Sunday, August 24, 2014

The most viewed TED talk is about education!
You can see it in 6 GIFs right here!


Watch the whole TED talk here!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Below you will find the Mindset video Mr. Bennett showed at his faculty meeting today.


Mindset is an important aspect to a child's 
ability to learn.  

Let's help to develop a growth mindset 
in all our learners!

Below you will find the video that was shown at the opening day meeting today!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Summer Professional Learning

The following workshops are available this summer.  You will

 receive a Google form in order to sign up for these workshops.

June 26 and 27
8-11:30 and Noon-3:30
Google Chrome
9-12 staff
June 30
DI Planning
PK-12 teachers
ILHS Chuck Bates Room
July 21 and 22
Exact time TBA
Hands on STEM workshop
PK-12 teachers
ILHS Steve Robert’s room
July 30-August 1
Bea McGarvey
Registration Closed
Moultonborough Academy
August 12
8-11:30 and Noon-3:30
Google Chrome
9-12 staff
August 18
DI Workshop
Teachers hired in the last 3 years

There may be additional curriculum meetings (RtI, Tutors, etc) during the summer.  Please contact your committee chair or the administrator in chair for information about those meetings.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thanks to Patty for helping teachers post their 
math curriculum documents to the web!

Friday, May 16, 2014

NASA Educator Sees Bright 

STEM Future in 3D Printing

The agency partners with a local industry and teachers to spread 3D printing know-how in K–12 classrooms.

I don't think anyone will be surprised by the research discussed in this article.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Teaching that's tailored to learners

A classroom revolution is under way that harnesses technology to allow students to learn at the pace best suited to them -- and changes the role of teacher from "sage on the stage" to mentor and coach.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

All the Children are Above Average

“Where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.”
UnknownThose are the closing words Garrison Keillor spoke each night on his radio show A Prairie Home Companion. He was summarizing the fictional hometown Lake Wobegon – a special place. It’s an interesting concept – this idea that “all the children are above average” and, I believe, can be a detrimental one when viewed through the lens of government-mandated testing.“

Test Prep with Virtual Tools: 

10 Flashcard Apps for Mobile Devices

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Seventh Grade studies the environment on 
Cape Cod!

Inter-Lakes STEM team attends 
Boston Museum of Science Gateway STEM Project Spring Progress Session

Share what you and your colleagues are doing!  Send information and pictures to Kathleen Hill!
Competency-Based Individualized Education

System Works

A school in Connecticut improves instruction with

personalized learning.

The new system requires students to meet standards in each subject, such as demonstrating the ability to communicate, problem solve, innovate, analyze, collaborate, understand applications, and demonstrate knowledge.

Read more here

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Personalized Learning

Personalized learning is part of our new strategic plan and Bea McGarvey is coming to the Inter-Lakes School District this summer so this article might be of interest!


How a District Ended Student Dropouts with Personalized Learning

Kentucky Supt. Roger Cook shares what sets Taylor County School District apart

Monday, April 14, 2014

From the EdTech web site

Teaching the New Tech Way

Project-based learning and a culture of collaboration fuel student success at a technology-centric high school in Pinckney, Mich.

How to Make New Tech Work

Integrating an always-available Internet can mean changing how teachers teach. Here are some essential steps.
  • Retrain your brain. Teachers need to become facilitators for knowledge, not primary sources, says Steve Keskes, director of Pinckney New Tech High School in Pinckney, Mich. That may require developing a broader awareness of the information resources that are available to their students, he adds.
  • Use class time more creatively. Teachers can extend the school day by using digital tools to record video lectures or audio podcasts for students to watch at home. This, in turn, frees up precious class time for group discussion and collaboration, says Tom McCurdy, Pinckney Community Schools' assistant superintendent for instruction, assessment and technology.
  • Be patient. It may take a while for all teachers to get up to speed on these efforts — and that's fine, says Michael Partridge, the district's instructional technology specialist. "We've just completed our second year of the one-to-one initiative, and I still have teachers telling me that they aren't really using this technology," he says. "I tell them, that's OK. When they're ready to use it, the technology will be there."

Friday, April 11, 2014

School is a prison — and damaging our kids      Longer school years aren't the answer. The problem is school itself. Compulsory teach-and-test simply doesn't work

A provocative title indeed but I think the author makes some valid points.  What do you think?  Click on the title above to read the blog.

Check out this great blog post about young people and social media.  As adults we seem to impose your own world view upon young people.  It would seem that they see the world differently.  Go figure!!!  Many things we believe about teens and social media just may not be true!

5 Myths About Young People and Social Media

This year we started 1:1 computing in grades 4 through 8.  Next year we will expand to grades 4 through 12.  This article might give you some good ideas.

5 ways Chromebooks can enhance instruction