Monthly Archives: August 2014

Week 1 – Unboxing and Getting a Look at the new lab

Showing off our Arduinos The first week of Computer Science classes are over. What a great first week! Each class had its own personality and its own dynamics. It was refreshing to see such enthusiasm and interest in the students. The 7th and 8th graders were very excited that they have the opportunity to touch […]

Showing off our Arduinos


If you don’t have a document camera…Improvise!

Document cameras are seem to be in every classroom these days. With so many manufacturers from which to choose, schools and teachers have a lot of choice at their disposal. Elmo, Mimio, HoverCam, SmartTech, Samsung, Epson…so many choices. I personally like the Elmo models because of its ease of use and ease of deployment. When […]

Ali Partovi, Why Coding Is Imperative In Public Education

This video is an interview with Ali Partovi by MindShiftKQED. Partovi is the co-founder of, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing computer science, specifically programming, to schools across the globe. Computer science and computer programming should be an integral part of the core curriculum in education, taking its place beside other Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. […]

Out With The Old & In With The New


Who uses chalk boards anymore? I didn’t notice that we still had any of those things until I had to move the Smartboard. Anyway, it’s out with the old and in with the new! Can anyone use a decommissioned chalk board? It is a multi-touch model after all.  

Ready to deploy

One more week before the start of staff orientation! Most of our administrative staff will be back on the campus getting things setup and ready with class lists, supplies and a lot of other administrative duties. Our faculty is not expected to return for another week, but I have already seen a few drop in […]

Laptops-to-go and ready to deploy!


…off to the races!

Reimaging new computers in the Lower School lab Early August and I have been back at work and school the last 2 weeks. It is hard to believe that classes will start in under 3 more weeks. A new computer lab to renovate, re-cable and reorganize at the upper school campus. Computer and hardware refresh […]