Posts by Andrew Larson
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After spending a morning testing it out, both my son and I found the Todo math app to be user-friendly and fun, and feel it is without a doubt a great math learning tool.
At my school, we use one of my favorite books on teamwork to help students understand the necessary components of a functioning team based on a hierarchy of issues teams often face.
There are often misconceptions about project-based learning, so here are five PBL myths addressed from my own perspective and experience working in a school and system that has successfully implemented PBL.