Blogging at the intersection of pedagogy and technology, Sam Patterson, a K-5 tech integration specialist writes about his daily work to integrate new tech in pedagogically progressive ways. His pet projects include programming with pre-readers, teaching STEM through robots, and finding the perfect smartpen.

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Quit Raising Hands!

Raising hands is a waste of time!  There it has been said.  Nothing brews boredom faster than the time it takes to get quiet and […]

ThinkWrite Headphones Review

If you want to know what my number one ed tech wish is, close your eyes and listen to second grade learning, and then tell […]

Review of Pure Genius by Don Wettrick

Pure Genius from Don Wettrick is a great orientation text for anyone new to Innovation time in the middle to high school classroom.  I love […]

Review of "The Tech Savvy Administrator"

At 45 pages and approximately 30 minutes to read, I am embarrassed how long I have carried Steven Anderson's "The Tech Savvy Administrator" around in […]

Sketching for #STEAM in Second Grade

Checking in with my second grade team, I discovered they are on the cusp of 3 long experiments about stages of life.  They will be […]

Scratch Jr, Now Free for Android!

There is something beautiful that happens when great apps are no longer locked into one platform.  I am super excited that all my android wielding […]

Meet Codie, a New Robot

From the perspective of a K-5 tech teacher, this is an exciting time.  Everyday new tools come to market.  The newest robot I know of […]

Tickle App Brings Blockly to Sphero!

If you have an Ipad and a Sphero, download this free app now. Tickle brings the power of block-based programming to the world of connected […]

Join me at CUE in Palm Springs

I am excited to be presenting at the annual CUE conference in Palm Springs.  I have a pretty full speaking schedule, with 4 great group […]

Digital Learning Day March 13 AND BEYOND!

Wokka, my dear friend from the Edupuppets was hard at work this week while I worked on my rank in Star Wars Commander.  He wants […]

Programming in Primary

This post is in support of a workshop I am presenting at the Head Royce School in Oakland as part of the NAIS Regional Conference. […]

STEM and Robots


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