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The Daily Find: February 23, 2015

The Daily Find (TDF) is a feature of the NAISAC Online Community. Content comes from features, events and themes related to this year’s conference in Boston and from the community of independent school bloggers and NAISAC 2015 Twitter Community.

GETTING STARTED
Learn how you can participate in the online community for the 2015 NAIS Annual Conference in Boston. Everything you need to know is found here.

NAISAC 2015

Join the MakerSpace Conversation
You are invited to join in an online conversation to answer the question: What is a Maker Space? Learn more about how to participate at MakerSpace Forum.

#NAISAC TWEET ARCHIVE
Check out the Tweet Archive for #NAISAC! This is an archive of all the tweets sent using the official hashtag #NAISAC and the older form of the tag. This automatically archives each tweet including all links shared. This can be an extremely valuable resource as we move through the conference and beyond. Knowing that there are a lot of resources shared through links posted to Twitter, you will be able to return to this site and capture all those “gold nuggets”. This archive is also posted on the NAISAC community site under Community Sites on the right side of your screen.

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Gallery of Independent School MakerSpaces
As you sit by the fire dreaming of warmer weather and waiting for your plane to take you to Boston for the 2015 NAIS Annual Conference, take some time and read through the 20 schools that have submitted entries for [MORE]

The Interactive MakerSpace at #NAISAC and the Maker Mindset
The Maker Movement is taking the education world by storm. In an effort to help school administrators and teachers better understand this movement, NAIS is pleased to offer the NAIS Makerspace, located in the Exhibit Hall. This space will [MORE]

Lorri Carroll
@lcarroll94
Gear Up for #NAISAC 2015 and Download the App Today!
I remember feeling overwhelmed with the program book a few years back. I had a hard time figuring out my schedule, reading through descriptions and speaker info, and getting up to date information on [MORE]

Lisa Abel-Palmieri
@Learn21Tech
Girls Can make Stuff Too!
Maker education provides both boys and girls with the opportunity to learn dexterity, ideation, teamwork, and have fun while solving problems and building creative confidence.  As an independent school administrator and educator leading the [MORE]

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL COMMUNITY BLOGGERS

Josie Holford
@JosieHolford
Making- the ideal complement to the life of the mind- is on its way to College
The NAIS Annual Conference – #naisac15 – is coming right up. This year schools were invited to contribute to an interactive Makerspace where attendees can explore aspects of this new movement in education…. 21st century skills it seems have a great deal in common with 17th and 18th century skills in that craft and practical application matter again. There’s been a signal switch in the kinds of skill-sets people need [MORE]

Derrick Willard
@dwillard
“Design the Revolution” but, please don’t talk to me about cool furniture:
Consider this scenario…a faculty member walks up to me and says “how do I get some of those rolly desks.” Yes, I’m talking about Steelcase Nodes, the super light and agile student desks. I love ‘em.  But, I do not want to have discussions about buying cool furniture.  My response is always, “tell me about your [MORE]

Jared Colley
@jcolley8
How Innovate an English Class? Flip, Gamify, and Post Online: Some Notes from a First Time Gamer
There are 3 major ways I have re-designed the learning experience for my students to make the English class a little less traditional. Shortly put, I’ve flipped the class, gamifiedcurricular assignments, and connected students to real audiences via digital platforms such as blogger, and as result, class time is [MORE]

Marti Weston
@MartiWeston
Makerspaces Are Amazing, Yet I Remember When…
I am so energized by makerspaces, where people — children and adults — have access to all sorts of equipment to invent, try out ideas, and make things. I’ve spent some time in makerspaces at a number of conferences, and last summer I wrote about my experience at Gary Stager’s Constructing Modern Knowledge 2014[MORE]

Chris Bigenho
@bigenhoc
Shipping up to Boston” for the 2015 NAIS Annual Conference
“I’m Shipping up to Boston” for the 2015 NAIS Annual Conference- Design the Revolution: Blending Learning, Leading and Innovation. I am excited to again be packing my bags for a week of amazing work, sharing and learning with close to 5000 folks from independent schools all across the nation. [MORE]

COMMUNITY DAILY
This is an automated daily news paper that is created from the information shared by members of the NAISAC15 Twitter community. As members of the community share resources and ideas through Twitter, they are aggregated and categorized then presented as a daily paper.

