Author Archives: Robert P.

NTCsym Session: Peek Inside a 21st Century/Blended Learning Primary Classroom

This is a collection of resources for the attendees at the New Teacher Center Symposium session entitled “Peek Inside a 21st Century/Blended Learning Primary Classroom”. My Slides (with all videos embedded) TodaysMeet.com/NTCsym Blended Learning: Personalizing Education for Students (MOOC created … Continue reading

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Making a Makerspace: Two Weeks In

The Makerspace has now been open for two weeks. Two exhausting but exciting weeks. Two weeks of learning, for the students and for me. When I put together the concept of the Makerspace, I planned for three types of sessions: … Continue reading

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Making a Makerspace: Tools for Coding & Robotics

My last post on the Makerspace detailed the building of the space. Okay, it didn’t detail it – detailing it would have included the double coat of paint I had to do on the green wall, that the IdeaPaint didn’t … Continue reading

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Making a Makerspace: The Physical Space is (relatively) Finished!

The last time I posted about our Makerspace, I had finished my first month of research and planning. I was just beginning to put together my “pitch” and share it with those who might be interested in supporting the effort. … Continue reading

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My year in the Chrome Omnibox

Inspired by Karl Lindgren-Streicher‘s post, which was inspired by Jennie Magiera’s post, I decided to take the easy way out of 2013 blog posts by listing the website that came up with I typed each letter into the Omnibox on Google … Continue reading

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Making a Makerspace: Peek Inside My Plans

On October 1st I started on my efforts toward creating a set of Makerspaces in our school district. I immediately jumped into visiting the d.school at Stanford, collecting every book I could on the topic, and applied to attend the … Continue reading

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Allow others to upload to your Google Drive without a Google Account!

I’m super excited right now because I solved a problem that I didn’t think would have an easy answer. No, not running Flash sites on a Raspberry Pi, although I do think that is solvable too. We wanted to be … Continue reading

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