Scaffolding students with Padlet and Flipgrid

Collaboration is not just fun for students, it’s also a crucial skill they will need to be successful in life. The post Scaffolding students with […]

Corey Smith’s Bright Spot Belly Flops

  Inquiry Question: How might personalization through self-reflection, self-assessment, and flexible grouping and scheduling across grades 3 and 4 at The post Corey Smith’s Bright […]

Courtney Elliott’s Bright Spots and Belly Flops

  Students in Courtney Elliott’s class work on a Mystery Skype with a class in Wisconsin to demonstrate communication skills The post Courtney Elliott’s Bright […]

3 ways to use virtual bulletin boards

Padlet, Google Keep and Corkulous — oh my! 1.Padlet Padlet’s been a go-to for a number of our educators for a while now, based on […]

Setting behavioral expectations in a makerspace

  2 ways to bring in transferable skills Makerspaces are amazing. They’re a big carnival of lights and sounds and glue and lasers, arduinos, controllers […]

6 ways teachers are using Padlet

Virtual bulletin boards to go! Staying organized as a teacher can be a major challenge. Between student work, teacher plans, sticky notes, school supplies it’s […]

What flexible seating looks like in action

Physical aspects of a student-centered classroom Sometimes what seems like a little change can make a big difference. That’s what two Proctor Elementary School teachers […]

How making supports integrative and informed thinking

Makerspace learning at Proctor Elementary In this final post of our series on how maker-centered learning can help students develop transferable skills, we take a […]

Sharing STEAM projects with families

Proctor’s STEAM Family Night The sleepy little town of Proctor VT, is making some big waves when it comes to showcasing their students’ STEAM achievements. […]

8 year-end reflection tools and activities

Reflect, celebrate and plan Oh, the spring. Such a busy time for teachers. There are all those transition meetings, already getting ready for the next […]

4 ideas for using a makerspace to support PBL

How do project-based learning and makerspaces fit together? Making and PBL may look like two completely different educational movements, but in reality they work well together and […]

4 ways to use Virtual Reality in project-based learning

VR’s real world impact on students Virtual reality is exciting and many of our students are already using this technology in gaming (as some were quick to tell […]

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