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Raspberry Pi: Texas considers Mac-and-Cheese a vegetable

What a week! SXSWedu has expanded my horizons through thoughtful discourse with colleagues, inspirational keynote speakers, and new technologies for the classroom. Not only did the conference encourage me to step out of my comfort zone and perform a rap with professional artists, but also provided strategies on how to incorporate hands-on learning, improv, and […]

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Service Videos with NextVista (or on your own)

In my opinion, Rushton Hurley gave the presentation of the week at FETC 2016. ┬áThis session on creating service learning videos with students was accessible, relevant, combined multiple content areas and skills, used technology in a meaningful way, and I think students will really like it. NextVista for Learning is a program that encourages students […]

Maker Spaces

When is a duck not just a duck? When it is used as the intro to engaging kids in open-ended, hands-on learning, such as the approaches I learned about yesterday in my Maker Space session. Our introductory activity consisted of a bag of Legos and the simple directive to construct a duck. Of course without […]

Philips Lighting Seminar

On Thursday November 8th, I attended a presentation by Philips Lighting Solutions at DeMillos in Portland. We started out with an awesome meal which included an excellent Lobster Stew and Baked Stuffed Haddock. Delicious! There were three presenters from Philips who spoke to the group covering residential and commercial lighting applications. If you’re not already […]