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Collaborative Group Work: Does Volume Matter? Via @jenquattrucci

Collaborative Group Work: Does Volume Matter? Via @jenquattrucci

First of all, I am humbled to be writing a blog post for the one and only Brian Aspinall. Mr. Aspinall leaves me speechless with his never-ending enthusiasm for creating the best possible environments and experiences for children and educators everywhere. He sets the standard high for all of us and his passion for bettering […]

Simulating Natural Disasters With BrainPad

Simulating Natural Disasters With BrainPad

Hello World! Happy #CSEdWeek! With so many awesome activities floating around the interweb space I thought I would create my own project between travels. In this activity we will simulate different natural disasters (Earthquake, Tornado, Hurricane, etc) using Brainpad. Brainpad is a new STEAM tool on the market that I have written about here and […]

The Makey Makey Wire Game

The Makey Makey Wire Game

Hello World! Happy Halloween-eve! In this post, we will construct a Makey Makey wire game that tests your hand eye coordination, STEM skills and creativity! Big Ideas: Geometry: Plotting x and y positions on a grid Algebra: Creating, incrementing and manipulating variables Number Sense: Counting and addition ISTE Standards: Empowered Learner, Knowledge Constructor, Innovative Designer, […]

[ Video ] Introducing Computational Thinking #CodeBreaker

[ Video ] Introducing Computational Thinking #CodeBreaker

Computational Thinking can take on a variety of forms. As a generalization – it means to solve problems using technology – either with existing technology, or by creating technology to do things we haven’t done before. Let’s face it: I have put together this short video below. Please feel free to share it with colleagues or at conferences. The more […]

The Power of Teaching Math With Code #CodeBreaker

The Power of Teaching Math With Code #CodeBreaker

I have long been an advocate for constructivist learning. Experiences where students receive feedback from each other as well as the environment frees up the teacher to consolidate with others. I especially love finding the teachers with passions similar to mine. Jeramie Oliveira is a math teacher at Simi Valley High School and someone I […]