Art of Code Tech Girls Experience

It’s summertime! Sun is shining, ice cream cones are dripping, and young ladies are custom designing 3D rendered products using online computer-aided modeling software. You know, the norm. I was thrilled when Ms. Wilkens asked me to join her to run STAB Tech Camps this summer. Full days of ed tech projects, experiments, and games? […]

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Coming Soon: 6th Grade Cardboard Makerspace Book Club

WHO: 6th grade graphic novel lovers, makers, creatives, and students looking to try something new! WHAT: A graphic novel book club… with a twist. When I read Cardboard by Doug TenNapel, I was so inspired that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some cardboard. What magic could I make out of cardboard? What was […]

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Google Home in the School Library: FAQ

Since sharing the news of our Google Home with the St. Anne’s community and my community of educators, I’ve received a lot of great questions regarding the system and the way it works logistically in our library. Check out the video above to see some the ways that we’re using the Google Home in our […]

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Coming Soon: Girls Geek Day

Girls Geek Day is coming – and you’re invited! It is more important than ever that we take the lead in educating, encouraging, and empowering young girls. According to Tech-Girls.org, less than 20% of computer science graduates are women. Shocked? I was, too. But the more I looked into it, the more I read that women […]

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Pop-Up MakerSpace: Holiday Hour of Code

It’s Computer Science Education Week! December 5-11 educators, coders, and computer science lovers all over the world come together to code, build, tinker, engineer, make, and discover. Here’s a map from csedweek.org to give you a hint of just how big Computer Science Education Week is this year – Pretty impressive, right? Computer Science Education […]

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Pop-Up Makerspace Next Tuesday, 12/6!

Exciting news, St. Anne’s-Belfield middle school families! Next Tuesday morning, middle school students can celebrate the holidays AND Computer Science Education Week with a holiday-themed Hour of Code Pop-Up Makerspace in the LV library. Code is hard work, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, too! We will be opening the library early for students […]

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Pop-Up MakerSpace: Honoring Mae Jemison

In honor of Dr. Mae Jemison’s September 20 visit to the University of Virginia, Ms. Wilkens and Ms. FitzHenry hosted a Pop-Up Maker Space in the Legner Learning Village Library with a number of space-themed options. Dr. Jemison, the first African American female astronaut to travel in space, was the subject of one station devoted […]

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Pop-Up MakerSpace Tomorrow, 9/15!

St. Anne’s-Belfield families, don’t forget! Tomorrow morning, Ms. Wilkens and I are offering students a chance to visit outer space in the Learning Village Library. To honor Mae Jemison and her visit to the University of Virginia next week, we will be opening the library early for students to participate in space-themed robotics, engineering, and […]

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The Summer I Became a Maker

I’ve heard the word pushed in my meetings and educational conferences in a million different ways. Making. MakerSpace. Maker project. Maker initiative. Make, make, make. It can be frustrating, as an educator, to have new teaching trends and discoveries constantly sent your way. And admittedly, from the outside, the idea of making in education looks like […]

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Lights, Science, ACTION!: Thank You

When we last left Lights, Science, ACTION!, the crew was getting their hands dirty (both literally and physically) with allllllll the science. From filmmaking to seed planting, we were knee deep in exciting, real-world science experiences, and loving every minute of it! In case you missed it, Lights, Science, ACTION! is a club offered by […]

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