Snow Days and Updates

Since we have returned from Winter break, we have had a snow day every week! It is difficult to get into a rhythm. The snow is piling up outside on the streets of Boston  but we are cozy and safe here at the Renaissance School.

There is SO very much going on! We are preparing for the first ever STEM Fair on June 9 – a day to celebrate the integration of technology into Science, Social Studies, and Specialty classes, Ela and Engineering, and Math. Every class will participate by showcasing a project that integrates the “T” for technology into a core subject area. We will have a school-wide celebration for our students, staff, their families and guests! It will be a wonderful day to show each other and our community members and partners how we have been learning with technology. We have ipod, ipad, and macbook mobile labs. We have Audio/Visual systems in the classrooms. We have a Kinder Robotics program, a CSI Team, and a Green Screen Radio News Show…and more! I hope everyone enjoys their chance to shine on June 9!

I am also participating in a research project for the EDC http://cse.edc.org/  to help evaluate the use of Scratch in lessons to develop computational thinking among youth. My TechSperts will be creating Internet Safety games using Scratch, and their reflections as well as mine throughout the project will be posted here. So look for the “scratch” tag and follow our project…!

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