Students as Project Managers, Graphic Designers, and Video Producers

Recently, my fifth/sixth grade students jumped at the challenge of designing a museum exhibit for Kansas City's Science City Museum, as participants in the Battle of the Brains competition, a program developed by the partnership of Burns & McDonnell and Science City to support STEM education.  The science teacher (I'm not very science-y) and I had... Continue Reading →

First Week Reflections

It is amazing to me how much I can learn in one week. I teach in a school where more than 50 percent of the students do not have any sort of device at their house, very few have used technology for any project management, and only one of my 17 students knew what a Chromebook... Continue Reading →

Almost 1:1, A Chromebook Classroom

I'm a Mac snob. I admit it. For over 25 years, I've had a love affair with my Apple devices. I remember navigating the platform in college, on a BIG desktop, mostly word documents and no Internet. Then I had my own little desktop. Then I went online. Then I learned software such as Final... Continue Reading →

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