The world beyond our schools, or a research journey

A research adventure One of the real joys of my work this fall was a real world research trip I had the opportunity to take with our Art History Independent Study students.   Inspired by last year’s Independent Study students’ fascinating final presentations, their teacher and I had the brainstorm to take this year’s students to the Library of Congress and Smithsonian museum libraries for some real world, close-to-the-art research.   It was a bit of a pipe dream getting from Texas to D.C., but […]

Upcoming “iPadpalooza”

On June 19, our district will be hosting its first iPadpalooza in Austin, Texas.  Cosponsored by TCEA, iPadpalooza will be a learning event for all things iPad.    Student presenters will talk about our own experience with 1:1 iPads, as well as educator led sessions on helpful apps, lessons incorporating the iPad in classrooms, use of iPads in libraries, and the nuts and bolts of iPad use. We want to hear your stories as well, particularly focusing on collaboration, creation and creativity. The call for presentations […]