Technology’s potential in revolutionizing instruction and learning has long been extolled, but many proponents have failed to realize the fiscal limitations associated with traditional one-to-one laptop infusion programs. Littleton Public Schools (LPS), in Littleton, Colorado, recently unveiled an alternative approach to purchasing every student a laptop and this program, called Inspired Writing, is generating noticeable increases in student achievement and positive impacts on classroom instruction.
Like something out of a Robert Heinlein novel, students at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have built a metal rocket engine using a technique previously confined to NASA. Earlier this month, the UCSD chapter of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) at the Jacobs School of Engineering conducted a hot fire test for a 3D-printed metal rocket engine at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry launch site in California’s Mojave Desert. This is the first such test of a printed liquid-fueled, metal rocket engine by any university in the world and the first designed and printed outside of NASA.
Editor's note: Today’s guest blogger is Dr. Dan Maas, Chief Information Officer for Littleton Public Schools, a school district just south of Denver, Colorado, with 15,000 K-12 students across 13 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 3 high schools, several alternative programs, a preschool, and 2 charter schools. Check out their case study to learn more.
MOSS is a brand new robot construction system from Modular Robotics. It was designed, prototyped and engineered over the last two and a half years. Building with MOSS is incredibly fun and easy thanks to an intuitive, magnetic construction system.
With MOSS there is no need for coding or wiring your construction. The power and data are sent through an elegant single button contact, while the ground passes through the steel spheres.
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The Apps User Group website connects and assists schools in the use of Google Apps for Education. The site contains resources for implementing and using Google Apps, news from the Google blogs, links to schools that use Google Apps, a discussion forum, a calendar for training opportunities, and more.
Great collaboration between our High School (Arapahoe) and two of our elementary schools ( Field and Highland ). Students at the elementary schools shared their artwork and the HS students were Inspired by the artwork and wrote poems. - Dana Levesque
The 3Doodler lives up to my expectations and more! It opens up a lot more fun options and I would have loved to have 3-4 of them to use them for workshops… ” – Kickstarter backer
The past eight months have been a crazy time for the 3Doodler team, from launching the 3Doodler on Kickstarter in February, to shipping the first 3Doodlers in September (and of course everything in between!). Even though the team has had very little sleep over the past few months, we have loved every minute of it and the comments and content we have received in return have been phenomenal.
Being able to see people’s imaginations spring to life and for them to finally make those creative thoughts a reality has been inspirational on many levels, and I know most of the 3Doodler team has been practicing their doodling skills to try and keep up!
Here are a handful of inspiring things we’ve seen this month that we wanted to share with you!
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Speak Up, a national online research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow®, gives individuals the opportunity to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly concerning 21st century education and technology. Each year, findings are summarized and shared with national and state policy makers.
The Innovative Education Grants Program will provide up to 14 Colorado teachers need-based stipends to attend the InnEdCo Conference, June 17-19, 2014. The stipends will cover conference registration and provide $400 towards accommodations and other expenses. Qualified educators must be certified teachers. Administrators need not apply. They must demonstrate: financial need or other hardship, have a focus for their learning that will impact their classroom and/or school, and be willing to share their learning with others in their organization.