Category «EdTech»

My 3D workstation is complete!

  For the past 2 years, I wasn’t really sure of where to keep my classroom’s 3D printer. It lived on a cart in a closet and got wheeled in and out of my classroom when I needed it. Unfortunately, sometimes that meant “out of sight, out of mind.” I’d go a couple of weeks without …

Our Visit With Lollita (AKA 3D Stanley)

I’m sure that many of you have participated in a Flat Stanley project in some capacity over the years. Well, Flat Stanley has grown up! Thanks to the introduction of 3D printers in classrooms, Flat Stanley may just be a thing of the past. As a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, I am connected to teachers around the country through …

Bouncing Between Two Sites

While I intended to morph mrsprester.com into more of a blog this summer, I wasn’t exactly sure what my plan would be. At the same time, I took on the role of Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Business Educators Association (MBEA). Their website also needed an overhaul, so . . . why …

MassCUE Confidence to Create conference

MassCUE’s Confidence to Create conference at Gillette Stadium Phew! It’s been a busy week. At least I know that the pedometer on my phone justifies my being so tired. The annual MassCUE fall conference has come to a close, and what a fantastic conference it was. Now that I’m on the board of directors for …

My week at the Siemens STEM Institute

This is a post that I should have written quite a while ago. I haven’t put it off because of laziness, but because I’ve really been struggling to find the right words that will do this topic justice. Back in March, I was notified that I had been selected as one of fifty (yes, 5-0) …

Fully Funded – THANK YOU!!

I am so happy to report that my DonorsChoose.org project has been fully funded! I am so excited to receive these computer science goodies and start a computer science club at school for my students. They have been clamoring for more computer science and coding “stuff” since participating in the Hour of Code last school …

Another Great Tool – Kahoot!

Another great tool for the classroom – Kahoot! It’s a free response system/competition that uses any form of technology you may have. The teacher creates the game and has it projected for students to see. Students connect to the game via a website and PIN number. They can use phones, computers, tablets, basically anything that …

My new favorite tool – Remind.com!

My new favorite tool is Remind.com! Wow, what a powerful communication tool for parents and students. Remind lets you send out text blasts to specific groups of people in a safe, secure, and private manner. For example, I have a group set up for my Business Club students. They enrolled in my group by sending …

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