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Engaging Students in SummerSTEM: Programming and Robotics

Today marks the end of a wildly successful pilot of the Burlington Programming/Robotics SummerSTEM camp, spawned after the well received “hour of code” earlier this year by me and Francis Wyman’s IT Specialist, Ben Schersten. With the focus on learning … Continue reading

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Scouting and Students

I walked into the halls of the Parker Middle School a day before classes resumed this Sunday. While I could have spent time preparing for the first day of 2011 or grading a set of tests I had forgotten on … Continue reading

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Student Feedback from Dynamic Earth Project

After two weeks of student-driven research, planning, and production the results to the Dynamic Earth Project were shared and were (to be completely blunt) … disappointing. With the exception of a few, productions were typical and mundane. Many groups, given … Continue reading

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The "Dynamic" Earth Project

Fellow earth and space science teacher, Connie Quackenbush and I came back from February break charged to shake up our ‘business as usual’ approach to an upcoming unit on earth processes and their effect on the earthen landscape. Instead a … Continue reading

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