Saturday, October 24, 2015

VT Tech Jam

On Friday, October 23rd I took a group of six students along with our school librarian, Ellen Arapakos, to Vermont Tech Jam as part of the VT Agency of Education's STEM Showcase  Although they were a bit nervous to present their projects to a large audience, the students did a fantastic job sharing their work and representing Williston Central School.  

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Shop Curtain

We ordered a custom shop curtain over the summer and it finally arrived a couple weeks ago.  The students had a long weekend so our awesome maintenance crew was able to install the curtain last week.  We now have our woodshop sectioned off to prevent dust from getting into the "high tech" area of the classroom!

Monday, October 5, 2015


Today was awesome.  The Scratch/Makey Makey project we have been working on has been a perfect MAKER project.  As students finished up projects today we had all of this happening at once:
  • soldering
  • programming
  • vinyl cutting
  • sewing on the sewing machine
  • sewing by hand
  • building with playdough
  • constructing with cardboard and paper
  • hot gluing
  • painting
  • connecting circuits with alligator clips and wires
AND lots of problem solving, designing, redoing, collaborating.  What a great morning!

AND I was running around and didn't have a chance to take any pictures...