Brain Gain:” Making the Most of School Vacation

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

For many teachers “gearing up” for the end of the school year includes signing up for courses and planning other professional learning experiences. Whether this involves graduate seminars,…

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