Category Archives: Messy Learning

I Might Be Going To Launch Of The Space Shuttle Endeavour

NASA informed me Yesterday that I had been chosen to attend the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on April 19, 2011 as part of their @NASATweetup program. I get to go and Tweet out my experience … and according … Continue reading

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I love this quote from the TV show “The West Wing.” Based on a real Mars landing gone awry, CJ Cregg implores the President to still do a live TV broadcast with scientists and school children even though the spaceship … Continue reading

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The Tightwad Tech – The Interview

A few weeks ago, after many attempts trying to find a time we could all make, Mark and Shawn at The Tightwad Tech managed to coral Lisa Parisi and myself across timezones long enough to interview us about how we … Continue reading

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Playing With a New Theme

Update 7/24/2010 – fixed header so it doesn’t double post the blog’s title – new header to come soon I hope! If you are a regular to this blog you will note some changes here. I have wanted to change … Continue reading

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Reno Bike Project Winding Up!

We still have a few minor loose ends to finish up, but today we finally can say we have completed our Reno Bike Project, project. Amazing what we got done when we got some consistent time to work the last … Continue reading

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Messy Wikis

So my students have been making wikis for awhile and I decided to make the last 6 we needed for our Reno Bike Project, project  by having them demonstrate what they’ve learned. We brainstormed as a class what information each … Continue reading

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Using High Speed Travel, My Students Unbelievably Visit Argentina & New Zealand From Nevada and Back in 3 hours!!!

Hey, and we even had lunch in between visits!!! We had our latest experience with the “Around the World with 80 Schools” project today, and it was a great “messy” experience. Well it wasn’t all messy. To prepare each group … Continue reading

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From Iceland To Classroom

    You might remember just a short 2 weeks ago we Skyped Alan Levine into our studies from Iceland. On Wednesday, just as planned, he showed up again, but this time in person … and he was bearing gifts. Coins … Continue reading

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Tea Tasting

One of the highlights of my visit to Shanghai was tea tasting. Jeff Utecht took us to a tea shop and we not only got to taste different teas, we also learned how to prepare it. I bought several varieties … Continue reading

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Reuters – “Working with hands helps develop kids’ brains”

This short article is a great reminder that technology is NOT the “be all and end all” element missing from school – it’s an important part (tool), but there are other neglected pieces we need to re-emphasize to make our … Continue reading

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