Posts By Karie Huttner

  1. iMake iLearn – DENovator Faire

    This year I was fortunate enough to be selected to participate in DENSI 2014 (Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute).  Over 140 educators from the United States, Canada, and the UK are selected to participate and learn together about different ways to integrate technology to support student learning.  This year a Maker Night was added called […]

  2. iMake iLearn – Sphero Me Some Math

          A few weeks ago I tried a small group math game using the Spheros, Sphero Drive app,  and Math Marks the Spot.  First we practiced navigating with the Sphero before starting the game.  Placing a piece of tape on the floor, each sphero started away from the mat.  Rolling the large foam number dice, students were asked […]

  3. iMake iLearn – Summer Learning

    Coursera – Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning Course Description:Tinkering activities provide a powerful way to inspire students’ interest, engagement, and understanding in science. The Tinkering Fundamentals course will help educators and enthusiasts develop a practice of tinkering and making. This course will focus on key design elements of high-quality, science-rich tinkering activities, […]

  4. iMake iLearn – Minecraft EDU Community Project

    Background Knowledge and Discovery Education To build background knowledge about different types of communities, I started by using Board Builder from Discovery Education.  Board Builder allows you to create an interactive poster with embedded videos. I chose an overview video of communities and in the text there is a link to a padlet about communities. […]

  5. VASD DEN Ambassadors

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    This spring our district participated in the DEN Ambassador program.  In the Verona Area School District we are very fortunate to have leadership that supports technology integration as well as collaboration between educators.  Betty Wottreng, our district technology leader, immediately supported the program. The program consists of three face to face meetings where resources and […]

  6. iMake iLearn: Sphero Me Some Fun and Learning

    This week our three 2.0 Spheros arrived.  What is a Sphero you say?  It is a programmable ball and so much more.  After looking at many different options to introduce robotics and coding into our SP Design Lab, I learned about the Sphero. Several great posts have already been done by Erin Klein and the Nerdy Teacher which made me realize […]

  7. DEN Event at the Apple Store

    On Saturday, March 29 nearly 20 educators from the Madison, WI area had a chance to participate in a Discovery Event at the Apple Store! The event started at 8:00 a.m. with a light breakfast and great conversation.  Next, participants had an opportunity to learn about some of the 200+ new features that Mac OS X Mavericks has […]

  8. DEN Power

    One thing that you should know about me is that I have a powerful Personalized Learning Community (PLC).  Many years ago our school district purchased a product called United Streaming which later changed to Discovery Education.  It started as access to quality educational videos that you could stream or download but quickly expanded into building […]

  9. ReadWriteThink

      Every so often one needs to be reminded of the powerful resources that organizations like the International Reading Association are providing for our students.  What a wonderful surprise when they are now available on other mobile platforms like the iPads for FREE.  Thank you IRA for providing these amazing resources for our students! Check […]

  10. Creating a Design Lab

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    Learning is about having the opportunity to problem solve and create. By rethinking our computer lab into a place where all learners can design, learn, problem solve, and create individually or collaboratively, I hope to create a learning environment that inspires learners to pursue their passions and interests. Using our 3D printer (grant funded), PC […]