The Power of Play, Tinkering, and Coding with Arduino! #edplay

As part of Coffeechug Cafe Hackshop series I gave an arduino kit to a student to play with over Spring Break. I simply asked him to play and tinker around. Adam is a great kid who does have a bit of coding knowledge that he self taught himself. Over break he sent me two videos. […]

Authentic Student Voice and Creating Action #edplay chat!

Last night we hosted another Google Hangout Panel Chat. The topic was Topic: Authentic Student Voice & Acting on Voice We had several students lined up and ready to go, but due to our high school boys basketball team playing at state we had quite a few not make it back in time. Regardless, we […]

Authentic Student Voice and Moving from Talk to Action #edplay Panel Chat

#edplay GHO Panel Chat March 12th Time: 8 pm CST Where: Google Hangout – using hashtag #edplay for backchannel Topic: Authentic Student Voice & Acting on Voice   Next Wednesday we are running our next Google Hangout Panel Chat. I know many of you are super busy, but I would love to have you join […]

#edplay Panel Chat: 3 barriers to graduating tinkerer scientists in US schools #stuvoice #stem

#edplay GHO Panel Chat Do you want your voice heard? When: March 6th Time: 8:00 pm CST Where: Google Hangout – using hashtag #edplay for backchannel Topic: Three barriers to graduating tinkerer scientists in US schools My goal of this chat will be to expose educators into the realities of learning in the classroom. This […]

#edplay GHO Panel Chat: Group Work Shownotes, links, and feedback

Last night we hosted our second Google Hangout Panel Chat for #edplay. It was another excellent hour of discussions. We covered the topic of Group Work. I have a feeling that the dialogue will continue. In order to keep the conversation collected in one location please use the Vialogue link shared below to watch the […]

Do you have an opinion on group work in the classroom? #edplay

If you are involved in education as an educator, parent, or student, then you have come across group work. Over time we have had good experiences and not so good experiences. Group work is vital to education, but does not come without issues. This topic is one that fires people up. We want to hold […]

#edplay Twitter Chat Recap: Play in the Scope and Sequence of Education

Last night we had our second #edplay Twitter chat. We had a great discussion on a variety of questions focused around the following Topic: Play in the Scope and Sequence of Education I had nine questions prepared for the chat focused around three articles that I had read in the few weeks prior. Article #1: […]

#edplay Twitter Chat 2 is ready for 2.19.14

#edplay Twitter Chat 2 When: Feb. 19th Time: 8:00 CST Where: Twitter – hashtag #edplay or follow @coffeechugbooks Topic: Play in the Scope and Sequence of Education Summary: For this Twitter Chat I would like to focus on three articles. I think it would beneficial to you to read them all even if you don’t […]

What is the Purpose of Education? Google Hangout Panel Chat #edplay

Last night we had an amazing chat! I will be honest and state that I was nervous. I have not conducted a panel chat with 10 people nor really organized a Google Hangout with a structure let alone have a mix of students and educators. With the unknown lurking as well as praying that my […]