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Andrew Larson is a Science and Language Arts Facilitator at Columbus Signature Academy New Tech High School, part of New Tech Network. Follow him on Twitter: @andrewmlarson

How Are We Training Today’s Students for the Growing Gig Economy of Tomorrow

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Having spent the last ten years trying to adapt to the changing economy, Andrew Larson shares the lessons his New Tech Network school has learned during their Project-Based Learning journey that they have felt prepares students for the Gig Economy and a changing world in general.

Smart Review | Istation’s Timeless Tales 2.0: NexLevel

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During my career as a science and language arts instructor, I have come to appreciate educational games as instructional tools. Especially ones that are immersive, authentic and highly interactive. Here, I look at a new one worth checking out.

Every School Needs a Garden

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When our school opened in 2008, we knew we wanted a garden. Since then, I have come to believe quite ardently that growing food is an important life skill, as it is a perfect way to teach students how to use wherever they're at for rich learning experiences.

Smart Review | Fire Forensics: Evidence and Claims

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Fire Forensics adds a lens of reality to what Hollywood may want us to believe is a glamourous field, while doing nothing to diminish its allure and appeal.
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3 New Resolutions After 10 Years of Teaching PBL

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It's my 20th year of teaching and 10th year of implementing project-based learning (PBL) in the classroom. Here are three goals I've set for myself to refine and retool my teaching practice.

Smart Review | Is There PBE In Your Water?

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Teacher and parent Andrew Larson takes advantage of his family's vacation to do a fun product review and get in some place-based education practice that could benefit his biology classroom.

Smart Review | Sparking Student Coding Skills with the Sparki Robot

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I recently brought the Sparki programmable robot to my classroom for some expert student review and discovered that Sparki is an engaging and rewarding introduction to computer programming and robotics.

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