Author Archives: EdTechTurista

French Students in the iLab

Last week Madame Gutierrez-Rodriguez introduced her French students to the recently opened Innovation Lab. This particular iLab space is open to all Lower and Middle School students and teachers to design projects using tools and media not available in the … Continue reading

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7th Grade Robotics

This year Pine Crest is launching a PreK-12 Computer Science curriculum. As a result, job responsibilities have shifted and I find myself facilitating a 7th grade Robotics wheel. While several of my students are Robotics hobbyists at home or have … Continue reading

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Oculus Rift Tuscany Tour

French students explored a Tuscan villa using one of the school’s new Oculus Rift headsets. Tuscany Tour in Oculus Rift from Pine Crest Educational Tech on Vimeo.

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Weather Unit

7th Grade Earth Science classes studied layers of the earth’s atmosphere using Discovery Education simulations and resources. ¬†Students¬†photographed and identified cloud formations and presented their information in a variety of formats: ¬†Discovery Education’s Board Builder, Prezi, PowerPoint, and Google Slides, … Continue reading

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Pique-Nique!

Students demonstrate oral language proficiency while enjoying a French-themed picnic. Pique-Nique from Pine Crest Educational Tech on Vimeo.

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Lego Chemical Reactions

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Edgar Allen Poe Exhibit

7th Grade English teachers, Daniel Boljia and Sarah Meyer Von Bremen showcased student creativity in Middle School’s first Edgar Allen Poe exhibit last December. Poe Exhibit 2014 from Pine Crest Educational Tech on Vimeo.

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Parabolas in Nature

Algebra II students in Ms. Talbot-Paul’s classes look for parabolas in nature; take images; and bring them into Geogebra to plot their graphs. They are free to choose any presentation tool to share projects with the class. Algebra II Parabolas … Continue reading

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Rate of Change Project

Students in Ms. Talbot-Paul’s Algebra I classes let their imaginations run wild in the Rate of Change Project. Requirements: choose a favorite activity (hiking, climbing, cycling) and identify related events that can be represented in a graph. Next, create a … Continue reading

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Can you type in Chinese?

Ms. Strempack’s students began the year setting up laptop keyboards to type Pinyin characters.

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