Archive for Guest Posts

SPOTLIGHTING STUDENTS CODING ~ SOUTH HAMILTON ELEMENTARY, GUEST POST: CATHERINE HINES

SPOTLIGHTING STUDENTS CODING ~  SOUTH HAMILTON ELEMENTARY, GUEST POST: CATHERINE HINES

Catherine Hines, South Hamilton’s CSD Technology Integrationist, planned, organized and implemented coding for her elementary students.  I am excited to spotlight her success with spreading the love of coding in her elementary by sharing her blogpost.    

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Sharing More of the Awesome

Sharing More of the Awesome

Often what gets attention is not what is right with the world, but what is wrong. After Leslie Pralle Keehn and I attended our first Google Summit, we were inspired to capture stories of innovation and inspiration. In the spirit of that quest and the…

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Guest Post – Dane Barner, How to Fix Education (Part 1)

Guest Post – Dane Barner, How to Fix Education (Part 1)

Guest post from Dane Barner (@mrbarnerwcms) cross posted from Around the Corner Thinking Education, this thing that I love and have devoted my life to, is broken. And, it’s broken badly. Our students are master manipulators of information. They are not learners. They consistently ask…

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Guest Blog: Middle School ELA Educator, Cynthia Walsh, Newell-Fonda

Guest Blog: Middle School ELA Educator, Cynthia Walsh, Newell-Fonda

Mike Anderson and I were fortunate to support Mrs. Walsh in her quest to utilize the 3D printer in middle school language arts. We met in the summer to play with the 3D printer and to brainstorm and plan ELA connections. Mike also provides training…

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Thinking about Research: Guest Blog from Amanda Mefferd, Newell-Fonda

Thinking about Research: Guest Blog from Amanda Mefferd, Newell-Fonda

Amanda Mefferd, Newell-Fonda High School English teacher, shares her reflection as she ponders the research process… Students in my college composition class are currently writing a position research paper. After some grumbling, difficulty finding sources, and a few long discussions about finding a topic that…

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#stucamp: What happens when you listen to your students

#stucamp: What happens when you listen to your students

Guest post by Dane Barner, @mrbarnerwcms I consider myself an EdCamp alumni. I have attended EdCamps in and outside of Iowa. I participate. I facilitate. I try not to pontificate. I love EdCamps. I was at #edcampiowa this last spring and an idea hit me…

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PAC Celebrates Dot Day

PAC Celebrates Dot Day

“PAC Celebrates International Dot Day” Pocahontas Technology Integrationist, Susan Oehlertz, originally posted on her blog: PAC-This Just In. Check out her original post for more video and photo footage of the day. PAC Elementary was among the 2 million people in over 80 countries celebrating. International…

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Guest Post by AC-T Principal Cody Tibbetts: A New Level of Student Engagement

Guest Post by AC-T Principal Cody Tibbetts: A New Level of Student Engagement

Guest post from AC-T Principal Cody Tibbetts: A New Level of Student Engagement Last spring, the thought of hosting a Maker Fair at Albert City-Truesdale Elementary began. While reflecting on the 2013-14 school year, Mrs. Erin Olson I and thought back to Grandparent’s Day 2013…

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