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The Daily Find Feb 9, 2015

The Daily Find (TDF) is a feature of the NAISAC Online Community. Content comes from features, events and themes related to this year’s conference in Boston and from the community of independent school bloggers and NAISAC 2015 Twitter Community.

GETTING STARTED
Learn how you can participate in the online community for the 2015 NAIS Annual Conference in Boston. Everything you need to know is found here.

NAISAC 2015

Peter Gow
Designing Boston: When you think “Boston”, what comes to mind might not exactly be a sleek, futuristic vision of a city. The streetlights and [MORE]

Chris Bigenho
Join the Gallery of MakerSpaces
This year we will have an interactive makerspace in the exhibit hall just outside the NAIS Bookstore. Additionally, we are starting to assemble a gallery of independent school makerspaces. You can join Berkeley Preparatory School and University Child Development School in the Independent School MakerSpace Gallery.[MORE]

COMMUNITY BLOGS

Chris Thinnes
What if K-12 Education were more like Preschool?
The other day, a colleague and I preparing for a conference workshop gave ourselves some time to ask ourselves a number of the 30,000-foot questions we rarely take the time to ask. I found myself fascinated by how rarely in our national dialogue about K-12 school reform – dominated by a myopic, nostalgic, and restrictive construct of “college readiness” [MORE]

Chris Bigenho
Connecting Knowledge through Experiential Education at Greenhill: The History and Science of our First National Park
Take a stroll through any major university and you can find great halls and facilities dedicated to the teaching of specific disciplines. K-12 schools start to look that way as you move through the upper grades. You can find classrooms where the beauty of mathematics is shared with students. English and History is [MORE]

Joel Garza
An Authentic Audience: Lit Genius and SoundCloud
My class, for years, for better or worse, has been mine. I’m not sure how to think about this autonomy. On certain days, this autonomy can lead a teacher to be complacent—leaning on this student to keeping the discussion alive, allowing that student to say nothing (yet docking her points in a gradebook for her complacency). On some days, like many teachers, I needed somebody to tell me that I [MORE]

Sarah Barton Thomas
Bored and Brilliant Follow-UP
Saturday was the last day of the New Tech City Bored and Brilliant project. I was deeply ensconced in edcamp Maryland so I did not participate in last day’s challenge nor did I really do the observational challenge. However, I did take several of the challenges quite seriously and was really interested in the results.[MORE]

Cecily Stock
Education’s Role in Raising Ethical Digital Citizens
At the January 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas — a gathering of more than 160,000 technology trade association members looking for a piece of the $208 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry — there was a lot of buzz about new products for kids. [MORE]

COMMUNITY DAILY
This is an automated daily news paper that is created from the information shared by members of the NAISAC15 Twitter community. As members of the community share resources and ideas through Twitter, they are aggregated and categorized then presented as a daily paper.

The Daily Find: Feb. 4, 2015

The Daily Find (TDF) is a feature of the NAISAC Online Community. Content comes from features, events and themes related to this year’s conference in Boston and from the community of independent school bloggers and NAISAC 2015 Twitter Community.

GETTING STARTED
Learn how you can participate in the online community for the 2015 NAIS Annual Conference in Boston. Everything you need to know is found here.

  • You can add your blog to the feed by sending your name, school, job title and link to your blog to naisac15@gmail.com.

 

NAISAC 2015

Peter Gow
Boston is getting ready! [LINK]

Chris Bigenho
Gallery of Independent School Maker Spaces [LINK]
What will you learn, share, see this year at NAISAC 2015? [LINK]
Participate in Gallery of Independent School Maker Spaces [LINK]


 

COMMUNITY BLOGS

Jared Colley
More on learning as a community: How Google Docs can redefine the roles of class discussion for teachers and shy kids alike [LINK]

Beth Holland
4 tips to transform your learning spaces (Behind the scenes info) [LINK]

Jed Dioguardi
Why we should all learn coding- Infographic [LINK]

Jennifer Carey
Design thinking with iPads [LINK]

Eric from GOA
On teaching online: How to begin [LINK]