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A New Perspective…The Search for a Future

A New Perspective…The Search for a Future

It was three years ago when, as a district we realized we could not take our current program and modify it to meet the new requirements of the Common Core State Standards, especially the standards for Mathematical Practice. So the journey began to find a new foundation for our curriculum. We did what most districts


A New Perspective…

I spend a lot of time, probably more than is healthy, thinking about making math class more engaging, more exciting, and most importantly, more of a learning experience.  Like many others, I work to create depth in instruction.  Opportunities for students to not only learn the “what” of math but more importantly the “why.” As a K-12 coordinator


iMake iLearn – Strawbees …. Making At Any Age

You know a product has great potential when it spans any age group.  This last week I was fortunate to have the opportunity to do the Tower Activity in the context of creativity and construction with both our educators and students in our summer school program. The Strawbees were donated by Strawbees directly to DENSI 2015


iMake iLearn: Bringing Images to Life – DE Clip Art, Osmo, and 3D Doodler

App smashing has become more and more prevalent as we realize that integrating different apps can produce amazing finished products.  What about tech smashing?  Have you ever wondered what you could create?  At DENSI (Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute) 2015, we had the opportunity to tech smash using Discovery Education clip art, the Osmo, and


iMake iLearn – Osmo Me Some DE Images

Since the arrival of our Osmos, I have been in love with this technology.  I love that this device provides my students with the ability to interact between the physical and the virtual world.  I started with Tangrams which were an instant hit with kindergarten through fifth grade students in our SP Design Lab. In


iMake iLearn – 3D Printing and Using Board Builder

This is the last addition to the series of 3D printing and documenting student learning.  These original posts document a project from beginning to completion as well as includes student examples of how DE Board Builder can be a transformative tool for documenting student learning.  Enjoy! Original blog post in May 2015 on iCreate iLearn

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iMake iLearn – 3D Printing and Student Creation

So you and your students have a 3D printer…. now what?  The following two posts were originally posted on the iCreate iLearn blog as well as shared in the monthly webinar 5 Ways to Use Discovery Education.  Each post explores several different web based tools for having students create with 3D printing as well as ways