Author Archives: Robert P.

New Blog –

Thanks to all who have been a part of supporting As I transition from the district office to starting my own maker/edtech consulting firm, I’ll be posting from now on at EmpowerMINT.

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Gamification FOR Students, Not Gamification OF Students #superbetter

While I’ve just started reading SuperBetter by Jane McGonigal, it’s got me thinking about Gamification in schools in a new way (which I believe Jane has spoken about before, but is a new thought for myself). What if instead of … Continue reading

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My (@pronovost’s) Top 5 Viewed Posts in 2014 #endofyearreview

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog, so I thought I’d share a the most viewed items in 2014: Attractions in 2014 These are the posts that got the most views in 2014. Allow … Continue reading

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Making a littleBits DIY Doorbell

Technically, I’ve been off for the month of July. In that month off I’ve presented at the 2014 ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference, the 13th Annual CALSA (California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators) Summer Institute, and the 2014 EdTechTeam … Continue reading

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The First Ravenswood Makerspace Open House

Today we opened the Makerspace all day to families and the greater community, with an incredible showing! We had children and adults in the space building, painting, exploring, and sharing with one another. Thank you to everyone who took their Saturday … Continue reading

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Making a Makerspace: #SVGives update edition

It’s been quite a while since I’ve updated, which means that there are so many little things to update that this might feel a little fragmented. I’m writing this update on the eve of #SVGives, a fundraiser for numerous Silicon … Continue reading

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Making a Makerspace: Creating Self-Sustaining Recess/Lunch-Time Visits

The primary goal of the Makerspace in the first two months of existence has been to allow students to pursue their own individual and group projects with as little support necessary from any adults. For the first month, I was … Continue reading

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