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  Screen Shot 2016-08-15 at 11.26.00 AM.png If you give a mouse a cookie... After students write letters, they will probably want to keep writing in STEM and get involved in citizen science. Check out these Remix, Remake, Curate resources for poetry and science writing, citizen science projects, and much more!
Write 2 Next Prez in STEM class Looking for ways to dialogue about current issues in science, technology, engineering, and math? Want to know more about how your students think about issues in the news like elevated lead levels in drinking water, nuclear energy, mining, or severe flooding? Interested in creating spaces for civic discourse and action during this...
Two years ago, Kenwood Elementary elementary in Champaign, IL teamed up several Colleges at the University of Illinois and the local social think tank, CTRL-Shift.  At the basis of this collaboration is the idea that teaching all students the skills of computational thinking is an exercise in social justice and community empowerment in line with our school’s technology vision statement: Through...
Codecraft Lab, a 501(c)3 public charity in Brevard County, FL, began working this school year with local public schools to create after-school clubs that teach students how to create with computer coding while focusing on student expression and creativity. Codecraft Lab currently works with three schools to offer 118 students in grades three through six the opportunity to learn to code using...
Today, every industry is powered by software. In my community, Codecraft Lab is an important connector and advocate for making sure every student has a chance to gain the software skills that she or he can use in any industry. While many jobs of the future don’t even exist yet, computer programming skills and concepts will help students excel at any job tomorrow. Design, advertising, acting,...
In the first month of school, I was wondering how to introduce connecting learning in my classroom. Do I start with informing them of the concept, or do I let them explore at their own risk? Our students need activities that mean something to them. Whether they relate to their experiences, interests, or simply their peer culture. I enjoy implementing activities that I feel that my students are...
My students and I love this photo by Joseph Morales (a retired teacher who has been working with us) of Tree Swallows on a box that students built with Rocking The Boat and installed in Soundview Park in the Bronx. Notice how the conversations are growing: http://youthvoices.net/discussion/tree-swallows-project-days-1-and-2 http://youthvoices.net/discussion/bird-watching-482013 http://youthvoices...
My students and I love this photo by Joseph Morales (a retired teacher who has been working with us) of Tree Swallows on a box that students built with Rocking The Boat and installed in Soundview Park in the Bronx. Notice how the conversations are growing: http://youthvoices.net/discussion/tree-swallows-project-days-1-and-2 http://youthvoices.net/discussion/bird-watching-482013 http://...
I have never written a book review and it almost seems pretentious of me to even try. What could I say about any book that hasn’t already been said 100 times by others—more eloquently than I could ever say, for sure? But this review isn’t necessarily for anyone but me I guess. It’s a chance for me to process what I’ve read and by sharing it, maybe it helps someone else too, who knows? So let’s...
I have been sitting in front of the computer for weeks and weeks now trying to get my thoughts down. How do I introduce my work on transformation? How do I communicate my motivation to change education for the better... to a more equitable system that gets quality work accomplished? And I realized it's difficult to begin talking about my work or any transformation efforts without understanding...

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