5th grade FABLab: Robots in the Wild

After the success of our Wild Robot Book Club during the 12 Days of Tech-mas, K-8 Computer Science Coordinator Kim Wilkens and I decided to collaborate on a FABLab experience for tech-savvy middle schoolers. We wanted to give them a time and space to experiment with robotics, find a building material and coding program that […]

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The 12 Days of Tech-Mas 2017

Those few short weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas… does anyone do their best work at this time? If my own distraction and forgetfulness are any indication, we are all struggling to hold it together under the twinkly lights. With our six-day rotation cycle at St. Anne’s, I only get to see students in the library three […]

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Robotics Makerspace next Tuesday, 12/12!

It’s beginning to look a lot like… robots! Next Tuesday morning, inspired by the upcoming book club for Peter Brown’s illustrated novel The Wild Robot, all K-8 students are invited to celebrate Computer Science Education Week (a little late ;)) and all things robotics with a pop-up Makerspace. My favorite part? The Makerspace has been […]

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Coming Soon: 5th Grade Book Club – The Wild Robot, by Peter Brown

WHO: 5th grade readers, coders, programmers, and any friendly robots that want to join! As always, this book club is completely optional. (And psst – The Wild Robot makes a perfect read aloud. Parents, reading this one together could be a fun way to cozy up in the cold!) WHAT: A Robot Club – featuring […]

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Mozfest 2017

Is That Real?: Preparing Students to Outfox Fake News from St. Anne’s-Belfield School on Vimeo. Pack your bags – we’re taking this show on the road! This Wednesday, Ms. Wilkens and I will be headed to London, England to talk information literacy, fake news, and computer science with educators, artists, and community leaders from all […]

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Learn to Learn Computer Science Institute

Learning to learn. It’s a strange concept, isn’t it? It’s easy to think that learning is something we just do – no effort required. After all, babies are learning every second their eyes are open, learning to echo facial expressions or sounds before they even realize it. Three year olds learn about the world around them so […]

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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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Learning Village Library featured in School Library Journal

Over on School Library Journal today, STAB Computer Science Coordinator Kim Wilkens and I are talking about Foiling Fake News, a unit we developed for fourth graders to help them to put their digital literacy and computer science skills to the test. We had a blast while helping our fourth graders to sharpen their critical thinking […]

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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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Coming Soon: Spring Robotics SKOLA Sessions

In case you missed it, I’m offering two Robotics SKOLAs this spring! Learn the basics of computer science in a fun, supportive environment with hands-on activities. Groups are limited to ten and there are only a few spots left, so make sure to register soon! You can find registration forms in the Learning Village Office. See […]

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