Assessing Our Assessment

“You want a group where the group is smarter than any one individual” says James Paul Gee.  Teachers are always thinking about how to increase collaboration and transitioning ourselves to be facilitators rather than givers of knowledge.  As an educator, I feel that I should not be the sole judge of academic or creative success. […]

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Reimagining the Classroom

My lab is a moderately sized classroom that requires a creative use of space.  The lab tables are heavy and require two people to lift each table. With the amount of materials I need to keep in my room and the space I need for the tables, it’s hard to redesign the learning space physically. […]

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Maker Lesson Plan

The Maker Movement is a great way to engage students in creative exercises that foster critical thinking.  The littleBits snap circuits provide a variety of ways students can invent an electric module that embodies what the Maker Movement is all about. I purchased my littleBits over the summer as a way to explore how the […]

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Maker Mania

The Maker Movement is the new hot thing in education lately. When I say lately, it’s been quite a few years, but it seems that more recently there has been a push in technology to support the innovative way of the STEM related DIY craze. Needless to say, when Little Bits came around, the intrigue […]

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Miss Mixalot

I have always been a fan of remixes. The idea of sampling music to incorporate into new genres, or how a DJ would mix vinyl records on a set of turntables. Teachers are often masters of the remix, borrowing ideas from the vast resources we try to share. Technology in society is changing rapidly and […]

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