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Student Choice and Design Thinking

By Sam Patterson / 10/14/2019 /
Dragon Rocket Labs

Teachers who believe in student choice know that it is just one of many guiding principles in curriculum design. Throughout my career, from HS English to Elementary Maker/STEAM, I have put Student Choice as one of my greatest goals, and I have done some of my best work in pursuit of this goal. Getting to…

Do Ink: The Best App For Green Screens on the iPad!

By Sam Patterson / 05/28/2019 /
Best Green Screen App

Are you looking to use your iPad to record Green Screen video? Learn why Do Ink is the best Green Screen application for the iPad today!

5 Essential Components of a Successful STEAM Curriculum with Key 22nd Century skills

By Sam Patterson / 04/27/2019 /
5 Essential Components of Successful STEAM Curriculum

Good News, your STEAM class is going to become more successful. Your students will experience this success for themselves because you will be spending your time on the stuff that really matters. I’m telling you this from the front lines of STEAM instruction, naptime to Newton my kids are building knowledge and confidence every class…

5 steps to Hobble an Imagination

By Sam Patterson / 03/05/2019 /
How To Hobble An Imagination (1)

Have you ever felt this way about the educational system that made you who you are today?

3 Simple Ways to Transform Your Students Attitude about Learning

By Sam Patterson / 01/09/2019 /
3 Ways to Transform Students Attitudes about Learning

I can remember my earliest education classes focused on transforming education from a one to many “banking” model to a student-centered approach. From where I sit, 16 years later, this is still a major challenge. We must disrupt the traditional knowledge economy in our classrooms. Even some models of “individualized” instruction ask students to learn…

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