MyPaperLessClassroom

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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Posts by MyPaperLessClassroom

Progressive Programming In Primary

I am so excited to be presenting at SVCUE this weekend.  We are talking about progressive pedagogy and programming.  We are also playing with Robots.Why […]

App Smashing STEM in 3rd Grade

Here is a lesson we did in 3rd grade.  WE have made puppet pals movies before and used Skitch before, so I am hoping this […]

How to Rock your ADE Application

March 2 is the deadline to apply for this cohort of Apple distinguished Ediucators.  The awesome crew at the TechEducator Podcast interviews Jon Corippo, a […]

Modeling Photosynthesis with Hopscotch in 5th grade

I have talked with some teachers recently about using programming to model systems.  This is great and super duper common core thinking as a way […]

Do I have Low Expectations?

I know the adage about students rising to our expectations.  I also know that the hard thing about expectations is that they can be culturally […]

Programming a History Simulation in Scratch

This is a challenge we are working on in fourth grade. The gold rush was an exciting and dangerous time.  Fortunes as well as lives […]

Blogging Changes Classrooms

Blogging in the classroom was a watershed discovery for me.  I had such an acute need for a better way to manage my student’s writing. […]

OzoBot, a Robot that Follows Written Commands

When I first heard of the Ozobot, I had trouble figuring out where I could use it in my coding curriculum.  The robot uses 2 […]

Math and Differentiation in Kindergarten

The first thing I was struck by when I moved from teaching high school English to elementary tech was how many learning tools are used […]

Why Schools Need Specialists and Coaches

Click and wait, is that on the standards?  There is something going on with the router, or the WAP.  It is bad.  This is the […]

Writing and the California Common Core K-5

We have been talking standards recently on my K-8 private school campus.  We are trying to figure out where we are hitting the mark and […]

Global School Playday #GSPD

Learning in a playful community makes it easier for our brain to create new connections and process information. The trust needed and built in play […]

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