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Starting Somewhere

Starting Somewhere

Integrating technology-starting can be the most difficult part. I did not start with Twitter or blogging or web design or coding or video editing, I started with one tool. We all have to start somewhere, and our start should lead to possibility… One of the…

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Writing Your Verse

Writing Your Verse

Lately I have had the opportunity to hear and to learn about the importance and value of coding, gaming, making, and higher order thinking associated with STEM education – from my colleagues, from workshops, and from research. This is what I want for my kids….

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Newell-Fonda Students Changing the World

Newell-Fonda Students Changing the World

Changing the world… Yesterday, I was fortunate to speak to group of Newell-Fonda students     committed to changing the world. English teacher, Amanda Mefferd,  and art teacher, Katrina Thomas, are co-teaching the course that is empowering students to combine their passion with their learning to…

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Sioux Central students are making trebuchets, learning physics [VIDEO]

Sioux Central students are making trebuchets, learning physics [VIDEO]

Are your students learning physics by making trebuchets, catapults, and ballistae? Why not? Students in the Sioux Central (IA) Community Schools are and they’re having a blast! (literally) Are you not entertained?! Great work, Dan Strohmyer! [cross-posted at Dangerously Irrelevant]

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Are we too scared to give students real voice?

Are we too scared to give students real voice?

Today the Iowa Department of Education (DE) tweeted the following: But if you go look at the application announcement, it turns out that the student participant on the State Board of Education is a non-voting member. So much for having a real voice… [sigh] I’m…

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