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NEWS

Chromecamp 2016

This past Saturday, Connected Learning hosted ChromeCamp 2016 at Fox High School. Then wonderful event brought together 130 local educators and administrators for an un-conferences focused solely on Google apps for education. If you were unable to attend, don't worry. Click here to read more and access the all the great resources that were shared.

EdcampSTL 2016

It's almost here! Our biggest event of the year. What is EdcampSTL? EdcampSTL brings together those interested in learning and sharing more about best practices in education in an "UNconference" format. This innovative format allows the knowledge and interests of those in attendance to lead the conversations of growth. Learn a little more about the unconference format here.

If you plan on attending, be sure to bring five colleagues along and share the power of networking, collaborating and learning in a different way. Help spread the word on your campus by downloading our flyer from this newsletter.

 

Register now!

 

February 6, 2016

8:00 - 3:30 PM

Pattonville High School

2497 Creve Coeur Mill Rd

Maryland Heights, MO 6304

EdcampSTL Tweet Up

Now that you and your colleagues are registered for Edcamp STL, you're making plans to attend our Friday night Tweetup at Urban Chestnut Brewery, right? Our Tweetup is an easy way to meet the new people you'll be learning alongside on Saturday morning. Additional details about the Tweetup can be found here.

"Works In Progress" - A Documentary 

Nine Network is proud to present "Works in Progress," an American Graduate documentary featuring four young people from the St. Louis area who are struggling to overcome difficult personal circumstances in order to graduate and build successful futures for themselves. By amplifying the voices and stories of these four youth, the film examines issues of economic and educational disparity and the lack of opportunity that is often tied to race and class, but also highlights the supports needed for these young people to succeed. Learn more.

Premieres February 8 at 7 p.m. on Nine Network of Public Media.

Works in Progress | Trailer

RESOURCES

Tools, Tips, and Tricks

 

Chromecamp 2016 - Demo Slam Tools

25 Awesome Apps for Teachers, Recommended By Teachers

The Kids Should See This - Smart Videos for Curious Minds


Articles and Resources

 

Mehlville moves to open innovative project-based elementary school

Defining Makerspaces - Blog Post

10 strategies to make classroom learning feel more like a game!

Children Who Play Succeed

The Science of Classroom Design