The Lesley/K-Lo Technology Partnership team is thrilled to be traveling to Austin, Texas to present at the national SXSWedu Conference in March. Our team will roll out a hands-on STEAM workshop entitled “Makerspace Mashup”, allowing participants to try their hand at a series of robotics, design, engineering, and art challenges. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@) as we tweet out highlights from the weeklong conference, starting March 9th!
Kinderlab Robotics highlights the KIBO robot at K-Lo. View article at: http://kinderlabrobotics.com/blog/view-from-the-classroom-kennedy-longfellow-elementary-school.
EdTech Times reporter Michelle Harven covers the Kennedy-Longfellow School Hour of Code event. View article at: http://edtechtimes.com/2014/12/19/cambridge-elementary-students-learn-robotics-code-thanks-grant/
Microsoft New England reporter Aimee Sprung covers Hour of Code events all over Massachusetts, including K-Lo’s makerspace activities. View article at: http://blog.microsoftnewengland.com/2014/12/18/looking-back-on-computer-science-education-week-2014
The WBUR Learning Lab‘s Peter Balono-Rosen covers the K-Lo Hour of Code week. View article at: http://learninglab.wbur.org/2014/12/15/looking-to-the-future-cambridge-partnership-teaches-kindergartners-to-code/.
littleBits annouces the Scratch 2.0 extension, created by Lesley’s own Kreg Hanning. View article at: http://goo.gl/VLB2bS.
Lesley University and Cambridge Mayor David Maher announce that 23 children received free tuition to the Summer Compass program, thanks to new scholarship funds awarded through Lesley, the mayor’s office and the Cambridge Public Schools. View article at: http://www.lesley.edu/news/2014/09/innovative-program-prevents-summer-learning-loss/.
Industry analysts predict that schools will purchase 3.5 million tablets by year’s end. How is this changing the classroom? WGBH’s innovation reporter Cristina Quinn takes a look at a digital platform that is helping teachers gauge student learning on the fly. View article at: http://wgbhnews.org/post/using-tablets-teach-not-distract-classroom.
WGBH Greater Boston host Emily Rooney interviews our very own, Sue Cusack, regarding the use of digital devices to support student-centered learning:
The Lesley University Graduate School of Education is in its third year of a close partnership with the Kennedy-Longfellow School, an elementary school in Cambridge, to explore the transformational uses of educational technology in an urban public school setting. View article at: http://www.lesley.edu/kennedy-longfellow-partnership/?terms=transformative%20partnership.